NCAA South region volleyball coaches voted Lady Buc libero Kristina Headrick (General Studies ’16) as the American Volleyball Coaches Association’s South Region Freshman of the Year. Headrick also earned a spot on the All-South Region First Team, and setter Kelsey Miles (Natural Science ’13) was also named Honorable Mention All-South Region. Headrick, also named Second Team All-GSC All-GSC and the GSC Freshman of the Year, is averaging 4.75 digs per set, good for first in the GSC and 60th in the nation. Miles, also a first team All-GSC pick, is 45th in the nation with 10.07 assists per set.
Dr. Ben Jordan (History & Political Science, Sustainability) and Sean MacInnes (School of Arts) both spoke at the Tennessee Renewable Energy and Economic Development Council’s (TREEDC) Memphis Forum hosted by CBU on November 16. Sean MacInnes (pictured above) was also recognized for his environmental stewardship in the Memphis region, along with Paul Young (Memphis and Shelby County Office of Sustainability), Memphis City Councilman Dr. Edmund Ford Jr., and Rich Peterson (General Manager at Mirimichi Green). TREEDC Member Pathway Lending announced a commitment of $10 million through the Sustainable Communities initiative to provide financing for energy efficiency improvements for businesses located in Memphis and Shelby County. This initiative will help more area businesses to be able to implement energy efficiency projects and achieve long-term energy cost savings. TREEDC is a statewide grassroots organization of 88 cities and counties promoting the economic benefits of renewable energy for Tennessee communities.The organization recently received the Governor’s award on energy resources and leadership.
Dr. Emily Holmes (Religion & Philosophy) attended the annual meeting of the American Academy of Religion in Chicago, where she presented two papers: “Hadewijch and the Mother of Love: Writing the Incarnation through Maternality and Mysticism,” at a session organized by the Theology and Religious Reflection group; and “Unauthorized Writing: Feminist Theology as Apophasis,” at a session dedicated to the theology of Wendy Farley. Dr/ Holmes is pictured above at the panel discussion of the book Erotic Faith: Desire, Suffering, and Transformation in the Incarnational Theology of Wendy Farley (forthcoming from Sopher Press). Pictured are (standing) Mari Kim and Kristina Suna-Koro; (seated) Emily Holmes, Thomas Reynolds, Wendy Farley, John Thatamanil. Photo by Mari Kim.
Melissa Duong (Marketing ’13), Melanie Horne (Psychology ’14), Chasity Adams (Finance ’14), Joseph Pagni (Marketing ’13) and Kenneth Villarreal (Management ’13) attended the Advertising Women of New York (AWNY) Advertising Career Conference with Professor Jenny Cowell (Marketing) on November 15-16. The students attended advertising agency tours at KSL Media and Monaco Lange on Friday where they were able to discuss current trends in advertising, media buying and brand content. Students mingled on Friday evening with over 500 other like-minded students from across the nation and were entertained by Jeffrey Hayzlett, keynote speaker and author of Running the Gauntlet. Students attended a resume or portfolio clinic on Saturday, then separated into smaller groups to attend workshops in their fields of interest (including account management, sports marketing and management, how to get your first job in advertising, creative design, graphic arts, and many more interesting topics).