Joanna Arnett (Biochemistry ’15) has been accepted into the 2015 entering class of the University of Tennessee School of Pharmacy.
Buccaneer forward Devon Jackson (Cincinnati, Ohio, Lakota East HS) was named GSC Player of the Week after he led CBU to a pair of road wins and moved CBU into first place in the GSC standings. Jackson scored CBU’s first goal in each game, putting the Bucs ahead 1-0 on an 80th-minute goal at Delta State and equalizing in the 72nd minute at Mississippi College.
Johnnathon Kring (ITS) has earned the Cisco Certified Entry Network Technician (CCENT) professional certification, showcasing his expertise in IT Networking fundamentals.
Dr. James Moore (Biology) is one of the principle investigators on a grant, ”Ranavirus Monitoring at Big Lake NWR and Wapanocca NWR with Analysis of Agriculture-Induced Aquatic Contamination as a Predictor for Disease Dynamics.” Ranaviruses are extremely lethal to herptiles and have been attributed to mass die-offs throughout the U.S. Recent studies show that this emerging pathogen frequently persists in herptile populations between die-offs and also that its prevalence varies seasonally, usually peaking in the spring. The monitoring objectives are to determine the overall prevalence and species specificity of ranavirus in turtle populations at Big Lake NWR and Wapanocca NWR, identify ranavirus infection prevalence differences between habitat types, identify types and prevalence of pesticides within each habitat, and document how the presence of pesticides alter ranavirus infections in turtles and if such interactions vary seasonally. This project will involve the Fall 2014 Ecology course for data collection in November and the Wetland Ecology course in the Spring of 2015.
Lady Buc midfielder Camilla Rodrigues (Civil Engineering ’15) was named GSC Player of the Week after she led the Lady Bucs to a pair of road wins. Rodrigues had two assists and a goal in a 4-0 win at Delta State, and she added a goal and an assist in the 3-1 win at Mississippi College. For the season, she has team-highs of seven goals, 10 assists and 24 points. She ranks third in the nation in assists per game.
Buccaneer soccer defender Sean Rutter (Business Administration ’15) was named GSC Defender of the Week after he led the Bucs to a 1-0 win at Ouachita Baptist University. Rutter was a key member of a CBU defense that held a Ouachita team unbeaten in its last six games to just five total shots, two on goal, in recording the 1-0 shutout victory.
Lady Bucs middle blocker Brinsley Cooper (Unspecified Business ’17) and outside hitter Maggie Sorensen (’18) were named GSC Offensive and Defensive Players of the Week, respectively, after they led CBU to a 3-0 record on the week. Cooper had 38 kills in 12 sets, hitting .329 with nine blocks and four digs, while Sorensen tacked on 25 kills with 34 digs and six blocks.
After a strong performance in the San Francisco State Invitational, the CBU cross country teams swept the GSC Freshman Runner of the Week Awards the week of October 15, with Hannah Owen (Business Administration ’18) winning the women’s award for the second consecutive week and Shelley DeHarte (Mechanical Engineering ’18) winning the men’s award for the first time. Owen set a school and personal record with a 6k time of 23:19 in the SFSU Invitational as she finished 38th overall. DeHarte ran a personal-best 26:58 in the men’s 8k race, finishing 79th in a strong field. He is CBU’s first runner to win the men’s Freshman of the Week award.
History professors Neal Palmer, Ben Jordan, Marius Carriere, and Doug Cupples presented papers at the 30th Annual Ohio Valley History Conference at Austin Peay State University. Palmer’s and Jordan’s papers were a part of a panel on “Race & Identity: The Politics of Citizenship during World War I.” Carriere’s and Cupples’ papers were on the topic “Varied Perspectives of the Civil War Era.”
An article entitled “Rice Hulls as a Cushioning Material” was recently published in Vol. 2, No. 1, 2014, of the International Journal of Advanced Packaging Technology. It was authored by Siripong Malasri (Dean of Engineering), Ryne Stevens (Engineering Management ’15), Alex Othmani (Mechanical Engineering ’17), Mallory Harvey (Civil Engineering ’15), Ike Griffith (Civil Engineering ’15), David Guerrero (Civil Engineering ’15), Matthew Johnson (Engineering Management ’16), Michael Kist (Mechanical Engineering ’14), Christopher Nguyen (Engineering Management ’16), Sebastian Polania (Mechanical Engineering ’17), Ashley Qureshi (Chemical Engineering ’15), and Yuliana Sanchez-Luna (Civil Engineering ’17).