CBU Physician Assistant Studies faculty, students and graduates teamed with students from the University of Tennessee College of Pharmacy to provide free training in CPR and pool safety to the Memphis community in July. The event, sponsored by the Safe Kids Coalition, was held at the MERI Center and is an annual event. Students assisted in the instruction of the American Heart Association Friends and Family Course.
Congratulations to Mallory Harvey (Civil Engineering ’15) and Gabriela Gomez-Pedro (Mechanical Engineering ’15) for passing the ISTA Certified Packaging Lab Technician Test! They join three other Mechanical Engineering students and recent alumni — Alex Othmani (’17), Caleb Smith (’14), and Rebecca Wauford (’16) — and other 200+ individuals worldwide as ISTA Certified Packaging Lab Technician.
Trey Casey (Basketball, Business Administration ’15) and Alison Welch (Volleyball, Psychology ’14) were recipients of the Gulf South Conference Top Ten Awards this past summer. These awards, based on athletic, academic and extracurricular achievement during the 2013-14 academic year, recognize the top five male and top five female student-athletes in the conference. (This year, six female members were selected due to an impressive pool of candidates.)
Dr. Dan Brandon (Management Information Systems) was awarded a Presentation Excellence Award for his presentation of “Teaching Data Mining Principles” at the International Conference on Learning and Administration in Higher Education 2014 in Nashville in June.
Richard Gadomski (CBU Trustee) gave a talk entitled “Engineering, Entrepreneurship and Paying it Forward” at the Engineers’ Club of Memphis meeting in July. Dr. Chad Baker (Electrical Engineering), Dr. John Ventura (Electrical Engineering), and Dr. Pong Malasri (Dean of Engineering) attended the meeting.
Dr. Emily Holmes (Religion & Philosophy) gave a lecture on “Mary of Magdala and Marguerite Porete: Faithful Witnesses” at St. Patrick¹s Catholic Church on July 22, the Feast of St. Mary of Magdala.
Aaron Lamey (Information Technology Services) graduated from the University of Memphis with a Master of Science in Business Administration with a concentration in Management Information Systems.
Dr. Pong Malasri (Dean of Engineering) gave a Professional Development Hour talk entitled “Healthcare Packaging Consortium: A University-Industry Partnership” at the Engineers’ Club of Memphis meeting in June. Dr. Divya Choudhary (Graduate Engineering) and Dr. Andrew Assadollahi (Civil Engineering) were also in attendance.
Anthony Maranise, OblSB (Religious Studies ’11; Catholic Studies ’17) will have his scholarly book review of Sports & Christianity (Eds, N. Watson & A. Parker; Routledge, 2013) published in the September 2014 issue of the journal, Religious Studies Review. Further, he has contributed a chapter entitled “Beyond Praying for Players: The Responsibilities of Sports Chaplains” to a forthcoming text, Sports Chaplaincy: Trends, Issues, and Debates (Eds, A. Parker, N. Watson, & J. White; Ashgate Press) scheduled for publication and release in April 2015.
Dr. Juan Carlos Olabe (Electrical Engineering) gave a week-long workshop entitled “Introduction to Computational Thinking” to the faculty of the Maxine Smith STEAM Academy (MSSA) on July 21-25. The Maxine Smith STEAM Academy, formerly Fairview Middle School, is a collaboration with CBU.
Dr. Asit Ray (Chemical Engineering) recently made a two-hour presentation on “Medical Packaging” and another two-hour presentation on “Plastics Used for Packaging” at the Indian Institute for Packaging (IIP) at Kolkata. His presentations were attended by about 40 graduate students and 10 professionals from medical industries. He established contacts with Professor Bidhan Das, the deputy director and regional head of the Institute and his colleagues and two other highly regarded packaging specialists. Dr. Ray also visited IIP in Delhi and met with Dr. Tanweer Alam, Joint Director and Regional Head of the institute.
Course web pages by Dr. Anna Ross (Biology) have been singled out by the Biology Editorial Board of MERLOT (Multimedia Education Resource for Learning and Online Teaching), a web-based project of California State University devoted to identifying, peer reviewing, organizing and making available existing Internet resources in a range of academic disciplines for use by higher education faculty and students. Her Animal Histology course web page was recently selected for peer review by the Editorial Board, and five other course web pages have received five-star editorial reviews.
- President John Smarrelli (far right) and CBU trustee Jim Issacs (far left) played in the August 2 Boys & Girls Club Tennis Tournament Benefit, proudly wearing CBU attire.