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Featured items from the October 3rd Rose Exchange meeting

October 9, 2012

Notice: Wednesday, Oct. 10th, Exchange will be held in the John T. Myers building, main floor, commons area.


  Shelbyville event  
Signing Event: Shelbyville and Rose-Hulman forge
economic development partnership.
  • Shelby County and the City of Shelbyville have initiated an economic development model with the institute that will assist in the creation of home-grown entrepreneurial talent, educate future innovators, and attract manufacturing- and technology-based businesses. Beginning this fall, the Innovative Model: Positioning Communities for Transformation (IMPaCT 2016) program will utilize several programs to increase the number of Shelby County students acquiring the skills necessary to achieve STEM-related college degrees, inspire innovation, establish an entrepreneurial network, and help solve technological challenges. Programs featured will be the Operation Catapult summer program, the EMERGE tele-montoring program, Rose-Hulman Ventures, the Department of Engineering Management, and the Office of Career Services. Helping develop this partnership was Chris King, a 2002 civil engineering alumnus who is past-president of the Shelby County Development Corporation.
  • Congratulations to Lee Waite, Ph.D., for being named a Research Ambassador of the German Academic Exchange Service for this academic year. He is one of 29 individuals who have conducted a long-range research project in Germany at the doctoral level or above. Dr. Waite will not only be promoting research in Germany but will also be representing Rose-Hulman on a professional level.
  • Nearly 200 companies and 500 representatives attended the Fall Career Fair in search of acquiring Rose-Hulman students for full-time, internship and co-op positions. Nearly 30 percent of the representatives were alumni, making this fair one of the largest alumni events during the year. The event was organized by the Office of Career Services and Employer Relations, with assistance from a large student committee.
  • The 2012-13 Performing Arts Series kicks off its 10th anniversary season in the Hatfield Hall Theater with two of today's most innovative touring acts from the realms of music and circus-theater. Flamboyant, cutting-edge organist Cameron Carpenter will perform on Tuesday, October 9, at 7:30 p.m. Then, the crowd-pleasing Cirque Mechanics' Birdhouse Factory will present two shows on October 14-15 at 7:30 p.m. There will be a special free behind-the-scenes technical workshop for the campus community on October 15 at 11:45 a.m. Tickets for any show can be purchased by calling 877-8544 or visiting the Hatfield Hall ticket office from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. on weekdays or noon to 5 p.m. on Saturdays.
  • The Homework Hotline program has teamed with the Terre Haute Children's Museum on a two-year free after-school project to encourage and enrich skills in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics among middle school students in the Vigo County School Corporation. The STEM Busters program is underway this fall at Woodrow Wilson Middle School and will continue early in 2013 at Sarah Scott Middle School, with other middle schools being featured next year. Students serving as Homework Hotline tutors will assist THCM educators in presenting fun, hands-on programs based on the popular MythBusters television series. Lessons will offer sixth-, seventh- and eighth-grade students the opportunity to bust or prove the myths about design characteristics, structures, and culinary arts. 
  • This year's campus United Way campaign is currently underway. This year's goal is to raise $53,000 to support several local community agencies.
  • The Communications and Marketing team has developed three new microsites to promote the institute's involvement in the following projects:
  Shelbyville signing 250
  At a historic event, Rose-Hulman president and
Shelbyville mayor
sign economic partnership

-  Crossroad Robotics Regional
-  The Strategic Plan
Shelbyville/Shelby County Partnership

  • Over 300 students will complete several community service projects during the Day of Service on October 20. Cleaning supplies (sponges, cleaning solution, towels) are needed for a variety of project areas. Donations are being accepted in the lobby of the Hulman Union. Faculty and staff member volunteers are needed to join students at several project areas. Contact Kristen Loyd in the Office of Student Activities for more information.
  • Rose-Hulman is among 60 colleges invited to have student design teams participating in an international design competition in 2013. For more information, contact Azad Siahmakoun in the Office of Associate Dean for Faculty in Myers Hall.
  • The Office of Academic Affairs will welcome Donna Smith as the new assistant to the Dean of Faculty and Associate Dean of Online Learning and Instructional Technology.
  • Mats Daniels of Uppsala University's Department of Information Technology visited campus this week and will join Cary Laxer, Ph.D., in making a presentation at the Frontiers In Education Conference in Seattle.


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