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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,
|Signing Event: Shelbyville and Rose-Hulman
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
- 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
- This year's campus United Way campaign is currently underway.
This year's goal is to raise $53,000 to support several local
- The Communications and Marketing team has developed three new
microsites to promote the institute's involvement in the following
||At a historic event, Rose-Hulman president and
Shelbyville mayor sign economic partnership
- Crossroad Robotics
- The Strategic
- Shelbyville/Shelby County
- 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.
|Bill Kline (lwr left) at Epicenter Innovation
Conference - Photo: EpicenterUSA
Visit the Innovation Blog where Dean Kline
discusses a state-of-the-art
Innovation Conference offered by Stanford.