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Featured items from the February 13th Rose Exchange meeting

February 14, 2013

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 Images from our successful "Brazilian Day" event  
  • Our first Brazilian Day event, held on February 9, was an overwhelming success with the campus community joining special guests in celebrating a great collaborative learning experience through the Brazilian government’s Science Without Borders (SWB) program. It was an evening of culture, music, food, and friendship. Approximately 115 SWB students from other colleges and universities joined in the celebration.
  • Joseph and Merrylee Kandel, parents of graduate student Max Kandel, are hosting an alumni reception in Naples, Florida during the upcoming Winter Board Meeting. Several alumni will join retired faculty and staff members in attending this session.
  • Bunny Nash, coordinator of performing arts and Hatfield Hall manager, provided behind-the-scene tours of the building, which is celebrating its 10th anniversary season. The building includes two music practice rooms, a drama club dressing room, prop and costume rooms, a scene production shop, green reception room, and orchestra pit.
  • Thursday night’s Performing Arts Series show (February 14), featuring chamber orchestra group The Knights and renowned pipa virtuoso Wu Man, is offering free tickets for faculty and staff members. Contact the Hatfield Hall ticket office at 877-8544 or visit the office from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
  • Twenty-five alumni living in the Spartanburg/Greenville, South Carolina area attended the Office of Alumni Affairs’ latest “Rose on the Road” session. Jim Goecker, vice president of enrollment management, joined Jim Bertoli, executive director of alumni affairs, in updating alumni, family, and friends about latest campus developments. Future road sessions are planned to give central Indiana alumni behind the scenes tours of Lucas Oil Stadium and Bankers Life Field House.
  • The final week of the winter quarter has provided students with the opportunity to showcase their work on capstone design projects. The Computer Science and Software Engineering Expo, along with multidisciplinary robotics projects, were displayed today in the Hulman Union. Meanwhile, mechanical engineering senior design projects were the focus of quarterly progress reports today in the Presentation Room of Myers Hall.
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    Brazilian Capoeira demonstration at the SRC, Brazilian Day event  
          
  • Also, the Department of Engineering Management will host its winter leadership seminar on Friday, February 15 with presentations by Scott States of Rolls Royce, and Evan Luscher and Darren Pearce of Halliburton. Sessions are planned from 9 a.m. to 4 pm. in the Presentation Room of Myers Hall.
  • Finally, senior chemistry majors are presenting seminars on their undergraduate research during the winter and spring quarters. This series has been organized by Chemistry and Biochemistry Professor Luanne Tilstra, PhD.
  • Master Gardener Susan Reynolds of Facilities Operations will present a professional fevelopment workshop on “Preparing Your Soil After a Drought” on February 27 in the Heritage Room of the Hulman Student Union, from 11:45 a.m. to 12:35 p.m.  Register through ANGEL’s RosExperience website. 
  • Teams from six Wabash Valley high schools will participate in this year’s TEAMS academic competition on Thursday, February 14. Each team consists of eight students that will tackle pre-engineering questions involving cybersecurity issues. Area teams have earned state and national honors during past competitions.
  • The Office of Student Affairs’ Resident Assistants will travel to Montana during quarter break to visit Montana Tech and the Gibson Guitar Company. Each year the staff visits another educational institution and an interesting industry tour.
  • Alumnus/Attorney Greg Gotwald is presenting an engineering ethics workshop for the campus community on March 13. Look for more details coming soon from the Office of Academic Affairs.
  • Planning sessions have started for the FIRST Robotics Crossroads Regional, being hosted on campus April 4-6. Contact Dean of Innovation and Engagement Bill Kline, PhD, for more details about this exciting campus event.
  • The men’s/women’s track and men’s/women’s swimming teams will compete for conference championships this weekend.
  • Christa Maschmeyer was introduced as the new facilities operations reception.
  • Kevin Dwyer, a junior mechanical engineering major, has been elected president of the Student Government Association, while Kylie McCollum, a sophomore chemical engineering major, will be the new vice president. Current SGA President Nick Addante will end his one-year term this month.