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Featured items from the November 28th Rose Exchange meeting
November 29, 2012
- The campus will host the following special events before the
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- Dr. Bruce Horten, M.D., will kick off the institute's
Signature Lecture Series on Thursday, November 29, at 7 p.m. in the
Hatfield Hall Theater. He is one of the world's leading experts in
classifying and targeting specific cancers, and his presentation
will cover a revolutionary cancer therapy based on a patient's
genetic makeup. The title of the lecture is "Targets: Transforming
the Assault on Cancer." It is free and open to the public. Dr.
Horten is the National Medical Director for Integrated Oncology
Laboratory of LabCorp.
- Mathematics Alumnus Felda Hardymon, Ph.D., a Harvard Business
School professor who specializes in venture capital and private
equity, will visit campus on December 5 to instruct two classes and
conduct a question-and-answer session with students. He has also
been a visiting professor of finance at The London School of
Economics, and is a partner for Bessemer Venture Partners'
Cambridge, Massachusetts office. He focuses on investments in the
software, communications, and storage sectors.
- Intercultural communications expert Milton J. Bennett, Ph.D.,
will be featured in a convocation on December 10, from 11:10 a.m.
to 12:25 p.m., in the Hatfield Hall Theater. Intercultural
communication competency is one of the most important skills in
today's global economy. Bennett is the creator of the Developmental
Model of Intercultural Sensitivity (DMIS). The intercultural
competency approach has many advantages. First, it is process
oriented. Second, the approach has applications to both domestic
and global diversity. Originally developed to facilitate training
for students and professionals preparing to live and work in a
different country, intercultural competency training methods
require few, if any, modifications to be useful for domestic
cultural diversity training.
- Jason Winkle, Ph.D., will be featured in a Leadership Speaker
Series presentation on December 11, starting at 6:30 p.m., in the
Kahn Rooms of the Hulman Union. The title of his talk is
"Something's Missing: A Few Lost Lessons on Leadership." He
is a former director at the U.S. Military Academy at West Point,
and has recently taken on a new challenge, as the founder and
director of the Center for Leadership Development at Indiana State
- Freshman are enjoying their time on campus and appreciate the
caring attitude of the institute's administration, faculty, and
staff members - according to results from the 2012 Freshman Poll,
completed by 90 percent of the class at the end of the fall quarter
(conducted by the Office of Institutional Research, Planning and
Assessment). Poll highlights include:
rated Rose-Hulman in general as "excellent/good."
rated faculty attitude toward students as "excellent/good."
rated the Sports and Recreation Center as "excellent/good."
rated the performance of the residence life custodial/housekeeping
staff as "excellent/good."
rated our overall academic program as "excellent/good."
rated classroom facilities as "excellent/good."
cited communication as being important to their success on
rated the Hulman Union office as "excellent/good."
Several areas received all-time best scores this year.
- 3.07 was the all-student grade point average for the fall
- Our graduate school is celebrating its 120th
anniversary this school year. Promotional banners will be placed
near Myers Hall, and a speakers series, featuring master's alumni,
is planned for the winter and spring quarters.
- Halliburton has provided a grant to support the ROSE-BUD
program's mentoring and professional skills initiative. This
program supports and encourages underrepresented populations in
electrical and computer engineering.
- Junior electrical engineering student Drew Belk has earned
third team Capital One NCAA Division III Men's Soccer Academic
All-American honors from the College Sports Information Directors
of America. On the field, Belk ranked second in the Heartland
Collegiate Athletic Conference with 10 goals and was third in the
league with 21 points. In the classroom, he carries a 3.74 grade
point average. Belk becomes the 97th Academic All-American in
Rose-Hulman athletics history and claimed the seventh award in
men's soccer. At least one Rose-Hulman student-athlete has earned
Academic All-American honors for the last 27 years, the sixth
longest streak among all NCAA Division I, II or III
- Electrical engineering graduate student Jon Nibert and
mechanical engineering professor Zac Chambers, Ph.D., represented
Rose-Hulman at E2 Festa, a capstone design competition and
conference at Seoul Institute of Technology, sponsored by the South
Korean Government. In addition to Korea, there were students from
China, Japan, Singapore, and the U.S. at the event.
- This year's campus United Way campaign has collected $49,465.
Forty percent of employees have contributed this year.
- The Office of Alumni Affairs started its Rose On The Road
alumni outreach series this week with Vice President for Academic
Affairs Phil Cornwell, Ph.D., and Executive Director of Alumni
Affairs Jim Bertoli engaging alumni living in the Dayton, Ohio,
area. Future events are planned in Grand Rapids, Michigan, and
- Karen DeGrange, Director of International Student Services,
hosted 19 international students at her home for Thanksgiving
- ARAMARK Food Service has placed collection boxes in the lobby
of the Hulman Union to support Terre Haute's Toys For Tots holiday
- Two students from France have joined the student body for the
- The Department of Applied Biology and Biomedical Engineering
has welcomed Lisa Knott as its new secretary.
- Eggnog will be an added holiday beverage feature to ARAMARK's
Java City and Logan's operations, starting next week.
- Rose-Hulman once again showcased its hospitality by hosting
more than 600 runners and thousands of spectators at the 2012 NCAA
Division III Cross Country Championships. Special thanks was
extended to ARAMARK, the Office of Student Affairs, the Sports and
Recreation Center, the Office of Alumni Affairs, and
- ARAMARK's Christmas Dinner special is planned on December 18,
from 5-7 p.m., in the Vonderschmitt Dining Room of the Hulman
Union. Faculty, staff members, and their families are invited to
enjoy the meal - at $5 per person.