Release Date April 13, 2007
Students from Grapevine Middle School visited Brookhaven College April 4th to attend celebrations of International Day. Adrien Cuellar-McGuire, professor of humanities and cultural studies, organized the full day of free events to celebrate a variety of cultures from countries around the world. Students in the college’s International Club dressed in special clothing and ethnic costumes from their home countries for a fashion show. Information tables provided information about the Americas, Asia, Africa and Europe, and three visiting dance troupes provided colorful performances. The U.S. Chin Woo Lion and Dragon Dance Group, Folklorico Ollimpaxqui Ballet Co. and the Middle Eastern Dance Troupe Rasks Halim were represented in the dances. Gustavo Tolosa, Arts Academy director, also gave a performance creating “Musical Pictures from Argentina.”
Faculty members and students came together for a presentation "Innovations in Non-Toxic Printmaking" at the 35th Southern Graphics Council’s national printmaking conference in Kansas City. David Newman and Don Taylor, both professors in Brookhaven College's School of the Arts, and students Tony Garbarini, Amelia Jones, Bruce Monroe and Tabitha Piseno, had one of only 13 of the demonstrations selected for the event. David Newman, along with Tony Garbarini, Amelia Jones, Bruce Monroe, Tabitha Piseno and Lynda Rhodes, also presented their current work in printmaking at the Open Portfolio session.
Peggy Mason, biology professor, won a travel grant from the American Society for Microbiology to attend their Conference for Undergraduate Educators May 18-20, in Buffalo, New York. Peggy was awarded a Faculty Enrichment Travel Grant of $700 to cover her full conference registration, hotel, part of her travel and a one-year ASM membership. Mason was selected as a “stellar example of commitment to teaching undergraduate microbiology.”
J. Scott Sires, professor of geospatial technology at Brookhaven College, was selected as one of four subject-matter experts to assist in writing the Texas Skill Standard for geographic information systems training in Texas. Selected by Dr. Phillip Davis, professor of computer science, Del Mar College, Corpus Christi, Sires is an Industry Advisory Council Member of the Texas Skill Standards Board, an 11-member advisory board to the Texas Governor and the Legislature. The Board is charged with the development of a statewide system of industry-defined and industry-recognized skill standards for major skilled, sub-baccalaureate occupations with strong employment and earnings opportunities.
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