Release Date April 20, 2007
A special gathering in memory of the lives lost in the shootings at Virginia Polytechnical Institute and State University was hosted April 19 at noon by members of the Brookhaven Student Government Association in front of the Student Services Center, Building S, at the flag poles. Members of the student association also collected signatures, sayings and written comments from students and employees to create a collage that will be sent to the Virginia Tech student body. A televised memorial observance for the victims of the Virginia Tech tragedy that was aired on CNN April 17 at 1 p.m., was made accessible to students and employees via a television that was in place in the Brookhaven Cafeteria.
Faculty of the Brookhaven College Radiologic Technology Program partnered with members of the North Texas Radiologic Technologists Society to host a "Spring Fling" April 14 at Brookhaven College for area technologists and radiography students. More than 90 students and technologists participated in eight hours of seminars and a job fair. Norm Burgess, radiologic sciences professor, and Sven Phillips, adjunct professor, gave lectures. Christi Carter and Stephanie Wells, professors of radiologic sciences, conducted a student challenge. Nine companies attended a job fair to recruit student graduates including MD Buyline, Peterson Staffing, MD Anderson School of Health Sciences, Medical Center Plano, Parkland Health Care Systems, Baylor Health Care Systems, Medical Center of Mesquite, Texas Health Resources, and Children's Medical Center.
The 2007 Campus Compact Multi-State Conference programmers have invited Linus Spiller, student services specialist, to make a presentation titled "Developing a Year-round Democracy-In-Action Service-Learning Program." The conference, scheduled for early July in New Orleans, will bring together Campus Compact representatives from Kansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Mississippi, Missouri, Oklahoma and Texas. The conference coordinators also asked Spiller to present during the roundtable sessions.
J. Scott Sires, geospatial technology professor, was this year's coordinator in charge of the 17th annual conference of SCAUG, the South Central Arc User Group, which met in New Orleans, Louisiana, April 11-13. The conference brought together geographic information systems professionals from Texas, Mississippi, Louisiana, Oklahoma, Puerto Rico and the Cayman Islands for training opportunities April 9 and 10 as well. SCAUG, founded by Sires, is an organization dedicated to the benefit of users of ESRI's Geographic Information software in these areas.
EARLY COLLEGE HIGH SCHOOL
The Mathematics and Science Division put together a special event for the Early College High School students at Brookhaven College that was a little bit "Clue" and a little bit "CSI." April 13th the students' science lesson with Charles Hafey, lab coordinator, was mysteriously interrupted by a police siren setting off a hunt to solve the crime. For the next three hours, students reviewed blood and soil samples, along with fingerprints and photos of a crime scene to see if they could discover the killer. They used blood typing, DNA sampling, chromatography as well as observation to follow the evidence to one of their seven suspects. Hafey along with other lab coordinators, Terri Canaris, Andrea Bailey, Donna Taylor, Threedanuj Ungchusri, Don Welsh and Gerald Bartz worked with the students in the science labs. In addition to the staff in the Mathematics and Science Division, members of the Police Department and others worked to ensure that the event was a success for students.
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