What's Happening in Your Department?
Chess, trouble and television characters can bridge any age gap. Students in Honors College recently discovered the importance of spending time with war veterans during a visit to the Hampton VA Medical Center. Students in the Honors Service Learning seminar spent time with the hospitalized veterans in October. During the visit the students gave gift bags to all of the veterans. The bags were filled with lotions, pens, crossword puzzles, thank you cards, cookies, and juice.
School of Business
The School of Business hosted its first Annual Building Fund Gala in the Student Center Ballroom on Nov. 14. Students, faculty and invited corporate sponsors enjoyed the elegant event that was held to raise money for the school. Corporate sponsors were acknowledged for their donations to the school. Each of the invited sponsors recognized the positive contribution HU and the students are making to the business industry. Prudential Financial presented a check to the School of Business for $50,000, during the ceremony.
School of Engineering and Technology
Department of Aviation
As the only HBCU represented in the National Intercollegiate Flying Association (NIFA) the HU Flight Team is often seen as the underdog in competition. This year the flight team placed second overall in the Region X Safety and Flight Evaluation Conference (SAFECON) proving that a few obstacles can't stand in the midst of their victory. The next level of competition for the team is Nationals, hosted by Middle Tennessee State University. The flight team has attended competitions at Nationals previously last year placing 20th in the competition.
Scripps Howard School of Journalism and Communications
In October, Nicole Livas, evening news anchor for WAVY-TV and Fox 43, and Janet Roach, co-anchor for WVEC's Daybreak and 13News at Noon, spoke with Scripps Howard School of Journalism and Communications' senior broadcast capstone students about breaking into the broadcasting field. Both Livas and Roach stressed the importance of proper writing and grammatical skills and the value of learning about other subject matter beyond journalism.
School of Liberal Arts
Department of English
On Nov. 1, more than 40 English students gathered in Armstrong Hall to participate in the "Ghost Whisperer" Webcam College Press Tour. Students were given the opportunity to interview the executive producers of CBS's "Ghost Whisperer," Ian Sander and Kim Moses, via a live webcam session. These students, along with participants at DePaul University and the University of Michigan, spent nearly two hours in a full-access interview session. Successfully in its third season, "Ghost Whisperer" stars actress Jennifer Love Hewitt and airs on Friday at 8 p.m. on CBS.
Students participate in the "Ghost Whisperer"
Webcam College Press Tour.
Department of Military Sciences
On Oct. 26-28, a group of ten Hampton University Army ROTC cadets successfully participated in the 2007 Ranger Challenge at Fort Pickett, Va. The cadets won the bronze ribbon in the Army physical fitness test, the first time an HU team won a medal in more than four years. The Ranger Challenge is an annual event where cadets compete against other universities within the brigade. The cadets are tested in various events including a grenade challenge, 35 kilometer march, basic rifle worksmenship competition, day and night land navigation event, obstacle course, written exam, and a secret commander's event where prior to the event cadets are unaware of the challenge requirements.
Flex Gardner, Tiffany Tompkins and Steven J. Coble competed in the 2007 Ranger Challenge.
School of Pharmacy
In response to recent reports of Methicillin-Resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) infections in schools, gyms and military facilities Hampton University's School of Pharmacy met with faculty and staff at the HU Child Development Center (HUCDC) on Nov. 6 to discuss prevention and control methods. Pharmacy doctoral students enrolled in their third professional year addressed questions related to MRSA. They shared information on the bacteria's origins, the differences between community-acquired and hospital-acquired strains, common causes and symptoms, and prevention and control methods.
Pharmacy students gave a presentation on MRSA.