CN.edu News http://www.cn.edu/ Sat, 19 Apr 2014 18:30:05 -0400 Sat, 19 Apr 2014 18:30:05 -0400 1800 Joan Cronan and Ted Russell to deliver spring commencement addresses <p><img style="vertical-align: top;" src="libraries/tiny_mce/tiny_mce/plugins/imagemanager/files/News_photos/CN_SEAL_Color_2013.jpg" alt="" width="237" height="238" /></p> <p>(April 17, 2014)&ndash; Carson-Newman University has announced its May 9 spring commencement speakers. Knoxville&rsquo;s Joan Cronan and Dr. Ted Russell will address this year&rsquo;s class. Cronan will speak to undergraduates at 9 a.m. in Burke-Tarr Stadium, while Russell will deliver the keynote address to graduate students at 7 p.m. in the sanctuary of Jefferson City&rsquo;s First Baptist Church.</p> <p>&ldquo;We are delighted to welcome these two community leaders and national personalities to campus for our commencement exercises,&rdquo; said Carson-Newman President J. Randall O&rsquo;Brien. &ldquo;Joan Cronan and Ted Russell are not only individuals who have excelled in their fields and many other facets of life, but they possess qualities we desire in our graduates. The foundations on which they have built their success are most commendable and worthy of emulation.&rdquo;</p> <p>Cronan, who joined Carson-Newman&rsquo;s Board of Trustees in January, serves as women&rsquo;s athletic director emeritus as well as consultant and adviser to the chancellor at the University of Tennessee. Throughout her 31-year association with UT, Cronan has helped lead one of the premier women&rsquo;s athletics departments in the nation, while improving women&rsquo;s athletics on a local, regional and national level. Her dedication to women&rsquo;s athletics and service to her community has earned her numerous awards and recognitions.</p> <p>She and her late husband Tom, who served on faculty at Carson-Newman, have two daughters and several grandchildren.</p> <p>Russell is a 1962 Carson-Newman graduate. He is owner of Knoxville&rsquo;s Ted Russell Automotive Group, which includes Ted Russell Ford Lincoln, Ted Russell Nissan and Ted Russell Kia. A staunch supporter of the University, Russell has served as chair of the Board of Trustees, and provided the lead gift in the construction of Ted Russell Hall, home to Carson-Newman&rsquo;s Department of Business. He was also awarded an honorary doctorate in 2010. Russell is an active member of East Tennessee, offering support for such organizations as the Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure, Center of Hope and East Tennessee Children&rsquo;s Hospital.</p> <p>He and his wife Drama have one daughter and several grandchildren.</p> <p>Carson-Newman University is a private, Christian liberal arts institution. Founded in 1851, Carson-Newman is located in Jefferson City, Tenn., among the foothills of the Great Smoky Mountains. The University has 2,045 students and offers 50 undergraduate majors, as well as bachelor&rsquo;s, master&rsquo;s and doctorate degrees.</p> http://www.cn.edu/news?view=772 http://www.cn.edu/news?view=772 Thu, 17 Apr 2014 09:14:48 -0400 Twin Pillars Banquet celebrates service and scholarship <p><img style="vertical-align: top;" src="libraries/tiny_mce/tiny_mce/plugins/imagemanager/files/News_photos/DSC_4845_2.jpg" alt="Carson-Newman senior Amanda West, left, Michelle Nix, director of the Journey Program, center, and Associate Professor Julie Rabun accept the Twin Pillars Community Engagement Award for their work on a new design strategy for the Journey Program, which helps at risk youth in Jefferson County." width="551" height="376" /></p> <p><sup><strong>Carson-Newman senior Amanda West, left, Michelle Nix, director of the Journey Program, center, and Associate Professor Julie Rabun accept the Twin Pillars Community Engagement Award for their work on a new design strategy for the Journey Program, which helps at risk youth in Jefferson County.</strong></sup></p> <p>(April 17, 2014) &mdash; Carson-Newman University presented the Twin Pillars Community Engagement Award to &ldquo;The Journey Program Identity Project&rdquo; on April 10.</p> <p>&ldquo;The second annual Twin Pillars Banquet was a resounding success,&rdquo; said Chad Williams, director of the University&rsquo;s Bonner Center. &ldquo;Through the banquet tonight, we were able to bring together and honor those faculty, students, and community members whose excellence epitomizes Carson-Newman&rsquo;s pillars of service and academics. More importantly, their efforts lay the groundwork for future generations of students to come.&rdquo;</p> <p>Carson-Newman Associate Professor of art Julie Rabun, senior Amanda West and Michelle Nix, director of the Journey Program, were all recognized for their work developing a logo for the nonprofit, The Journey Program.</p> <p>The Journey Program serves at-risk youth in Jefferson County through peer mentoring and career guidance. Carson-Newman University students have served as mentors for youth in the program.</p> <p>Rabun created a class assignment for her graphic design students to design a logo for the program, working closely with program director Nix. Each student submitted a design, and West&rsquo;s logo was chosen.</p> <p>&ldquo;Partnering with Julie Rabun&rsquo;s graphic design service learning class was such a pleasure,&rdquo; said Nix. &ldquo;Her students were so engaging and really expressed an interest in our program. They took the time to understand The Journey Program and designed logo choices that embraced our mission.&rdquo;</p> <p>Other honors were also presented during the evening. Professor of Spanish, Dr. Maria Clark, was awarded the Twin Pillars Award of Excellence in Service-Learning Instruction.</p> <p>Several students were recognized for their Excellence in Scholarship and Service with Twin Pillar Awards: Jenny Bridges, Trion, Ga.; Kristen Carter, Cincinnati, Ohio; Kirby Ellis, Bakersfield, Calif.; Luke Fekete, Maryville; Rachel Gillespie, Louisville; Kacie Hoyle, Johnson City; Randall Nored, Homewood, Ala.; and SarahBeth Walker, Mount Juliet.</p> <p>The Twin Pillars Banquet celebrates those on campus who make significant contributions towards Carson-Newman&rsquo;s &lsquo;twin pillars&rsquo; of academic excellence and Christian service.</p> <p>The banquet brings together faculty, community partners, and outstanding students from the Honors program, Bonner program, and various other honor societies such as Alpha Chi and Mortar Board.</p> http://www.cn.edu/news?view=773 http://www.cn.edu/news?view=773 Thu, 17 Apr 2014 09:34:23 -0400 FCS Department honors students, recognizes Bible with service award <p><img style="vertical-align: top;" src="libraries/tiny_mce/tiny_mce/plugins/imagemanager/files/News_photos/DSC_6293b.jpg" alt="Carson-Newman&rsquo;s Family and Consumer Sciences (FCS) Department recognized Ray Bible as recipient of the American Association of Family and Consumer Sciences Service Award during an April 15 dinner. Joining Bible and his wife Barabara were several family members. Pictured left to right, front row: Barbara and Blake Bible; Second row: Allison Moody, Ashley Kirkland, Gean Ann and Tim Sing, Ray Bible, Kathryn and Scott Moore, and Ed Bible." width="581" height="383" /></p> <p><sup><strong>Carson-Newman&rsquo;s Family and Consumer Sciences (FCS) Department recognized Ray Bible as recipient of the American Association of Family and Consumer Sciences Service Award during an April 15 dinner. Joining Bible and his wife Barabara were several family members. Pictured left to right, front row: Barbara and Blake Bible; Second row: Allison Moody, Ashley Kirkland, Gean Ann and Tim Sing, Ray Bible, Kathryn and Scott Moore, and Ed Bible.</strong></sup></p> <p>(April 17, 2014)&ndash; Carson-Newman University&rsquo;s Family and Consumer Sciences (FCS) Department honored Morristown&rsquo;s Ray Bible during its annual honors banquet on April 15. Bible was named recipient of the American Association of Family and Consumer Sciences Service Award.</p> <p>A Hamblen County native, Bible, along with his wife Barbara, has been a supporter of the University&rsquo;s FCS program since 1989. The couple has devoted time, energy, and resources to the department and its students. Over the last 14 years, the Bibles have hosted luncheons for an estimated 700 FCS students, faculty, and guests at the home.</p> <p>Since 2007 Bible, who serves as vice president of Bible Insurance, has been a member of Carson-Newman&rsquo;s FCS Advisory Board as well as serving as chair. Contributions led to the establishment of the department&rsquo;s Bible Food and Nutrition Sciences Suite in Blye-Poteat Hall, as well as the endowment of the Barbara Bible Scholars Fund.</p> <p>He is an active member of the community serving as a member of Kiwanis Club International, the Walter State Community College President&rsquo;s Trust, as well as in an elder and treasurer at Morristown&rsquo;s First Presbyterian Church.</p> <p>Highlights from the evening also included the presentation of departmental awards and scholarships to students and graduates which totaled over $100,000.</p> <p>Students who received FCS awards during the evening included: Holly Lusk, C-N AFCS Leadership Award; Randall Nored, FCS Alumni Award; Bethany Parker, FCS Medal and Braden FCS Award; Madeline Reynolds, KONu Outstanding Sophomore Award; Madison Wilburn, Department of FCS Award.</p> http://www.cn.edu/news?view=774 http://www.cn.edu/news?view=774 Thu, 17 Apr 2014 11:18:51 -0400 Video: Carson-Newman celebrates its film program <p><iframe src="http://www.youtube.com/embed/u2B566jR_cY?rel=0" frameborder="0" width="560" height="315"></iframe></p> <p>(April 17, 2014)&ndash; Carson-Newman University celebrates its Mossy Creek Documentary Arts Festival and film program.</p> http://www.cn.edu/news?view=775 http://www.cn.edu/news?view=775 Thu, 17 Apr 2014 13:10:09 -0400 Knoxville's WBIR Channel 10 features C-N's Best Buddies Program <p><img style="vertical-align: top;" src="libraries/tiny_mce/tiny_mce/plugins/imagemanager/files/News_photos/BBCapture2.JPG" alt="" width="478" height="262" /></p> <p><sup><strong>Carson-Newman student Katie Moore shares a laugh with her buddy Holly Newman.</strong></sup></p> <p>(April 16, 2014)&ndash; Knoxville's WBIR Channel 10 recently featured Carson-Newman's Best Buddies Chapter. The segment aired on the station's Live at Five at Four. Carson-Newman's chapter has been recognized as one of the best chapters in the state.</p> <p><strong><a href="http://www.wbir.com/story/life/people/2014/04/15/best-buddies-program-brings-students-together/7749601/" target="_blank">Click here to watch the video.</a></strong></p> http://www.cn.edu/news?view=770 http://www.cn.edu/news?view=770 Wed, 16 Apr 2014 11:52:07 -0400 Hawkins gets player of the year honor, Strudwick named coach of the year <p><img style="vertical-align: top;" src="libraries/tiny_mce/tiny_mce/plugins/imagemanager/files/News_photos/GolfCapture.JPG" alt="" width="374" height="291" /></p> <p><sup><strong>Coach Suzanne Strudwick with C-N's Meridith Hawkins.</strong></sup>.</p> <p>(April 10, 2014)&ndash; Carson-Newman sophomore Meridith Hawkins(Powell, Tenn.) has been named the South Atlantic Conference co-Player of the year and head women's golf coach Suzanne Strudwick the league coach of the year, the conference office announced Thursday. In addition, Danielle Baiunco (Melbourne, Fla.) and Kelli Pemberton (Knoxville, Tenn.) were also named honorable mention All-SAC.</p> <p>Hawkins is the first player of the year honoree for C-N since Jessica Tarbet won the honor in 2011 and the third in the Eagles' history. Strudwick is Carson-Newman's first coach of the year honoree.</p> <p>Hawkins shares the player of the year honor with Wingate's Johanna Neumann. Strudwick shares the coach of the year honor with Wingate's Jerry Surratt.</p> <p>Hawkins turned in a 78.1 stroke average for her sophomore year. Out of eight events, Hawkins finished in the top 20 four times and earned all-tournament honors at the Smokey Mountain Intercollegiate and the World Golf Invitational.</p> <p>She has the only two par/under-par rounds for Carson-Newman women's golf this season. She shot a 71 in the second round of the Smokey Mountain Intercollegiate and a 72 in the final round of the World Golf Invitational.</p> <p>Baiunco produced an 80.9 stroke average for the year bolstered by a top-10 finish at the Agnes McAmis Memorial in the Eagles' final tournament of the regular season. She had her best round &ndash; a 76 &ndash; at the Guy Harvey Invitational in early October.</p> <p>Pemberton garnered the final spot on the honorable mention all-conference team with her 81.6 stroke average. She has one sub-80 round for the year.</p> <p>This is the first year since 2010 that Carson-Newman has had three players win All-SAC honors. In that year, Sarah Jane Sinard and Jessica Tarbet made the first team; Erica Ray and Melanie Manis brought home second team honors.</p> <p>The Eagles will take to the Highlands Course in Sevierville for the 2014 Food Lion South Atlantic Conference Golf Championships.</p> <p><sup>-C-N Sports Information Office</sup></p> <p><iframe src="http://www.youtube.com/embed/Q10IKdYDP3Y" frameborder="0" width="560" height="315"></iframe></p> http://www.cn.edu/news?view=771 http://www.cn.edu/news?view=771 Wed, 16 Apr 2014 17:01:10 -0400 Student Affairs Division honors leadership, advocacy during Knoxville event <p><img style="vertical-align: top;" src="libraries/tiny_mce/tiny_mce/plugins/imagemanager/files/News_photos/0032-low.jpg" alt="Carson-Newman University senior Randall Nored, center, receives congratulations from Dr. Ross Brummett, vice president for Student Affairs, left, and Brent McLemore, director of Student Activities. Nored was named this year&rsquo;s Student Leader of the Year and was recognized during C-N&rsquo;s Student Leadership Awards Banquet." width="621" height="458" /></p> <p><sup><strong>Carson-Newman University senior Randall Nored, center, receives congratulations from Dr. Ross Brummett, vice president for Student Affairs, left, and Brent McLemore, director of Student Activities. Nored was named this year&rsquo;s Student Leader of the Year and was recognized during C-N&rsquo;s Student Leadership Awards Banquet.</strong></sup></p> <p>(April 15, 2014)&ndash; Carson-Newman University held its Student Leadership Awards Banquet on Monday, April 14. The event, held at Calhoun&rsquo;s on the River in Knoxville, was sponsored by the University&rsquo;s Student Affairs Division and recognized student leaders and those contributing to Carson-Newman&rsquo;s student experience within the area of Student Affairs.</p> <p>&ldquo;We have such fine students who volunteer their time and talents to make this University a wonderful place,&rdquo; said Shelley Ball, dean of students. &ldquo;They are the reason we come to work every day and we&rsquo;re so proud of each one.&rdquo;</p> <p>This year&rsquo;s recipients include: Randall Nored, Student Leader of the Year; Best Buddies, Organization of the Year; Halloween Musical, Outstanding Program of the Year; Nenette Measels, Student Affairs Staff Member of the Year; Todd Turpin, Student Advocate of the Year; The Creek Caf&eacute;, Community Advocate of the Year.</p> http://www.cn.edu/news?view=768 http://www.cn.edu/news?view=768 Tue, 15 Apr 2014 10:48:28 -0400 Appalachian Center event to help reveal 12th issue of "Ampersand" <p><img style="vertical-align: top;" src="libraries/tiny_mce/tiny_mce/plugins/imagemanager/files/News_photos/Ampersand_Composition.jpg" alt="Cover design for the 12th edition of &quot;Ampersand.&quot;" width="202" height="368" /></p> <p><sup><strong>Cover design for the 12th edition of "Ampersand."</strong></sup></p> <p>(April 15, 2014)&ndash; Carson-Newman University&rsquo;s Appalachian Center will host an April 23 celebration for the launch of the 12th issue of &ldquo;Ampersand.&rdquo; Free and open to the public, the 4 p.m. event will be held in the University&rsquo;s Appalachian Center.</p> <p>&ldquo;Ampersand,&rdquo; an annual journal published by the University&rsquo;s English Department, features the work of student editors, poets, photographers, designers, and artists. The publication is the end result of a collaborative effort of students under the direction of Professor of English Dr. Susan Underwood and Associate Professor of Art Julie Rabun.</p> <p>&ldquo;Dr. Susan Underwood and Julie Rabun have worked tirelessly to direct, lead, and encourage students from across the disciplines,&rdquo; championed Dr. Jennifer Hall, director of the Appalachian Center. &ldquo;What a wonderful closing event to celebrate the hard work, learning, and joy of this academic year.&rdquo;</p> <p>&ldquo;&ldquo;Ampersand&rdquo; is not only a celebration of creative energy and diversity, but it also provides a wonderful forum for cross disciplinary collaboration,&rdquo; explained Rabun. &ldquo;As a faculty advisor, I really appreciate the opportunity to merge the strengths of each discipline - creative writing, graphic design and photography - into one cohesive and lasting record of artistic expression.&rdquo;</p> <p>Underwood agrees, adding how the combination of poetry and design in the new edition adds to the overall feel of the publication. &ldquo;I appreciate that this issue highlights poetry and black &amp; white photography. The entire issue will be black &amp; white, very minimal,&rdquo; noted Underwood. &ldquo;So we have perhaps our most cohesive &ldquo;Ampersand&rdquo; yet. The editors and graphic designers worked so well together on their vision and thematic continuity.&rdquo;</p> <p>The event caps an Appalachian Center spring line-up that included readings by celebrated authors Dr. Artress Bethany White, Wayne Caldwell, as well as a ceremony recognizing Bill May, executive director of Arrowmont School of Arts and Crafts, as the 2014 Outstanding Educational Service to Appalachia Award.</p> http://www.cn.edu/news?view=769 http://www.cn.edu/news?view=769 Wed, 16 Apr 2014 11:52:26 -0400 C-N honors Drs. Hypes and Hall with Distinguished and Community Service Awards <p><img style="vertical-align: top;" src="libraries/tiny_mce/tiny_mce/plugins/imagemanager/files/News_photos/DSC_6245-low.jpg" alt="Carson-Newman University President Randall O&rsquo;Brien congratulates Dr. Jennifer Hall, left, recipient of the school&rsquo;s Community Service Award and Dr. Peggy Hypes, who was named this year&rsquo;s Distinguished Faculty member. The two were recognized during the University&rsquo;s Honors Convocation. " width="577" height="388" /></p> <p><sup><strong>Carson-Newman University President Randall O&rsquo;Brien congratulates Dr. Jennifer Hall, left, recipient of the school&rsquo;s Community Service Award and Dr. Peggy Hypes, who was named this year&rsquo;s Distinguished Faculty member. The two were recognized during the University&rsquo;s Honors Convocation.</strong></sup></p> <p>(April 10, 2014)&ndash; Carson-Newman University honored two members of its faculty during the school&rsquo;s annual Honors Convocation on Thursday, April 10. Dr. Peggy Hypes received the University&rsquo;s Distinguished Faculty Award, the highest honor presented to a faculty member. Dr. Jennifer Hall was recognized as recipient of the Community Service Award.</p> <p>As recipient of Carson-Newman&rsquo;s Distinguished Faculty Award, Dr. Peggy Hypes earned the applause of those gathered in the sanctuary of Jefferson City&rsquo;s First Baptist Church. Hypes joined the University&rsquo;s faculty in 1977 and serves as professor of education.</p> <p>&ldquo;Our honoree has been cited as &ldquo;a brilliant educator&rdquo; who can make her discipline quite appealing to even non-majors,&rdquo; said Carson-Newman President Randall O&rsquo;Brien during the event. &ldquo;(Dr. Hypes) possesses a rare passion for that discipline, as well as possessing a commitment to ensuring students are likewise dedicated to their work.&rdquo;</p> <p>Hypes teaches an array of undergraduate and graduate courses that includes foundational classes, methodology and special education. Along with advising students and directing admission and retention for the University&rsquo;s Teacher Education Program, she has been a leading member for both SACS and NCATE reaccreditation committees.</p> <p>Throughout her career she has served on and chaired several Carson-Newman committees. These include the Academic Council, Faculty Council, Appalachian Steering Committee and Gen Ed Task Force.</p> <p>The Scranton, Pa., native earned her bachelor&rsquo;s degree from Maryville College and her Master of Arts degree from George Washington University. She received her Doctor of Education degree from the University of Tennessee. She has also studied at the University of Maryland and the University of Hawaii.</p> <p>As dedicated as she is to her students in the classroom, Hypes&rsquo; contributions are also felt beyond campus. She has consulted local School Systems and organizations on a host of topics, including gifted education and teacher education reform. Hypes is a member of Jefferson City&rsquo;s First Presbyterian Church and has taught Sunday school and been involved in several youth outreach projects. She is Clerk to the Session at her church and has served in such roles as Adult Sunday school teacher, choir member, and Elder.</p> <p>Hypes has two sons Eric and Josh.</p> <p>Dr. Jennifer Hall serves as associate professor in Carson-Newman&rsquo;s English Department, an area she joined in 2000. Recipient of this year&rsquo;s Community Service Award, Hall has played a vital role for more than a dozen years in fundraising for Cystic Fibrosis research.</p> <p>&ldquo;(Dr. Hall) has been part of work so important that, (her) efforts and commitments will be measured over decades, scores and lifetimes,&rdquo; championed O&rsquo;Brien.</p> <p>Hall has served on the board of directors for the Sevierville-based Cure Finders Foundation, including a two-year term as president. Cure Finders has raised over $3 million, through events like the largest sporting clays event east of the Mississippi River. Sponsored by multinational corporation Vulcan Materials, the two-day event draws some 500 participants. Hall is credited to being an advocate for directing funds raised to research.</p> <p>Cure Finders has awarded large grants, including $100,000 to researchers like the University of Cincinnati&rsquo;s Dr. Daniel Hassett&rsquo;s work in molecular genetics, biochemistry and microbiology. Other Cure Finders awards include a $10,000 grant to the Boomer Esiason Foundation, with which it has been long affiliated.</p> <p>Beyond valiant service to Cure Finders, Cystic Fibrosis patients and families, and the CF Foundation, Hall has also given tirelessly to the children&rsquo;s program of First Baptist Church Jefferson City.</p> <p>Hall earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in English and history from Carson-Newman in 1992, graduating magna cum laude. She received her master&rsquo;s degree from Western Carolina University, followed by her doctorate from the University of Tennessee.</p> <p>She and her late husband Greg have four children, Nathaniel, MacGregor, Kenneth, and Audrianna.</p> http://www.cn.edu/news?view=766 http://www.cn.edu/news?view=766 Wed, 16 Apr 2014 11:52:43 -0400 University presents seniors Belcher and Gillespie with highest student honor <p><img style="vertical-align: top;" src="libraries/tiny_mce/tiny_mce/plugins/imagemanager/files/News_photos/DSC_6238-low.jpg" alt="Carson-Newman University President Randall O&rsquo;Brien, center, congratulates seniors Jared Belcher and Rachel Gillespie upon being named recipients of the Algernon Sydney Sullivan Award, the highest student honor presented by the University." width="596" height="405" /></p> <p><sup><strong>Carson-Newman University President Randall O&rsquo;Brien, center, congratulates seniors Jared Belcher and Rachel Gillespie upon being named recipients of the Algernon Sydney Sullivan Award, the highest student honor presented by the University.</strong></sup></p> <p>(April 10, 2014)&ndash; Carson-Newman University presented its Algernon Sydney Sullivan Awards to seniors Jared Belcher and Rachel Gillespie during the institution&rsquo;s annual Honors Convocation on April 10. The awards are the highest honors presented to Carson-Newman students.</p> <p>The awards are granted at 61 colleges and universities to graduating seniors, one female and one male, who &ldquo;excel in high ideals of living, in fine spiritual qualities, and in generous and unselfish service to others.&rdquo;</p> <p>Belcher, who has pursued an accounting major with a social entrepreneurship minor, also has interests in filmmaking.</p> <p>He directed and served as lead cinematographer for the feature-length film, &ldquo;Refuge: Children of the Trash,&rdquo; which serves to elevate the plight of children living in poverty in Cebu, Philippines. The film has generated more than $10,000 in donations for Rescue Ministries, which is featured in the film.</p> <p>The Jefferson City native is the son of Jim and Tammy Belcher. As a Bonner Scholar, Belcher has completed more than 1,500 hours of service.</p> <p>He has used his film talent and social media savvy to serve as director of film and design for Morristown&rsquo;s Arrowhead Church and to help various non-profits.</p> <p>Gillespie, a double major in both religion and human services, is the current president of the Student Ambassador Association and is a member of the prestigious honor society Mortar Board as well as Theta Kappa Alpha.</p> <p>The daughter of David and Barbara Gillespie of Louisville, she has served as Baptist Collegiate Ministries&rsquo; Missions Team chair, been involved in its Seed Company Praise and Worship Band, and has served on mission trips from Alaska to Bulgaria, and Chattanooga to New York.</p> <p>Gillespie plans to attend seminary, pursuing master&rsquo;s degrees in religion and social work.</p> http://www.cn.edu/news?view=767 http://www.cn.edu/news?view=767 Wed, 16 Apr 2014 11:53:00 -0400 Women of Vision to host dinner, antique appraisal event <p><img style="vertical-align: top;" src="libraries/tiny_mce/tiny_mce/plugins/imagemanager/files/News_photos/WOV_Logo_New_Web.jpg" alt="" width="394" height="252" /></p> <p>(April 9, 2014)&ndash; Carson-Newman University&rsquo;s Women of Vision will hold a dinner and antique appraisal Friday, April 25. The &ldquo;Spring Treasures&rdquo; fundraiser will be held at First Baptist Church Dandridge and feature Knoxville&rsquo;s Case Antiques as the event&rsquo;s appraiser.</p> <p>Case Antiques has served as a source for appraisals throughout Tennessee and as appraiser for East Tennessee Public Television.</p> <p>&ldquo;We are very excited to invite the community to join us for what we&rsquo;re sure will be a fun evening,&rdquo; said Kay O&rsquo;Brien, chair of the University&rsquo;s Women of Vision organization and First Lady of Carson-Newman. &ldquo;It&rsquo;s a perfect opportunity to discover the worth of a family heirloom, a prized possession, memorabilia, or just an item of curiosity. As entertaining as this is going to be, the best part is that it goes to benefit the students at Carson-Newman.&rdquo;</p> <p>Along with appraisals, guests will have the opportunity to take part in a silent and live auction. Featured items include:</p> <p>Four rounds of golf at Patriot Hills Golf Club, a charcoal portrait valued at $1000, a guided fishing trip on Cherokee Lake, Ripley&rsquo;s Aquarium tickets, horsemanship lessons, interior design consulting, jewelry, and a week getaway to a luxury condo on Hilton Head Island.</p> <p>Carson-Newman&rsquo;s Women of Vision is an active philanthropic organization on campus that seeks to enhance areas of the University that benefit students and the college experience. The group has not only raised money for various campus initiatives, but has also volunteered time to help with their completion. Such projects have included renovation of several residence halls and study areas, the addition of a Fireside Reading Room in the University&rsquo;s library, refurbishment of C-N&rsquo;s International Guest House and the establishment of student scholarships.</p> <p>Antique appraisals and silent auction begin at 5 p.m. with dinner and live auction beginning at 7 p.m. Tickets for the event are $50, which is tax-deductible. Guests who purchase tickets will have the opportunity to have items appraised by Case Antiques at $10 apiece.</p> <p>Tickets may be purchased online at: <a href="administration/presidents-office/women-of-vision/events/2014-spring-treasures-event" target="_blank">www.cn.edu/springtreasures</a></p> <p>For more information about the event, call 865-471-3200, or email WOV@cn.edu</p> http://www.cn.edu/news?view=765 http://www.cn.edu/news?view=765 Thu, 10 Apr 2014 07:08:21 -0400 President-Student Swap Day raises over $7,000 for scholarship, BOOST program <p><img style="vertical-align: top;" src="libraries/tiny_mce/tiny_mce/plugins/imagemanager/files/News_photos/DSC_5978.jpg" alt="Carson-Newman President Randall O&rsquo;Brien and senior Analyn Borthick share a laugh before starting their new roles for &ldquo;Trading Places: President-Student Swap Day." width="525" height="352" /></p> <p><sup><strong>Carson-Newman President Randall O&rsquo;Brien and senior Analyn Borthick share a laugh before starting their new roles for &ldquo;Trading Places: President-Student Swap Day."</strong></sup></p> <p>Carson-Newman&rsquo;s recent &ldquo;Trading Places: President-Student Swap Day,&rdquo; saw students raise over $7,000 in just a few days. Sponsored by the University&rsquo;s Mortar Board honor society chapter, the event&rsquo;s funds with go toward both an endowed scholarship as well as helping support BOOST, an afterschool program for children of Jefferson County and coordinated through Carson-Newman&rsquo;s Bonner Center.</p> <p>The &ldquo;swap day&rdquo; allowed senior Analyn Borthick to be Carson-Newman&rsquo;s president for the day, while President Randall O&rsquo;Brien agreed to take on the schedule of a student.</p> <p>The unique event grabbed the attention of several area media. Click on the news outlet below to view.</p> <p><a href="http://www.wbir.com/videos/life/2014/04/04/7320205/" target="_blank"><strong>WBIR Channel 10, Live at Five at Four</strong></a></p> <p><a href="http://link.brightcove.com/services/player/bcpid1027081736001?bckey=AQ~~,AAAABoKSs0E~,ofLqpFsrL-HYZ26igCJ8I2uueWb8hHXp&amp;bclid=1201919314001&amp;bctid=3433201030001" target="_blank"><strong>Citizen Tribune</strong></a></p> <p><a href="http://www.standardbanner.com/news/president-for-a-day/article_46f51720-bf1a-11e3-ac9a-001a4bcf6878.html" target="_blank"><strong>The Standard Banner</strong></a></p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> http://www.cn.edu/news?view=764 http://www.cn.edu/news?view=764 Thu, 10 Apr 2014 16:12:17 -0400 University's Child Development Lab hosts benefit Trike-a-Thon <p><img style="vertical-align: top;" src="libraries/tiny_mce/tiny_mce/plugins/imagemanager/files/News_photos/DSC_5991-low.jpg" alt="" width="568" height="382" /></p> <p>Carson-Newman University&rsquo;s Child Development Lab hosted a Trike-a-Thon fundraiser on April 4, in the University&rsquo;s Maddox Student Activities Center. The event welcomed over 20 participants, and raised more than $900 for St. Jude&rsquo;s Children&rsquo;s Hospital. This was the 26th year that the University&rsquo;s Child Development Lab has taken part in the fundraiser. Pictured, left to right, are Jefferson County&rsquo;s Lotus Clapp, Noah Jones and Sadie Crabtree.</p> http://www.cn.edu/news?view=763 http://www.cn.edu/news?view=763 Mon, 07 Apr 2014 11:42:24 -0400 Carson-Newman showcases the liberal arts during campus event <p><img style="vertical-align: top;" src="libraries/tiny_mce/tiny_mce/plugins/imagemanager/files/News_photos/DSC_5040c.jpg" alt="Camdon Conner discusses his project, &ldquo;Sub-atomic Particles&rdquo; with fellow Carson-Newman students during a Departmental Poster Session on Student Research, Creativity and Performance Day last year. Each year C-N sets aside one day to devote to presenting and listening to student academic research, creative projects, and musical and forensic performances." width="537" height="358" /></p> <p><sup><strong>Camdon Conner discusses his project, &ldquo;Sub-atomic Particles&rdquo; with fellow Carson-Newman students during a Departmental Poster Session on Student Research, Creativity and Performance Day last year. Each year C-N sets aside one day to devote to presenting and listening to student academic research, creative projects, and musical and forensic performances.</strong></sup></p> <p><a href="libraries/tiny_mce/tiny_mce/plugins/filemanager/files/RCP_Day_Program_Final.pdf" target="_blank"><strong>Click for schedule of day's events.</strong></a></p> <p>(April 4, 2014)&ndash; Carson-Newman University will hold its fourth annual Research, Creativity and Performance Day, Wednesday, April 9. The University will suspend all regular classes to focus on the student presentations.</p> <p>The event showcases one of the distinctives of Carson-Newman, a passion for intellectual inquiry through collaborative scholarship and creative endeavors between students and faculty,&rdquo; said Dr. Kina Mallard, executive vice president and provost. &ldquo;From freshman students learning basic research tools, to seniors and graduate students designing research projects to present at national conferences, Research, Creativity and Performance Day helps students engage the life of the mind and be better prepared for graduate schools or challenging careers.&rdquo;</p> <p>Free and open to the public, the day features the work of Carson-Newman students, and the effectiveness of a liberal arts education. The public is invited to view oral presentations, poster sessions, art displays, panel discussions and music and literary performances.</p> <p>The day begins at 9 a.m. with the opening of a Student Art and Photography Exhibition as well as undergraduate oral presentations of scholarship. Other presentations include: graduate students&rsquo; work, music performances, and forensics showcase. The day will also feature faculty presentations, a new addition this year.</p> <p>Carson-Newman&rsquo;s Research, Creativity and Performance Day grew out of a conversation in 2011 between Mallard and Professor of Psychology Dr. Laura Wadlington. Having had 10 years of experience conducting a similar event sponsored by the Psychology Department, Wadlington spearheaded the inaugural campus-wide event.</p> http://www.cn.edu/news?view=760 http://www.cn.edu/news?view=760 Thu, 10 Apr 2014 07:08:35 -0400 University celebrates international community during festival <p><img style="vertical-align: top;" src="libraries/tiny_mce/tiny_mce/plugins/imagemanager/files/News_photos/DSC_4612_2-low.jpg" alt="Carson-Newman holds International Festival." width="650" height="449" /></p> <p>(April 4, 2014)&ndash; Carson-Newman University students gather in the grand hall of the Maddox Student Activities Center for this year&rsquo;s International Festival. During the April 2 event, International students displayed information about their home country, offered traditional food and music, and played traditional games with guests. Pictured, left to right, are Rachel Kang, Korea; Sue Ji, Korea; Chihiro Katayama, Japan; Sharon Li, China; Daichi Yokoyama, Japan; Aaron Noh, Korea; and Amanda Oh, Korea. Carson-Newman students represent 25 different nations.</p> http://www.cn.edu/news?view=761 http://www.cn.edu/news?view=761 Thu, 10 Apr 2014 16:02:58 -0400 University says “thank you” to RAs <p><img style="vertical-align: top;" src="libraries/tiny_mce/tiny_mce/plugins/imagemanager/files/News_photos/G0051952.jpg" alt="Carson-Newman says &quot;thank you&quot; to its RAs during a special appreciation week." width="542" height="437" /></p> <p>(April 4, 2014)&ndash; The University is celebrating Resident Assistants Appreciation Week, April 7-11. Throughout the week the campus community will have the opportunity to say &ldquo;thank you&rdquo; to the nearly 50 student leaders at Carson-Newman.</p> <p>&ldquo;In many ways, RAs serve as the &ldquo;face of Carson-Newman&rdquo; for our students,&rdquo; said Marilee Betz, residence life coordinator for Burnett Hall. &ldquo;RAs do not simply make an impact on the lives of students the first week of school, but instead they invest in their peer&rsquo;s lives throughout the entire academic year.&rdquo;</p> <p>Opportunities of &ldquo;thanks&rdquo; will include social media posts, snacks and refreshments, signs, cards, and t-shirts. &ldquo;We really wanted to set aside a week during the year to allow our students, staff and faculty to express their gratitude for the hard work that these students put forth all year,&rdquo; said Betz.</p> http://www.cn.edu/news?view=762 http://www.cn.edu/news?view=762 Fri, 04 Apr 2014 16:14:45 -0400 Carson-Newman honors May’s service to Appalachia during evening event <p><img style="vertical-align: top;" src="libraries/tiny_mce/tiny_mce/plugins/imagemanager/files/News_photos/DSC_5954.jpg" alt="Bill May, executive director of Arrowmont School of Arts and Crafts, speaks to guests gathered in the University's Appalachian Center." width="545" height="373" /></p> <p><sup><strong>Bill May, executive director of Arrowmont School of Arts and Crafts, speaks to guests gathered at the University's Appalachian Center.</strong></sup></p> <p>(April 2, 2014)- Carson-Newman honored Bill May on April 1, during an evening ceremony on campus. May, who serves as executive director of Gatlinburg&rsquo;s historic Arrowmont School of Arts and Crafts, was presented the 2014 Outstanding Educational Service to Appalachia Award.</p> <p>&ldquo;I&rsquo;m flattered. I&rsquo;m honored,&rdquo; said May to a packed crowd in the University&rsquo;s Appalachian Center. &ldquo;Like many good things, this award was an honor, but was also an unexpected surprise.&rdquo;</p> <p>May, who attended the event with his wife Anne, was presented art work by Carson-Newman Artist-in-Residence Bill Houston. &ldquo;I want to thank Carson-Newman University, Dr. (Randall) O&rsquo;Brien, Dr. (Jennifer) Hall, faculty, and the people who came tonight,&rdquo; he said. &ldquo;This award is very special.&rdquo;</p> <p>A Birmingham, Ala, native, May has served as executive director of Gatlinburg&rsquo;s historic Arrowmont School of Arts and Crafts since 2011. A national art education center, Arrowmont offers a variety of workshops taught by national and international practicing studio artists and university faculty. Students work and learn in professionally equipped studios at the Gatlinburg campus.</p> <p>Along with serving as executive director of Arrowmont, May has served as juror for exhibitions and makes presentations on art education and the creative process. He has been a member of an advisory committee for the &ldquo;Parks as Classroom&rdquo; program and is currently on the board of The Gatlinburg Gateway Foundation and is an ex officio board member for the Gatlinburg Chamber of Commerce and the Gatlinburg Visitor and Convention Bureau.</p> <p>&ldquo;Bill May&rsquo;s commitment to art education continues to inspire,&rdquo; championed Dr. Jennifer Hall, director of the University&rsquo;s Appalachian Center. &ldquo;His mission to save Arrowmont is nothing short of heroic. He motivates us all to stand firm in our promotion of, commitment to, and unashamed celebration of Appalachian art and culture.&rdquo;</p> <p>Now in its 25th year, Carson-Newman&rsquo;s Award for Outstanding Educational Service to Appalachia has recognized outstanding individuals for their contributions to the region. Past honorees include: last year&rsquo;s recipient Jim Claborn, John Rice Irwin, Bill Landry, Helen Lewis, Jeff Daniel Marion, Lee Smith, James Still, and Wilma Dykeman Stokely.</p> http://www.cn.edu/news?view=759 http://www.cn.edu/news?view=759 Tue, 08 Apr 2014 13:47:14 -0400 Best Buddies chapter embraces national "R-Word" Campaign <p><iframe src="http://www.youtube.com/embed/QIzhwwqoB-4" frameborder="0" width="560" height="315"></iframe></p> <p>(March 31, 2014) &ndash;Carson-Newman University&rsquo;s Best Buddies program is seeking to change the way individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities are perceived by the public. The chapter is participating in a national &ldquo;R- Word Campaign,&rdquo; which is pursuing an end to the word &ldquo;retarded&rdquo; being used as a derogatory statement to describe an individual.</p> <p>&ldquo;The use of the word &ldquo;retarded&rdquo; has transformed itself in today&rsquo;s society as being a slang word that describes someone as being dumb or having made a mistake,&rdquo; said Katie Moore, a Carson-Newman sophomore and secretary for C-N&rsquo;s Best Buddies program. &ldquo;When this word is used it gives individuals with disabilities a negative stereotype of being dumb and without value, which is not the case at all.&rdquo;</p> <p>Katie&rsquo;s brother, Matthew Moore, an individual with Down Syndrome, recently spoke at an &ldquo;R-Word&rdquo; event on campus. He shared what the Best Buddies program has meant to him.</p> <p>&ldquo;Best Buddies is a world-wide organization that pairs people who have special needs with a friend, because everyone deserves to have a friend,&rdquo; said Matthew, an intern at the Best Buddies Tennessee office in Nashville.</p> <p>To encourage others to join in the campaign effort, Carson-Newman&rsquo;s Best Buddies chapter will hold a Buddies Walk on Saturday, April 12, beginning at the Maddox Student Activities Center on campus. Registration starts at 9 a.m. and is $10 for students and $12 for adults. Those with intellectual or physical disabilities will receive free admission.</p> <p>For more information about Carson-Newman University&rsquo;s Best Buddies program or walk, call 423-863-2911 or email: kbwilliams@cn.edu</p> <p>-30-</p> http://www.cn.edu/news?view=758 http://www.cn.edu/news?view=758 Fri, 04 Apr 2014 13:54:39 -0400 Mortar Board to hold “Trading Places: President–Student Swap Day" <p><iframe src="http://www.youtube.com/embed/3RdcPDcQDbg" frameborder="0" width="560" height="315"></iframe></p> <p>(March 28, 2014)&ndash; On Thursday, April 3, Carson-Newman University&rsquo;s Mortar Board chapter will sponsor a &ldquo;Trading Places: President-Student Swap Day,&rdquo; offering a unique opportunity for one lucky student. The event will allow one student to become the University&rsquo;s president for the day, complete with meetings, hectic schedules, and key decision making.</p> <p>In return, Carson-Newman President Randall O&rsquo;Brien will revisit his college days, attending class, hitting the books, performing duties as a work-study student, and hanging out with other students in a residence hall.</p> <p>&ldquo;This is going to be fun, but also eye-opening,&rdquo; said University President Randall O&rsquo;Brien. &ldquo;I am looking forward to relaxing a bit with sneakers and a hoodie, but I am also excited to get a taste of the daily challenge students face juggling classes, clubs, sports, possibly part time jobs, and friendships. Today&rsquo;s students take on a lot, and I am excited to get a better understanding of our students.&rdquo;</p> <p>In order to qualify for the presidential role, student-candidates will encourage the campus community to donate change in attempt to fill large jars. The student raising the most money will hold the title of Carson-Newman&rsquo;s president for the day, laying claim to the University&rsquo;s corner office.</p> <p>Funds raised will go toward funding a BOOST Your Speed 5K on April 5. BOOST, which stands for &ldquo;Bonner Out-of-School Time,&rdquo; is an after school program overseen by the University&rsquo;s Bonner Center and the Jefferson City Housing Authority benefiting children of Jefferson County.</p> <p>Mortar Board is the premier national honor society recognizing college seniors for outstanding achievement in scholarship, leadership and service. Since its founding in 1918, the Society has grown from four to over 220 chartered collegiate chapters with more than a quarter-million members across the nation.</p> <p><strong>Click on a name below to contribute and support your favorite C-N student-president</strong></p> <p><a href="give?id=190" target="_blank">Bryce Berry Donation Page</a></p> <p><a href="give?id=192" target="_blank">Analyn Borhtick Donation Page</a></p> <p><a href="give?id=193" target="_blank">Krista Ellis Donation Page</a></p> <p><a href="give?id=191" target="_self">Ben Voigt Donation Page</a></p> http://www.cn.edu/news?view=756 http://www.cn.edu/news?view=756 Thu, 03 Apr 2014 21:05:34 -0400 University to hold International Festival April 2 <p><img src="libraries/tiny_mce/tiny_mce/plugins/imagemanager/files/News_photos/CN_GlobalEd_2013.jpg" alt="" width="202" height="215" /></p> <p>(March 28, 2014)&ndash; Carson-Newman University will hold its annual International Festival on Wednesday, April 2. Free and open to the public, the event will be held from 3&ndash;6 p.m.</p> <p>The festival will feature the University&rsquo;s culturally diverse population, as students showcase their home countries. Visitors will have the opportunity to learn more about the different languages, play games, and enjoy music, dancing and folk tales. Guests will also receive a &ldquo;passport&rdquo; and the chance to have it stamped at each visited nation.</p> <p>Sponsored by Carson-Newman&rsquo;s Center for Global Education, the International Festival will be held in the Maddox Student Activities Center.</p> <p>Through its Center for Global Education, Carson-Newman welcomes students from around the world to East Tennessee and offers a variety of travel opportunities through international service projects and study-abroad trips. Twenty-five nations are represented by the University&rsquo;s student population.</p> http://www.cn.edu/news?view=757 http://www.cn.edu/news?view=757 Wed, 02 Apr 2014 17:36:50 -0400