In this issue…
CGE president inspires students to use skills in foreign nations
Dr. Carolyn Bishop, president of Consortium for Global Education, was the featured speaker Oct. 13 at California Baptist University’s College of Allied Health Distinguished Lecture Series. Bishop spoke on the topic “Impact of Education and Healthcare Initiatives in Strategic Nations.”
“Your degrees can be significant not just here in America, but internationally as well,” Bishop told students attending the lecture. “What distinguishes us as an organization is we try to make everything we do successful, and we link that integration of international education, service and sharing.”
Bishop was elected president of the Consortium for Global Education in 2002. As president, she leads in supporting 241 international partnerships in more than 80 countries through 42 accredited American colleges and universities, including CBU.
Bishop stressed the importance of building impactful partnerships overseas.
“Out of 27 years of experience, the Consortium for Global Education has learned a lot about having presidents, faculty and students working overseas,” Bishop said. “We always try to build strategic relationships, we look for strategic locations around the world, and we make them inclusive so that it’s valuable for the nationals. We always have a multiplication effect, and it is sustainable.”
Bishop referenced the crises in the Middle East and spoke about how the sheer numbers of refugees fleeing the violence in their countries have created a “deplorable living environment” in refugee camps.
“We have challenged any small church effort to have a school in their church and get the kids out of these living conditions,” she said.
Bishop gave more examples of strategic partnerships in Haiti, China, North Korea, Cambodia and many other nations.
“It has been a pleasure to be a part of the Consortium for Global Education for 17 years and watch CBU grow,” she said. “What you are doing here is a part of a whole, and this campus is involved not just here or statewide, but worldwide as well.”
CBU students take a stab at learning dinner etiquette
“We’re amateurs,” Beatriz Thomas, senior sociology major, said with a nervous chuckle as she realized she was eating with the wrong fork.
Every spilled grain of rice, momentary awkward silence and passing of bread was an opportunity for California Baptist University students to learn dining and professional etiquette.
The Career Center hosts a biannual Etiquette Dinner focusing on “which fork do I use” kind of dinner protocol while maintaining a countenance of professionalism.
Since last spring, Chelsea Royse, career counselor and internship coordinator, has been hosting the event to teach students proper dining behavior.
“It’s not just about what fork do you use,” Royse said. “It’s also about how to hold an appropriate conversation, how to converse with people, how to have purpose at a dinner and not just take the back seat.”
The etiquette dinners are geared to help students prepare for real life situations of dining with employers or potential ones.
“For a lot of students this is the first time they have been at a table with four forks and knifes,” Royse said. “It’s a safe environment to learn, because you can mess up and it’s fine. They don’t want to have their first experience being confused or embarrassed because they didn’t know to put their napkin on their lap.”
Students learned mingling tactics, how to use their knives and forks the American way and Continental way (it’s how one holds them and uses them), tips for keeping a flow of constant conversations and even how to eat sushi gracefully. Though the students have to pay to attend, they left wishing to return and recreate the fun they had meeting new people and consuming good food.
“Come because it’s fun,” Royse said about future events. “You’ll be surprised by how much you learn.”
CBU students Hosiana Abewe, Grace De Dieu Irumva, and Christian Shema Mugisha, who are all biochemistry and molecular biology majors, attended the annual National Organization for the Professional Advancement of Black Chemists and Chemical Engineers (NOBCChE) conference in New Orleans Sept. 23-26. Irumva and Abewe presented posters on their summer research at the Center for Aerosol Impacts on Climate and the Environment at UC San Diego.
Assembly member Jose Medina (center in photo at left) spoke with CBU students enrolled in the Graduate Nursing Health Policy & Bioethics course Oct. 6. The students shared current advanced practice nursing policy agendas that could improve patient care by removing practice barriers.
Students in Arlene Drachslin’s ENG 113 class recently conducted a Composition Concert on the front lawn to fulfill requirements for an observation essay. Musically inclined members of the class performed, while other students observed. Both wrote essays according to their experience in the concert, either as performer or observer. One participant observed: “Socially, this whole event had such a grand significance in showing how worship music not only unites believers, but uplifts spirits and encourages people in their everyday lives.” Drachslin is an adjunct professor of English.
Students from the department of natural and mathematical sciences and from the student-governed American Medical Student Association CBU Chapter attended the 12th Annual University of California Davis Pre-Medical & Pre-Health Professions National Conference on Oct. 11-12. The two-day event included a selection of keynote speakers, deans’ panels and 250 workshops covering a variety of health professional topics.
Crossway Books recently published the latest book by Dr. Chris Morgan, dean of the School of Christian Ministries. The book, Heaven, is the sixth volume in the Theology in Community series (which he co-edits with Dr. Robert Peterson), and his 14th book overall.
Dr. Andrew Herrity, professor of business and entrepreneurship, and Michael Bishop, senior director of career services, won the Best Theme-Related Paper Award at the Christian Business Faculty Association Meeting Oct. 11 in Nashville, Tenn. Herrity presented the paper, which was titled Making a Difference at the Intersection of Faith and Business: Teaching Undergraduates to Align Values and Strengths with Career Opportunities.
Jessica Alzen, adjunct professor of English for Online and Professional Studies, won the American Educational Research Association’s dissertation fellowship for her proposed dissertation titled Investigating the Sensitivity of Teacher Classifications Based on Multiple Measures to Value-Added Model Specification. Alzen plans to use data from the Measures of Effective Teaching project that was funded by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation.
Dr. Mary Ann Pearson, associate professor of public relations for Online and Professional Studies, presented a session for the County of Riverside’s fiscal and administrative managers meeting Oct. 14 in Riverside. Her topic was social media and personal branding.
David Williams, adjunct professor of visual arts, held a closing reception Oct. 18 for his art show Works by Williams: A 30 Year Retrospective. Williams, who has taught ceramics at CBU about 30 years, held a monthlong show at the CBU Gallery in downtown Riverside.
Dr. Daniel Prather, chair of the department of aviation science, presented Aviation Workforce – Current and Future Availability of Airline Pilots: An Overview of the GAO Report and How Collegiate Aviation Should Respond at the Fall Education Conference of the University Aviation Association, held Oct. 8-11 in Daytona Beach, Fla. Prather completed his three-year term of the strategic planning committee and was elected to serve a three-year term as chair of the graduate education committee.
Dr. Candace Vickers, associate professor of communication disorders, was recently appointed to a national committee for the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association. Vickers will serve on the committee on the international classification of functioning, disability and health. The committee is charged with applying the international classification of functioning, disability and health framework to goal setting and outcomes measurement. It also helps members focus on function by advising, providing input, reviewing, and promoting appropriate products and activities.
Faculty and students from the department of natural and mathematical sciences and the department of health sciences attended the 29th Annual California Indian Conference at California State University, San Bernardino on Oct. 10. Michael Luong, biochemistry and molecular biology major; Benjamin Knisley, applied statistical analysis major; and Grace Crosby, healthcare administration major, presented a session on Cooking with Native Foods, based on research conducted with Dr. Margaret Barth, director of the nutrition and food sciences program; Dr. Shasha Zheng, assistant professor of health sciences; and Dr. Hannah Hu, assistant professor of chemistry.
Denise Payne, senior credential analyst, has been re-elected as president of Credential Counselors and Analysts of California for the 2014-2015 year. As president in 2013-2014, she had oversight of the 36th Annual CCAC Conference in Sacramento Oct. 15-17, with 800 attendees. She also hosted the president’s lunch and presented a workshop with Commission on Teacher Credentialing staff titled Preparing for an Accreditation Visit.
The Leadership Allied Health program, which includes 20 students within the College of Allied Health, staffed a recruitment table at the annual Riverside College and Career Fair hosted at the Galleria at Tyler. The Leadership Allied Health students spoke to more than 200 prospective students and parents, introducing College of Allied Health programs and answering general questions about CBU.
Brandon VanBuskirk married Stephanie Lee (’13) on Sept. 28. He is the son of Patty VanBuskirk, department secretary in communication arts, and plans to graduate from CBU in December with a degree in nursing. Stephanie is a nursing alumna.
Jessica Alzen, adjunct professor of English for Online and Professional Studies, and her husband, Michael, welcomed a daughter on Sept. 15. Annabelle Rose was born at 8:29 a.m., weighing 6 pounds 3 ounces and measuring 19 inches long.
Nikki Fuller, adjunct professor of English, and her husband, Matt, welcomed a daughter on Sept. 28. Charlotte Rose was born at 1:04 a.m., weighing 7 pounds 8 ounces and measuring 19.5 inches long.