In this issue…
Former CBU water polo player signs professional contract
Carnohan leaves for Spain on Aug. 24th and will compete with Navarra from October to May in his first season. He was brought on board with Ruda Franco and Dusan Aleksic, who both have experience playing international water polo with their respective home countries of Brazil and Canada.
Last season, Carnohan led the Lancers to a program-best, fourth-place finish in the WWPA. He played in all 35 games and scored a second-best 67 goals for the team and assisted on 30 more, which was a team-best mark. He drew 52 ejections and swiped 25 steals. The utility finished his career with 120 goals, which rank him 15th on the program’s career list, and produced 31 multi-goal games, which is 14th best.
Carnohan joins a list of elite Lancers who have played water polo on the international stage. Austen Ramer, CBU’s career leader in saves with 1,129, played professionally for three years in Australia after graduating in 2012. Brandon Jung also saw plenty of playing time in the Olympics for Canada in 2008.
Mock medical scenario brings helicopter and learning to CBU
The helicopter is operated by Mercy Air, a full-service air medical transport system that has served California and Nevada for 25 years. The company provides rapid emergency transportation by helicopter for critically ill and injured patients.
An ambulance and a Riverside Fire Department engine were also part of the exercise.
The emergency responders and “injured” volunteers gave various students a chance to turn their classroom knowledge into a hands-on experience.
Participants in the mock medical scenario took turns assessing the injuries, immobilizing the patients and then relaying information to the various Emergency Medical Services (EMS) personnel at the scene.
Bill Donald, adjunct faculty in the department of kinesiology, planned the scenario. Donald said he wanted students to gain experience working in an emergency setting, communicating with other medical personnel and become familiar with the EMS system.
“This will also build up their confidence when they deal with the real thing,” said Donald. “Experience is the primary goal that I want them to gain from this.”
The training exercise also brought students closer to the reality of emergency evacuations.
“Having the ambulance and the medevac here changed the situation in your mind to be a little more serious,” said student Anna Garduno. “It gave you an opportunity to put everything into practice and look at areas where maybe you need to continue to practice and work on.”
The students also had the opportunity to take a close-up look at the helicopter and to talk with the three-member flight crew from Mercy Air and learn about what their jobs entail.
“[In class] we practice a lot of scenarios and today we really got to see several [emergency] occupations come together to care for the health of a patient,” said student Zach Norton.
Dr. Nicole MacDonald, associate professor of kinesiology and program director for the athletic training education program, said mock scenarios like this teach students how to work with other health professionals and how to work under pressure.
To watch a promotional video of the event, go to https://vimeo.com/136563646
CBU wrestler to compete at the world wrestling tournament
It is a historic accomplishment for Lopez, as he will be the first CBU wrestler to compete in this tournament. The Greco-Roman Tournament, which will be held on Sept. 7-12 in Las Vegas, take on a greater meaning this year since at-large bids to the 2016 Rio Olympic Games are on the line.
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Dr. Larry Linamen, vice president for Global Initiatives, chaired the opening session for the Association of Universities of Asia and the Pacific meeting at Suranaree University, Thailand, on July 28. He also had the opportunity to introduce Dr. Kamjorn Tatiyakavee, the permanent secretary for the ministry of education of Thailand, to the audience and to share briefly about CBU. This was CBU’s first time at the conference with more than 60 Asian universities in attendance. One of only two U.S. universities in attendance, CBU signed memorandums of understanding with schools from China and Indonesia during a special ceremony.
Dr. Russell L. Meek, adjunct instructor for Online and Professional Studies, had a paper, “I Was King over Israel in Jerusalem”: Inerrancy and Authorial Ambiguity in Ecclesiastes, published in the Journal for the Evangelical Study of the Old Testament 4 (2015).
Dr. Erin Smith, assistant professor of psychology, completed an Oxford Summer Seminar for the Bridging the Two Cultures of Science and the Humanities 2015-16 project. This project is hosted by Scholarship and Christianity in Oxford, which is the United Kingdom subsidiary of the Council for Christian Colleges and Universities, and funded by the Templeton Religion Trust. The project included four weeks of lectures, mentor sessions and workshops. As part of the project, Smith and the other participants were inducted into the Bodleian Library at Oxford to support their own research projects.
Dr. William Flores, associate professor of Spanish, presented a paper titled Ecocriticism as a Cross-Disciplinary Effective Tool to Create Positive Change at the Lima International Book Fair (FIL Lima 2015) held July 17 – Aug. 2. Flores presented this paper as chair of a panel on Mankind and Its Environment in Latin American Literature.
Dr. Daniel Prather, professor of aviation science, announced the Department of Aviation Science has signed a pilot pathway agreement with Empire Airlines to benefit aviation flight majors. The students who meet Empire’s requirements are guaranteed an interview if the airline is hiring at the time. Empire Airlines serves as a FedEx feeder regional airline with bases throughout the Northwest and Southwest. In addition to pilot pathway agreements in place with ExpressJet, Skywest, and Ameriflight, this agreement with Empire Airlines will provide an additional career path for CBU Aviation Flight graduates and allow them priority consideration by these airlines.
Dr. Jacob Lanphere, assistant professor of environmental science, co-authored a poster titled Environmental Effects of Titanium Dioxide Nanoparticles Inside a Model Colon. Stephanie Lara, CBU environmental science student, presented it Aug. 14 at the University of California, Riverside, as part of the Mentoring Summer Research Internship Program symposium.
Steve Leader, academic records coordinator for veteran services, married Michelle Mantyla at Mariners Chapel in Irvine on July 25.
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