New certificate program in health information technology
The certificate, which is available to all undergraduate students at SPSU, can be completed as part of a normal degree program. It is intended to provide students with sufficient knowledge of the healthcare industry to allow them to start developing and/or supporting health information technology applications in a number of healthcare delivery settings.
The Department of Information Technology is also working on a graduate certificate in health information technology, which is on track for presentation to the appropriate review committee early in 2011.
CSE Dean Han Reichgelt credits Dr. Andy Wang, Prof. Bob Brown and Dr. Chi Zhang for their hard work on developing these certificates.
Long-time member of postal staff retires
“They’re like my family, I’ve been here so long,” Henson remarked. “It’s like my second home.”
Sarah Valentine, Henson’s coworker for many years, can’t stop saying good things about her. “She’s a great boss – she cares about her work and other people,” Valentine said. “She cares about the campus.”
Henson has seen the campus change dramatically since she began here. “It’s come a long way,” she said. She is also glad that the post office recently got the upgrade it deserved when the Student Center was renovated over the summer. “We’re glad it’s finally here.”
“I’m going to miss everybody that I worked with,” Henson said, “but I am looking forward to retirement.”Congratulations on your well-deserved retirement, Karen – you will be greatly missed in the post office and on the SPSU campus.
CSE hosts recent conference on computational science
School of Computing and Software Engineering (CSE) Dean Han Reichgelt delivered the welcome message to the assemblage of 50 researchers on Oct. 27. SPSU Vice President for Academic Affairs Zvi Szafran spoke at a banquet for attendees on Oct. 28, and Dr. Chih-Cheng Hung, a CSE professor, served as the program’s local arrangements chair.
Hornets soccer team finishes season in second round of NAIA Championships
Despite a heavy downpour throughout the game, SPSU played tough and kept the Holy Names University Hawks of California at bay. With just 26 seconds left on the clock in a double overtime, the Hawks scored the first and final point of the game. The Hornets finished out the season with a record of 12-5-3.
Congratulations to the Hornets on their excellent season, and we look forward to another shot at the championship next year!
Lady Hornets doing well so far
The team began the season with a five-game winning streak before being losing to Reinhardt College by a mere 3-point margin on Nov. 23, but it’s been nothing but wins since then.
The next few games lined up for December include Fisk University in Nashville, Tenn., on Dec. 9, Winthrop University in Rock Hill, S.C., (an exhibition game) on Dec. 12 and the University of Cumberlands in Williamsburg, Ky., on Dec. 17.
Best of luck to the Lady Hornets in these and all future games!
Running Hornets' season off to a good start
The team’s losses have been to Martin Methodist College and William Carey University. The Hornets won their latest game, against Auburn University Montgomery, 77-62 last night.
The only remaining game the Hornets have in December is against Fisk University on Dec. 9 in Nashville, Tenn.
Best of luck to the Running Hornets throughout their season!
Sigma Nu volunteers build Bethlehem for local church
This walk-through replica of the ancient biblical city, complete with Roman soldiers, storytellers, tradesmen, shopkeepers and, of course, a live nativity scene, is an 18-year-old Christmas tradition in East Cobb. It is averaging 6,000 visitors per season at this point.
The fraternity brothers showed up the day after Thanksgiving to help church members set up the city. They returned on Sat., Dec. 4, and will be back again on Sat., Dec. 11, to assist with decorating and parking and to dress up as Roman soldiers.
Bethlehem Walk will be open to the public free of charge from 7-9 p.m. daily Dec. 4-11. The church is located at 2300 Jamerson Road.
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