Hornets and Lady Hornets both on their way to NAIA Championships
Tournament Most Valuable Player Marisa Stotler, a senior forward, led all scorers with 18 points as the No. 2 seeded Lady Hornets clinched their second straight SSAC title on Saturday in a game against Loyola University that ended 60-44.
The men – the No. 3 seed in the SSAC East Division and the defending champions of the league – whipped the University of Mobile 70-57 in the quarterfinals and Loyola University 62-55 in the semifinals. The Hornets then met their match in a bitterly fought game against No. 2 seed Emmanuel College with a final score of 63-67.
The NAIA Women’s Basketball Championship is scheduled for March 16-22 in Jackson, Tenn., while the men’s will be held on the same dates in Kansas City, Mo.
Russ Hunt talks about oil cap invention on TV23
Hunt explained to Robert Quigley, host of the program “Focal Point,” how civil engineering technology student Jim Baltimore’s idea for a device that could have prevented last year’s oil spill in the Gulf led to the analytical design of the cap he had envisioned and the successful testing of a prototype on campus last fall.
Hunt said the team is now hoping to attract a few investors to either buy the patent or support further research on refining the device.
“Had this been in place [when the oil well the rig Deepwater Horizon was connected to exploded last spring], no oil or flames ever would have reached the rig, and those 11 crew members wouldn’t have died,” Hunt concluded.
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New professional academic advisors around campus
School of Architecture, Civil Engineering Technology and Construction
School of Engineering Technology and Management
Division of Engineering
The schools of Arts & Sciences and Computing & Software Engineering also have academic advisors, although they are not new to these positions. They are:
School of Arts & Sciences
School of Computing and Software Engineering
Two SPSU staffers to sacrifice hair to raise money for research on childhood cancer
The St. Baldrick’s Foundation is a volunteer-driven charity committed to funding the most promising research to find cures for childhood cancers and give survivors long and healthy lives. The Foundation has raised more than $90 million since 2000 and funds more in childhood research grants than any other organization except the U.S. government.
Sprague, who will go under the razor at a March 10 event in Atlanta, was inspired to get involved with the St. Baldrick’s Foundation after his grandmother passed away from cancer and his mother and aunt became cancer survivors. This will be his third year participating in the event. His goal is to raise $1,000 in the two weeks he has given himself to reach out to family, friends and co-workers.
To make a donation in his name, go to John/StBaldricksFoundtion.
Tracy will wait until Sept. 13 to lose her locks because she is doing it in concert with 46 Mommas, an organization of mothers who’ve lost children to cancer. Tracy’s 13-year-old son, Matthew, died in 2009 from a brain tumor, and she first participated in the St. Baldrick’s head-shaving a year ago.
“I’m doing this in memory of my beautiful son and for all the other kids out there who are still fighting for their lives,” she said. “We need more support specifically for pediatric cancer research.”
Tracy has set a particiularly ambitious goal of raising $10,000 by September. To make a donation in her name, go to Kelli/StBaldricksFoundation.
We encourage all faculty and staff to support Sprague and Tracy in their fundraising and head-shaving efforts. Any donations will make a difference and can go a long way.
Alumna joins AmeriCorps, is featured in e-publication
Members of the NCCC serve for 10 months, with work ranging from public education to environmental clean-up and typically travel to other areas in response to national crises.
MacArthur earned a degree in industrial and organizational psychology and a minor in business management from SPSU.
11 recruited for 2011 soccer team
This is by far the most experienced recruiting class that has been brought into SPSU’s soccer program since it's inception in 2007, according to Head Coach Kom Momeni. The class includes a number of high-level transfers and Georgia youths who can play numerous positions.
Three of the signees are from Georgia Perimeter College and were all instrumental in getting the Jaguars to the final match of the 2009 National Championship. Another of the recruits has represented his country, Northern Ireland, in Youth International play, while a transfer goalkeeper was the starter for a rival NAIA school.
“We are starting a tradition of excellence here at Southern Poly, and I feel that with the addition of this recruiting class, we are continuing to move in the right direction,” Momeni said.
Valdosta recruit Zak Worms is planning to major in architecture at SPSU. “I’m pretty excited,” he said in an interview with the Valdosta Daily Times. “I want to be an architect, and they have a good (architecture) program, and they’ve got a good soccer program. It’s a good opportunity.”
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