Upcoming Events 11/13

Last year's chess tournament in action.

Last year’s chess tournament in action.

On Friday, November 15, the student chapter of the Mathematical Association of America (MAA) will sponsor its annual Chess Tournament beginning at 2 p.m.  There will be hot dogs & snacks provided.  The proceeds benefit St. Jude’s.  There is a $5 suggested donation.

On Friday, November 15, Beta Beta Beta will host its annual Bowling for Uganda at the Billy Hardwick Lanes (Quince at White Station) at 6 PM.  Contact Dr. Mary Ogilvie (mogivlie@cbu.edu) for more information.

On November 19:  Dr. Raena King‘s differential equations (MATH 232) class has a big project coming up that will help them understand how the spread of disease can be modeled by differential equations.  To do this, we are trying to get as many people as possible to participate in a campus-wide Humans vs. Zombies game.  One person will start as a zombie and will tag other people.  Once tagged, they join the zombie horde.  Students will take the data on a website that shows when humans become zombies and use it to develop a model for the rate of change of both the human and zombie populations.  They will then link the ideas to develop models for the spread of disease.  The more people that participate, the better the data will be.  The game starts on November 19 and will run for 5 days.  It will not interfere with classes, but should be fun and exciting.  Two of her students (Becky Wauford and Trey McGinnis) have been very involved in the planning of the game.  Professors can also play.

The CBU Deckhands include several CBU Science faculty members

The CBU Deckhands include several CBU Science faculty members

Brought to you by It’s a Great Day at CBU, the Deckhands will be appearing at the following CBU athletic events:

  • Saturday, November 16 at the 2:00 p.m. women’s basketball game (dance performance)
  • Tuesday, November 26 at the 7:00 p.m. men’s basketball game (dance performance)
  • Thursday, January 16 between the 5:00 p.m. and 7:00 p.m. basketball games (slingshotting goodies)
  • Saturday, January 18 between the 2:00 p.m. and 4:00 p.m. basketball games (dance performance)

Your CBU Deckhands are Dr. Tracie Burke, Dr. Divya Choudhary, Sarah Condra, Professor Sandra Davis, Dr. Malinda Fitzgerald, Dr. Karen Golightly, Dr. Jeff Gross, Professor Cathy Grilli, Melissa Hanson, Dr. Kelly James, Dr. Anne Kenworthy, Dr. Teri Mason, Professor Chanda Murphy (Deckhands Coach), Dr. Maureen O’Brien, Dr. Mary Ogilvie, Dr. Sandra Thompson-Jaeger, Stacey Trotter, Professor Eliza Warren, Dr. Jennifer Weske, and Dr. John Young. And from time to time, they will be joined by special guest-stars!

The deadlines for applications for the MHIRT program for this summer are December 17 for early bird and December 31 for the final.  See the website at: www.cbu.edu/mhirt  for more information, or e-mail malinda@cbu.edu .