Rome: Spring Break 2012

Rome Italy Spring Break 2012 Students

From left to right: Robert O’Ryan, Emily Fletchas, Cathy Thorne, Kenny Hooks, K.J. Grover, Alex Grover, Brandon Lutts, Bentley Smith, and Dana Pabalate

Students in Rome, Spring Break 2012 were: Robert O’Ryan, Emily Fletchas, Cathy Thorne, Kenny Hooks, K.J. Grover, Alex Grover, Brandon Lutts, Bentley Smith, Dana Pabalate, Shazzade Dobbins (not pictured), and Maurice Mondie (not pictured). The Trevi Fountain is where everyone gathered, as tradition has it, to throw a coin over their shoulder to be assured that they would return to Rome.

“Considering this is my first trip outside of the country, it was an amazing experience. The city of Rome was truly spectacular, and the experience itself is one I’ll never forget.” Bentley Smith

“I loved spending my Spring Break in Rome! I got to see amazing things and made some awesome new friends! I think everyone should study abroad at least once in college.” Emily Fletchas

Rome Italy Spring Break 2012 Pantheon at Night by Cathy Thorne

Pantheon at Night. Photography by Cathy Thorne

“An important part of the class, Sustainable Economics, taught by Professor Papachristou, was our trip to Rome. It was enlightening to see the priorities and age-old practices of another culture, as well as their use of modern sustainable technology, such as solar energy. Each day was used to its fullest, and it was a privilege staying at the Lasallian World Headquarters.” -Robert O’Ryan

PA Asst. Prof Completes Mission in Jamaica

Gary B. Tooley is an assistant professor in the Physician Assistant Studies Program here at CBU. He and his wife recently took a ten-day medical/dental mission trip to Jamaica. This trip is done annually through Rotary International and is sponsored by two churches. Professor Tooley and his wife will be journeying again in May to Guatemala for another mission trip through Island Community Church in Memphis.

MHIRT Director Travels to Brazil

CBU MHIRT LogoDr. Malinda Fitzgerald is the director of the Minority Health International Research Training (MHIRT) program and travels to Brazil every year to help recruit new students, teachers, and meet with current faculty and participants.

This program has given her the opportunity to travel all around Brazil. Dr. Fitzgerald spends most of her time in Brazil working with the MHIRT program, but when she does have free time, the island of San Catarina is where she loves to sand dune surf and enjoy the wild beaches Brazil has to offer.

CBU Dr. Malinda Fitzgerald travels to BrazilShe has also experienced the metropolitan life in Brazilian cities like Rio and many others. She says “…Each city is different and has it’s own charm.” But no matter where you go, her advice is to explore the country and all that the culture has to offer. Dr. Fitzgerald will be traveling back to Brazil again this summer.

CBU Faculty Travel to Slovenia, Hong Kong, and more

Dr. Paul Haught and Dr. Emily Holmes traveled to Slovenia where they made a professional presentation. Dr. Rick Potts and his wife enjoyed a fabulous Mediterranean cruise that included Turkey and Greece. Dr. Frank Buscher attended a Lasallian presidents’ international meeting in Manila in the Philippines that included a visit to Hong Kong.