Holidays to one and all!
research makes national news
research of Berry associate professor of psychology Dr. William
Hopkins and his colleagues at the Yerkes National Primate Research
Center in Atlanta was published in the December issue of Behavioral
Neuroscience and received media attention in the far corners
of the globe. Results of one of the two studies reported in the
journal confirm that "handedness" goes back millions of
years and, contrary to previous understanding, emerged independent
of systems associated with language and speech. Read Scientific
American's coverage at: http://www.sciam.com/article.cfm?chanID
establishes Berry Community Council
President Scott Colley is establishing the Berry Community Council,
a new forum dedicated to enhancing relationships among members of
the campus community. The council is focused on confronting major
social and cultural issues present on campus and in the wider community.
It is responsible for keeping discussions on these topics before
the campus community.
council will include students, faculty, staff, alumni and townspeople
who represent a wide range of perspectives. For details about the
council, go to http://www.berry.edu/alumni/accent/CommunityCouncil.htm
mourns loss of Dr. Amy Johnson
regrets to report that Dr. Amy Johnson, associate professor of history,
died Dec. 2 of injuries sustained in a Nov. 24 automobile accident.
death is a blow to us all," said President Scott Colley. "She
cared so deeply about her students and her work as both an educator
and a scholar. She will be missed greatly."
scholarship has been established in her memory. For more information,
go to: http://www.berry.edu/pr/news/pressdetail-pf.asp?ID=189.
is New Mexico professor of the year
Dale Davis (70C) has been named the New Mexico Professor
of the Year by the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of
Teaching and the Council for Advancement and Support of Education.
Professors are nominated by campus officials for their excellence
in undergraduate teaching and mentoring.
all about it at: http://www.kobtv.com/index.cfm?
heads to Iraq
student Daniel Whitt was deployed earlier this month with his Marine
unit for training and a tour of duty in Iraq. He is in the Fourth
Force Service Support Group, which will provide security and convoy
assistance for Humanitarian Support and Mortuary Affairs. The tour
of duty is expected to last eight to 12 months.
Campus Carrier ran an interesting article about Daniel's deployment
and his end-of-semester activities at Berry. Read about this special
student and soldier at:
snags two Model U.N. outstanding delegation awards
late November, Berry's Model U.N. club won two of four outstanding
delegation awards presented at the Southern Regional Model United
Nations Conference. Approximately 500 student delegates from across
the U.S. represented 68 countries in the competition. Berry's group
represented Germany and Palestine.
Association grows by 114
hundred fourteen new members were added to the Berry Alumni Association
on Dec. 11 during fall commencement exercises. Keynote speaker at
the event was Al Hodge Jr., president and CEO of the Greater Rome
Chamber of Commerce.
Hodge is guiding a Rome that is very different from what many Berry
graduates might remember. In fact, Rome recently was featured on
NBC Nightly News with Tom Brokaw. To watch the video clip, go to:
Day events set for Jan. 13
Ouida Dickey, president of the Berry Alumni Association, cordially
invites all Berry alumni to Founder's Day activities on Thursday,
Jan. 13, 2005.
day will begin with a 10 a.m. unveiling of a portrait of Dr. Gloria
Shatto, sixth president of the college, in the Presidential Portrait
gallery of Memorial Library.
Founder's Day Service is at 11 a.m. in the Berry College Chapel
and features guest speaker Dr. David Fite (51H), special guest Ms.
Joyce Blackburn and a performance by the Berry Concert Choir.
noon luncheon will be held in the Krannert Center and is $12 per
person. Reservations are required. Please contact Laura Welch at
firstname.lastname@example.org or call 800-782-0130.
day wraps up with a grand opening reception for the exhibit "A
Rich Tapestry: The History of Handicrafts at Berry" at The
Martha Berry Museum.
stay off the road!
George Gallagher, professor of animal sciences, has teamed up with
Gino D'Angelo, a graduate student from The University of Georgia,
on a research project aimed at reducing the growing number of deer-vehicle
collisions in Georgia. They have received $300,000 in grant money
from the state of Georgia to identify what is effective in keeping
deer off the road. You can read all about it in our own Campus Carrier:
penny saved ... just may lead to $50,000!
(97C) and Jodi Hawkins (98C) Tuten, pictured at left with
daughter Kendall, are among the top 10 finalists in Tennessee radio
host Dave Ramsey's Total Money Makeover competition.
finalists won a January trip to the Bahamas, where the winner will
to the couple, " ... the contestants spend six months getting
out of debt and saving as much money as they can. The one who gets
rid of the most debt and saves the most money in proportion to their
income wins $50,000."
all the details about the Tutens' participation and their finding
"financial peace" at the Total Money Makeover Web site:
Chandler named to state volunteer commission
Chandler (95C), director of Berry's Bonner Center for Community
Service, has been appointed by Gov. Sonny Perdue to the state Commission
on Service and Volunteerism. Read more about it at: http://www.theweekly.com/news/2004/December/03/Perdue.html
greet 200 guests
like in the 1920s, college benefactors were welcomed onto campus
by students holding candles aloft when they arrived in early November
for the Martha Berry Society Dinner. The renovated Ford Dining Hall
provided a beautiful, fitting environment for this special annual
event honoring alumni and friends who support the college with $1,000
or more during the college's fiscal year, July 1 - June 30.
Fuqua fights fires!
graduate Stewart Fuqua (80A), a member of the Tennessee
City Volunteer Fire Department, helped put out a fire that broke
out in downtown Dickson, Tenn., just minutes before the annual Christmas
parade made its way down Main Street. His fire-fighting prowess
was captured by the Dickson Herald and can be viewed at: http://www.dicksonherald.com/photogallery/fire/pages/fire%202.htm.
also is volunteering in another capacity. He is leading his 25th
Academy class reunion effort. The reunion is scheduled for June.
Willis says farewell
Willis, long-time associate dean of students, who resigned from
her position at Berry in late September after 20 years of service,
is now taking her leave from us. She will return to her family's
hometown in Tennessee. All of us wish her well!
soccer had a great season, winning the NAIA Region XIII
championship and earning a berth in the national championship tournament.
Overall, the team achieved a record of 17-5-2, and Coach Lorenzo
Canalis was named NAIA Region XIII Coach of the Year. In addition,
Courtney Bond (left) has been named a third-team All-American, five
team members were listed as honorable mention All-Americans and
three Lady Vikings were named All-American Scholar-Athletes.
soccer enjoyed one of its most successful seasons in team
history, making it to the semi-finals in the national tournament
for the second year in a row. Robert Mueller (right) earned first-team
All-American honors and was named NAIA Region XIII Player of the
Year. He also was named to the All-Tournament Team at the NAIA National
Tournament. In addition, one teammate earned second-team All-American
honors and two others were named to the honorable mention team.
One Viking earned Scholar-Athlete honors. Coach Richard Vardy was
selected as Region XIII Coach of the Year.
all the latest information about Berry sports, go to http://www.berry.edu/
Dr. John McDonald to speak
Chemistry Seminar Series will host Dr. John McDonald (79C)
at 4 p.m. Feb. 7 in the Science Auditorium. Dr. McDonald is a research
fellow and portfolio manager in the Scientific Resources Center
at Cargill Research Center, Wayzata, Minn. He'll speak on "Chemical
Imaging in the Food Industry; You Won't Believe Your Eyes."
Berry reunions 2005
Berry College classes of 2000, 1995, 1985, 1980, 1975, 1965, 1960
privacy reasons, secure Web sites have been created for each of
your 2005 class reunions. Please visit the Alumni Online Community
to access your class Web site. If you are not a member of the online
community, it is easy to join. Click here: www.berry.edu/alumni/community/login.asp.
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