Month: March 2011

2011 NCAA Regional Champion and National Runner-Up

The College of Sciences and Arts is especially proud of the women’s basketball team that made a great run to it’s first NCAA Division II national championship game in late March.

Ten of the 16 members of the team are pursuing majors in the College:

Michelle Gaedke, Biological Sciences
Sam Hoyt, Mathematics, secondary education
Taylor Stipple, Liberal Arts
Emma Veach, Psychology

Six of them are enrolled in the Department of Exercise Science, Health and Physical Education, pursuing some of the newest degrees in the College:

Paige Albi
Kate Glodowski
Angela Guisfredi
Krista Kasuboski
Heather Kessler
Jessica Racine

Assistant coach, Sarah Stream, continues her education in exercise science as well, continuing to work on her master’s degree.

All of these talented women personify the concept of student/athlete, performing as well in their studies as they do on the court. Angela Guisfredi won the Elite 88 Award for Division II women’s basketball, given to the student with highest grade point participating in the championship tournament. Tech owns this award, since the inaugural winner was Sarah Stream in 2010!

So to read more about their wonderful season and their run through the playoffs, click the images on the left…. [read more]

CWS World Water Day 2011

The Center for Water and Society is sponsoring a poster competition for World Water Day 2011 on Tuesday, March 22 in the Rozsa Lobby. Environmental Historian Nancy Langston will present “Sustaining Lake Superior” at 7:30 p.m. on March 22 in M&M U115. Other sponsors for World Water Day are Visiting Women and Minority Lecturer/ Scholar Series, School of Forest Resources and Environmental Science, social sciences departmentbiological sciences department, and student organizations Global City and Society of Wetland Scientists…. [read more]

A Good Night’s Sleep: If Only . . .

As part of a $400,000 National Institutes of Health grant, Jason Carter, chair and associate professor in exercise science, health and physical education, and his research team are looking at sleep deprivation’s links to hypertension, among other issues, and differences by gender. “We are trying to figure out why women are more susceptible to developing hypertension as a result of reduced sleep…” [read more]

Funding for Undergraduate Research Announced

This summer, the Summer Undergraduate Research Fellowship (SURF) will support 23 students from across the University with funds from the Vice President for Research, the Honors Institute and the Biotechnology Research Center (BRC). The total funding for the program this year is $74,300. Students in PhysicsComputer ScienceExercise SciencePsychologyBiology, and Mathematics are among the recipients…. [read more]