Guy Johnson has spent winter quarter as a visiting scholar at the University of Washington Tacoma. His activities have included meeting with the Assistant Chancellor for Instructional Technology to discuss collaborative offerings with RIT, meeting with the head of the Institute of Technology and the head of the Urban Studies regarding the need for GIS courses, and advising on a proposal for Environmental Engineering that is moving forward. The proposal he is advising has been a primary and long-standing commitment to the Native American population in the Tacoma region of Washington State.
Samuel McQuade III has had three books published (with a release date of April 1, 2012). Each book deals with a different area involving Cybersafety. The titles include "Living with the Internet," "Cyberstalking and Cyberbullying," and "Internet Addiction and Online Gaming." The books are co-authored by Marcus K. Rogers, Ph.D. and Sarah E. Gentry, an RIT alum. Sarah worked on these books with Dr. McQuade while working as his graduate assistant.
James Myers' article, "Kosova's Household Energy Efficiency and Fuel Supplies," authored with Brian H. Bowen (Vice President for RIT Academic Affairs at the American University in Kosovo) and Agon Nixha (an American University in Kosovo student), was published in the International Journal of Energy Sector Management.
Jordan MacIntosh will play his first professional indoor lacrosse game in Rochester when the Minnesota Swarm come up against the Rochester Knighthawks on February 4. He played RIT Lacrosse until this year when he was signed by the Minnesota Swarm in late 2011 in the first round of the MLL Draft.
Jordan, who expects to graduate in May, is from Ontario, Canada, and is an Applied Arts and Science student with Professional Concentrations in Exercise Science and Psychology.
Cem Nukyen, a current CMS student, has been named the president of the Turkish Student Association (TSA) at RIT. The TSA is in their first year of operation. Students meet weekly with the purpose of promoting cultural diffusion and assisting students of Turkish decent, although membership is open to anyone.
The second annual student social for CMS took place on December 13 in the Fireside Lounge. Those who attended also made donations to a family in need for the holidays.