Archives for June 2009

Andrew Page: North American strikeout artist

When you think of sports in Canada, you might think of hockey, a sport in which Canadians have excelled at the international level.
But the United States’ northern neighbor has a strong history in baseball as well. The list of major league standouts includes Ferguson Jenkins and Larry Walker and current stars like Justin Morneau, Jason Bay and Russell Martin.

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S&T swimmer earns national title, Miners finish third at NCAA Championships

Zlatan Hamzic, a sophomore in mathematics, became the first student-athlete in school history to earn an individual national championship March 14, winning the title in the 200-yard breaststroke in school-record time at the NCAA Division II Swimming and Diving Championships in Houston.

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Trio of Miner pole vaulters earn All-America honors

For the second year in a row, pole vaulter Jordan Henry, a senior in electrical engineering, was the national runner-up in his event at the NCAA Division II Indoor Track and Field Championships held in Houston in March.

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A new scoring leader

Tamara McCaskill, a senior in chemical engineering, concluded a record-setting career for the Lady Miners in March as the all-time leading scorer in the history of the S&T women’s basketball program. She also landed an all-conference honor for the third time in her four-year career.

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S&T athletics has a new online look

Missouri S&T athletics’ online presence got a new look in January with the launch of a new Miner sports website. The site, hosted by Internet Consulting Services, provides a fresh new look for the promotion of athletics on a daily basis.

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The hunt for household hazards

Many researchers believe the air inside your home can be more hazardous to your health than the smog and other environmental pollutants you are exposed to outside, says Jon McKinney, a junior in environmental engineering at Missouri S&T.

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Underwater wi-fi

The same acoustic waves that dolphins and whales use to communicate when they’re thousands of miles apart can be used by humans to transmit information wirelessly, says Rosa Zheng, assistant professor of electrical and computer engineering at Missouri S&T.

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Uncovering a mobster’s human side

He was a notorious mobster and killer, but Benjamin “Bugsy” Siegel was also an affectionate father and a charming ladies’ man, says Amanda Kamps, a senior in history at Missouri S&T.

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Missouri S&T Career Fair

The Career Opportunities Center hosted its Spring 2009 Career Fair on Feb. 17 with 149 employers in attendance. S&T students visited with a total of 400 recruiters representing 25 states with high hopes of landing a job, internship, or co-op opportunity.

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Air Capital

Jan. 27 – Hockey game – Kansas Coliseum – Valley Center, Kan.
Attendees included Sean Daly ’96; Rob Davis ’01; Ken ’75 and Carol Drake; Jesse Heinemann ’08; David ’95 and Melissa ’96 Herberger; Nichole Podhorsky ’08; Kirk ’95, Tracy, Raelee and Mackenzie Peterson; Thomas Scott ’94, ’99; Eric Sommer ’07; Rachel St. Juliana ’08; Sean Trapp ’08; and Tom Williamson ’06.