Across the University

Haile/ US Bank College of Business:

According to, former College of Business professor William Brunner is now the chief financial officer for J.D. Byrider. Some of his other former titles include: senior vice president and director of capital and asset/liability management at Citizens Financial Group and CFO of treasury management at Banc One Corp., as well as holding positions at Star Bank Corp., Wachovia Corp. and Bank South Corp.

College of Arts and Sciences:

The Department of World Languages and Literatures will celebrate National French Week with a program from 7:30-8:30 p.m. Nov. 7 in Otto Budig Theater featuring Ceol Mhor, who will play Celtic and French-Canadian Music and provide an explanation of the ties between French culture and this music.

College of Nursing and Health Professions:

The second Master of Science in nursing cohort group of 19 students started at St. Elizabeth Medical Center Oct. 23. They receive face-to-face instruction along with online courses and will graduate in Spring 2011. The first MSN cohort group of 20 nurses started at Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center in January 2007 and graduates Spring 2009.

Salmon P. Chase College of Law:

On Oct. 16 the Chase Center for Excellence in Advocacy and Chase Student Advocacy Society hosted educators, civic leaders and policy makers from South Africa, Poland, Morocco and Ukraine who are with the Civitas Program, an international civic education exchange program. A reception for students, faculty and staff welcomed the visitors and offered an opportunity for cultural exchange.

College of Informatics:

The Women in Informatics Association donated $417 dollars to Dress for Success Cincinnati, a non-profit organization that provides suits to disadvantaged women returning to or entering the workforce. The money was collected as part of a Wii Raffle held during the Computer Science/Wii Game Night Oct. 10.

College Education and Human Services:

Kevin Besnoy was recently appointed by Kentucky Governor Steve Beshear to the Advisory Council for Gifted and Talented Education, which advises the Kentucky Board of Education, the education commissioner and the Education Professional Standards Board on administrative regulations and education policy regarding gifted and talented students.

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