February 2005 Newsletter THE DIRECTOR'S CHAIR

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February 2005 Newsletter THE DIRECTOR'S CHAIR

  1. 1. February 2005 Newsletter THE DIRECTOR’S CHAIR Greetings Friends!   February is truly a month of celebration! Presidents Day, Black History Month and Valentines Day are some of the things we will focus on for this month! I hope each of you will enjoy many of the festivities, which will occur during this time! In honor of Valentines Day, I offer you the following poem taken from the book “One World, One Heart” by Susan Polis Schutz:
  2. 2. Love is the Soul of Hearts   Love is the meaning of poetry The inspiration of dreams The passion of dance The music of songs   Love is the spirit of souls The emotion of hearts   Love is the poetry of dreams The dance of songs And the Soul of hearts
  3. 3. In April, we will have our first summer orientation meeting to get ready for the 2005 session. Please make sure to send back in your reservation form if you plan on attending this summer! We look forward to working with you again! Many of last year’s instructors will be returning! As well as some familiar faces, you will also be meeting some new ones. We have been out actively recruiting this semester! I was fortunate enough to see several of you doing my visits to your schools! Keep up the good work of spreading the name of AIMS!! Please remember to read the important dates. Keep us updated on any changes in your contact information. Also, send in your good news! We love to hear of your accomplishments!   Take care and have a wonderful month!!   Doris THE DIRECTOR’S CHAIR
  4. 4. <ul><li>Happy Valentine’s Day </li></ul><ul><li>Church tradition claims that St. Valentine was a priest near Rome in approximately 270 A.D. During this era, the Roman Emperor, Claudis-II forbid marriage. The emperor thought that if men were to marry, they would be so emotionally attached to their family, that they would not make good army soldiers. Therefore, by forbidding marriage, Claudius-II thought he was creating more capable soldiers. </li></ul><ul><li>Valentine was a bishop at the time, so secretly met with couples who were in love and joined them in holy matrimony. The emperor found out about this and arrested Valentine. Valentine was imprisoned while he awaited execution. The emperor gave him a chance to live if he would recognize the Roman Gods. Although Valentine refused. </li></ul><ul><li>The Phrase “From your Valentine” </li></ul><ul><li>We receive cards and gifts signed “From your Valentine” but some of us do not know where this phrase originated. While Saint Valentine was in prison, he met a jailor named Asterius, who had a blind daughter. It was said that Valentine healed the blind woman through his faith in God. </li></ul><ul><li>St. Valentine asked the jailor to bring him a pen and paper before he was executed on February 24, 270. He used these utensils to write a farewell message to the jailor’s daughter. He signed “From your Valentine” on the paper. This way, St. Valentine created a phrase that has lived on. </li></ul>
  5. 6. Valentine became a Patron Saint. A festival originated, where young Roman men offered women they wished to court, a greeting of affection on paper. This is where the traditional of writing Valentine’s Cards originated. The custom of writing such cards spread with the spread of Christianity and is now a worldwide tradition. Charles, the duke of Orleans, sent one of the first Valentine’s cards to his wife in 1415, when he was a prisoner in the Tower of London. The card still exist and can be found at the British Museum. ST. VALENTINE A martyr Saint
  6. 7. SWEET VALENTINE’S DAY RECIPES DARK CHOCOLATE WAFFLES WITH STRAWBERRIES Ingredients : 1/2 c. butter, melted 1/4 c. sugar 2 eggs, separated 1/2 tsp. vanilla extract 3 oz. bittersweet chocolate, melted and cooled 1-1/2 c. flour 2 tsp. baking powder 1/4 tsp. salt (optional) 1/2 c. milk or 3/4 c. buttermilk Powdered sugar Fresh strawberries, sliced and sweetened Preparation :In the bowl of an electric mixer, beat butter and sugar. Add the egg yolks, vanilla and cooled chocolate. Mix well. In separate bowl, mix together the flour, baking powder, and salt, if using. Add the flour mixture to the chocolate mixture alternately with the milk, blending well with each addition. (If using buttermilk, which is thicker than milk, use a little more if necessary, to thin almost to a pouring consistency.) With an electric mixer, beat the egg whites until stiff. Fold them into the batter. Place about 1/3 cup batter in a hot waffle iron, close the cover and bake until the steaming stops; these waffles are dark so don't judge doneness by the color. Serve sprinkled with powdered sugar and topped with strawberry slices. Makes 5 to 6 waffles. Source: http://www.theholidayspot.com/valentine/recipes/chocolate_recipes.htm
  7. 8. Black History Month Murray State University Presents: Leadership by Example & Service through Sacrifice     Celebration Calendar Tuesday, February 1 African American Student Services & Ethnic Programs Open House Time:  10:00 am-2:00 pm Location:  Multicultural Center, Room 110, Curris Center Wednesday, February 2 Black History Kick-off Diversity Luncheon Time:  12:00 pm Location:  Winslow Dining Facility Friday, February 4 African & African American Relations Reception and Discussion Time:  5:00 pm Location: Curris Center Dance Lounge Monday, February  7 National African American Read-in Time:  10:00 am 2:00 pm Location:  Performing Arts Hall
  8. 9. Friday & Saturday, February 11-12 African American Student Leadership Summit Opening Keynote:  Dr. Myrtis Powell, President & CEO, Cincinnati Youth Collaborative Time:  6:30 pm Location:  Performing Arts Hall Friday, February 18 American Monopoly Time:  5:30 pm Location:  Curris Center Small Ballroom February, 6,13, 20,27 (Sunday movies) Project Success:  Black History Movie Series Time:  5:00 pm Location:  Freed M. Curd Auditorium Visit the website at http://www.murraystate.edu/secsv/coverpage.htm for movie titles.
  9. 10. Friday, February 25 Marvin Mills Scholars:  Cross Campus Dialogue on Race Time:  7:00 pm Location:  Residential Colleges and Curris Center Dance Lounge Viewing of the film White Man's Burden to precede the discussion Saturday, February 26 Community Service Project Time:  10:00 am-2:00 pm Service Location: TBA Saturday, February 26 Banquet Honoring Black Hair Dressers and Barbers in Business over 40 years Hosted by Paducah Beauty Club Chapter 10 and Murray State University Time:  6:30 p.m. Location:  Washington Street Baptist Church 721 Washington Street Paducah, KY  $15.00 Per Person Call the office of African American Student Services & Ethnic Programs at 270-762-6836 or subscribe to Diversity Connections@murraystate.edu for more detailed information.Email us at aassep@murraystate.edu or visit us at http://www. murraystate . edu / secsv / coverpage . htm for updates to the calendar.  
  10. 11. CAREER SPOTLIGHT Dr. Michael DeBakey World Famous Heart Surgeon Dr. Michael DeBakey recently turned 90 but he is still employed as an inventor, surgeon, professor and international medical statesman. Dr. DeBakey began his career 70 years ago and he was one of the prominent researchers that discovered a link between cancer of the lungs and smoking, in 1939. He also discovered the roller pump (1932), which performs the functions of the heart and lungs during heart surgery.
  11. 12. Heart surgeons are prominent people in society, as they save lives and introduce new technologies such as “telemedicine”, which uses the Internet and video to allow doctors to consult with each other from long distances. Cardiovascular surgeons receive a salary of $8,000 when they first begin residency training. Then, most make $30,000 to $35,000 per year while training. However, when they graduate and received their medical degree, their income is between $100,000 to$150,000 annually. Some may make slightly less that $100,000, although some make more than $300,000 per year.
  12. 13. HEART SURGEONS: Career Spotlight “ Cardia” is the Greek word for heart. Cardiologists have specialist training in cardiology. Cardiology trainees begin their specialty training in cardiology approximately two years of general medical training at a prestigious medical school. The first five years of training are regarded as basic cardiology training. Each student of cardiology is assigned a trainer, which is usually a cardiologist in the main specialist center which houses the training. Each year, the student is evaluated by the trainer, the postgraduate dean and an independent cardiologist from another center.
  13. 14. Each student will be issued a Training Record Book, which contains the outcome of annual assessments and a summary of the practical procedures undertaken. A record of the number of invasive procedures is also taken. Training for cardiology involves direct involvement in assessment, investigations and management of all types of cardiological emergencies. General training takes place in both the general hospital and in a tertiary center. Also, students experience a range of basic investigations. This research is continuous throughout all training years. Becoming a “heart doctor” is not easy. It takes much time, experience, practice and mental strength. However, the benefits are immense.
  14. 15. STUDY SKILLS Developing good study skills is very important. You can develop your own unique system, that is best for you to use. We will gladly provide you with some guidelines to direct your studying methods…. Just click below for Guidelines on Studying: http://campus.murraystate.edu/aims/study.ppt
  15. 16. Important Changes: The date of the first AIMS SUMMER ORIENTATION for parents and students has been changed.  The new date is April 23rd.  The session will be held in the Ordway Hall Lobby at Murray State, from 10 a.m. until noon.  We look forward to seeing you!  If you cannot attend the orientation at Murray State, a second orientation will be held at Girls Inc., in Memphis on May 2nd, from 5 p.m.- 8 p.m.
  16. 17. IMPORTANT AIMS DATES AND CHANGES FOR 2005     April 23rd, 2005 AIMS Summer Orientation for parents and students 10AM-Noon. Lunch will be served Please RSVP at 877-424-6777 May 2 ND 2005 AIMS Summer Orientation for parents and students at Girls Inc. in Memphis, from 5-8 p.m. May 30, 2005 Bridge students move in June 12, 2005 Undergraduate students move in June 24-26, 2005 Bridge trip TBA July 1, 2005 Closing Luncheon / Symposium 11:00AM- 1:30PM / Move out day
  17. 18. <ul><li>The deadline to apply for scholarships at Murray State is February 1 st . </li></ul><ul><li>You can also visit: www.murraystate.edu/scholarships for additional scholarship information.  </li></ul><ul><li>  Please contact us if you need any assistance. </li></ul><ul><li>Visit www.studentaid.ed.gov for Federal Student Aid information! </li></ul>

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