News Briefs

Embry-Riddle Prescott’s Parents’ Association has been recognized as the Best Institutional Initiative for a Small College or University by the Association of Higher Education Parent/Family Program Professionals during the AHEPPP Conference held Nov. 13 – 15. This honor recognizes ERAU and its professionals in the field of parent and family programs who have developed and implemented an innovative and creative program, resulting in improved activities, services, and communication for and with parents of undergraduate students.
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Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University Worldwide’s Europe-Berlin campus celebrated its 10-year anniversary on Nov. 3, with students, staff, faculty, alumni, and leadership representatives gathering to recognize its successes, but also look forward to further educate and innovate the aviation industry there.
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Legendary CBS newsman and former moderator of "Face the Nation" Bob Schieffer will discuss the changing way Americans get their news and the last presidential election, which he covers in his new book, "Overload."  Speaker Series Director Marc Bernier will interview Schieffer, followed by Q&A from the audience and book signing. The event will take place at 7 p.m. in the Willie Miller Auditorium on Embry-Riddle's Daytona Beach Campus, 600 S. Clyde Morris Blvd. Seating will become available beginning at 6 p.m. For more information on the SpeakER Series, visit erau.edu/administration/speaker-series/.
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Senior student Albert Ma, under the faculty supervision of Dr. Leo Murphy, took home first place in the University Aviation Association’s (UAA) 2017 Post Contest, with his submission titled “Role of Pilot Error and Crew Resource Management in Runway Excursion Accidents involving Part 121 Operators. Ma is an Aeronautical Science major, set to graduate in May 2018. He is currently studying abroad for the fall semester at the University of Leeds, in the United Kingdom. Also a member of the PSA Airlines Cadet Program, he will be instructing at ERAU for about a year after graduation before moving on to regionals. See the full list of winners. Interested in competing in next year’s Poster Contest? Submissions are due May 31, 2018. Read the criteria.
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Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University Worldwide College of Business faculty member Dr. Tracey Richardson was recently featured in a PMI Global Accreditation question-and-answer story on project management.  "(Our Master of Science in Project Management program) provides the opportunity for working professionals to gain masters level knowledge and experience in planning and executing complex projects," Richardson said. "Working within a variety of organizational contexts, this program enables graduates to undertake increasing roles in the leadership and management of projects within corporations as well as across corporate, cultural, and international boundaries." Read the full article.
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Daytona Beach Campus College of Business Professor of Economics and Finance Dr. Bijan Vasigh was interviewed on Southwest Florida International Airport attracting a new tenant for its Skyplex commercial park, in a News-Press story titled "RSW Airport's North Side Attracts Developer, Longtime Chicago-O'Hare Construction Czar."
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The Embry-Riddle Halloween Carnival, Oct. 29, from 1 to 4 p.m. is free and open to all children in the Daytona Beach area.
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Graduating with his business degrees from Embry-Riddle, standout student athlete Jason Alvarez knows what it takes to succeed. As a Procurement Agent and Supplier Integration leader for The Boeing Company, Jason travels the globe meeting with seat suppliers to ensure Boeing delivers the best products and services to their airline customers. He also offers some advice to current and prospective business students.
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Dr. Jason M. Ruckert, Vice Chancellor of Online Education at Embry-Riddle Worldwide, has been appointed to distinguished leadership positions with two national organizations focused on shaping the future of online higher education. Earlier this month, Ruckert was named vice chair of the WCET Steering Committee. WCET is the leader in the practice, policy and advocacy of technology-enhanced learning in higher education. This summer, Ruckert was appointed to UPCEA’s National Council for Online Education Advisory Board. The national council is the first of its kind and focuses on leadership; strategy; financial models; marketing and program development; student services; and effective partnerships within online education. “Both national boards have plans to do some pretty amazing things in the future, and the institutions represented are certainly those that plan to be on the cutting edge of online education. My goal is to ensure Embry-Riddle is always synonymous with world-class online education" Ruckert said.
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As of October 2017, Embry-Riddle Worldwide Research Chair and Assistant Professor of Aeronautics Dr. David C. Ison has officially assumed the role of President of the University Aviation Association. UAA, a nonprofit organization consisting of more than 525 members representing 105 accredited colleges and universities around the world, plays a pivotal role in the advancement of degree-granting aviation programs. 
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Sunday, Oct. 29, 7 p.m. – Willie Miller Auditorium, Daytona Beach Campus This is the inaugural season of the Alterity Chamber Orchestra, presented by the Timucua Arts Foundation. The 16 musicians of the Alterity Chamber Orchestra focus mainly on new music and living composers of contemporary classical music. At Embry-Riddle, they will play a program of contemporary classical music, including works by Julius Eastman and Terry Riley.  This event is free and open to the public and is presented by the Arts & Letters Committee of the College of Arts & Sciences.
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Bijan Vasigh, professor of economics and finance at Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University's Daytona Beach Campus, was recently interviewed for a story on the career opportunities available to graduates in the field of unmanned aircraft, in The MIT Technology Review. Read the full story.
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A massive deep-sea megathrust on March 11, 2011, triggered a magnitude-9.0 Tōhoku earthquake off Japan’s eastern coastline. The tragic aftermath of that event, including a tsunami that killed tens of thousands of people, injured many more and triggered the meltdown of three reactors at the Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Plant, has been extensively reported. 
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In a new video, Embry-Riddle President Dr. P. Barry Butler provides an overview of the university’s ambitious research goals. Facilities, fellowships and internally-funded research will be used to expand Embry-Riddle’s research enterprise over the next five years.
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Saturday, Oct. 14 – Race starts promptly at 9 a.m.  –  Flight Line statue near College of Aviation Everyone is invited you to run or walk for a worthy cause in the the True to the Blue 5K on Embry-Riddle's campus on October 14.  The True to the Blue 5K will honor one of Embry-Riddle's first graduates of the Homeland Security program, Ashley Guindon, a Marine Corps veteran who was tragically killed in the line of duty on Feb. 27, 2016 - her first day as a Police Officer serving Prince William County, VA. Proceeds raised from the 5K Run & Walk will benefit the Ashley Guindon Memorial Scholarship. Runners registered by Wednesday, October 4 are guaranteed to receive an event t-shirt. The True to the Blue 5K is organized by Embry-Riddle's Student Veterans Organization, Homeland Security Student Association, and the Order of the Sword and Shield. ENTRY FEES:  Before Oct. 1: $25; after Oct. 1 to Race Day: $30; ERAU students: before Oct. 12 - $20; ERAU students after Oct. 12 to Race Day: $25. For complete race information, go to https://runsignup.com/Race/FL/DaytonaBeach/TruetotheBlue5K.
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