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News & Events
Admissions Officer of the Year Award
December 11, 2012 - Nine top-performing admissions officers were recently honored at the Fall Admissions Retreat...
Nine top-performing admissions officers were recently honored at the Fall Admissions Retreat, held in conjunction with the annual Sullivan University System (SUS) Faculty Retreat.
Marika Adams Wesolosky, graduate school and international student admissions officer at Sullivan University's Lexington campus, received the top honor of SUS Admissions Officer of the Year.
Other admissions officers recognized for their accomplishments included Sarah Downs Trail, Sullivan Lexington; Faleisah Cooper, Sullivan College of Technology and Design; Julie Middleton, Spencerian Louisville; Jonathan Stanley, Spencerian Lexington; Sandy Russell and Carrie Shain, Sullivan Louisville; Matt Gast, Sullivan regional high school; and Cortney Smith, Sullivan Online.
Vice President of Enrollment Management of SUS Jim Crick made the announcements and presented the awards. Sullivan University extends congratulations to Marika Adams Wesolosky on a well-deserved award!
Photo Caption: Jim Crick presenting the Admissions Officer of the Year Award to Marika Adams Wesolosky.
Fall Educators' Day
December 10, 2012 - The annual fall Educators' Day, which hosts high school guidance counselors from the Lexington area, was recently held at...
The annual fall Educators' Day, which hosts high school guidance counselors from the Lexington area, was recently held at Sullivan University's Lexington campus. Forty guests were treated to a day of tours, demonstrations, motivating presentations, and of course, delicious food provided by the Culinary Arts department.
Laura Jones, Sullivan's admissions special projects coordinator, kicked off the events and shared remarks with "Putting Your Best Foot Forward." Educators had the opportunity to hear a student panel share comments about their Sullivan experience, learn about butchery from Chef John Foster, and engage in small group discussions during Managing Director of Dale Carnegie Kentuckiana Bill Lea's session, "Taking Ownership in Leadership." Given the academic content of the day, guidance counselors received approved educational credit for their participation, along with first hand information about Sullivan University and its many offerings. In survey responses from the day, one attendee remarked, "I have great ideas to take back from both presentations. This has been the best Educators' Day!"
Photo Caption: Central Kentucky guidance counselors work in small groups as part of Bill Lea's Dale Carnegie session
Pro Se Divorce Clinic
December 7, 2012 - Sullivan University's Lexington campus Pro Se Divorce Clinic students used their paralegal skills to help clients filing...
Sullivan University's Lexington campus Pro Se Divorce Clinic students used their paralegal skills to help clients filing pro se divorces at the pro bono program's clinic earlier this month. Paralegal students are pictured with adjunct instructor and Assistant Attorney General Robert Long and UK College of Law professor Bill Fortune, who participated in this unique opportunity and shared insight with the Legal Studies students. Students enjoyed this first-hand experience coordinated by their academic advisor, Helen Bongard, department chair Institute for Legal Studies.
Photo Caption: Left to right: Long, Justin Penman, Whitney Rogers, Michele Crawford, Lynn Garrison-Buck, Fortune and Erica Daniels.
Congratulations to Dr. Gail Sprigler
December 6, 2012 - Congratulations to Dr. Gail Sprigler for successfully defending the Doctor of Nursing Capstone ...
Congratulations to Dr. Gail Sprigler for successfully defending the Doctor of Nursing Capstone Project and fulfilling the requirements for the Doctor of Nursing Practice in Executive Leadership at Bellarmine University. The focus of the project was preparing nurses for certification in Gerontological Nursing.
In addition to her most recent educational achievement, Dr. Sprigler also holds a Masters of Science in Nursing Education from Bellarmine, and a Bachelor of Science in Nursing from Indiana University Southeast. She resides in Georgetown, Indiana with her husband Chris. Dr. Sprigler joined the Sullivan University College of Nursing administrative staff in July 2012 as academic coordinator. She holds Registered Nurse licenses in Kentucky and Indiana and her primary area of expertise is nurse education. Dr. Sprigler began her nursing career as a Licensed Practice Nurse, and received her Technical Certificate from the New Albany School of Practical Nursing. She has experience in Medical-Surgical Nursing, Perinatal, Pediatric and Community Health Nursing.
Dr. Sprigler worked for Ivy Tech Community College for 19 years. She served as a full-time faculty member for 15 years, earning full professor rank. She served six years as chair of the ASN Program and one year as division chair for Health Sciences on the Sellersburg campus. Her most recent position was assistant vice president for Nursing Education, with oversight of PN and ASN Programs at 23 system campuses. Her responsibilities included curriculum development, systematic evaluation and quality improvement, regulatory compliance and policy development. Other experiences include serving as RN to BSN part-time facilitator at Indiana Wesleyan University and online course development.
In addition to her extensive work experience, Dr. Sprigler has participated in numerous professional and civic activities. She recently concluded work with the Indiana Governor's Alzheimer's Disease Task Force, is a member of the Assessment Technologies Institution, LLC, Advisory Board and has volunteered at the Floyd County Indiana Health Department H1N1 vaccine clinic. She has also given numerous professional presentations.
Dr. Sprigler's primary responsibilities in the College of Nursing are managing student admissions, advising nursing students and teaching. She will be a significant partner in seeking accreditation for the nursing programs and will participate in the development of the graduate programs.
Photo Caption: Dr. Gail Sprigler
Congratulations, Chef Schmid!
November 28, 2012 - Congratulations to Chef Albert Schmid, who was recently awarded the Gourmand Award for...
Congratulations to Chef Albert Schmid, who was recently awarded the Gourmand Award for his cookbook, The Beverage Manager's Guide to Wines, Beers and Spirits, in the category of Best Wine Book for Professionals. As the national winner, Chef Schmid will compete against winners in the same category in other countries for The Best in the World. The international competition will take place in Paris, France at Le Carrousel du Louvre under the Pyramid of the Louvre Museum during the Paris Cookbook Fair in February 2013.
Chef Schmid is department chair of the Hotel & Restaurant Management and Hospitality Management programs at Sullivan University.
Congratulations, Chef Schmid!
Photo Caption: Chef Albert Schmid
Alison Settle Represents Sullivan
November 26, 2012 - Alison Settle, Culinary Arts student at Sullivan University's Lexington campus, will represent Sullivan...
Alison Settle, Culinary Arts student at Sullivan University's Lexington campus, will represent Sullivan in the upcoming 2013 S.Pellegrino Almost Famous Chef Program. For 10 years now, Acqua Panna Natural Spring Water and S.Pellegrino Sparkling Natural Mineral Water have hosted this competition as a mentoring program that connects top culinary students with established chefs and influential media.
Settle will compete against seven other schools from the North Central Region. As a regional winner she will gain an all expense trip to Chicago to compete for a spot at the Finals Competition in Napa, CA.
This program has helped launch hundreds of culinary careers and refined the skills of a new generation of chefs. We wish Settle good luck as she begins her training for this competition and look forward to hearing more about her future success as a representative of Sullivan University.
Photo Caption: Alison Settle and the winning dish
Project Titled Faith Feeds
November 2, 2012 - Jon Sanning, Sullivan University Culinary Arts graduate, recently organized volunteer assistance for a project titled Faith Feeds...
Jon Sanning, Sullivan University Culinary Arts graduate, recently organized volunteer assistance for a project titled Faith Feeds. With efforts of chefs and current Sullivan students, these volunteers came early morning to help glean fields of a variety of fall produce including okra, beets and sweet potatoes. The collected produce will help feed the homeless and needy in the community. Eateries, Windy Corner and the Midway School Bakery, provided delicious food to the volunteers for their generous efforts on the cloudy early Saturday morning event.
Giving back to the community is a practiced theme in Lexington's NCHS Program. This theme comes in many forms of food; this event didn't include preparation but collection from the ground up. Over 250 pounds of produce were gleaned; along with the students having the opportunity to participate in a charitable event and see first-hand an overview of organic farming practices on the property.
Students: Carolina John, Meghan McDaniel and Brynna Rose were energetic volunteers assisting in the collection of produce.
On Tractor: Raymond Davis helps out driving the tractor to the collection points.
CICT - First Professional Advisory Board Meeting
October 26, 2012 - The College of Information and Computer Technology at Sullivan University held its first professional advisory...
The College of Information and Computer Technology at Sullivan University held its first professional advisory board meeting on October 24. Several major IT companies in the Louisville area were represented. The professional advisory board counsels Sullivan administrators and the College of Information and Computer Technology faculty on activities, including curriculum development, faculty recruitment and development, facility development and equipment acquisition, student recruitment and retention and student internships and externships. The board will meet quarterly and consists of about 30 active members with a diverse membership that represents the different units in the college.
Photo Caption: CICT Professional Advisory Board Meeting
50 pink flamingos
October 24, 2012 - Student Life Director Amy Daniel organized the event in honor of Breast Cancer Awareness Month, and students and staff participated in...
Over 50 pink flamingos flocked to the annual Sullivan University Pink Event last week on the Lexington campus! Student Life Director Amy Daniel organized the event in honor of Breast Cancer Awareness Month, and students and staff participated in turning the campus pink. In addition to the flamingos on the tree-lined campus, support was shown by pink clothing, decorated offices and shuttles with pink logos and streamers. Some of the more outrageous shows of support came from an associate who wore a pink lab coat and a motorcycle decorated with a pink boa that graced the parking lot. Donations were generously given by those touched by the cause and by those in hope of finding a cure.
A flock of over 50 pink flamingos decorated the Lexington campus!
The S. Pellegrino Almost Famous Chef Competition
October 23, 2012 - The National Center for Hospitality Studies (NCHS) at Sullivan University held The S. Pellegrino Almost Famous Chef...
The National Center for Hospitality Studies (NCHS) at Sullivan University held The S. Pellegrino Almost Famous Chef Competition Friday on the Louisville campus. Ten culinary students competed for the honor of representing Sullivan and the NCHS at the next level.
Alison Settles from the Lexington campus was the winning culinary student and advances to the regional event in early winter. Other students competing from the Lexington campus included Raymond Davis, winner of the Beef Council Summer Grilling Competition, William Sharp and James South.
Settles continues the tradition of winners selected from the Lexington campus for this honor, as Jonathan Sanning advanced to represent Sullivan in the 2011 Competition.
Culinary students from over 70 schools across the United States and Canada vie for a coveted spot at the annual S. Pellegrino Almost Famous Chef Competition held in the spring. The competition, which hosts ten regional events, is promoted by the S. Pellegrino Group as "a one-of-kind competition allowing students to gain unparalleled career-launching mentorship from some of the world's premier chefs and media influencers."
Photos: Alison Settles, Alison's Winning Competition Entry
Sullivan Library on Cover of Choice Magazine
October 18, 2012 - The Sullivan University Library Learning and Resource Center appeared on the November 2012 cover of...
The Sullivan University Library Learning and Resource Center appeared on the November 2012 cover of Choice: Current Reviews for Academic Libraries, the premier source for reviews of academic books, electronic media and Internet resources of interest to those in higher education. More than 35,000 librarians, faculty and key decision makers rely on Choice magazine and Choice Reviews Online for collection development and scholarly research. Choice reaches almost every undergraduate college and university library in the United States.
Photo by Ellen Cook
Association of Computing Machinery (ACM)
October 18, 2012 - The Sullivan University Association of Computing Machinery (ACM) student chapter has been formed and...
The Sullivan University Association of Computing Machinery (ACM) student chapter has been formed and registered with the apex organization in New York. This chapter is the newest and the 11th in the state of Kentucky. The chapter currently has ten members, and hopes to beef up the membership to 50.
The chapter will serve the college and help raise its global profile. Member benefits include: complimentary subscription to Communications; acm.org email address; receipt of ACM's popular eNewsletters: TechNews, CareerNews and MemberNet; and a full-year electronic subscription to Crossroads, ACM's Student Magazine, and ACM Student Quick Takes (SQT). In addition, as a chartered chapter the organization can invite one of ACM's over seventy distinguished speakers to speak at Sullivan through the Distinguished Speakers Program. The college will launch the impending Global eConference in Information and Computer Technology in collaboration with the local ACM chapter. The chapter is thrilled with this development and thanks the college faculty for this progress.
Banned Books Week (September 30-October 6)
October 9, 2012 - Every year, Sullivan University's Lexington campus library commemorates Banned Books Week with a...
Every year, Sullivan University's Lexington campus library commemorates Banned Books Week (September 30-October 6) with a display that highlights challenged books and reasons why they've been contested in schools, bookstores and libraries.
The American Library Association (ALA), along with others in the book industry, created Banned Books Week in 1982 to promote the freedom to read books. The week of celebration serves to educate about the dangers of book censorship and promote everyone's right to read. This year, the Lexington librarians have been posting puzzles on Facebook to explain reasons behind each challenge and allowing students to guess titles. One such book is Dr. Seuss' The Lorax, which was published in 1971 and challenged in 1980 by the forestry industry, as it was perceived to be unfavorable to cutting trees. While some additions to the banned books list are recent publications, many literary classics have been added as well. For more information on Banned Books Week, and to view some of the titles on the list, please visit http://www.bannedbooksweek.org/.
What's your favorite banned book?
2012 IKA Culinary Olympics in Germany
October 8, 2012 - Manager and Coach of Sullivan University's Culinary Olympics Pastry Team Chef Derek Spendlove just called from...
Manager and Coach of Sullivan University's Culinary Olympics Pastry Team Chef Derek Spendlove just called from Germany with exciting news.
Our Sullivan four-student pastry competition team today has earned THREE MEDALS AND A DIPLOMA in our very first effort to send a team to the World Culinary Olympics. Over 1,600 of the very best chefs and pastry chefs from 45 countries around the world gather every four years to compete for Gold, Silver, and Bronze medals signifying they are the BEST in the World. The level of the highest judging standards is reflected when a great majority return home to their respective countries with no medal or diploma.
Sullivan's team of sophomore students has more than met the test against the world's best. For a group of college students to have earned even one medal is amazing. To have received this many is a fantastic accomplishment.
Their names and awards are as follows:
Haile Raymer - 2012 IKA Culinary Olympics - Silver Medal
Jordyn Mosely – 2012 IKA Culinary Olympics - Bronze Medal
Kelsee Newman- 2012 IKA Culinary Olympics – Bronze Medal
Kendall Knies – 2012 IKA Culinary Olympics - Diploma
Internationale Kockkunst Ausstellung Culinary
October 8, 2012 - Last week, Sullivan University's baking and pastry arts program sent four of its competition team members across...
Last week, Sullivan University's baking and pastry arts program sent four of its competition team members across the Atlantic Ocean to compete at the Internationale Kockkunst Ausstellung Culinary Olympics held in Germany. Kendall Knies, Jordyn Moseley, Halie Raymer and Kelsee Newman will represent Sullivan University and the United States at this internationally recognized event among 45 other competing nations. Sullivan University's Director of the Bakery and Pastry Arts Program and Chairman of the Competition Team Chef Derek Spendlove accompanied them. The students have worked diligently around their classes and work schedules for the last several months to prepare for this event. On Tuesday, October 2nd, Louisville Mayor Greg Fischer spoke at a pep rally held on campus in support of the students. Mayor Fischer wished the team well, saying, "Great job to you all, congratulations for this milestone and we will look forward to welcoming you home as world champions."
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Photo caption: (From L to R) Kendall Knies, Halie Raymer, Jordyn Moseley and Kelsee Newman pictured with Chef Derek Spendlove as they depart for Germany in the traveling competition jackets.
Dr. Jay Marr - substantive change peer reviewer
October 8, 2012 - Every year, Sullivan University's Lexington campus library commemorates Banned Books Week with a...
Sullivan University's Vice-President for Academic Affairs and Chief Academic Officer Dr. Jay Marr has accepted an invitation to serve as a substantive change peer reviewer for a member institution of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC). Peer reviewers are required to apply professional knowledge and judgment to an institution's submission to determine compliance with SACSCOC core requirements, comprehensive standards and federal requirements.
Photo Caption: Dr. Jay Marr
A Vampire Trilogy: Harbors of the Undead
October 5, 2012 - Nancy Aulenbach, faculty member at Sullivan University's Louisville campus, has received the...
Nancy Aulenbach, faculty member at Sullivan University's Louisville campus, has received the National Indie Excellence Award (NIEA) as a 2012 finalist in fantasy writing for her breakout novel, A Vampire Trilogy: Harbors of the Undead. Her first novel also received the Editor's Choice Award from comptertimes.com last March. She writes under the pseudonym of N. E. Tovell and published the rest of her trilogy this year. The books are available at Amazon.com and BarnesandNoble.com.
Photo Caption: N. E. Tovell
2012 Noncommissioned Officer of the Year
October 3, 2012 - Sullivan University Fort Knox student Sgt. First Class Elite Pierre was the winner of the Human Resource...
Sullivan University Fort Knox student Sgt. First Class Elite Pierre was the winner of the Human Resource Command 2012 Noncommissioned Officer of the Year competition. This title allowed Pierre to represent HRC at the National Capital Region Best Warrior competition July 23-27, 2012 at Fort A.P. Hill, VA. The event challenged soldiers in 14 areas: four tasks in medical, three tasks in land navigation, one task in detainee operations, four tasks in weapons; assemble and disassemble. Sgt. 1ST Class Pierre was named the second runner-up for top NCO at the event. After receiving his honor, Pierre said, "Decision-making is part of the competition. You have to be able to analyze the situation and make a decision."
Photo by Stephen Moore, Fort Knox Visual Information
Constitution and Citizenship Day
August 21, 2012 - Constitution and Citizenship Day was recently observed on the Lexington Campus of Sullivan University...
Constitution and Citizenship Day was recently observed on the Lexington Campus of Sullivan University. Judge Gary D. Payne was this year's selected guest speaker. Judge Payne, who received his Bachelor of Arts degree from Pepperdine University and his Juris Doctor degree from the University of Kentucky, has maintained Senior Status since January 2007 as Circuit Court Judge. Judge Payne also has an impressive military resume with over 30 years of military service, current rank of Colonel, and one year of active duty in Bosnia in 2004.
Judge Payne highlighted details about the formation and signing of the Constitution, and related current events that challenge and provide discussion in today's world. Following the presentation and a healthy question and answer session from students, ice cream was provided in celebration of the day on the shady front lawn of Sullivan University's campus. The actual holiday is observed on September 17th, but an earlier date was selected because students will be on quarter break.
Photo caption: Left to right - Dillon Felty, Michele Crawford, Whitney Rogers, Judge Payne, Connie Smith and Lynn Garrison-Buck.
Culinary Arts partnered with Pediatrics.
August 21, 2012 - This recent event provided students and their families with information about ways to combine healthy activity...
This recent event provided students and their families with information about ways to combine healthy activity, team building and nutritious lunches for a successful approach to being healthy. Students first received equipment for their bikes to help track distance traveled and to encourage participation in physical activities. Sullivan's healthy food information included a demonstration about what can be packed for a nutritious lunch, along with a variety of shapes and colors of fresh vegetables and lunch options. Sullivan's Culinary Arts department provided, demonstrated and explained how making and enjoying a healthy lunch makes great nutritional sense.
Photo caption: Shown at the demonstration area of the Fayette County Extension Office include left to right: UK Pediatrics Fun Day Coordinator Linda Brooks, culinary student Will Taylor, Sullivan's Culinary Department Chair Chef John Foster, and culinary student Alison Settle.