The Bellevue University baseball team raised $1,048 with its annual Tanner’s Day game, a fundraiser to benefit the fight against Ewing’s Sarcome, a malignant bone cancer which affects children. Brian Embery’s bases-clearing double in the bottom of the fourth inning helped the Bruins defeat Briar Cliff, 4-1, in the April 28 contest at Werner Park.
In addition to the money raised through the gate and pass the bucket efforts at the game, two anonymous donations of $5,000 and $2,500 were made directly to CureSearch. These donations have been made each year the Tanner’s Day game has been held.
“The turnout for Tanner’s Day was outstanding. The weather at Werner Park for the game was terrific. Just a great day for baseball and supporting a great cause,” said Duane Monlux, Head Baseball Coach at Bellevue University. “We hope to keep building this event each year.”
Nolan “Zeke” Zikas, a 16-year old from Papillion, Nebraska, who is battling osteosarcoma, threw out the first pitch.
The game is named for Tanner Christian Lusk, who had moved to Omaha with her family to seek additional treatment in her fight against Ewing’s Sarcoma. In April 2006, the Bruin baseball squad adopted Tanner after seeing her story on the news. Tanner and her family attended practices and games and the team attended her birthday party in the fall of 2006.
Tanner died on September 19, 2007, a few months short of her 10th birthday. The Bruins honor her memory with the Tanner’s Day game each season.
For more coverage of Tanner’s Day on the Bruin Sports website, click here.
Author, journalist and professor Joe Starita will help celebrate writing in a special 7:30 p.m. presentation May 14 on the Bellevue University campus. Starita, the author of I Am a Man: Chief Standing Bear’s Journey for Justice, is a professor in the College of Journalism and Mass Communication at the University of Nebraska at Lincoln. For details about Starita and the annual Celebration of Student Writing and Research program, which is free and open to the public, click here.
Long-time basketball coach and Athletic Director Jerry Mosser pioneered Bruin athletics. So it’s only fitting he should open the University’s Athletics Hall of Fame. Mosser will be the sole inductee at a special Hall of Fame dinner/fund-raiser event in the Gordon Lozier Athletic Center on the University campus April 20. Doors open at 5:30 p.m., and dinner is at 6:30.
The event will include a tribute to Coach Mosser, who literally built Bruin Athletics from the ground up during 35 years at Bellevue College/University. Among his accomplishments:
- Oversaw the construction of the Gordon Lozier Athletic Center
- Collected more than 200 wins as the head coach of the Men’s Basketball Team
- Started the women’s sports programs at Bellevue University
- Instrumental in the formation of the Midlands Collegiate Athletic Conference
- Athletic Department attained National status under his direction
Tickets to the Saturday dinner event, a fund-raiser for the Jerry and Gloria Mosser Endowed (Athletic) Scholarship, are $50.00 each. To R.S.V.P. or make a contribution to the scholarship fund, click the link.
Nebraska’s First Lady Sally Ganem (wife of Gov. David Heineman) will head up a panel discussion that includes representatives from the medical, payer and clinical counseling communities.
Addressing the Battle of Binge Drinking Thursday, March 21, 2013 — 5:30-7:30 p.m. in Bellevue University’s Hitchcock – Criss Auditorium
The panel will bring this issue out of the darkness and create a collective conversation of how to stem the long-term loss of human potential due to the effects of underage binge drinking.
National Board of Certified Counselor Continuing Education Units are available for this event.
This event is FREE — Register to attend at Bellevue.edu/OutoftheDarkness
Deborah Bass, Chief Executive Officer of the Omaha-based Nebraska Health Information Initiative, will discuss “Disruptive Technologies Impacting Healthcare” during a special April 2 event on the University campus. Bass will discuss consumer-driven healthcare, information privacy and security issues, and why some health information technology is considered “disruptive.” Her free, public presentation will be 9-10:30 a.m. in the University’s Muller Administrative Services Building on the main campus. For information and to register to attend the event, click here.
Former Bellevue University Bruin outfielder Matty Johnson is heading south to the Boston Red Sox Spring Training camp in Fort Myers, Florida. Click here for Bellevue University feature writer Dan Silvia’s report on Johnson’s career so far. You also can follow Matty Johnson on Twitter at @GoldGloveMJ.
The Bellevue University College of Business’ February 14 Speaker Series program will feature Rabbi Pesach Lerner, Director, YIEP Inc. Rabbi Lerner, who has three decades of experience in the not-for-profit sector, will share his thoughts and ideas about Capitalistic Humanism and Entrepreneurial Fundraising.
The one-hour presentation is open to the public and will begin at 1 p.m. followed by informal meet-and-greet time in the Muller Administrative Services Building garden-level Symposium Room.
Rabbi Lerner created and directs the YIEP/Bellevue University educational cohort program, the longest continuous joint university program, at Bellevue University, soon entering its 10th year, according to Dr. Stephen Linenberger, COB Associate Professor, who teaches in the YIEP program.
Rabbi Lerner has an undergraduate degree is in accounting, with graduate degrees and advanced certificates in education and not-for-profit management, Jewish Rabbinic ordination, and a master’s degree in Talmudic Law. He created and directs the New York City-based National Council of Young Israel. His community experience includes 10 years as Executive Director of the Hillel Academy Jewish Day School in Denver, Colorado; over 20 years as Executive VP of the National Council of Young Israel, a national Synagogue organization based in NY City; and over 30 years as an instructor of Jewish Talmud classes.
The Spring Ph.D. Symposium lecture featuring Dr. Michael Bazigos has been moved to the University’s Hitchcock Center’s Criss Auditorium. The program, which is part of a spring residency for students in the University’s Ph.D. in Human Capital Management, starts at 7 p.m. C.S.T. and promises to be interesting and informative.
Currently about 60 students (including 23 Bellevue University alumni) are enrolled in the Ph.D. program, with another 25 scheduled to begin in Fall 2013. The event also will be video streamed live.
For event details and to register, click here. Those who register have the option to attend in person or watch the video stream.
Mark you calendar for this free, open-to-the-public Spring Ph.D. Symposium lecture. It promises to be interesting and informative, and will provide insights into Bellevue University’s Ph.D. in Human Capital Management degree program.
“Why Top Talent Fails” presented by Michael Bazigos
Thursday, March 7, 7-9 p.m.
Main Campus John B. Muller ASB Garden Level Symposium Room
Columbia University professor Michael Bazigos will explore how personality and mindfulness influence victory and defeat. He will discuss:
• The evidence base behind the linkage between leader traits, organizational and personal outcomes
• How trait-based assessments are used by leading companies in the selection and development of leaders in critical roles
• Specific behavioral workarounds for individual trait-based predispositions
• How Eastern and Western approaches can be blended together to increase personal mindfulness and success
Watch for registration information about this event later this month.
Dr. Mary Hawkins, Bellevue University president, emphasized the importance of education for career advancement during a recent video interview segment on the Moms Everyday website. Dr. Hawkins told website reporter and former Omaha TV news anchor Pat Persaud that college is not only important but doable, and there are scholarship opportunities that can help make it happen. For the video and details, check out the momseveryday.com website.