Featured photo: Middle and high school students took classes and studied a range of music before giving a concert during UT Southern’s first music camp.
Middle and high school students from Giles County and beyond participated in UT Southern’s first summer music camp in June.
Participants took classes and studied a range of music as ensembles, choir and a jazz band, concluding the week with a public performance that included “Take the ‘A’ Train” and “Never Gonna Give You Up.” These budding musicians worked with the UT Southern choir as well as UT Southern music faculty Andrew Martin and Peter Douglas.
Guest musicians included drummer Alan Lewis—who has played with Pat Benatar, Brian Wilson, Yanni and others—and trumpet player and band leader Chris Moser, who has performed with and led bands on cruise ships around the world.
Criminal Justice Majors Present Research
At the end of the spring semester, 17 criminal justice majors and a Homeland Security major presented their senior capstone research to the campus and community.
These presentations were the culmination of their studies, encompassing topics from human trafficking and juvenile justice to school violence and radicalization. The students conducted the research with the assistance and guidance of the criminal justice faculty members. The faculty are former practitioners with federal, state and local agencies, including the New York Police Department and United States military, and have extensive experience in counterterrorism, human trafficking, logistics and fraud.
Four students were accepted to present their research at the Southern Criminal Justice Conference in Alabama in September.
Rose Named Vice Chancellor
Aimee Rose began as the UT Southern vice chancellor for strategic communications and marketing in June following a national search.
“I am beyond excited to bring someone with Aimee’s credentials to UT Southern,” says Linda Martin, interim chancellor at UT Southern. “She has had a very distinguished career that has included everything from managing large, global brands to reinvigorating a small, private college. She will be a valuable asset as we tell our story internally and externally and look to grow our support in the community and beyond.”
In this new role, Rose manages core messaging and branding strategies, provides leadership for and oversight of all printed and digital communications, develops a proactive approach to communicating campus messaging and works closely with members of the senior leadership team to shape communication and marketing strategies.
Rose brings more than 25 years of experience, including leadership positions at Discovery Communications, Ogilvy Public Relations, Edelman and Mary Baldwin University. She holds a bachelor’s degree in journalism from the University of Rhode Island.