Newsmakers on Campus, January 2014

Kansas State University has hired Darren M. Dawson, Ph.D., as the dean of the College of Engineering, beginning July 1, 2014. Currently, Dr. Dawson is professor and department chair of electrical and computer engineering at Clemson University. Read the news announcement for more information

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The 2014 Tau Beta Pi District Conference Schedule has been set. As part of the District Program, these Conferences provide a vital link between the Association and each of its collegiate chapters. It is an opportunity for graduating and new officers to meet, improve chapter operations, and socialize. Most conferences will be led by TBP District Directors with at least one Association Official from the Executive Council or Headquarters present. See the full schedule

Several Tau Beta Pi alumni gatherings will also take place in conjunction with District Conferences. Please check with host chapters or check the TBP alumni webs page for details as they are announced.

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The Mulva Family Foundation has made a multi-year pledge in support of the University of Texas at Austin McCombs School of Business and the Cockrell School of Engineering. “Early payments will support the Engineering Education and Research Center (EERC) construction, with subsequent payments going toward the McCombs project. Of the gift, $20 million will go toward the construction of the EERC, which will include the James J. and Miriam B. Mulva Conference Center and Auditorium.” Click here to read the article

James J. Mulva is a former chairman and CEO of ConocoPhillips and in 2010 he received an honorary doctor of engineering degree from the Colorado School of Mines.

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