Husky Happenings

MovieNite draws crowd, “Tangent” dubbed best pic Northeastern amateur filmmakers walked down a red carpet and filled the Curry Student Center Ballroom Monday night for the second annual Campus MovieNite. NU ‘ Improv’d sponsored the viewing of the top 16 Northeastern films in front of an audience of about 300 students Monday night. After the viewing, students voted for the Best Comedy and the Best Drama. “Tangent,” a drama by Jonathan Cohn, a middler engineering major, won Best Picture, which was decided prior to the evening by a judging panel of students and staff. Cohn placed second in last year’s competition with a comedy titled “Facebook: The Movie.” He described his week of making the movie as “the five worst days of my life,” but said he would do it again. Cohn and his team were given an Apple laptop, digital camcorder and a week to make a five-minute movie involving this year’s theme: five. Campus MovieFest Boston has teams from Northeastern, Tufts, Boston College, Harvard, Emerson and MIT. Winners at all universities will compete at the Boston Grand Finale April 21 at John Hancock Hall.

– Jessica Torrez-Riley, News Staff

TAs honored for excellence in annual ceremony The Center for Effective University Teaching (CEUT) will be hosting its annual Teacher’s Assistant (TA) Appreciation and Awards Banquet April 12, from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. in Raytheon Amphitheatre. The recipients of the Outstanding TA Awards 2005-06 were: Demetris Galatopoullos (Engineering) and Kyung Ki Kim (Engineering) for the “Outstanding Laboratory Instructor” category; Cheryl Lynn Hayne (Law Policy Society) and Amie Levesque (Sociology) for the “Outstanding Instructor of Record” category; Khampaseuth (Susan) Rasakham (Psychology) and Kathleen Bell (Nursing) for the “Outstanding Tutor” category; and Meghan Johnston (Chemistry and Chemical Biology) in the “Outstanding Recitation Leader”category. For further details, call the CEUT at 617-373-8583.

– Ricky Thompson, News Staff

Business honor society holds induction ceremony Beta Gamma Sigma, the honor society for students in business programs, will hold its Induction and Awards Ceremony April 19 in the Curry Student Center Ballroom from 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. Students who are inducted into membership are the top 7 percent of the College of Business Administration’s (CBA) junior class; the top 10 percent of seniors, and the top 20 percent of graduate students. In conjunction with honoring the top students, the ceremony will honor three faculty who have received the highest number of votes from its graduate students at both the undergraduate and graduate level. Three students will present their nominee for the Best Teacher Award, offering their own rationale as well as that of other students who voted for their candidate. Once the three candidates are presented, CBA Dean Thomas Moore will announce the winner of the Best Teacher Award and the society’s “Husky Bowl.” In addition, a representative from General Electric Corporation will be on hand to present a $1,000 check to the winner.

– Ricky Thompson, News Staff

Senior security major snags ROTC excellence award Senior policing and security major Scott Krasko, of Monroe, Conn., has been named the George C. Marshall Award winner. The annual award is presented to the most outstanding cadet in the Army ROTC program at Northeastern. The award is named in honor of Army Gen. George C. Marshall, who served as the chief of staff of the Army and both secretary of state and secretary of defense. He was the author of the restorative Marshall Plan and was the only career soldier to be awarded the Nobel Peace Prize. Krasko was selected for his professional excellence, leadership, personal integrity and selfless service to the nation, according to a release from ROTC Captain Ben Randazzo. He will be commissioned on May 5 and will be assigned to Ft. Benning, Ga.

– Ricky Thompson, News Staff

Asian American Center seeks student mentors The Asian American Center (ACC) is accepting applications from undergraduate students to be mentors in the Asian American Students In Action (AASIA) mentoring program. For the upcoming year, the center plans to recruit 15 to 20 mentors to receive training from AASIA staff throughout the year, including retreats, workshops and discussion seminars. The role of an AASIA mentor involves guiding an Asian American freshman or transfer student socially, academically and personally. As a group, the mentors and mentees will attend various social events, programs and activities on and off campus. The deadline for applications is May 19. For more information, students can call the AAC at 617-373-8852.

– Ricky Thompson, News Staff

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