Wednesday, September 30, 2015

Women of Vision October News

A New Eagle Has Landed at Carson-Newman!

This  chainsaw sculpture is taking shape atop a tree trunk in front of the Chitwood Alumni House.  The beautiful old tree had to be taken down because it was dying, but the tree lives on with this amazing eagle sculpture. Be sure to stop by at Homecoming to see the finished eagle.

KaTom Holiday Fundraising Event a Huge Success
Kay O'Brien Welcomes Guests

Chef Kenny Burlew at Work
Delicious Bruschetta

KaTom Restaurant Supply was a perfect venue for the Women of Vision first annual  "Holiday Season" event. Chef Kenny Burlew demonstrated how to make easy and delicious holiday appetizers including bruschetta, crabcakes, smoked salmon and cucumber slices, and pastry wrapped brie with raspberry preserves. Even better, everyone got to taste each one! 

Next, Designer Andy Winstead showed everyone how to make stunning Christmas table decorations and beautiful lighted wreaths.  There was even a lesson on bow making (use LOTS of ribbon!)  and strategic use of a glue gun (don't forget to clean up the "glue strings!")

KaTom owner and CEO, Patricia Bible, who serves on the Carson-Newman Board of Trustees, generously allowed Women of Vision to use her beautiful facility for a fun time of food, fellowship, and holiday cheer.  A silent auction was also held with many quality items including a Robert Tino painting, a queen set of Restonic bedding, and a four day get-away at a mountain cabin. Everyone who attended had a fabulous time, and plans are already being made to hold this successful event again next year. 

KaTom Restaurant Supply ~ Kodak, TN
Fifty Shades of........Mixers!

Homecoming Preview

It's not too early to begin making plans for Carson-Newman Homecoming. It's Saturday, October 17, and this year's theme is "Celebration of Nations." Be sure to stop by the Women of Vision Showcases listed below:

Baker Building Classrooms and Faculty Lounge
9 - 10:30 a.m. (Program begins at 9:30 a.m.)
Baker Building, Second Floor
Kathleen Manley Wellness Center
11 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
Kathleen Manley Wellness Center
Pedersen Nursing Classroom
11 a.m. – 1 p.m. (Program begins at 11:15 a.m.)
Hannah Hylton Pedersen Nursing Building

Look for the amazing before and after pictures at these sites.  Your donations to Women of Vision help make these dreams a reality! And stop by the Women of Vision tent on Henderson Lawn to see us!

Hope to see you at Homecoming!

Tuesday, September 8, 2015

Are You Ready for the Holidays?

Why are these Woman of Vision Council Members so excited?

They don't want to miss this upcoming event:  

Holiday Party WOV Fundraiser

Your $50 donation will help fund the many Women of Vision projects at Carson-Newman. We hope to see you there! To make reservations and purchase tickets, go to this link:

Meet Women of Vision Council Members
Diana Nixon, Secretary
Diana, a 1980 CN grad, serves as the secretary on the Women of Vision Council.  She takes the minutes at the meetings and helps with any other communication needs. She and her husband Ken have a blended family of four children and ten grandchildren. She works part-time at Central Baptist Church of Fountain City, and loves spending any free time hiking in the mountains. She also does "sing-alongs" at nursing homes, mentors at Lonsdale Elementary School, and teaches ladies Bible study classes.  She is one busy lady! 

Diana has great memories of serving as a dorm parent along with her first husband, Mark Sargent (now deceased), in Alumni Dorm when it was still a men's dorm.  Her two young sons often awoke to find that a comic book or a candy bar had been pushed under their bedroom during the night They adored the boys in the dorm! 

Diana would love to see more women get involved with Women of Vision. She says it has helped her "reclaim" Carson-Newman as a part of her life once again.  

Diana Hiking in the Smokies

               Mira Craine, Treasurer                                Mira, Mother of the Groom!

As the WOV Council Treasurer, Mira is responsible for keeping the rest of the Council straight on the status of donations and project balances for all the Women of Vision campus projects. She and her husband were high school sweethearts and are both CPA's. They even practice together in the same firm with 13 others. Two of Mira's children are Carson-Newman grads--Matt is furthering his education at UVA Law School and Bowe is at UT Pharmacy School.  Daughter Abbe is a senior at Morristown West.  Mira enjoys boating on the lake, snow skiing, and following her kids in sports. Mira loves getting to know other Women of Vision members and sharing their vision for potential projects as well as enlisting their time and talents for current projects.  

Upcoming Events

Homecoming - Saturday, October 17.  Don't miss the Women of Vision Showcases at the Manley Wellness Center, the Pederson Nursing Building and the Baker Building.

Check out all the information you need at this link: