||Former Bell Ringer editors particpate in a roundtable discussion during the Bell Ringer's 50th Anniverssary Celebration.
Rick Davis, communications and professional writing, moderated a panel of former Bell Ringer editors at the 50th anniversary celebration of the Bell Ringer student newspaper on March 21. Jim Garvey and Matthew Bosisio,communications and professional writing, also participated in the event.
Carol Waggoner-Angleton, Special Collections Assistant at Reese Library, was featured in the March online issue of Associates: The Electronic Library Support Staff Journal. For the Spotlight article, visit http://associates.ucr.edu/journal/?page_id=107.
Brian Rust, art, presented information about ASU’s art department as part of the CSRA arts community open meeting held in April.
Peter Flanagan, political science, was featured on local news talk radio station, WGAC, advising the public of a weeklong news series about the U.S. Constitution. He participated in a discussion on-air for a thirty minute session.
Christian Poppeliers, chemistry and physics, recently acquired a 7-node Apple cluster computer, which is now up and running. The computer was obtained with funds provided through an NSF grant. This machine will enhance undergraduate research in the Department of Chemistry and Physics.
Under the direction of Chad Stephens, chemistry and physics, a group of chemistry students conducted poster presentations on their research at the Southeast Regional Meeting of the American Chemical Society in Greenville, SC. Dr. Stephens also gave a talk on the group’s fluorine chemistry research. He and another group of students attended a one day Instrumental Colloquium hosted by the Department of Chemistry at the University of Alabama.
In addition, Dr. Stephens has been awarded a research grant from the Human Herpes Virus 6 Foundation for his work on the development of new HHV-6 inhibitors. The work is being done in collaboration with researchers at the Rega Institute in Belgium.
Eric Zuckerman, chemistry and physics was recently tapped for induction into the honor society of Phi Kappa Phi. Dr. Zuckerman also gave a Process Oriented Guided Inquiry Learning (POGIL) workshop to the faculty at Albany State University.
Paulette Schenck, educational leadership, counseling, and special education, was accepted into the National Career Development Association leadership academy.
Rebecca Rogers, psychology, was featured in the Journal of the Georgia Public Health Association as co-author with former graduate student, Michelle Johnson. The paper is entitled, Modifying and Validating a Quality of Life Measure to Fit Your Patient Population.
Nicole Rossi, psychology, was the first author on a paper titled, The Role of Dispositional Resilience in Regaining Life Satisfaction after the Loss of a Spouse, along with Toni Bisconti and C.S. Bergeman published in the November 2007 edition of Death Studies.
Melissa Ziegler, career center, was selected by the Georgia Association of Colleges and Employers for a state leadership scholarship to attend the National Association of Colleges and Employers Management and Leadership institute in Chattanooga, Tenn.
Joseph Hauger and Christian Poppeliers, chemistry and physics, took ten students to the joint Florida and Georgia Academy of Sciences Conference in Jacksonville, Fla. Two presentations were given by ASU students Anthony Zamberlan and Rebecca Sawyer and John Allison and Micheal Nadolsky won the Best Talk in Geosciences Award for their paper Practical Apparatus: Field Tests and Stimulation.
Jurgen Brauer, Hull College of Business, spoke on his current research regarding the U.S. firearms industry at an international conference in Brussels, Belgium, March 17-19, 2008. The meeting dealt with research, advocacy, and policymaking related to firearms misuse in developing countries. Members of advocacy groups such as Oxfam and the International Red Cross attended the meeting as did a number of EU parliamentarians and diplomats stationed in Brussels.
William Reese, sociology, criminal justice, and social work, has been elected president of ASU’s chapter of the American Association of University Professors. Steve Weiss, history, anthropology, and philosophy, will serve as treasurer.
Rick Davis, communications and professional writing, presented Ancient Theatre in an Ancient Land: Directing Oedipus Rex in Greece, during the 7th Annual Georgia Consortium for International Studies Symposium on March 14 at Georgia Perimeter College.
Seretha Williams, English and foreign languages, will present Reading Slavery Through a Phantasmagoric Lens: Zakes Mda’s Cion at the College Language Association Annual Conference on April 10, 2008, in Charleston, SC. The paper is referenced by Kevin Powell and published in the Encyclopedia of Hip Hop Literature.
Christina Heckman, English and foreign languages, presented Things in Doubt: Inventio and Jewish Secrets in Cynewulf’s Elene at the annual conference of the Arizona Center for Medieval and Renaissance Studies, at Arizona State University in Tempe, Ariz.
Wayne Lord, educational leadership, counseling, and special education, presented What Do We Know About Effective State Policy for Gifted Education? at the Georgia Association for the Gifted State Conference, March 18.
Michael O’Connor, educational leadership, counseling, and special education, presented Students with Learning Disabilities in College: An Emerging Success Story at the 27th Annual Conference on the First-Year Experience in San Francisco, Calif., in February.
Tim Dobbs, physical plant, gave a presentation on honey bees and beekeeping to the first graders at South Columbia Elementary School.
Paul Sladky, English and foreign languages, presented Chinese Music as a Pathway into Chinese Culture on February 28 and 29. Traditional Chinese musical instruments were used during the lecture. He also presented Modern Jazz: An Informal Lesson on Listening on March 19. This lecture focused on listing to jazz music from the listener’s perspective.
Also in March, he presented a paper entitled What Confucius' Lost Book of Music Really Says: A Speculation at the Asian Studies Development Program in Chicago. Additionally, Mr. Sladky escorted twelve students on a tour of the jazz club scene in New York City. The tour included viewing historical jazz clubs in the “Jazz Capital of the World.”
Jana Sandarg, English and foreign languages, presented Dealing with Emergencies While Studying Abroad at the Georgia Consortium for International Studies Symposium in Atlanta, Ga., on March 14. She also presented Viva San Fermin: The Running of the Bulls in Pamplona, Spain, during the FLAG conference, Augusta, Ga., Feb. 29-March 1.
Susan Schultz and Karen Wish, kinesiology and health science, will present at the American Alliance of Health, Physical Education, Recreation and Dance in Fort Worth, Texas. Dr. Wish also served as a consultant for the YMCA’s Team Lean project, developing and presenting a nutrition module.
Shirley Darracott, kinesiology and health science, presented Incorporating Wellness into the Study Abroad Curriculum at the 15th Annual Georgia Conference on College & University Teaching in Kennesaw Ga.
Cynthia M. Craig, learning support, presented Facilitating change: Identifying the psychological traps that impede decision-making; Magali A. M. Duignan, learning support, presented A take-home exam? What do you mean?; Dave Huffstetler, learning support, presented No red ink: Teaching expository techniques without having to grade essays; Samuel Richardson, learning support, presented Math strategies for working with fractions and other rational expressions; Betsy Veldboom, learning support, presented Incorporating good math study skills within the mathematics classroom, at the University System of Georgia's 32nd Annual Learning Support Conference, from March 30 - April 1, in St. Simons Island, Ga.
Diana Snyder, biology, along with her students, visited several schools in North Augusta, this month. While there, they conducted experiments using metric measurements, explained the anatomy of frogs and humans, and reconstructed The Case of the Disappearing Cookies and Germs and Handwashing.
Bruce Saul, biology, attended the American Fisheries Society meeting in Wheeling West Virginia Feb. 27–March 1.
In the News
The following faculty and staff appeared as a source for the media in print, television, or radio:
Carol Giardina, admissions, and Helen Hendee, development and alumni relations – WAGT, about the impact the basketball team going to the championship may have on recruitment and fundraising
Gina Thurman, student services – WJBF, about being a Jaguar fan and the basketball team advancing to the Final Four
Melissa Hudson, career center – WAGT, about the Elite Eight basketball game
Dip Metress, athletics – WAGT, WJBF, WRDW, The Augusta Chronicle, about the basketball team playing and advancing to the Elite Eight
Paul Harris, political science – The Boston Globe, about Joseph Z. Zolot, a Russian immigrant
Kelly Thomas, Maxwell Theatre – The Metro Spirit, about the Westobou Festival
Jim Garvey, communications and professional writing – The Augusta Chronicle, about the Larry E. and Brian E. Rykken Scholarship Endowment Fund’s first scholarship recipient
Cathy Tugmon, biology - The Bell Ringer, about her role in Leadership ASU 2008.
Mark Thompson, Hull College of Business – WACG, about the local economy, and The Augusta Chronicle, about gas prices
Katherine Sweeney, admissions – The Augusta Chronicle, about joint-enrolled students and schools
Julie Goley, career center – WACG, about the unemployment rate
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