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Noteworthy

 

Apparel, textiles, and interior design

Barbara Anderson and Melody LeHew presented "Impacting Ecological Attitudes and Material Values through Practical Reasoning," Association for the Advancement of Sustainability in Higher Education, Nov. 9-11, Raleigh N.C.

LeHew presented "Modeling Retail Manager Role in an Apparel Classroom to Improve Engagement," International Textile and Apparel Association, Nov. 5-8, Schaumburg, Ill. This presentation was nominated for best paper in the management track.

 

Art

Douglas N. Dow presented "'Parecchi amorevoli huomini': Patterns of Collective Patronage in the Florentine Confraternity of San Giovanni Battista dello Scalzo," 16th Century Studies Conference, Oct. 23-26, St. Louis, Mo.

 

Clinical sciences

Brad White presented "Hiring and Retaining a New Associate," Veterinary Business Management Association and American Association of Bovine Practitioners, Iowa State University, Nov. 13, Ames, Iowa.

Mike Apley presented "Value, Strengths/limitations of MIC Results in Clinical Practice," Swine Disease for Practitioners Conference XVI, Nov. 7, Ames, Iowa.

James W. Carpenter and colleagues put on a zoological medicine conference, Nov. 11-14, Buenos Aires, Argentina. The conference attracted 185 veterinarians and veterinary students from Mexico, Panama, Chile, Venezuela, Equador, Uruguay, Colombia, Brazil and Argentina.

Hans Coetzee presented "Measuring Pain in Cattle and the Use of Plasma Substance P," Food and Drug Administration, Center for Veterinary Medicine, Staff College, Nov. 10, Rockville, Md.

 

Communications

Marcus Ashlock and Mary Lou Peter-Blecha presented "Perceptions Regarding K-State Research and Extension's Role in Emergency Preparedness and Disaster Recovery in Kansas," National Extension Disaster Education Network meeting, Nov. 6, Burlington, Vt. Peter-Blecha was also elected chair-elect of the national Extension Disaster Education Network Marketing Committee.

 

Counseling services

Fred Newton presented a keynote address "Adlerian Principles Applied to College Student Success: Self-efficacy, Social Support, and Goal Directed Behavior" and conducted a workshop "Life Perspective: How Viewpoint Shapes Behavior," The Implication of Adlerian Psychology in Chinese Society, National Hsinchu University of Education, Nov. 24-25, Hsinchu, Taiwan.

 

Dance

David Ollington is choreographing "Seussical" at the Coterie Theatre in Kansas City. "Seussical" runs until Dec. 28.

 

English

Jonathan Holden published the poems "Sex and Mathematics" and "The Departure of an Alphabet," Strange Attractors: Poems of Love and Mathematics, Wellesley, Mass.: A.K. Peters, Ltd., 2008.

Christopher Linforth published the short story "The Father of the Crowd," Denver Quarterly, Vol. 43, No. 1.

Phillip Marzluf published "Originating Difference in Rhetorical Theory: Lord Monboddo's Obsession with Language Origins Theory," Rhetoric Society Quarterly, Vol. 38, No. 4.

The following faculty members attended the annual Modernist Studies Association conference, Nov. 13-16, Nashville, Tenn.:

Philip Nel presented "Writing the Lives of Crockett Johnson and Ruth Krauss."

Karin Westman led and organized the seminar "Children and War."

Nel published "Oh, The Thinks You Can Think!: Dr. Seuss's Political Education," Child Parenting Journal (Australia), Spring 2008.

Kara Northway published "'[H]urt in that service': The Norwich Affray and Early Modern Reactions to Injuries during Dramatic Performances," Shakespeare Bulletin, Vol. 26, No. 4.

Donna Potts published "Licorice Line," seveneightfive, Vol. 3, No. 3.

Alison Wheatley edited "Joseph Conrad Today," Vol. 33, No. 1.

Debrenee Adkisson presented "'A Rather Bitter Medicine': The Rest Cure as a Form of Women's Oppression," Western Illinois Graduate Conference: The Body: Images, Perceptions, Representations, Nov. 9, Western Illinois University, Macomb, Ill.

Tim Dayton presented "How Are Poems Political?" Many Marxisms: Historical Materialism Annual Conference, Nov. 9, University of London, England.

Dayton presented "Politics and Poetry in the U.S.,1914-1940," Research Centre for American Studies, Nov. 12, King's College London, England.

Don Hedrick presented "Entertainment News of 1630: Promoter Cancels London Engagement of Excessive Eating Without Manners Reality Show to Have Starred Famed Gourmandizer," Group for Early Modern Cultural Studies, Nov. 21, Philadelphia, Pa.

Hedrick chaired "Famously Shakespearean" and presented "From Shakespeare to John Taylor: The Goddess of Fame's Capitalist Makeover," Midwest Modern Language Association, Nov. 14, Minneapolis, Minn.
Hedrick was also appointed chair of the Shakespeare Division of the Midwest Modern Language Association.

David Smit presented "Ways of Writing for the 21st Century: The College Classroom and Beyond" and chaired a small-group discussion on his book "The End of Composition Studies," Wake Forest University writing symposium, Nov. 17, Winston-Salem, N.C.

Anne Phillips has been appointed associate editor of the Children's Literature Association Quarterly.

 

Geography

Richard Marston presented the keynote address during Geography Awareness Week at Northeastern State University, Nov. 17, Tahlequah, Okla., and East Central University, Nov. 18, Ada, Okla. He also met with top university administrators at NSU and gave a guest lecture in the Geography of Latin America class. Marston's visit was sponsored by the Association of American Geographers Visiting Geographical Scientist Program.

Marcellus Caldas presented "Land Reform Settlement in the Brazilian Amazon: New Drivers of LCLUC," International Scientific Conference on "Amazon in Perspective: Integrated Science for a Sustainable Future," Nov. 17-20, City of Manaus, Brazil.

For Geography Awareness Week, Tom Vought, Eli Martinson and Sumanth Reddy talked about the importance and practical use of geography and demonstrated GIS software to seventh graders at Eisenhower Middle School, Nov. 20, Manhattan.

Shawn Hutchinson will guest lecture on the topic of GIS applications in natural resource management and pursuing collaborative research and education opportunities between K-State and Purpan University, Nov. 22-28, Toulouse, France.

 

Geology

Saugata Datta will be co-convenor of the Biogeosciences Session "Elements in Evolution and Environment I, II," American Geophysical Union, fall meeting, Dec. 15-19, San Francisco, Calif.

 

History

Robert D. Linder presented "The Heartbreak of World War I for Australian Baptists," New South Wales Baptist Historical Society, Nov. 11, Sydney, Australia.

Linder presented "Two Godly Diggers: Life and Death in France in World War I," meeting of the Historical Society of the Uniting Church of Australia and the Presbyterian Historical Society of New South Wales, Nov. 15, Sydney, Australia.

Linder presented "The Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse (Obama, Biden, McCain and Palin): Making Sense of the Religious Dimension of the 2008 American Presidential Election," Robert Menzies College, Macquarie University, Nov. 18, Sydney, Australia.

 

Horticulture, forestry and recreation resources

Ward Upham won the 2007 Author's Award of Excellence from the International Society of Arboriculture, Midwestern Chapter.

Ted Cable's presentation "What to do if You Lose Your Voice," was voted best presentation at the annual conference of the Association of Missouri Interpreters, Sept. 16-19, Columbia, Mo.

Rhonda Janke has been elected to serve on the Sustainable Agriculture Research and Education administrative council for the next three years.

Seong-Hyun Park and Richard Mattson published "Effects of Flowering and Foliage Plants in Hospital Rooms on Patients Recovering from Abdominal Surgery," HortTechnology, Vol. 18, No. 4.

Patty Zehl has been awarded the Ann Lane Mavromatis Horticultural Therapy Scholarship, which was presented at the American Horticultural Therapy Association's annual conference, Nov. 1, Lexington, Ky.

 

Human Nutrition

Denis Medeiros published "Assessing mitochondria biogenesis," Methods, Vol. 46.

 

Journalism and mass communications

Sergei Samoilenko and colleagues published "Risk Communication Education for Local Emergency Managers: Using the CAUSE Model for Research, Education, and Outreach," Handbook of Risk and Crisis Communication, Eds. H. D. O'Hair and R. Heath, Mahwah, NJ: Erlbaum.

Samoilenko presented "Public Relations in Eastern Europe: Seven Years into the New Millennium," Center for Russian, East European and Eurasian Studies, University of Kansas, Oct. 6, Lawrence.

 

Libraries

Laura Bonella, Jason Coleman, Jenny McCraw Dale, Melia Erin Fritch and Danielle Theiss-White presented "IM'ing Overload: Managing IM Patrons and Making Software Decisions," Kansas Library Association College and University Libraries Section, Oct. 24, Lawrence

Coleman, Fritch and Theiss-White also presented "'We're Never in the Same Room!': Using Technology Tools in Training and Management of Library Staff and Student Employees," Brick and Click Academic Library Symposium, Nov. 7, Maryville, Mo.

 

Modern languages

Douglas Benson presented "Palabra sobre palabra: The Poetry of Angel Gonzalez (1925-2008)," European Studies Conference, Oct. 4-6, University of Nebraska-Omaha.

Benjamin Torrico published "De sitios y sitiados: el subgénero bélico como nueva tragedia," Hacia la tragedia áurea. Lecturas para un nuevo milenio. Madrid, Frankfurt: Iberoamericana-Vervuert, 2008 (Biblioteca Áurea Hispánica, 55).

 

Multiple departments

The following faculty members presented at the American Dietetic Association's Food & Nutrition Conference & Expo, Oct. 25-28, Chicago, Ill.:

Tandalayo Kidd, human nutrition; Michael Bradshaw, extension; and student, "Evaluating the Fruit and Vegetable Intake of Walk Kansas: Assessing the Community-based Approach."

Kidd and student, "Kansans Move into Health."

Beth Ann Crozier-Dodson, Food Science Institute, and Bhadriraju Subramanyam, grain science, organized and participated in "Rapid Methods in Microbiology and Automation" Workshop, Acharya N. G. Ranga Agricultural University, Oct. 15-17, Rajendranagar, Hyderabad.

Sin-Ae Park and Candice Shoemaker, horticulture, forestry and recreation resources; and Mark Haub, human nutrition; published "Can Old Gardeners Meet the Physical Activity Recommendation Through Gardening?" HortTechnology, Vol. 18, No. 4.

 

Music

Frederick Burrack presented "Teaching with Technology" and "Developing Web-based Interview Portfolios," College Music Education Students, Nov. 3 & 5, Radford, Va.

 

Philosophy

Charles Reagan presented "Conversations with Paul Ricoeur," International Conference on Paul Ricoeur, Oct. 30, Leuven, Belgium.

Reagan presented "Paul Ricoeur and Marechal Petain," Ricoeur Society meeting, Oct. 15, Duquesne University, Pittsburgh, Pa.

Reagan published "Binding and Loosing, Promising and Forgiving, Amnesty and Amnesia," Reading Ricoeur, ed. David Kaplan, SUNY Press, 2008.

 

Psychology

Brenda McDaniel, Evan Eason and colleague presented the round table presentation "A Model of Morality with Developmental Building Blocks and Moral Emotions," National Council on Family Relations' 70th annual conference, Nov. 5-8, Little Rock, Ark.

The following faculty presented at the 38th annual meeting of the Society for Neuroscience, Nov. 15-20, Washington D.C.:

Mary Cain and students, "The Role of The Central Nucleus of The Amygdala in Individual Differences in Amphetamine-Induced Sensitization and Reinstatement."

Cain, student and former student, "Effects of Differential Rearing on Amphetamine-Induced C-Fos Expression in The Amygdala."

Cain, Stephen Kiefer, students and former student, "Differential Rearing Conditions Affect Alcohol Consumption in Outbred Rats."

 

Women's studies

Shireen Roshanravan presented, "'Long and Wide' South Asian Selves: Feminist Implications for Cross-Racial Identification," Fifth Annual California Roundtable on Philosophy and Race, Oct. 3-4, University of California, Berkeley.

Gabriela Diaz de Sabates presented "Immigration and Identity: Latinas in the U.S. and Education as a Main Vehicle for Social Mobility," XVIII Monterrey Book Symposium, Oct. 11-19, Monterrey, Mexico.

 

University publications

Shane Shanks, associate director, had "Sarah Palin's Home Town Haunts" published in the Nov. 1 edition of The Times of London. The article is about the vice presidential candidate's hometown of Wasilla, Alaska.