Chuck Rice is president-elect of the Soil Science Society of America. His term as president-elect begins Jan. 1, 2010; he assumes the role of president on Jan. 1, 2011.
Dan Sweeney has been elected as 2010 representative to the Soil Science Society of America Board of Directors for Division S-4 Soil Fertility and Plant Nutrition.
Scott Staggenborg is 2010 chair-elect of Division A-8 Integrated Agricultural Systems of the American Society of Agronomy.
Bill Heer has been elected 2010 representative to the American Society of Agronomy Board of Directors for Division A-7 Agricultural Research Station Management.
Lynda Andrus' artwork is currently being exhibited at Exhibition 2009: Art of Collage and Assemblage, Espace Villa Dutoit, Geneva, Switzerland, and was recently shown at Salon Du Collage, Paris, France.
Andrus' artwork was also published in Studio Visit, a juried artist's catalog, and in Fiber Arts Magazine, Summer Edition, 2009. She also has assemblages published in American Style Magazine, April 2009, and has published a collage in "The Copeland Collection."
Andrus also received the McKenny Award at Eastern Michigan University, Ypsilanti, Mich. Two of her collages will be published in the 38th Edition of "Cellar Roots," the university's arts journal.
Gary J. Coates presented "Evoking a Sense of the Sacred: Memory, Imagination and Meaning in Carl Nyrén's Vitlycke Museum," inaugural Architecture, Culture and Spirituality Symposium, March 24-26, Mt. Angel Benedictine Abbey Retreat House, Mount Angel, Ore.
Coates presented "Ecological and Sustainable Community: A Study of Kronsberg (Hannover), Germany," Spring Lecture Series, College of Architecture and Planning, Ball State University, April 22, Muncie, Ind.
Coates presented "The City as Garden: A Study of the Sustainable Urban District of Kronsberg (Hannover), Germany," 47th International Making Cities Livable Conference, May 10-14, Portland, Ore.
Greg Grauer presented "Nuts and Bolts of Azotemia"; "Risk Factors and Monitoring To Avoid Acute Renal Failure"; "Are NSAIDs Safe For Dogs With Liver and Kidney Disease?"; "Early Detection of Chronic Kidney Disease"; "Staging and Managing Chronic Kidney Disease"; "A Simplified Approach To Urine Retention and Leakage Disorders"; "Focus on Proteinuria- From Microalbuminuria To Nephritic Syndrome"; and "Which Is It? Acute Renal Failure Vs. Chronic Kidney Disease"; Central Veterinary Conference East, April 25-27, Baltimore, Md.
The following K-State faculty members presented at the Cultural Studies Association seventh annual meeting, April 16, Kansas City, Mo.:
Erica Hateley, "Child Centered Panic."
Michele Janette, "Why I Haven't Given Up On Cultural Studies," plenary session on "The University After Cultural Studies."
The following K-State faculty presented at the annual conference for the Society for Behavioral Medicine, April 23-25, Montreal, Canada:
Elizabeth Fallon and student, "Healthcare Provider Attitudes Towards Counseling Diverse Patient Populations For Preventive Health Behaviors."
Fallon and student, "Body Image Moderates The Transtheoretical Model Constructs For Physical Activity."
The following K-State faculty presented at the Kentucky Foreign Language Conference, April 18, Lexington, Ky.:
Benjamín Torrico, "A cal y canto: la resurrección de Lázaro (de Tormes)."
Douglas Benson, "El tiempo vuela: variaciones en la trayectoria poética de Angel Gonzalez (1925-2008)."
Satoris Culbertson and colleagues published "The Role of Personality and Goal Orientation in Student Preferences for Job Attributes," Canadian Journal of Career Development, Vol. 8, No. 1.
Sociology, anthropology and social work
The following K-State faculty members attended the 74th annual meeting of the Society for American Archaeology, April 23, in Atlanta, Ga.:
Brad Logan presented "Housekeeping in the Central Plains: Spatial Analysis of Late Prehistoric Lodges."
Lauren W. Ritterbush was elected Secretary of the Council of Affiliated Societies.
L. Susan Williams published "Doing Culture with Girls Like Me: Why Trying on Gender and Intersectionality Matters," Sociology Compass, Vol. 3.