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Mick Charney published a book review of "The Fellowship: The Untold Story of Frank Lloyd Wright and the Taliesin Fellowship," by Roger Friedland and Harold Zellman in, an online journal published by the College Art Association, June 18.

Clinical sciences

The following K-State faculty members will present at the American Veterinary Medicine Association Conference, July 19-22, New Orleans:

Mike Sanderson, "Risk Assessment for Production Decision Makeup: Modeling BVDV Risk."

Bob Larson, "Evidence-Based Veterinary Medicine: Introduction," "Evidence-Based Veterinary Medicine: Special Considerations for Population-Based Clinical Questions."

Larson will present "BVDV in North American Beef Cow Herds," "Assessing the Economic Impact of BVDV in North America" and "BVDV Control Programs in North America," World Veterinary Congress Conference, July 27-31, Vancouver, Canada.

Dan Thomson presented "Training Material for Feedlot Workers," National Cattlemen's Beef Association BQA State Coordinators Meeting, June 11, Kansas City.


The following K-State faculty members presented at the Association for Communication Excellence meeting, June 11-13, Traverse City, Mich.:

Linda Sleichter, Larry Jackson and Debra Pryor "ACE Leadership Institute Roundup."

Sleichter, "Marketing Minute: A Marketing Blog."

Nancy Peterson and colleagues, "4-H Idea Exchange."

Peterson and Pryor, "Honoring Our Producers – One University's Efforts to Pay Respects to Master Farmers."

Sleichter, Pat Melgares and colleagues, "Marketing to Metro Audiences in Kansas."

Sleichter, Kris Boone, Melgares and Steven Graham, "Selling Marketing to Administration."

Gloria Holcombe presented the service award for "major contributions through volunteer efforts and leadership."

Jeff Wichman won a bronze award for the radio program "The Magic of Harry Potter."

Mary Lou Peter-Blecha, Nancy Zimmerli-Cates, David Dunn, Linda Gilmore, Bob Holcombe, Gloria Holcombe, Melgares and KaCee Thompson won a gold award for the publication "Informal Report to the Kansas Legislature, January 2008."

Sleichter, Melgares, Gamage Dissanayake, Sethu Subramanian, Neal Wollenberg, Amy Hartman and Graham won a silver award for their work in developing content management Web sites for campus and county offices.

Boone completed her term as president June 13 and now will serve a year as past-president.

Sleichter, Pryor and Jackson completed the yearlong American Council on Education Leadership Institute, graduating June 12.

The following K-State faculty members presented at the National Extension Technology Conference, May 1, Raleigh, N.C.:

Gary Kepka and Larry Havenstein, "Using Open Source & Freeware for Office Productivity."

Kepka, Havenstein, David Dunn and Steve Spencer hosted a session "Field Engineer and Helpdesk Support."

Havenstein and Neal Wollenberg, "Advanced Building Techniques for Second Life." They also conducted pre-conference training on Second Life.

Gerry Snyder, "NPDN First Detector training program."

Snyder and Wollenberg, a session on how they are using Web 2.0 for interactive Web sites.


Richard A. Marston and colleagues published "Biogeography, Ecoregions, and Geomorphology Affect Fish Species Composition in Streams of Eastern Oklahoma," Environmental Biology of Fishes, Vol. 82.

Grain science and industry

David Wetzel presented "IR Spectroscopy Through a Microscope Provides Detailed Chemical Images Useful in the Forensic, Materials, Biomedical and Plant Sciences," Director's seminar series of the Midwest Research Institute, May 21, Kansas City. The lecture was also simulcast to MRI facilities in other states.

Continuing education

Sue Maes presented "University Continuing Education Association Panel on Partnering and Collaboration in 2020," National University Telecommunications Network, June 10, Park City, Utah.

International programs

Sara Thurston-González presented "F-1 Regulations for Beginners," "NAFSA Leadership: A Great Opportunity!" and "Global Nomads/Third Culture Kids," NAFSA: Association of International Educators annual conference, May 25-30, Washington, D.C.

K-State at Salina Writing Center

Patricia Ackerman presented "The Application of Think-Aloud Protocols to Assess Higher Order Learning Strategies Employed During Tutorial Discourse Over College Student Writing," European Writing Centers Association annual conference, June 19-21, Freiburg, Germany.


Gary Brase presented "An Integrated Model for Theory Development and Evaluation in the Behavioral Sciences," 20th annual meeting of the Human Behavior and Evolution Society, June, Kyoto, Japan.

Mary Cain and students presented "The Effects of Environmental Enrichment on Nicotine-Induced Conditioned-Hyperactivity and Sensitization" and "Effect of Amygdala Inactivation on Conditioned Hyperactivity and Sensitization in High Responder and Low Responder Rats," annual meeting of the College on Problems of Drug Dependence, June 14-19, San Juan, Puerto Rico.