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David Seamon presented "Entwining People and Place: Environmental Embodiment, Place Ballet and Space Syntax," Flesh and Space: Intertwining Merleau-Ponty and Architecture, held in conjunction with the annual meeting of the Merleau-Ponty Circle, College of Architecture, Art and Design, Mississippi State University, Sept. 9, Starkville, Miss.

Mick Charney presented "Every Book Should Contain Its Own Counterbook: Using Texts and Countertexts to Help Students Meet the Goals of General Education," ninth annual Lilly Conference on College and University Teaching and Learning, Sept. 25, Traverse City, Mich.


Anne Longmuir published "Reader, Perhaps You Never Were in Belgium?: Negotiating National Identity in Charlotte Bronte's 'The Professor and Villette,'" Nineteenth-Century Literature, Vol. 62, No. 2.

Philip Nel published "1957: Dr. Seuss," A New Literary History of America, eds. Greil Marcus and Werner Sollors, Cambridge, Mass., Harvard University Press, 2009.

Karin E. Westman published the introduction and edited "Children's Literature and War," special issue, Children's Literature Association Quarterly, Vol. 34, No. 3.

Jim Machor presented "Reading for Realism: Genre and the Reception of Late Nineteenth-Century American Fiction," third biennial Reception Study Society Conference, Purdue University, Sept. 11, West Lafayette, Ind. Machor also chaired two sessions and introducted the keynote speaker.


Diane Swanson has been invited to be a resident expert in business ethics for, a knowledge sharing Web site. BestThinking is focused on transparency and collaboration, where experts create and share reliable knowledge on a variety of topics for which there are no definitive answers, only the current best thinking.


Michael Tilley and Scott Bean, agronomy; X. Susan Sun, grain science and industry; and Donghai Wang, biological and agricultural engineering; and student published "Comparison of Methods for Extracting Sorghum Proteins from Distillers Dried Grains with Solubles," Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry,  57:8366-8372.

Ken Klabunde, chemistry; Sun, grain science and industry; and colleagues, published "Lactic Acid-Magnesium Oxide Nanocomposites: How Nanoparticle Size and Shape Affect Initial Polymerization and the Resulting Properties of the Prepolymer, New Journal of Chemistry, 33:1951-1959.

The following K-State faculty members presented at the 2009 American Association of Geographers Great Plains-Rocky Mountain Division Meeting, Utah State University, Sept. 25-26, Logan, Utah:

John Harrington Jr., geography, "Ecological Climatology."

Lis Pankl, Hale Library, "Evocative Landscapes in David Guterson's 'East of the Mountains.'"


Brenda McDaniel and colleagues published "Seeking a Multi-Construct Model of Morality," Journal of Moral Education, Vol. 39, No. 1.