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ENGLISH
Philip Nel published "Flat Stanley," Everything I Need to Know I Learned from a Children's Book: Life Lessons from Notable People from All Walks of Life, ed. Anita Silvey, New York: Roaring Brook Press, 2009.

Elizabeth Dodd presented "Rancor on the Medicine Wheel," Western Literature Association Conference, Black Hills State University, Oct. 2, Spearfish, S.D.

The following K-State faculty members presented at the Kansas Association of Teachers of English conference, Oct. 22-23, Wichita:

Abby Knoblauch, "Meeting Millennial Students on Their Own Turf: Using Popular Culture Texts to Teach Writing and Reading."

Phillip Marzluf, "Meeting the Multimodal Millennial" and "Strategies for Avoiding Plagiarism."

Anne Longmuir presented "Women and the Market in Elizabeth Gaskell's North and South," Victorian Studies Association Western Canada/Victorian Interdisciplinary Studies Association of the Western United States, Oct. 16, Vancouver, Canada.

Kara Northway, Deborah Murray, Stacia Gray and students presented "Writing Centers in Hard Financial Times: How Do We Grow?" Midwest Writing Centers Association conference, Oct. 23, Rapid City, S.D.

Donna Potts read poetry and presented "Nuala Ni Dhomhnaill's 'Great Mother' and Ecofeminism," Midwest American Conference for Irish Studies, Southern Illinois University, Oct. 17, Carbondale, Ill.

Han Yu presented "Infusing Multicultural Competency into Engineering Curriculum," Cultures and Languages Across the Curriculum Conference, Oct. 16, Berea, Ohio.

 

GEOGRAPHY
Kevin Blake has been elected vice-president of the Zane Grey's West Society.

 

GEOLOGY
Joel Q. G. Spencer made several presentations, with both colleagues and students, at the 2009 annual meeting of the Geological Society of America, Oct. 18-21, Portland, Ore. His presentations were: "Tectonic Geomorphology of Marine Terraces: Santa Barbara Fold Belt, California"; "Paleoenvironments and Archaeology of Short-Term Occupation Sites, North Kenya"; "Optically Stimulated Luminescence Dating of a Holocene Unconformity: Delaware River Valley Alluvial Deposits"; and "Luminescence Ages For Dune Activation on a Pleistocene Terrace, Kansas River Valley."

 

HISTORY
Robert D. Linder published "John Calvin, Pierre Viret and the State," Church Heritage, Vol. 16, No. 2, October 2009.

 

INSTITUTE FOR ACADEMIC ALLIANCES
Dana Reinert presented "Telling Our Story: Recognizing the Value of Consortia," WCET's 21st Annual Conference, Oct 21-24, Denver, Colo.

Reinert was also elected to the WCET Steering Committee for a three-year term, October 2009 through September 2012.

 

JOURNALISM AND MASS COMMUNICATON
Thomas H.P. Gould
published "The Future of Academic Publishing: Application of the Long-Tail Theory," Publishing Research Quarterly, Winter 2009.

 

MULTIPLE DEPARTMENTS
Joel Q. G. Spencer and Allen W. Archer, geology; and Marcellus M. Caldas, geography; presented "Amazonian Super Quartz: Dating Young Fluvial Deposits, Rio Tapajos, Brazil," Sixth New World Luminescence Dating and Dosimetry Workshop, University of Washington, Oct. 22-23, Seattle.

The following K-State faculty members presented at the National Academic Advising Association Annual Conference, Sept. 30 - Oct. 3, San Antonio, Texas:

Ken Hughey and Judy Hughey, special education, counseling and student affairs; "Using Career Development Theories and Resources to Inform Advising."

Aaron Carlstrom, special education, counseling and student affairs; and Keith Powers, education; "Career Advising: Evaluation and Professional Development."

Fred Newton, counseling services; Carlstrom; and student; "Recipe for Student Success: Ingredients that Make a Difference."

Rob Pettay, kinesiology; "Socratic Questioning: Getting to the Heart of the Problem."

Ken Hughey; Charlie Nutt, education; and Rosemary Boggs, Division of Continuing Education; "Kansas State University Distance Education."

Judy Hughey and Pettay were also recognized as 2009 recipients of a National Academic Advising Association research grant.

 

PSYCHOLOGY
Clive Fullagar and colleague published "Flow at Work: An Experience Sampling Approach," Journal of Occupational and Organizational Psychology, Vol. 82, No. 3.