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Greg Grauer presented "Risk Factors and Monitoring for Prevention of ARF"; "Management of Established ARF"; "Are NSAIDs Safe in Dogs with Liver and Kidney Disease?"; "Urinalysis: Basic and Advanced Considerations"; "Staging and Management of CKD"; "Influence of Hypertension and Proteinuria in CKD Patients"; "Complicated/Recurrent UTI"; "Azotemia: A Case-based Approach"; and "Feline UTI: Fact or Fiction?"; American Veterinary Medical Association annual convention, July 11-12, Seattle, Wash.



The following K-State faculty presented at the joint meeting of the Association for Communication Excellence in Agriculture, Natural Resources and Life and Human Sciences, and the National Extension Technology Conference, June 6-9, Des Moines, Iowa:

Richard Baker, "What You Don't Know Can..."

Marcus Ashlock and colleagues, "Survivor: The Agricultural Communications Faculty Edition."

Elaine Edwards, Deb Pryor, Jeff Wichman, Mary Lou Peter and Gamage Dissanayake, "K-State Converged."

Linda Gilmore and Donna Sheffield, "Don't Become 'Comfortably Numb' -- Stay Fresh on the Job."

Larry Havenstein, Russ Feldhausen and Gary Kepka, "Using Open Source and Freeware Applications for Office Applications."

Havenstein, "Building a Virtual World."

Jennifer Alexander, "The Good, the Bad and the Ugly: Surviving and Thriving as a News Editor."

Sheffield, Gilmore and colleague, "Seize the Day: Manuscript Planning and Substantive Editing."

Nancy Peterson, "Communications Training: To-Do List? Or a Ta DA?"

Havenstein, Larry Jackson and colleague, "Using Virtual Worlds to Get Out the Message."

Alexander, "Oops! I Did It Again: Avoiding Five Common Grammar Gaffes."

Edwards and colleague, "Disability Communications."



Philip Nel presented "From the Bank Street School to the New York School: The Poetry of Ruth Krauss," annual conference of the Children's Literature Association, June 11, Charlotte, N.C.

Nel presented "'A Person's a Person: The Politics of Dr. Seuss," National Museum of Wildlife Art, July 9, Jackson Hole, Wyo.

Karin Westman presented "Vocational Education: Re-Imagining the School Story in Noel Streatfeild's 'Ballet Shoes' and J. K. Rowling's 'Harry Potter,'" annual conference of the Children's Literature Association, June 11, Charlotte, N.C.



Richard Marston has been elected to the Council of the American Geographical Society.



Jaqueline Wood received the National Academic Advising Association's Summer Institute Scholarship, which recognizes association members who have potential as national leaders. The Summer Institute Scholarships help cover the cost of the Academic Advising Summer Institute, a weeklong, intensive program that help individuals develop specific strategies for improvement of advising at institutions of higher learning sponsored by the association.



Cynthia Harris presented "Life in the City: 1900 Politics, Business and Social History" and "Ike's Abilene, 1890-1910," Eisenhower Visitor Center, June 27, Abilene.

Marty Courtois, Merry Bower and Michelle Turvey-Welch presented "ETDs Transformed: Maximizing Cataloging Efficiencies and Open Access," 12th international symposium on Electronic Theses and Dissertations, June 20, Pittsburgh, Pa.

Regina Beard presented "Librarian/Faculty Collaboration -- Pooling Our Talents, Leveraging Our Resources to Provide Student Programming," Special Libraries Association, Business and Finance Section, June 17, Washington, D.C.

Donna Ekart published "Putting Your Knowledge Out There," Computers in Libraries, Vol. 29, No. 6, June 2009.



Craig B. Parker presented "Edwin Gerschefski: A Centennial Retrospective," College Music Society international conference, July 2, Zagreb, Croatia. He also chaired a session on cross-cultural connections at the conference.



Satoris Culbertson and colleagues published "Changes in Newcomer Job Satisfaction Over Time: Examining the Pattern of Honeymoons and Hangovers," Journal of Applied Psychology, Vol. 94.