John Staniunas, associate professor of theatre
and film, taught two master classes in movement and musical theater between
March 25 and April 7 at the 70th anniversary of the Lithuanian Academy
Jeanne Klein, associate professor of theatre
and film, received the 2003 Research Award from the American Alliance
for Theatre and Education for her young audience reception study of “Dinosaurus.”
She and Amber Renee McIntosh, 2002-03 Theatre for Young People assistant,
presented a summary of this study at the AATE/ATHE conference July 31
in New York. Klein’s article, “Children’s Interpretations
of Computer-animated Dinosaurs in Theatre,” was published in the
2003 Youth Theatre Journal.
Keith Lenz, associate professor of special
education, and Don Deshler, professor of
special education and director of the Center for Research on Learning,
published Teaching Content to All—Evidence-based Inclusive Practices
in Middle and Secondary Schools in May through Pearson Allyn & Bacon.
Suzanne Robinson, associate professor of
special education, contributed a chapter to the textbook.
Susan Zvacek, director of instructional development
and support, presented a keynote address, “Assessing Student Learning
in the Online Environment,” at the 2003 e-Learning Academy in June,
sponsored by the Tennessee Board of Regents. Zvacek also presented a workshop,
“How to Know They Know (When They’re Not There),” for
the Central Piedmont Community College System in Charlotte, N.C., as part
of the Virtual Campus Summer Institute.
Donn W. Parson, professor of communication
studies, won the George Ziegelmueller Award for a lifetime of service
as a teacher and coach of debate, from the National Debate Tournament.
The award is presented yearly to “a faculty member who has distinguished
himself or herself in the communication process while coaching teams to
competitive success at the NDT.”
Edward K. Morris, professor and chair of
human development and family life, and two of his graduate students in
the Bureau of Child Research, Junelyn F. Lazo and Nathaniel G. Smith,
presented “Cumulative Records in the History of Psychology: A Case
Study in Historiographic Method” at the 2003 meeting of Cheiron:
The International Society for the history of the Behavioral and Social
Sciences in Durham, N.H.
At the Society of American Archivists annual meeting in Los Angeles in
August, two members of the Spencer Research Library staff made presentations.
Rebecca Schulte, university archivist, presented a paper, “Documenting
Political Extremes into the 21st Century,” based on the Wilcox Collection
of Contemporary Political Movements. Deborah Dandridge,
field archivist, Kansas Collection, spoke at a session marking the upcoming
50th anniversary of Brown v. Board of Education.
Jack Fincham, dean of pharmacy, delivered
the Waters Lecture for the University of Georgia College of Pharmacy on
Michael Burke, associate professor of psychiatry
and behavioral sciences, has been elected a distinguished fellow of the
American Psychiatric Association.
Joshua Rosenbloom, professor of economics,
was a guest on KCUR’s Up to Date program Aug. 26 for a discussion
on the state of the economy.
Bob McWilliams, Kansas Public Radio jazz
director and host of Trail Mix, helped select winners of showcase slots
for the prestigious Falcon Ridge Folk Festival in the Berkshire Mountains
in New York.
Michael Engel, assistant professor of biological
sciences, received $229,000 in NSF funding in September for his phylogenetic
work on Hymenoptera.
Pok-Chi Lau, associate professor of design,
made a presentation and had his photographic exhibition, “Dream
of Migration: From Asia to the Heartland,” featured Sept. 13 at
Des Moines Area Community College in Iowa.
Van Kelly, associate professor of French,
presented “The Minimalist Temptation and Bricolage in Agnès
Varda’s Film Les Glaneurs et la Glaneuse and Jean Echenoz’s
Novels Un An and Je m’en Vais” at a colloquium on minimalist
writers at the Centre International Culturel, Cerisy-la-Salle, France