Faculty and Staff Successes, April 2016
April 01, 2016
Kurt Ellenberger, professor of music in the Frederik Meijer Honors College, was interviewed by WWJ Radio in Detroit about Prince’s influence on pop music and culture.
Kate Stoetzner, director of international student and scholar services in the Padnos International Center, was presented the Scott Cooper Award for Excellence in International Student Advising by the Michigan Association of International Educators.
Religious Studies faculty members and students attended the Midwest American Academy of Religion Annual Conference, where assistant professor Brent Smith gave a presentation, “Oculus Rift and the Unseen Order,” and assistant professor Abhisekh Ghosh presented “Kirtan in the Western World,” Students Ilissa Chasnick and Anthony Swieringa also gave presentations.
Writing faculty members Laurence Jos é, Ellen Schendel and Christopher Toth gave a presentation, “Alumni in Action: Showing the Value of Degree Programs in Writing by Reflecting on the Work of Their Alumni,” at the Conference on College Composition and Communication in Houston, Texas.
David Stark, professor of history and Latin American and Latino/a Studies coordinator, gave a presentation, “Marriage Among Slaves in 18th Century Puerto Rico: New Insights from the Hato Economy,” at Marriage’s Global Past Conference at Cambridge University.