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August 30, 2016


In the News

Gleaves Whitney, director of the Hauenstein Center for Presidential Studies, had an "Ask Gleaves" column quoted in a Times article about presidents who owned slaves during their lifetimes.

Damon Arnold, director of academic services for Laker Athletics, was featured in a first-person story, "Smart Enough," in NCAA Champion Magazine.

Eric Kunnen, associate director of eLearning and emerging technologies, was interviewed about the Atomic Object Technology Showcase for a story published online by myCollege Planning Team.

Kevin Lehnert, associate professor of marketing, was interviewed by several media outlets about Macy's store closings.

Economics faculty members Sonia Dalmia and Claudia Smith Kelly were interviewed by several media outlets about their research that shows companies with diverse corporate boards are more profitable.

Jeffrey Wing, assistant professor of public health, was interviewed by several media outlets about his research on how the lack of access to fresh food can be linked to early signs of heart disease.



Jeff Kelly Lowenstein, assistant professor of multimedia journalism, was a co-author of an article, "A Numbers Game: Two Case Studies in Teaching Data Journalism," published in SAGE Journals.

Monica Johnstone, director of CLAS communications and advancement, will present "Quilts Under Cover" on September 22, from 6-7 p.m., at the Muskegon Museum of Art. The presentation is in conjunction with a large scale exhibit of art quilts, "Circular Abstractions: Bull's Eye Quilts."

Ross Sherman, associate professor of movement science, and Jeffrey Potteiger, dean of Graduate Studies, gave a presentation, "Impact of Standing Up During Sprint Cycling on Power Output in Female Athletes," with a student at the Annual Meeting of the American College of Sports Medicine in Boston, Massachusetts.

Amy Manderscheid, assistant professor of nursing, gave a presentation, “Elevating Transformational Leadership during Times of Transition: Successful Quality Improvement Strategies Employed by Advanced Practice Nurses in Specialty Leadership Roles,” at the Spectrum Health Nursing Research Conference.

Susan Strouse, assistant professor of nursing, was a co-author of an article, “Professional Culture Brokers: Nursing Faculty Perceptions of Nursing Culture and Their Role in Student Formation,” published in the Nurse Education in Practice Journal. 

Sandra Spoelstra, associate dean for research and scholarship in KCON, was selected for a Fellowship in the American Academy of Nursing, the highest honor in the nursing profession. 

Mary deYoung, professor of sociology, gave the keynote address, "Rape Culture: Expanding the Script," at the Michigan Coalition to End Domestic and Sexual Violence annual conference in Bellaire.

Susan Mendoza, director of Undergraduate Research and Scholarship, gave a presentation, "Leadership as Practice: Embracing Position and Purpose," at the Michigan Academic Advising Association Annual Conference.

Al Steinman, director of the Annis Water Resources Institute, co-wrote an article, “Estimating Internal P Loading in a Deep Water Reservoir of Northern China Using Three Different Methods,” published in Environmental Sciences and Pollution Research.