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April 24, 2017


In the News

Chelsea Brehm, movement science faculty member, was interviewed by WOOD-TV's "EightWest" for a story about her role as sustainability coordinator for the Gazelle Girl Half Marathon.


Freshman Academy outstanding faculty

Tom Pentecost, associate professor of chemistry, and Julie White, senior affiliate faculty of writing, were recognized by the Oliver Wilson Freshman Academy students at a year-end celebration. Pentecost and White were nominated by students for contributing to their success on campus. They are pictured with students Elicia Mack and Alexis Baskin.



Jim Penn, associate professor of geography and sustainable planning, wrote a chapter, "Piassaba Broom Production and Fiber Extraction Amid Challenging Conditions in the Lower Andes: A Case from Peru," for a book, The Andes: Geography, Diversity and Sociocultural Impacts, published by Nova Science.

George McBane, professor of chemistry, wrote an article, "A Three-Dimensional He-CO Potential Energy Surface with Improved Long-range Behavior," published in the Journal of Molecular Spectroscopy.

Scott Stabler, associate professor of history, gave a presentation, “An Indian Killed Father Abraham: Abraham Lincoln and American Indians,” at the annual Lincoln Lecture at Detroit Country Day School in Beverly Hills.

Liaison librarians Gayle Schaub and Hazel McClure were co-authors of an article, "Information Literacy Threshold Concepts and the Association of College and Research Libraries' Framework for Information Literacy for Higher Education," published in Das offense Bibliotheksjournal.

Keith Piccard, adjunct faculty of biology, and Peter Riemersma, professor of geology, collected and brought macroinvertebrates from a California stream to support their workshop "Wading Into Ecology, Inquiry Based Learning with Macroinvertebrates," at the Annual National Science Teachers Association Conference in Los Angeles. Piccard, Riemersma and Steve Rybczynski, assistant professor of biology, were authors of an article published in Science Scope.

Bopi Biddanda, professor of water resources, was a co-author of an article, "Versatile Photophysiology of Compositionally Similar Cyanobacterial Communities Inhabiting Submerged Sinkholes of Lake Huron," published in Aquatic Microbial Ecology. 

Women's Center staff members Jessica Jennrich and Ashley Schulte hosted a webinar, “When Victim Advocacy Becomes Co-Advocacy,” for the National Association of Student Affairs Professionals.