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Posted on June 21, 2010

Faculty and staff members who have given presentations or had articles published are listed below.

In the News
Roger Moiles
, affiliate professor of political science, was interviewed by WOOD-AM for a story about primary races, and by WPRR-AM for a story about the politics of the Gulf oil spill. He also served as a panelist for WGVU-TV's "West Michigan Week" focused on Michigan's gubernatorial election

Jim Schaub
, adjunct professor of communications, received an award at the XXV International Black Cinema in Berlin, Germany, for the documentary film he directed "Up from the Bottoms: The Search for the American Dream." It premiered in Chicago at the 8th Annual African Diaspora Film Festival.

Avis Hewitt, associate professor of English, co-wrote a book, Flannery O'Connor in the Age of Terrorism: Essays on Violence and Grace, published by the University of Tennessee Press.

Several tracks from the CD “In C Remixed,” by the GVSU New Music Ensemble, directed by Bill Ryan, associate professor of music, will be used by the Artesan Dance Company at the Casino de Paris, in Paris, France.

Deanna Morse, professor of communications, taught animation classes at the Middleburg Center for Transatlantic Studies in Middelburg, The Netherlands, which is associated with the Roosevelt Academy, the International Honors College of Utrecht University.

Carl Ruetz, associate professor of biology at the Annis Water Resources Institute, received a grant for $100,264 from the Michigan Department of Natural Resources and Environment for the Demographic and Reproductive Status of Lake Sturgeon in the Muskegon River project.

WGVU-TV received a $25,000 grant from the Corporation for Public Broadcasting to help raise awareness of WGVU's impact on the community and to strengthen the community initiative LZ Michigan.

News and Information Services received Communicator Awards for the following videos: Around Grand Valley Tour, 2009 Convocation, 2009 Commencement and GVSU Police Academy.

Linda Scott, professor of nursing, received a grant from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Health Resources and Services Administration, to fund a third year of a project, "Advancing Education Nursing Traineeships."

Jonathan Nichol, assistant professor of music, is a member of the h2 quartet, which was invited to perform at the ASCAP awards ceremony in New York. He also received an Aaron Copland Recording Grant for $6,500.

Karen Libman, professor of communications, directed the Grand Rapids Jewish Theatre production of "Hello Muddah, Hello Fadduh: The Allan Sherman Musical."

Jill Eggers, associate professor of art and design, received the $500 second place award at the Muskegon Museum of Art 82nd Regional Exhibition for her oil painting, “Returning to Earth.” Victoria Veenstra, associate professor of communications, received an $100 honorable mention at the Muskegon Museum of Art 82nd Regional Exhibition for her Chromogenic pinhole photography. An artists’ reception at the museum is June 24 from 5-7 p.m.

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