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Faculty and staff sketches

Posted on July 09, 2013

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

In the News

Paul Isely, professor and chair of economics, was interviewed by several media outlets about Grand Valley’s 2013 report on the entrepreneurial climate in West Michigan.


Paul J. Cornish, associate professor of political science, wrote an article, “An Case against Sovereignty from the Natural Law Tradition,” published in the innagural issue of Thomistic Yearbook (Rocznik Tomistyczny) from the Cardinal Stefan Wyszynski University in Warsaw, Poland.

Library faculty members Linda Masselink and Anne Merkle gave a presentation, “Deep Learning: Outreach to a Submarine Museum by Students, Librarians, and Professors,” at the Sixth International Conference on the Inclusive Museum, at the Statens Museum for Kunst, National Museum of Denmark in Copenhagen.

Bonnie Hudson, academic department coordinator for Seidman Marketing, received a travel grant from Padnos International Center to travel to Macquarie University in Sydney, Australia, to learn about the Participation and Community Engagement program.

Ranelle Brew, program director of public health, and her Community Health Education class were highlighted in The Nation’s Health for a story about the community health fair implementation for National Public Health Week in April.

Michael Moody, Frey chair for family philanthropy at the Johnson Center for Philanthropy, co-wrote an article, “Young Wealthy Donors Bring Taste for Risk, Hands-On Involvement to Philanthropy,” published in the Chronicle of Philanthropy.

WGVU FM received the General Excellence Award at the annual Michigan Associated Press Media Editors 2012 broadcast competition. Staff members received the following awards:
Patrick Center, news director, Best Natural Sound for “Early Steelhead Run”; Best Feature Story for “Schmidt’s a Schmuck”; Best News Documentary for “Wind Tax Credit”; Best Individual Reporting; Best Enterprise/Investigative Reporting for “Gas-Price Gouging”;
Best Hard News for “Ann Romney Visit.”
Caroline MacGregor, news reporter, Best Natural Sound for “The Lakeshore Misfits”; Best Individual Reporting.
David Moore, news reporter, Best Newscast.

News and Information Services earned a Silver Award in the recruitment videos category in the CASE Circle of Excellence Awards for the “Laker for a Lifetime, I’m on a Boat” video.

Amanda Pitts, photographer for News and Information Services, wrote an article, “Behind the Lens: An Underwater Experience,” published in UPAA Contact Sheet.

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