Faculty and staff sketches

January 25, 2022 (Volume 45, Number 10)

Michigan Chronicle banner ad with photo of Donta Truss, honoring him for the Men of Excellence ceremony. Truss is the vice president for Enrollment Development and Educational Outreach

B. Donta Truss, vice president for Enrollment Development and Educational Outreach, was selected as one of the Michigan Chronicle's 'Men of Excellence.'

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In the News

Truss recognized by Michigan Chronicle

B. Donta Truss, vice president for Enrollment Development and Educational Outreach, was selected as one of the Michigan Chronicle's "Men of Excellence."

The 14th annual ceremony will be held Thursday, January 27, in Detroit. Honorees were nominated and selected because they inspire others through their vision, leadership, exceptional achievements and participation in community service.

Shorouq Almallah, director of the Center for Entrepreneurship and Innovation, received the Ray Smilor Volunteer of the Year from the United States Association for Small Business and Entrepreneurship. The award recognizes exceptional service to USASBE.

WGVU Public Media announced that it is available on DirecTV Stream. AT&T/Uverse & DirecTV users will now be able to access WGVU-HD and WGVU-Kids as part of their normal channel lineup.

Sketches

Faculty and staff members who have given presentations or had their research published are detailed below. The campus community can self-submit a sketch online for future publication. 

Catherine L. Meyer-Looze, associate professor of education, gave a presentation, "Educational Transformations from the Pandemic: Lessons from the USA, Australia, and Wales," at the ICSEI Virtual Congress.

Steve Glass, professor of exercise science, wrote an article, “Muscle Activation and Torso Movement using Novel Fiberglass Resistance Poles,” published in The Open Sports Medicine Journal. This was collaborative research with 20 undergraduate students over three semesters of work.

University Libraries administrators and faculty members Annie Bélanger, Cara Cadena, Jon Jeffryes and Marcia Lee gave a presentation, "Shifting Liaison Involvement in Collections: a Holistic Approach to Managing the Collection Lifecycle," at the Charleston Conference. Bélanger gave a presentation, "Thriving through Human-Centered Approaches to Change," for the American Libraries Association's Ohio Chapter.

Michael P. Lombardo, professor of biology, gave a presentation, "Common Backyard Birds and How They Keep Warm During The Cold Winter Months," at the Frederik Meijer Gardens and Sculpture Park.

Kirkhof College of Nursing faculty members Marie VanderKooi, Christina Quick, Karen Burritt, Susan Strouse, Dianne Conrad, Rebecca Davis and Dianne Slager gave a presentation, "BSN to DNP Curriculum Redesign: Innovation to Attain Excellence in Academic Nursing," at the American Association of Colleges of Nursing Doctoral Education Conference in Naples, Florida.

Kirkhof College of Nursing faculty members Anne McKay, Christina Quick and Dianne Slager gave a presentation, "Assessment of Clinical Judgement Behaviors in Graduate Nursing Simulation Learning,” at the American Association of Colleges of Nursing Doctoral Education Conference in Naples, Florida.

Abigail R. Gautreau, assistant professor of history, wrote a chapter, “What Happens Next? Institutionalizing Grassroots Success in Selma, Alabama," published in an open-source book, Radical Roots: Public History and a Tradition of Social Justice Activism

Career Center staff members Megan Riksen and Grace Pushman gave a presentation, "Starting a Career Podcast to Reach the Virtual Learner," at the MichCDA Virtual Conference.

Psychology faculty members Michael Wolfe and Todd Williams gave a presentation, "Poor Awareness of Health Change Following Bariatric Surgery," at the Conference of the Psychonomic Society.

Janet Vail, Annis Water Resources Institute research scientist emerita, facilitated a workshop, “Vulnerability and Justice," for the Michigan Resources on Climate and Land Change Education. 

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This article was last edited on January 25, 2022 at 10:51 a.m.

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