Faculty and staff sketches
University news briefs, along with faculty and staff members who have given presentations or written articles are detailed below. The campus community can self-submit a sketch online for future publication.
In the News
Parking Services is now a part of Facilities Services — Grand Rapids and Regional Centers. Parking Services was located in the Department of Public Safety. The transfer took effect July 1.
The ACES office has been renamed Alcohol & Other Drugs Services. In line with many institutions, the name Alcohol and Other Drugs Services better conveys the services provided by the office, which is housed in the University Counseling Center.
Kathryn Remlinger, professor of English, was interviewed by WJMN-TV in Marquette for a story about the history and development of English in the Upper Peninsula, and by Wisconsin Public Radio for a story about dialects in the U.P. and Wisconsin. Remlinger also gave a virtual presentation, "Yooper Talk: The History and Development of a Dialect," for the Lyon Township Public Library.
Daniel Pellathy, assistant professor of management, was a co-author of an article, "Cybersecurity Safeguards Should Extend to Supply-Chain Partners," published in the Wall Street Journal Logistics Report.
GVSU's National Student Advertising Competition team earned fourth place in the nation out of over 100 university teams judged by industry professionals. Students developed a marketing plan for Adobe and pitched their work to advertising professionals at the district, semi-final and national levels.
Anthony T. Williams Jr., director of the Office of Student Conduct and Conflict Resolution, wrote an article, "GVSU Academic Integrity Training for Faculty and Staff," published for the International Center for Academic Integrity’s blog.
Amy Russell, associate professor of biology, was a co-author of an article, "Identifying Research Needs to Inform White-nose Syndrome Management Decisions," published in Conservation Science and Practice.
Biology faculty members Amy Russell, M. Megan Woller-Skar, Mark Luttenton and a former graduate student were co-authors of an article, "Microcystin in Multiple Life Stages of Hexagenia limbata, with Implications for Toxin Transfer," published in the Journal of Great Lakes Research.
Natalie Trent, human resources specialist, was one of seven College and University Professional Association for Human Resources (CUPA-HR) members selected to participate in the 2020-21 Emerging CUPA-HR Leaders program.
Emily First, student support manager, has been elected to serve as a member of the inaugural cohort of faculty instructors for the Case Management Foundations institute, through the Higher Education Case Management Association.
Melissa Peraino, director of educational outreach, Center for Adult and Continuing Studies, serves as chair of the Extended Education and Professional Development subcommittee of the Michigan Association of State Universities. It is Peraino's second term as chair.