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2007-2008 Awards & Accomplishments

College of Arts, Humanities, and Social Sciences
Faculty Highlights and Accomplishments 2007-08

Ament, Patrick  Psychology  Selected to take part in the Missouri-Africa Program Ghana;  Served as an ad hoc editorial reviewer for Behavioral Research Methods.

Atkinson, Carol  Communication  Nominated by several members of the UCM National Society of Leadership and Success (Sigma Alpha Pi) as a faculty member who teaches with “heart and passion and motivated them in their pursuit of education;"  Reviewed the 2007/08 edition of Voices of the Past by Folkerts and Teeter for Allyn and Bacon.

Baker, Barbara  Communication  Presented The same old con of man:  Faux-feminism and reaffirmation of patriarchy in The Da Vinci Code at the National Communication Association meeting, Chicago, IL;  Presented The experience of being silenced:  Queer students as a muted group at the Central States Communication Association in Minneapolis, MN;  Reviewed American TV: An introduction to television studies by Michael Real, for Sage Publishing.

Boone, Steven R  Associate Dean  College Chemistry, 2nd Ed. New York, NY: HarperCollins, 2007.

Budd, Darlene  Political Science  Designed a new course titled the Five Wars of Globalization;  Presented paper titled China-Mexico Relations and Implications for the United States in Malaysia;  Published a peer-reviewed, co-authored article titled EU Accession Process and the Roma Minorities in New and Soon-to-Be Member States for the Journal of Comparative European Politics.

Chamberlain, Ronnie  Theatre  Kennedy Center American College Regional Theatre Festival Outstanding Costume Design Award for Side by Side by Sondheim.

Cunconan, Terry  Communication  Panel respondent, The investigation of small groups and the continuum of social responsibility at the Speech and Theatre Association of Missouri Convention, Lake of the Ozarks, Missouri.

Desmond, Kathleen  Art and Design  Honored as this year’s  Governor’s Award for Excellence in Teaching recipient by the UCM Board of Governors and by Governor Matt Blunt in Jefferson City, MO.

Desmond, Kathleen  Art and Design  Contributed research findings to the Feminist Caucus Panel: What is the future of feminist art in a post-feminist age? at the American Society for Aesthetics Annual Conference in Los Angeles. 

Eck, Matthew  English  The Farther Shore, Milkweed Editions, 2007:  Barnes & Noble's Discover Award - 2nd Place, 2007 Milkweed National Fiction Prize, Midwest’s top emerging writers choice: KC Star, Top Ten Best Books published in 2007: KC Star, Litblog Co-op Winter 2007 READ THIS! Selection.

Fair, Charles  Communication  Acquired digitalBURG.com as the on-line news operation for the Muleskinner from its owner, began operations in September 2007, with five-days-a-week community news coverage on the Web.

Floyd, Jim  Communication  Editor, International Journal of ListeningCharismatic Terms and Cultural Amnesia in America in Proceedings of the Linguistic Circle of Manitoba and North Dakota, 47, September, 2007Listening to Emotional Speakers, International Listening Association, Portland, ME, 2008

Geiger, Wendy  Communication  Geiger, W. L., & Cox, E. S. Presented Assessing perceived learning, personal growth, and civic-mindedness in graduate students participating in a service learning project,. 3rd Annual Conference of Applied Learning in Higher Education. St. Joseph, Missouri;  Presented The silent epidemic: Journalistic self-censorship in the United States, The Balance of Terrorism and Civil Liberties Conference (UCM);  Geiger, W. L., & Cox, E. S. Presented Communicating common ground: A service learning project between a graduate survey methods course and a rural middle/high school in the area of hateful/hurtful speech, National Communication Association Annual Conference. Chicago, IL;  Editorial Review Board Journal of the Speech and Theatre Association of Missouri.

Glasnapp, Pamela  Communication  Reviewer for Galanes and Adams (2007) Small Group Communication, McGraw Hill-Publishing.

Hansen-Horn, Tricia  Communication  Reviewed Public Relations Cases, J. Hendrix & D. Hayes (Eds.) 2008 Wadsworth Publishing.

Helmericks-Louder, Annie  Art and Design  Had a work, Casting Off: Beside Myself, accepted and honored in the Missouri Top Fifty show in conjunction with the Missouri State Fair, Solo exhibition at University of the Ozarks, Stephens Gallery, Clarksville, AR, Featured Artist at the Leopold Gallery, University of Kansas Hospital Cancer Show, Kansas City, MO,

Herman, Richard  Theatre  Kennedy Center American College Regional Theatre Festival Outstanding Directing award for Side by Side by Sondheim.

Kalaitzidis, Akis  Political Science  Presented paper at Southwest Political Science Association Meeting;  Co-authored peer reviewed article titled Adding the Domestic Determinants to Greek Foreign Policy for the Journal of Political and Military Sociology;  Co-authored book titled Immigration: A Documentary and Reference Guide, Greenwood Publishing Group, June 2008;  Authored book chapter titled The Race to the Bottom: Tax Reform and Economic Development in the European Union in The State of European Integration, Ashgate Publishing, 2007.

Kim, Sean History and Anthropology  Peabody Museum Research Associate.

Laycox, Monty  Modern Languages  An Intertextual Study of the Livre du Cuer d’Amours espris by Fifteenth-Century French Author René d’Anjou,  Edwin Mellen Press, 2008.

Liu, Lee  Geography  1st Place Award for 2007-2008 Faculty Research Days in the Social Sciences category.

Louder, John  Art and Design  Had a painting, Phthalo Bluegill, accepted and honored in the Missouri Top Fifty show in conjunction with the Missouri State Fair.

Lowrance, Melanie  Art and Design  Solo exhibition of her large scale drawings and paintings at the P.E.O. Foundation Gallery at Cottey College in Nevada, MO, Had work displayed in the exhibits “Painted People,” “Paper in Particular,” and “Self Evident: Contemporary Self Portraits,” and received the Mary R. Koch Memorial Award for her pastel drawing, “Outie”, exhibited in the Pastel National Exhibition at the Wichita Center for the Arts.

Lubaroff, Scott  Music  Directed the UCM Symphonic Wind Ensemble:  Featured ensemble for the 70th Missouri Music Educators Association In-Service Conference at Tan-Tar-A;  Premiered "Spirit" by Master Sgt. Aldo Rafael Forte, the story of George Whiteman.

Luehrman, Mick  Art and Design  Solo exhibition in the PEO Foundation Gallery at Cottey College in Nevada, MO, had work "Implements" (honorable mention) accepted into Paper In Particular on exhibit at Columbia College, MO; had a work accepted to the 42nd Annual National Drawing & Small Sculpture Show, Del Mar College, Corpus Christi, TX, and exhibited work and received an honorable mention award in the Missouri Art Professors’ show sponsored and exhibited by the Columbia Art League in Columbia, MO.

Lundervold, Duane  Psychology  Maintained licensure as a Professional Counselor in Wisconsin and Missouri (LPC).

Lynch, John and Clint Orr  Art and Design  Gave a presentation to the state association, Missouri Campus Compact, at a conference entitled, Developing Citizen-Scholars Across Missouri. Their presentation, THE CREATIVE ENGINE - An Exercise In Service Learning That Balances Serving Community Needs And Practical Student Learning Outcomes, took place in Lake Ozark, Missouri.  The content was a case study of their yearly event, The Creative Engine, which provides pro bono graphic design work for community non-profit organizations over a twenty-four hour marathon period.

Lynch, John  Art and Design  Outstanding contribution to the design and layout of the college magazine, Renaissance, mentored three art and design students in the process.

Merrill, Sandra  Modern Languages  Review of  A contraluz.  Poéticas y reflexiones de la poesía mexicana reciente, by Rogelio Guedea.  Hispanic Review, volume 28, issue 2, October 2007.

Miller, Wayne  English  Only the Senses Sleep, Partners Pub Group, 2006KC Star's 2007 Nelson Award for best book of poetry published by a Missouri or Kansas writer.

Prufer, Kevin  English  2007 National Endowment for the Arts Fellowship.

Rampal, Kuldip  Communication  Asia: The Hollywood Factor, in The Media Globe, edited by Lee Artz and Yahya Kamalipour, Lanham, Md. Rowman and Littlefield Publishers, 2007First Democracy in Chinese History: Media’s Role in the Democratization of Taiwan, in Negotiating Democracy: Media Transformations in Emerging Democracies, edited by Isaac A. Blankson and Patrick D. Murphy, Albany, NY: State University of New York Press, 2007.

Ryan Joseph J  Psychology  Nominated for the editorship of the APA journal Psychological Assessment; Member of the Editorial Board of Archives of Clinical Neuropsychology; Served as an Ad hoc editorial reviewer for American Journal of Psychology, Perceptual and Motor Skills, Psychological Reports, and Journal of Clinical Psychology.

Ryan Joseph J  Psychology  Only board certified clinical neuropsychologist (American Board of Professional Psychology) in the greater Kansas City area;  Elected a fellow by the Association for Psychological Science;  Maintained licensure for the independent practice of professional psychology in Missouri and Kansas; listed in the National Register of Health Service Providers in Psychology;  Holds the Certificate of Professional Qualification in Psychology from the Association of State and Provincial Psychology Boards.

Ryan Joseph J  Psychology  Presented an invited paper at the Distinguished Lecture Series, Department of Psychology, Roosevelt University, Chicago, IL;  Received the Outstanding Graduate Psychology Professor Award for 2007-2008;  Received a CAHSS Scholarly/Creative Activity Award for 2008-2009;  Elected to membership in Phi Kappa Phi.

Staab, James  Political Science  Introduced and moderated Justice Antonin Scalia’s Oppenheimer Series Lecture;  KTGB interview about my book and Justice Scalia’s visit;  Panelist on roundtable titled Justice Scalia and Conservatism on the Supreme Court at the Western Political Science Association Meeting;  Presented paper titled The War on Terror’s Impact on Habeas Corpus: The Constitutionality of the Military Commissions Act of 2006 at the Terrorism and Justice Conference (UCM);  authored two op-ed pieces Much at Stake in Coming Election for Democrats and On the U.S. Supreme Court, A Fault Line Between the Conservatives for the Kansas City Star.

Stark-Wroblewski, Kim  Psychology  Selected as the APA Convention Suite Coordinator for the Association for Women in Psychology;  Maintained licensure for the independent practice of professional psychology in the State of Missouri.

Stark-Wroblewski, Kim  Psychology  1st Place Award for 2007-2008 Faculty Research Days in the Instructional Technology, Service Learning, and Scholarship of Teaching and Learning category;  Nominated for the Governor’s Award for Excellence in Teaching.

Streich, Gregory  Political Science  Received CAHSS Excellence in Teaching Award;  Published Deliberative Social Capital and the Politics of Transition in Trust and Transitions: Civil Societies in a Changing World, eds.Joseph D. Lewandowski and Milan Znoj, Cambridge: Cambridge Scholars Press, 2007.

Taylor, Jon  History and Anthropology  A President, A Church, and Trails West: Competing Histories in Independence, Missouri, University of Missouri Press, 2008.

Tenbus, Eric  History and Anthropology  We Fight for the Cause of God: English Catholics, the Education of the Poor, and the Transformation of Catholic Identity in Victorian Britain in Journal of British Studies 46:861-83, 2007;  2nd Place Award for 2007-2008 Faculty Research Days in the Social Sciences category.

Tropf, Shonna  Communication  Presented Exploring the Use of Media & Technology by Religious Institutions, at Mid-West Popular Culture Association, Kansas City, MO.

Underwood, Doug  Communication  Completed production shooting on the historical documentary Fredericktown, A Historical Perspective of My Hometown.

Wambuii, Henry  Political Science  Recipient of the CAHSS New Faculty Achievement Award and a Scholarly/Creative Activity Award in the amount of $10,500.

Werner, Corey  Geography  2nd Place Award for 2007-2008 Faculty Research Days in the Science and Technology category.

Willey, Chris  Art and Design  Solo exhibition at the Kansas City University of Medicine and Biosciences; had 2 pieces of art, Marr Creek Orange and Nashville Marsh, accepted into the 2008 Pastel National Juried Exhibition at the Wichita Center for the Arts; exhibited work in the Missouri Art Professors’ show sponsored and exhibited by the Columbia Art League in Columbia, Missouri; had a work, March Purple Fields, accepted and honored in the Missouri Top Fifty show in conjunction with the Missouri State Fair. 

Wood, Neva  Art and Design  Exhibited work in the Missouri Art Professors’ show sponsored and exhibited by the Columbia Art League in Columbia, Missouri.

Yelton, Jeff  History and Anthropology  The Pertle Springs Park: The Life and Death of a Nineteenth Century Midwestern Resort in Missouri Historical Review 102(1):10-24, 2007.

Zupnick, Matt  Art and Design  Solo exhibition at The Warren M. Lee Center for the Fine Art Galleries, University of South Dakota, Vermillion, entitled “From A Distance;” exhibited work received the second place award in the Missouri Art Professors’ show sponsored and exhibited by the Columbia Art League in Columbia, MO; had work, Big Ideas, Small Works: Miniature Sculptures and Maquettes accepted into the show in Sculpturesite Gallery at the Convention Plaza in San Francisco, CA;  An image, Many Points, was selected for the postcard used to advertise the show;  Three exhibited works were sold;  Received the 2008 College of Arts, Humanities, and Social Sciences Faculty Award for outstanding Scholarship and Creative Activity.