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Faculty/staff news update

Tuesday, April 06, 2010

Faculty/staff news update (through March 2010)

Academe welcomes news from WSU faculty and staff about research, teaching and service activities. This column recognizes grants, honors, awards, presentations and publications, new appointments, new faculty, sabbaticals, retirements and deaths of our current and former colleagues.


The next issue of Academe will cover Faculty Awards and the President's Distinguished Service Awards. 


Alison McKenney Brown, director, Midwest Criminal Justice Institute, and Martha J. Smith, associate professor, School of Community Affairs, had their paper "Using a Flowchart to Help Teach Search and Seizure Principles," published in the "Teaching Tips" column in the most recent edition of The Criminologist, published by the American Society of Criminology.

Elaine Steinke, professor, School of Nursing, published "Sexual dysfunction in women with cardiovascular disease: What do we know" and a co-authored paper, "Sexual problems in cardiac patients: How to assess, when to refer" in the Journal of Cardiovascular Nursing; a co-authored paper as the UNITE European nursing research group, "Sexual counseling of cardiac patients: Nurses' perception of practice, responsibility, and confidence" in the European Journal of Cardiovascular Nursing; and two book chapters in the Nursing Diagnosis Handbook , 9th ed. (2011), "Altered sexuality patterns" and "Sexual dysfunction."


The next issue of Academe will cover tenure and promotion.


George W. Collins, 89, retired associate professor, history, died Feb. 24 in Olathe, Kan. He was preceded in death by his wife, Kathryn (Kay) Swistowicz. He is survived by daughters Kathleen (James) Beyer of Westborough, Mass., and Patricia Collins of Kansas City; two grandchildren; brother, Harry (Mary) Collins of Tinley Park, Chicago; sister, Elaine Guerard of St. Petersburg, Fla. Services have been held.

Janice L. Cryer, 68, retired administrative assistant, English, died March 31 in Wichita. She was preceded in death by son Scott Cryer. She is survived by her husband, Gary; son Greg Cryer; daughters Melanie (Bill) Stewart of Lewisville, Texas, Melissa Koehn and Melinda (Paul) Cryer-Peffly, all of Wichita; mother, Geneave Shaw, and sister, Deborah Hernanadez, both of Wichita; three grandchildren. Memorials may be made to the Countryside Christian Church in Wichita.

Howard E. Ellis, 89, retired associate dean for the College of Fine Arts, died on March 12. He was preceded in death by his wife, Barbara. He is survived by two daughters, Cynthia (Samson) Ellis-Stoll and Diane E. McCullough, and one granddaughter, Abigail E. McCullough. Memorials may be sent to Harry Hynes Memorial Hospice or the Howard Ellis Memorial Scholarship Fund at Wichita State University, WSU Foundation, Box 2, Wichita, KS 67260. Services have been held.

Peggy E. (Hamilton) McLuen, 84, former modern dance instructor, died March 19 in Wichita. She is survived by her husband, Wilbur "Red" McLuen, and her two children, Stanley Ray McLuen (Jan) and Diane Elaine McLuen (Wayne Ingham). A memorial has been established in her name with Alzheimer's Association, 347 S. Laura, Wichita, KS. Services have been held.


Ken Ciboski, professor, political science, was interviewed for the March 5 Wichita Eagle story "5 offer views on tea party movement." http://www.wichita.edu/j/?507

Ciboski and Mel Kahn, professors, political science, were interviewed for the March 6 Wichita Eagle story "Kelsey suspends campaign for House." http://www.wichita.edu/j/?506

Deborah Gordon, associate professor and chair, Center for Women's Studies, had her commentary "Women athletes lead a cultural revolution" published in the March 28 Wichita Eagle.  http://www.wichita.edu/j/?505

Donald Hackett, professor, Center for Entrepreneurship, was quoted in the March 16 Wichita Eagle story, "CybertronPC moves, plans retail storefront." http://www.wichita.edu/j/?508

Douglas Hensler, dean, Barton School of Business, was quoted in the March 16 Wichita Eagle story, "Speaker illuminates how industries evolve, migrate." http://www.wichita.edu/j/?509

C. Nicholas Johnson, director, dance program, and founder, Wichita Contemporary Dance Theatre, was interviewed for the March 21 Wichita Eagle story "An offbeat ‘Oz,'" about the spring production "The Wiyos of Oz." http://www.wichita.edu/j/?510

Richard D. Muma, professor and chair, public health sciences, was quoted in the March 27 Wichita Eagle news brief, "WSU aims course at health entrepreneurs." http://www.wichita.edu/j/?511

James McKinney, associate professor emeritus and continuing education instructor, political science, was quoted in the March 26 Wichita Eagle story about his student Iris Bain, "Wichita State University student 100 and still learning." http://www.wichita.edu/j/?512

Becky Nordyke, instructor and research coordinator, Elliott School of Communication, was interviewed for the March 8 Wichita Eagle story, "Good deeds multiply -- Kindness initiative inspires Kansans," about her students' participation in Do the Deed, a community kindness initiative launched by Greteman Group and The Wichita Eagle. http://www.wichita.edu/j/?513

Tim Pett, director of the Center for Entrepreneurship, was interviewed for the March 30 Wichita Eagle story, "Collision shops growing steadily." http://www.wichita.edu/j/?514

Carolyn Shaw, associate professor and chair, political science, will serve as a Fulbright Scholar at the University of Marie Curie Sklodowska in Lublin, Poland, during the 2011 spring semester.

John Wong, professor and interim director, School of Urban and Public Affairs, was interviewed for the March 28 Wichita Eagle story, "City, state show some resilience." http://www.wichita.edu/j/?515

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Created on Tuesday, April 06, 2010; Last modified on Friday, April 09, 2010