Faculty/staff news update: summer 2011
Jul 7, 2011 4:32 PM | Print
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.
Les Anderson, professor, Elliott School of Communication, won second place in the National Federation of Press Women communications contest for "feature photo in a publication other than newspaper" (2010 Symphony in the Flint Hills magazine) and two third-place awards for general column and general nonfiction book ("Never Take a Snake for a Ride"). National winners advance from state contests held by such NFPW affiliates as Kansas Professional Communicators.
Amy DeVault, instructor, Elliott School of Communication, won a second-place award in the National Federation of Press Women communications contest for "page layout for publication" (2010 Symphony in the Flint Hills magazine). National winners advance from state contests held by such NFPW affiliates as Kansas Professional Communicators.
Mary Koehn, professor, director, School of Nursing, and nursing student Rachel Wilson, traveled with a team of medical professionals, educators and students to train on high-tech mannequins at the Johns Hopkins Medicine Simulation Center in Baltimore on June 23. Koehn is part of a citywide health care committee that has been working toward creating and building a simulation center in Wichita. For the June 26 Wichita Eagle story "Local health workers try out simulation training," go to http://www.wichita.edu/j/?1083.
Kim Kufahl, marketing manager for Wichita State's Cooperative Education and Work-Based Learning program, won a first-place award in the National Federation of Press Women communications contest for the program's annual report. National winners advance from state contests held by such NFPW affiliates as Kansas Professional Communicators.
Doris Chang, associate professor, Center for Women's Studies, fall 2011, to conduct research on career and political ideas of Chairwoman Ing-wen; conference presentation; and journal article submissions
Dharam Chopra, professor, mathematics and statistics, academic year 2011-12, to work on research problems in statistical design experiments dealing specifically with fractional factorial designs and graph theory; paper presentations; journal article submissions
Darren DeFrain, associate professor, English, spring 2012, to complete research for and prepare final draft of novel followed by submission to agent for review
Anthony DiLollo, associate professor, communication sciences and disorders, fall 2011, for development and publication of a workbook designed to facilitate counseling with persons who have communication disorders
Thalia Jeffres, associate professor, mathematics and statistics, fall 2011, to continue research on the Yamabe problem and the zeta function; conference presentations; grant proposal submission
Hyuck M. Kwon, professor, electrical engineering and computer science, spring 2012, for joint research project to improve previously published model with application to realistic wireles/mobile/communications systems; joint journal article submission; course updates
Kirk Lancaster, professor, mathematics and statistics, academic year 2011-12, for collaborative research on solution of central fan question and expansion of results on capillarity; joint journal article submission and work on new book
Chinyere Okafor, professor, Center for Women's Studies, spring 2012, to rewrite three plays in light of new research for potential book publication and participate in creative forum at Nigerian journalism institute
Royce Smith, assistant professor, School of Art and Design, spring 2012, for completion and publication of manuscript, "Biennale: Representation, Crisis, and the Contemporary Mega-Exhibition"
Johnnie Thompson, associate professor, curriculum and instruction, spring 2012, for completion of research on the attainment of wisdom, its sources in specialized life knowledge and its relationship to cultural variables and age leading to scholarly publication
WSU human trafficking center bridges gap to community
WSU students creates new bus design
Google Glass safety drives WSU professor's research
WSU research helping senior citizens with technology
KMUW general manager set to retire
Wichita State plans fall commencement ceremony
Canta Carol Run at WSU set for Dec. 14
University Bookstore to hold Minute to Win It Shopping Spree
Wichita State research could benefit elderly drivers
WSU School of Social Work explores social media
WSU's Opliger named Outstanding Student of the Year
Gonzalez named new EEO director at WSU
Spinal cord repair is the focus of WSU researcher
Former WSU VP wins prestigious award
KMUW news director adds depth to Wichita news scene
Srithongrung accepts position at WSU
Wichita is a finalist for US2020 City Competition
Two faculty named Coleman Entrepreneurship Fellows
WSU's model spreads hunger awareness abroad
New center caters to military and veterans
WSU graduate students run regional art exhibition
WSU students get free Fine Arts tickets