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
Hands-on experience at Beechcraft benefits WSU students
Residence hall set for fall 2014 completion
Weems' research documents African American business
WSU's Play Therapy Center is a leader in Kansas
Elliott School students head for Flint Hills for stories
CEDBR releases June leading, current indices for Wichita
Summer choir to present program
GoShockers: Todd Butler named head baseball coach
New WSU police chief Sara Morris
Five students did their part
June event: 'Financial Fitness Extravaganza'
'Bring Your Own Telescope'
Rowing team earns awards
Top honor goes to WSU Foundation
Wichita State names new faculty athletic rep
Northwest H.S. grad receives WSU humanities scholarship
Morris assumes new role at Wichita State
WSU names interim dean for health professions college
Heldman named acting director of entrepreneurship center
Wichita State names Lefever-Davis interim dean
WSU professor's career started with his past
SHRM Foundation scholarship recipient
Wichita Home School wins Frontier Trails BEST
New debate format should help voters
ACT prep workshop set for Oct. 13