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Douglas Andrews, professor of statistics, joined 5,000 other statisticians at the Joint Statistics Meetings in Seattle, where he represented the Dayton chapter at the Council of Chapters business meeting and workshop as its 2004-06 elected chapter representative. Andrews also recently completed his term as vice chair of the American Statistical Association's (ASA) national Committee on Career Development and presented a paper for the ASA's Statistics Education Section on analysis and pedagogical benefits of students' exam score estimates. Andrews also attended the 34th annual mathematics and statistics conference at Miami University titled "Understanding Biological and Medical Systems using Statistics" last fall.

Rob Baker, professor of political science, has had an article accepted for publication titled "Recruitment to Boards and Commissions in Small Cities: Individual Versus Contextual Explanations" in State and Local Government Review.

Imogene Bolls, professor emeritus of English, was awarded the Birmingham Poetry Prize of $500 for her poem, "Finding the Remains of Dead Sheep at Wild Oughtershaw," which was published in the Winter issue of the Birmingham Poetry Review. Three of her poems, "Leap Year at the Lake," "At Dawn, Ranchos" and "Listening," will also appear in the upcoming issue of Chariton Review.

Darlene Brooks Hedstrom, assistant professor of history, was awarded a 2007-08 Dumbarton Oaks Project Grant in Byzantine Studies by the Trustees for Harvard University for $10,000. The grant will provide support for her project titled "Archaeological and Multidisciplinary Investigation of the White Monaster y Federation, Sohag, Egypt." This is the second project grant awarded by Dumbarton Oaks to Brooks Hedsrom.

On Nov. 5, Donald Busarow, professor of music, performed A Festival of Hymns for First Baptist Church of Dayton commemorating the Festival of All Saints. The American Guild of Organists also invited him to lead a workshop for organists and choir directors at its Topeka, Kan., chapter on Feb. 17. The following day he played a Festival of Hymns for the Feast of the Transfiguration involving the chapter choir and instrumentalists. In addition, Busarow has been commissioned to write a collection of hymns honoring the 400th anniversary of the birth of Paul Gehardt, one of the leading hymn writers of the Lutheran Church.

Shelley Chan, assistant professor of languages, published an article titled " 'It Is Hard Not to Write Satire': In a World of Vice and Folly" in the October 2006 edition of the American Journal of Chinese Studies.

Kent Dixon, professor of English, recently published some more poems in Genie and in the online publication The Teacher's Voice. He has also had a story accepted for an anthology of horrid hospital stories based on his younger days working in surgery.

Scott Dooley, associate professor of art, was a clay consultant and exhibitor for the Ways of Clay symposium at the Springfield Museum of Art, Feb. 3. His artwork was also included in the national juried exhibition, 100 Teapots III, at the Baltimore Clayworks in Maryland, Jan. 13 - Feb. 17.

Trudy Faber, professor of music, recently presented a recital featuring women composers at St. Peters Roman Catholic Church, in Mansfield, Ohio. She also was the featured final performer for a Keyboard Weekend Festival at Heidelberg College in Tiffin, Ohio, Jan. 28, where she presented an organ and harpsichord recital.

Mark Goheen, superintendent of grounds, has successfully completed the Certif ied Arborist examination a d m i n i s tere d t h rou g h t he lo c a l chapter of the International Society of Arboriculture. ISA is a professional organization dedicated to fostering a greater appreciation for trees and to promoting research, technology and the professional practice of arboriculture.

Ruth Hoff, associate professor of languages , published an article titled "Questions of Gender a nd Religious Foundation in Halma" in the December 2006 issue of the Bulletin of Spanish Studies.

James Huffman, H. Orth Hirt Professor of History, has published "Restoration and Revolution" in the 2007 A Companion to Japanese History. Part of the Blackwell Companions to World History series, the work "provides an authoritative overview of current debates and approaches within the study of Japan's history," written by "an international group of scholars." Huffman's chapter deals with the 1860- 90 period. He also published "Looking Both Ways: The Use of Meiji Travel Literature in the Classroom," a discussion of the writings of both Japanese and American travelers to and from Japan in the late 19th century in the Winter 2006 issue of Education About Asia.

Artimus Keiffer, assistant professor of geography, hosted the annual conference of t he Pioneer A meric a Societ y / Association for the Preservation of Artifacts and Landscapes at Wittenberg this fall. He also launched and moderates a new list serve through H-Net on Material Culture. His revised, edited text The Geography of Ohio will be released by Kent State University Press in August.

Amy Livingstone, associate professor of history, co-edited a Festschrift honoring her late mentor titled Medieval Monks and Their World: Ideas and Realities, Studies in Honor of Richard E. Sullivan, which was published this fall. She also contributed the introduction and the essay "Brother Monk: Monks and Their Family in the Chartrain, 1000-1200 AD" to the volume. In addition, Livingstone had two essays published, including "For Better and For Worse: Women in Medieval Northern France, 1000-1500 C. E." in Women and Gender in Medieval Europe, and "The View from the Family Room: The Life and Times of Frank B. Livingstone," in Michigan Discussions in Anthropology. Livingstone also presented a paper at the 41st International Congress on Medieval Studies.

Terry Otten, professor emeritus of English, has published a review of Christopher Bigsby's recent book on Arthur Miller, Arthur Miller: A Critical Study, in the current issue of Theatre History Studies.

John Ritter, professor of geology and department chair, was elected chair of the Board of Supervisors for the Clark Soil and Water Conservation District for a three-year term. The Board of Supervisors directs or oversees the work of the technical staff at the Clark Soil and Water Conservation office as it relates to conservation of soil and water resources on/from agricultural lands.

Pamela S. Schindler, professor of management, is currently working on the 10th edition of her business research methods textbook slated for publication in the 2008-2009 academic year.

Matthew J. Smith, associate professor of communication and department chair, was elected vice president of the Ohio Communication Association (OCA) at the organization's October 2006 conference. OCA serves communication faculty, graduate and undergraduate students from institutions across the state of Ohio. Smith will serve as vice president for two years and then ascend to its presidency in 2008-2010.

Michael Zaleha, associate professor of geology, recently had a paper published in the Geological Society of America Bulletin titled "Sevier orogenesis and nonmarine basin filling: Implications of new stratigraphic correlations of Lower Cretaceous strata throughout Wyoming, USA." He also presented a paper at the Geological Society of America annual meeting titled "Inverse relationship between sediment accumulation rate and channel-belt connectedness: an example from Lower Cretaceous strata of the Sevier foreland basin, Wyoming, USA."

Elma Lee Moore, director of the adult leadership program, has been named president of the McKinley Hall Board, a Clark County-based agency, which provides recovery programs for persons dealing with alcohol and drug problems.

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