Thursday April 12, 2007

Campus Report April 12, 2007

People in action around campus.

People in action:

Advancement

Jessica Moss, Molly Stradtman, Joyce Dean, Kathy Bachey, Bill Hunt, Debbie Schroeder, Bill Shockley

Jessica Moss and Molly Stradtman co-chaired the Independent College Advancement Associates conference on annual giving hosted at the University of Dayton April 4-5. UD presenters included Joyce Dean on "Reunion Giving — It's Not Your Grandmother's Program" and Kathy Bachey, Bill Hunt, Debbie Schroeder and Bill Shockley on "Careers in Advancement: What's Next for You?"

Communication

David Lee Miller, Daniel Wade Luckett, Andrew Navolio

David Lee Miller, director of the speech and debate team, coached a home team victory when UD hosted a debate tournament March 24-25 with two dozen teams representing seven schools. Coach Miller "is proud to announce that the home team of Daniel Wade Luckett and Andrew Navolio won it all. Just another example of academic excellence at UD."

Dayton Early College Academy

The Dayton Early College Academy, a Dayton Public Schools high school on the University of Dayton campus, is one of about 20 schools invited to showcase its success at the Breaking Ranks 2007 Urban Secondary School Showcase in Chicago April 23-24. Schools were chosen based on their reputations for quality and innovative approaches with challenging populations.

Educational Administration

Theodore J. Kowalski

Theodore J. Kowalski, the Kuntz Family Chair in Educational Administration, had two new books released in February and March. Public Relations in Schools (4th edition) by Kowalski was published by Merrill, Prentice Hall. Effective Communication for School Administrators: An Imperative in an Information Age by Kowalski, George Petersen (Cal Poly) and Lance Fusarelli (North Carolina State) was published by Rowman & Littlefield.

Electro-Optics

Joseph W. Haus

Joseph W. Haus, professor and director of the electro-optics graduate program, received the Affiliate Societies Council Research Award at its engineers and scientists awards banquet March 9.

Engineering Technology

Robert L. Mott

Robert L. Mott, professor emeritus, will be inducted as a Fellow of the American Society for Engineering Education at its annual awards banquet June 27 in Honolulu. He was chosen for the honor in recognition of his outstanding contributions to the society. ASEE Fellows are nominated by their peers, and only one-tenth of one percent of the ASEE individual membership can be advanced to fellow grade in any year.

History

Larry Schweikart

Larry Schweikart was quoted in a March 29 article in the Examiner.com on President Bush's impact on Iraq policy.

Psychology

Melissa A. Berry Cahoon, Dario Rodriguez

Melissa A. Berry Cahoon and graduate student Dario Rodriguez presented "System Variables in Eyewitnessing: Identification Accuracy and the Post-ID Feedback Effect" at the Off the Witness Stand: Using Psychology in the Practice of Justice conference. The centennial celebration of the publication of Hugo Munsterberg's book On The Witness Stand was hosted by the John Jay College of Criminal Justice in New York City March 1-3.

Religious Studies

James Heft, S.M., Dennis Doyle

In the current issue of Catholic Education: a Journal of Practice and Inquiry, Father James Heft, S.M., and Dennis Doyle have each published articles. Heft's article is "Newman's Vision of a University: Then and Now." Doyle's article is "Thomas Aquinas: Integrating Faith and Reason in the Catholic School." Doyle also gave a paper titled "Wesley's 18th Century Methodism: What Might It Have to Offer to Contemporary Roman Catholics?" at the Wesleyan Philosophical Society in Chicago March 1.