Wednesday October 17, 2007

Campus Report October 17, 2007

People in action around campus.

People in action:

Enrollment Management

Kim Lally, Mike Kurtz, Media Production Group

UD's virtual tour earned a Bronze Reel at the 39th Annual MCA-I Media Festival.The award celebrates excellence in media communication and stands for creativity and advancement in technical applications. Kim Lally, Mike Kurtz and the Media Production Group produced the tour.

Mathematics

Virginia (Ginny) L. Keen

Virginia (Ginny) L. Keen, outreach mathematician, attended the Ninth International Conference of The Mathematics Education into the 21st Century Project Sept. 7-12 in Charlotte, N.C. She presented a paper, "Penpals, Children's Books, and Learning Mathematics," and was a working group leader for the "Learning and Problem Solving" working group. The conference had more than 200 participants from developed and developing countries and provided the opportunity to create international research teams.

Public Relations

Thomas M. Columbus, Frank Pauer

The University of Dayton Quarterly, edited by Thomas M. Columbus and designed by Frank Pauer, received a Gold Award in the 2007 Pride of CASE V, a regional competition sponsored by the Council for the Advancement and Support of Education. The Quarterly won gold for the best tabloid for an external audience.

Religious Studies

William Portier

William Portier, the Mary Ann Spearin Chair in Catholic Theology, was quoted in a lead story in the National Catholic Reporter Aug. 31 on “Evangelical Catholics.”  Portier also was quoted in Inside Higher Ed.com Sept. 25 on "Catholic Character," an article about the newest wave of conservative Catholic colleges.

Sociology, Anthropology and Social Work

Kristen Cheney

Kristen Cheney, assistant professor of anthropology, will speak Oct. 20 at the New York City GuluWalk awareness- and fundraiser for war-affected children in northern Uganda. UD students will also sponsor a GuluWalk in Dayton that day.