Sathy RAJENDRAN, Engineering Technology, Safety, and Construction, received $113,565 from the Washington State Department of Labor & Industries for his project, "Construction Project Safety Management Best Practices Handbook."
Shane SCOTT, Facilities Management, received an additional $14,752 from Yakama Nation for his project, "Archaeological Investigation of Yakama Nation Fish Enhancement Projects."
Chris MATTINSON, Geological Sciences, received $77,382 from the National Science Foundation for year 1 of his research, “Thermal Structure of a Long-Lived Ultrahigh-Pressure Terrane, North Qaidam, Northwest China.” The total award amount for the three years of his project is $235,294.
Jay BALL, Theatre Arts, adapted the play, Pantagleize, which opened at Quantum Theatre, a nationally recognized theatre company associated with Carnegie Mellon University in Pittsburgh. Here is the link:
Daniel CannCasciato (Library) has had a number of subject heading proposals accepted by the Library of Congress for use in the internationally-used thesaurus, Library of Congress Subject headings. The new terminology provides access to faculty-mentored research carried out by CWU students as documented in their theses. The new terminology is now available via an international network to librarians worldwide for use in their cataloging of information resources, as well as being available to millions of researchers worldwide. Examples: Track stations (Zoology); Prior appropriation doctrine (Water rights); Mathematical fluency; Incidental take (Endangered species); Cascades frog; Yellow-bellied marmot; Prerequisites in education; Archaeological integrity; Archaeological significance; East Asian-Australasian Flyway; Chocolate Glacier (Wash.); Geladaindong Peak (China); Tupungatito Glacier (Chile); Cle Elum River (Wash.); Starvation Flats (Wash.); Umtanum Ridge (Wash.)
In February, at the Ocean Sciences Conference in Hawaii, Anne Johansen, chemistry, presented research performed by graduate and undergraduate students on the chemical makeup of marine aerosol particles over the Equatorial Pacific Ocean.
Anne Johansen was reelected for the User Executive Committee for the User Facility Environmental Molecular Sciences Laboratory at the National Lab in Richland. More information can be found at the following website: http://www.emsl.pnl.gov/about/advisory.jsp
Martha Kurtz has been elected to the Board of Directors of the Pacific Education Institute. The Pacific Education Institute (PEI) promotes project-based inquiry programs to expand students’ opportunities to learn in outdoor settings throughout Washington State.
Gil BELOFSKY, chemistry, has his paper “Antimicrobial and Antiinsectan Phenolic Metabolites of Dalea searlsiae” accepted to the Journal of Natural Products.
Mike JACKSON, physics, and undergraduates Henrique ALVES, Robert Holman, and Rolf Minton published a manuscript "New cw optically pumped far-infrared laser emissions generated with a transverse or 'zig-zag' pumping geometry" in the
, Volume 35, Issue 3, 2014.
CWU cleaned up at the Tuba-Euphonium Festival competitions at the University of Montana in Missoula in February. Alysen PAINTER-JOHNSON won the young artist competition and Beserat TAFESSE won the artist competition. CWU's tuba-euphonium quartet, Sorta Voce, was also featured in concert. Curtis PEACOCK, CWU lecturer and instructor of tuba and euphonium, performed two solos and conducted the festival tuba-euphonium choir. Peacock was also commissioned to compose a new work for the festival.
CWU art student Sharlyn Gonzalez SANTIAGO’s design was selected for the 2014 Jazz in the Valley poster. Santiago is a senior graphic design major from Bremerton.
CWU Art Professor Stephen ROBISON’s work is featured in 500 Teapots, Volume 2. Ranging from classically beautiful to wonderfully witty to wildly imaginative and ultramodern, these teapots will inspire ceramicists, collectors, crafters, and enthusiasts. Jim Lawton, Juror. Publisher: Lark Crafts
Martha KURTZ, Science Education, received $382,210 from the National Science Foundation for the fourth year of the "CWU Noyce Scholarship Program."
The Society of Physics Students (SPS) Chapter at Central has received a national Outstanding Chapter Award from the American Institute of Physics for the 2012 - 2013 academic year. SPS has more than 800 chapters. Only 53 chapters received this award this year. It is the highest of the three categories of awards that were given to chapters. This is the 17th time in the past 20 years that CWU's SPS chapter has won this award. Sharon ROSELL, physics, is the SPS advisor. Addison WENGER, physics major, was the chapter president last year.
Mike JACKSON, physics chair and professor, and undergraduates Mark MCKNIGHT and Patrick PENOYAR published a manuscript "New far-infrared laser emissions from optically pumped 13CHD2OH" in the IEEE Journal of Quantum Electronics, Volume 50, Issue 1, 2014. They, with undergraduate Matthew PRUETT, also published "New far-infrared laser emissions from optically pumped CH2DOH, CHD2OH, and CH318OH" in the IEEE Journal of Quantum Electronics, Volume 50, Issue 1, 2014.
Art professor Stephen ROBISON’s work is featured in Wood-fired Ceramics: 100 Contemporary Artists. With more than 500 brilliant color photographs, this book highlights the work of 100 innovative ceramic artists who still use the labor-intensive, and sometimes unpredictable, process of wood-firing.
Steve JEFFERIES, Physical Education, Health, and Leisure Services, was recently selected as a candidate for the position of president-elect of SHAPE America, formerly the American Alliance for Health, Physical Education, Recreation and Dance. The national professional association represents the fields of college and public school health and physical education. The election will be held in St. Louis next month. If elected, Jefferies will serve a three-year term on the association’s board of governors, becoming president next year at the national convention in Seattle. Jefferies previously served as president of the National Association for Sport and Physical Education and the Washington State Alliance for Health, Physical Education, Recreation, and Dance.
Miriam BOCCHETTI and Jerry ENRIQUEZ, Student Success, received $461,386 from the U.S Department of Education for Year 3 of the "Central Washington University High School Equivalency Program, 2013-14." She also received $414,208 from the US Department of Education for Year 3 of the “Central Washington University College Assistance Migrant Program, 2013-14.”
Raymond NAVARRO and Mateo ARTEAGA, Student Success, received $249,290 from the U.S. Department of Education for Year 3 of the "Central Washington University's Yakima County Communities Education Opportunity Center, 2013-14." Navarro also received $266,511 from the U.S. Department of Education for Year 4 of "Student Support Services, 2013-14."
Carol FINDLEY, Retired and Senior Volunteer Program/Graduate Studies and Research, received $37,074 from the Washington State Office of the Insurance Commissioner for "Health Care Insurance Outreach, Education & Advocacy."
Tracy PELLETT, Provost's Office, received continued funding for the following three programs:
* $214,592 from Edmonds Community College/State Board for Community & Technical Colleges for "BAS - Information Technology & Administrative Management"
* $322,143 from Pierce Community College/State Board for Community & Technical Colleges for "BS Interdisciplinary Studies--Social Sciences/BS Social Services"
* $356,580 from Everett Community College for "BAS - ITAM & BS - Social Sciences"
Julie GUGGINO, Graduate Studies and Research, received $1,632,000 from the U.S. Department of Education for the third year of the CWU GEAR UP Program, Project MOSAIC2.
Carol CARROTHERS, College of Education and Professional Studies, received $172,433 from the North Central Education Service District for "Disability Services, 2013-14."
Christopher SCHEDLER, English, presented his paper, "Missing Homeland: The Jewish Detective in Diaspora," at the Pacific Ancient and Modern Language Association conference in San Diego, November 2013.
Kevin ARCHER, Graduate Studies and Research, received $208,494 from the US Department of Education for the 2013-14 McNair Scholars Program.
Audrey HUERTA, geological sciences, received $76,413 for the first year of her four-year National Science Foundation research, "Collaborative Research: POLENET - Antarctica: Investigating Links Between Geodynamics & Ice Sheets - Phase 2."
Miriam BOCCHETTI, CAMP, received an additional $1,834 from the Washington State Office of the Superintendent of Public Instruction for the "Dare to Dream Academy: Exploring Your Future."
Tim MELBOURNE, geological sciences, received a total of $620,500 for his five-year research project funded by UNAVCO/National Science Foundation. He will receive $124,100 during the first year for "Geodosy Advancing Geosciences & Earthscope (GAGE)."
Evan THOMPSON, a CWU junior, is a finalist for an Associated Collegiate Press Pacemaker Story of the Year Award for diversity writing. The sports editor of the Observer, his story is about Anthony Robles, a collegiate wrestler at Arizona State University, who was born without a right leg.
Dion RIVERA, chemistry, was invited to submit a paper to a special issue of the online journal, Polymers, focusing on polyelectrolytes. This special issue is guest edited by Christian Seidel of the Max Planck Institute of Colloids and Interfaces in Potsdam, Germany.
Carin THOMAS, chemistry, is now serving as a visiting scholar in the Department of Environmental and Occupational Health Sciences at the University of Washington, where she is interacting with the Nanotoxicology Group and the Mitochondrial Interest Group. Her appointment is through September 15, 2014.
Alejandro LEE, world languages, organized and presided over the special session “Orient in the Hispanic Wor(l)d” at the 111th Annual Conference of the Pacific Ancient and Modern Language Association, San Diego, California, November 1.
Lila HARPER, English, will have her work, “’That Wonderous Medusa-Face’: Goethe’s Italian Journey, George Eliot and G. H. Lewes,” published in the collection, Travel, Discovery, Transformation, Vol. 6 of the Culture and Civilization series, edited by Gabriel R. Ricci and published by Transaction Press. Harper also presented a solicited paper at the Rocky Mountain Modern Language Association’s annual convention in Vancouver, Washington for the Special Topics panel: Victorian Travelers: Women Writing Boundaries. The title of the paper is “A Comparison of Two Rocky Mountain Travel narratives by Isabella Bird and Rose Kingsley.”
Keith LEWIS, art, has had his work, “Peeling Back the Bitter Rind,” entered into the collection of the Victoria and Albert Museum in London.Cynthia COE, philosophy and religious studies, had her article, “The Sobering Up of Oedipus: Levinas and the Trauma of Responsibility,” published in Angelaki: The Journal of the Theoretical Humanities.
Gary BARTLETT, philosophy and religious studies, had his paper, “Against the Necessity of Functional Roles for Conscious Experience,” accepted for publication in the Journal of Consciousness Studies in early 2014. He also had his paper “Occurrent States” was accepted to the Northwest Philosophy Conference, held at Pacific University in Forest Grove, Oregon on October 4-5. In addition, his paper, “What if Conscious Experience Entails Change?” was accepted to the American Philosophical Association’s Central Division annual meeting, which will be held in Chicago, February 26- March 4, 2014.
Alejandro LEE, world languages, with David SIMONOWITZ, of Pepperdine University, and. Zelideth RIVAS, of Marshall University, co-organized the Second Symposium on Asians in the Americas at Pepperdine University, Malibu, California, September 27-28.
Eight students from Alejandro LEE’s Spanish 345 class had their essays published in the Hispanic Cultural Experience online magazine (http://faculty.colostate-pueblo.edu/Alegria.Ribadeneira/HispanicExperien...) at Colorado State University–Pueblo. Under the section “Essays and Short Stories,” there are twelve submissions by eight of Lee’s students: Estrella CASIO, Marisol CRUZ, Sergio FLORES VÉLEZ, Miguel Ángel LOYA, Luis MALDONADO, Shirley ORELLANA, Maura RUIZ, and Maira CARMONA. Four of the essays distinguished as “Editor’s Picks” were written by CWU students Carmona, “Olor único”; Flores Vélez, “Claridad oscura” and “La noche inolvidable”; and Ruiz, “Thursday Nights.”
Christopher SCHEDLER and Joseph JOHNSON, English, Geri HOPKINS, Library, and Amber DARTING, Student Achievement, gave a presentation on the CWU Multimodal Learning Team’s “Collaborative Faculty Support Model” at the Northwest eLearning conference in Spokane, October 10-11, 2013.
Maya CHACHAVA, received an award for Best Digital Artwork, “Beauty Salon,” at the Still Point Gallery international juried exhibition. Her portfolio will be published this fall in Still Point Quarterly Magazine (www.stillpointartgallery.com/index.php?action=galleryartists
). Also, Chachava’s image “Madrid-Corrida” received a Special Merit Award at the international juried exhibition, Animals, at Light Space and Time Online Gallery (www.lightspacetime.com
Breanyn MACINNES, geological sciences, received $17,399 for the first year of her two-year National Science Foundation grant for “Collaborative Research: Geological Hazards, Climate Change, and Human/Ecosystems Resilience in the Islands of the Four Mountains, Alaska.”Anthony DIAZ, chemistry, was awarded a grant by the National Science Foundation in the amount of $175,735 for his project titled “RUI: Investigation of Electron Migration and Trapping in Doped Luminescent Materials.”
Senior chemistry major Jacob BUCHANAN presented a talk titled “Using a spreadsheet to solve Schroedinger equations for small molecules: An undergraduate quantum chemistry lab,” on July 22 at the 2013 American Chemical Society Northwest Regional Meeting held in Corvallis, Oregon; fellow undergraduate Benjamin LIVINGSTON and Professor Yingbin GE were co-authors of this talk. At the same meeting, Ge also presented a poster titled “Assessment of density functional theory methods for the Ti-O-Cl species,” with undergraduate students Doug DEPREKEL, Phu VO, and Kevin NGO as co-authors.
Steve CHAMBERLAND, chemistry, gave a poster presentation describing research success at CWU at the 246th American Chemical Society National Meeting, September 8-12. Chamberland received a $1,000 grant from the American Association of University Professors, through the CWU Foundation, which allowed him to attend the meeting. In addition, chemistry undergraduates Jacob BUCHANAN and Brandon PETERSEN, along with Chamberland, had their paper “Concise Total Synthesis of Phidianidine A and B” accepted by the journal Tetrahedron Letters. Chamberland also had a Scholarly Opportunities for Academic Researchers grant funded for $8,500 for research on “Synthesis and Testing of a New Class of Blood Coagulation Factor XIa Inhibitors Based on Clavatadine A.”
Undergraduate Brian ORNDORFF and Professor Filip JAGODZINSKI, computer science, attended the ACM-BCB conference in Washington DC in September. Orndorff presented the paper, “A Combined Molecular Dynamics, Rigidity Analysis Approach for Studying Protein Complexes.” Jagodzinski and Orndorff are conducting interdisciplinary research that relies on using mathematical and computer science tools to understand important structural properties of biomolecules.
Cesar GARCIA, professor and chair, communication, has had his paper “Clientelism, economic structure and public relations in Southern Europe: An example of diversity in the Western world” published in Public Relations Journal, Vol. 7, No. 2. He has also been appointed a regular blogger contributor for Spain’s edition of the Huffington Post, www.huffingtonpost.com/cesar-garcia/.
Paul WINBERRY and Audrey HUERTA, geological sciences were awarded $2,534,726 from the National Science Foundation for “Collaborative Research: MRI Development of Geophysical Earth Observatory for Ice Covered Environments (GEOICE).” The Year 1 funding amount is $1,186,567. CWU is the lead agency collaborating with the Incorporated Research Institutions for Seismology (IRIS) located in Washington DC.
Carin THOMAS, chemistry, and Lucinda CARNELL, biological sciences, received $127,664 for the third and final year of their National Institutes of Health research, “High Fat Diet & Deficient Antioxidant Status as Contributing Factors to Mitochondrial Dysfunction in C. elegans: Implications for the Onset of Type 2 Diabetes.”
Sharon ROSELL, physics, has been named the 2013 Society of Physics Students Outstanding Chapter Advisor by the American Institute of Physics. The award will be given during the national winter meeting of the American Association of Physics Teachers in Orlando, Florida in January.
Michael LAUNIUS, International Studies and Programs, received $1,503,330 from Asia University for the “Asia University America Program.” In addition, he received $16,098 from Anhui University, $56,606 from University of Shimane Junior College, and $35,924 from Takushoku University for UESL programs.
DIAZ, chemistry, was awarded a three-year, $175,735 grant by the National Science Foundation for his project titled “RUI: Investigation of Electron Migration and Trapping in Doped Luminescent Materials.”
Michael BRAUNSTEIN, Michael JACKSON, and Bruce PALMQUIST, physics, attended the annual national meeting of the American Association of Physics Teachers (AAPT) in Portland, Oregon, July 14-17. Braunstein presented “Under- graduate Research as Curriculum: Perspective from a Physics Department”; Palmquist presented “Case Studies and Com- munity-Based Inquiry in Introductory Physics”; and Jackson gave an invited presentation, “Teaching Physics and its Role in the Survival (and Growth) of a Physics Program.” Palmquist and Jackson also attended the Physics Teacher Education Coalition meeting on July 13. Finally, in demonstrations of s=d/t, Palmquist finished third in the Champions 10K AAPT race and Jackson finished first in the four-mile Intermediate AAPT race.
Undergraduate Megan WEST and Professor Andrea EKLUND, apparel, textiles, and merchandising, published “Seams Brash” in the International Journal of Undergraduate Research and Creative Activities.
Lisa ELY, geological sciences, received $68,274 from the National Science Foundation for the second year of her research, “Collaborative Research: Subduction Zone Segmentation over Multiple Seismic Cycles, South-Central Chile.”
Susan KASPARI, geological sciences, received $18,000 in a sub-award from Washington State University’s US Department of the Interior, US Geological Survey/Washington Water Research Center grant, “Black Carbon and Dust Deposition on South Cascade Glacier Since 1750 AD: Implications for the Timing and Availability of Water Resources in Washington State.”
Gil BELOFSKY, chemistry, and Blaise DONDJI, biology, had their SOAR grant funded for $8,500 for research on “Application of Plant Natural Products to the Treatment of Hookworm Infection.”
Tim MELBOURNE, geological sciences, received $23,390 from US Department of the Interior, US Geological Survey for the fourth year of his research, “Continued Operations of the Pacific Northwest Geodetic Array.”
Carol CARROTHERS, College of Education and Professional Studies, received $5,000 from Washington State Center for Deafness and Hearing Loss for “Family Camp 2013.”
Anne JOHANSEN, chemistry, was invited to participate in the Women’s Leadership Summit on Climate Change and Energy at the White House in Washington DC. She was among 100 women leaders who gathered last May to join in a dialogue on the president’s climate and energy agenda, and to forge stronger collaboration going forward.
Dominic KLYVE, mathematics, published “New Gems in Old Erdös-Pomerance Correspondence,” in MAA Focus, June/July 2013.
Chemistry graduate student John CARTER, undergraduate Brandon PETERSEN, alumna Sarah PRINTZ, and professors Todd KROLL, chemistry, and Tim SOREY, chemistry and science education, had their paper, “Quantitative Application for SDS-PAGE in a Biochemistry Lab” accepted for publication in the Journal of Chemical Education.
Leveraging Brands in Sport Business, edited by Mark PRITCHARD, marketing, and director of the Northwest Center for Sport Business, and Jeffrey STINSON, marketing and management, has been published by Routledge Press, August 2013.
CWU’s American Society of Safety Engineer’s (ASSE) student section received the Outstanding Student Section award from ASSE at its Professional Development Conference in Las Vegas, Nevada. The section is part of CWU’s Safety and Health Management program. CWU, which placed first out of 65 sections—12 sections of which were eligible for the award—received a plaque and a $6,000 cash prize.
Alumna Melissa HOPKINS, BS Law and Justice, 1995, was named assistant vice chancellor and assistant dean of facilities operations at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis. Hopkins will manage the day-to-day operations of the Department of Facilities Management. The department includes facilities engineering, design and construction, support services, business operations, and protective services. She also will manage the School of Medicine’s capital construction budget of more than $50 million and a $35 million operating budget.
The National Society of Physics Students and the American Institute of Physics have recognized the CWU Chapter of the Society of Physics Students (SPS) with a 2013 Blake Lilly Prize for outreach activities that promote physics education and physics appreciation. Addison WENGER, physics major, was the 20012-13 president of the CWU-SPS. Sharon ROSELL, physics, is the chapter advisor.
Theatre arts alumna Chauncey TRASK, 2013, was one of the performers chosen to appear in Carner and Gregor’s Barely Legal showcase in New York City. Eight winners were selected from more than 100 submissions received from college students around the country.
Michael LAUNIUS, International Studies and Programs, received $1,503,330 from Asia University for the “Asia University America Program.”
Anne JOHANSEN, chemistry, received $95,408 from the National Science Foundation for the second year of her research, “RUI: Environmental & Biologically Relevant Chemical Mechanisms Induced by Carbonaceous Nanoparticles.”
Alison SCOVILLE, biological sciences, received $41,992 from University of Kansas Center for Research Inc./National Science Foundation for the third year of “The Molecular Basis for Epigenetic Inheritance of Trichome Patterning in Mimulus.”
Paul WINBERRY, geological sciences, received $73,781 from the National Science Foundation for the second year of “Collaborative Research: East Antarctic Outlet Glacier Dynamics: Investigations of Beardmore Glacier.”
Shane SCOTT, Central Washington Archaeological Survey, received three awards: $15,000 from US Department of the Interior, Bureau of Reclamation for “Middle Crab Creek Cultural Resources Management Plan”; $39,940 from Stell Environmental Enterprises for “Yakima Training Center Archaeological Mitigation of MacDonald Spring”; and $5,880 from DR Horton for “Black Horse at Whiskey Creek Archaeological Investigations.”
Jessalyn HOLLAR, College of Education and Professional Studies, received $3,000 from the Washington State Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction for “PESB Mentor Teachers of Alternative Route Candidates.”
Jeffrey LEE, geological sciences has received $1,000 from Sigma Xi Scientific Research Society for “Testing Kinematic Fault-Slip Models in the Eastern California Shear Zone-Walker Lane Belt: Field Studies in Southwestern Mina Deflection, California-Nevada.”
Miriam BOCCHETTI, CAMP, received $100,443 from Washington State Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction for “Dare to Dream Academy: Exploring Your Future.”
Carol FINDLEY, Retired and Senior Volunteer Program, received $1,106 from the City of Ellensburg Lodging Tax Advisory Committee for “Manastash Metric Bike Ride Promotion.”
Law and Justice faculty and students attended the Academy of Criminal Justice Sciences conference, held in Dallas, Texas, in March. Simeon SUNGI presented “The International Criminal Justice System: Towards a Restorative Justice Future” and (with Leah PETER, Indiana State University), “Intimate Partner Violence in Tanzania: The Marriage Factor.” Charles REASONS (with Helen TAYLOR-GREENE, Texas Southern University) presented “The Politics of Race and Crime during Presidential Elections, 1968-2012.” Mary Ellen REIMUND presented “Police Officers: What You Post on Facebook Can Be Used Against You.” Graduate student Andrea BLUME presented “Identifying Missing and Unidentified Persons: A New Methodology.” Undergraduate Jillian SHAFER (with LAJ professors Cody STODDARD and Wes CLOGSTON) presented “Understanding Attitudes Towards University Police in a Rural Setting” and Saeed MOHAMED presented “College Students Underage Drinking, The Law and The Police: A Survey Study.”
Vince NETHERY, clinical physiology, and chair, Nutrition, Exercise, and Health Sciences, was invited to present a keynote lecture, “Type 2 Diabetes: A National Crisis Links to Obesity, Sedentarianism, and Health-Care Costs,” to the Northwest Regional American College of Sports Medicine Meeting.
The Department of Nutrition, Exercise, and Health Sciences (NEHS) was selected to host the 2014 American College of Sports Medicine Northwest Annual Meeting. The theme is “Translating Science—Integration and Application.” Vince NETHERY, department chair of Nutrition, Exercise, and Health Sciences is conference chair for the meeting.
Dion RIVERA, chemistry, presented an invited talk titled “Use of Ultraviolet Visible Spectroscopy and Multivariate Least Squares Analysis to Understand the Interactions of Polyelectrolyte/Surfactant Complexes with Organic Guest Molecules in Solution and at Interfaces” at AnalytiX-2013 in Suzhou, China. AnalytiX-2013 is an international analytical chemistry conference that was held in March.
Christopher SCHEDLER, English, and president of the Pacific Northwest American Studies Association, organized the annual PNASA conference on the theme “Technology & Communication” at the Watertown Hotel in Seattle, in April. Two graduate students in the MA English Literature program presented papers at the conference: Matthew MONTOYA, “Tres, Tres Gentile: Politeness in Hemingway’s The Sun Also Rises,” and Trevor PENLAND, “Hollywood’s Doing the Mess Around: The American Dream Myth, Celebrity Lives, and Ray.”