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HD&E faculty publish and present

Published: 03 April 2013

Several College of Human Development and Education faculty members gave presentations and had research published. 

Jenny Linker, assistant professor in health, nutrition and exercise sciences, received a STAR Award from Dakota Medical Foundation for her work with the Adopt-a-School and Let’s Move in Home School Programs, which incorporate service learning into the curriculum. 

Kara Gange, assistant professor in health, nutrition and exercise sciences, was involved in a study with graduate student Rahul Nahire and Sanku Mallik, professor of pharmaceutical sciences. Their article “Polymer-Coated Echogenic Lipid Nanoparticles with Dual Release Triggers” recently was accepted in the Biomacromolecules Journal. 

Academic advisers Dani Kvanvig-Bohnsack, Connie Eggers and Robert Dirk have been selected to present a concurrent session at the Region Six conference of the National Academic Advising Association. The title of their session is “Cut, Copy and Paste: Helping Students Visually Explore Links between Majors and Careers.” The session will provide information about how a vision board with current job postings can help student advisees select a major that can lead to the “right” career. 

Kevin Miller, assistant professor of health, nutrition and exercise sciences, was recently interviewed by Outdoor Magazine. The interview focused on myths of the causes and treatments of exercise-associated muscle cramping. Two pieces will be written from the interview. The first will appear on Outdoor Magazine’s website while the other will be published in the May 2013 issue. Outdoor magazine’s website receives more than 3.5 million page views per month and has more than 675,000 subscribers. 

Denise Lajimodiere, assistant professor in the School of Education, recently presented her boarding school research at the International Expert Seminar on Access to Justice for Indigenous Peoples contributing to the work of the United Nations Expert Mechanism on the Right of Indigenous Peoples. The seminar was organized by the United Nations High Commissioner on Human Rights and was held at Columbia University, New York. Lajimodiere spoke as president of the National Native American Boarding School Healing Coalition. 

Ardith Brunt, associate professor of health, nutrition and exercise sciences, recently presented a webinar to the Society of Nutrition Education and Behavior. She presented the results of research conducted by Nandita Bezbaruah, graduate of the wellness doctoral program. The topic of the webinar was “The Influence of Cartoon Character Advertising on Fruit and Vegetable Preferences of 9-11 Year-Old Children.” 

Joel Hektner, associate professor of human development and family science, along with Alison Brennan, a doctoral student in developmental science, and Sean Brotherson, associate professor of human development and family science, had an article accepted for publication in the journal, Family Process. The title is “A Review of the Nurtured Heart Approach to Parenting: Evaluation of its Theoretical and Empirical Foundations.” They also were invited to create a video abstract, which will appear on the journal’s website. 

Amelia Asperin and WooMi Phillips, assistant professors of apparel, design and hospitality management, will give a poster presentation at the Foodservice Management Education Council Biennial Conference scheduled for March 21-23 in Columbus, Ohio. They will discuss using food tasting experiences to enhance experiential learning about ethnic cuisines among college students. 

Linda Manikowske, associate professor, and Sara Sunderlin, senior lecturer, in the apparel, design and hospitality management department, have had a paper accepted for publication in the spring 2013 issue of Delta Kappa Gamma Bulletin – International Journal for Professional Educators. Their article, “Clothing and Connections: A Partnership for Civic Engagement and Service Learning,” is based on a service-learning project with students in the Aesthetics and Visual Analysis class. 

Julie Garden-Robinson, professor in health, nutrition and exercise sciences; Myron Eighmy, professor in the School of Education; and Angela Reule, former McNair Scholar, co-wrote the paper, “Shape Up for Spring: Comparing the Effectiveness of Social Media and Email in a Nutrition and Fitness Educational Program.” The article was published in the 2012 edition of the Journal of the National Extension Association of Family and Consumer Sciences. 

Garden-Robinson also was named to the Journal of Extension board of directors, representing the North Central Region. She will serve on the marketing and promotions committee for the group. 

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