Heather Fuller-Iglesias, assistant professor of human development and family science, presented two papers at the 65th annual Scientific Meeting of the Gerontological Society of America held Nov. 14-18 in San Diego. The first paper was titled “Marital Quality Among Mexican Adults: El que se casa por todo pasa” and was part of the symposium “Charting New Frontiers in Marital Quality: Connections Across Spouses, Systems, and Cultures. “The second paper was titled “Negativity within Mexican adults’ highly positive family relationships,” and was part of the symposium “The Downside of Positive and Supportive Social Ties.”
Ardith Brunt, associate professor of dietetics, with former doctoral student Nandita Bezbaruah will give a Journal of Nutrition Education and Behavior Journal Club webinar Feb. 4 called “The Influence of Cartoon Character Advertising on Fruit and Vegetable Preferences of 9- to 11-Year-Old Children.” The club will consist of weekly webinars featuring authors from the latest issue of the journal. During the webinars, the authors will review and discuss their research articles and students will have an opportunity to ask authors questions. Each one-hour webinar will be broadcast to participating graduate classrooms across the country.
All NDSU Counseling students who completed the national comprehensive exam passed. NDSU counseling students averaged a total score of 95 and the national average was 83.87.
Abby Gold, assistant professor and food and nutrition specialist, and Glenn Muske from NDSU Extension Service were awarded a grant for $74,980 from a USDA Sustainable Agriculture Research and Education program, titled “Expanding Opportunities for Sustainable Small Farm Specialty Crop Producers: Training Educators in Feasibility Analysis/Local Foods; Marketing and Business Management; and Community Building/Food Safety.”
Phoenix Fashion Week named NDSU alumna Brianna Seeley, BS’ 04, apparel and textiles, Designer of the Year. Seeley won a $10,000 prize and a chance to show at Los Angeles Fashion Week. Zappos.com has picked up her designs for spring.
Amelia Asperin and Jaeha Lee, assistant professors of apparel, design and hospitality management, had two poster presentations at the recent International Textiles and Apparel Association conference in Honolulu. They were “Exploring student and alumni purchase behavior of university-licensed merchandise” and “Innovative branding: The university tartan.”
Kwangsoo Park, instructor of hospitality management, had a paper, titled “Religion and perceived travel risks,” accepted for publication in Journal of Travel and Tourism Marketing. The paper was co-written with He Li and Wesley Roehl at Temple University. The paper will be published in 2013.
Sherri Stastny, assistant professor in dietetics, and Julie Garden- Robinson, professor and Extension specialist, presented “Living with Low Vision” at the Research Extension Center Fall Conference in Fargo. The presentation was prepared by Stastny and Garden- Robinson along with assistants Casey Kjera and Krystal McMeal, both registered dietitians.
Kyle Braulick, an alumnus of the Advanced Athletic Training Master’s Degree Program, adviser Kevin Miller, Jay Albrecht (former faculty member), Jim Deal, head of human development and family science, and Jared Tucker (former faculty member) had a manuscript accepted in the British Journal of Sports Medicine. The study, titled “Significant and serious dehydration does not affect skeletal muscle cramp threshold frequency,” examined whether serious dehydration increases cramp risk. The results showed when fatigue is controlled, dehydration (as high as 5 percent body mass loss) does not increase the risk of cramping. The article will be published online in December and appear in print in 2013.
Kevin Miller, assistant professor of athletic training, co-wrote a paper, titled “The importance of target tissue depth in cryotherapy application,” accepted for publication in the Journal of Athletic Enhancement. Co-written with Jeremy Hawkins of Illinois State University, the manuscript discusses how cold therapy treatments should focus on the depth of treatment rather than the amount of subcutaneous fat of patients. Treatment guidelines for cold therapy also were recommended based on the results to help guide clinical decision-making.
Mari Borr, assistant professor of education, and Virginia Clark Johnson, dean of human development and education, and colleagues from Central Washington University, Texas Tech University, South Dakota State University and University of Nebraska-Lincoln, had a feature article accepted for publication in the fall 2012 issue of the Journal of Family and Consumer Sciences. The article, “The Use of Messages and Media in an Inter-institutional, Online Approach to FCS Teacher Preparation,” describes the inter-institutional master’s degree program in family and consumer sciences education offered through the Great Plains Interactive Distance Education Alliance, and distance teaching techniques they have developed in teaching courses in the program.
Counselor education associate professors Jill Nelson, Brenda Hall and James Korcuska and doctoral students Brynn Luger, Amber Bach-Gorman and Mary Onungwe attended the North Central Association for Counselor Education and Supervision conference in Kansas City. Hall and Nelson presented their work, “Strategies for Engaging Site Supervisors in Clinical Supervision Training.” Nelson, Korcuska, Bach-Gorman, Luger and Onungwe presented “Who’s Keeping the Gates of Professional Counseling? A Qualitative Study of Clinical Supervisors.” Luger presented “Working on the Reservation: A Resource Review and Call to Action for Counseling Practitioner Wellness.” Bach-Gorman presented her research, “Supervision Straight Talk: A Qualitative Analysis of What Masters Level Counselors-in-Training Conceptualize as the Supervisory Working Alliance and Ruptures during their Internship Experiences.”
Luger and Onungwe were selected North Central Association for Counselor Education and Supervision “Emerging Leaders,” based on potential for leadership. They attended an Emerging Leaders workshop while at the conference and were recognized at a luncheon. Eight students from a 13-state region were selected for the honor. Onungwe received the additional honor of being recognized as an ACES presidential fellow.
Linda Manikowske, associate professor of apparel, design and hospitality management, presented an innovative teaching session at the International Textile and Apparel Association meeting in Honolulu. The paper, titled “Service –Learning Supports Professional Development in a Pre-Internship Seminar Course,” was co-written by WooMi Phillips, assistant professor of apparel, design and hospitality management, and Matthew Skoy, assistant director of Service Learning and Civic Engagement, NDSU Memorial Union.
Cali Anicha and Christine Okurut-Ibore, doctoral students in education, had a paper accepted for the 2013 AERA annual meeting to be held in San Francisco April 27-May 1. The paper is titled “An Exploratory Inquiry: What Constitutes Right-Relationship in Global South-North Educationist Collaborations?” The exploratory inquiry imagines a critical complexivist pedagogy for teacher professional development through some initial responses – from a Global Southerner and a Global Northerner – to the question, “What might genuinely collaborative and emancipatory professional development praxis among teachers engaged in transnational alliances for educational, economic, and environmental equity and justice look like?”
In August, Liz Erichsen, assistant professor in the School of Education, gave the presentation, “Gesprächsrunde: The American Education System and Teacher Training,” as an invited speaker at the Johann Wolfgang Goethe-Universität in Frankfurt, Germany. In September, she coordinated Astrid Seltrecht’s visit to NDSU and her presentation, “Lifelong Learning in the Context of Life-Threatening Diseases: A German Perspective,” for the NDSU World iView Fall 2012 speaker series. In October, Erichsen presented results from the report titled, “North Dakota Strategic Prevention Framework State Incentive Grant Infrastructure Baseline Evaluation,” to North Dakota’s State Epidemiological Outcomes Workgroup and the Department of Human Services administrators in Bismarck in the capitol building.
Erichsen co-wrote the following four articles that have been accepted for publication and currently are in press: “Student satisfaction with blended and online courses based on personality type” in the Canadian Journal of Learning and Technology, “The complexity of culture: Toward a theory for understanding student culture as an emergent system” in the Journal of Research in Science Teaching “Sociotechnical systems approach: A case analysis of a blended doctoral program” in The Journal of Continuing Higher Education and “Student satisfaction with graduate supervision in doctoral programs primarily delivered in distance education settings” in Studies in Higher Education.
Liz Erichsen also co-presented “Transformative Learning in Relationship,” and “A Confucian Model for Scholarly Development,” at the conference of the American Association of Adult and Continuing Education in Las Vegas; “Bridging Adult Education between East and West: Critical Reflection and Examination of Western Perspectives on Eastern Reality” and “Learning the Arabian or the American Way? Negotiating Divergent Pedagogical and Learning Cultures” at the international conference of the International Society of Comparative Adult Education in Las Vegas; and “Student satisfaction with graduate supervision in doctoral programs primarily delivered in distance education settings” at the conference of the Northern Rocky Mountain Education Research Association, Park City, Utah. She was installed as the state representative for North Dakota in the Northern Rocky Mountain Educational Research Association, and is a new board member of the International Society for Comparative Adult Education.
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