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Human Development and Education Research at NDSU Internationally Recognized

Fargo, N.D. — An article by Kevin Miller, assistant professor of health, nutrition and exercise sciences at NDSU, has been accepted for publication in the Journal of Sport Rehabilitation. The article addresses the effects of increasing electrical stimulation frequency on cramp duration. Research observations indicated that increasing electrical stimulation frequency also increased cramp duration. Thus, if clinicians want to study the effectiveness of various cramp strategies, they can increase stimulation frequency to generate a cramp that lasts long enough to study the effectiveness of the treatment.

Miller also was interviewed by Richard Scott, a producer for a New Zealand radio program called "This Way Up" that explores the things humans use and consume. The interview related to Miller's research on muscle cramping and pickle juice. They heard about Miller's research from the interview given to Peter Smith published at www.good.is/post/how-pickle-juice-changed-the-world-of-sports-food-innovations-from-the-football-field.

Beth Blodgett Salafia and Kristen Benson, both assistant professors in human development and family sciences, presented a poster, "The roles of dating status and BMI in late adolescent girls' body image and sexuality," at the biennial meeting of the Society for Research in Child Development in April in Montreal, Canada.

Joel Hektner, associate professor of human development and family sciences at NDSU, led a symposium in March at the biennial meeting of the Society for Research in Child Development in Montreal titled "Promoting social-emotional development and preventing adjustment problems in middle childhood." He also had a paper in the symposium, "Bringing the rejected and rejecters together: Promoting peer acceptance and social competence in Early Risers Skills for Success."

"Comparison of Views of the Nature of Science Between Natural Science and Nonscience Majors," will be published in CBE Life Sci Educ 2010: 45-54 and will be featured in the Highlights issue of the journal. Authors include Marie C. Desaulniers Miller; Lisa M. Montplaisir, assistant professor of biological sciences; Erika G. Offerdahl, assistant professor of chemistry; Fu-Chih Cheng, assistant professor of statistics; and Gerald L. Ketterling, assistant professor of education at NDSU. To view the paper in its original publication, visit www.lifescied.org/cgi/reprint/9/1/45.

Brad Strand, professor of health, nutrition and exercise sciences at NDSU, had his paper, "The prevalence and characteristics of wellness programs and centers at two and four year colleges and universities," accepted for publication in the Recreational Sports Journal. The paper also was nominated for the Article of Distinction Award.

An article by Strand and Vicky Bender titled "Knowledge and Use of Appropriate Instructional Strategies by Physical Education Teachers," was published in The Physical Educator. Bender teaches physical education at Wilton, N.D., Public School and completed her master's degree in health, nutrition and exercise sciences.

Strand also is the lead editor of a book titled "Health/Physical Education and Model Technological Applications." The book brings together global scholars, researchers and practitioners to provide models and discussion regarding the use of technology in K-12 physical education and university teacher preparation. Its goal is to convey both the transfer of knowledge between disciplines and to exchange experience on the effective use of technology that leads to the creation of new behaviors and methods.

Sherri Stastny, assistant professor of dietetics at NDSU, co-wrote "Effect of nutrition facts panel and ingredient declaration on customer satisfaction and perception of nutrition," published in the Journal of Food Service Business Research. Stastny and Julie Garden-Robinson co-wrote "Eating for Your Eyes" published in theJournal of Nutrition Education Behavior.

Gary Liguori, assistant professor of health, nutrition and exercise sciences at NDSU, has been selected to review research abstracts for the 139th American Public Health Annual Meeting (Food and Nutrition track) in 2011.

The North Dakota Counseling Association held the annual Midwinter Conference in Bismarck, N.D., where NDSU counselor educators contributed in the following areas: Carol Buchholz Holland, assistant professor, School of Education, presented two professional programs: "Planned Happenstance: How to Make the Most Out of Unplanned Life Events" and "Play and Creative Arts Activities for School Counseling Settings." Buchholz Holland also is a member of the North Dakota Counseling Association Governing Board that met during the conference. Bob Nielsen, professor, School of Education, presented "Remember When? From Historical Perspectives to Current Practice;" and Jill Nelson, assistant professor, School of Education, presided over the North Dakota Association of Counselor Education and Supervision Membership meeting. NDSU graduate students Amber Bach-Gorman, Sara Lybeck and Mary Onungwe presented at the conference.

Kellie Hamre, senior lecturer in apparel, design and hospitality management, completed a panel presentation at the Interior Designer Educators Council 2011 annual conference in Denver. The panel discussion, "Journey of Emerging Interior Design Educators: Survival, Growth, Acculturation, Adaptation, Assimilation," explored the journey emerging educators experience as they acculturate and assimilate into the environment of teaching interior design in higher education institutions. The panel presentation won the Member's Choice Award and was recognized as one of the Top 10 papers presented at the conference.

Sherri Stastny, assistant professor of health, nutrition and exercise sciences at NDSU, was selected as the Area 2 Outstanding Dietetic Educator representing a Coordinated Program in Dietetics. She received her award at the Area 2 DEP meeting in Indianapolis March 31-April 1.

Justin Wageman, associate professor in the School of Education, was awarded a grant for $129,033 to work with McREL on the review, development and facilitation of the new library/technology literacy content standards for North Dakota.

Beth Blodgett Salafia, assistant professor of human development and family sciences at NDSU, and recent graduate Jessica Lemer had an article accepted for publication in the Journal of Child and Family Studies. The article, "Associations between multiple types of stress and disordered eating among girls and boys in middle school," is available online.

Laura Oster Aaland, doctoral student, and Myron Eighmy, professor, both in the School of Education, had their paper, "The impact of an on-line educational video and a medical amnesty policy on college students' intentions to seek help in the presence of alcohol poisoning symptoms," published in the Journal of Student Affairs Research and Practice.

Shanda Traiser, doctoral student, and Myron Eighmy, professor in the School of Education, had their paper, "Moral development and narcissism of private and public senior-level business students," published in the Journal of Business Ethics.

Denise Lajimodiere, assistant professor in the School of Education at NDSU, presented "A Great Conversation with Jamaica Kincaid" on April 1 in Grand Forks, N.D. Lajimodiere also discussed her research related to Native American Boarding schools. Her presentation was titled  "Kill the Indian, Save the Man."

Amelia Asperin, assistant professor of apparel, design and hospitality management, was elected West-Midwest Regional Director for the Foodservice Systems Management Educational Council. The council's members are foodservice and dietetic educators and practitioners committed to improving research, education and practice in foodservice management.

Kelly Sassi, assistant professor of education/English and others from North Dakota represented the Red River Valley Writing Project at the spring meeting of the National Writing Project in Washington, D.C., March 30-April 1. The group asked for congressional support of the National Writing Project, whose mission is to improve the teaching of writing K-16.

Brenda Hall, associate professor of education, and counseling master's degree student Jamie Anderson presented at the National Youth-At-Risk Conference March 6-9 in Savannah, Ga. During their presentation, "Developing Positive Teen Dating Identities: A Group Counseling Model for Adolescent Males," they shared information from their research related to intimate partner violence prevention.

David Silkenat, assistant professor in the School of Education, had an article, "'In Good Hands, in a Safe Place: Female Academies in Confederate North Carolina," published in the January issue of the North Carolina Historical Review.

Jodi Burrer and Abby Milton, graduate students in the Master of Athletic Training program, had a peer-reviewed abstract selected for a poster presentation at the 2011 National Athletic Trainers' Association annual meeting and clinical symposia in New Orleans in June.


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