Fargo, N.D. — Brent Young, assistant professor of agricultural education at NDSU, and former faculty member Angie Hodge will have their paper, “Learning Mathematics in High School Courses Beyond Mathematics: Combating the Need for Post-secondary Remediation in Mathematics,” published in the Journal of Career and Technical Education Research. The purpose of their study was to empirically test the posit that students who participated in a contextualized, mathematics-enhanced high school agricultural power and technology curriculum and aligned instructional approach would develop a deeper and more sustained understanding of selected mathematics concepts than students who participated in the traditional curriculum and instruction. This study included teachers and students from 32 high schools (16 experimental classrooms; 16 control classrooms).
Kevin Miller, assistant professor in athletic training, had a manuscript, “Plasma potassium concentration and content changes following banana ingestion in exercised males,” accepted for publication in the Journal of Athletic Training. The study investigated the anecdote that bananas could be an effective treatment for muscle cramps by increasing blood potassium concentrations. Miller observed that blood potassium concentration did not increase until 60 minutes post-ingestion and the changes were small and well within normal clinical ranges and found it is unlikely that eating bananas could be an effective treatment for exercise associated muscle cramps. Miller will also serve as chair of the National Athletic Trainers Associations Annual Meeting’s Special Topics and Peer-to-Peer Presentation Sessions. The National Athletic Trainers Association’s annual symposium is the largest gathering of certified athletic trainers in the world with approximately 10,000 attendees.
North Central Association for Counselor Education and Supervision announced the 2011 award winners. The NDSU Counselor Education Program was awarded the association’s Innovative Counselor Education Program Award. Bob Nielsen, professor in counselor education, was awarded the Outstanding Supervisor Award. This award is intended to honor an individual in the association who has demonstrated outstanding work as a supervisor in a university, community/mental health counseling or school setting. The North Central Association for Counselor Education and Supervision is a regional association of counselor educators and supervisors in 13 states.
Sarah DeJean, MS ’06, human development and family science at NDSU; Christi McGeorge, associate professor of human development and family science; and Tom Carlson, associate professor of human development and family science, will have their article, “Attitudes Toward Never-Married Single Mothers and Fathers: Does Gender Matter?” published in the Journal of Feminist Family Therapy.
Sherri Stastny, assistant professor of health, nutrition and exercise sciences at NDSU, presented “Emerging Research on Dairy Protein Sources and Recovery” at the 36th annual meeting of the Northland American College of Sports Medicine in Fargo in October.
Joel Hektner, associate professor of human development and family science at NDSU, contributed a chapter titled “Developmental Psychology” in the book “Handbook of Research Methods for Studying Daily Life.”
Justin Wageman, associate professor in the School of Education, received a grant from the North Dakota Department of Public Instruction for $465,197. The grant, “The North Dakota State Assessment and Accountability Research Project 2011-2012” includes several activities such as work on assessments, consequential validity, program analysis and research assistance.
Kelly Sassi, assistant professor of English and education at NDSU, had “Are We Aligned Yet? Opportunities and Misgivings in Working with the Common Core Writing Standards” published in English Leadership Quarterly.
Anita Welch, assistant professor in the School of Education, presented a paper titled “A Cross-Cultural Validation of the Technology-Rich Outcomes-Focused Learning Environment Inventory” at the International Conference on Education and Educational Psychology in Istanbul, Turkey. Co-authors on the paper were Mustafa Cakir (Marmara University, Turkey) and Claudette Peterson and Chris Ray, both assistant professors in the School of Education.
Denise Lajimodiere, assistant professor of education at NDSU, presented her Native American boarding school research, documenting human rights violations to Native American children, at the 2011 Human Rights Network National Human Rights Conference. Lajimodiere and Kathy Enger, former faculty member, had their article, “A Multi-Cultural Transformative Approach to Learning: Assessing Attitude Change in Doctoral Students Following an Online Diversity Course,” published in the Multicultural Education and Technology Journal. Two articles by Lajimodiere, “Ogimah Ikwe: Native Women and Their Path to Leadership” and an essay, “A Healing Journey,” were published in the journal, Wicazo Sa Review. Lajimodiere has been named the chair of the newly formed NDSU Indigenous Affinity Group.
Ann Braaten, assistant professor of apparel, design and hospitality management, and Jacqueline WayneGuite, collections manager of the Emily Reynolds Historic Costume Collection, presented “’A Woman of Considerable Influence – Dressing the Part: Kate Selby Wilder – A North Dakota Suffragist and Political Activist” at the Costume Society of America — Midwest Region Symposium. Wilder was active in civic affairs in Fargo, as well as in state and national affairs, including the Women's Christian Temperance Union and the North Dakota League of Women Voters from around 1900 to 1946. She was elected to the Fargo City Commission in 1919 and was named police commissioner for two years.
WooMi Phillips, assistant professor in apparel, design and hospitality management, received the Delta Kappa Gamma North Dakota Beta Chapter’s first Early Educator Award. This is part of the Teachers Helping Another Teach program, which encourages Delta Kappa Gamma members and chapters to be creative in support of early-career educators. To qualify for this award, candidates must have zero to five years of teaching experience.
Joe Deutsch, assistant professor of health, nutrition and exercise sciences, had three publications printed or accepted for publication with his graduate students –“Overload/Underload Training: A Look at Weighted Ball Throwing,” to be published in the Missouri Journal of Health, Physical Education, Recreation and Dance; “The Effects of Technology in the Elementary Physical Education Classroom,” accepted into the Asian Journal of Physical Education, Recreation and Dance; “Making a Case for Early Specialization in Youth Sports,” accepted into the Journal of Youth Sports. Deutsch also will present two sessions at the central district American Alliance for Health, Physical Education Recreation and Dance conference – “Helping Children with ADHD Succeed in the Physical Education Classroom” and “Making a Case for Early Sports Specialization in Youth Sports.”
WooMi Phillips, assistant professor in apparel, design and hospitality management; Sunhee Seo, Ewah Woman’s University, Korea; and two graduate students, Junghee Jang, Ewah Woman’s University, Korea; and Kawon Kim, Ewah Woman’s University, Korea; had a manuscript titled “The Effects of Acculturation and Uncertainty Avoidance on Foreign Resident Choice for Korean Foods" accepted for publication in the International Journal of Hospitality Management.
Marissa Lindback, master’s student in health, nutrition and exercise sciences; Jay Albrecht, assistant professor of health, nutrition and exercise sciences; and Brad Strand, professor of health, nutrition and exercise sciences, will have their article, "What Sport Coaches Should Know About Concussions," published in the Journal of Youth Sports.