Campus Connection

Campus Connection Submissions for Feb. 3, 2012

Grants & Contracts

  • Andrew Baker, Agriculture— $11,000 from the Illinois State Board of Education for "Growing Agriculture Science Teachers" FY12.
  • Rick Best, WQPT—$20,000 from the Corporation for Public Broadcasting for "Low power transmitter that serves the Sterling-Rock Falls-Dixon area." FY12.
  • Robin Hanna, IIRA— $1,200 from various sources for "RETAC Services." ongoing.
  • Tim Spier, Biological Sciences— $13,300 from the University of Illinois - Urbana-Champaign for "Asian Carp and Water Productivity #3." FY12.
  • Lori Sutton, IIRA—$465 from various sources for "Continuum of Care Support" ongoing.

Professional Activities

  • Bruce Briney, School of Music, led the Quincy Symphony Orchestra in a performance of the Chicago Symphony’s Beyond the Score production of Dvorak’s New World Symphony.
  • Rich Cangro, School of Music, is the new music director of the Monmouth Civic Orchestra, a community orchestra in Monmouth, IL.
  • C. J. Carpenter, Department of Communication, presented “The relative investment model of power in romantic relationships” and “A meta-analysis of the functional matching effect based on functional attitude theory” at a meeting of the National Communication Association, New Orleans, LA.
  • B. McEwan, Department of Communication, presented “Maintaining friendships together: An actor-partner interdependence model analysis of the effect of relational maintenance behaviors on relational quality indicators in young adult friendships,” and “Compressed crystal: A metaphor for mediated identity expression” at a meeting of the National Communication Association, New Orleans, LA.
  • Bree McEwan, Department of Communication, was elected to the Vice Chair Elect position of the Human Communication and Technology Division of the National Communication Association. McEwan will serve a three year term culminating in service as Division Chair in 2014.
  • B. McEwan, and M. Sobre-Denton, Department of Communication, published “Virtual cosmopolitanism: Constructing third cultures and transmitting social and cultural capital through social media.” Journal of International and Intercultural Communication, 4, 252-258.
  • Netkal Made Gowda, chemistry, along with co-authors, published several articles in professional journals, including the International Journal of Applied Science Technology, and Synthesis and Reactivity in Inorganic, Metal-Organic and Nano-Metal.
  • Netkal Made Gowda, chemistry, along with co-presenters, presented at professional meetings in 2011, including the CSUI Research Conference and Symposium on Undergraduate Research in Science, Engineering and Mathematics (Argonne National Laboratory, Chicago) and the Institute of Food Technologist Annual Meeting (New Orleans).
  • Sarah Hill , Department of Communication, successfully defended her Master’s Thesis entitled “The Way We Think is How We Ink: Using the Reasoned Action Approach to Examine Communicated Beliefs about Tattooing.” Her MA committee consisted of Dr. Bree McEwan, Dr. Peter Jorgensen, and Dr. Lisa Miczo.
  • Barclay Key, History. "'Out-Democratin' the Democrats': Religious Colleges and the Rise of the Republican Party in the South." In the book, Painting Dixie Red: When, Where, Why, and How the South Became Republican, edited by Glenn Feldman, pages 38-54. Gainesville: University Press of Florida, 2011.
  • I. Lauer, Department of Communication, presented “Translation as rhetorical practice in Roman antiquity: The assimilation and cultivation of voice.” at a meeting of the National Communication Association, New Orleans, LA.
  • Paul Paccione, School of Music, delivered three Chicago Symphony pre-concert lectures, at Orchestra Hall, on Oct. 20, 21 and 22.
  • T. Pfafman, Department of Communication, presented “Contradictions and paradox in women’s constructions of organizational power” at a meeting of the National Communication Association, New Orleans, LA.
  • H. C. Shulman, F. Boster, C. J. Carpenter, and A. S. Shaw, Department of Communication, presented “Why do students completing a political knowledge test score higher online than in the classroom? A series of studies.” at a meeting of the National Communication Association, New Orleans, LA.
  • Shawn Spangler, ceramics faculty, “Shawn Spangler: Variations on Simplicity.” January issue of Ceramics Monthly.
  • Dr. Tammie Walker, School of Music, served as the judge for the Quad Cities 28th Annual Baroque Piano Competition on Dec.3.
  • Bruce Walters, COFAC, Art in Plain Sight, photography and writing about the Christmas lights in the QC
  • Dean Zoerink, Recreation, Park and Tourism Administration, presented "Assisting the Transition of Youth with Disabilities into Y Programs: Promoting Inclusion or Fostering Dependency?" at the Australia and New Zealand Association of Leisure Studies 10th Biennial Conference, Dunedin, New Zealand.