John Cabra, Assistant Professor, Creative Studies

John Cabra, assistant professor, Creative Studies, presented a five-day elective course in Spanish for the Universidad de La Sabana’s International School of Economic and Administrative Sciences, in Bogotá, Colombia, in June. In attendance were entrepreneurs, students, and faculty. The course was titled “Creativity and Innovation Uncovered: Skills and Tools to Facilitate Creative Problem Solving.”


Ann Emo, Assistant Professor, Theater

Ann Emo, assistant professor, Theater, was awarded an Artvoice Artie Award for Outstanding Costume Design for her work on the 2009 Shakespeare in Delaware Park production of The Tempest.


Jill M. Gradwell, Assistant Professor, History and Social Studies Education

Jill M. Gradwell, assistant professor, History and Social Studies Education, served as coeditor with S.G. Grant, dean of the School of Education at Binghamton University, for the new book Teaching History with Big Ideas: Cases of Ambitious Teachers, published this summer by Rowman & Littlefield. Gradwell was also an invited guest of the ninth annual R. Freeman Butts Institute on Civic Learning in Teacher Education in Indianapolis, May 21–25.


Ruth X. Guo, Assistant Professor, Computer Information Systems

Ruth X. Guo, assistant professor, Computer Information Systems, presented a research paper at the Technological Learning & Thinking 2010 international conference, June 17-19, at the University of British Columbia in Vancouver. Guo's research paper, “Web Design in Service-Learning,” focused on the design and development of Web sites by educational technology graduate students as service-learning projects for local community organizations.


Stephen Houseknecht, Lecturer, Fine Arts

Stephen Houseknecht, photography lecturer, Fine Arts, had his photograph Stuka, from his series It Can't Happen Here, included in the Burchfield Penney Art Center’s permanent collection. The image is currently on view in Moxie and Mayhem: Acquisitions for a New Museum through September 5.


Michael I. Niman, Associate Professor, Communication

Michael I. Niman, associate professor, Communication, had his invited article “That Illegal Look” published in the July/August 2010 issue of the Humanist (vol. 70, no. 4). The article analyzes Arizona’s new immigration legislation in the context of the state's Spanish colonial history.


John Thompson, Associate Professor, Computer Information Systems

John Thompson, associate professor, Computer Information Systems, gave two presentations, “Improving Online Discussions” and “Discussions in Online Courses,” at the International Society for Technology in Education (ISTE) 2010 conference in Denver, June 27–30. He also participated in a panel presentation, “Writing for ISTE Publications.” Thompson is the editor of the ISTE publication Journal for Computing Teachers. The ISTE conference is the largest educational technology annual conference in the United States.