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Dr. Eric J. Pyle (Professor, Geology and Environmental Science) received a Recognition In Science Education (RISE) Award from the Virginia Association of Science Teachers. VAST RISE Awards are presented to spotlight the excellent work done by science educators across the Commonwealth at all levels.
Lisa Tubach (Professor, Art) and Allan Tubach are exhibiting their work "Tubach + Tubach : Preservation" at Gallery 1516 in Omaha, Nebraska. (http://www.gallery1516.org/current-exhibitions/)
Grants (awarded in September 2016)
Dr. Thomas R. Benzing (Professor, Integrated Science and Technology) received $4,000 from the Garden Club of Virginia to study the impact of invasive plant species on Virginia Brook Trout and local stream environments.
Dr. Dennis B. Blanton (Assistant Professor, Sociology and Anthropology) received $4,899 from the City of Staunton to continue an archaeological survey of the area around the reconstructed Montgomery Hall residence.
Dr. Elizabeth S. Edwards (Assistant Professor, Kinesiology) received $1,750 from the Ladies Professional Golf Association Foundation to support the LPGA-USGA Girls’ Golf of Harrisonburg, Virginia.
Dr. Suzanne L. Feiderlein (Associate Director, Center for International Stabilization and Recovery) and Dr. Kenneth R. Rutherford (Director, Center for International Stabilization and Recovery) received $396,412 from the U.S. Department of State to implement a Regional Senior Manager's Course in explosive remnants of war and mine action in Croatia, which will include senior managers working in support of national programs in Europe.
Dr. Kevin L. Giovanetti (Professor, Physics and Astronomy) received $4,044 from the University of Edinburgh to support a recent JMU graduate as a research assistant assigned to the Forward Trigger Project at Jefferson Lab.
Dr. Kyle G. Gipson (Assistant Professor, Engineering) received $5,000 from the Association for Iron & Steel Technology Foundation to develop and implement new modules for two courses to function as a "metals track" within the materials science minor.
Dr. Robert J. Harmison (Kibler Professor of Sport Psychology, Graduate Psychology) received $890 from West Virginia University for "Bodies in Motion: Evaluating an evidence-based program to promote healthy body image and eating behaviors in female college athletes."
Kimberlee Hartzler-Weakley (Director of Children and Youth, Institute for Innovation in Health and Human Services) received $149,869 from the Virginia Department of Health to direct the Campus Suicide Prevention Center of Virginia and to create a Virginia Campus Coalition of 10 institutions.
Kimberlee Hartzler-Weakley (Director of Children and Youth, Institute for Innovation in Health and Human Services) received $125,000 from the Department of Health and Human Services to address substance abuse in Latino communities.
Patricia A. Kennedy (Coordinator of Community Grants and Institute Publications, Institute for Innovation in Health and Human Services) received $300,747 from the Virginia Department of Health to coordinate professional development to home visiting staff and supervisors working with vulnerable children and families in the Commonwealth.
Joyce H. Krech (Director, Small Business Development Center) received $1,250 from the City of Waynesboro to support the Small Business Development Center.
Joyce H. Krech (Director, Small Business Development Center) received $3,000 from the City of Lexington to support the Small Business Development Center.
Joyce H. Krech (Director, Small Business Development Center) received $12,500 from the City of Harrisonburg to support the Small Business Development Center.
Joyce H. Krech (Director, Small Business Development Center) received $7,000 from Rockingham County to support the Small Business Development Center.
Joyce H. Krech (Director, Small Business Development Center) received $29,279 from George Mason University to support the Small Business Development Center.
Dr. Robert L. McKown (Professor, Integrated Science and Technology) and Dr. Ronald W. Raab (Professor, Integrated Science and Technology) received $34,537 from the University of Virginia to manufacture and purify lacritin and design and generate cDNA constructs to help address how eye-specific tear factor lacritin promotes ocular surface homeostasis.
Dr. Carole L. Nash (Associate Professor, Integrated Science and Technology) received $25,000 from the National Park Service to provide archaeological services.
Dr. Mark C. Rankin (Associate Professor, English) received $335,000 from the National Endowment for the Humanities to produce five critical editions of the prose works of influential Reformation thinker William Tyndale, to be disseminated in printed and online open access digital formats.
Dr. Kenneth R. Rutherford (Director, Center for International Stabilization and Recovery; Professor, Political Science) received $156,935 from the U.S. Department of State to promote U.S. foreign policy interests and strategic objectives through information-sharing as well as building and supporting the larger community of practice.
Dr. Kristen E. St. John (Professor, Geology and Environmental Science) received $9,700 from the National Association of Geoscience Teachers to serve as editor-in-chief of the Journal of Geoscience Education.
Nick D. Swayne (Coordinator, 4VA; Instructor, Learning, Technology and Leadership Education) received $6,000 from Showbest Fixture Corp. to provide sponsorship of FIRST LEGO League robotics teams.
Nick D. Swayne (Coordinator, 4VA; Instructor, Learning, Technology and Leadership Education) received $15,000 from Rockwell Collins Charitable Corporation to help promote growth of the FIRST LEGO League in Washington, D.C., as well as in rural areas and school divisions with Title 1 designation.
Dr. France M. Weaver (Assistant Professor, Health Sciences) received $10,030 from the University of Geneva to focus on the socioeconomic inequalities in subjective well-being of the population aged 50 and over and how health status contributes to these inequalities; and to focus on the effect of state Medicaid home and community-based services policy on diverse outcomes.
Dr. Richard E. Ingram (Assistant Professor, Learning, Technology and Leadership Education), presented, "Implementing Burke Connection Mapping for Creative Insight Into Content and Design" at the Association for Educational Communications & Technology conference in Las Vegas.
Dr. Caroline P. Lubert (Professor, Mathematics and Statistics) presented "Rocket Launch Noise and the Coanda Effect" at the American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics SPACE 2016 conference in Long Beach, California.
Dr. Rebecca N. Brannon (Assistant Professor, History) published a book, "From Revolution to Reunion: The Reintegration of the South Carolina Loyalists." The book was published by the University of South Carolina Press. (http://tinyurl.com/hogbvpv)
Dr. Frances Flannery (Professor of Religion, Director at the Center for the Interdisciplinary Study of Terrorism and Peace) and Dr. Rodney A. Werline, Professor of Religious Studies, Barton College, published "The Bible in Political Debate: What Does It Really Say?" (https://www.amazon.com/Bible-Political-Debate-What-Really/dp/0567666573)
Carole L. Nash (Associate Professor - Integrated Science and Technology), C.J. Hartman (Associate Professor - Integrated Science and Technology), Edward Brantmeier (Associate Professor - Learning, Technology and Leadership Education) and Carole A Hurney (Director, Center for Teaching and Learning, Colby College), published "Incorporating sustainability content and pedagogy through faculty development" in the International Journal of Sustainability in Higher Education 17(5): 582-600.