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Madison Scholarly News—June 2011

EXHIBITIONS

Yvette Shen (Assistant Professor, Media Arts and Design) exhibited a poster, "Technology Heaven," at the ICCC2010 International Digital Design Invitation Exhibition at Tezukayama University, Japan.

Shaun Wright (Assistant Professor, Media Arts and Design) created a feature-length documentary film, "What Did You Do This Summer?" The film, which follows six at-risk Baltimore youth as they participate in their first summer jobs, is an official selection of the 2011 Awareness Film Festival in Los Angeles.

GRANTS

Emily K. Akerson (Associate Director, Institute for Innovation in Health and Human Services) received $57,663 from the Virginia Department of Social Services and $800 from the Shenandoah County Community Service Act for "Healthy Families Shenandoah County" to continue to meet the needs of at-risk families by providing education, resources and support.

Dr. Robert N. Brent (Assistant Professor, Integrated Science and Technology) received $12,042 from DuPont for "Impacts of Waynesboro Sewage Treatment Plant Upgrades on Periphyton Biomass and Mercury Uptake: Year II" to investigate the effects of reduced nutrient levels on the South River.

Dr. John R. Gentile (Professor, Integrated Science and Technology) received $11,816 from the city of Harrisonburg for "Proposal to Implement the Dry River Recreation Plan" to remove and rehabilitate the 27 campsites within the Dry River Water Supply Area.

Kimberlee Hartzler-Weakley (Administrator, Institute for Innovation in Health and Human Services) received $12,000 from the Office on Children and Youth to aid in preventing teen pregnancy.

Jane Hubbell (Associate Director, Institute for Innovation in Health and Human Services) received $50,000 from the Merck Foundation and $26,899 from various agencies to provide onsite care services, chronic illness management and preventative care to homeless clients enrolled in local shelters while simultaneously providing onsite care management services when more comprehensive services are needed.

Dale B. Hulvey (Assistant Vice President, Information Technology) received $100,000 from the Virginia Department of Education for "Electronic Transcript File Importation" to establish a working relationship and a formal commitment between the two agencies that will allow JMU to conduct technical and project activities.

Dr. Sharon R. Mazzarella (Professor and Director, Communication Studies) received $4,500 from the U.S. Army War College to enable release time for Dr. Frank B. Kalupa to serve as the visiting professor of strategic communication at the college.

Dr. John B. Noftsinger Jr. (Vice Provost, Research and Public Service, Academic Affairs; Professor, Integrated Science and Technology) and Don Sullenberger III (Executive Director, Shenandoah Valley Partnership) received $210,471 from Shenandoah Valley Partnership to provide economic development support services for its regional members, to prospects, existing business and the Virginia Economic Development Partnership for fiscal year 2011-12.

Gary S. Race (Fiscal Technician, Institute for Innovation in Health and Human Services) received $24,000 from the Harrisonburg-Rockingham Community Services Board to provide interpretation services to non-English-speaking clients in fiscal year 2012. Race received $5,752 from the Valley AIDS Network to provide educational and health administrative services.

Dr. David A. Slykhuis (Associate Professor, Middle, Secondary and Mathematics Education) received $25,000 from the Virginia Department of Education for the kindergarten through eighth grade Developing Standards Based-Individualized Educational Program Mathematics Content Teaching Academy.

Lynne F. Stover (Teacher Consultant, Center for Economic Education) received $6,050 from the Council for Economic Education to provide training and workshops to area classroom teachers in implementing a Mini-Economy Program that will provide instruction in entrepreneurship and economic education for their students.

Dr. Rhonda M. Zingraff (Associate Dean, College of Integrated Science and Technology; Director, Institute for Innovation in Health and Human Services) and Jane Hubbell (Associate Director, Institute for Innovation in Health and Human Services) received $1,090,637 from the Virginia Department of Health for the third year of "Health Bites" to develop and produce resource materials to support underserved mothers and children with healthier food options and encourage them to adopt healthy habits.

HONORS

Rustin P. Greene (Professor, Media Arts and Design) received two Aegis Awards for videos he produced for JMU's Office of International Programs, "JMU's Semester in Florence: Living The Dream" and "JMU's Semester in Salamanca: There's So Much There!"

Yvette Shen (Assistant Professor, Media Arts and Design) won an Award of Excellence in the Broadcast Education Association's Faulty Interactive Multimedia Competition solo category for "2D Animation Basics."

PRESENTATIONS

Dr. Steven D. Anderson (Director and Professor, Media Arts and Design) presented "Project Management in the Capstone Sandbox: Photos, Audio, Video and 3D in Google Earth" at the Broadcast Education Association conference in Las Vegas.

Rustin P. Greene (Professor, Media Arts and Design) presented "Producing the Short Movie: It Doesn't Get Any More Real Than This" at the Council of Colleges of Arts and Sciences "Creating A Culture of Research on Campus" conference held at the College of William and Mary. He presented on two panels at the Broadcast Education Association annual conference, "Opening Doors: Finding Growth and Opportunity in Study Abroad" and "It's Not Just Interactivity: Why We Teach Writing for Interactive Media."

Dr. John E. Guiniven (Associate Professor, Media Arts and Design) presented "The Ethical Implications of Cause Marketing" at the Sixth Annual Faith and Communication Conference April 2 at Campbell University in North Carolina.

Dr. Sharon R. Mazzarella (Professor and Director, Communication Studies) presented "Constructing Girlhood: Reflecting on the News Media's Moral Panic about Girls 'Growing Up Too Fast'" and "Growing Up White and Female During the Great Depression: Popular Communication, Media and Memory" at the International Communication Association Conference held May 26-30 in Boston.

Alan Neckowitz (Professor Emeritus, Media Arts and Design) presented "Reader and Viewer Comments: A Boon of a Blister on the Modern Media" at the 41st Annual Convention of the Popular Culture Association held in San Antonio April 20-23.

Paige Normand (Instructor, Media Arts and Design) presented "Adapting Traditional Narratives for Interactive Media" at the Broadcast Education Association conference in Las Vegas. She presented on the panel, "Multimedia Learning: Theory in the Communication Center," at the National Association of Communication Centers' conference.

Thomas P. O'Connor (Professor, Media Arts and Design) presented "Double Exposure: Capturing Greene on Film" at the International Graham Greene Festival in the United Kingdom in October.

Kevin J. Reynolds (Associate Professor, Media Arts and Design) presented "The New Media Writing Course at the 10-Year Mark" at the Broadcast Education Association annual conference.

Dr. J. Barkley Rosser Jr. (Professor, Economics; Kirby L. Cramer Jr. Professor of Business Administration) presented a plenary address, "Complex Dynamics in Ecologic-Economic Systems," at the 11th Nonlinear Economic Dynamics conference held June 1-3 at the Polytechnic University of Cartagena, Spain.

Dr. Charles C. Turner (Professor Emeritus, Media Arts and Design) presented "Perceptual Translucence: The Way We Watch Now" at the 41st Annual Convention of the Popular Culture Association held in San Antonio April 20-23.

PUBLICATIONS

Dr. Alexander S. Leidholdt (Professor, Media Arts and Design) wrote an article, "Never Thot This Could Happen in the South! The Anti-lynching Advocacy of Appalachian Newspaper Editor Bruce Crawford," which was published in Appalachian Journal, Vol. 38, Nos. 2-3, Winter/Spring 2011.

Alan K. Mo (2011 Graduate), Brian H. Augustine (Professor, Chemistry), Dr. Thomas C. DeVore (Professor, Chemistry) and Dr. Dr. W. Christopher Hughes (Professor, Physics and Astronomy), Vezekile P. Zungu of the University of KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa, and Laura L. Lee of High Point (N.C.) University wrote an article, "Improving the adhesion of Au thin films onto poly(methyl methacrylate) substrates using spun-cast organic solvents," which was published in the Journal of Vacuum Science and Technology A: Vacuums, Surfaces and Films in March, vol. 29, issue 3. The article was selected by the journal's editors as one of three featured publications for the June 2011 quarterly newsletter that is distributed to over 5,000 American Vacuum Society members across industry, academia and government laboratories.

Kevin J. Reynolds (Associate Professor, Media Arts and Design) wrote an article, "Teaching Writing in the Age of Convergence," which was published in the October 2010 edition of the Journal of Media Education.

SERVICE

Dr. J. Barkley Rosser Jr. (Professor, Economics; Kirby L. Cramer Jr. Professor of Business Administration) has been elected to the Executive Board of the Nonlinear Economic Dynamics Society.


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