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December 2009

  • Elaine Hunyadi, assistant director of the Saginaw Bay Writing Project, and Helen Raica-Klotz, lecturer of English, presented a three-hour workshop titled “Conversation, Collaboration and Community: Connecting Writing in High School and College” at the National Writing Project Conference in Philadelphia, Nov. 19.

  • Joseph N. Inungu, director of external relations, authored a book chapter titled “Health System in the Democratic Republic of Congo” in Comparative Health Systems: Global Perspectives. Also, Inungu coauthored an article titled “HIV Knowledge, Attitudes and Practices among College Students in the United States” for the Journal of Health and Human Services Administration. Inungu served on the Centers for Disease Control special review pannel to review and make recommendations for grant proposals submitted to the CDC for funding. He also presented “Ethnic Disparity in Infant Mortality in the USA” at the Tomorrow’s Child Association meeting held Nov. 5-6 in Mt. Pleasant.

  • Sara Beth Keough, assistant professor of geography, presented a paper titled “Connecting to Home: Media Use Among the Newfoundland Diaspora in Alberta” at the Biennial Meeting of the Association for Canadian Studies in San Diego in November. Keough also was elected by the membership to the Executive Council of the Association for Canadian Studies in the United States for a four-year term (2009-2013).

  • Judith Kerman, professor of English, has published her poem “Translating the Island” in Visions International #81.

  • Dorothy S. Lee, associate professor of nursing, with Wayne State University faculty M. Safwan Badr and Jason H. Mateika, coauthored “Progressive Augmentation and Ventilatory Longterm Facilitation are Enhanced in Sleep Apnoea Patients and are Mitigated by Antioxidant Administration” for the Journal of Physiology.

  • Laurie Reed, lecturer of physics, was nominated for the Richard H. Emmons Award for Excellence in College Astronomy Teaching, a national award given annually by the Astronomical Society of the Pacific. Also, Reed was elected in October to a two-year member-at-large position on the Board of Governors of the Michigan Entomological Society.

  • David Schneider, professor of communication, and Kim McCann from Fordham University coauthored a paper titled “Rational and Social Control Model of Public Opinion: The Spiral of Silence and the Conceptualization of Opinion Expression.” The paper was presented at the National Communication Association Nov. 12 in Chicago.

  • Debra Wagner, assistant professor of nursing, presented “Increasing the Number of B.S.N.-prepared Nurses through a Hybrid Program” at the American Association of Colleges of Nursing Baccalaureate Education Conference, Nov. 19 in Chicago.

Those Who Changed Us

Throughout our lives, we recall those teachers who had an impact on us. Here, alumni and students share thoughts on SVSU faculty who changed their lives.

Faculty Member
Joseph Ofori-Dankwa

"He always made time to meet with me to either help clarify something he said in a lecture, or just to encourage me to pursue my dreams."

Willie McKether, 1991, M.B.A. Assistant Prof. of sociology and anthropology, University of Toledo

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