- Gary Flory, KIPCOR director, has been named to the Advisory Board of Mediation Resource Center, Inc. (MRC), a new non-profit mediation center in Lawrence, currently working on the Douglas County District Court's Small Claims Mediation Project. MRC is affiliated with KIPCOR.
- Mark Jantzen, associate professor of history, was appointed to the Beirat ( Editorial Board) of the Mennonitisches Lexikon (Mennonite Encyclopedia) Supplemental Volume project sponsored by the German Mennonite Historical Society. Hans-Jürgen Goertz, Professor Emeritus of the University of Hamburg, is the chair of this project.
- Gary Flory, KIPCOR director, attended "Kansas Dialogue" in Kansas City Aug. 15-17. The dialogue theme was "Exploring our Neighborhoods," and Gary led a session called "Immigration: A Positive Dialogue."
- Megan Abrahams, admissions counselor, Karey French, admissions counselor, Rodney Frey, registrar, Chris Rangel, admissions counselor, Kay Schmidt, associate registrar, and Garrett Whorton, admissions counselor, attended the Kansas Association of Collegiate Registrars and Admissions Officers (KACRAO) Sept. 24-26 in Garden City. Frey was on a panel at one of the sessions, speaking on his experiences in KACRAO over the last 16 years.
- Patty Shelly, professor of Bible and religion, attended Executive Board meetings for Mennonite Church USA, Sept. 18-20 in Philadelphia, Pa.
- Richard Zerger, professor of chemistry, attended The University of Kansas School of Medicine 2008 Premedical Advisors Conference Oct. 24, in Kansas City.
- Dave Linscheid, director of alumni relations, and alumni department staff from seven other Kansas Independent College Association institutions and one Missouri college held a day-long meeting at Newman University, Wichita, Nov. 6, to exchange ideas for alumni relations programming and compare administrative structures.
- Rachel Epp Buller, adjunct assistant professor of art, had a print in a national juried show titled "The Printed Image." The print was reviewed in the October issue of Review Magazine.
- David Kreider, Kauffman Museum technician, installed the Smithsonian Institute traveling exhibit "Between Fences" for the South Dakota Humanities Council at the South Dakota State Fair in Huron, in late August.
- Bob Regier, professor emeritus of art, using the web design and building expertise of Joel Gaeddert, assistant curator of exhibits, has launched a website for his studio: www.bobregier.com.
- Rachel Epp Buller, adjunct assistant professor of art, chaired a session at the Mid-America College Art Association conference in Indianapolis, Oct. 15-17.
- Duane K. Friesen, Edmund G. Kaufman professor emeritus of Bible and religion, was a resource person for the annual retreat of the Mennonite Congregation of Boston, Oct. 19, on the topic of "Mennonites and Political Engagement."
- Rachel Pannabecker, director of Kaufman Museum, coordinated a "prairie walk and talk" program at Kauffman Museum on Oct. 12 as part of "The Big Read," an initiative of the National Endowment for the Arts. Ami Regier, professor of English, facilitated a discussion of My Ántonia, incorporating student responses from a current Bethel College Understanding Literature class.
- Merle Schlabaugh, professor of German, served as a Team Chair for the Kansas State Department of Education Program Review process for several Kansas universities Oct. 21-22 in Topeka.
- Patty Shelly, professor of Bible and religion, participated in MCC's New Wine-New Wineskins Summit: Reshaping MCC for the 21st Century, Sept. 21-23 in Winnipeg, Manitoba, as a representative of MCC Central States.
- On Nov. 11, David Kreider, museum technician, moved the Smithsonian Institution's traveling exhibit "New Harmonies" from the McPherson Museum to the Atchison County Historical Society in Atchison where it will be on display through December in the historic Santa Fe Depot. This completes a contract Kauffman Museum has with the Kansas Humanities Council to provide shipping and installation services for "New Harmonies" at six Kansas museum/library locations during the past six months.
- Tracy Tuttle, assistant professor of physics, and Don Lemons, professor of physics, hosted a meeting of the WSU-ACCK Physics Alliance at Tuttle's house on Nov. 7.
- Don Lemons, professor of physics, participated in the Mennonite College and University Faculty Conference in Harrisonburg, Va., Aug. 7-9.
- Merle Schlabaugh, professor of German, participated in the Loyola College/ Max Kade Berlin Literature Seminar in Berlin, Germany, July 7-12, where six contemporary German authors read from and discussed their works with the participants, all German professors from American colleges and universities. He also participated in the annual Deutsches Wochenende (German Immersion Weekend) of the Kansas Association of Teachers of German held in Baldwin City, Sept. 12-13.
- Karen Bauman Schlabaugh, professor of music, performed with clarinetist Suzanne Tirk on Sept. 9 in the faculty recital at Wiedemann Hall on the Wichita State University campus. They performed again on Sept 14 at Oklahoma City University. The duo performed works by Ferguson, Reinecke, Muczynski and Poulenc.
- Karen Bauman Schlabaugh, professor of music, completed an east-coast tour with Wichita clarinetist Suzanne Tirk at the end of October. They performed in master class settings in three Pennsylvania schools - West Chester University, Lehigh University, and Moravian College. Complete recitals were presented at Susquehanna University, Millersville University and Gettysburg College in Pennsylvania and the Longy School of Music in Boston. Schlabaugh also presented the dedication recital for the newly rebuilt grand piano at the Bethel College Mennonite Church on Nov. 9, performing works by Mozart, Rachmaninoff, Schwantner, and Brahms. On Nov. 16, Schlabaugh performed a four-hand duo recital with Susan Gaeddert '00, who completed a Doctor of Musical Arts degree in collaborative piano in 2007 at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. They performed works by Beethoven, Ravel, Brahms, Bizet and Townsend.
- Gary Flory, KIPCOR director, presented an update on KIPCOR's Child in Need of Care (CINC) work to the Kansas Supreme Court's liaison committee on child welfare Sept. 19. The liaison committee is composed of personnel from the Office of Judicial Administration, SRS, Kansas Department of Education and Juvenile Justice Authority. Also for the eighth year, Flory facilitated the "Time of Discovery" sessions for the Hutchinson Ulster Project, which brings teens from Portadown, Northern Ireland, to Hutchinson for a month to work on issues of divided societies.
- Jim Juhnke and Keith Sprunger, emeriti professors of history, were speakers at the conference "Germantown: Gateway to North American History," Oct. 17-18. Juhnke, one of the keynote speakers, spoke on "Germantown Mennonites and the American Revolution: New Interpretations." Keith, who was on the planning committee, presented a paper on the historical interpretations of D. K. Cassel. The conference met at the historic Mennonite meetinghouse at Germantown (Philadelphia).
- Kirsten Zerger, KIPCOR director of education and training, and Gary Flory, KIPCOR director, conducted a series of training sessions for Kansas Department of Transportation (KDOT) senior management. Three groups of approximately 20 supervisors/managers were involved in six days of training each: two days of interpersonal conflict resolution, two days of workplace conflict and two days of public conflict. Trainings were held in Topeka, Hays and at the Kaufman House on the Bethel campus. Zerger and Flory also facilitated a Bethel student forum on Sept. 1. The goals of the forum were to provide an update on student policy concerns addressed at the Spring 2008 forum, clarify how Bethel community standards will be enforced, and elicit questions, concerns and suggestions on each of the various student policy issues. Robert Yutzy, KIPCOR, Coordinator of Congregational Ministries, taught an elective Sunday school class Aug.17, 24 and 31 at Hesston Mennonite Church. The topics covered dealt with being created in the image of God and the nature of conflict, perceptions and assumptions we make to interpret the world we expect to see, and the role and limitations of forgiveness in reconciliation.
- Mark Jantzen, associate professor of history, presented "Wealth and Power in the Vistula River Mennonite Community, 1772-1914" at the Mennonites and Money: Wealth and Poverty in the Past and Present conference sponsored by the Chair of Mennonite Studies at the University of Winnipeg and held there Oct. 9 and 10.
- Patty Shelly, professor of Bible and religion, gave the presentation "Has Not One God Created us?" at an international dialogue on peacemaking with Mahmoud Amadinejad, Sept. 25 in New York City. She reported on the meeting to a Bethel College Mennonite Church Sunday school class on Sept. 28, at Life Enrichment on Oct. 1 and at an MCC Forum in Sioux Falls, S.D., on Oct. 20.
- Noreen Templin, adjunct instructor of business, is presenting a break-out session entitled "Teaching Economics Using Experiments" at the 4th Annual Economics Teaching Conference, San Antonio, Texas, Nov. 6-7.
- John Thiesen, co-director of libraries, was one of four speakers at the Kansas City Area Archivists fall symposium "Go Online with Your Digital Collections - How to Put Your Digital Collections on the Web" at the Linda Hall Library in Kansas City Sept. 26.
- Robert Yutzy, coordinator of congregational ministries at KIPCOR, co-presented a half-day workshop with his wife Luann at the Promise Regional Medical Center in Hutchinson on Oct. 14 for the hospital's volunteer chaplains. The workshop focused on understanding and coping with compassion, fatigue resulting from being a helping professional in situations of trauma and family crisis. Yutzy also presented a lecture entitled "Finding God in the Center of Conflict" during Life Enrichment Oct. 8.
- Dwight Platt, professor emeritus of biology, presented a paper entitled "Reproductive Strategies of Sympatric Populations of Thamnophis sirtalis and T. radix in Harvey County, Kansas" at the 35th Annual Meeting of the Kansas Herpetological Society on Nov. 8, at Friends University in Wichita. He also was moderator for one of the paper sessions.
- Robert Yutzy, coordinator of congregational ministries at KIPCOR, was a guest presenter in Hesston College's conflict transformation class on the 6th of November.
- Kirsten Zerger, KIPCOR director of education and training, made two presentations at the annual Leadership Conference of the Kansas Department of Transportation (KDOT) in Topeka on Nov. 4. The title of her presentation was "Managing Difference and Disagreement by Promoting Positive Communication."
- Dale Schrag, director of church relations, preached the sermon "Anabaptist Anguish: The Apostle Paul and the Crucible of Community" Oct. 26 at Tabor Mennonite Church.
- Duane K. Friesen, Edmund G. Kaufman professor emeritus of Bible and religion, preached the sermon, "The Cosmos Bends Toward Justice: A Politics of Judgment and Hope," at Bethel College Mennonite Church Oct. 12.
- Mark Jantzen, associate professor of history, published "Fighting Mennonites: Reflections on the Role of Conflict in Mennonite History," in Mennonite Historical Bulletin 69, no. 3 (July 2008).
- Rachel Epp Buller, adjunct assistant professor of art, has an essay entitled "Representations of the Maternal Body in Contemporary Art," published in Mothering in the Third Wave, Toronto: Demeter Press, 2008.
- Duane K. Friesen, Edmund G. Kaufman professor emeritus of Bible and religion, published an article "Security, Public Order, and Policing: Reflections on a Conversation," in the Spring 2008 issue of Conrad Grebel Review on "Mennonites and Policing: An Ongoing Conversation."
- Don Lemons, professor of physics, co-authored a paper with Dan Winske, William Daugharthy, and Brian Albright. The paper, "Small-Angle Coulomb Collision Model for Particle-in-Cell Simulations," has been accepted for publication in the Journal of Computational Physics.
- James C. Juhnke, professor emeritus of history, recently had an article, "Mennonites and Democracy: Shaped by War and Rumors of War," published in the book Holding on to the Faith: Confessional Traditions in American Christianity. The book, edited by Douglas Sweeney and Charles Hambrick-Stowe and published by University Press of America (2008), consists of papers presented at a conference at Wheaton College sponsored by the Institute for the Study of American Evangelicals.
- John McCabe-Juhnke, professor of communication arts, served as the Humanities Scholar for the Prime Time Family Reading Program sponsored by the Kansas Humanities Council at the Wichita Public Library. Prime Time, designed to foster academic skills for children ages 6 to 10, was a six-week storytelling and discussion series that occurred Tuesday evenings from Sept. 9 through Oct. 14.
- Merle Schlabaugh, professor of German, served as an Advanced Placement Reader for German at the Educational Testing Service in Lincoln, Neb., June 11-19.
- Duane K. Friesen, Edmund G. Kaufman professor emeritus of Bible and religion, was the instructor for the Associated Mennonite Biblical Seminary-Great Plains fall course, "Nonviolence and the Christian Faith."
- Suzanna Mathews, instructor of communication arts, recently appeared in a training film for Invista (a Koch Industries company) dealing with sexual harassment and unprofessional behavior in the workplace. Suzanna is also appearing as a correspondent for a "building green" television program featuring a water efficiency system being used in new home construction. This segment will appear on "Designing Spaces" which will likely air later this summer on The Learning Channel.
- Amy Barker, assistant professor of youth ministry, attended the annual Mennonite campus pastors gathering in Elkhart/Goshen May 8-9, and then together the campus pastors attended the Brian McLaren "Deep Shift" tour at Goshen College May 9-10. The colleges/seminaries represented included Goshen, AMBS, EMU, Hesston, Bethel, and Conrad Grebel.
- Chuck Regier, curator of exhibits, and Rachel Pannabecker, director of Kauffman Museum, attended the annual meeting of the American Association of Museums in Denver, Colorado, April 27-30.
- Robert Yutzy, KIPCOR coordinator of congregational ministries, coordinator of congregational ministries at KIPCOR, contributed a feature article in MCUSA's 2008 summer edition of Leader magazine, entitled "Filtering the Sexual Noise." The summer issue's theme is "Sexuality is God's gift, but can congregations talk about it?"
- A couple of years ago John Thiesen, co-director of libraries, transcribed a large set of old German letters for Keith Pickus, a history professor and associate provost at Wichita State. The letters were written by a Jewish family in Berlin and Prague to relatives in the United States during the late 1930s. Pickus' book based on those letters has now been published: Our Only Hope: Eddie's Holocaust Story and the Weisz Family Correspondence.
- On April 15, Larry Friesen, professor of social work, facilitated a discussion of ethical concerns for the Ethics Committee at Presbyterian Manor. Larry also introduced the program and facilitated audience discussion for Hospice of America Teleconference on Grief in Children and Adolescents, held on the Bethel Campus on April 16.
- Barry Bartel, president, Dale Schrag, director of church relations, William Eash, professor of music, and Dave Linscheid, director of alumni relations, joined Canadian Mennonite University (CMU) president Gerald Gerbrandt--who is also a Bethel alumnus--and his wife, Esther, in hosting a gathering for alumni and friends after the Bethel Concert Choir performance at CMU March 31 in Winnipeg, Man. On April 2, Hope Greiser, admissions counselor, Dave, Dale, Bill and the choir attended a reception for alumni and other concert-goers following the performance in St. Paul, Minn. On April 3, Dale hosted a meal for the choir, alumni and friends prior to the concert in Mountain Lake, Minn. On April 5, Brenda Bartel, Barry and and Dave hosted a reception for alumni and friends after the choir's concert in Beatrice, Neb.
- Karen Bauman Schlabaugh performed a recital of pieces for clarinet and piano with clarinetist Suzanne Tirk at the 8th Clarinet Festival held at Eastern Kentucky University in Richmond, Kentucky on April 26. The concert featured works by Ferguson, Sierra, Poulenc, Reinecke and Bernstein. Suzanne and Karen performed the recital at Bethel College on April 21.
- On April 27 Larry Friesen, professor of social work, gave a presentation on Immigration and the Mexico Interterm, for Bethel College Sunday at Grace Hill Mennonite Church.
- Gary Histand, professor of chemistry, presented at the KCCTC (Kansas College Chemistry Teachers Conference) in Manhattan April 25. The title of the presentation was "Biodiesel for the Chemistry Lab". The presentation extended work done by Ricky Snyder as part of his senior thesis project. A method for the synthesis, purification and analysis of biodiesel was demonstrated.
- Dan Quinlin, professor of languages published "Wulfila’s (Mis)Translation of Philippians 2:6" in Indogermanische Forschungen.
- Gary Flory, KIPCOR director, received the 2008 Acorn Award from the Heartland Mediators' Association (HMA) "for planting the seeds of professionalism, networking, and education that have grown into the Heartland Mediators' Association, and in recognition of his vision, hard work, and tireless commitment to the practice of mediation." Gary has also been appointed to serve on the Kansas Supreme Court's Advisory Council on Dispute Resolution.
- Duane Friesen, professor emeritus of bible and religion, and Kirsten Zerger, KIPCOR director of education and training, were respondents to a workshop on "Spiral Dynamics" presented by Don Beck, Prairie View Mental Health Center, April 5, 2008.
- Dwight Krehbiel, professor of psychology, submitted "Acoustic Recognition of the Lamb by its Mother" student handout and teacher notes to the APS Archive of Teaching Resources. The materials have been reviewed by two experts in the field and have been accepted for inclusion in the archive.
- Gail Stucky, co-director of libraries, was appointed by Governor Kathleen Sebelius to the State Library of Kansas Board as the private academic library representative. The State Library of Kansas Board, previously known as the Kansas Library Network Board, was created during the 2007 legislative session. The board promotes cooperation with the Kansas Board of Regents to ensure the inclusion of libraries on the KAN-ED network and continues the availability of statewide library reference resources. Stucky also has been appointed to the South Central Kansas Library System's Executive Committee as an at-large member.
- Sondra Koontz, vice president for advancement, Lori Livengood, director of marketing and communication, Fred Goering, director of development, Dave Linscheid, director of alumni relations, and Toby Tyner, associate director of development, attended the CASE (Council for the Advancement and Support of Education) VI conference Jan. 13-15 in Denver.
- Jim Pisano, assistant professor of music, attended the 35th annual International Association of Jazz Educators Convention in Toronto in January.
- Christopher Earles, assistant professor of mathematics, attended a Liberty Fund colloquium, "Persons, Property, and the State: in Locke, Rousseau, and Kant," Feb. 21-24 in Houston, Texas.
- Gail Lutsch, professor of art, had a screen monotype artwork accepted into the 39th annual Smoky Hill Art Exhibit sponsored by the Hays (Kan.) Arts Council. The show runs April 25 through June 6 at the Hays Arts Center Gallery.
- Jim Pisano, assistant professor of music, performed with the Harry James Orchestra in Liberal. He also performed as guest artist/clinician with the Hutchinson Community College Jazz Ensembles. In December, he performed Verdi's Un Ballo in Maschera with the Wichita Grand Opera. Also in December, Pisano traveled to Cleveland to perform with the Jazz Heritage Orchestra and guest jazz trumpet icon Clark Terry.
- Suzanna Mathews, instructor of communication arts, appeared as a guide in a customized interactive training/education program (software) on the subject of Negotiations for Harvard Business School.
- Jim Pisano, assistant professor of music, performed with singer/songwriter/guitarist Kate Schutt in Guelph, Ont., in January. Pisano maintains an active regional performance schedule, playing in Kansas City and performing clarinet in the Wichita Grand Opera's production of Puccini's La Boheme.
- During interterm, Richard Tirk, assistant professor of music, and Karen Bauman Schlabaugh, professor of music, performed a series of recitals and held masterclasses in a number of locations. Their first performance and masterclass was Jan. 13 at Bluffton University. Recital performances and trumpet masterclasses followed Jan. 15 at Western Michigan University (Kalamazoo) and Jan. 17 at Lawrence University (Appleton, Wis.). They also spent time in public school music classrooms in Bluffton, Ohio, and Dowagiac, Mich. They performed the recital, which featured 21st-century music for trumpet and piano Feb. 4 at Bethel College.
- Mark Jantzen, associate professor of history, met with the youth group of Zion Mennonite Church in Elbing Jan. 27 to discuss the history of the Old Order Amish and the Church of God in Christ, Mennonite (Holdeman) groups. On Feb. 3 he accompanied the group to Sunday School and worship at the Lone Tree Holdeman congregation north of Moundridge.
- Tracy Tuttle, assistant professor of physics, and Don Lemons, professor of physics, participated in a meeting of the newly formed ACCK and Wichita State University Physics Alliance Feb. 20 at WSU.
- David Kreider, Kauffman Museum technician, participated in the installation of the Smithsonian Institution's traveling exhibit "New Harmonies" at the Winfield Public Library on March 13. Kauffman Museum has been contracted by the Kansas Humanities Council to provide shipping and installation services for this exhibit, which celebrates the history of American roots music, at six Kansas museum/library locations in Winfield, Russell, Lawrence, Atchison, Independence and McPherson over the next eight months.
- Brett Dewey, assistant professor of Bible and religion, gave the chapel sermon "God is Love, God is Trinity" Feb. 4 at Hesston College.
- Dale Schrag, director of Church Relations, preached at Sermon on the Mount Mennonite Church in Sioux Falls, S.D., on March 30.
- Gary Histand, associate professor of chemistry, presented "Green Chemistry" to the campus Oct. 22 as part of the Bethel College Faculty Seminar Series. He also gave the presentation to Bethel students, faculty and staff Nov. 16 during Convocation. On Dec. 14, Histand and two chemistry education students, sophomore Dana Daugharthy and freshman Monica Schmidt, presented entertaining chemical demonstration shows to Goddard High School Alternative School. On Dec. 18, Histand gave a presentation to fifth-grade Extended Learning Program students at Cooper Education Center in Newton.
- Jim Pisano, assistant professor of music, presented clinics to students at the Cleveland School of the Arts and Cleveland State University in December.
- Patty Shelly, professor of Bible and religion, presented "Where did the Bible come from?" Jan. 27 at Alexanderwohl Mennonite Church in Goessel. She also presented "Encounters with Iran" on Dec. 16 for the combined Sunday school classes at First Mennonite Church, Newton, and also at the Annual Meeting at the Peace and Social Justice Center of Central Kansas, Wichita, on Dec. 7. Shelly, along with Jim Schrag, presented "MC-USA Participation in Peace Initiatives with Iran" for Peace Sunday Nov. 18 at Bethel College Mennonite Church.
- Jennifer Chappell Deckert, assistant professor of education and social work, presented "Protecting our children from sexual abuse: Encouraging safe communities and healthy families" Feb. 28 and 29 at a parenting workshop at Sunset Elementary School in Newton. She collaborated with Karla Guardiola, interterm 2008 Bethel College social work graduate, to present the program in English and Spanish.
- Dale Schrag, director of Church Relations, concluded four presentations on Anabaptist Visions/Mennonite Realities March 2 at First Mennonite Church of Christian in Moundridge.
- Tracy Tuttle, assistant professor of physics, presented Spectroscopic Study of the Beta Lyrae System and Other Emission Stars Feb. 29 at Fort Hays State University's Physics Society Seminar. He also presented A Progress Report on the Stellar Spectroscopy of Emission Stars Feb. 13 at Kansas State University's High Energy Physics (HPE) and Physics Education and Research (PER) seminar. On Jan. 16, Tuttle presented Wind Energy Analysis of North Newton Area, a progress report and wind profile analysis, to a meeting of city officials from Newton, North Newton, Hesston and Walton.
- Chuck Regier, Kauffman Museum curator of exhibits, traveled to Buffalo, N.Y., March 4-5 for a presentation and critique for Bethel College alumnus Stan Friesen, Buffalo State College associate professor of communications design. On March 4, Chuck gave the lecture "Exhibit Design: Artifact, Materials, and Process," and on March 5, he critiqued the work of students from the Design Department. His lecture was part of the Arts and Humanities Presenters Series Innovations in Creative Expression.
- Dale Schrag, director of Church Relations, gave two presentations on Anabaptist/Mennonite history to the membership class at Shalom Mennonite Church in Newton, March 9 and 16.
- Don Lemons, professor of physics, and Bethel alumna Margaret Penner published an article, "Sadi Carnot's Contribution to the Second Law of Thermodynamics," in the January 2007 issue of The American Journal of Physics.
- Penny Moon, associate professor of history, published "Loyal sons and daughters of God?: American Catholics debate Catholic antiwar protest" in the January issue of Peace & Change: A Journal of Peace Research.
- Brad Born, vice president for academic affairs, published "Writing Out From the Mennonite Family Farm: Gordon Friesen's Homegrown Grapes of Wrath" in the January 2008 issue of The Mennonite Quarterly Review.
- Dan Quinlin, associate professor of languages, published "Wulfila's (Mis)Translation of Philippians 2:6" in Indogermanische Forschungen, volume 112 (2007) and a review of Educating Clergy: Teaching Practices and Pastoral Imagination in NACADA Journal, volume 27 (2007).
- Ami Regier, professor of English, published "Experiments in Sociolyric Voicing: Dubious Narrators in the Recent Work of Jeff Gundy and Keith Ratzlaff" in the January 2008 edition of The Mennonite Quarterly Review. The essay was further developed from a presentation at the fall 2006 Bluffton University conference, Mennonite/s Writing.
- Richard Zerger, professor of chemistry, along with Xiongfei Shen, Luis-Javier Garces, Yunshuang Ding, Kate Laubernds, Mark Aindow, Edward J. Neth and Steven L. Suib, recently published Behavior of H2 chemisorption on Ru/TiO2 surface and its application in evaluation of Ru particle sizes compared with TEM and XRD analyses, in Applied Catalysis A: General 335 (2008) 187-195.
- Rachel Pannabecker, director of Kauffman Museum, recently learned that the National Museum of the American Indian Library, Smithsonian Institution, acquired a copy of her doctoral dissertation, "Ribbonwork of the Great Lakes Indians: The Material of Acculturation," which she completed in 1986 at Ohio State University.
- Jim Pisano, assistant professor of music, served as director for the South Central District 56A Jazz Band in November at Andover Central High School.
- Suzanna Mathews, instructor of communication arts, spends about an hour each week as a reader at Envision, an organization in Wichita that provides services for blind and low-vision individuals. She makes audio recordings of newsletters, novels and anything in print that a sighted person would read but that a non-sighted person could listen to.
- Karen Bauman Schlabaugh, professor of music, served as an adjudicator for the Kansas High School Activities Association Regional Piano Contest Feb. 2 at Southwestern College. On Feb. 17, she performed one of the recitals on the historic Teschemacher organ during a Kauffman Museum Valentine fund-raising dinner.
- Merle Schlabaugh, professor of German, served as a member of the KSDE Foreign Language Program Review Team in Topeka March 25-26, 2008.