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Faculty & Staff Accomplishments

Accomplishments are listed by date of achievement in reverse chronological order, with the most recent first

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Buller, Rachel Epp, Professor of Visual Arts and Design - Was awarded a Fulbright US Scholar Grant for 2021-22. In Spring 2022, she will be the Fulbright Canada Research Chair in Arts and Humanities at the University of Alberta.

Thiesen, John - published an article in the Journal of Mennonite Studies 2021, "The Contested Legacy of the First Mennonite Anthropologist, H. R. Voth", 08/01/2021,

Michael Unruh - Graduating with a Master of Divinity degree from Anabaptist Mennonite Biblical Seminary, 05/01/2021,

Megan Kershner, Nominated and selected as a "Woman Who Leads in Education" by the Wichita Business Journal, April 2021.

Buller, Rachel Epp – Featured conference participation (speaker, presenter, panelist, moderator). Research-Creation + Social Justice CoLaboratory, University of Alberta. Featured presentation "Slow Art for Fast Times" and workshop "Listening Across Time through Epistolary Praxis," in the "Art, Activism, and Global Crisis" series. March 2021.

Chappell Deckert, Jennifer – Appointed as the Book Review Editor for the Journal of Baccalaureate Social Work, January 2021

Layman, Kathryn – Pittsburgh Conference Memorial National College Grant of $10,000. Pittsburgh Conference, the Society for Analytical Chemists of Pittsburgh, and the Spectroscopy Society of Pittsburgh. 2020-2021

Buller, Rachel Epp - Curriculum Development Grant. National Art Education Foundation. 2020-21.

Jantzen, Mark - Mennonitisches Lexikon Band V, 3 vols., edited by Han-Jürgen Goertz with Jelle Bosma, Fernando Enns, Josef Enzenberger, Helmut Foth, Daniel W. Geiser-Oppliger, Mark Jantzen, Diether Götz Lichdi, Pieter Post, and Christoph Wiebe, Bolanden-Weierhof: Mennonitischer Geschichtsverein. December 2020.

Jantzen, Mark and John D. Thiesen - European Mennonites and the Holocaust, edited by Mark Jantzen and John D. Thiesen. Toronto: University of Toronto Press in association with the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum, November 2020.

Thiesen, John D. and Mark Jantzen - “Introduction,” with Doris L. Bergen, European Mennonites and the Holocaust, edited by Mark Jantzen and John D. Thiesen. University of Toronto Press, November 2020.

Wilson, Sheryl - University of Minnesota School of Social Work Center for Practice Transformation, Webinar presenter, “Walking the Talk: Practicing Restorative Justice and Anti-Racism.” August 2020.

Wilson, Sheryl - International Association for Conflict Management (IACM), 33rd Annual Conference (virtual). Panelist “Pursuing Racial Justice and Inclusivity through Engagement.” July 2020.

Wilson, Sheryl – Chapter, “Calling Out Whiteness,” in Colorizing Restorative Justice: Voicing Our Realities. Living Justice Press. June 2020.

Buller, Rachel Epp - Hall Center Visiting Regional Humanities Faculty Fellowship. University of Kansas. Summer 2020.

Wilson, Sheryl - Catholic Mobilizing Network. Webinar presenter, “Five Lessons Learned from Restorative Justice: In the Time of COVID-19.” April 2020.

Buller, Rachel Epp - May You Live in Interesting Times. Northern Arizona University Art Museum. Flagstaff, AZ. February 4 – April 18, 2020.

Buller, Rachel Epp - “Editorial Perspectives on Inappropriate Bodies: Art, Design, and Maternity.” Women’s Caucus for Art conference session at College Art Association. Chicago, IL. February 13, 2020.

Wilson Sheryl - “Disrupting the School to Prison Pipeline in America’s Schools,” The Mennonite. January, 2020.

Celestin, Brad - Livecast/Podcast(invited), Lawful but awful: Fails in the court of public opinion, How the public thinks about police use of force. National Police Foundation. Washington DC. 2020.

Crouse-Dick, Christine - A Tale of Two Experiences: A Professorial Couple Navigates the COVID-19 Transition. Presented at the Summer Institute on Distance Learning and Instructional Technology. Emporia, KS. 2020.

McFarland, Allison - “Just When You Finally Decoded Millennials, iGens Are Here!” Non-Profit Connect, Kansas City, MO. [Invited] 2020.

McFarland, Allison - “Just When You Finally Decoded Millennials, iGens Are Here!” Wichita Chamber of Commerce Manufacturer’s CEO Roundtable. Wichita, KS. [Invited] 2020.

Chappell Deckert, Jennifer - Immigration and spirituality. Oxford Bibliographies in Social Work.  In press. 2020.

Chappell Deckert, Jennifer - Extending the Story: Weaving the strengths perspective into study abroad initiatives.  In Mendenhall, A. & Carney, M.M. (eds). Rooted in Strengths: Celebrating the strengths perspective in social work, 61-76. 2020.

Jantzen, Mark – “Vorwort,” in Bernhard Thiessen, Mennoniten in Der DDR. Leben in Grenzen. Die Mennoniten in der SBZ und der DDR von 1945 bis 1990. Bolanden-Weierhof: Mennonitischer Geschichtesverein, 2020.

Jantzen, Mark - “‘Eine offene Beleidigung’ A Newly Discovered Review of Quitt by C. H. Wedel, Instructor at Ruth Hornbostel’s Mennonite School in Halstead.” Fontane Blätter, 110 (2020): 71-88

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