FACULTY & STAFF
Mr. Thomas Luscomb, Assistant Professor, and Dr. Tetyana Kyrylova, Lecturer, Department of Applied Technology, presented Effectively Using the Internet at the 2009 spring conference of the Oklahoma Association of Community Colleges in Midwest City, Oklahoma.
Denny Schmickle, Assistant Professor, Department of Fine Arts, has had a two page spread of his rock poster work published in Gig Posters magazine. This volume is titled, Rock Show Posters of the 21st Century, which contains 208 pages of the best examples of the genre. To see examples of the magazine and a sample of the interior, go to http://irreference.com/gig-posters-volume-1/.
Dr. Emily Dial-Driver, Professor, Department of English and Humanities, is Co-editor with Sally Emmons, Jim Ford, and Carolyn Taylor: The Truth of Buffy: Essays on Fiction Illuminating Reality. Jefferson, NC: McFarland, 2008. “Preface.” The Truth of Buffy: Essays on Fiction Illuminating Reality. Jefferson, NC: McFarland, 2008.1-3. “Texting Buffy: Allusions of Many Kinds.” (with Jesse Stallings.) The Truth of Buffy: Essays on Fiction Illuminating Reality. Jefferson, NC: McFarland, 2008. 142-57. “What’s It All About? Victor Frankl and Buffy.” The Truth of Buffy: Essays on Fiction Illuminating Reality. Jefferson, NC: McFarland, 2008. 9-23. She gave presentations of “Telling a Story Is Hard, but Getting It Ready to Publish Is Harder: Putting Theory into Practice and Readying Material for Publication,” 6th International Conference on the Book, Catholic University of America, Washington, D.C., 27 Oct. 2008. Chair, Panel “’Everything Old Is New Again’: The Humanities Extant in Buffy the Vampire Slayer,” Slayage Conference on the Whedonverses, Henderson State College, Arkadelphia, Arkansas. 7 June 2008. “Texting Buffy: Allusions of All Kinds.” Slayage Conference on the Whedonverses, Henderson State College, Arkadelphia, Arkansas. 7 June 2008. Invited to present. "Living in the Viscera: Gutsy Women Tell All." 17th Annual Cultural Studies Conference: Extremism and the Excluded Middle. Kansas State University. Manhattan, Kansas. 7 March 2008. (with Sally Emmons-Featherston). “Selections: Heartland.” Tuesday Study Club. Claremore, OK. 8 Jan. 2008.
Dr. Gary Marché, Associate Professor,
Department of Business had a paper accepted for publication and forthcomming in the journal Crime, Law, and Social change titled: "Integrity, Culture, and Scale: An Empirical Test of the Big Bad Police Agency."
Cathy Coomer, Instructor, Department of Communications, is serving her 4th year as the RSU faculty representative with the state-wide educational organization OBEA (Oklahoma Broadcast Education Association). This year, she is also co-chairing the OAB (OK Association of Broadcasters) & OBEA Student Awards that will be awarded to students for excellence in TV, Radio and Scriptwriting among 15 OK universities, colleges and community colleges. Awards will be given to 1st, 2nd and 3rd place winners for 16 categories in Television including TV commercials, magazine talk programs, hard news stories and sports play-by-play as well as 11 categories in Radio including promotions, documentary series and personality airchecks. RSU students have entered in 12 of those categories; two in Television and 10 in Radio. This year's judging competition will be held at the University of Oklahoma with the awards ceremony to be held April 17th during the annual OAB convention at the Renaissance Hotel in Tulsa. To commemorate the university's centennial, Cathy is also writing and producing a number of 30-second Centennial Moments about RSU's history based on John Wooley's book "100 Years on the Hill". She is asking RSU faculty and staff to record these announcements that will be airing all year long on RSU Radio.
Mike Miller, Instructor, Department of Health Sciences, recently taught an off-campus Basic EMT Course for the City of Jenks Fire Department. Ten out of eleven firefighters passed the National Registry Exam the first time upon completeion of the course. That is over a 90% pass rate for initial examination and a clear indication of the quality of instruction that they received. Mike Miller was commended for his efforts by the Fire Chief Gary Friedel and the City of Jenks.
Dr. Tuberville, Coordinator of Developmental Studies, Department of English & Humanities will be presenting a paper at the upcoming Conference on College Composition and Communication in San Francisco, CA, as part of a panel addressing issues facing basic writing instruction.
Bryce Brimer, Assistant Professor, Department of Fine Arts, presented his paper “Teaching Art in the Bible Belt” at the School of Visual Arts 22nd Annual National Conference on Liberal Arts and the Education of Artists in New York City.
Dr. Juliet Evusa, Assistant Professor, Department of Communications, contributed a chapter titled “Children’s Television in Kenya: The Need for a Comprehensive Media Policy Regulating Children’s Content” in the book “African Media, African Children,” recently published by Nordicom.
The American Society for Microbiology has announced the publication of an activity in the Curriculum Collection of the Microbe Library titled “Modifying the Kirby-Bauer Antibiotic Susceptibility Exercise to Promote Active Learning” by Dr. Sue Katz, Associate Professor, RSU Department of Biology, and Dr. Kathryn Leyva, Department of Microbiology, Midwestern University, Glendale, Arizona. The Curriculum Collection provides undergraduate educators with access to peer-reviewed resource materials. Classroom activities and laboratory exercises include inquiry-based, field-tested materials, student-active learning activities, and ideas for projects or research approaches.