A Quarterly Publication of
The Association for the University Regional Campuses of Ohio
Volume 4, Issue 2, March 2002
Table of Contents
The AURCO Newsletter will be published each October, January, March, and May. News items received too late for one issue will be held for the next. The public-relations officers at many campuses have now put us on their mailing lists for news releases and newsletters, but anyone affiliated with a regional campus may send items for publication. If your campus is underrepresented in the "News" section, please ask your public relations office to put me on the mailing list for news releases and/or send me personal or campus news highlights directly.
All correspondence should be addressed to:
Martin Kich, Editor
Wright State University--
7600 State Route 703
Celina, OH 45822
News items may also be sent by e-mail to:
Or by fax, marked to the Attention of Martin Kich, AURCO Newsletter, to:
Inquiries may be made by telephone to 419-586-0374.
Beginning with this issue, electronic copies of the newsletter will be sent to all faculty at regional campuses. I am using the mailing list that Gordon Aubrecht has compiled and am very willing to add the e-mail addresses of faculty who have not been included.
If someone on each campus will send me a message that includes the administrative and staff mailing list for that campus, I will be happy to add them to my mailings.
I will be mailing two electronic copies of each issue: one in newsletter format in Word and one in html. I am still willing to provide printed copies on request.
Within a very short while, all back issues will be available at my website: http://www.wright.edu/~martin.kich/
Please join us in early April at Ohio State--Lima for this year's AURCO conference. It will give you a chance to get together with colleagues from across the state, and there is always an enthusiastic exchange of ideas. I have provided a link to the conference page immediately below this note.
The end paper this month is a list I have compiled of the 50 best films about higher education. A fuller list of 400 films can be found at my website at http://www.wright.edu/~martin.kich/ I'm hoping that enough people will have disagreements with my choices and rankings that I will be able to publish those as the end paper in the May issue. Deadline will be April 30th.
at Ohio State–Lima
Fuller information on all aspects of the conference are available at:
George Dmitrenak, Jr., is assistant director of facilities management at Ohio--Zanesville.
Ron Dorsten is manager of technical services at Wright--Lake.
Lisa A. Elick has joined the Office Information Systems department at Wright--Lake as a full-time instructor.
Colleen Fawcett has joined the Teacher Education faculty at Wright--Lake.
John Girard is a business and industry training facilitator with the Office for Educational Outreach at Bowling Green--Firelands.
Hannibal Hamlin has joined the English faculty at Ohio State--Mansfield.
Jason Howard is assistant director of student services at Ohio--Zanesville.
Carol Jones is the faculty secretary at Wright--Lake.
Greg Kremer is the desktop technician at Wright--Lake.
Marty Lefeld is the new keyboarding specialist in the fculty secretary's office at Wright--Lake.
James M. Smith was named Dean of Bowling Green--Firelands in April 2001.
Christina Wolcott is the women's basketball coach at Wright--Lake.
Barbara Wourms is Coordinator of Professional Development for Educators at Ohio--Zanesville.
In Spring 2001, Javad Abdalkhani, Mathematics, Ohio State--Lima, received the Alumni Award for Distinguished Teaching, one of ten awarded each year to Ohio State faculty.
In Spring 2001, Andrea Bales, Activities Manager, Wright--Lake, received the Elizabeth Dixon Award from the Wright State University Student Union and Campus Recreation Program.
In Spring 2001, H Roger Fulk, Office Information Systems, Wright--Lake, received an Honorary Life Membership Award for the Ohio Association of Business Professionals of America. In Fall 2001, he was elected chair of the Classroom Educators Advisory Council sponsored by Business Professionals of America.
Pat Howard, bookstore manager, Wright--Lake, has received the 2001 President's Award for Excellence for Service by a staff member to the university. In addition to meeting her responsibilities in the bookstore, Howard has been an advocate for the disabled at the Lake Campus and within the communities it serves. In addition, in Fall 2001, Howard was inducted into the Celina Athletic Hall of Fame. While at Celina High School in the 1960s, she won two letters in gymnastics, three letters in track, three letters in volleyball, and four letters in basketball.
In Spring 2001, Lynn G. Johnson, Elementary Education, Ohio State--Mansfield, the 2001 Faculty Teaching Award for Ohio State's School of Teaching and Learning. In May 2001, she also received, for the second time, the Mansfield campus's Outstanding Faculty Member award, based on overall teaching ability and classroom performance.
In April 2001, Sharon Lenthe, Financial Aid Specialist, Ohio--Zanesville, was named the Ohio University employee of the month.
In June 2001, Delwin Lindsey, Psychology, Ohio State--Mansfield, received the campus's Excellence in Scholarship Award for 2001. Since 1995, he has obtained three major grants from the National Science Foundation totaling $807,364. His scholarship has focused on a number of diverse aspects of human visual perception, including abnormal eye movements in schizophrenia, the molecular genetics of human color vision, the development of vision in human infants, adult motion perception, and co-evolution of language and color perception.
In April 2001, Tamara J. May, Biology, Bowling Green--Firelands, received the campus's Distinguished Part-Time Teacher Award.
In June 2001, Barbara McGovern, English, Ohio State--Mansfield, received the Rodica C. Botoman Award for Distinguished Undergraduate Teaching and Mentoring from the university.
In May 2001, Rhonda Moody, Spanish, Ohio State--Mansfield, received, for the second time, the campus's Outstanding Auxiliary Instructor award.
In April 2001, Christopher J. Mruk, Psychology, was named the 16th recipient of the Distinguished Teacher Award at Bowling Green--Firelands. He was also nominated for the Ohio Association of Two-Year Colleges Teacher of the Year award and the Bowling Green State University's Master Teacher award.
In June 2001, Philip A. Wilson, Communication Network Specialist, Bowling Green--Firelands, was recognized for 25 years of service to the university.
E. Ted Bunn,Marketing, Wright--Lake, has published "Tense and Other Tensions" in the Wright State University WAC Newsletter.
Martin Kich, English, Wright--Lake, has reviewed Eric Wright's The Kidnapping of Rosie Dawn, Thomas Perry's Death Benefits, Ralph Graves's Champagne Kisses, Cyanide Dreams, and James Sallis' Ghost of a Flea, for Mystery Review, His articles on Harry Crews, Jerzy Kosinski, and James Purdy have been published online in the Literary Encyclopedia.
In October 2001, Shirley Badger and Pam Maxwell, English, Ohio State--ATI, presented "The Reading Portfolio: A Converging Assessment Tool" at the annual conference of the Two-Year College English Association--Midwest Region, held in Fort Wayne.
In October 2001, E. Ted Bunn, Marketing, Wright--Lake, presented "Tense and Other Tensions" at the annual conference of the Two-Year College English Association--Midwest Region, held in Fort Wayne.
In October 2001, James Casebolt, Psychology, Ohio--Eastern, and one of his students, Tiffany Niekro, presented "Disengagement Narratives of Unitarian Universalist 'Come-Outers'" and "Some UUs Are More U than U: Theological Self-Descriptors Chosen by Unitarian Universalists" at the meeting of the Society for the Scientific Study of Religion, held in Columbus.
In September 2001, Joseph Cavanaugh, Economics, Wright--Lake, presented "Firm Performance in the Presence of Partial Integration and Asset Specific Investments," at the campus.
Thomas Flynn, English, Ohio--Eastern, spoke on Henry David Throeau's Walden at the Bellaire Public Library.
In Fall 2001, H. Roger Fulk, Office Information Systems, Wright--Lake, presented two computer workshops, "Powerpoint 2000" and "Publisher 2000," at the 74th annual Conference of OBTA, an association for business educators; the conference theme was "2001: A Cyberspace Odyssey."
In October 2001, Christine Genovese, Biology, Bowling Green--Firelands, spoke at the campus on "Anthrax and Bioterrorism: The Myths and the Realities."
In October 2001, John M. Hellman, English, Ohio State--Lima, presented "Deeper than History: The J.F.K. Legend" at Ohio State--Mansfield as part of that campus' Arts and Lecture Series.
In October 2001, Linda Houston, English, Ohio State--ATI, presented "The Service Learning Project" at the annual conference of the Two-Year College English Association--Midwest Region, held in Fort Wayne.
In October 2001, Veena Kasbekar, English, Ohio--Chillicothe, presented "Teaching Critical Thinking through the Haiku" at the annual conference of the Two-Year College English Association--Midwest Region, held in Fort Wayne. In November 2001, she presented "American Peasantspeak: No Translation Necessary" at the Midwest Modern Language Association's annual convention, held in Cleveland.
In October 2001, Martin Kich, English, Wright--Lake, presented "The Meanings of Rivers" at the annual conference of the Two-Year College English Association--Midwest Region, held in Fort Wayne. In November 2001, he read his poetry as part of a juried reading of fiction and poetry at the Midwest Modern Language Association's annual convention, held in Cleveland.
In November 2001, Robert Miltner, English, Kent State--Stark, coordinated the panel "Ohio Poets" and presented "A Northeast Ohio Sense of Place: Rita Dove and Maggie Anderson" at the Midwest Modern Language Association's annual convention, held in Cleveland.
In Fall 2001, Mary Molitierno, English Adjunct, and Sue Thompson, History Adjunct, both at Wright--Lake, participated in the Let's Talk about It series at St, Marys Public Library. Molitierno spoke on Jean Stubbs' Family Games, and Thompson on Belva Plain's Homecoming.
In September 2001, Benjamin N. Muego, Political Science, Bowling Green--Firelands, discussed "September 11 Tragedy: Politics of Religion" at the campus.
In May 2001, Michael Nern, English, Ohio--Zanesville, read his own poetry at the campus as part of a cultural program involving several departments.
In November 2001, Rhonda Petit, English, Cincinnati--Raymond Walters, chair the "Creative Writing I" panel at the Midwest Modern Language Association's annual convention, held in Cleveland.
In Summer 2001, Eileen M. Smith, Director of the Center for Corporate and Community Education, Ohio State--Mansfield, presented "How to Build an Effective Workforce Development Center within an Institution of Higher Learning--A Model to Help Companies Meet Demands for a Qualified Workforce" at the International Vocational Educational Association's Conference, held in Montego Bay, Jamaica.
In November 2001, Larry Smith, Englsih, Bowling Green--Firelands, presented "Some Ohio Working-Class Poets: Kenneth Patchen, James Wright, Richard Hague, and Timothy Russell" at the Midwest Modern Language Association's annual convention, held in Cleveland.
In September 2001, James Steinberg, Sociology, Wright--Lake, apoke on "Using Powerpoint Presentations in the Classroom," at the campus.
In May 2001, Thomas Stevenson, Anthropology, Ohio--Zanesville, spoke at the campus on "Listening to History," as part of a cultural program involving several departments.
In October 2001, Paul Trapnell, Psychology, Ohio State--Mansfield lectured at the campus on "Fifty Years of Psychological Research on Authoritarianism, Fundamentalism, and Personality: Do We Know Anything?" The presentation was part of the campus' Honors Lecture Series.
In Fall 2001, E. Ted Bunn, Marketing Adjunct, Wright--Lake, presented an Elderhostel course, "Pearl Harbor: How Did It Happen?," at Bluffton College.
In Fall 2001, James Davis, Student Services and Music Adjunct, Wright--Lake, conducted selected members of the Lake Campus University Chorus in a concert for two resident organizations at the Brethren's Home Retirement Community in Greenville, Ohio.
In Spring 2002, Martin Kich, English, Wright--Lake, is serving as External Chair of the North Central Accreditation of New Bremen Schools.
In Summer 2001, Mike McTeague, History, Ohio--Eastern, traveled to the Foreign Affairs College in Beijing, China, to participate in a discussion forum on "China's Perspective on National Security Issues"--as China prepares to host the 2008 Summer Olympics.
In Spring 2001, Joan Bradley, Biology, Ohio State--Mansfield, received two grants to support her development of plant and animal models for her department and other Ohio State campuses to use with students with disabilities: a $5,000 Faculty Innovator Grant on Disabilities from Ohio State's Office of Disability Services, and a $2,000 grant from the Introductory Biology program at Ohio State.
In Spring 2002, Martin Kich, English, Wright--Lake, served as External Chair of the North Central Accreditation of New Bremen Schools.
In Fall 2001, Delwin Lindsey, Psychology, Ohio State--Mansfield, received a three-year grant of $300,197 (with Angela M. Brown) from the National Science Foundation to study the development of depth perception in infants.
In Fall 2001, William Putikka, Physics and Astronomy, Ohio State--Mansfield, received a three-year grant of $180,000 from the National Science Foundation to continue his work on high-temperature superconductivity.
In October 2001, Bowling Green--Firelands hosted a media open house for its new Visual Communication Technology (VCT) Lab. The lab includes: 18 Macintosh G4 dual monitor systems and 4 Macintosh G4 single monitor systems; 733 MHz; 1 Gig Ram; 2-60 Gig hard drives; DVD-R drives; 250M Zip drives; VHS tape decks; NTSC monitors; flat bed and negative scanners; Gigabit Ethernet built-in; and Apple Pro speakers.
In Fall 2001, Ohio--Eastern, in conjunction with Ohio University's Russ College of Engineering, began offering courses toward a Master's Degree in Engineering.
In 2001-2002, Wright--Lake is offering a one-year cohort Principal Certification Program.
In 2001-2002, Wright--Lake has expanded its offerings at its satellite campus at Vantage Vocational School in Van Wert.
In Winter 2002, Wright--Lake, in conjunction with the Education Department at Wright State University, began offering a Master's Degree in Special Education.
In March 2001, Bowling Green--Firelands and Erie County Victim Assistance co-sponsored program to raise local awareness of the problem of violence against women. Conceived by the Ohio Coalition on Sexual Assault, the Clothesline Project is a visual display of symbolic shirts hung on a clothesline that bears witness to violence. In addition, Pam Colbert, the Victim Assistance Director, spoke on "Sexual Assault Awareness."
In April 2001, Bowling Green--Firelands hosted a health-care symposium on the topic "Complementary and Alternative Medicine--Grandma Had the Right Idea."
In May 2001, Bowling Green--Firelands offered the following workshops: "Dynamics of Multicultural Organizations," ""How to Cash in with a Successful Home-Based Business," and "How to Make Money with a Home-Based Typing/Word-Processing Business."
In Summer 2001, Bowling Green--Firelands offered its first "Summer Business Camp" for students in grades 9 through 11. The sessions included the following: Starting a Business, Seizing Business Opportunities, Brainstorming in Groups, Making a Business Plan, Creating a New Business, Marketing Your Product, Networking, Financial and Legal Concerns, and Project Presentations.
In Summer 2001, Bowling Green--Firelands hosted "Ohio Chautauqua 2001: Buckeyes in the Civil War," which included dramatic representations of the words and ideas of such figures as Ulysses S. Grant, William Tecumseh Sherman, George Armstrong Custer, Sojourner Truth, and Emma Edmonds.
In Fall 2001, Bowling Green--Firelands offered workshops and personal-enrichment courses on the following topics: watercolors; landscape painting; basic, intermediate, and black-and-white photography; French and Spanish for travel and conversation; financial planning for long-term care, successful investing, and investing in retirement; ballroom dancing; with an emphasis on swing, waltz, polka, and rumba; classical guitar technique and Christmas guitar; the history of the big-band era; Hatha Yoga for beginners and the experienced yogi; archery; using the Internet; self-hypnosis; estate planning; and "inviting angels into your life."
In October 2001, Bowling Green--Firelands sponsored a "Federal Procurement Workshop" for businesses interested in the ins and outs of securing and fulfilling government contracts.
In April 2001, Kent--Tuscarawas hosted its eighth annual "Safe Kids/Healthy Kids Day," which included 12 safety programs, as well as entertainment, for the children attending.
In Summer 2001, Kent--Tuscarawas offered its "College for Kids and Teens" program, which included over 30 workshops offered over two, one-week sessions for students in grades 1through 8.
In October 2001, Kent--Tuscarawas offered the workshop "Case Recording for Social Workers."
In November 2001, Kent--Tuscarawas offered the program "Diabetes Dialogue: The Power of Perseverance."
In September 2001, Ohio--Eastern hosted a "Health Care Symposium" that included the following sessions: "Take Charge of Your Health"; "Exercise Safety: Preventing Injuries"; "Herbal Remedies: Consumers Beware"; "Self-Esteem and Your Child"; "Healthy Cooking--How to Do It"; and "Cancer, Environment, and You."
In November 2001, Ohio--Eastern hosted the U.S. Small Business Administration seminar "Expanding Your Market through Government procurement and Exporting."
In January 2002, Ohio--Eastern offered the workshop "How to Write an Impressive Resume."
In January and February 2002, Ohio--Eastern offered an indoor track and conditioning camp.
In the Summer 2001, Ohio--Zanesville offered local math and science teachers in grades 3 through 6 the opportunity to attend the Eisenhower Summer Institute, "The Count Meets Mr. Wizard," tuition-free.
In Summer 2001, Ohio--Zanesville offered the following "Kidz 'U'" camps: the "Sports and Fitness Camp," featuring instruction in kickboxing, soccer, tennis, and golf; the "Time to Learn and Have Fun Camp," featuring workshops in acting, scrap booking, Harry Potter, and baby kangaroos; the "Computer Camp," featuring classes in Hyperstudio, Kidpix, and digital cameras; and the "Advanced Computer Camp," featuring classes in digital movie making, computer-aided video editing, and iMovie.
In June 2001, Ohio--Zanesville's Nursing students, in conjunction with the service organization Genesis, sponsored the 10th annual "So You Want to Be a Nurse?" day camp for children in grades 6 through 8.
In August 2001, the library at Ohio--Zanesville sponsored two workshops on the Harry Potter books.
In Fall 2001, 18 seventh graders at Grover Middle School began a two-year program at Ohio--Zanesville to prepare them for the ACT test. The students meet at the campus twice a week for 45 minutes each day.
In October 2001, Ohio--Zanesville hosted a workshop on stress in children in grades 2 through 8. The workshop presented the results of a questionnaire presented to 200 such children in Muskingum County.
In April 2001, Ohio State--Lima and the Lima/Allen County Chamber of Commerce co-sponsored an Employee Appreciation Luncheon, at which Judy Keller spoke on communicating with style.
In Summer 2001, Ohio State--Mansfield offered two workshops for teachers and home-school parents who work with children in grades 4 through 7: Janet Tarino presented "Science Is Fun," and David Kramer presented "Plant Biology for Teachers."
In November 2001, Ohio State--Mansfield sponsored an "Audio Description Workshop"; audio description services benefit the visually impaired.
In Spring 2001, Robert Reece, Chair of the Community Health Department of Wright State University, spoke on "Bioethics" to 300 Junior Scholar at Wright--Lake.
In September 2001, Bowling Green--Firelands hosted the 2001 Ohio State Master Gardener Conference. Over 350 master gardeners from around the state were in attendance.
In June 2001, Ohio--Zanesville hosted the ninth annual one-day conference "Highlights of a Banner Year." Teachers and administrators from Regions 10 and 11 shared their success stories from the 2000-2001 academic year.
In October 2001, Ohio--Zanesville again hosted the national conference "The Women of Appalachia: Their Heritage and Accomplishments." The featured speaker was Gwyn Rubio, author of Icy Sparks, which tells the story of a girl with Tourette's Syndrome growing up in eastern Kentucky during the 1950s.. The conference included the full-day workshop "The Impact of Appalachian Culture in Southeastern Ohio Schools," as well as a workshop for educators by folk artist Anndrena Belcher, "Ridin Route 23," referring to the road from the eastern Kentucky coalfields to Chicago.
In June 2001, Ohio State--Mansfield hosted a four-day conference on "Branching into Cyberspace." Attended by college and university professors, as well as high school teachers, the conference introduced participants to WebCT 3.1, the internet-based course management software and guided them through the development of a complete course module.
In September 2001, Ohio author and editor Jennifer Bosveld presented the workshop "Applied Writing from Art" at Bowling Green--Firelands. She spoke at the nearby Frost Center at Osborn Park on the topic "Where Everything You've Come to Know Is Taking Place,"
In October 2001, Bowling Green--Firelands hosted a reading by Midwestern author Fran Zell, who writes fiction, poetry, plays, reviews, and radio plays for Mind's Eye Radio which airs on WORT in Madison and community radio stations around the country.
In April 2001, Lech Garlicki, a Justice of the Constitutional Court of Poland and a professor at the University of Warsaw, Poland, spoke at Kent--Tuscarawas on "Poland's Role in the Transition Process in Eastern Europe."
In November 2001, environmental activist Robert F. Kennedy, Jr., spoke at Kent--Tuscarawas.
At the Spring 2001 Philosophy Colloquium at Ohio--Zanesville, Donald Borchert, Chair of the Philosophy Department at Ohio--Athens, spoke on the topic "Does Life Have Meaning?," focusing in particular on the work of Victor Frankl.
In May 2001, at Ohio--Zanesville, Adrienne Heard presented "Aunt Rosie's Mother's Quilt," a true story about her family's participation in the Underground Railroad.
In October 2001, John Hellmann presented the lecture "Deeper than History: The JFK Legend" at Ohio State--Mansfield.
In Spring 2001, Michael Fahy, Program Associate for the Center for Middle Eastern and North African Studies at the University of Michigan, lectured on the topic "The Middle East: Identities in Conflict" at Wright--Lake.
In April 2001, Bowling Green--Firelands staged the world premiere of The Man Who Wanted Seven Wives (The Greenbriar Ghost and Famous Murder Mystery of 1897. Frank Glann, Humanities, adapted the play from the book of the same title by Katie Letcher Lyle.
In November 2001, Bowling Green--Firelands staged Our Town, the classic American play by Thornton Wilder.
In October 2001, Cookin' with Gus was staged at Kent--Tuscarawas.
In November 2001, Ohio--Eastern staged Crimes of the Heart.
In February 2002, Ohio--Eastern staged What the Butler Saw.
In November 2001, Ohio State--Mansfield staged Stephen Vincent Benet's Stories of America.
In September 2001, African artist Kengmo performed traditional dances at Bowling Green--Firelands.
In September 2001, folk singer Sam Shuman performed at Kent--Tuscarawas.
In November 2001, Tina Bergmann presented a hammered dulcimer concert at Kent--Tuscarawas.
In December 2001, the Kent State Tuscarawas Chorus, directed by Milagros Quesada performed at the campus.
In May 2001, Charles Savage, Music, Ohio--Zanesville, performed a program of original musical compositions designed to accompany readings of haiku and selected poems of Edgar Allan Poe, as part of a cultural program involving several departments on the campus.
In October 2001, Dancing Wheels, a dance company comprised of some dancers without disabilities and some who are wheelchair-bound, performed at Ohio State--Mansfield.
In June 2001, the Defiance College/Community Band performed at Wright--Lake.
In September and October 2001, Ohio--Eastern exhibited "Not Your Grandma's Quilts: The Fiber Art of Polly Wurster Loy and Kathleen Van Voorst."
In October and November 2001, Ohio--Eastern exhibited the photographs of Terre Woods.
In January and February 2002, Ohio--Eastern exhibited "Like a Walking Tree: Drawings and Paintings--Old and New by Carl Jacobson."
In February and March 2002, Ohio--Eastern exhibited mixed media works by Sandy Hadsell.
In May 2001, Marilyn Westgerdes, Art, Ohio--Zanesville, exhibited a selection of her work as part of a cultural program involving several departments at the campus.
In November 2001, Ohio State--Mansfield exhibited "Letters from the Middle East" by artist/photographer Jonathan Sharlin.
In May 2001, Bowling Green--Firelands student government officers and volunteers sold pizza, doughnuts, and cookies and raised $1,000 for the Brayden Fund and the United Mitochondrial Disease Foundation.
In May 2001, Ohio State--Mansfield hosted a "Community Fair," which included humvee rides, games, prizes, caricature drawings, and community booths.
In Spring 2001, the Future Educators of Wright--Lake sponsored a two-day bake sale that raised over $800 toward the medical care of a fellow student's baby who had become seriously ill with bacterial meningitis.
In spring 2001, the Wright-Lake chapter of Business Professionals of America established a "Career Closet" which will make professional clothing available for students and members of the community needing dress clothes and suits for job interviews and for their first weeks on a new job.
In Summer 2001, Ohio--Zanesville set up a booth at the Colony Square Mall and offered a tuition-free Fall class to anyone who had been out of school for at least five years and has not earned a baccalaureate degree. More than 125 people took advantage of the offer.
In Spring 2001, Wright--Lake offered 15 full-tuition fellowships for students enrolling in the program for a Masters of Science in Teaching (Earth Science).
In June 2001, the $1000 Bernard and Marilyn Schorer and Family Scholarship was established at Wright--Lake by Bernard Schorer, vice-president of the Western Ohio Educational Foundation, the campus's community board.
In Summer 2001, Kent--Tuscarawas received a gift of $75,000 from Zimmer Patient Care for the new Science and Advanced Technology Center on the campus.
In June 2001, the Zane Grey's West Society donated a set of the Walter J. Black editions of the celebrated author's works to the campus library at Ohio--Zanesville.
In Spring 2001, essays by four students at Bowling Green--Firelands were published in What We Hold in Common: An Introduction to Working-Class Studies, edited by Janet Zandy for the Feminist Press of the City University of New York. The essays, which resulted from a class assignment developed by Larry Smith, included: Carolyn Garcia's "Understanding," describing her work as a medical secretary; Julia Morton's "Dad's Home," treating her working-class childhood; Mary E. Pentridge's "Plastic Shoes," treating the struggles of America's working poor; and Gina Parmer's "Crossing the Lines," providing a personal analysis of class awareness.
Twenty-three Ohio--Zanesville students were included in the 2001 edition of Who's Who among Students in American Universities and Colleges.
Ohio State University presented the following Critical Difference for Women scholarships for 2001-2002 to students at the university's regional campuses: at Ohio State--Mansfield, 22 students received $54,500; at Ohio State--Marion, 9 students received $18,000; at Ohio State--Newark, 8 students received $14,000; at Ohio State--Lima, 4 students received $5,000; and at the Agricultural Technical Institute, 2 students received $2,000.
In March 2001, the following students in the Office Information Systems program at Wright--Lake won first prizes in the Ohio Competitive Events: Carol Jones, Economic Research Project--Individual; Jan Eckstein, Medical Office Applications and Procedures; Bridget Cron, Small Business Management Team 1; Tom Eversman, Web Site Development Team and Computer Aided Graphics; Peggy Wheeler, Web Site Development Team; Susan Maier, Web Site Development Team; Janelle Schmitmeyer, Small Business Management Team I; and Jeanette Bachelor, Advanced Word Processing.
In Spring 2001, Jeanette Bachelor, Wright--Lake, was selected by OTBA, the Ohio Association for Business Technology Education, to receive a Business and Industry Achievement Commendation.
In December 2001, Carol Jones, now faculty secretary at Wright--Lake, received the 2001 National Post-Secondary Business Student of the Year Award by the Association for Career and Technical Education, Business Education Division; the award was presented at the national convention held in New Orleans. She was also selected by OBTA, an association for business technology education, to receive a business and industry achievement commendation.
In October 2001, Ohio--Eastern sponsored a trip to a performance of the Rocky Horror Show at West Liberty State University.
In January 2002, Ohio--Eastern sponsored a trip to Wheeling for a performance of the Wheeling Symphony.
Speech Communication Association of Ohio
Call for Papers, Panels and Workshops
66th Annual Conference
October 12, 2002
Otterbein College in Westerville, Ohio
Our Evolving Discipline: Transforming Pedagogy and Scholarship
We encourage you to submit papers, panels or workshops that.recognize the dynamic nature of our field and the ways communication scholars are transforming teaching, research, and the discipline as a whole. Submissions are encouraged the following areas:
Proposal Submission Guidelines:
All proposals should be submitted electronically. Email your proposals to Juliann Cortese at Ohio State University (cortese.1Pome )by no later than April 15, 2002. No hard copies should be sent. Those who submit proposals must recognize that by doing so they are under a professional obligation to present the paper, panel, or workshop if it is accepted. All who present at the SCAO Annual Conference must register and pay the required fees.
Paper submissions should: 1) include a title page that includes the title of the paper, author(s), author affiliations, and the contact person's mailing address telephone number(s), email address, 2) include A 150-200 word abstract, 3)indicate, if this is a student submission, whether the paper is at the high school, undergraduate, or graduate level.
Submit your proposals via email to Juliann Cortese at email@example.com no later than April 15, 2002.
Panel proposals should: 1) include the title of the program, 2) a rationale for the panel, 3) a clear description of the panel for inclusion in the program, 4) an abstract of each paper or presentation, 5) chair and respondents if any, 6) the names, mailing addresses, telephone numbers, email addresses of all participants, 7) if possible, incorporate the conference theme.
Workshop proposals should: 1) include the title, 2) the purpose/objectives of workshop, 3) a clear description of the workshop for inclusion in the program, 4) the names, mailing addresses, telephone numbers, email addresses of all workshop facilitators, 5) a description of any specific materials workshop participants will receive, 6) if possible, incorporate the conference theme.
Ohio Speech Journal
Submissions for the 2002 volume of the Ohio Speech Journal are requested. The deadline for manuscript submissions is July 1, 2002. The journal accepts manuscripts covering a variety of communication topics, is open to graduate student debut papers, essays on teaching excellence and book reviews. Please submit three copies of manuscripts (APA or MLA) to: Karyl Sabbath, Editor, Ohio Speech Journal, Otterbein College, Dept. of Communication, 172 West Main Street, Westerville, Ohio 43081. Manuscripts are blind reviewed.
AURCO NewsletterAccepting Articles
We welcome submissions of personal narratives and opinion pieces on topics of interest to regional-campus faculty and staff. Maximum length is 1500 words or six double-spaced pages. Anyone connected to a regional campus may submit.
Regional-campus faculty are invited to submit fiction, poetry, photographs and black-and-white artwork to the Grand Lake Review, the annual literary journal of Wright State--Lake. Submissions are read year-round, though the editor usually makes decisions on submissions in late-summer or early fall. Please submit copies of your work, as the work will not be returned--though the editor will respond to every submission. The Grand Lake Review is published each November; sample copies are available on request. Inquiries and submissions should be directed to Martin Kich, Grand Lake Review, English Deaprtment, Wright State University–Lake Campus, 7600 State Route 703, Celina, OH 45822; 419-586-0374; or firstname.lastname@example.org Contributors receive several copies. Grand Lake Review will soon be published on the Web and on CD-ROM, as well as in its regular paper edition.
Faculty interested in writing about cyberpunk and other cyberfiction, about the electronic novel, or about the future of the novel in the era of the Internet--as well as those interested in reviewing books about cyberfiction, the Internet and electronic documents--should contact Martin Kich at Cyberfict, English Deaprtment, Wright State University–Lake Campus, 7600 State Route 703, Celina, OH 45822; 419-586-0374; or email@example.com The journal Cyberfict is now being published annually each Winter in paper and on the Web. The first issue contains articles by Lance Olsen, University of Idaho, Rob Dornsife, Creighton University, and Russel Wiebe, Felician College; a photo-collage by Andi Olsen, Deary, Idaho; an extensive bibliography of cyberfiction; and book reviews by Edward Gallagher and Stephen Tompkins, Lehigh University, Janet Wright Starner, East Stroudsburg University, Russel Wiebe, Felician College, Ted Bunn, Wright State University–Lake Campus, and Eric Sharkazy, Columbia, Maryland.
In 2000-2001, the sixth annual High School Poetry Contest sponsored by Wright State--Lake generated just under 1000 submissions from high school students throughout Ohio. Prize winners, runners-up, and honorable mentions in both categories have been published in the seventh annual contest journal A Gathering of High School Poets. For the 2001-2002 contest, $50 savings bonds will be awarded for three prize poems from outside the Lake Campus’ service area, and up to 25 runners-up and 75 honorable mentions will be included in the journal. All award winners receive certificates and copies of the journal. Entries to the contest should be typed and include the student's name, high school, grade-level, and home address and phone number. Each student poet may submit up to ten poems. There is no limit on the subject matter, form, or length of submissions. Submissions should be sent to Martin Kich, Poetry Contest, Wright State University--Lake Campus, 7600 State Route 703, Celina, OH 45822. The deadline for submissions this year is September 30, 2002. Electronic submissions are now being accepted and should be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Wright State–Lake is now also sponsoring essay and fiction contests. Twenty essays are included in Ohio Essay, and twenty stories are included in Ohio Story. In both cases, in-region and out-of-region first-prize winners will each receive $50 savings bonds. There are no restrictions on content or form. Entries should be a maximum of about 1500 words. The deadline for both contests this year is September 30, and entries are accepted by regular mail and electronically to the addresses provided above for the high school poetry contest..
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The 50 Best Films about Higher Ed
I hope that the rankings that follow provoke considerable disagreement--mild or vehement. Suggestions for additions are also welcome. I'll publish a compendium of the e-mails I receive as the end paper in the May issue.
The rankings are mine; the brief synopses are sometimes mine and sometimes close paraphrases of various guides, including the Blockbuster Guide to Movies and Videos, Leonard Maltin's Movie and Video Guide, mega Movie Guide, Videohound Golden Movie Retriever, and Pauline Kael's 5001 Nights at the Movies.
A complete list of 275 films about higher education can be found on my webpage at http://www.wright.edu/~martin.kich/