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Faculty Sheila Kelly, Kinesiology & Recreation Administration Permalink
Sheila Kelly has been recognized for her work in sports psychology by the National Association for Sport and Physical Education (NASPE). Kelly, a lecturer in the School of Kinesiology and Recreation, is the recipient of this year’s Sport and Exercise Psychology Dissertation award for her student research on sports psychology. The award is granted to a researcher who has the greatest potential for making a significant contribution to the knowledge of sport psychology. Kelly will be honored at the American Alliance for Health, Physical Education, Recreation and Dance’s National Convention and Exposition in Boston, Mass. March 13-17.
Staff Kim Hall, Veterans Affairs Permalink
Kim Hall, Director of Humboldt State’s Veterans and Enrollment Transition Services, has been elected to the 2012 Board of Directors of the National Association of Veterans Program Administrators (NAVPA). Hall will serve as a Veteran Service Organizations Liaison and Region VIII Representative. NAVPA President Dorothy Gillman said Hall’s service will include work on initiatives to help improve the GI Bill. Her service will help keep Humboldt State abreast of year-to-year changes at the U.S. Veterans Administration, Gillman added. As a board member, Hall will be in direct contact with major federal agencies, including the Departments of Defense and Education as well as the Department of Veterans Affairs. Founded in 1975, NAVPA collaborates with universities, colleges and trade schools nationwide to assist veterans with making full use of their GI Bill benefits, including access to higher education.
Alumni Jon Forrest Dohlin, Biological Sciences Permalink
Jon Forrest Dohlin (‘92, Biology), is currently working on a new shark exhibit at the New York Aquariam. Dohlin was named director of the aquarium in 2008. He pursued a master’s degree in architecture at Parson School for Design. There, he focused on sustainable and green building. Dohlin was able to combine his love for both fields working as a designer for the Wildlife Conservation Society.
Faculty Sing C. Chew, Sociology Permalink
Professor Sing C. Chew was an invited panelist at the recent Annual Conference of the Social Science History Association held in Boston, Nov. 15-20, 2011. His talk was from his new book, The Southeast Asian Connection in the First Global Economy. He also chaired a panel on Macro Historical Dynamics: World History, World-System Analysis and Globalization.
Student KRFH, Journalism & Mass Communication Permalink
KRFH.net, HSU’s student-run radio station, recently picked up a $500 cash prize from RadioFlag.com for its outstanding performance during the first-ever College Radio Day, and was just extended an invitation to be a part of the College Radio Advisory Board, which aims to network stations that drive the RadioFlag platform and guide the resurrection of college radio in a time of budget cuts and economic hardship.
RadioFlag, an emerging social media platform that seeks to engage a new generation of internet radio listeners with a Twitter-like format, was a partner in the first-ever College Radio Day. The College Radio Day event sought to bring together over 300 college radio stations across the country, in part by utilizing the RadioFlag website and app.
Anthony Roman, founder of RadioFlag, says that “KRFH DJs consistently demonstrate the true essence of college radio with creative programming, listener engagement, unique promotions, and the courage to push the boundaries through innovation to reach new listeners, when challenged by shrinking budgets.”
“I am proud that KRFH is heard on RadioFlag, and already considered one of RadioFlag’s most popular stations,” Roman adds.
Faculty Sheri Johnson & Dr. Michael Yellow Bird, Social Work Permalink
For 16 years, Sheri Johnson, Director of Field Education, has co-hosted the KHUM Stop the Violence – Start the Healing radio education campaign occurring in the month of November.
Sheri helps identify guests for interviews, co-hosts the Friday “call in” radio panels and appears as the first guest to help launch the campaign.
Since 2009, Dr. Michael Yellow Bird, professor and global scholar, has been a guest, helping the listening audience understand how the brain works, how trauma affects the brain and how mindfulness can help survivors cope in powerful, healing ways.
All programs are recorded and posted on the KHUM website.
Faculty Pamela Brown, Social Work Permalink
Professor Pamela Brown, Department of Social Work, and Colby Smart, College of Professional Studies, presented with colleagues from UC Berkeley, CSU Chico and CSU San Bernardino on the “Distributed Learning Program for Social Work Students” at the Fourth International Conference on Ubiquitous Learning held at UC Berkeley Nov. 11-12. The panel shared their experiences of designing and delivering technology-enhanced curriculum to serve county and Tribal staff working in remote regions. The forum explored new forms of learning using various computing and networking capacities with emphasis on critical intellectual human concern and the blurring of traditional institutional, spatial and temporal boundaries of education. http://www.ULConference.com
Faculty Scott Paynton, College of Arts, Humanities, and Social Sciences Permalink
Scott T. Paynton, associate dean of the College of Arts, Humanities, and Social Sciences, recently published an article in the Chronicle of Higher Education regarding the college’s recent fundraising effort. Read the full text at this link: http://chronicle.com/article/Fund-Raising-Tip-Funny-Brings/129890/
Faculty Noah Zerbe, Politics Permalink
Noah Zerbe was elected co-chair of the Association of Concerned Africa Scholars (ACAS), the progressive caucus of the African Studies Association. ACAS was founded in 1977 as an organization of scholars and students of Africa dedicated to formulating alternative scholarly analysis of U.S. government policy, mobilizing support in the United States on critical current issues related to Africa, and developing communication and action networks among scholars in the United States and Africa. For more information, see concernedafricascholars.org.