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John Bowen, an adjunct professor at Kent State University, received the Scholastic Journalism Division’s David Adams Journalism Educator of the Year Award during the Scholastic Journalism Division’s meeting on Aug. 7 at the AEJMC annual convention in Montreal, Canada. Bowen has taught courses for prospective high school teachers at Kent State’s School of Journalism and Mass Communication since 1984, and even more consistently since his retirement after 33 years of teaching high school journalism.
Marcia Lei Zeng, Ph.D, Karen F. Gracy, Ph.D., both from the School of Library and Information Science, and Kent State alumna Maja Zumer, M.L.S. '93, presented "Using a Semantic Analysis Tool to Generate Subject Access Points: A Study Using Panofsky’s Theory and Two Research Samples" at the 2014 International ISKO Conference in Krakow, Poland, on May 19-22, 2014.
Athena Salaba, Ph.D., and Marcia Lei Zeng, Ph.D , School of Library and Information Science, presented "Extending the 'Explore' User Task Beyond Subject Authority Data Into the Linked Data Sphere" at the 2014 International ISKO Conference in Krakow, Poland, on May 19-22, 2014.
Rick Feinberg, Department of Anthropology, presented "Auto-experimentation in Taumako Seafaring: Learning to Handle a Dugout Canoe" at the 20th annual conference of the New Zealand Studies Association, in association with the Norwegian Maritime Museum, the Kon-Tiki Museum and the University of South Australia in Oslo, Norway, on June 25-28, 2014.
Kiersten F. Latham, Ph.D., School of Library and Information Science, was invited to give a presentation titled, “What if We Build Programs Around Emotions and Senses?” at the Take 5 group event on May 9. For more information on Latham’s talk or the Take 5 group, visit http://library.ohio.gov/youth-services/take5.
Don A. Wicks, Ph.D., School of Library and Information Science, assumed the role of coordinator of doctoral education for the College of Communication and Information following the retirement of George Cheney, Ph.D., at the end of June. Wicks led the School of Library and Information Science as interim director for more than two years and co-founded the Center for the Study of Information and Religion, which sponsors an academic journal and annual conferences and symposia. Wicks also served on the doctoral studies committee for the 2013-2014academic year.
Jay D. Sloan, Department of English, Kent State University at Stark, authored a section of a book, "'How Grew Such Presence from Man’s Shameful Swarm’: Dante Gabriel Rossetti and Victorian Masculinity" in Pre-Raphaelite Masculinities: Constructions of Masculinity in Art and Literature, 1st Ed., (Farnham, Surrey: Ashgate). Serena Trowbridge and Armelia Yeates (Eds.), (2014), 11-34.
Steven Brown, Evaluation and Measurement, and Taylor P. McKenzie, authored "Musical Preferences and Forms of Life," in Operant Subjectivity, Vol. 37, Issue 1-2, (2014): 51-60.