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Peter Kratcoski, Department of Sociology, Kent State University at Stark, and Max Edelbacher, presented "Collaboration of Academics and Practitioners in Research, Training and Program Implementation" at the International Police Executive Symposium in Sofia, Bulgaria, on July 27-Aug. 1, 2014.
Alfred Guiffrida, Management and Information Systems, served as the external examiner for the dissertation “Sustainable Analysis and Assessment in the Supply Chain” in the Department of Mechanical and Industrial Engineering, Ryerson University, Toronto, Canada, on Aug. 12, 2014.
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.
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.
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.
Daniel Roland, School of Library and Information Science, and Bryan Harris, graduate student, School of Library and Information Science, authored "Information Needs of Church Worship Leaders," in the Journal of Religious and Theological Information, Vol. 13, Issue 1-2, (2014): 35-52.
Web link: www.tandfonline.com/doi/full/10.1080/10477845.2014.921537#.U6wgfY1dWoY
Abstract: Qualitative research methods were used to investigate the informational needs of church worship leaders as they related to collection development for worship-service planning. Aguilar's environmental scanning model is adapted from a long-range strategic planning framework, to a short-term information-gathering methodology with task-focused implications. Although the interview subjects come from varied backgrounds denominationally, educationally and experientially, they have all developed a personal system of using environmental scanning for their collection development needs.
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.