Recent achievements for the campus community were earned by Paula Caldwell, Kaitlin Chapman, Rodger Farr, Robert D. Hall, Sheri Irwin-Gish, Kolby Grint, Samantha Kennelly, Elliot Knoell, Ann Mari May, Shawn McDonald, Mitchell Montgomery, Jordan Reinders, Katie Sewell, Kate Suelter, Samantha Teten, Rachel Wesley, Wheeler Winston Dixon, the Intercollegiate Crops Judging Team and Robert B. Daugherty Water for Food Global Institute.
Paula Caldwell, career coach in the Business Career Center, presented “No Time For That? Developing Career Resilience in Nontraditional Students” at the American College Personnel Association College Student Educators International Conference. She discussed strategies to adapt coaching conversations with nontraditional students so they can communicate their lived experiences and transferable skills to employers.
Sheri Irwin-Gish, executive director of communications, marketing and external relations, co-presented “Campaign Fundraising Tips to Maximize Donor Involvement” at the B-School Communications and Development Symposium planned by the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business, an international accreditation body. She shared ways fundraising and marketing teams can collaborate to keep constituents informed, show appreciation and help steward new gifts.
Samantha Kennelly, who works in the Clifton Strengths Institute, received a promotion to assistant director. The institute is designed to identify and maximize talent of college students, faculty and staff to guide their personal, professional and leadership development through the use and application of strengths-based sciences.
Ann Mari May, professor of economics, was named Mortar Board’s Professor of the Month. Mortar Board is the only national honor society at the university that honors senior college students for distinguished ability and achievement in scholarship, leadership and service.
Mitchell Montgomery, research technologist for agronomy and horticulture, received the Presidential Award of Excellence at the Nebraska Crop Improvement Association conference in Lincoln, Jan. 15-17. The award recognizes those who have made special contributions to the Nebraska Seed Industry.
Katie Sewell, assistant director of career development and planning in the Business Career Center, presented “Dang, That Workshop was Lit! Innovative Approaches to Career Development” at the Student Affairs Administrators in Higher Education National Conference. She outlined improvements made by the Business Career Center to help students with their career development based on course feedback.
Rachel Wesley, academic adviser in business advising and student engagement, co-presented “Did I Do That? A Look at Implicit Bias in Advising Interactions” at the fifth annual Nebraska Academic Advising Association Conference. She led a discussion and activity that engaged participants in conversation about implicit biases to increase awareness of behaviors and attitudes and provide concrete next steps based on best practices.
Wheeler Winston Dixon, professor of film studies and coordinator of film studies program for the Department of English, published “The Films of Terence Fisher: Hammer Horror and Beyond.” It is based on the work Dixon did in his groundbreaking study, “The Charm of Evil,” and is an entirely revised and rewritten work with new research, new details, and fresh critical insights.
Kaitlin Chapman, an entomology graduate student, received first place in the Doctoral Student Ten-Minute Paper competition at the Entomological Society of America’s 2018 North Central Branch Meeting, held March 25-28 in Madison, Wisconsin. Her topic was “Elucidating the Role of Host Lipids in Plant Defense Against Aphids.”
Robert D. Hall, a communication studies graduate student, will receive a [Top Award] (https://www.facebook.com/COMMatUNL/photos/a.10150266512180952.329601.146…) during the Central States Communication Association’s Great Ideas for Teaching conference in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. The award is for his paper, “We Are Family, or Are We?: A Lesson on Identifying Differences in Family Communication Patterns and Attachment Styles through Music Media”
Elliot Knoell, an entomology graduate student, received first place in the Master of Science Student Ten-Minute Paper competition at the Entomological Society of America’s 2018 North Central Branch Meeting, held March 25-28 in Madison, Wisconsin. His topic was “Dynamics of Wheat Curl Mite and its Associated Viruses on Field Corn During the Green Bridge.”
Jordan “Jordy” Reinders, an entomology graduate student, received first place in the Doctoral Student Poster competition at the Entomological Society of America’s 2018 North Central Branch Meeting, held March 25-28 in Madison, Wisconsin. His topic was “Using Field History Data to Predict Current Western Corn Rootworm.”
Kate Suelter, a senior and Campus Recreation employee, received a Mid-America Athletic Trainers Association post-professional scholarship. Scholarship applicants were evaluated based on academic achievement, clinical skill and performance, professional service, community service, character and their capacity as a future professional. Upon graduation in May, Suelter plans to attend graduate school at West Virginia University.
- Robert B. Daugherty Water for Food Global Institute coordinated the Water for Food track of sessions with the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations for the Eighth World Water Forum, March 18-23 in Brazilia, Brazil. The event drew more than 20,000 participants from 170 countries. A team of experts from Nebraska led sessions related to water use in food production or processing. The forum focused on the challenges and solutions to ensuring water security around the world.
- The Intercollegiate Crops Judging Team, which includes agronomy senior Shawn McDonald and agronomy juniors Rodger Farr, Samantha Teten and Kolby Grint, competed in their second Regional Crops Judging Contest of the year March 9 at Kansas State University. The team placed third in the four-year division against 13 other Midwest four-year and two-year institutions.
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