Spotlight 7-12-2006

  • Mary I. Dereshiwsky, associate professor of educational leadership, had an article titled “Using Break Time to Maximize Your Upcoming Online Course,” published in the May-June ’06 issue of LERN Magazine, a publication of the Learning Resources Network.


  • Donelle Ruwe, assistant professor of English, presented a paper in June at the national Children’s Literature Association conference. Her paper, “The Use of Sight, or, the Industrious Child Takes a Rural Walk,” discussed the rise and fall of botanical guides in the form of children’s short stories from the 1780s to the 1860s.


  • pam_coerPam Stephens, assistant professor of art education, has published the fifth in her award-wining series of children’s art history books and animated videos about master artists. Dropping in on Andy Warhol gives an overview of Warhol’s life while introducing concepts of Pop Art. Six Warhol masterworks are included in the book and video. Questioning strategies guide young readers to look closely at each artwork.The Dropping in on… series of books and animated videos are illustrated by Arizona artist, Jim McNeill, and published by Crystal Productions. A video preview is available online.


  • Karen J. Underhill, head of special collections and archives at Cline Library, recently gave two presentations to introduce the work of her collaborative sabbatical project entitled, Protocols for Native American Archival MaterialsProtocols identifies best professional practices for culturally responsive care of American Indian archival collections held by non-tribal organizations. Underhill shared the draft Protocols with participants at the American Library Association meeting in New Orleans on June 24, and the American College and Research Libraries Rare Books and Manuscripts Section conference in Austin, Texas, on June 21.


  • Jim Wilce, professor of anthropology, was an invited participant at the Decolonizing Affect Theory Colloquium at the University of British Columbia in Vancouver in July, where he presented a paper on shame as a factor motivating societies and affecting interaction between psychiatrists and patients in Bangladesh.Also, Blackwell Publishers will publish Wilce’s book, Crying Shame: Metaculture, Modernity, and the Exaggerated Death of Lament.