Faculty and Staff Activity and Achievements

Each year, Newman faculty and staff members publish and present a variety of literary, scholarly and professional works. Here is a sample of recent activity and other achievements.

KELLY MCFALL, PH.D., PROFESSOR OF HISTORY AND CHAIR OF THE DIVISION OF HUMANITIES:
Created and presented a role-playing game about the Rwandan civil war. Signed a contract with Norton to publish the game in May 2017.

AMY SIPLE, M.S.N., ASSOCIATE PROFESSOR OF NURSING: Presented at the American Association of Nurse Practitioners national conference on the topic of medication management for older adults, Philadelphia, PA, June 21, 2017.

Presented, “Understanding Alzheimer’s,” to a senior citizen community center as a volunteer service project, July 19, 2017.

Presented, “Shake, Rattle, and Roll: Understanding Parkinson’s and Osteoporosis Disease Management and Treatment,” to the Great Plains Health Alliance, Salina, KS, August 8, 2017.

CASE BELL, DIRECTOR OF ACADEMIC RESOURCE CENTER, TITLE IX/ADA COORDINATOR: Level 1-certified as civil rights investigator through ATIXA (Association for Title IX Administrators) after attending a certification training in Oklahoma City. This allows him to take part in Title IX investigations.

MAX FRAZIER, ASSOCIATE PROFESSOR, SCHOOL OF EDUCATION:
Assumed the role of interim director of the School of Education for the 2017- 2018 academic year.

Published third edition of book, “The Technology Coordinator’s Handbook,” April 2017.

LAURA SCHOLL, ASSISTANT PROFESSOR OF GRAPHIC DESIGN AND DIGITAL ART: Participated in the AIGA Professional Association for Design leadership conference in Dallas, TX, June 1.

Invited to participate in the IBM/AIGA Design Thinking Summit in NYC, July 13.

BRETT ANDREWS, DEAN, SCHOOL OF BUSINESS: Published book, “Differentiate or Decline.”

JEANETTE PARKER, M.L.S., M.A., ASSISTANT LIBRARIAN:
Elected to a three-year term as a member-at-large representative to the liberal arts section of the Association of Christian Librarians, June 13, 2017.

ERIN WEBER, ADJUNCT PROFESSOR OF HISTORY: Presented, “The Historiography of Sgt .Pepper’s Lonely Heart’s Club Band,” at the Kansas Association of Historian’s conference at Johnson County Community College, Overland Park, KS, April 14, 2017.

Attended and presented at the Sgt. Pepper’s 50th Anniversary Symposium at the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI, June 1, 2017.

JAMISON RHOADS, TECHNICAL DIRECTOR/DESIGNER:
Lead instructor for the design and production major at Interlochen Center for the Performing Arts, Interlochen, MI, summer 2017.

GINA MARX, PH.D., ED.D., PROFESSIONAL CERTIFIED COACH (PCC), DIRECTOR, GRADUATE EDUCATION PROGRAM: Served on the national accreditation team for CAEP (Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation) for St. Francis University in Fort Wayne, IN, Aug. 26, 2017.

Served as vice president for the International Coach Federation (ICF) Heartland Chapter for Kansas and Missouri.

Attended the national ICF Converge Conference in Washington, DC, August 24, 2017.

AUDREY HANE, PROFESSOR OF COMMUNICATIONS:
Provided the keynote address, “Dealing with Incivility in Nursing Education Through the Use of Communication,” at the Baker School of Nursing Professional Development Day, Topeka, KS, Aug. 4, 2017.

MARGUERITE REGAN, PH.D., ASSOCIATE PROFESSOR OF ENGLISH: Published a critical review of the book-length spiritual memoir, “Five Years, Eleven Months and a Lifetime of Unexpected Love,” by Visakha Dasi. The review is in the Journal of Vaishnava Studies, Volume 26, Number 1, Fall 2017.

RAY WILLS, ADJUNCT PROFESSOR OF THEATRE: Producer, director and host of a new radio show, “Kansas Radio Theatre,” airing weekly on 92.3 FM in Wichita, KS.

HEIDI COBLE, TRIATHLON COACH: Received the Byron G. Stout IV Spotlight on Wellness Award from The Health and Wellness Coalition of Wichita, KS, Aug. 21, 2017.

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