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Dr. Geiselman Appointed to the ACA Council on Nutrition’s Executive Board

Dr. James Geiselman has been appointed to serve as the Director of Membership for the American Chiropractic Association’s Council on Nutrition. Dr. Geiselman will serve in this role for two years. 

The Council on Nutrition is one of the largest academic speciality councils within the ACA. This organization encourages and promotes a more advanced knowledge and use of nutrition in the practice of chiropractic while encouraging professional consultation with members of other professions.

Anthony Chvala-Smith article published

An article by Anthony J. Chvala-Smith (Assoc. Prof. and Paul E. Morden Seminary Chair of Religion) was published in the September/October 2020 edition of the Herald.  The article, titled “Properly Disillusioned,” draws on 4th and 5th century desert monasticism to explore possibilities inherent in the experience of disillusionment with one’s vocational or spiritual life.

Beth Gregory Publishes in National Youth-At-Risk Journal

Beth Gregory, Ed.D., Visiting Assistant Professor in the Gleazer School of Education published “Educated: A Memoir and the Impact on Teacher Preparation Programs.” The piece appeared in the Fall 2020 edition of the National Youth-At-Risk Journal.  Jennifer Botello, Ed.D. of Missouri Western State University was a co-author.

Raquel Moreira Wins Monograph of the Year Award

Associate Professor of Communication Raquel Moreira received the National Communication Association's GLBTQ Monograph of the Year Award for her essay, "Bicha Travesti Worldmaking: Linn da Quebrada’s Disidentificatory Performances of Intersectional Queerness." Moreira's article was published early this year in Queer Studies in Media and Popular Culture's special issue on transnational media. 

Raquel Moreira Publishes Book Chapter

Raquel Moreira published the book chapter "De-Whitening Intersectionality through Transfeminismo" in the edited volume De-Whitening Intersectionality: Race, Intercultural Communication, and Politics, edited by Drs. Eguchi, Calafell, and Abdi, and published by Rowman & Littlefield. The chapter argues that Brazilian transfeminismo provides a fruitful way to rescue Black feminism's intersectionality from white feminist studies' problematic highjacking of the framework while challenging communication studies' "white problem." 

Rojjanasrirat's Presentation

Wilai Rojjanasrirat, Ph.D., RN, IBCLC Professor of Nursing presented her research titled, “Breastfeeding Practices and Attitudes Toward Breastfeeding in Human Milk Donors” at the Virtual Sigma International Conference, July 22-24, 2020.  The International Nursing Research Congress is a platform for researchers, clinicians, students, and nursing leaders to collaborate, learn, and share information on topics affecting research and evidence-based practice in nursing.

Donovan Nelson Publishes Research

Donovan Nelson's article, "An analysis of scholarship distribution by NCAA division one softball coaches", was published in the Journal of Student-Athlete Educational Development and Success (2) 2020. Nelson, an Assistant Professor of Sport Management, evaluated scholarship distribution fairness factors based on Distributive Justice Theory. Nelson co-authored the research with Stephen Dittmore, University of Arkansas, and Sarah Stokowski, Clemson University.

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Sara Blessing participates in Eric Whitacre's Virtual Choir No. 6

Early on in the Covid-19 pandemic, Eric Whitacre wrote a song to reflect this challenging time.  The song was titled "Sing Gently."  Eric sent out a call for singers to participate in this virtual choir, and it resulted in the largest virtual choir every to exist.  Prof. Sara Blessing submitted her video and is one of 17,572 singers from 129 countries represented in this video.  The song premiered on Sunday, July 19.  This is Sara's second time participating in Whitacres virtual choirs. You can see/listen here:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=InULYfJHKI0 

Mary Shawgo presented at ASMCUE

Mary Shawgo Ph.D., Associate Professor of Biology presented “Student Written Text Book” at American Society of Microbiology Conference for Undergraduate Educators (ASMCUE), On-line  July 9, 2020.  ASMCUE is a group of microbiology and biology educators that gather to learn best practices and classroom strategies, hear biology education research updates and meet new colleagues who teach the same classes.

Mary Shawgo participated in AR-CURE and earns support to help develop the project at Graceland University

Mary Shawgo Ph.D., Associate Professor of Biology participated in Arkansas Course-based Undergraduate Research Experience (AR-CURE) June 15-19.  She learned about bringing authentic genomics and bioinformatics research into her undergraduate curriculum.  Her participation has earned her support in means of supplies to help bring the project to Graceland Students.  She hopes to first adapt it with a senior honors research student starting this fall.