Endowed Chairs installed
William Jewell College recently installed eight new endowed faculty chairs.
“A college is built on the strength of its faculty,” said President David Sallee. “It is this community of scholars that sets the intellectual tone for the institution. Eminent faculty members attract to their ranks distinguished scholars and promising young professors, and they draw gifted students to the campus. They contribute to the expansion of the body of knowledge.”
Department of Art
Nano Nore, professor of art, had an exhibition of paintings, drawings and linoleum cut prints from her stay in Norway in the summer of 2006 on exhibition in the Campanella Gallery at Park University in Parkville, Mo.
Department of Education
Dr. Donna Gardner, associate professor and chair, was elected chair of the Missouri Advisory Council of Certification for Educators, a group appointed by the State Board of Education for advice on issues related to teaching and certification. Dr. Gardner also presented a paper entitled “Are Public Schools Public? Diversity and the Conflict Between Public School Practices and Religious Belief in the United States” at the Academy for Educational Studies Third Annual Conference in Springfield, Mo.
Three generations of William Jewell elementary education majors recently collaborated to make a state presentation. Jeanine Haistings ’92, Emily Evans ’03 and Bailey Wilson ’08 presented at the Missouri Council of Teachers of Mathematics State Teacher Conference. The presentation, entitled “If they invent it, they will understand—giving young children the opportunity to explore a variety of strategies to solve problems,” helped teachers see the power of encouraging exploration with problem-solving before introducing students to traditional algorithms.
Education Department faculty Dr. Donna Gardner, Dr. Cynthia Green, Dr. Jeanine Haistings and Alison Wenhart presented at the Sixth Annual Symposium on Educator Dispositions in Cincinnati, Ohio. The session was titled “Preparing the intentional teacher: Making teacher education students responsible for their own development as professionals.”
In October 2007 the Missouri State Board of Education approved William Jewell College’s teacher education programs until 2014. The approval came after a rigorous accreditation process in 2006-2007 during which faculty members collaborated on the creation of over twenty reports and hundreds of documentation files describing teacher education at Jewell. The reports were then reviewed by a Missouri State Teacher Education Program Approval site team of outside reviewers, which resulted in recommendation for approval of all of Jewell’s teacher education programs.
Department of English
Dr. Mark Walters, professor of English, delivered the fall convocation address at the Kansas City Art Institute.
Department of History
Dr. Elaine Reynolds, professor of history at William Jewell College, has co-authored an article entitled “Politicians, Parishes, and Police: the Failure of the 1812 Night Watch Bill,” which has been accepted for publication by the British journal Parliamentary History. The article details the events following an infamous 1811 crime spree in which two British families were brutally murdered in London’s East End.
Department of Languages
Dr. Ruth Kauffmann, professor of languages, and Dr. Kathleen Tacelosky, professor of Spanish and chair, presented a workshop called “The Local and Global Marketplace: An Experiential Program Model” at the American Council on the Teaching of Foreign Languages in San Antonio, Texas. At the same conference, Dr. Tacelosky also presented the results of her research called “Attitudes Toward Spanish and Those Who Speak it After a Semester of Service-Learning: A Quantitative Analysis.”
Department of Mathematics
Dr. Mayumi Derendinger, assistant professor of mathematics, had an article accepted for publication in Rocky Mountain Journal of Mathematics. The title of the paper is “Generalized Eigenfuction Expansions for Spectral Multiplicity One and Application in Analytic Number Theory.”
Dr. Neil Nicholson, assistant professor of mathematics, presented a talk entitled “An Invariant for Flat Virtual Knots” at the Joint Mathematics Meetings in San Diego. Dr. Nicholson also had a paper accepted for publication in the periodical Journal of Knot Theory and Its Ramifications. The title of the article is “Nonalternating Knots and Jones Polynomials.”
Department of Nursing
2007-08 Scholarly Accomplishments
Faculty Honors and Awards
Leesa McBroom is one of three candidates for the 2007 Sinclair School of Nursing, University of Missouri-Columbia, PhD Award for Overall Performance.
Nancy Crigger received honorary recognition for her personal commitment for service and her work with the Brigada de Salud from the Municipal Puerto Cortes, Honduras.
Nancy Crigger has been asked to be a sentinel reader for EB Nursing, BMJ Publication Group, Health Information Research Unit, McMasters University.
Nancy Crigger has been asked to serve on the Ethics Advisory Council for the community health record (electronic health information) exchange project of the newly formed nonprofit Healthe MidAmerica, KC, MO.
Brooke Laffey received the Greater Kansas City Nurse Tech Award for Excellence for her work in the ED at Liberty Hospital.
McEwen, M., Baird, M., & Gallegos, G. (2007). Health-illness transitions of Mexican immigrant women with diabetes, Family & Community Health, 30 (3), 201-212.
Crigger, N. & Meek, V. Toward a theory of self-reconciliation following mistakes in practice. Journal of Nursing Scholarship, 39(2); 177-183.
Crigger, N.J., Lukman, R., & Galusha, C. (2007). Perceptions of male gender discrimination in nursing students. Men in Nursing , 2(5); 26-31.
Crigger, N. J. (2007). Toward a viable and just global nursing ethic, Nursing Ethics, 14 (6). ____.
Faculty Work Submitted for Publication
Crigger, N. J., & Holcomb, L. (2007). Rational prescribing, evidence-based practice and the search for the common good. Submitted to Journal of the Nurse Practitioner, September 2007.
Pam Arnold presented her poster, “Generational Diversity in the College Classroom,” Rockhurst University/Research College of Nursing Scholarship Day, April 27, 2007
Nancy Crigger and Patrick Bunton, Professor of Physics at William Jewell, gave an oral presentation entitled, Brigada de Salud and Beyond at the Project Honduras Eighth Annual Conference, Copan, Honduras, October, 2007.
Nelda Godfrey presented at the Missouri Leadership Institute for Nurse Educators on the topics of “Teaching Ethics and Doing Ethics: The Educator’s Challenge,” and “Let’s Talk: Reaching Challenging Students,” June 2007.
Nelda Godrey presented an oral presentation entitled “Leadership for the Common Good: A Five-Year Perspective” at the Sigma Theta Tau International 39th Biennial Convention, November 3-7, 2007, in Baltimore, Maryland
Nelda Godfrey and University of Kansas colleague Judith Warren presented “Changing the Way Students Learn: Collaborating to Create Healthcare Delivery Simulation” at the Sigma Theta Tau International 39th Biennial Convention, November 3-7, 2007, in Baltimore, Maryland
Kim Cornwell, Nancy Crigger, Nelda Godfrey, and Ruth Edwards submitted an abstract entitled, “Undergraduate Scholars: Advancing Nursing Science in the Public Square, to be presented at the American Association of Colleges of Nursing Baccalaureate Conference in New Orleans, November 2007. Kim Cornwell will be presenting.
Carpenter, C., Crigger, N., Loya, A., & Kugler, R. (2007). A comprehensive literature review on the efficacy of St. John’s Wort in the treatment of depression, Accepted with revision, Journal of Holistic Nursing, August, 2007.
Faculty-Student Work Submitted for Publication
Crigger, N.J., Fortune, M., Jeselnik, K., Johnson, S., Zhao, J., Cates, J., Hamilton, R., Houghton, E., Smith, A. & Wiley, L., (2007). Implications for best practice: a comparison of forearm and upper arm blood pressure readings in healthy adults. Submitted for publication, Nursing Research and Health, October 2007.
Crigger, N., .Barnes, K., Junko, A., & Rahal, S. (2007). Nurse practitioners; perceptions of pharmaceutical company marketing and conflict of interests. Submitted to the Journal of the American Academy of Nurse Practitioners, September 2007.
Batliner, A., Burr, S., Palmer, H., Carroll, K., Heskett, S., Mitchell, L., Kessler, L., & Crigger, N. (2007). A comparison of the nutritional status in school age children from Honduran and United States. Rockhurst University/Research School of Nursing, Kansas City, MO, April, 2007
Crigger, N., .Barnes, K., Junko, A., Rahal, S., & Sheek, C., (2007). Drug Companies and Fourth Annual Advanced Practice Nurse of the Ozarks Conference, Branson, MO. Advanced Practice Nurses’ Perceptions of Conflicts of Interest. From Cradle to Grave, September, 2007.
Crigger, N.J., Flanigan, A, Schmitt, J. Holcomb, L., & Bearce, J. (2007). Caring for the caregivers: a survey of perceptions of safety, and health in short term healthcare team students and workers in Honduras. Oral presentation, Sigma Theta Tau Biennial Convention, Nov. 2007
Crigger, N.J., Fortune, M., Jeselnik, K., Johnson, S., Zhao, J., Wiley, L., Smith, A., Houghton, E., Hamilton, R., & Cates, J. (2007). Implications for best practice: a comparison of forearm and upper arm blood pressure readings in healthy adults. Oral presentation, Sigma Theta Tau Biennial Convention, Nov. 2007
Crigger, N.J., Flanigan, A, Schmitt, J. & Holcomb, L. (2007). Caring for the caregivers: a survey of perceptions of safety, and health in short term healthcare team students and workers in Honduras. Oral presentation, Sigma Theta Tau Biennial Convention, Nov. 2007
Crigger, N., Courter, L., Shepard, K., Hamacker, M., & Hayes, K. (2007). Comparing family nurse practitioners’ and the public’s perceptions of ethically appropriate involvement in pharmaceutical company marketing. Presentation at the University of Kansas Medical Center Department of History and Ethics Luncheon Seminar Series, December 2007.
Arije, B., Barber-Groves, R. (2007). A study of common health needs in a rural adult Nigerian population. Scholarship Day at Rockhurst University/Research School of Nursing, Kansas City, MO, April, 2007
Herzog, L., Hayes, D., & Klenklen, D. (2007). Don’t drink the water: a descriptive study of water acquisition and storage in two Honduran villages. Oral presentation, Mind and Heart Together: Celebrating Intellectual Pursuit in Undergraduate Nursing, November, 2007.
Brown-Pollard, A., Brown, C., & Mease, J. (2007). Intimate partner violence: analyses of data collected by the Bridge SPAN project. Oral presentation, Mind and Heart Together: Celebrating Intellectual Pursuit in Undergraduate Nursing Symposium, The Stowers Institute for Medical Research, November 2007. .
Geest, G., Baker, E., Hughes, A. (2007). Melanoma Knowledge Among High School Senior Students. Poster Presentation at Mind and Heart Together: Celebrating Intellectual Pursuit in Undergraduate Nursing, The Stowers Institute for Medical Research, November, 2007.
Allis, J., Kiely, L., McCowan, A., & Meek, J. 2007). Depression in Honduras: validation for instrument use in determining depression. Poster presentation, Mind and Heart Together: Celebrating Intellectual Pursuit in Undergraduate Nursing, The Stowers Institute for Medical Research, November, 2007.
Lyle, H., Bruggeman, A., & Woods, J. (2007). Determining nurses’ level of knowledge and comfort providing spiritual care. Poster presentation, Mind and Heart Together: Celebrating Intellectual Pursuit in Undergraduate Nursing, The Stowers Institute for Medical Research, November, 2007.
Department of Physics
Dr. Blane Baker, professor of physics, and student Jenna Gales are co-authors of a paper recently accepted for publication in the Physics Teacher. The paper is entitled “Conservation of Mechanical Energy Using Dry Ice Slider/Projectiles.”
Dr. Baker and student Colby Lojka are co-authors on a paper recently accepted for publication in Physics Education. The paper is entitled “Showing How LED’s Provide Green Energy.”
Department of Psychology
Dr. Robert Troutwine, professor of psychology, was the winner of the 2006-2007 Faculty Development Award. This award is presented to the faculty member having the best five-year review in a given year.
Department of Religion
Dr. J. Bradley Chance, professor of religion and chair, reports the following publications: “The Acts of the Apostles.” Smyth and Helwys Commentary Series. Macon: GA. Smyth and Helwys; “Faith and the Discipline in the Classroom: A Crucial Dialectical Relationship.” Published in SBL Forum, an on-line journal of the Society of Biblical Literature. http://www.sbl-site.org/Article.aspx?ArticleId=642; “The Cursing of the Temple and the Tearing of the Veil in the Gospel of Mark.” Biblical Interpretation 15 (2007): 268-91; “Review of Reading Luke: Interpretation, Reflection, and Formation”(Scripture and Hermeneutics 6), ed. by Craig Bartholomew, et al. Dr. Chance also presented two papers at the annual meeting of the Society of Biblical Literature, held in San Diego: “Framing Mark: An Inclusive Reading of the Gospel of Mark in the Context of the Episcopal Laity” and “The Bible and World Construction: The Reality of Multiple Voices in Biblical Religion.”
During fall break, 23 students, faculty and staff were involved in a variety of service projects in the St. Louis area, including a Children’s All Night Lock-in at Kirkwood Baptist Church, a basketball clinic conducted by Jewell basketball players and coaches, a community cookout and park outing.
Dr. David L. Sallee, president of William Jewell College, has been recognized with a Meritorious Achievement Award from Pittsburg State University in Pittsburg, Kan. The PSU Alumni Association established the Meritorious Achievement Award in 1958. It is the highest award presented by the association. The Meritorious Achievement Award is based on career achievement. Candidates for the award must have demonstrated substantial professional growth and advancement over an extended period of time. The candidate’s activities, including participation and leadership in civic and professional organizations at the local, state, and national levels, is also considered by the awards committee in selecting the recipients.
Mary Sallee, Joy Steincross receive awards
Mary Sallee, wife of William Jewell College president David Sallee, and Joy S. Steincross, a member of the William Jewell College Board of Trustees, have been named the 2007 recipients of the Anne Robb Townsend Award honoring Northland women. Sallee was recognized for her philanthropic efforts, and Steincross was recognized for her business endeavors. The award is named in memory of Anne Robb Townsend, mother of newspaper publisher Harold G. Townsend, Jr. It is presented annually by Kansas City-based Townsend Communications, Inc.
Fulop named Dean at Jewell
Following a five-month national search, Timothy E. Fulop, dean of the college, vice president for academic affairs, and associate professor of religion and philosophy at Lakeland College in Sheboygan, Wis., has been named dean of the college, vice president for academic affairs, and professor of religion at William Jewell College. Fulop replaces John Westlie, who will return to teaching fulltime at the college following a sabbatical. Fulop, whose appointment was effective March 1, will be the college’s 12th dean since its founding in 1849.
Prior to his four-year post at Lakeland College, Fulop served for five years as dean of the faculty, vice president for academic affairs and associate professor of religion and history at King College in Bristol, Tenn.
Dr. Fulop expressed enthusiasm about William Jewell College and the opportunity to provide leadership: “Jewell is a strong liberal arts college with a mission for a values-based education in a Christian context with an emphasis on leadership and service to the community and beyond. I think there is an excellent fit between my own sense of vocation and the college’s identity. I have a strong passion for the value of the liberal arts for all students, and I believe strongly in the value of integrating the academic, leadership, religious, athletics and student life programs into a holistic model.”
Fulop earned an M.A. and Ph.D. in religion, specializing in religions of the modern west, from Princeton University. He studied philosophy at Wheaton College as an undergraduate and also holds a Master’s of Divinity degree from the Princeton Theological Seminary.
McClaflin appointed VP for Finance and Operations
John McClaflin, chief financial officer at Benedictine College in Atchison, Kan., has been named vice president for finance and operations and treasurer at William Jewell College.
“We are pleased to welcome John to our administrative team at William Jewell,” said Dr. David Sallee, president of the college. “He brings with him a strong business background as well as outstanding success in finance and operations.”
McClaflin served as CFO at Benedictine for five years after spending much of his career in the insurance industry. His work in that industry included serving as vice president and director of accounting operations for Old American Insurance Company (1988-1991) and assistant treasurer and treasury manager/policy accounting director for Americo Life (1991-2002). McClaflin has a bachelor’s degree in business administration from the University of Iowa and an M.B.A. from Benedictine College. He is a Certified Public Accountant and has completed additional study at the Henry W. Bloch School of Business and Public Administration at the University of Missouri-Kansas City. McClaflin resides at Weatherby Lake, Mo.
Jewell students score impressive results in national survey
The results of a recently administered national survey indicate that students at William Jewell College scored measurably higher than their counterparts nationwide in important indicators of academic success.
The survey results indicate that Jewell students scored higher than their counterparts when measured against those in three key groups: the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching’s Baccalaureate Liberal Arts category in which William Jewell is ranked nationally; a group of regional peer colleges; and all institutions participating in the survey. In addition to comparing favorably with other national liberal arts colleges throughout America, William Jewell students scored significantly higher in measures of academic quality when compared with local and regional peer institutions.
According to results from the National Survey of Student Engagement (NSSE), which surveyed first-year and senior students at 610 four-year colleges and universities in the U.S. and Canada, Jewell students scored significantly higher than their counterparts in the category of “Culminating Senior Experiences.” The survey defines these experiences as capstone programs, thesis preparation and comprehensive exams.
Sixty-five percent of Jewell students participated in the culminating senior experience, compared with 54% at peer institutions in the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching’s Baccalaureate Liberal Arts category in which William Jewell is ranked nationally. Thirty-six percent of Jewell students conducted research with faculty, compared with 29% in the Carnegie Foundation Baccalaureate Liberal Arts peer group.
Jewell students also scored significantly higher than a local and regional peer group that included such institutions as Kansas City’s Avila, Baker and Rockhurst universities and Buena Vista University in Storm Lake, Iowa; Drury University in Springfield, Mo.; Saint Louis University; and Westminster College in Fulton, Mo. Jewell students’ research with faculty percentage was 36%, compared with 16% for the regional peer group; 28% vs. 17% for study abroad opportunities; and 65% vs. 40% for Culminating Senior Experiences. The results are contained in the NSSE’s “Experiences That Matter: Enhancing Student Learning and Success.” More information can be found at www.nsse.iub.edu
Kennedy awarded scholarship
William Jewell College first-year student Megan Kennedy has been named one of six winners of a new scholarship by the Federal Employee Education and Assistance Fund (FEEA) and the National Treasury Employees Union (NTEU). She competed against more than 4,000 students for the $5,000 prize, which is one of the most prestigious merit-based awards offered exclusively to federal employees and their dependents.
A native of Hoyt, Kan., Kennedy also placed as a National Merit finalist and earned several other awards. “My parents always encouraged me and set high expectations,” said Kennedy, the middle of five daughters who has lived her entire life in the same house in Hoyt, which has a population of 500. Kennedy’s father has been a letter carrier for the United States Postal Service for more than 25 years.
Edwards receives Pritchard Humanitarian Service Award
Brittany Edwards has been named the 2008 recipient of the John and Mary Pritchard Humanitarian Service Award. Edwards will work with Dr. Ruth Kauffmann, professor of languages at William Jewell, to research and develop a new perspective for the college’s Chicano Experience class. The planned updates to the class will examine issues specific to the border area between the United States and Mexico.
“Because of my passion for border studies and the human rights violations associated with the borderlands, I gladly accept the responsibility of planning the trip in order to raise awareness among my peers,” Edwards said. She plans to work through the United Methodist Border Area Mission in McAllen, Texas, and will assist with a Mission Academy for United Methodist youth groups while she conducts her research. She hopes that the project will enable future William Jewell students to approach the immigration question with increased compassion and understanding.
Taylor awarded Clark Scholarship
Jentry Taylor, a first-year student from Oklahoma City, Okla., has been named one of five recipients worldwide of the 2008 Graeme Clark Scholarship.
The Graeme Clark Scholarship is a unique award open to cochlear implant recipients. The scholarship consists of financial assistance toward a minimum three-year undergraduate degree at an accredited college or university. It is available to those currently completing their final year of high school and to current college and university students. Scholarships are awarded on the basis of academic achievement and a demonstrated commitment to the ideals of leadership and humanity.
Chase named to Teach for America
Krystle Chase, a senior biochemistry and Applied Critical Thought and Inquiry major at William Jewell, has been named to the prestigious Teach for America program. In 2006, only 2,900 applicants were selected out of nearly 18,000 applications nationwide. Chase is a resident of Marshall, Mo.
As a TFA corps member, Chase will spend the next two years teaching secondary chemistry at a school in southern Louisiana. Chase said she made the decision to apply for the program after teaching at the college’s Jewell Academy for Women in Science (JAWS) and Jewell Academy for Men in Science (JAMS) science enrichment camp programs for area middle schoolers last summer. “I’ve been looking at the program for the last several years,” Chase said. “I think that teaching in the science camps was the turning point for me when I decided I really did want to apply.”
Chase will participate in an intensive five-week course at Arizona State University this summer to prepare new TFA corps members for the classroom. She will report to her new school in Louisiana in early August.
Society of Physics Students recognized
The William Jewell College chapter of the Society of Physics Students (SPS) has been selected as an Outstanding SPS Chapter for the 2006-2007 school year. The selection is based on the depth and breadth of SPS activities conducted by the chapter in such areas as physics research, public science outreach, physics tutoring programs, hosting and representation at physics meetings, and providing social interaction for chapter members.
SIFE team receives grant
The William Jewell College Students in Free Enterprise (SIFE) team recently received a grant from American International Group, Inc. (AIG) to help fund their work teaching peers about the responsible use of credit. Jewell’s SIFE team is one of 120 in the United States to participate in the AIG Credit Counseling Challenge.
SIFE member Abbey Cole, a resident of Higginsville, Mo., attended a special training seminar recently in New York City. The AIG grant provides annual funding of $750 for three years, plus travel expenses for student training. At the end of the seminar, participating SIFE students were challenged and empowered to bring their learning back to their communities, to share with the other members of their teams, and to develop an innovative and creative program to teach college freshmen and seniors about the core topic. Hattie Rains, a sophomore accounting major and resident of Gallatin, Mo., is serving as co-project leader. Each team that successfully completes the three-year program will be invited to send one student to a special SIFE Credit Counseling Day in the fall of 2010.
Ashton Botts, a sophomore, was accepted into the Fund for American Studies Political Journalism program. Ashton is spending the spring semester in Washington, D.C.
Junior vocal performance major Lauren Perren sang in the National Association of Teachers of Singing Tri-State competition. She placed second among approximately 30 junior women from Missouri, Iowa and Illinois.
Sophomore biochemistry major Josh Brettmann’s 2007 summer research using Circular Dicroism Spectrophotometry to study protein structure in the laboratory of Alexey Ladokhin at the Department of Biochemistry at the University of Kansas School of Medicine has earned him co-authorship on a poster to be presented at the national
Biophysical Society meeting this year.
and Amy Schwindt were awarded
research scholarships from Beta Beta Beta, the
National Biological Honor
Society, to support their research activities at William Jewell College.
Sarah Hoff, senior education and history major, made a poster presentation entitled “The Truth about Tourette’s: Reducing bias, increasing understanding and meeting the needs of individual children in the classroom” at the 2007 Association for Childhood Education International Conference in Tampa, Fla. Hoff’s presentation recommended classroom practices for teachers who have students with Tourette’s Syndrome in their classes. Hoff presented a version of her research results at Jewell’s Spring 2007 Undergraduate Colloquium.