Jospeter Mbuba, associate professor of public policy, signed a book publishing contract with Law Africa Publishing Ltd to write Policing in Eastern Africa: A Focus on the National Police Service in Kenya.
Devin Jenkins (B.S.B. ’17) and Zach Schroeder (junior, business) were named to the Summit League 2017 Men’s Golf Academic All-League Team. Jenkins graduated with a 3.54 GPA and finished the season with a 75.42 stroke average. He finished 13th at the Summit League Championship and won the NKU Fall Classic in September. Schroeder finished the spring semester with a 3.71 GPA and set an all-time program low with a 73.61 stroke average to finish sixth in the league. He finished fourth at the Summit League Championship (earning All-Tournament Team honors) and was named All-League Second Team, making him the second player in program history to earn that honor. Schroeder was also named Summit League Golfer of the week twice for the season, becoming the first multi-week winner in program history.
Kristine Frye, coordinator of composition, communication, and supplemental instruction, CASA; Ann Marshall, assistant librarian, and Sarah Wagner, assistant librarian, led an interactive session, Listening and Learning from Students: Interviewing Students about the Intersections of Research, Writing and Technology, at the 45th annual Library Orientation Exchange National Conference in Lexington, Kentucky, on May 12.
Steve Carr, interim chair, communication; Karol Dehr, continuing lecturer in English and linguistics; Marcia Dixson, assistant vice chancellor for teaching and learning; Dina Mansour-Cole, associate professor in organizational leadership; and Linda Wright-Bower, assistant professor of music, planned and delivered sessions and lectures at the 29th annual Faculty Academy on Excellence in Teaching (FACET) Retreat in Brown County May 19-21. Wright-Bower won the inaugural FACET Academy Award for Excellence in Teaching in the Learning to Learn category for Signature Art, where she has her students make art out of their signature before reading about models of creativity and creative problem solving theories.
Stephen Buttes, assistant professor of Spanish, and Tanya Soule, assistant professor of biology, were inducted into the Faculty Academy on Excellence in Teaching (FACET) during the 29th annual Retreat May 19-21 in Brown County.
Beginning July 1, the Office of Career Services will transition from JobZone to Handshake as the job and internship portal. Handshake will connect students and alumni with more than 100,000 employers, including 95% of Fortune 500 companies, and will be used as our main source of job and internship postings outside of the university. You can find more information about the new portal, including short training videos, on the Handshake Help Center website.
Maria Palmegiani (sophomore, civil engineering) has been selected to the Canadian Junior Women’s National Team. She is from Surrey, British Columbia and will be representing Canada at the 2017 WBSC Junior Women’s Softball World Championship July 24-30 in Clearwater, Florida. Prior to that, the team will compete in the Canada Cup July 8-16 in Surrey, British Columbia.
In her first season here, Maria led the Summit League throwing out 21 base stealers in 54 attempts, for a .389 caught stealing percent. She was also best in the league with a minimum of 30 attempts. She was third on the team with 17 RBIs and a .369 on-base percentage.