Faculty/Staff News

John Gruber-Miller’s (classical and modern languages) project, “Imagining Ancient Corinth: An Introduction to Greek Literature and Culture,” was accepted for publication by Anvil Academic, a pioneering, exclusively digital scholarly publisher.

Judith Siebert (anthropology) presented a paper, “From Mudblood to American,” at the 73rd Annual Meeting of the Society for Applied Anthropology in Denver in March.

Phil Venticinque (classical and modern languages) presented aspects of his ongoing research related to death, burial, and associations in Egypt and the Roman world at the Oriental Institute at the University of Chicago in November, for the classics department of Oberlin College and CSIC-Madrid in February, and for the history department at the University of Nevada-Reno in April.

Ann Cannon (math and statistics) and seven others published “STAT2: Building Models for a World of Data” in December 2012. It is a textbook for the second introductory statistics course at the undergraduate level.

Dan Schofer was elected to the NCAA Division III Cross Country Executive Committee at the United States Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association Convention. Schofer will serve as men’s cross country representative for the Central Region. His 2-year term begins in July.

Elizabeth Jach (institutional research and assessment) was published in the Journal for Social Action in Counseling and Psychology as second author on the article “Social justice collaboration in schools: A model for working with undocumented Latino students.”

Since 1997, with support from Becky Wearin Pulk ’62Marty Condon (biology) and students have carried out research on sunflower flies in Iowa’s prairies. Their results were recently published in the journal Evolutionary Ecology. Thanks to students’ progress, the National Science Foundation recently awarded Condon $24,942 to support research to be carried out by a team including students and Darius Ballard ’07.

Shannon Reed’s (English and creative writing) article, “Crusoe’s Friday,” is included in “Inhabited by Stories,” Cambridge Scholars Publishing, 2012.

Laura Farmer (writing studio director) was a presenter at the Iowa Writing Center Consortium and her short story “Rootedness” was published in the winter issue of Camas. Another of her short stories, “Elephant,” is forthcoming in The Summerset Review.

Paul Waelchli (library director) was elected vice chair of the Iowa Private Academics Libraries organization.

Hans Hassell (politics) presented a paper at the Midwest Political Science Association Conference in Chicago titled “Does Frank Campaign? An Examination of the Similarities and Differences of Campaign Mail and Franked Mail.” Another paper, “Campaign Targets and Messages in Direct Mail Fundraising,” was accepted for publication in Political Behavior.

In March, Susannah Biondo-Gemmell’s (art) work was reviewed by Claire Kovaks in Ceramics: Art and Perception. She reviewed “Mo-mento,” a performance-based ceramic art installation created in collaboration with Jennifer Rogers for the Iowa Clay Conference in 2011.