College of Arts and Letters
• David Lund, professor of philosophy, had an article entitled, "Dualism and the Conscious Self," published in a book entitled "L'promo a Due Dimensioni," a book on the philosophy of mind whose title translates roughly to, "Mind-Body Dualism." The book was published in Italian by Bruno Mondadori, a publisher based in Milan. The main text of the book consists of 10 articles featuring authors from Oxford University, some from European universities, and some from the United States.
• Dr. J. Thomas Murphy, associate professor of history, is contributing an entry on Governor Andrew G. Curtin for "The Essential Lincoln: A Political Encyclopedia" to be published in Nov. 2008. He also has two book reviews forthcoming in The Historian and Annals of Iowa.
• Susan Scrivner, professor of English, presented a paper entitled, "Constructed Women: Replicant, Precog, Synthespian," at the Conference on Film and Literature sponsored by Florida State University in Tallahassee, Fla. Using the films "Blade Runner," "Minority Report," and "S1mOne," she examined movies which have female characters who are constructs, created to embody the values of the society portrayed in each film. The use of a constructed female character in each film is a way of both maintaining a familiar cinematic paradigm while simultaneously raising questions about the otherness of females and the values of the film's social order.
College of Professional Studies
• Dr. Kathleen Sonsteng and Dr. Dan Gartrell, professors of education, co-wrote a column for Young Children, the journal of the National Association for the Education of Young Children. It is published in the March 2008 issue and is titled "Promote Physical Activity--It's Proactive Guidance."
• Sonsteng and Gartrell also presented at the 30th Annual Early Childhood Mega Conference held on the BSU campus on March 14, 2008. Sonsteng's session, which was presented two times during the conference, was "Early Math Development: Concepts, Ideas, and Activities." Gartrell presented the keynote address for the conference.
• Dr. Patrick Guilfoile, associate dean of education, authored a recently published book entitled "Tetanus" as part of a series called "Deadly Diseases and Epidemics." The book was published by Chelsea House/Infobase and is primarily intended for high school students. It is the second book he has written for this series.
Student Development and Enrollment
• T. Todd Masman, director of leadership and service, participated in the Pay It Forward Tour with 43 BSU students from March 7-14. The group completed service projects in Dickinson, N.D.; Gardenier, Mont.; Riverton and Jackson Hole Wy.; Roosevelt, Utah; and Denver, Colo. The group was joined in Denver by 66 other students from Illinois State University and Western Illinois University.
• Masman attended the 88th Annual Convention of the Association of College Unions International in New Orleans, La. March 15-20. The conference emphasized emergency preparedness and sustainability, and the association sponsored the first-ever all-conference community service project for all 1,200 attendees to provide support to ongoing post-Katrina recovery efforts.
• Andy Bartlett named associate director of communications and marketing, effective March 17.
• Dacia Dauner returned as director of Campus Child Care effective March 17.
• Lois Jenkins named acting associate director of the Hobson Memorial Union, effective March 3.
• Samuel Parsons named ITS2 in the Department of Web Design, effective March 19.