Faculty/Staff News

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Marty Condon (biology) presented a talk about her research at Anton de Kom University (Suriname), and in September spoke at the University of Iowa and the University of Nebraska.

Carol Zerbe Enns (psychology) delivered a keynote talk at the FaCE workshop on internationalizing the psychology curriculum. Her talk was titled "Acquiring and Teaching Intercultural Competence in Psychology: A Developmental Journey." In August at the American Psychological Association Convention in Washington, D.C., she was chair and discussant for a symposium titled "Promoting Asian Women's Physical, Mental and Reproductive Health."

Glenn Freeman's (English and creative writing) book of poems "Traveling Light" was published in November 2011 by Wordtech Publications.

Leslie Kathleen Hankins (English and creative writing) has been elected president of the International Virginia Woolf Society and will serve a three-year term. She has been invited to give a critical/creative plenary talk on her work on Emily Carr and Virginia Woolf at the annual Virginia Woolf conference in Canada this June.

Heidi Levine (dean of student affairs) contributed to the chapter "If Curbing Alcohol Abuse on College Campuses is an Impossible Dream, Why Bother with Interventions Aimed at Curbing Abuse?" in the book "Contested Issues in Student Affairs."

Michelle Mouton (English and creative writing) is co-organizing, with Kirilka Stavreva (English and creative writing), a conference to be held on Cornell's campus in February titled The Past, Present, and Future of the Book.

During the fall semester of 2011, Kirilka Stavreva (English and creative writing) served as affiliated scholar in the ACM Arts, Humanities, and Culture Program in Florence, Italy. In May, she completed her term as president of the Shakespeare at Kalamazoo Society, organizing the largest number of Shakespeare sessions at the 46th International Congress on Medieval Studies in Kalamazoo, Mich.

Leon Tabak (computer science) was a table leader at the reading of the Advanced Placement examinations in Cincinnati, Ohio, and presented week-long courses to teachers of Advanced Placement courses in Lapeer, Mich., and Charleston, W.Va.

In June Craig Tepper (biology) was conference co-chair of the 14th Symposium on the Natural History of the Bahamas in San Salvador, Bahamas. Tepper and Ben Alleva '13 were awarded a grant titled "Concerted Evolution: Fact or Fiction" from the Iowa College Foundation/R.J. McElroy Student/Faculty Research Program.