|Escape the chilly December air and be a part of the Chamber PM Exchange on Thursday, December 15 from 5:00 - 7:00 p.m. in the University Center. Open to all Chamber members and friends of the University, join local professionals in the Corridor and network, enjoy food and music, and connect with new colleagues and new ideas. Door prizes also included! |
Registrar Jason Clapp, Associate Registrar Chance McWorthy and Assistant Dean of Accelerated Programs Colette Atkins attended the Upper Midwest Association of Collegiate Registrars and Admissions Officers (UMACRAO) Conference for Registrar and Admissions personnel in Sioux Falls, S.D., November 2-4. Clapp presented a session entitled "Free or Almost Free Technology Toolkit" and sat on a panel for a Registrar 101 session. In addition, Clapp won the Exemplary New Member Award in recognition of dedicated service as well as served on the program committee as the auditing chair. Atkins co-presented, "Is 40 the new 20? Serving Adult Students" with Kelly Brooks from Capella University. McWorthy, who currently serves on the newsletter and membership committee, also recently accepted the position of membership committee chair for the organization. UMACRAO covers North Dakota, South Dakota, Minnesota and Iowa.
Marriage and Family Therapy Clinical Director Jacob Christensen and MFT Program Director Randy Lyle attended the Building Family Connections conference. They presented during a general session titled, "Current Culture and Adolescent Development: How is Culture Aggressively Pursuing our Kids?" Lyle discussed brain development throughout childhood and Christensen covered the ways media and advertising are influencing children and adolescents. The duo also discussed ways that families can help buffer some of the negative influences they face.
Assistant Professor of Spanish Belkis Suárez presented a paper in Oklahoma City on November 17-19 during a conference from the Midwest Association for Latin American Studies, "Latin America Development and Peace Corps." The title of Suárez paper is "Una aproximacion literaria y cinematografica a la Venezuela de la Revolucion."
Coordinator of Campus Music Gerald Kreitzer represented Mount Mercy University as an exhibitor for the 1st time at the Annual Iowa Music Educators Association (IMEA) conference in Ames, Iowa, last month. Thirteen other Iowa colleges and universities were also present at the convention. The IMEA convention was attended by over 600 Iowa Music Educators and coincides with the Iowa All-State Festival, in which 1,200 high school musicians make up the Chorus, Band, and Orchestra. Kreitzer was also recently presented with the Iowa 4th Annual "Mr. Holland's Opus Award" by Todd Rogers of Bob Rogers Travel. The award is for "Dedication to students" and is voted upon by fellow members of the Iowa Music Educators Association.
Associate Professor of Music Carol Tyx presented a poster session titled, "Making Research Matter: Connecting the Social and the Personal" at the National Council of Teachers of English in Chicago, November 17-19. Academic Technology Librarian Vicky Maloy was also instrumental in the success of this session, contributing her invaluable skills as a poster-designer.
Associate Professor of Art Kathryn Hagy will present a solo art exhibit at Kirkwood's Iowa Hall Gallery entitled, "Water Pilgrimage." The exhibit runs January 17 - February 17 with an opening reception January 26 at 11:00 a.m.