ODU honored Kate Riley, Ph.D., on Wednesday, Dec. 4, as she prepares for her retirement at the end of this semester after 24 years of teaching at ODU. To honor Dr. Riley, an endowed scholarship was created in her name with the lead donation given by Dr. Ron Carstens. The Dr. Kathleen L. Riley Endowed Scholarship Fund which will provide financial support to students majoring in History and Political Science. If you would like to send a note of congratulations to Dr. Riley via the Alumni Office, please email firstname.lastname@example.org. If you would like to make a donation to the scholarship, please make your gift online and list Dr. Riley Scholarship under the special instructions text box. Congratulations to Dr. Riley! Click here to view photos from the event.
Thomas Eveland, Ph.D., Graduate Programs in Business, participated recently in a panel discussion held at The Starting Line event at the STEAM Factory in downtown Columbus. The event was attended by about 50 aspiring and current entrepreneurs, and covered topics including how to start a business, challenges entrepreneurs face, and how the city is trying to provide resources to foster a more inclusive small business ecosystem. Click here to read more about the event.
Arlene Ramkissoon, DBA, Business, was selected to receive a 2019 Emerald Literati Award from Emerald Publishing for her work on her co-authored article, “Millennials and Organizational Citizenship Behavior: The Role of Job Crafting and Career Anchor on Service.” The article can be viewed by clicking here.
Kelsey Squire, Ph.D., English, spoke with The Chronicle of Higher Education on behalf of Ohio Dominican's Affordable Learning team for an article about Open Educational Resources (OERs) and inclusive access. A portion of this interview can be found in the article, “What Exactly Is a ‘Free’ Textbook, and Other Questions About Open Resources,” which was published on Oct. 31, 2019. Click here to read the article.
Jeremy Glazier, English, conducted a series of professional development seminars on Nov. 5 for high school English teachers across the Westerville city school districts. The workshops took place at Westerville Central High School and focused on techniques for reading and analyzing contemporary poetry.
Martin Brick, Ph.D., English, co-edited a collection of essays that was recently published. “David Foster Wallace and Religion: Essays on Faith and Fiction” is now available from Bloomsbury Academic Publishing. Click here for more information.
Maj. Gen. Dennis Laich (Ret.), PATRIOTS Program, participated in a discussion about the all-volunteer force, “Is it Fair, Equitable, Ethical, Efficient, Effective, Sustainable?” on Nov. 19 at the Senate Visitor Center in Washington, D.C. The discussion was presented by the All-Volunteer Force Forum.
Catherine Spittell ’19, Biopsychology and Environmental Science, presented her senior Honors project, “The Effect of Virtual Versus Live Aquarium Viewing on Induced Stress Reduction,” on Dec. 6.
Kelsey Squire, Ph.D., English, presented a paper, “Doubles, Duality, and Doppelgängers of the Midwest in F. Scott Fitzgerald’s ‘Winter Dreams’,” on Nov. 15 at the 61st annual Midwestern Modern Language (MMLA) Convention in Chicago.
Thomas Eveland, Ph.D., presented “Supporting First-Generation College Students: Theory, Findings, and Exemplary Programs” at the Conference on Teaching and Learning in Higher Education, which took place on Nov. 15 at La Roche University in Pittsburgh. His research included survey data that he collected from more than 1,000 students across all campuses of a large state school in Ohio. The research was a statistical analysis of how social and academically supportive environments inequitably affected the academic performance of first- and later-generation students.
Natalie Kompa, Ed.D., Public Relations and Marketing Communications, presented research on Generation Z, “Managing a Multi-Generational Workforce: Hiring and Retention for a Changing Market,” on Nov. 21 at the Japan-America Society of Central Ohio’s Business Update. Click here for more information.
On Nov. 23, Jeremy Glazier, English, was part of a collaborative effort by 40 local poets to record all of Shakespeare's sonnets for an open-source educational resource that will be free and online starting in January 2020. The sonnets he performed are 20, 53, 99, 126, and 151.
Julie Hart, Ph.D., Sociology, presented a paper, “Pathways to Pacifism and Antiwar Activism among US Veterans,” on Nov. 9 at the University of Notre Dame KROC Institute’s for International Peace Studies Conference, “Building Sustainable Peace.”
Larry Masek, Ph.D., Philosophy, had his book, “Intention, Character, and Double Effect,” discussed in an author-meet-critics session on Nov. 23 at the American Catholic Philosophical Association meeting in Minneapolis, Minnesota.
Michael Dougherty, Ph.D., Philosophy, had a class project with his spring 2019 HON 379 students mentioned in a recent story on Retraction Watch.
On Nov. 22, Residence Life staff and the Dominican Sisters of Peace met for their second annual Thanksgiving Celebration. Each Resident Assistant is paired throughout the academic year with one of the sisters for support, prayer and community. The group shared snacks, Thanksgiving stories, and an opportunity to express gratitude for the many blessings in their lives.