Marijke Breuning, associate professor of political science, was notified that her article titled, “Women’s Participation in Annual Meetings: Comparative Perspective from ISA,” has been accepted for publication by PS: Political Science and Politics.

Kent Buxton, a sophomore biology major from Cape Girardeau, Mo.; Nathan Keller, a junior English major from Washington, Mo.; Laura Kopff, a senior chemistry and philosophy and religions double major from Affton, Mo.; and Kyle Hill, a senior communication major from Kansas City, Mo.; were the winners of the 2006 Campus College Bowl Tournament Nov. 2.

Tim Cason, physical plant employee, recently had his second compact disc released, a Christmas album titled, “Who Is This Child.” The CD is a mixture of vocal and instrumental songs, including two original pieces, and a variety of Christmas songs. Cason currently sings in the Southern Gospel quartet “Renewed!”, formerly known as “Wildwood Quartet.”

Dereck Daschke, associate professor of philosophy and religion, had his chapter “Millennial Destiny: A History of Millennialism in America” published in “An Introduction to New and Alternative Religions in America,” edited by Mike Ashcraft, associate professor of religion, and Eugene Gallagher, in October. Daschke also had his book review of Michael Barkun’s “A Culture of Conspiracy” published in the journal Terrorism and Religious Violence (18:4).

Warren Gooch, professor of music, has had two compositions accepted for performance at the 2007 Society of Composers Region V Conference, Feb. 22-24, on the campus of Clarke College in Dubuque, Iowa. Gooch’s composition “Let the Nations Tremble!” will be performed by the Julien Chamber Choir under the direction of Kristen Eby. Gooch’s other composition “John I: The Word” will be performed by the Loras College Choir under the direction of Bruce Kotowich.

Jasmine Logan, a senior music/pre-MAE major from Bartlett, Ill., was mentioned on Page 23 of the August/September issue of Big City Blues, a blues magazine. She is a member of West Side Heat, a jazz band led by jazz legend Steve Arvey.

Betty McLane-Iles, professor of French, had her poem “Above Tucson” published in the Oct. 1 issue of Spare Mule, the Missouri State Poetry Society newsletter.

Jessica Rasmussen (’06) and Joseph Barker, a sophomore communication major from Pacific, Mo., won honorable mention awards for feature and sports story writing, respectively, at the 2006 Associated College Press/College Media Association National College Media Convention, held Oct. 25-29 in St. Louis. The Index was also honored with an honorable mention distinction for one of its fall 2006 issues.

Brenda Wheeler, assistant professor of nursing, gave a presentation titled, “Interdisciplinary Clinical Education: Implementing a Gerontological Home Visiting Program” at the 11th annual Nursing and Health Professions Educator Conference, Oct. 18, at the University of Southern Indiana in Evansville, Ind. The conference was titled “Educating Health Care Professionals: Designing Innovative Learning Environments.”

The Academic Competition Organization (ACO) hosted its second annual fall high school academic team tournament, Nov. 11. Ten teams from throughout Missouri participated in the event. A team from Rockbridge High School in Columbia, Mo., won the tournament, while second-place accolades went to a team from Helias High School in Jefferson City, Mo. The Academic Competition Organization plans to host another high school tournament during the spring 2007 semester.

The men of Sigma Tau Gamma social fraternity donated $1,139 to the Northeast Missouri Association for Citizens with Disabilities, from funds raised by walking along U.S. Highway 63, Oct. 28. The men, who walked along the highway wearing only boxer shorts, donated the money to help disabled citizens in Kirksville and the surrounding area pay for medication, living assistance and other challenges that disabled citizens may encounter.
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