Marijke Breuning, associate professor of political science, was notified that her article “Undergraduate International Students: A Resource for the Intercultural Education of American Peers?” has been accepted for publication in College Student Journal. The research for the paper was supported by a fellowship from the Diveristy Institute of the Center for Teaching and Learning at Truman State University.

Taner Edis, associate professor of physics, has just had the paperback edition of “Why Intelligent Design Fails: A Scientific Critique of the New Creationism” released by Rutgers University Press. Edis is co-editor of the book, with Matt Young. For more information, see

Masahiro Hara, associate professor of Japanese,
had a paper titled “Input, Triggering, and Poverty of the Stimulus in the Second Language Acquisition of Japanese Passives” accepted for publication in Second Language Research.

Nick Hart, a senior political science major from Peculiar, Mo., will participate in Push America’s 2006 “Journey of Hope” in June. Hart will meet 90 fellow members of Pi Kappa Phi Fraternity from universities across the country as he embarks on the 70 day, 4,200 mile cross-country cycling trek to raise funds and awareness on behalf of people with disabilities. Anyone interested in making a tax-deductible donation to Push America on behalf of Hart should contact him at 816.786.1887 or He has also set up a Web site with more information at
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