Mark Appold, associate professor of philosophy and religion, had his essay, “Peter in Profile: From Bethsaida to Rome” published in “Bethsaida: A City by the North Shore of the Sea of Galilee, vol. 3,” edited by Rami Arav and Richard Freund. This new volume, published by Truman State University Press, is one of four volumes to report on the ongoing archaeological excavation and research that continues at the biblical city of Bethsaida. Truman State University is one of 17 schools participating in the Bethsaida Excavation Project. The book is available in paperback ($30) and hardback ($45).

Sarah Charnes, a junior economics major from Lawrence, Kan., will be interning with the Department of Treasury in Washington, D.C., during this spring. David Gillette, professor of economics, is Charnes’ on-campus supervisor. James Carter, a Truman graduate, is her on-site supervisor. Charnes also will earn 15 credits for her internship this semester.

John Ishiyama, professor of political science, had his article “The Sickle and the Minaret: The Communist Successor Parties in Yemen and Afghanistan after the End of the Cold War” accepted for publication in the Middle East Review of International Affairs.

Daniel R. Mandell, associate professor of history, recently published a review of Evan Haefeli and Kevin Sweeney, “Captors and Captives: The 1704 French and Indian Raid on Deerfield” (Amherst: University of Massachusetts Press, 2003), in The Journal of American History 91 (2004): 991-992.

Judy Mullins, controller, has been reappointed to serve on the Audit Committee of the Central Association of College and University Business Officers (CACUBO).

M. Lynn Rose, associate professor of history, was one of 13 recipients internationally of the 2003-2004 Mary E. Switzer Distinguished Fellowship, awarded by the National Institute for Disability Research and Rehabilitation through the Department of Education, for her research project on intellectual disability in ancient Greece. Rose spent the fellowship year with the Institute of Classical Studies at the Martin Luther University of Halle-Wittenberg in Germany, where she held a biweekly colloquium on her research in the department of ancient history. She was also invited to present her work at the University of Cologne (April 2004), at the Mary Switzer Fellowship Seminar in Washington, D.C., (May 2004) and at the International Association for the Scientific Study of Intellectual Disability in Montpellier, France (June 2004). She served as an adviser for the FWF (The Austrian Science Fund), as a reader for the periodical Mental Retardation, and continues to serve as an editorial board member and author for the Encyclopedia of Disability (Sage Publications, forthcoming). Rose has been invited to present her scholarship at the Katholieke Universiteit in Leuven, Belgium (March 2005), and will present papers at the Classical Association of the Midwest and South (April 2005) and the Association of Ancient Historians (May 2005). The University of Michigan Press published Rose's first book, “The Staff of Oedipus: Transforming Disability in Ancient Greece,” in November of 2003. Steven Reschly, associate professor of history, and Rose are preparing to lead the fourth “Sacred Sites in Greece” Study Abroad course in May and June 2005. Twenty-four students are enrolled.

The Truman State University chapter of the Society of Physics Students has been selected as an Outstanding SPS Chapter for the 2003-2004 school year. Less than 10 percent of the SPS chapters nationwide receive this honor. The selection is based on the depth and breadth of SPS activities conducted by the chapter in such areas as physics research, public science outreach, physics tutoring programs, hosting and representation at physics meetings and providing social interaction for chapter members. Taner Edis, assistant professor of physics, is the Truman chapter adviser.

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