Keith Harrison, associate professor of accounting, Alan Davis, associate professor of accounting, and Laurie Turner, assistant professor of accounting, had their article “Practical Guidelines for Establishing or Improving a Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) Program,” accepted for publication in The CPA Journal.

Priya Kambli, associate professor of art, recently won the Photolucida national photo competition. Kambli was selected as one of the 50 top photographers in the country by a juror of international photographers. Of that group, she was selected as one of three photographers to receive a book contract. Her book, “Color Falls Down,” is due out this month. It may be ordered through Photolucida at

Deb Kerby, professor of accounting, and Jeff Romine, professor of accounting, had their article “Develop Oral Presentation Skills Through Accounting Curriculum Design and Course-Embedded Assessment,” appear in the Journal of Education for Business.

Kelsey Kline, a senior music major, has been invited to present her paper, “Rhythm and Color in Art as Influenced by Jazz,” at the College Music Society’s Regional Conference, March 27-28, at Emporia State University. She is also a finalist for the Paul Revitt Memorial Award for Best Student Paper. Kline’s research mentor is Shirley McKamie, lecturer in music. The paper is from a project completed in JINS 378–Visual Music.

Jason Lin, professor of business administration, and Paul Fellows, associate professor of business administration, had their article “Capital Budgeting in Nepal and the U.S.” published in the Journal of the Academy of Finance.

Betty L. McLane-Iles, professor of French, attended and participated in the Tucson International Book Festival at the University of Arizona March 13. McLane-Iles, a guest University of Arizona alumni author, gave a reading of extracts from her historical novel “Dieppe Crossing,” centered on the Spanish Civil War and French Resistance. Her husband, Lawrence Iles, an independent historian, participated in the reading and presented historical background information.

Todd Phillips, director of the Student Success Center, recently presented in Columbus, Ohio, at the National Association for Developmental Education Conference with colleagues Hunter Boylan, from Appalachian State University and Kathryn Van Wagoner, from Utah Valley University. Phillips is the former National Chair for NADE’s Political Liaison Committee and presented a session entitled “Making the Case for  Developmental Education: The Advocacy Project.” The presentation explained how to participate in The Advocacy Project, and was designed to help NADE members and educators become advocates for developmental education on their campuses, in their communities and with policy-makers. Discussion included key messages about developmental education, academic support, and disseminating information regarding both.

Wynne Wilbur, associate professor of art, was recently named a national finalist for The Honor Society of Phi Kappa Phi’s Artist Award. This national award recognizes “individuals who demonstrate the ideals of the Society through their activities, achievements and scholarship.” Wilbur is also a past president of the Truman chapter of Phi Kappa Phi.

Lin Zhang, assistant professor of business administration, had “Effect of Product Harm Crisis on Brand Performance,” accepted in the International Journal of Market Research.

The Truman National Education Association Student Program attended the 2010 Missouri NEA Student Academy Feb. 26-27 in Columbia, Mo. Members attended various workshops for future teachers, met members from other university chapters throughout Missouri, and were inspired by keynote speakers. Melody Jennings, professor of health and exercise science, presented a workshop entitled “Move to Learn and Learn to Move.” Truman’s chapter also took home five state awards including Outstanding Chapter Project, Most Members in Attendance and Membership Increase. Faculty adviser, Beverly Perrachione, assistant professor of elementary education, was awarded Exceptional Adviser, and the Truman chapter was awarded Outstanding Chapter for the third year in a row.
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