Mark Appold, associate professor of philosophy and religion, will have a second printing of his book, “The Oneness Motif in the Fourth Gospel.” Originally published by Siebeck and Mohr of Germany, the second printing as an American paperback will be available this fall.

Curtis R. Blakely, assistant professor of justice systems, has accepted an appointment by the president of the American Correctional Association (ACA) to serve on his Professional Education Council. Blakely, already an elected Delegate of Higher Education to the ACA, will occupy this seat until 2015. These positions allow Blakely to influence the quality and content of corrections-related education nationwide.

Julia DeLancey, professor of art, had her article “Shipping Colour: Valute, Pigments, Trade and Francesco di Marco Datini,” published recently in “The Trade in Artists’ Materials: Markets and Commerce in Europe to 1700.” The volume publishes papers presented at an international two-day conference held in London in 2005 and organized by The National Gallery and the Courtauld Institute of Art.

Daniel Mandell, professor of history,
recently published “King Philip’s War: Colonial Expansion, Native Resistance, and the End of Indian Sovereignty,” through Johns Hopkins University Press. Mandell discussed the book and signed copies at the Borders store in Boston at Downtown Crossing Aug. 16. Two days later, Mandell gave a presentation on his new research project, wage and price controls during the American Revolutionary War, to the Massachusetts Historical Society in Boston.

John James Quinn, professor of political science, had the article “International Studies Minor in Practice: Program Offerings and Student Choices,” accepted for publication in the Journal of Political Science Education (forthcoming 2011). It was co-written with Marijke Breuning.

Marc Rice, associate professor of musicology, will have his essay “Monster Benefits, Negro Symphonies and the Western Black Renaissance in the Kansas City Region,” appear in the forthcoming book “Harlem Renaissance in the West,” to be published by Routledge Press. Rice’s work examines the role of African-American jazz, gospel and classical music in the struggle against racism in the 1920s and 1930s.

Gregg Siewert, professor of French, attended the American Association of Teachers of French annual conference in Philadelphia, July 2-11. He participated in Executive Council meetings as Region 6 representative, attended sessions and delivered a paper on using French calendars in the classroom and in research. He also earned second place in the annual dictation contest, among the 70 who took the challenge. Other highlights included visits to the Barnes Foundation and the Late Renoir exhibit at PMA, and a banquet in honor of fellow Palmes Académiques honorees.  

Mark Smith, associate professor of communication, will present a paper at the Kansas State Radio History Symposium this fall. The historical study traces the origins, economics and audience impact of radio homemakers in the state of Nebraska. “Stirring Up Conversation: Radio Homemakers in Nebraska,” will be delivered in October in Manhattan, Kan. Smith co-authored the paper with Larry Walklin of the University of Nebraska-Lincoln.

Lin Zhang, associate professor of business administration,
had the paper “Effect of Self Construals on the effectiveness of comparative advertising” accepted by Marketing Management Journal. The paper will appear in the Fall 2010 issue.
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