Barbara Price, associate professor of English, attended the Iowa Council of Teachers of English annual conference in Cedar Rapids on Oct. 7 and Oct. 8. Attending with her was Kyle Sterup, 2005 Truman English MAE graduate. Sterup gave a presentation, “Blogging in the English Classroom,” drawn from his teaching at Knox County High School in Edina, Mo. He also received a Promising Young Teacher award from ICTE.

Health science students will present their research at the Eta Sigma Gamma National Professional Health Science Honorary Annual Meeting at the American School Health Association National Conference in Burbank, Calif., Oct. 19-22. Nicole Stevens, a junior from Kansas City, Mo.; Jen Miller, a senior from St. Charles, Mo.; Laura Kresl, a sophomore from Kansas City, Mo.; and Jessica Morgan, a senior from St. Peters, Mo.; will present “An Adolescent Smoking Cessation Program for Rural, Alternative Education Students.” Christina Degenhardt, a senior from Perryville, Mo.; Sarah Shelton, a senior from St. Louis; and Kim Kennett, an alumna from Belleville, Ill.; will present “Tanning Habits and Consideration of Alternative Tanning Methods of Rural, Northeast Missouri Youth.” Emily Forsyth, a junior from Vinton, Iowa; Carrie DeCarli, a sophomore from St. Louis; Samantha Boudria, a junior from Jefferson City, Mo.; and Shelton; will present “A Survey of First-Year Students’ Perception of Campus-Wide Risky Sexual Behavior.” Peter Guirguis, a junior from Gladstone, Mo.; Joe Stauber, a sophomore from Glencoe, Mo.; Ben Reine, a sophomore from Savannah, Mo.; Bryan Campbell, a junior from St. Louis; and DeCarli; will present “The Talking Drums” HIV/AIDS Prevention Program for African-American Students.” Forsyth, Guirguis and Degenhardt will present “Creation of a Health Screening Clinic at Hope’s Kitchen.” Kresl will present “Stressful Life Events in Alternative Education Students: A Review of the Literature.” Emily Krogmann, a sophomore from Hannibal, Mo., and Maureen Bylina, a senior from Chicago, will present “Creation of a Hospital Based Long-Term Care Ombudsman Program.” Krogmann and Bylina will present “Legislative Advocacy: Testifying and Lobbying for MO Senate Bill 457.” Campbell, Reine and Tara Osseck, a sophomore from St. Charles, Mo., will present “American Red Cross Slips, Trips, and Falls Workplace Training Module.” 
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