2012 SVSU Research Bulletin
2012 Bulletin of Faculty Research at Saginaw Valley State University.
Research Bulletin 2011 1 Research Bulletin of Faculty and Students Volume Thirty-Four, 2011 Edited by Laura Peil Saginaw Valley State University Office of the Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs University Center, Michigan 2012 2 Saginaw Valley State University From the cover: Tree Word Cloud created by Laura Peil using Tagxedo (tagxedo.com) Copyright � 2006, ComponentAce http://www.componentace.com All rights reserved. The Research Bulletin of Faculty and Students publishes news of scholarly and creative activities in the following categories: Books; Edited Publications; Articles, Book Chapters, and Essays; Papers and Presentations; Fiction; Poetry; Art Works; Performances; Online Resources; Poster Sessions; Book Reviews; and Grants and Funded Research. Books includes scholarly books in print: monographs, textbooks, and collections of the author`s work. Edited Publications includes both single volumes edited by the contributor and journals or collections of which the contributor is the primary editor. Articles, Book Chapters, and Essays includes articles published in refereed journals or in collections of scholarly papers; papers presented at conferences and subsequently printed in Proceedings are included in this category. Papers and Presentations includes refereed papers presented at conferences of scholars. Fiction includes published novels and short fiction. Art Works includes art works when they are first exhibited at an adjudicated exhibition. Performances include contributions to adjudicated performances. Online Resources includes online web sites and resources of scholarly material of which the contributor is the primary author. Poster Sessions includes refereed posters presented at conferences of scholars. Book Reviews includes critical reviews of scholarly works in print or other media, published in refereed journals. Grants and Funded Research includes funding for research completed or underway. In all the categories, the Editor will alphabetize the names of multiple authors, and designate their institutional affiliations. Multiple entries in any category are alphabetized. The Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs calls for contributions to the Research Bulletin once a year. Contributions should be confined to the categories described above and should bear dates within the calendar year of the call for contributions. Contributions to in-house publications are not included. Contributors should make their entries conform to the style evident in Volume Thirty-Four, 2011 or the most recent edition of the Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association. Abstracts may be supplied for all submissions, and should be limited to two hundred and fifty words each. Contributions may be submitted to the Editor as e-mail at email@example.com or by using the electronic submission form at http://www.svsu.edu/researchbulletin Research Bulletin 2011 3 4 Saginaw Valley State University Preface This is our 34th annual Research Bulletin of Faculty and Students and its publication provides us with the opportunity to reflect once again on the nature of who we are and what is important to us. We are a diverse community of scholars, teachers, and students who are actively engaged in the pursuit of knowledge and the sharing of this knowledge within our local, regional, and global societies. The entries in this Bulletin represent an amazing array of research being done across the university. Topics as wide ranging as the science behind sophisticated metal casting, inquiries into how the digital world is affecting how we read and integrate information, methods to help children succeed in school, the effect of globalization on society, and the creation of a composition for solo marimba, are examples of the important scholarly work being done on our campus. The works represented in the Bulletin have been shared with colleagues through peer-reviewed publications and presentations here and abroad, and by so doing, we have enriched our students, our professions, our communities, and ourselves Our Bulletin is an on-going testament to the fact that we, as a university community, remain committed to honing our intellectual curiosity, as well as contributing to both the scholarship of teaching and the disciplinary research that characterizes professional university scholars. I invite you to share my pride in our collective work. Donald J. Bachand Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs Research Bulletin 2011 5 From the Editor I consider it an honor to have had the opportunity to serve as editor of the 34th volume of The Research Bulletin. Like the editors that preceded me, I am humbled by the amazing and meaningful work of our colleagues that fill the pages of this publication. It has been my pleasure to showcase that work here. As with most undertakings of this scope, it has required a firm commitment to see it through and there are people to thank for their assistance. I appreciate Diane Boehm`s constant willingness to consult with me when called upon for her expertise on citation. I also appreciate the help of Matt Giddings and Mike J. Holiday, Jr. (SVSU CIS major), Web Programming, whose work on the electronic submission form was vital. I thank Craig Snook, University Communitcations, for his artistic advice. And finally, Drs. Marc Peretz and Jane Girdham both provided a great deal of patient and thoughtful guidance along the way. It is my hope that you enjoy volume 34 of The Research Bulletin as you learn more about the wonderful work we do here and the expert and diverse people around us that make SVSU a place that we can all take pride in. Laura Peil, Editor Project Coordinator & Information Specialist Academic Affairs 6 Saginaw Valley State University Research Bulletin 2011 7 Contents College of Arts and Behavioral Sciences College of Business and Management College of Education Crystal M. Lange College of Health and Human Services College of Science, Engineering and Technology Students University Wide Index University Mission & Vision 10-75 76-105 106-131 132-178 179-246 247-369 370-394 395-398 399 8 Saginaw Valley State University Research Bulletin 2011 9 College of Arts and Behavioral Sciences Scholarship in the College of Arts and Behavioral Sciences is as diverse as the disciplines in the College. It encompasses the strict social science protocols of psychology, geography and political science as well as the analytical approaches of literary studies, language arts and philosophy and the creative endeavors of our writers, artists, actors and musicians to name a few. Historians may labor in isolation in archives around the world while sociologists and criminologists work in collaboration with local communities on a variety of applied projects and communications specialist focus their energies on understanding how people interact across cultural boundaries, however those are defined. Each, in their own way, contributes to the body of knowledge that informs their respective disciplines. Many are able to involve students in the academic enterprise changing their perspectives of knowledge as a static compendium of information or practice to destabilizing enterprises that demand active engagement with how things are and what they may become when lab results challenge an old assumption or a new set of documents is uncovered or a fresh perspective is applied to a well thumbed text. The scholarship that is undertaken by the faculty of the College and their partners across the University, in their disciplines and in the community is worth celebrating. It defines us as a community of scholars that makes a significant contribution to the knowledge encompassed within the various fields in which we work and which enriches and enlivens our classrooms. Mary A Hedberg, Ph.D., Dean College of Arts and Behavioral Sciences 10 Saginaw Valley State University Research Bulletin 2011 11 Martin Arford Associate Professor of Geography Appointed to SVSU in 2005 Ph.D. University of Tennessee, Knoxville M.S. University of Tennessee, Knoxville B.S. Indiana University of Pennsylvania GRANT Karpovich, D.S. (PI), Arford, M., Baker, D. (Delta College), Hedquist, B., Martin, A., Meisel, E.C. III, Nitz, K. (Delta College), Ross, A., & VanHouten, J. (Delta College). Saginaw Bay - Great Lakes Innovative Stewardship Through Education Network planning grant. National Center for Science and Civic Engagement GLISTEN program, $31,675, May 10, 2011 � May 31, 2012. Saginaw Valley State University and its potential GLISTEN partners reside in the Saginaw Bay Watershed, the largest in Michigan. Land use within the watershed can strongly influence water quality in Saginaw Bay and Lake Huron. Nutrient loading, bacterial pollution, erosion, and the spread of invasive plant species are key issues related to land use in the watershed. This GLISTEN cluster will engage college students with regional partners in activities designed to impact the key issues through education, awareness, and service. The GLISTEN partners to be involved in the planning phase include Saginaw Valley State University, Delta College, Chippewa Nature Center, and Bay City State Park (MI-DNRE Parks Division). The planning process will include activities involving water quality assessment through sampling and measurements followed by communication of the results. This activity will be a preview of what we envision for the GLISTEN Cluster. Depending on the level of each course, students in GLISTEN activities will be involved in erosion assessments, water quality parameter measurements, beach bacterial monitoring, and source tracking of phosphorus and bacteria. In addition to learning through in-field activities designed to provide data and awareness of water quality issues, students will also be involved in reporting and communicating results to area stakeholders including the Saginaw Bay Watershed Initiative Network and personnel with the Michigan Department of Natural Resources and Environment. Through the Saginaw Bay RC&D, college students will be engaged in watershed based educational 12 Saginaw Valley State University outreach to K-12 students. As part of the planning process, we hope to enlist further partners in the watershed. These may include other colleges and universities such as Saginaw Chippewa Tribal College, Alma College, and Central Michigan University. Our overall goal is to form a network of people and resources that will benefit both education and environment in the region. Research Bulletin 2011 13 Gina Burkart Assistant Professor of English Appointed to SVSU in 2011 Ed.D. University of Northern Iowa M.A. University of Northern Iowa B.A. Loras College ARTICLE Burkart, G. (2011). New "best practices" for freshmen of the twenty-first century? The North American Review, 296(3), 48. BOOK Burkart, G. (2011). Finding meaning in Narnia: A voyage on the dawn treader. (p. 178). Ann Arbor, MI: Nimble Books. CONFERENCE PRESENTATION Burkart, G. (2011, April). Academic coaching as a tool for building selfefficacy in college students. Invited presenter at the Iowa Academic Advising Network (IowAAN) Drive-In Conference, Iowa State University, Ames, IA. 14 Saginaw Valley State University Geoffrey V. Carter Assistant Professor of Rhetoric & Professional Writing Appointed to SVSU in 2007 Ph.D. Purdue University M.A. Central Michigan University B.A. Central Michigan University ARTICLE Carter, G. V., & Arroyo, S. J. (2011). Tubing the future: Participatory pedagogy and YouTube U in 2020. Computers and Composition, 28(4), 292-302. doi: 10.1016/j.compcom.2011.10.001 Our vision for the future of composition focuses on the tube and the culture inspired by online video sharing. Understanding composition in 2020 requires further theorizing about the participatory practices occurring in online video culture. Based on practices found on the platform YouTube, we turn to the term tubing to explain phenomena taking place there, and we put forward the concept of participatory pedagogy that we see emerging in 21st century classrooms. The ubiquitous and historically loaded tube (noun) and its YouTube-specific counterpart tubing (verb), explain many of the shifts taking place as acts of writing expand to include participation in online video sharing. Other scholars have forwarded the notion of postpedagogy (Vitanza, 1991; Davis, 2000; Arroyo, 2003, 2005; Rickert, 2007), which places a high value on invention, encourages the playful, yet serious linking of disparate historical figures, and opens up new pathways that we see as working in tandem with what George Siemens (2005) called a pedagogy of participation, an offshoot of what Henry Jenkins named participatory culture (2009). Using tubing as a guiding metaphor, we develop our version of participatory pedagogy for 2020 by focusing on the propagation of Internet memes and the inventional possibilities found in the everyday practices of video culture, which create an historical archive, an untapped repository of cultural patterns, and a light yet ruthlessly public demand for participation. CONFERENCE PRESENTATIONS Carter, G. V. (2011, October). Turning on and tuning in: Expatriating place Research Bulletin 2011 15 from the Parisian salons to the Sunset Strip. Presented at the Western States Rhetoric and Literacy Conference, Tempe, AZ. Carter, G. V. (2011, May). Participatory publics: From MEmorials to MEMEmorials. Presented at the Computers and Writing Conference, Ann Arbor, MI. Carter, G. V. (2011, March). The chora of the twin towers: Three panelists invite you to participate in contesting and documenting the struggle for rebirth of the 9/11 site. Presented at the Conference on College Composition and Communication, Atlanta, GA. ELECTRONIC RESOURCES Carter, G. V., Arroyo, S., Leston, R., & Merrow, S.R. (SVSU student) (2011). The chora of the twin towers. Enculturation: A Journal of Rhetoric, Writing, and Culture, (10) Retrieved from http://www.enculturation.net/thechora-of-the-twin-towers This project sets a new precedent for sustained scholarly investigation in the medium of video. Determined to examine how the former ground zero and current World Trade Center site could be thought of as a space for invention (but also mourning), the authors draw upon the ancient concept of chora. Conceived of by ancient philosophers and reconceived by contemporary rhetoricians as an undecided, undetermined space to be filled by the unknown, the chora has always been a vessel for non-generic possibility. Through combinations and juxtapositions of journalism, art, music, sound, image, and theory, the authors put choric possibilities into play and present a project that plays the post-9/11 world in various tonalities, timbres, and tunings. Carter, G.V. (2011). inter.virtual.vitalism.views: Aural encounters with Byron Hawk, Victor Vitanza, and Alex Reid. Currents in Electronic Literacy, (Special Edition: Writing with Sound). ISSN: 1524-6493. Retrieved from http://currents.dwrl.utexas.edu/2011/intervirtualvitalismviews Using the medium of a Prezi�, this work conjoins and remixes three interviews with significant figures in rhetorical theory and history, namely, Byron Hawk, Alex Reid, and Victor Vitanza. The work not only provides a significant demonstration of writing with sound, but also takes up the ancient question of where one might situate (or refuse to situate) rhetoric disciplinarily, as well as complex theoretical issues related to re-thinking 16 Saginaw Valley State University vitalism and the Deleuzian virtual. PRESENTATION Carter, G.V. (2011, September). Arranged by Sondra Perl. Remembering the chora of the twin towers on 9/11. Lecture presented to The Holocaust Educators Network and the New York City Writing Project, The Memorial Library in Midtown Manhattan, NY Research Bulletin 2011 17 Basil A. Clark Professor of English Appointed to SVSU in 1975 Ph.D. Ohio State University M.A. University of Maine A.B. Bowdoin College PAPERS Clark, B.A. (2011, March). A defense of betrayal in Malorys Morte Darthur. Paper presented at the annual meeting of the Michigan Academy of Science, Arts, and Letters, Saginaw Valley State University, University Center, MI. This paper argues that ugly as betrayal may be, it has a positive effect in Arthurian legend. Set against the background of Judas`s betrayal of Christ and Aquinas`s question whether, if human kind had not sinned, God would have become incarnate, a happy result, the same question when raised about the Arthurian stories has a similarly positive answer: if King Uther had not betrayed Igraine, Arthur would not have been conceived; if Mordred had not betrayed Arthur, Arthur would not be expected to return in the hour of England`s greatest need. The paper does not deny the pervasiveness of betrayal in Malory, at root a betrayal of sexual fidelity, but it postulates that at the end of the day, Morte Darthur is a hopeful romance: Arthur is translated from this world to the next, Guinevere experiences a blessed death, and Lancelot joins the angels in heaven. Clark, B.A. (2011, October). Clergy and conflict: sacred and secular in Morte Arthur. Paper presented at The 27th Annual Conference of the Medieval Association of the Midwest, St. Norbert College, De Pere, WI. Teasing differences emerge in comparing Malory with his sources, particularly the French book (Old French Arthurian Vulgate); my paper focuses on these differences as they apply to clergy and the secular issues of love and war; for example, the Pope`s intervention to coerce Arthur to receive Guinevere back to court following her rescue from the stake and flight with Lancelot to Joyous Garde. Though the Pope`s authority in both versions is absolute, the role of his emissary, the Bishop 18 Saginaw Valley State University of Rochester, is more detailed in the Vulgate; Malory`s attenuated account distances this episode somewhat from a reader, as might be expected in a fifteenth-century version of a high-medieval subject. I argue that in his treatment of clergy, love, and conflict both here and elsewhere in the Morte, Malory offers resistance to his thirteenth-century source and introduces the narrative perspective of a very early modern writer. Research Bulletin 2011 19 Fenobia Dallas Associate Professor of Rhetoric & Professional Writing Appointed to SVSU in 2006 Ph.D. Michigan Technological University M.A. University of Tennessee at Chattanooga B.A. Fisk University CONFERENCE PRESENTATIONS Dallas, F. (2011, October). Mentoring ourselves: Looking across campus and across disciplines for support & satisfaction. Presented at the 2011 Michigan Sociological Association Conference, Grand Valley State University, Grand Rapids, MI. Faculty often look to their colleagues to guide and support them in the requisite research venues in their disciplines. However, male colleagues may exhibit a paternalistic and presumptive attitude about research agendas, and white women breaking the glass ceiling may not wish to raise the window sill for women of color. As such, African American women are caught in a flux of competing interests, as male colleagues encourage them to "wait their turn," and white women hold the door open for "diversity service" only. This either-or paradigm serves to re-entrench African American women in committee or university service, while invalidating their scholarship pursuits. This presentation explores this continuing dilemma, while offering a pathway to successfully negotiating a robust research agenda. Dallas, F. (2011, October). A nose for news: Engaging students as community writers. Presented at the 2011 Michigan Sociological Association Conference, Grand Valley State University, Grand Rapids, MI. The challenge for any teaching moment in this century is to pry our students` fingers from the texting mode and shift back to the writing mode. We won`t even go into the thinking and writing mode - a concept that challenges some of our college students today. The multiliteracies approach is a literacy pedagogy that engages the multiplicity of communication channels and media... [and] the increasing salience of cultural and linguistic diversity (Cope and Kalantzis, 2001, p. 5). The 20 Saginaw Valley State University multiliteracies approach can help students navigate the written text and visual images with their complex, overlapping, and numerous ways. In this presentation I demonstrate how the four steps of the multiliteracies approach: Overt Instruction, Situated Practice, Critical Framing, and Transformed Practice, are used to refashion students` writing practices in a journalism class. Research Bulletin 2011 21 Monika Dix Assistant Professor of Japanese Appointed to SVSU in 2010 Ph.D. University of British Columbia (Canada) B.A. University of Victoria (Canada) PAPERS AND PRESENTATIONS Dix, M. (2011, January). Motherhood real and imagined: Narrating women's lives, identities and images in Heian Japan. Paper presented at the Modern Language Association Annual Conference, Los Angeles, CA. Dix, M. (2011, April). Between text and image: Mapping literature and narrating space in the Taima-dera jikkai-zu byobu. Paper presented at the Association for Asian Studies Annual Conference, Honolulu, HI. Dix, M. (2011, August). HeikeNokyo: Taira no Kiyomori and kechien-gyo practice in Kamakura-period Japan. Paper presented at the International Conference "Loveable Losers: The Taira in Action and Memory, The East Asian Studies Department of the University of Alberta, Banff Center, Banff, Canada. Dix, M. (2011, October). Straightening the Wrinkles: Aging ambivalence in the Jjin Ajari no haha no sh. Paper presented at the Midwest Japan Seminar (MJS)/ Midwest Conference of Asian Affairs (MCAA), Macalester College, St. Paul, MN. 22 Saginaw Valley State University Jesse Donahue Professor of Political Science Appointed to SVSU in 1996 Ph.D. Boston University B.A. University of California, Santa Cruz PANEL PRESENTATION Donahue, J., & Trump, E. (2011, August). Zoos in society: Perceptions of animal welfare in zoos. Paper presented at symposium entitled From good to great welfare - Advancing zoo animal welfare science and policy, sponsored by the Detroit Zoological society, Ford Education Center, Detroit Zoo, Royal Oak, MI. Research Bulletin 2011 23 Robert Drew Professor of Communication Appointed to SVSU in 1998 Ph.D. University of Pennsylvania M.A. University of Pennsylvania B.A. Columbia University ARTICLE Drew, R. (2011). Going home for All Tomorrow's Parties: Indie culture, the Borscht Belt, and the romance of ruins. Cultural Studies/Critical Methodologies, 11(5), 446-452. In 2008 it was announced that All Tomorrow`s Parties, an independent music festival originating in the U.K., would make its first-ever appearance in the Eastern U.S. at Kutsher`s Country Club in Monticello, New York. As a die-hard indie music fan who happens to have grown up in Monticello and spent a good part of my youth navigating Kutsher`s in various roles, this particular harmonic convergence of Borscht Belt culture and indie culture served as an opportunity for reflection, remembrance, and ethnographic investigation. In this paper I watch, wander, converse, and dust off old diaries and photos, tacking between multiple roles as music maven, lapsed Jew, and upstate yokel, trying to make sense of indie`s mining of the past for authentic experience and of my own ambivalent quest for a home in modernity. CONFERENCE PRESENTATION Drew, R. (2011, May). Cassette culture: The evolution of underground sound as interpersonal exchange. Paper presented at the Midwest Chapter of the Society for Ethnomusicology, Bowling Green, Ohio. The compact cassette was the first medium to offer large numbers of people the ability to share tastes, express identities, and form relationships through recorded music. At the height of its popularity between the 1970s and 1990s, the cassette was both a revolutionary medium and a controversial one. On one hand, it allowed consumers to record music from the radio or from friends` albums and thus to avoid buying albums, and as a result the recording industry condemned home taping as a form 24 Saginaw Valley State University of theft. On the other hand, the cassette allowed musicians to record and distribute their music without the backing of major labels and thus increase the diversity of music available. It also allowed consumers to make customized mixes of music from their own collections and to exchange mix tapes with significant others as a means of interpersonal expression. The cassette evolved into a symbol of independence, a product of originality, and a means of preserving memories. Even today the cassette is widely discussed and celebrated books such as Thurston Moore`s Mix Tape and Jason Bitner`s Cassettes from My Ex collect writings and relics from the cassette era. Using contemporary evidence from popular and alternative publications, this paper will look at the rise of the cassette tape and the competing responses to home taping from opponents who viewed it as piracy and from advocates who viewed it as a consumer right. Research Bulletin 2011 25 Julie A. Foss Assistant Professor of Modern Foreign Languages Appointed to SVSU in 2009 Ph.D. Michigan State University M.A. Eastern Michigan University B.A. Albion College BOOK REVIEW Foss, J.A. (2011). A review of the book Communicative language teaching in action: Putting principles to work, by K. Brandl. The French Review, 85(2), 414. CONFERENCE PRESENTATION Foss, J.A. (2011, October). Keep them talking: Developing speaking skills with information gap activities. Paper presented at the Michigan World Language Association Conference, Lansing, MI. 26 Saginaw Valley State University Eric Gardner Professor of English Appointed to SVSU in 1996 Ph.D. University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign A.M. University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign B.A. Illinois Wesleyan University ARTICLE Gardner, E. (2011). Remembered (Black) readers: Subscribers to the Christian Recorder, 1864-1865. American Literary History, 23(2), 229-259. doi: 10.1093/alh/ajr008 CONFERENCE PRESENTATIONS Gardner, E. (2011, November). We refer our readers: Black transformations and advertising in the Christian Recorder. Paper presented at Before Madison Avenue: Advertising in Early America, American Antiquarian Society, Center for Historic American Visual Culture, Worchester, MA. Gardner, E. (2011, May). A [Black] visitor from California: Philip Bells ,,notes from the Pacific Northwest. Paper presented [in absentia] at the American Literature Association 22nd Annual Conference, Boston, MA. Gardner, E. (2011, May). Slave narratives and the archive (as part of the New Approaches to Slave Narratives roundtable). Paper presented [in absentia] at The American Literature Association 22nd Annual Conference, Boston, MA. Research Bulletin 2011 27 Mary Harmon Professor of English Appointed to SVSU in 1991 Ph.D. Michigan State University M.A. Western Michigan University B.A. Western Michigan University CONFERENCE PRESENTATION Harmon, M., Herzog, B., & Raica-Klotz, H. (2011, April). From strangers to family: The development of a first year writing program. Paper presented at the College Composition and Communication Conference, Atlanta, GA. 28 Saginaw Valley State University Phyllis G. Hastings Professor of English Appointed to SVSU in 1981 D.A. University of Michigan M.A. Wayne State University B.A. Northwestern University CONFERENCE PRESENTATIONS Hastings, P. G. (2011, May). Moving in, moving out, moving on: A vision for reshaping the prison experience. Presented at the Experiencing Prison Conference sponsored by Interdisciplinary.net., Warsaw, Poland. Programming in prisons, to the extent that it exists, is often based on the goal of correcting defects while punishing the violator and isolating him or her from society. My presentation argued for a broader and deeper basis for programming in order to enable authentic human growth and preparation for re-integration into society. In particular, it proposed education in the humanities to promote understanding oneself and one`s society. In addition to building knowledge and awareness, such classes provide guided experience in inter-personal communication, collaborative interaction in various social settings, and relationship to authority figures in work environments. Foundations on which this proposal is built come from two important sources. One is Shadd Maruna`s book Making Good: How Ex-Convicts Reform and Rebuild their Lives. Maruna studied narratives of persons who successfully turned away from criminal activities, comparing their stories to those of persons who continued in crime. He discovered the difference lay in the ways they talked about themselves, their self stories. This suggests that inmates need opportunities for self-discovery and development of a positive self-image. A second foundation is Earl Shorris`s study of poverty in his book New American Blues. Shorris saw that persons are kept in poverty by a surround of forces. To enable escape from poverty (and in parallel sense from the poverty of crime and incarceration), he claims persons need education in humanities to enable reflection. He asserts that we offer this kind of education to the rich but not the poor. Based on this insight, he developed the Clemente Project, which has since been providing high-quality liberal arts education in community centers and prisons. Research Bulletin 2011 29 Hastings, P. G. (2011, April). Whos in prison? Contesting images of inmates and incarceration. Presented at the Conference on College Composition and Communication, Atlanta, GA. The presentation looks at photos and profiles of persons from two groups� persons serving life sentences in prison and persons who have been victims of violent crimes or who have lost spouses or children to violent crimes. These profiles are found in two books by Howard Zehr, Doing Life and Transcending: Reflections of Victims of Crime. While we tend to think of these persons, victims and perpetrators, as opposites in both character and situation, the profiles reveal the similarity of their positions in their life journey, all needing to come to terms with and live out consequences of dramatic life-changing events in their lives. While the events are very different in nature, the juxtaposition of their stories reveals the parallel nature of their journey toward self-understanding and acceptance, the basis for continued life. Howard Zehr, who played a central role in the development of restorative justice, believes connecting rather than separating victim and perpetrator is needed to allow restoration and healing for both. My presentation was done in the context of an extended panel for teachers presently working or interested in working with inmates. 30 Saginaw Valley State University Brent C. Hedquist Lecturer of Geography Appointed to SVSU in 2010 Ph.D. Arizona State University M.A. Arizona State University B.S. Brigham Young University GRANT Hedquist, B., Karpovich, D.S. (PI), Arford, M., Baker, D. (Delta College), Martin, A., Meisel, E.C. III, Nitz, K. (Delta College), Ross, A., & VanHouten, J. (Delta College). Saginaw Bay - Great Lakes Innovative Stewardship Through Education Network planning grant. National Center for Science and Civic Engagement GLISTEN program, $31,675, May 2011 � May 2012. Saginaw Valley State University and its potential GLISTEN partners reside in the Saginaw Bay Watershed, the largest in Michigan. Land use within the watershed can strongly influence water quality in Saginaw Bay and Lake Huron. Nutrient loading, bacterial pollution, erosion, and the spread of invasive plant species are key issues related to land use in the watershed. This GLISTEN cluster will engage college students with regional partners in activities designed to impact the key issues through education, awareness, and service. The GLISTEN partners to be involved in the planning phase include Saginaw Valley State University, Delta College, Chippewa Nature Center, and Bay City State Park (MI-DNRE Parks Division). The planning process will include activities involving water quality assessment through sampling and measurements followed by communication of the results. This activity will be a preview of what we envision for the GLISTEN Cluster. Depending on the level of each course, students in GLISTEN activities will be involved in erosion assessments, water quality parameter measurements, beach bacterial monitoring, and source tracking of phosphorus and bacteria. In addition to learning through in-field activities designed to provide data and awareness of water quality issues, students will also be involved in reporting and communicating results to area stakeholders including the Saginaw Bay Watershed Initiative Network and personnel with the Michigan Department of Natural Resources and Environment. Through the Saginaw Bay RC&D, college students will be engaged in watershed based educational outreach to K-12 students. As part of the planning process, we hope to Research Bulletin 2011 31 enlist further partners in the watershed. These may include other colleges and universities such as Saginaw Chippewa Tribal College, Alma College, and Central Michigan University. Our overall goal is to form a network of people and resources that will benefit both education and environment in the region. 32 Saginaw Valley State University Gladys Hernandez Professor of Modern Foreign Languages Appointed to SVSU in 2001 Ph.D. Ohio University M.A. Ohio University M.A. Ohio University B.S. Universidad Pedagogica Nacional, Bogota, Columbia CONFERENCE PRESENTATIONS Hernandez, G., & Luque, M.(De Paw University). (2011, July). El lenguaje del agua y la cultura. Paper presented at the American Association of Teachers of Spanish and Portuguese, Washington, D.C. Hernandez, G., Becker, E. D. (SVSU student), Bond, S. M. (SVSU student), Finta, Z. R. (SVSU student), & Wendorf, J. E. (SVSU student) (2011, October). Cultural extravaganza: An afternoon of Spanish cinema. Paper presented at Michigan World Language Association, Lansing, MI. Research Bulletin 2011 33 Bradley Herzog Associate Professor of Rhetoric & Professional Writing Appointed to SVSU in 2007 Ph.D. Texas Christian University M.A. Brigham Young University B.A. Brigham Young University CONFERENCE PRESENTATION Herzog, B., Harmon, M., & Raica-Klotz, H. (2011, April). From strangers to family: The development of a first year writing program. Paper presented at the College Composition and Communication Conference, Atlanta, GA. 34 Saginaw Valley State University Drew E. Hinderer Finkbeiner Endowed Chair in Ethics Appointed to SVSU in 1981 Ph.D. University of Michigan A.B. Hope College PAPERS Hinderer, D. E. (2011, March). Applied ethics: Problems and prospects. Paper presented at the annual meeting of the Michigan Academy of Science, Arts, and Letters, Saginaw Valley State University, University Center, MI. Hinderer, D. E. (2011, September). Applied ethics in health care: Problems and prospects. Paper presented at The 2nd Annual Tri-City Collaboration in Health Care Ethics, University Center, MI. PERFORMANCES Hinderer, D. E. (principal bassoon), Concert in the park, Works by Gershwin, Sousa et al., Alpena Symphony Orchestra, Dr. Eric Lawson, Conductor. (2011, August), Alpena, MI. Hinderer, D. E. (principal bassoon), Baroque on Beaver and beyond, Works by Bach, Delius, Farkas, Gounod, Handel, Mendelssohn, Milhaud, Mozart, Puccini, Purcell, Rossini, Rutter, Strauss, Sullivan, Verdi and Wagner, (2011, July 28-31), Beaver Island, MI. Hinderer, D. E. (principal bassoon), Emerald Winds, Works by Arnold, Gounod and Mozart, Calvin College, (2011, April), Grand Rapids, MI. Hinderer, D. E. (principal bassoon), Emerald Winds, Works by Arnold, Gounod and Mozart, Gaylord Chamber Orchestra Benefit, (2011, March), Gaylord, MI. Hinderer, D. E. (principal bassoon), Works by Holst and Tchaikovsky, Gaylord Chamber Orchestra, (2011, December). Gaylord, MI. Research Bulletin 2011 35 Hinderer, D. E. (principal bassoon), Works by deFalla, Mozart, Rodrigo and Tchaikovsky, Midland Symphony Orchestra, (2011, February), Midland, MI. Hinderer, D. E. (principal bassoon), Works by Schumann, Sibelius and Weber, Midland Symphony Orchestra, (2011, October), Midland, MI. Hinderer, D. E. (principal bassoon), Works by Actor, Rachmaninoff and Shostakovich, Midland Symphony Orchestra, (2011, November), Midland, MI. Hinderer, D. E. (principal bassoon), Works by Ellington et al., Midland Symphony Orchestra, (2011, December), Midland, MI. Hinderer, D. E. (second bassoon, contra bassoon), Works by Hanson and Holst, Traverse Symphony Orchestra, Kevin Rhodes, Conductor. (2011, September), Traverse City, MI. Hinderer, D. E. (second bassoon, contra bassoon), Works by Beethoven and Sibelius, Traverse Symphony Orchestra, Kevin Rhodes, Conductor. (2011, October), Traverse City, MI. 36 Saginaw Valley State University James Hitt Assistant Professor of Philosophy Appointed to SVSU in 2009 Ph.D. University of New York, Graduate Center M.A. Arizona State University M.S. State University of New York at Stony Brook B.A. University of Pittsburgh PANEL PRESENTATION Hitt, J. (2011, March). What works. Panel presentation at The 2nd Annual Tri-City Collaboration in Health Care Ethics, University Center, MI. PAPERS Hitt, J. (2011, March). Case study: Ethics consultation at Maimonides Medical Center. Paper presented at The 2nd Annual Tri-City Collaboration in Health Care Ethics, University Center, MI. Hitt, J. (2011, September). Vegetative state as a postulate of medical knowledge. Paper presented at the Pittsburgh Area Philosophy Colloquium, Pittsburgh, PA. Hitt, J. (2011, September). Vegetative state as a postulate of medical knowledge. Paper presented at the Medical Humanities Conference, Western Michigan University, Kalamazoo, MI. Hitt, J. (2011, November). Vegetative state as a postulate of medical knowledge. Paper presented at the Philosophy of Medical Roundtable Conference, University of the Basque Country, San Sebastian, Spain. Hitt, J. (2011, November). Problems with unreportable awareness. Paper presented at the Philosophy of Medicine Conference, Fundaci�n Ram�n Areces, Madrid, Spain. Research Bulletin 2011 37 Joseph J. Jaksa Assistant Professor of Criminal Justice Appointed to SVSU in 2007 Ph.D. Oakland University M.A. Saginaw Valley State University B.A. Michigan State University CONFERENCE PRESENTATION Jaksa, J.J. (2011, March). Bridging the ideological gap: Signs of moderation in undergraduate criminal justice curriculum and Identity Crisis: Teaching the concept and history of private security to introductory criminal justice undergraduate students. Paper presented at The 48th Annual Academy of Criminal Justice Sciences meeting, Toronto, Ontario Canada. 38 Saginaw Valley State University J. Blake Johnson Assistant Professor of Art Appointed to SVSU in 2007 M.F.A. University of Idaho B.F.A. The Art Center College of Design ART WORK Johnson, J. Blake. (Artist). (2011, September � November). Paper sculpture. All Michigan All Media � Visual Arts Competition, sponsored by the Holland Area Arts Council. Research Bulletin 2011 39 Beth Jorgensen Associate Professor of Rhetoric & Professional Writing Appointed to SVSU in 2007 Ph.D. Iowa State University M.A. Iowa State University B.A. Iowa State University ARTICLE Jorgensen, B. (2011). In J. Williams (Chair). Granola-eating, Birkenstockwearing treehuggers who want to take your guns: Re-framing the rhetoric of sustainable agriculture. In Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE ) (Ed.), 2011 IEEE International Professional Communication Conference Proceedings (397 pages). doi: 10.1109/IPCC.2011.6087205 Environmentalists have long been perceived as radical idealists who are out of touch with the needs of average citizens. Meanwhile, the environmental movement has been marked from within by overlapping and competing concerns which have alienated key groups of potential allies. For example, concerns about humane treatment of animals, both wild and domestic, overlap and compete with wilderness preservation, crop and husbandry practices, and hunting and fishing. Moreover, public discourse is grounded upon an incoherent and incommensurate paradigm of rational liberalism which assumes that quantitative data and linear reasoning are absolute, transparent, and sufficient to persuade the public to go green, and thus neglects to address the experiential values of the general. Against this background, sustainable agriculture struggles to invent itself as relevant to both consumers and producers. This paper examines the rhetorical and paradigmatic missteps of the environmental movement and suggests ways to re-frame the rhetoric of food production and consumption to appeal to held values, personal responsibility, and community, thus fueling consumer demand for local, sustainable, organic food. BOOK CHAPTER Jorgensen, B. (2011). Lines, angles, and squares: Some consequences of linear epistemology in American English idiom. In Bruce C. Swaffield & Iris Guske (Eds.), Global encounters: Pedagogical paradigms & educational 40 Saginaw Valley State University practices. (pp. 386-406). Newcastle upon Tyne, U.K.: Cambridge Scholars Press. CONFERENCE PRESENTATION Jorgensen, B. (2011, June). The grain meme: Myths of the green revolution. Paper presented at the Joint Annual Meeting of Agriculture, Food, and Human Values Society & Association for the Study of Food and Society, Missoula, MT. Jorgensen, B. (2011, October). Granola-eating, Birkenstock-wearing tree huggers who want to take your guns: Re-framing the rhetoric of sustainable agriculture. Paper presented at the International Professional Communication Conference, Cincinnati, OH. Jorgensen, B. (2011, October). The grain meme: Global consequences for women and children. Paper presented at the Feminisms & Rhetoric Conference, Mankato, MN. Research Bulletin 2011 41 John L. Kaczynski Instructor of Political Science Appointed to SVSU in 2007 Ph.D. candidate, Michigan State University M.P.A. Central Michigan University B.S. Central Michigan University GRANT Kaczynski, J.L. Engage the Great Lakes Bay Region. Bay Area Community Foundation, $970; Midland Area Community Foundation, $995; & Saginaw Community Foundation, $975, December 2010 � December 2011. This project was created by SVSU students to increase civic engagement, community pride, volunteerism and the number of registered youth voters. 42 Saginaw Valley State University Emily Kelley Assistant Professor of Art Appointed to SVSU in 2009 Ph.D. Cornell University M.A. Cornell University B.A. University of Michigan, Ann Arbor BOOK REVIEW Kelley, E.D. (2011). A review of the book Fernando Gallego and his workshop: The altarpiece from Ciudad Rodrigo, Dotseth, A.W., Anderson, B.C., & Roglan, M.A., (Eds.). Medieval Encounters 17(3), 407-410. CONFERENCE PRESENTATION Kelley, E.D. (2011, November). Imitating the Italians: The impact of Florentine funerary practices on the altarpiece of Gonzalo L�pez de Polanco. Paper presented at the Southeastern College Art Conference, Savannah, GA. Research Bulletin 2011 43 Sara Beth Keough Assistant Professor of Geography Appointed to SVSU in 2007 Ph.D. University of Tennessee M.S. Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University B.S. Jacksonville University B.A. Jacksonville University ARTICLE Keough, S.B. (2011). Promoting and preserving cultural identity through Newfoundland radio music broadcasts. Aether: The Journal of Media Geography, 7, 75-96. In light of the hegemonic influence of American popular culture on Canadian media, the Canadian government established the Canadian Content Regulations that set minimum quota for the amount of Canadian material contained in radio, television, and film in Canada. This study examines the regulations as they apply to radio and explores the influence of these regulations on St. John`s, Newfoundland radio stations, a market that exists within a region with a strong local identity. Semi-structured interviews with station personnel in the St. John`s market reveal that although the regulations influence station personnel`s music selection, they are secondary to the importance that station personnel place on opportunities for cultural preservation through radio broadcasting. BOOK REVIEW Keough, S.B. (2011). A review of the book El lector: A history of the cigar factory reader by Araceli Tinajero. Journal of Latin American Geography, 10(1), 213-215. CONFERENCE PRESENTATIONS Keough, S.B. (2011, November). Ft. McMurray, Alberta: Considering urban development in a boom town. Presentation delivered at the Association of Canadian Studies in the U.S. Biennial meeting, Ottawa, Ontario. 44 Saginaw Valley State University Keough, S.B. (2011, April). Newfoundland migration to Alberta: The accumulation of social capital in the migrants place of origin. Presentation delivered at the Association of American Geographers Annual meeting, Seattle, WA. EDITORSHIP