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College of Applied Arts Newsletter A Member  of  The  Texas  State  University  System    

   

Faculty Authored Books Summer 2013 – Spring 2014

Color Behind Bars: Racism the U.S. Prison System Dr. Scott W. Bowman

Gene Bourgeois, Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs announced the following promotions and elections to tenure effective September 1, 2014. Please join me in celebrating the accomplishments of these individuals.

Historic Preservation for Designers Dr. Peter B. Dedek

PROMOTIONS

Developing and Sustaining Adult Learners Dr. Carrie Boden-McGill

Iron Has Memory, Rocks Breathe Slowly, Crystals Learn Dr. Albert S. Dietz Research Methods In Crime and Justice Dr. Brian L. Withrow Crisis Negotiations: Managing Critical Incidents and Hostage Situations in Law Enforcement and Corrections Dr. Wayman C. Mullins Women’s Crimes, Criminology, and Corrections Dr. Joycelyn M. Pollock Color Studies, 3rd ed. Mr. Ronald L. Reed Texas Crime Atlas Dr. Kim Rossmo

PROMOTIONS AND TENURE

From Assistant Professor to Associate Professor Dr. Mira Ahn, School of Family and Consumer Sciences   Dr. Kimberlee Davis, School of Family and Consumer Sciences   Dr. Christine L. Norton, School of Social Work   Dr. Amy C. Russell, School of Social Work      

TENURE Dr. Mira Ahn, School of Family and Consumer Sciences   Dr. Kimberlee Davis, School of Family and Consumer Sciences   Dr. Christine L. Norton, School of Social Work   Dr. Amy C. Russell, School of Social Work  


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The Graduate College Awards Summer Incentive Scholarships ($2,000)

David Vela Jessica Espinoza Kaci Geiken

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USDA Awards Texas State $1 million SAFE Agriculture Education Grant Posted by Jayme Blaschke University News Service July 30, 2014

The Department of Agriculture at Texas State University has received a four-year, $1 million grant from the United States Department of Agriculture’s Hispanic Serving Institutions Education Grants Program (HSI). The grant, awarded to Department of Agriculture faculty P. Ryan Saucier and Douglas G. Morrish, will support their project Southwest Agriculture And Food Security Education: Preparing Future Leaders For A Safe And Secure U.S. Food Supply System (SAFE) and will fund education for 10 undergraduate students from Austin Community College (ACC) and Southwest Texas Junior College (SWTJC). Upon completion of a two-year degree at ACC and SWTJC, students will transfer to Texas State and complete a bachelor's degree in agriculture or a related science. Additionally, 11 graduate students' educations will be funded at Texas State or New Mexico State University in agriculture or a related science. Through the SAFE grant, all 21 students will become certified by the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) through the Preparedness and Response to Food and Agriculture Incidents: Management and Planning Level course along with five online Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) e-learning courses related to agriculture and food supply safety. Furthermore, all students will engage in day-long USDA and DHS job shadowing activities, a summer USDA or DHS internship, attend a national and/or a regional research conference and a professional development consortium. Students will gain six certifications offered by DHS and FEMA and an immense amount of experience with food security, food safety and agroterrorism, thus helping narrow the gap of underrepresented students in food and agricultural sciences. Press Release


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Texas State Students Sweep Texas Rural Challenge Business Competition

           

Posted by Jayme Blaschke University News Service July 3, 2014

Texas State University took the top three places in the inaugural Texas Student Challenge business competition during the 5th annual Texas Rural Challenge, held June 19-20 in Waco. The Texas Student Challenge is a business plan competition for college students geared toward business ventures and innovative technologies that will benefit rural communities.

Cory Hanes, a student in the McCoy College of Business, won first place with Indie Expo, a business that helps start-up brands unlock their full potential and maximize their profit by   providing packaged services that tailor towards their needs.  

Rosalie Kelly and Lauren Robinson, master of education students in the Department of   Agriculture, won second place with Pumpkin Patch for Rural Development, an agri-tourism business designed to identify seasonal agri-tourism opportunities for enhancing rural   development.      

Cole Popper, Eric Iselt and William Terry, students in the McCoy College of Business, finished third with SweetWater Distillery, a craft distillery that was started with the goal of making the best-tasting drinks. Currently, SweetWater is in the stage of acquiring land as well as equipment with plans to have product on shelves within the year. The Texas Rural Challenge was created in 2009 through a partnership between the University of Texas-San Antonio and the Office of the Governor. It is designed to organize a statewide conference to address the needs and challenges facing rural Texas. For more information visit www.cvent.com/events/texas-rural-challenge/event-summary704dac221ab9400b83d6ab099d020a48.aspx?cpc=KXNWQNBYNTH or http://utsa.edu/today/2014/06/txruralchall.html.

LCC Students Move on to Prestigious Internships L-R: Reno Soto, Daniel "DJ" Firova, Mariela Aguilera, Anailse Martinez, Manuel Juarez, Marcella Juarez, and David Vela. Not pictured are Regino Lopez and Jessica Espinoza.


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Marcus Felson made Doctor Honoris Causa in Universidad Miguel Hernandez, Elche, Spain Link to Article

Forum Conducted by Police Executive Research Forum (PERF) Critical Issues in Policing Series The Police Response to Active Shooter Incidents

Deadly Rampage On or Near College Campuses J. Peter Blair, Associate Professor in the School of Criminal Justice was interviewed by ABC’s senior justice correspondent Pierre Thomas about deadly gunfire on or near college campuses since 1996.

Link to Article


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Intern for the KAD program at C.M. Allen Homes

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of Family and Consumer Sciences (continued) Texas State's Hustvedt Named American Council on Education Fellow Posted by Jayme Blaschke - University News Service - May 8, 2014

Gwendolyn Hustvedt, Presidential Fellow and graduate advisor for Sustainability Studies at Texas State University, has been named an ACE Fellow for academic year 2014-15 by the American Council on Education (ACE). The ACE Fellows Program, established in 1965, is designed to strengthen institutions and leadership in American higher education by identifying and preparing emerging leaders for senior positions in college and university administration. Thirty-one Fellows, nominated by the senior administration of their institutions, were selected this year following a rigorous application process. “We are proud that Dr. Hustvedt was chosen for this highly competitive program,” said Texas State President Denise M. Trauth. “The ACE Fellows experience will enhance Dr. Hustvedt’s already impressive academic and leadership capabilities, which in turn will benefit Texas State.” Hustvedt, a Texas State faculty member since 2006, holds degrees from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln and Kansas State University. “I am so pleased to have this opportunity to help Texas State take the next step in our quest for excellence,” Hustvedt said. “I have been so fortunate to work with many excellent mentors, including Provost Eugene Bourgeois and President Trauth, who have provided guidance and challenge as I seek to learn more about what makes a university truly great.” Nearly 2,000 higher education leaders have participated in the ACE Fellows Program since its inception, with more than 300 Fellows having served as chief executive officers of colleges or universities, and more than 1,300 having served as provosts, vice presidents and deans. “For nearly 50 years, the ACE Fellows Program has transformed lives and grown future leaders,” said Joan Wodiska, the organization’s vice president and chief leadership officer. “The program immerses Fellows in learning experiences to gain insight and understanding into the changing environment of higher education.” The ACE Fellows Program combines three retreats on higher education issues organized by ACE, interactive learning opportunities, campus visits and placement at another higher education institution to condense years of on-the-job experience and skills development into a single semester or year. Fellows are included in highest level of decision making while working with a college or university president and other senior officers at a host institution. During her onesemester fellowship, Hustvedt will focus on studying best practices associated with enhancing doctoral education, research commercialization and other areas of concern to Texas State. About the American Council on Education Founded in 1918, ACE is the major coordinating body for all the nation's higher education institutions, representing more than 1,600 college and university presidents, and more than 200 related associations, nationwide. It provides leadership on key higher education issues and influences public policy through advocacy. For more information, please visit www.acenet.edu or follow ACE on Twitter @ACEducation.

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of Family and Consumer Sciences (continued) American Society for Nutrition ASN Foundation Awards Ceremony Presented at the 78th Scientific Sessions and Annual Meeting at Experimental Biology

Mack Shay, Human Nutrition Graduate Student also won an award (third place among graduate students) for his research presentation entitled Method development for investigating probiotic effects on fat storage in a Caenorhabditis elegans model at Experimental Biology and won a cash prize. This was at the Dietary Bioactive Components RIS Poster competition of the American Society for Nutrition, which had about 100 participants.

Priscilla Pham, Human Nutrition Program Alum gave a great talk in the award competition, the session was chaired by Dr. Cindy Davis, the Director of Grants and Extramural Activities in the Office of Dietary Supplements (ODS) at the NIH. She received her award in the main ASN award ceremony, complete with her own reserved seating!

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Ms. Julie Wisdom-Wild is a graduate of the BAAS program. She still helps OWLS in various ways from time to time. She sent us three of her employees who are now graduates of the BAAS. She spoke in the Human Problems class a few times. It is not easy to remain in these types of non-profit positions for as long as she has, Congratulations Julie!

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Texas State Professor Awarded Caminos Camp Contract by Austin ISD Posted by Jayme Blaschke University News Service May 19, 2014

The Austin Independent School District (AISD) has awarded Omar S. López, assistant professor in the Department of Occupational, Workforce and Leadership Studies at Texas State University, a contract to run the Caminos – Pathway to Success summer youth program for Lanier High School students. The Caminos camp will run June 9 through July 11. Caminos is a five-week summer program designed to strengthen the academic success of 10thgrade transitioning students toward the goal of preparing them for a college preparatory curriculum in fall 2014. The first two weeks of the program are at Lanier High School in central Austin, and the last three weeks will be on campus at Texas State in San Marcos. The $178,000 contract covers room and board while students are on campus. Caminos students will learn leadership skills and complete academics in core subject areas relevant to college readiness, as well as engage in experiential learning activities through field trips to museums, scientific and cultural centers. Caminos students will also have the opportunity to prepare for and retake their state assessments in algebra I and English I to increase their total scores to meet new state requirements for on-time graduation. Last summer, López ran Caminos at AISD’s Reagan High School with a similar contract award. "The program was transformational for many of these students in that it gave them a vision of college life, and the expectations and discipline relevant to academic success," López said. "This included the need to be on time, on-task, and focused on learning. Students also learned how important it was to create meaningful relationships with other students that also cared about academics, and with teachers who could provide a gateway to college and life success." For more information, contact Dr. Omar López at (512) 245-2115 or via email at ol14@txstate.edu.

Congratulations to our MSIS graduate student, Jeff Nelson! Military Times has published an article that includes Jeff's research study titled "Service Dogs: A New Prescription for PTSD". To review the article, please visit the link below: http://www.militarytimes.com/article/20140527/BENEFITS06/305270039/New-study-willmeasure-dogs-usefulness-vets-PTSD

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of Social Work The School of Social Work

Social work has been a part of the curriculum at Texas State University since the Department of Sociology first offered a social work course in 1975. Initially a curriculum sequence within the sociology major, social work would later became an academic minor and finally an academic major. The Bachelor of Social Work (BSW) was first accredited by the Council on Social Work Education (CSWE) in 1978, an accreditation that has been reaffirmed in 1985, 1992, 2000, 2004, and 2012. The Department of Social Work was organized in 1995, joining the College of Health Professions. The Department was designated the School of Social Work in 2001, and the School joined the College of Applied Arts in 2009.

SSW Scholarship Recipients 2014 - 2015 Suzanna Marie Alsina -- Ima Hogg Scholarship in Mental Health Marissa Melnikow -- Karen Brown Scholarship in Social Work Anne Jones -- Richter Scholarship in Social Work Tara Streetman -- Terri Murdock Scholarship in Social Work Geoffrey Stratton -- Terri Murdock Scholarship in Social Work

Hogg Bilingual Scholars The SSW scholarship committee recently selected two new Hogg Bilingual Scholars: Ada Castillo and Amanda Mendez. Their scholarship runs the 2014 academic year. They are both in the foundation curriculum.


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Employee of the Month: Elizabeth “Lisa” Ramos Elizabeth “Lisa” Ramos, Academic Advisor, School of Social Work was selected as the Texas State Employee of the Month for June 2014. Lisa Ramos consistently goes beyond the call of duty in her service to students, staff and faculty alike, both in the School of Social Work, and more widely within the College of Applied Arts. Lisa serves as academic advisor for more than 600 undergraduate and graduate Social Work students. Lisa is very knowledgeable about University policies and procedures, as well as the specific policies, procedures, and curriculum of Social Work. Therefore, she is not only an invaluable resource for Social Work students, but also for faculty and staff. Lisa is always willing to assist in whatever way she is needed, and has become an integral part of not only the advising processes, but part of the admissions and orientation processes for the MSW Program. Lisa assists with all recruitment efforts undertaken by the BSW and MSW Coordinators, and provides prospective students with information about Social Work programs and is able to address specific curriculum-related questions. In addition to her excellent formal advising of both undergraduate and graduate students within the School of Social Work, Lisa contributes to the School in a variety of leadership capacities: she is involved in interview processes at the graduate level; participates in BSW and MSW Admissions Committee work; screens all of our students for eligibility to apply for internship; and works closely with our BSW, MSW and Field Program Coordinators to ensure the smooth and effective administration of all three administrative components of the School of Social Work. Lisa is unfailingly polite and helpful with students, some of whom are disappointed, struggling to understand the needs of their program, and at times frustrated. She handles all student requests as her first job--and many see her as their number one ally in their academic careers. Her door is always open, a smile is always on her face, and she acts as advisor, counselor, strong shoulder and sometimes bearer of bad news to students, but always professional and respectful. She is direct, kind, and the embodiment of a true professional.

Congratulations, Lisa, on a job well done and being recognized as the June 2014 Employee of the Month!


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Graduate Studies News & Events    

The Office of the Dean of the College of Applied Arts will host the

Hooding Ceremony For the Class of August 2014 The Master’s Hooding Ceremony honors Scholarly Achievement & Graduate Research Centennial Hall Teaching Theater Thursday, August 7th 2014, 6 pm

RSVP by July 28th to 512-245-3538 For special accommodations, please contact the Office of Disability Services at 512-245-3451, At least 72 hours prior to the event.

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Paperless Application for the CAA Graduate Research Fellowship (GRF)

In an   effort to support University goals and sustainability efforts we are implementing a paperless   application process for the CAA Graduate Research Fellowship.     The purpose of the Graduate Research Fellowship program is to allow students the opportunity to learn   more about conducting research by assisting faculty with various research projects (i.e., book, research   article, grant proposal). The student will work with a professor for approximately 20 hours a week for $6,250 The positions are awarded for a 9-month   a semester.   duration (September 1   through May 31).  

APPLICATION PROCESS: Students will apply by filling out the online application. All attachments will now be submitted PDF format in a zip file.   compressed      

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COMPRESSED ZIP FILE MUST INCLUDE: A one-page (single-spaced) personal statement of career goals and future plans, including why the student should be awarded a Graduate Research Fellowship. Two (2) letters of recommendation. At least one letter must be from a professor in an academic institution. Recommendation letters should be addressed to the GRF Selection Committee. A current, professional one-page resume.

PLEASE NOTE: Submissions of transcripts are no longer necessary. They can be viewed in the Banner Document Management System (BDMS).

The Texas State University System

Board of Regents A nine member Board of Regents appointed by the Governor governs the Texas State University System. In addition, a nonvoting student regent is appointed annually to the Board. Donna N. Williams Chairman Arlington Ron Mitchell Vice Chair Horseshoe Bay Charlie Amato Regent San Antonio Dr. Jaime R. Garza Regent San Antonio Kevin J. Lilly Regent Houston David Montagne Regent Beaumont Vernon Reaser III Regent Bellaire Rossanna Salazar Regent Austin William F. Scott Regent Nederland Matthew Russell Regent San Marcos Dr. Brian McCall Chancellor

Newsletter Editor Yolanda Quintanilla Graduate Recruiter College of Applied Arts Agriculture Building, #306 yq10@txstate.edu 245-3538

   

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The College of Applied Arts recognizes the scholarly and innovative research projects by its stellar faculty and growing graduate student bo...

Summer 2014 Newsletter  

The College of Applied Arts recognizes the scholarly and innovative research projects by its stellar faculty and growing graduate student bo...

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