Arts&Sciences News from the Henry Kendall College of Arts and Sciences
Kalpana Misra becomes new college dean On June 1, Kalpana Misra, associate professor of political science. became the college’s new dean. With 25 years on the faculty and 10 years as associate dean, Misra was identified as the best choice for the college’s top leadership position at the conclusion of a national search. “Kalpana has been a valued friend and colleague for 25 years,” said Roger Blais, provost and vice president for academic affairs. “Her integrity and diplomacy are recognized throughout her college and across the TU campus. Additionally, her international experience will resonate with the university’s ongoing efforts to offer a truly global education to our students.” Misra earned a doctorate in political science from the University of Michigan and both bachelors and masters degrees from the University of Delhi, India. She is the author, coauthor, or coeditor of three published political science books, as well as six book chapters and dozens of peerreviewed journal articles, encyclopedia entries, reviews, and presentations. “My vision for the future of the college is that of a dynamic and vigorous academic community that smoothly navigates a rapidly changing political, social, and economic milieu at the local, national, and global levels,” Misra said. The new dean is well positioned to represent the college globally. She speaks five languages: English, Hindi, Punjabi, Chinese and Urdu. As a
faculty member and associate dean, she directed many of the university’s international efforts, including acting as advisor for exchange students and serving on task forces to forge partnerships with both Chinese and Indian universities. In addition to strengthening the college’s international ties, Misra is also a gifted teacher. Last year, she received the Thomas H. Buckley Award for Teaching Excellence, chosen by students. In 2004, she received the TU Outstanding Teacher Award; only three are awarded per year, and the honor is bestowed only once in a lifetime. In 1998, she was named the Political Scientist Scholar of the Year by the Oklahoma Political Science Association.
College boasts national scholars Five Arts and Sciences students received nationally competitive scholarships. The number and scope of the awards is a testimonial to the success of the college in recruiting and developing top-notch scholars. These students are prepared to compete for the most prestigious fellowships and equipped to engage with the challenging and meaningful work that follows. The college’s 2013 nationally competitive award winners include: Cara Dublin – Fulbright Scholarship Dublin (BA ’13), who graduated with a degree in history and a minor in English, accepted a prestigious writing internship for Phi Beta Kappa as an intern for PBK’s online news publication, the Key Reporter. Her byline appears on two on-line articles — a review of Sheryl Sandberg’s book Lean In: Women, Work and the Will to Lead and on a story on Marche Academique, the Phi Beta Kappa ceremonial processional composed by TU Professor Joseph Rivers. Cara is pursuing an MA degree in Victorian Studies at the University of Leicester in England on a Fulbright. Taber Hunt – Phi Kappa Phi Graduate Fellowship A National Merit and TU Presidential Scholar, Hunt (BSBA ’13) was an economics
major and a member of the Tulsa Undergraduate Research Challenge. He is now at the Judge Business School of the University of Cambridge in England and will pursue a law degree at Vanderbilt University, where he has a deferred admission. Shreela Palit NSF Graduate Fellowship Palit (BS ’11) earned a degree in psychology and is working toward a doctorate in clinical psychology at TU. She is specializing in pain psychophysiology and is laboratory manager in Professor Jamie Rhudy’s Psychophysiology Laboratory for Affective Neuroscience. Jake Turner – Fulbright Scholarship Turner (BS ’13), with degrees in sociology and economics, is in Bulgaria as a teaching assistant at a high school and also teaches English at a foreign language school. As a member of the Tulsa Undergraduate Research Challenge, he did research for the Tulsa Institute for Trauma, Abuse and Neglect. Lauren West - Critical Language Scholarship West (BA’ 13) holds degrees in history and Russian studies and is studying in Russia through the U.S. Department of State, Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs’ Critical Language Scholarship (CLS) Program that offers intensive summer language institutes. West is the first TU student to win the CLS.
Music for an Osage ballet When Osage tribe member Randy Tinker Smith heard colleague Lou Brock’s piano piece, “The Journey,” she felt compelled to develop a ballet around the music he wrote to portray the odyssey of the Osage American Indian tribe. Smith began fundraising and received several grants and gifts to begin work on the ballet. But she needed something else. While Brock’s musical themes were solid, the ballet needed a complete score and full orchestration. Smith didn’t know where to turn. She sought the advice of her artistic advisor Roman Jasinski, and he recommended that she visit with TU’s Joseph Rivers, the J. Donald Feagin Professor of Music and Film Studies as well as the chair of the film studies department. Rivers was certain he could help with the completion of the ballet. “The choreographer and I would sit with Joseph and describe what we envisioned happening on stage,” Smith said. “While we talked, he would arrange and compose music to suit each scene while we sat watching. It was amazing.” Rivers said the process for writing the ballet was similar to developing a movie score. “Our team went scene by scene to discuss what would be happening on the stage and how the music needed to reflect what was happening in the story,” he said. “The synergy we created helped create an excellent artistic product in a relatively short time.” Once the music was written, Rivers orchestrated and recorded the score using advanced sample technology to simulate live musicians. Wahzhazhe: An Osage Ballet opened August 3, 2012 to a Tulsa audience and was immediately hailed by critics and the public as an important artistic expression of the story of the Osage people. Wahzhazhe is the native name of the tribe, which was later dubbed “Osage” by Europeans. Last spring, the ballet was performed, by invitation, at the Smithsonian National Museum of the American Indian in Washington, D.C. “There were four performances at the Smithsonian, and each was very well attended,” Rivers said. “In fact, they had to turn away people at the door for the last performance.”
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MESSAGE FROM THE DEAN
As the new dean of the Henry Kendall College of Arts & Sciences, it is my profound honor to greet you, our esteemed alumni. In my 25 years on faculty of the college, I’ve had the pleasure of knowing many of you as students and visiting with you as stakeholders, colleagues, and friends. You will see throughout this newsletter, examples of the college’s continued commitment to excellence and innovation. There are several accomplishments of which I hope you will be particularly proud: Our job placement figures in the last two years have been over 91%. This proves our students can earn a liberal arts degree and secure meaningful jobs, gain acceptance to highly competitive graduate programs, and win prestigious fellowships. It not only demonstrates the value of the outstanding liberal arts education that we provide, but also highlights the quality and caliber of the students who graduate from our college. The college continues to expand its programming and facilities. The Department of Anthropology recently began its doctoral program in archeology – the expanding department has taken over the entire Harwell Hall to accommodate its growth. Our education programs have been organized into two distinct departments: the School of Urban Education and the Department of Educational Studies. This change follows a national trend and will allow each area to better fulfill its potential. These are just a few examples of the dynamic growth of the college, growth that produces both excitement and challenges. As dean, my foremost priority in the coming year is to engage in an ongoing conversation with faculty, students, and alumni regarding how we can maintain and surpass these achievements while remaining true to our core values and central purpose. We want to continue to recruit and retain talented faculty and students who work hard and aim high, and we want to provide them with the opportunities and service that they need to be successful. I am privileged to have this opportunity to lead a college I have long served and to which I am deeply attached. I look forward to working with all of you in taking Henry Kendall College to new levels of excellence and achievement.
Kalpana Misra Dean Henry Kendall College of Arts and Sciences
Internships offer career insight
Pope Francis with members of the Pontifical Academy of Social Science on April 26th. TU Professor Francis Hittinger, member of the Academy, stands behind the pope on the right.
Hittinger meets new pope It’s not unusual to share an elevator with someone staying on the same floor of your hotel. But when that person is the pope, it’s an experience to remember. Francis Hittinger, Warren Professor of Catholic Studies, had that experience last spring when he visited the Vatican for a meeting of the Academy of Social Sciences. “I lived down the hall from Pope Francis, who chooses to reside in the Vatican hotel instead of the pontifical palace,” Hittinger said. “I have a small room and office on the same floor, so I saw him several times in the elevator and the dining room.” Hittinger is one of only two people in the world to serve on two of the three Pontifical Academies, which bring together the world’s top Catholic thinkers to discuss topics of interest to the Holy See and publish books of learned opinion. Hittinger serves on the Academy of St. Thomas of Aquinas (founded in 1879) and the Academy of Social Science (founded in 1994). The third academy, the Pontifical Academy of Science, was founded in 1603. Each academy has a membership of some 50 scholars from around the world, so achieving a lifetime appointment to just one academy is a rare honor.
Achieving a second is even more so. Hittinger travels to the Vatican several times a year to work and attend meetings. Last spring, he arrived five weeks after a March conclave elected Cardinal Jorge Mario Bergoglio to serve as pope after the retirement of Pope Benedict last February. The new pontiff chose the name Pope Francis. In addition to casual meetings, Pope Francis also met formally with the Academy of Social Sciences while Hittinger was there. The pope gave the academy a special assignment to study the problem of the global sex trade. Hittinger returned to the Vatican this past June to attend the Academy of St. Thomas Aquinas and met with the pope again. “He [the pope] has followed his own lights. Contrary to media reports, this lodging is rather humble,” Hittinger said of the Casa Santa Marta hotel, which was built in 1996. “It might rise to a 2½ star hotel in Arkansas.” As Hittinger visits the Vatican two or three times a year to complete academic work, he expects to continue meeting the pope, both formally and in the elevator community.”
Zarrow: Hub of art events
When the Henry Zarrow Center for Art and Education opened in May 2012, it created a unique partnership among TU’s School of Art, the Gilcrease Museum and Tulsa’s trendy Brady Arts District. The center, which is dedicated to providing education, outreach, and a public facility for arts-related events, has experienced phenomenal success, hosting activities for 9,000 artists, educators, children, and the general public. “The Henry Zarrow Center for Art and Education is a shining example of what TU values most: ideas,
innovation and community spirit,” said TU President Steadman Upham. “We are delighted to serve the arts world through our academic programs and our partnership with Gilcrease Museum and to enrich Tulsa with a cultural presence in this dynamic neighborhood just blocks from where Henry Zarrow spent much of his childhood.” Located at 124 E. Brady Street, each floor of the 8,000-square-foot Zarrow Center is designed to serve a unique purpose, audience, and goal. For Zarrow program information visit: gilcrease. utulsa.edu/explore/zarrow.
It was the summer of her junior year, and Carly Putnam began each work day pulling into a parking lot full of angry people. The sociology and women and gender studies (WGS) senior was working as an intern at the Planned Parenthood Advocates of Kansas and Mid-Missouri, where, after making her way through pro-life protestors, she spent each day helping organize political policy efforts. It was a unique way to gain experience while in college, and she asserts the experience was invaluable. “It helped me realize that some people aren’t interested in a meaningful dialog,” she said. “But I knew the work I was doing was valuable. I’ve gained a lot of practical computer skills and learned how to work as part of an effective team,” Putnam said. “I had to be self-motivated to do quality work in a way that’s completely different from school work. It was both scary and fun.” Putnam was one of many TU students participating in various internships. This past summer, she completed another internship at the Oklahoma Policy Institute, an organization providing information, analysis and ideas on public policy issues for the state. “Sociology students aren’t required to do an internship for credit,” said Susan Chase, professor and chair of the sociology department. “But at least half of them take advantage of the opportunity to earn credit and/or field experience. It rounds out their education and helps them build their résumé.” “Internships allow students to take the theories and concepts they have learned through instruction, and by working in the field, make connections between those concepts and realworld situations,” Chase said. “As they reflect on that experience, they not only gain insight into their chosen field, but also usually find that they have grown as individuals as well.” Sociology/WGS junior Haley Stritzel agrees. Last spring, she completed an internship at YWCA-Tulsa’s Racial Justice Program. “I put together a facilitator guide for the YWCA’s ‘Witnessing Whiteness’ program as well as did research on racial justice programs and helped with various events,” Stritzel said. “The experience not only solidified my educational and career goals, it also helped me understand my own identity as a white woman in our society.” Having young, temporary staff committed to producing quality work is one of the key benefits to organizations hosting internship programs. Mana Tahaie, director of racial justice at YWCA Tulsa, has supervised interns for years. “As a small department, we know that interns expand our capacity to achieve our mission,” she said. “But these students also bring creativity and resourcefulness to their work that energizes the organization.” Chase noted: “We stay connected to our alumni who are working in fields related to sociology. Another key has been TU’s well-known commitment to serve the Tulsa community. Having a top-notch local university is an asset to the city, and being the source of quality interns is just another way we help Tulsa thrive.”
Bob (BA ’64) and Roxana (BA ’63) Lorton wanted a good home for their Steinway piano, so they donated it to the School of Music. Their Steinway, which has been placed in a faculty studio office, will help the school reach its goal of becoming an all-Steinway facility.
Patti Page honored To the world, she was one of America’s most popular and respected musical icons. To Tulsa, she was the local girl who became a superstar. To Michael Fowler, TU adjunct professor of music, she was simply Aunt Patti. When Patti Page died January 1, 2013 at the age of 85, she left an incomparable legacy to the American music industry — selling more than 100 million records, a Grammy Foundation Award for Lifetime Achievement, 111 hits, 15 gold records and the only singer to concurrently top three Billboard charts (pop, country and R&B) with her legendary song, “Tennessee Waltz.” A technical innovator, she was the first to “overdub” in the studio, recording her own four-part harmony. To honor the memory of his aunt, Fowler helped establish The Patti Page Memorial Scholarship, which will be awarded each year to a fulltime undergraduate student participating in the TU vocal jazz ensemble through the School of Music. “In 38 years of teaching at TU, I’ve become familiar with the unique benefits of endowed scholarships,” Fowler said. “Shortly after her passing, I realized a scholarship in Aunt Patti’s name was a logical way to honor her memory and exceptional musical legacy.” The 10th of 11 children, Clara Ann Fowler was born in Claremore, Oklahoma, in 1927. As a teen, she attended Tulsa’s Webster High School and played the role of “Patti Page,” the featured singer in the local KTUL radio program spon-
One of Tulsa’s favorite daughters, music legend Patti Page, is honored through an endowed scholarship established by her nephew Michael Fowler, long-time adjunct TU professor of music. sored by the Page Milk Company. In 1946, saxophone player and band leader Jack Rael traveled through Tulsa and, by chance, heard Patti’s voice on the radio program. He immediately called the station to find out who the girl singer was and, within weeks, became the manager who would help her achieve stardom. He remained her manager for more than 50 years. “When he first approached my grandparents and asked if he could take their 18-year-old daughter to Chicago to perform and make records, they said ‘no,’” Fowler said. “Instead of giving up, Rael persisted until they felt comfortable with him.” The warm and personable Patti Page has long been regarded as Tulsa’s favorite daughter, but experts agree that her vocal and musical talent was truly unique. To read the full story, please see the School of Music website.
Hollywood comes to TU Anyone wanting to spot A-list Hollywood directors could stake out trendy New York nightclubs or chic L.A. restaurants. They could strategically window shop along Rodeo Drive or crash an Oscars after-party. Or, they could visit the TU campus, where a couple of Hollywood’s hottest directors have been seen working with film studies students. Last year, directors Tim Hunter (Mad Men, Hannibal) and Ed Ornelas (Grey’s Anatomy) visited Tulsa to direct short films based on a collection of stories written by best-selling author and TU alumna S.E. Hinton (BS ’70). Film studies undergraduate students worked as the production crew. “These guys are heavy hitters,” said Jeff Van Hanken, Wellspring Associate Professor of Film Studies. “For our undergraduates to have access to them is pretty special, and we are working to continue projects like this each year.” Each short film was shot over about six hours in one night, but students spent months in preand post-production to create the final product. In total, three films were produced, including one directed by Van Hanken. The films premiered at the Lorton Performing Arts Center and were shown again at the local Circle Cinema. However, because the stories are under contract with a major production company, the films are not currently available for viewing. The goal of the project was exposing students
Carlos D. Acosta-Ponce (English) presented a paper based on his research on the adaptation of graphic literature into film at the PCA/ACA 2013 National Conference in Washington, D.C. Bailey Adkison (sociology) won the departmental award for commitment to sociology. Cindy Allen (sociology) was inducted into Phi Beta Kappa honor society. Drew Allen, Alex Allen, and Casey Stack (film studies) won the Best Videophile award for their film Blowing Up a Manchild with a Pipe Bomb, at the 24-Hour Film Festival sponsored by Living Arts Tulsa and the Philbrook Museum.
TU student Casey Stack with Grey’s Anatomy director Ed Cornelius. to top-notch directors who would demand the highest standard of work. Students were responsible for casting actors, scouting locations, preparing the sets, operating the lights and cameras, and all post-production. Student Michael Parakevias even wrote an original score for one of the films. “The directors flew to Tulsa just before shooting was scheduled,” Van Hanken said. “They had pre-production meetings with the students, made last-minute decisions and started shooting.”
Van Hanken said each director brought unique perspectives and work styles to the project, giving students first-hand experience meeting the varying expectations of different directors. With the success of last year’s project, Van Hanken said the university is committed to continue bringing A-list directors to Tulsa. In the 2013-14 academic year, director Ornelas will return to Tulsa as a J. Donald Feagin Visiting Artist. While on campus, he will again work with students to create a short film.
Education programs provide focus led by department chair Diane Beals, associate professor of education, provides a multidisciplinary approach involving scholarship in fields such as philosophy, psychology, anthropology, sociology, history and political science. Additionally, the department is linked with the larger educational community, locally and internationally, in service, practice and policy. Areas of research focus include language and literacy development, educational policy and social justice, internationalization of education, and historical and contemporary thought, as well as other topics.
Music for an Osage ballet, continued from front page In May 2013, the TU Department of Education split into two distinct, but complementary, academic units. The School of Urban Education prepares future teachers to excel in the 21st Century classroom, while the Department of Educational Studies advances educational theory, research and scholarship. Both programs offer significant scholarships for current teachers seeking advanced degrees. “This distinction highlights the importance of both applied knowledge and research into the theory and dynamics of changes in the field,” said Kara Gae Neal, applied professor of urban education and director of the School of Urban Education. Neal asserted that this model is used by many of the top-tier universities in the nation. Both programs are strengthened when research supports teacher preparation. TU is a leader in the national trend of preparing teachers to handle the unique challenges and opportunities found in urban classrooms. The term “urban education” is applied to schools located in large cities whose students face additional challenges such as poverty, limited English proficiency, high racial and cultural diversity, or other needs.
“Of course, many of these issues are seen at suburban and rural schools as well,” Neal said. “By focusing on the demands of urban education, we are fully preparing future teachers while fulfilling the university’s strategy of serving the local community.” The Kendall Whittier neighborhood, home of the TU campus, provides a dynamic environment for the development of teachers. As part of their degree program, students serve as interns and student teachers at the Kendall-Whittier Elementary School, the largest elementary school in Tulsa, or at other urban schools in the area. “Students will have early and extensive clinical opportunities to partner with local schools,” Neal said. “This is a transformational experience that will further enhance the value of a TU degree in education.” While the School of Urban Education focuses on preparing future teachers, the Department of Educational Studies will provide an avenue for advanced graduate study and scholarship in foundations of education or language and discourse. Undergraduates can pursue a minor in educational studies, but the department will only award advanced degrees. The Department of Educational Studies,
Much of the story told through ballet describes the tribe’s journey from being the Wahzhazhe in pre-Columbian Missouri, then transforming into the Osage Nation and, today, walking in both the modern world and the traditions of their ancestors. “The two-act ballet opens with native singers performing a traditional song,” Rivers said. “As the story unfolds, additional orchestration provides the drama of the dance, underscores the themes and helps move the story forward.” As the ballet continues, it describes changes brought by treaties, relocation, the discovery of oil on Osage lands and finally the roles Osage have played in modern American history. Now that the ballet has been performed locally and in the nation’s capital, Smith says she is raising funds to ensure other communities have the opportunity to see it. A recent performance in Bartlesville, Okla., included a tribute to prima ballerina Maria Tallchief, who died in April 2013. You can view the ballet at http:// www.youtube.com/watch?v=ipwe0Jluhpo.
2013 Dowgray competition for her senior project paper.
Daniel V. Simonet (psychology) received the Department of Psychology RIPPIR Award.
Eric Harper (history) was accepted to Notre Dame’s master’s in teaching program.
Daniel Terrill (music) won first prize in the Oklahoma City Orchestra League, “Music Olympics” Competition.
Zachary Harvat (WGS/English) received the Award for Outstanding Achievement in Women’s and Gender Studies as well as the Chair’s Prize in English. He was also inducted into Phi Beta Kappa. Bradi Hinch (philosophy & religion) received the Rosenthal Award for Religion. Kathryn Holtvogt was named the outstanding Deaf Education senior.
Bailey Ardies (film studies) received the RunnerUp award at the juried Spring Film Festival.
Whitney House (political science) is cowinner of the Holloway Rising Junior Prize.
Marla Blum (philosophy & religion) was named to Phi Beta Kappa and received the Freeland Award for Philosophy.
Christian Howard (English) presented a paper at the North American James Joyce Conference.
Jevan Bremby (music) won first place in the Freshman Men’s division of the National Association of Teachers of Singers Vocal Competition. John Bryant (art) had his book CONTROL: Materials for Use, accepted into the rare books collection in the McFarlin Library. John Bryant, Billijo Zorn and Natalie Slater (art) were awarded scholarships to Frogman’s Print Workshops, Vermillion, SD. Deanna Christiansen (sociology) received a National Science Foundation Research Experience for Undergraduates award. Blake Connelly (English) was named the Jenks Public School District Teacher of the Year. Tiffani Couisnard (sociology) was accepted into the Teach for America program.
Hayden Iskander (music) tied for first place at the annual Béla Rózsa Composition Competition, for his piece “Vignettes.” Sungjin Jang (English) published an article in The Narrative of Arthur Gordon Pym Nantucket, in Korea. Jang is translating Jesper Juul’s Half-Real: Video Games between Real Rules and Fictional Worlds into Korean, which will be published in late 2013. Namik Kirlic (clinical psychology doctoral student) was appointed to the editorial board of the European Journal of Psychotraumatology. Danielle Kelker (communication disorders) was inducted into Phi Beta Kappa. Steven King (film studies) received the Audience Choice Award at the TU Fall Film Festival and both Best Film Award and Audience Choice Award at the juried Spring Film Festival.
Noren Davison (political science) is cowinner of the Holloway Rising Senior Prize.
Steven King, Grant Goodner, and Isaac Holton (film studies) won the Best College Film award for their film Bit, at the 24-Hour Film Festival sponsored by Living Arts Tulsa and the Philbrook Museum.
Jennifer DelVentura (psychology) received the American Pain Society Young Investigator Travel Award as well as the Chapman Graduate Scholar Presentation Award and a Distinguished PhD Career Travel Grant.
Laura Langlois (art) was accepted at the Mount Gretna School of Art Summer Program in Lancaster, Penn.
Leanna Duncan (WGS) received first place for undergraduates in the Women and Gender Studies essay contest.
Chris Madaj (psychology) received the Outstanding Community Service Award from the Department of Psychology.
Matthew Faeth (political science) is an intern for incumbent mayoral candidate Dewey Bartlett Jr.
Jennifer Martin (English) received first place in the graduate division of the WGS essay contest.
Forest Farjadian (political science) is cowinner of the Holloway Rising Senior Prize.
Natalie Mason was named outstanding SpeechLanguage Pathology senior and inducted into Phi Beta Kappa.
Olivia Coye (art) was awarded Best Presenter from among the 19 college teams at the 10th District National Advertising Student Competition (NSAC).
Isaiah Feken (music) won second place in the Junior Men’s division of the National Association of Teachers of Singers Vocal Competition. Jill Graves (art), Jeremy Barnes (IT), and Dominique Barnes and Grace Hammons (Broken Arrow High School students) received Best of Show and placed second in the game showcase at the Game Showcase and the Gallery Show for concept art and animation. Justine Green and Kaylee Huerta participated in the Concept OK artist exhibition at the Hardesty Art Center in Tulsa, Oklahoma. Abby Greenhaw (speech pathology senior) was inducted into Phi Beta Kappa. Alexandra Grell (urban education) received first place in TU’s Annual Student Research Colloquium. Yvette Güereca (psychology) received a National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowship, the American Pain Society Young Investigator Travel Award and a Distinguished PhD Career Travel Grant. Nikki Hager (political science) spent three weeks in Ghana with Professor Joanne Davis (psychology) studying government responses to mental health practices. Courtney Hand (history) received First Prize in the
Ellen Terry (psychology) received the TU Graduate School Bellwether Fellowship as well as a Student Research Grant and the Distinguished PhD Career Travel Grant. Jake Turner (sociology) was awarded a Fulbright to teach English in Bulgaria as well as being accepted into the Teach for America program. He also received the department award for commitment to sociology. Kathryn Webb (English) received a Chapman Grant to attend the 2013 North American James Joyce Conference where she will present a paper on Joyce and French surrealist theatre and chair a session on Joyce and mythology. Lauren West (history and languages) received the State Department’s Critical Language Scholarship in 2013, which will allow her to study for 10 weeks in Ufa, Russia. Grace Wickersham (philosophy & religion) was named to Phi Beta Kappa and received the Freeland Award for Philosophy. Libby Williams (art) was featured in the Tulsa Momentum exhibition and also had work included in the Oklahoma City Momentum exhibition sponsored by OVAC. Kimberly S. Wilson (psychology) received a TU Student Research Grant. Billijo Zorn (art) had work accepted in the national juried exhibition PAPER IN PARTICULAR 2013, Sidney Larson Gallery, Columbia College, Columbia, Mo.
Bethany Kuhn (psychology) received the Distinguished PhD Career Travel Grant.
Steven McDonald (film studies) won the Best Original Score award at the juried Spring Film Festival. Molly Noah (WGS) won the Intro Category of the WGS student essay contest. Shreela Palit (psychology) received a National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowship and was named a European Pain School Scholar, which will allow her to study in Siena, Italy. She also received a Distinguished PhD Career Travel Grant. Michael Paraskevas (music) tied for first place at the annual Béla Rózsa Composition Competition, for his piece “Plastics.” He also attended the NYU/ASCAP Film Scoring Workshop in New York City. Samantha Renker (sociology) won the departmental award for outstanding academic achievement. After graduation, she will be working as a tutor for the Telluride Association Sophomore Seminar (TASS), a free, six-week academic summer camp that recruits high-achieving students of color, especially low-income African Americans. Gloria Rubio (art) had a solo show held at Lot 6 in Tulsa.
Two TU alumni and a group of ad projects from the School of Art received honors at the 45th annual ADDY awards, given every year for exceptional creativity in local advertising campaigns and materials. The Tulsa public relations firm Schnake Turnbo Frank was honored with the special Addy award for nonprofit service. The agency and its employees, including its chairman emeritus TU Board member Steve Turnbo (BS ’67), have served on 105 nonprofit boards ranging from the Tulsa Area United Way to the Oklahoma Center for Community and Justice. Phill Cooper (BFA ’73) was the recipient of the special Silver Addy award for his long-time service to the Tulsa art community. Cooper is the owner of Cooper Design, a local firm specializing in graphic design and advertising. In 2012, he received the Best Advertising Campaign award from the International Association of Fairs and Expositions for his Tulsa State Fair design work. TU Graphic Design students also took awards at the 2012 Creative Lighting Awards, a creative competition for American Advertising Federation District 10 college students.
Arts & Sciences Calendar Homecoming 2013 October 30 - November 2 October 30 • WOW (Worship on Wednesday) Sharp Chapel, noon. Free lunch following in Buford Atrium
October 31 • 10:00 a.m. Free Day for Alumni at Gilcrease Museum. Shuttle service from Bayless Plaza to the museum on the hour beginning at 10:00 a.m. Return shuttle from the museum to campus at 25-30 minutes past the hour.
• 6:00 p.m. Reception • 7:00 p.m. Ceremony 2013 Distinguished Alumni All events are free and open to the public unless stated otherwise.
For more information Department of Theatre 918-631-2566 School of Art 918-631-2739 School of Music 918-631-2262
Theatre Tickets Musical Play Adult $20 $15 Senior Citizen (55+) $15 $12 Area Students $15 $12 TU Student, Staff and Faculty — $6.
10 Concerts with Commentary, “Sacred Harp: Early American Hymnody,” Barthlemes String Quartet, 7:30 p.m., Meinig Recital Hall, Lorton Performance Center
• Poetry reading, Jordan Stempleman, 7:30 p.m., Faculty Study, McFarlin Library 17 Musical, Beehive, NEED TIME, Gussman Concert Hall, Lorton Performance Center through Oct. 20 28 TU Symphony Orchestra Concert, 7:30 p.m., Gussman Concert Hall, Lorton Performance Center
31 Poetry reading, Michael Kelleher, 7:30 p.m., Faculty Study, McFarlin Library
• Concerts with Commentary, “Music From Eastern Europe,” clarinetist Kristi Sturgeon and pianist Stuart Deaver, 7:30 p.m., Gussman Concert Hall, Lorton Performance Center 8 Cappella Chamber Singers, Carols and Lullabies by Conrad Susa. 7:30 p.m.,Gussman Concert Hall, Lorton Performance Center
13 Lecture, Joseph T. Glatthaar, Stephenson Distinguished Professor of American Civil War Studies at UNC-Chapel Hill, “Robert E. Lee: Revolutionary Commander in the American Civil War?” 7 p.m., Lorton Performance Center
14 Poetry reading, Written Quincey, 7:30 p.m., Faculty Study McFarlin Library
15 TU Concert Chorale, Fauré’s Requiem, 7:30 p.m., Sanctuary, Trinity Episcopal Church, 501 S Cincinnati Ave., Tulsa
21 Commencement, 10 a.m., Reynolds Center
January 16 Exhibit, Glenn Godsey, Digits and Doodles Jan. 23, artist lecture, 4 p.m., Jerri Jones Lecture Room. Reception, 5 p.m., Alexandre Hogue Gallery, Phillips Hall. Exhibit through Feb. 20
31 Performance, “Flash: Dance in the Digital Age,” 0:00 p.m., Lorton Performance Center. also, Feb. 1, 0:00 p.m.
February TBD Lecture, Who? Cadenhead-Settle Memorial Lecture in History. 0:00 p.m., PLACE?
6 Concerts with Commentary, 7:30 p.m., Meinig, Lorton Performance Center
10 TU Symphony Orchestra, 7:30 p.m., Gussman Concert Hall, Lorton Performance Center
27 Exhibit, MFA students exhibit. Reception,
20 I/O Brown Bag Lecture, Noon, Lorton
1 Open House, Department of Anthropology,
Hall, Room 207
• TU Jazz Band and Concert, 7:30 p.m.,
4 p.m., Harwell Hall
22 TU Opera Theatre presents two one-
4 Trio Tulsa, Beethoven’s Piano Trio in D,
act comedies: Abu Hassan, by Carl Maria von Weber, and The Bear by William Walton, 7:30 p.m., Gussman Concert Hall, Lorton Performance Center
Gussman Concert Hall, Lorton Performance Center
Op. 70 No. 1, Schumann’s Phantasiestücke and Brahms’ Piano Trio in B Major, Op. 8. 7:30 p.m., Gussman Concert Hall, Lorton Performance Center
6 I/O Brown Bag Lecture, Noon, Lorton Hall, Room 207
7 Exhibit. Visual Configurations. Barbara Grossman, the Ruth Mayo Distinguished Visiting Artist. Opening lecture, 4 p.m., Jerri Jones Lecture Room, Phillips Hall. Reception, 5 p.m., Alexandre Hogue Gallery, Phillips Hall. Exhibit through Dec. 19
December 5 Poetry reading, Rachel Levitsky, 7:30 p.m., Faculty Study, McFarlin Library
5 p.m., Alexandre Hogue Gallery, Phillips Hall. Exhibit through Mar 20
28 Zodiac Trio Concert, 7:30 p.m., Gussman Concert Hall, Lorton Performance Center
1 18th Annual Route 66 Conference, Pam Marshalla. “Frontal Lisp, Lateral Lisp, Distorted R.” Conference registration can be found online at www.utulsa.edu/ communication-disorders
• Percussion Ensemble Concert, 7:30 p.m., Gussman Concert Hall, Lorton Performance Center
3 TU Wind Ensemble & Symphonic Winds,
8 Festival of Lessons and Carols, 7:30 p.m.,
7:30 p.m., Gussman Concert Hall, Lorton Performance Center
Sharp Memorial Chapel
4 Trio Tulsa Concert, 7:30 p.m., Gussman Concert Hall, Lorton Performance Center
6 Béla Rózsa Memorial Concert, 7:30 p.m., Gussman Concert Hall, Lorton Performance Center
Symphonic Winds, 7:30 p.m., Gussman Concert Hall, Lorton Performance Center
7:30 p.m., Meinig Hall, Lorton Performance Center
14-16 Moliere’s comedy,
24 Senior Exhibition. Reception
Tartuffe, Chapman Theatre, Kendall Hall. Call 918-631-2566 for times and prices.
5 p.m., Alexandre Hogue Gallery, Phillips Hall. Exhibit through May 9
27 46th Annual Gussman Juried
• Opera Workshop Performance,
Student Exhibition. Reception and Awards Presentation, 5 p.m., Alexandre Hogue Gallery, Phillips Hall. Exhibit through Apr. 18
• The 2014 H. G. Barnard Lecture, “Hiding in Plain Sight: Mixed Blood Families and Race in the Nineteenth-Century U.S. West,” by Anne Hyde, Colorado College. 0:00 p.m., Gilcrease Museum, 1400 N. Gilcrease Museum Road. TBD Lecture, Alan Levenson,
• 5:30-7:30 p.m. Class of 1988 25th Reunion Happy Hour, ACAC, Hut Cantina • 6:00-7:00 p.m. Class of 1963 50th Reunion Reception. Collins Hall, Jill Zink Tarbel Heritage Room • 6:00-7:00 p.m. Psychology Open House. Lorton Hall. RSVP: firstname.lastname@example.org, or 918-631-2248. • 7:30 p.m. Pep Rally & Bonfire on Dietler Commons, (The “U”). Fireworks,
7:30 p.m., Gussman Concert Hall, Lorton Performance Center
Music, TU Spirit. Refreshments at the TU Alumni tent.
27 TU Chorale Concert, 7:30
Join us as we celebrate TU’s Distinguished Alumni, A&S graduates Henry D. “Hank” Haney (BS ’77) and Judith Kishner (BA ’74, JD ’77) at the Pep Rally and Bonfire, Friday, November 1, 7:30 p.m.
p.m., Gussman Concert Hall, Lorton Performance Center
28 TU Symphony Orchestra, President’s Concert. 7:30 p.m., Gussman Concert Hall, Lorton Performance Center
17 TU Jazz Bands Concerts,
• 4:00-6:00 p.m. Anthropology Open House and Reception. All labs and facilities will be open for exploration. Anthropology graduate students, faculty and staff will be on-hand to highlight the department’s many research projects and accomplishments. Harwell Hall
25 Cappella Chamber Concert,
Gussman Concert Hall, Lorton Performance Center. Call 918631-2566 for times and prices.
• 3:00 -5:00 p.m. Arts and Sciences Reception for Parents and Alumni. Stop by and visit with college faculty and administrative staff. Lorton Performance Center Lobby
7:30 p.m., Gussman Concert Hall, Lorton Performance Center
University of Oklahoma, “The Making of the Modern Jewish Bible,” Lubell Lecture in Judaic Studies. For more information, please e-mail tina-henley@utulsa. edu
10-13 Musical, Altar Boyz,
21-24 Theater, Once Upon a Bride There Was a Forrest, by New Works for Women winner Kristen Palmer. Kendall Hall Theatre II. Call 918-631-2566 for times and prices.
13 Concerts with Commentary,
Celebration. Lorton Performance Center. Hors d’oeuvres, wine and beer. Business attire. RSVP: email@example.com, or 918-631-2555.
21 TU Wind Ensemble &
9 Commencement, 10 a.m., Reynolds Center
6-12 5th Annual TU Jazz Camp. Fee per Camper. SUZY: I thought we didn’t include various camps sponsored by faculty or coaches.
7:30 p.m., Gussman Concert Hall, Lorton Performance Center Henry Haney
Campaign against human trafficking When Don Hull was approached by fellow Kirk of the Hills’ members for recommendations for a public service campaign for Oklahomans Against Trafficking of Humans (O.A.T.H.), he knew just who to call. “There was no hesitation who to contact,” said Hull, president of the Linda Layman Talent Agency in Tulsa. “I knew about the great creative talent in the ad program at TU, and I also knew that Bill Hinkle would make something happen. What I didn’t know was how fast they would jump on the opportunity!” One phone call from Hull sparked the first round of creative concepts from Hinkle’s “Advertising Copywriting” class, then the entire O.A.T.H. contingent was invited to the Hinkle Creative Center on the TU campus a week later for the formal presentations by eight student teams. Three teams were in the final consideration. Once the pitches were completed, the O.A.T.H. group chose the best TV script, print ad and outdoor board for final production. “That was the toughest part,” said Hull. “Every team was spot-on in terms of strategy and incredible creative concepts, but we finally decided the campaign created by Alden Van Patten and Carly Boatright was the best. The stunningly shocking visual they created was the reason for our ultimate decision. That visual —a little girl with a $90 price tag actually pinned to her skin— really captured the emotion of what we’re dealing with, and I’m sure most people have no idea that Oklahoma ranks 4th in the nation in human trafficking which is certainly not something to be proud of.” After the choice was official, the entire class became involved in the production of the materials. Said Hinkle, “In advertising, this is how we learn; first, students have to understand the immediacy of how the business works, then they understand the importance of being able to sell what they create and how important the presentation skill set is; and then, they finally get to work with other Tulsa professionals in order to get the job done. Once we have all the materials in hand, the students will work with local media pros to cement the public service announcement schedules before handing the entire campaign to O.A.T.H.” “We were highly impressed with how professional and on-target these TU Ad Program students were,” said Jana Love, Kirk of the Hills/O.A.T.H. representative. “They blew us away with their creativity, energy, and passion for the cause. We can’t wait until they get everything completed and the campaign hits the media!” Mark Elam, statewide director of O.A.T.H. added, “It’s a pleasure to be associated with TU and The Ad Program. I hope to call on them again in the future when we need to do another campaign, and Hinkle has promised us his students will be ready again to help. Human trafficking is a hideous issue and the more awareness we can create the better off we’ll all be.” Hinkle concluded: “This is what The Ad Program at TU is all about. Our students quickly ‘get it’ — that being put on the firing line is what this business is all about and then being able to respond with relevant solutions is our responsibility. I couldn’t be prouder of a bunch of emerging professionals than I am now! Yes, they are that good.”
The Collegian named one of nation’s best TU’s student-run newspaper, The Collegian, received various state, regional and national accolades in the 2012-2013 academic year, including being honored as one of the top three newspapers of its type in the nation. J. Christopher Proctor, last year’s managing editor and incoming editor-in-chief credits the paper’s success to its diverse staff, which has a wide range of expertise. The students work as writers, designers and editors for the weekly paper. “We have an unusual staff,” said Proctor, a junior majoring in economics, history and political science.
Two Hurricanes in Hungary Steven Idlet
Eugene F. Megyesy, Jr.
Steven Idlet (BA ’12) grew up playing basketball in the small rural community of Prairie Grove, Ark. After earning his history degree at Tulsa, he returned to his roots — playing basketball in a small rural community about 5,000 miles from Arkansas in Paks, Hungary, where he is a professional basketball player. The 6' 11" center played four years of TU men’s basketball, completing 101 games with an average of 7.2 points and 4.9 rebounds per game. With a 3.24 grade point average, Idlet was twice named to the C-USA All-Academic Team. “Being a student-athlete is difficult,” he said. “Managing time between school, training, and games can be tricky, but being able to represent my school and play basketball were great.” Idlet followed the footsteps of his older sister, Dana Idlet (BA ’08), who played center for the TU women’s basketball team from 2004-2007. Today Dana lives in Arkansas and works as a professional musician. After playing his final collegiate game (which opened with Dana and their father, Ezra, singing the national anthem), Idlet signed with a professional agent. Soon after graduation, he left for Europe to begin a standard one-year contract with his Hungarian team, Atomeromu. Last year, Idlet lived and played in Paks, a town of about 20,000 on the banks of the Danube River in the center of Hungary. Idlet said having a degree in history helped him assimilate into the foreign culture where, as a local celebrity, he is often engaged by friendly fans. “Having a well-rounded education helps no matter what you do in life,” Idlet said. “It is easier to transition into another culture if you have a general understanding of it. My education keeps me from being oblivious to other people’s viewpoints.” Idlet’s rookie season ran from October through May, and he played 44 games, averaging 17.1 minutes and scoring an average of 7.6 points per game. After the season, Idlet returned home where he continued to train while waiting to hear where his next contract will take him. “Of course, I’d like to play professionally as long as I can,” Idlet said. “Eventually I want to move back to the U.S. and perhaps seek a graduate degree or pursue a coaching career.”
TU alumnus Eugene Megyesy (BA ’67) has been appointed to serve as the senior advisor to the prime minister of Hungary, Viktor Orban. Megyesy, an environmental attorney and director for the law firm of Dufford & Brown P.C., has represented corporations, public entities and individuals in issues related to natural resources and water law. In the past 16 years, Megyesy served as the honorary consul general for the Republic of Hungary, promoting commercial, economic, cultural, scientific and tourism relations between the states of Colorado and Wyoming with the nation of Hungary. He also organized the donation and shipment of computers, medical supplies and tons of winter clothing to that European nation, according to Megyesy’s wife Judy, who said her husband’s volunteerism knows no bounds. “Whatever people in that country needed, Gene would find,” she said. “He sent water filters to towns that had no potable water, winter clothes during the harsh weather that came with recent flooding and when the communists left—taking school computers with them—Gene found replacements for many of the classrooms. To say he’s tireless is an understatement.” A native of Budapest, Megyesy and his family escaped from Hungary following the 1956 revolution. Fluent in both Hungarian and German, he studied at the University of Vienna in Austria, graduated from the University of Tulsa and later earned his law degree from the University of Denver in 1972. He is a past president of the Hungarian Club of Colorado; president of the Hungarian Knights of Malta in North America (where he was elected president) and past chairman of the Colorado Bar Association’s environmental section. Megyesy has already arrived in Hungary to take up his new post which, according to his wife, has a rather broad scope. “He went to the European Union conference with the prime minister,” she said, “and has been lending assistance as lawmakers draft a new constitution. Generally, he’s in the middle of Hungary/ American relations, helping the prime minister any way he can.” Reprinted from the Denver Catholic Register.
Eugene Megyesy, Jr.
The Collegian received 17 individual awards from the Oklahoma Collegiate Media Association in writing, photography and design. At the regional level,which includes eight states, the paper received accolades from the Great Plains Journalism Awards. Kalen J. Petersen, editor-inchief of The Collegian, won the Student Editor-inChief, while Proctor was a finalist for the Student Designer of the Year. The Society for Professional Journalists (SBJ) recognizes student newspapers with its Mark of Excellence Awards at both the
we are one of the top three in the nation.” As the current editor-in-chief, Proctor hopes to continue the excellence achieved by the staff last year. “Most of our staff is back on-board this fall,” Proctor said. “That means we’ve hit the ground running and plan to have another great year.”
“We have staff members majoring in everything from physics to philosophy to art. Having people literate in many areas gives us strength.” “We have staff members majoring in everything from physics to philosophy to art. Having people literate in many areas gives us strength.” Although the newspaper is a function of the Office of the Provost, staff members often hail from disciplines within the Henry Kendall College of Arts & Sciences. “The university gives us very broad parameters,” Proctor said. “We have the freedom to experiment with new things. Sometimes we fail, but other times the results are outstanding.” Journalism organizations agree.
regional and national level. When measured against similar universities in the region, The Collegian garnered first place as the Best AllAround Non-Daily Student Newspaper as well as awards for General News Reporting, In-Depth Reporting, Feature Writing and Editorial Writing. In the last category, TU placed both first and second. In the national SBJ competition, The Collegian was named a finalist in Best All-Around category. “In each category, there is only one winner and two finalists,” Proctor said. “As a finalist, we know
Fighting trauma-induced nightmares in children Scary monsters. Running from a stranger. Hopelessly lost. Nightmares are something nearly all children experience at some point. While typical nightmares may cause children – and their parents – a few sleepless hours, chronic nightmares triggered by trauma cause long-term physical and psychological issues for children and adults. It’s a problem that Psychology Associate Professor Joanne Davis and Assistant Professor Lisa Cromer are working to address. Several years ago, Davis developed a treatment for adults suffering chronic trauma-induced nightmares. The treatment proved successful; and in 2009, Davis published the book Treating PostTrauma Nightmares: A Cognitive Behavioral Approach. The treatment has proven so effective that the Canadian Veterans Affairs department is planning to adopt it as a national standard. “On average, the adults with nonmilitary trauma I treated had suffered chronic nightmares for an average of 16 years and those with military trauma an average of 40 years,” Davis said. “I knew that if these nightmares could be treated earlier, it would tremendously improve the lives of victims.” As she researched chronic pediatric nightmares, she realized there were no uniform therapies designed to treat the unique characteristics of trauma nightmares. Davis explained that normal nightmares typically occur in the last cycles of sleep, when a person has already had several hours of restful sleep. Trauma nightmares, on the other hand, occur in the first third of the sleep cycle. Victims seldom return to sleep the rest of the night, and the effects of chronic sleep deprivation create devastating health problems, especially in children, whose bodies and brains are still growing and developing. “These children relive the worst moments of their lives when they go to sleep and, of course, they fight to avoid that,” she said. “Quality sleep is so closely tied to physical, mental, academic and emotional health that it’s vital we address it.” With a three-year grant from the Oklahoma Center for the Advancement of Science & Technology (OCAST) awarded to Cromer, the
research team is testing the modified therapy on local children suffering trauma-induced nightmares. While she aims to test 50 children by the end of the study, she has already tested the therapy on a few children. She says it is too soon to draw any conclusions, but early results give her hope for success. To qualify for the study, children must be between the ages of seven and twelve, must have suffered a trauma and must have a caregiver willing to participate in the therapy. “We find that caregivers are often the greatest barrier to treatment,” Davis said. “There is a belief that nightmares are just part of growing up and that kids will recover on their own. But, in the case of trauma nightmares, that doesn’t happen.” With the therapy Davis developed, however, two hours of treatment for five weeks may curtail or end nightmares. The therapy consists of three distinct activities for the victims: exposure to the nightmare; education about why nightmares happen, relaxation techniques and good sleep hygiene; and a guided rescripting of the nightmare that changes the outcome. “When they are ready, we help the children literally ‘script’ their nightmares in detail. Then they rewrite the scary parts into something masterful, positive or funny,” she said. “In adults, we know that this therapy ends the nightmare cycle for many people. We hope to see the same results with children.”
It may take years of study to prove the therapy’s effectiveness with children. If Davis gets the results she hopes for, she will work to disseminate her findings to professionals in various fields who work with children suffering trauma. “Nightmare therapy may not ‘cure’ all the issues associated with a child’s trauma,” Davis said. “But if they are getting the restorative sleep they need, everything else will be much easier for them.”
alumni News 1970s Lex Frieden (BA ’71) received the 2013 Henry Viscardi Achievement Award, an international award that honors people living with disabilities for their work and influence on the global disability community. John Bodkin’s (MFA ’73) painting titled “Hot Chilies, Cold Beer” was selected by the U.S. Department of State to hang in the U.S. Embassy at Chisinau, Moldova, through 2014. His painting is featured in the exhibition with Robert Motherwell and three other Americans artsts. Also, in 2012, John was awarded a grant from the state of Marylandduring a banquet held at the Visionary Art Museum. The painting awards are only presented every three years. In the last year, he has had shows in Bethesda, Md., and in New York. John is slated to exhibit in Beijing, China in November. Phil Cooper (BFA ’73) was the recipient of the special Silver Addy award for his long-time service to the Tulsa art community. Cooper is the owner of Cooper Design, a local firm specializing in graphic design and advertising. In 2012, he received the Best Advertising Campaign award from the International Association of Fairs and Expositions for his Tulsa State Fair design work. 2000s Can Misirlioglu (BFA ’01) curated a video project to promote the 20th year of an art exhibition called do it. It’s the longest-running, farthestreaching art exhibition ever created. Cathryn Thomas (MM ’01, MFA ’12) serves as adjunct faculty Tulsa Community College and TU. In 2012, she had a solo exhibition at Living Arts, Tulsa. Cathryn’s work also received an award at Red Heat – one of only two Oklahoma artists (both TU alums) accepted into the venue. Matt Almon (BA ’02) is an attorney with Stone
Pigman Walther Wittmann LLC in New Orleans. Justin Jacobs (BA ’03) was the deputy development officer at Mansfield College, University of Oxford, and is now with the Campaign Office of Magdalen College, University of Oxford. Sam King (BFA ’03) participated in two shows recently including Commas, at the Arts Center of the Ozarks, Springdale, Ark., and the 2012 Department of Art Faculty Exhibition, Fine Arts Center Gallery, at the University of Arkansas, Fayetteville. J. Derek Sparks (BA ’03, MA ’08) is the manager of government relations at the Oklahoma City Chamber of Commerce. JD Richey (BFA ’04) has a show of paintings, including his new landscapes, at The Arts Council of Greater New Haven. Makaria Green (BA ’05) works for the U.S. State Department and spoke at the Washington, D.C. Alumni Chapter event. She described how Bob Donaldson and Kalpana Misra “were instrumental in helping guide me academically and professionally and stayed in touch even after I graduated from TU. Chris Long (BA ’05) had his film, Unknown State, screened at Tulsa’s Circle Cinema. Judd Treeman (BA ’05) is a business litigation attorney at Husch, Blackwell in Kansas City, Mo. Taylor Burke (BA, JD ’06) is an attorney with Barber & Bartz, Tulsa. Nick Carnes (BA ’06), assistant professor at Duke University Sanford School of Public Policy, was the Distinguished Alumnus Speaker on Oct. 24, 2012 speaking on the topic “Why do Millionaires Run the Country?” Phillip Grayson (MA ’06) will begin the doctoral program at Saint John’s University in New York City this fall. Kally Walsh (BA ’06) works with the Montreal Chamber of Commerce. Nicki Wood (MFA ’06) returned to Oklahoma to assume the position of curator of collections, advanced programming and social media at the Greater Southwest Historical Museum in Ardmore, Okla.
David Averill named to Communication Hall of Fame
Her most recent exhibit focuses on the prohibition era. The Coweta, Okla. native returned to the state after six years in Ft. Lauderdale, Fla., where she taught ceramics. Sarah Hummel (BA ’07, JD ’10) was honored with a New Leaders Award from the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation. Misti Sterling (BA ’07) is a juvenile justice specialist at the Oklahoma Office of Juvenile Affairs. Phillip Ryan Wismer (BA ’07) is senior manager at Chemonics International, which provides security analyses regarding the Middle East and North Africa. Hannah Bernstein (BA ’08, MS ’13) accepted a job in post acute care rehabilitation in Bartlesville, Okla. Nick Doctor (BA ’08) is director of government affairs and public policy at the Tulsa Metro Chamber of Commerce. Allison Lackner (BFA ’08, MFA ’11) is the educational coordinator at Fab Lab in Tulsa. Kevin Pearson (BME ’08) was voted Tulsa Public Schools’ Teacher of the Year 2013. He is the vocal music/ drama coordinator at East Central Junior High School. Chris Galeger (BA ’09), Daniel Tarr (BA ’10) and Melanie Sweeney (BA ’12) had their film, Sherman & Pacifico, screened at Tulsa’s Circle Cinema. Nicole Karim (BA ’09) is attending Washington University Law School. Sarah Morris (BA ’09) is pursuing an MSW at OU School of Social Work and is employed as a child welfare specialist at the Department of Human Services. Kelli Silver (BA ’09) who won 2nd Prize in the Dowgray Library Research Award, has been studying in Brazil, learning Portuguese and interning at the BRICS Policy Center Think Tank in Rio de Janeiro. She has been accepted with fellowship in the University of Oklahoma Master of International Studies Area Program for fall 2013. Ty Smith (MFA ’09) recently had his work, “Untitled Drawing 7,” purchased by the Columbus Museum of Art. He was also included in the 2012 National Juried Exhibition at First Street Gallery, NYC. Matthew Stenberg (BA ’09) earned a masters degree in public policy from the University of Minnesota. He has been accepted into the political science PhD program for fall 2013 at the University of California at Berkeley.
2010 Jenny Hardy (MS ’10) began a job as a case manager at Restore Hope Ministries in Tulsa. Anna Jaffe (BS ’10) was accepted to the doctoral psychology program at the University of Arkansas. Whitney Lechner (BA ’10) is working as a teacher at St. Catherine School. Daniel Patten (BA ’10) is campaign manager for Mayor Dewey Bartlett. Liz Polcha (BA ’10) has accepted a Ph.D. degree fellowship at Northeastern University in Boston. Meghann Ray (BA ’10) received the inaugural Distinguished Alumnae award from the TU Department of Sociology for her work in securing internships and employment for TU students. Kathryn Rice (BA ’10) has a position in the education department at Mosaic Templars Cultural Center, an African American History Museum in Little Rock. Daniel Tarr (BA ’10), Chris Galeger (BA ’09) and Melanie Sweeney (BA ’12) had their film, Sherman & Pacifico, screened at Tulsa’s Circle Cinema.
David and Elizabeth Averill
David Averill (BS ’69), recently retired editor of the Tulsa World’s editorial pages, was inducted into the Communication Hall of Fame and given the Ed Johnson Award. Averill’s columns have won news writing awards from the Society of Professional Journalists (SPJ) and the Associated Press Managing Editors (APME). He also received the 2006 Cameron Duncan Media Award from the anti-hunger group
Results International. In 2003, he was inducted into the Oklahoma Journalism Hall of Fame. Mark Brewin, TU’s communication chair, said that the faculty chose to present Averill with the Johnson Award, made in consultation with previous award winners, based on his contribution to Tulsa’s journalistic community and also on the “moral vision and independence of mind” that he has demonstrated in his writing.
2011 Nnenne Agbai (BA ’11) is attending Emory Law School. Sarah Bryson (BA ’11) opened a shop, The Full Deco, in downtown Tulsa. Ali Calkins (BS ’11) was accepted to the doctoral psychology program at the University of Kansas. Jenny Fry (BA ’11) began the master’s program in Museum Studies at the University of San Francisco. Justine Green (BFA ’11) was accepted at Western Connecticut State University for the graduate painting program. Zachary Hutchings (BM ’11) is vocal music teacher (K-8) for St. Mary’s School in Tulsa. Kate Johnson (MFA
’11) is the gallery assistant AHHA, and an Oral Roberts University art faculty member. Kate’s work received an award at Red Heat – one of only two Oklahoma artists (both TU alums) accepted into the venue. Clayton Keyes (MFA ’11) is a visiting professor at the University of Reno, Nev. In 2013, he will become an assistant professor at Westminster College, Salt Lake City. Blake Marfechuk (BA ’11, BBA ’11) participated in a new SYFY Network Original Reality Show/Game Show called Viral Video Showdown as a member of Team Reckless Abandonment Pictures. Their video won the Audience Choice award. Kerry McAuliffe (BA ’11) is finishing an MA in Digital Humanities as part of her Marshall Scholarship at King’s College London; she’ll be doing a second MA in English there this coming year. Christy Sobolik (BA ’11) is finishing an MA in translation at American University. Emily Weir (BS ’11, MS ’13) accepted a job with Collinsville (Okla.) Public Schools.
2012 Morgan Broeg (BA ’12) was accepted to the masters in film program at Chapman University in Orange, Calif. Autumn Dinkelman (BA, BS ’12) was accepted to the masters program in English as a Second Language teaching at the University of Iowa. Madison Easley (BME ’12) is vocal music teacher (K-12) for Mounds Public Schools. Elena Fisher (BA ’12) is at New York University Tisch Asia in Singapore for film studies. Andy Fusco (BA ’12) works in film on the Pioneer Woman Show. Hillary Hellmann (BA ’12) who has held internships with the Tulsa Police, the FBI, and the U.S. Department of Defense as a cyber-intern is now an intern with the Tulsa law firm of Parsons & Day as she continues her studies at the University of Tulsa Law School. Tabatha Hibbs (PhD ’12) has been appointed a postdoctoral fellow for the 20132014 academic year. Kasey Hughart (BA ’12) is working as a bilingual support specialist at Family & Children’s Services in Tulsa. Alex Iskander (BA ’12) was hired by Apple, Inc. and is in Cupertino, Calif. working for the company as a software developer. Steven King (BA ’12) had his film Lunch Break selected by Tulsa City Smashers Film Festival, which won the Audience Choice Award. King has moved to Chicago to do further study and seek film work. Natalie Mattox (BA ’12) is working as a production assistant on Terrance Malick films, including the Knight of Cups. Nicholas Pangilinan (BA ’12) film studies graduate, was accepted to the Masters of Fine Arts program in the College of Motion Picture Arts at Florida State University. Becky Robinson (BME ’12) is high school vocal/choral director for Wagoner Public Schools. Joseph Schroeder (BA/BS ’12) continues his studies at the University of Chicago Law School. AJ Sinker (BA ’12), currently works for Major League Baseball. He first interned, then accepted a full-time position working in the video department that handles promotional material, original content, advertising, and more. Melanie Sweeney (BA ’12), Daniel Tarr (BA ’10) and Chris Galeger (BA ’09) had their film, Sherman & Pacifico, screened at Tulsa’s Circle Cinema. Melanie also worked on promoting the film, The Cherokee Word for Water, which screened at Tulsa’s Circle Cinema in November 2012. 2013 Geoffrey Allen (BA ’13), a veteran of the Iraq and Afghanistan Wars, has been appointed to a position in the Registrar’s Office at The University of Tulsa. Andrew Brooks (BA, BS ’13), who was awarded this year’s Holloway Outstanding Senior award, was accepted into graduate school in political science at Ohio State, University of Pennsylvania, UCLA, and Stanford University. He accepted a fellowship offer from Stanford and entered the Ph.D. degree program in political
Daniel Lang, Miller’s Window, Hunterian Art Gallery, University of Glasgow, 1979
Daniel Lang dies at 83 “Big skies, flat land and long drives with the radio.” That, Daniel Lang (BA ’53) once told the Tulsa World, was what his native Oklahoma brought to mind. And though the acclaimed landscape artist would split his time primarily between New York and the village of Montone, in Umbria, Italy, he still enjoyed coming home to the scenes that first stoked his imagination. A Tulsa native and Distinguished Alumnus of The University of Tulsa, Lang did several shows over the years in Tulsa and served as a judge for others. Moreover, he was always happy to help student-artists at his alma mater, including developing a summer art program, where he conducted workshops for TU student-artists in Italy. Daniel S. Lang died April 16 in New York City. He was 83.
Daniel Lang died April 16 in New York City. He was 83. Photo from Tulsa World website.
science this fall. Carole Cothran (MS ’13) accepted a job with Tulsa Public Schools. Patrick D’Hoostelaere (BA ’13) had his film Perfect Bench, chosen by the Tulsa City Smashers Film Festival. Jenn Fuller (PhD ’13) has accepted a tenuretrack position as an assistant professor at Warner University in Lake Wales, Fla. Lauren Gebhard (MS ’13) has accepted a job in a private practice in Ark. Katie Griggs (MS ’13) accepted a job with Claremore (Okla.) Public Schools. Eric Harper (BA ’13) will attend graduate school at Notre Dame and participate in the Alliance for Catholic Education (ACE) in summers 2013 and 2014. During the academic year, Notre Dame sends its ACE participants to teach in Catholic grade schools and high schools across the country. Eric is joining a middle school faculty in
Lang grew up in Tulsa, where his mother, Dorothy Lang, ran Dorothy’s in Utica Square for many years. A graduate of Rogers High School, he originally wanted to be a journalist and was editor of his school newspaper. But his plans changed, and he went on to earn an art degree from TU in 1953, adding a master’s of fine arts from the University of Iowa. He also earned four Yaddo Fellowships, and two MacDowell Colony Fellowships. His paintings and etchings, often depicting either the natural landscape of Italy or the architectural landscape of New York, are in the collections of The Victoria and Albert Museum, London, England, and Hunterian Art Gallery, The University of Glasgow, Glasgow, Scotland. Public collections coast to coast exhibit his work including The Museum of Modern Art, New York, the Chicago Art Institute, Denver Art Museum, the Library of Congress and the California Palace of the Legion of Honor, San Francisco. Collectors, colleges and corporations, including AT&T, Chase Manhattan Bank, Pennzoil, and Prudential Life Insurance, also collect his work. Lang has had solo shows in museums and galleries all over the world, including at the Gilcrease Museum in Tulsa. He returned to TU in 2005 for induction into Phi Beta Kappa. From a story in Tulsa World (4-28-13), edited for this newsletter.
Memphis. Zach Harvat (BA ’13) will study Victorian literature and queer theory at Ohio State in the fall, in the university’s sequential MA/PhD program. Lauren Mitchell (BA ’13) has accepted a full-tuition scholarship to the MFA playwriting program at Catholic University of America in Washington, D.C., and was elected to Phi Beta Kappa this spring. Jenna Volpe (MS ’13) accepted a job with a private school, serving children from birth to kindergarten in Calif. Stephanie Voss (BA ’13) was accepted into the masters program in deaf education at McDaniel College in Westminister, Maryland. Robert Yeates (MA ’13) will begin work on a doctorate next fall at the University of Exeter in England on an Arts and Humanities Research Council Studentship.
Triathlete alumna featured in Toyota ads In 2000, Sarah Haskins (BA ’03) watched the Olympic triathlon on television. While watching, the elementary education major and TU track and cross country athlete decided she would like to try doing a triathlon after graduation. That was a good decision. Haskins ran her first triathlon in 2003 shortly after graduation and reached professional status within a year. Five years later, she represented the United States and placed 11th at the 2008 Olympics in Beijing, China. Currently, she is taking a break from racing with the birth of her first child in July. Still, Haskins continues to be ranked both nationally and internationally and recently became the focus of a series of Toyota commercials. “Toyota has been one of my sponsors since 2008,” Haskins said. “The past year, Toyota has been interested in spreading messages in a commercial format.” A series of five commercials with the tag line “Let’s Go Places,” feature Haskins as a member of the Team Toyota Athletes. The commercials are aired nationwide at Lifetime
Fitness Clubs as well as distributed through various online media. One commercial, distributed in recognition of Mother’s Day, featured Haskins’ mother Becky, who described her daughter’s path to becoming an Olympian and professional athlete. Filmed in her hometown of St. Louis, Mo., the commercial was shot when Haskins was 27 weeks pregnant, fitting for the commercial’s Mother’s Day theme. “My mother was very nervous, but she did a great job,” Haskins said. “It was an experience neither of us will forget, and I am excited that I will be able to share this commercial with my daughter one day.” During Haskins’ pregnancy, she maintained an altered training schedule with help from her coach and husband, Nate Kortuem, and expects to be competing again as soon as possible. Although the couple has lived in Colorado Springs, Colo. for the last eight years, they are currently splitting time between Clermont, Florida, and St. Louis to be closer to family. She and her husband have
used the time away from competition to not only do photo shoots and commercials, but also to maintain a training blog, appear at race expos and organize triathlon camps and clinics. Haskins said her TU elementary education degree has helped her in these particular aspects of her career as a professional athlete. “I have the opportunity to speak at schools about goal setting and working hard to achieve your dreams,” Haskins said. “I have also helped coach young children, which goes hand in hand with teaching.
The skills I gained at TU have helped me become more well rounded.” The alumna said she has returned to campus several times since graduation and has been impressed with the recent campus changes. “The four years I spent at TU were huge in helping me become the person I am today,” Haskins said. “I attended TU to be part of the track and cross country team, but I loved the campus and smaller school atmosphere. I have many great memories of my time at school and made longlasting friends.”
Faculty News Lowell Baker (art) received the 2013 Feagin Grant to bring Cuban national artist Angel Oliva Llorett to campus for a two-week workshop in ceramics. Sharon Baker (communications disorders) received a grant from the National Science Foundation for a Deaf-STEM Summer Academy. Michael Basso (psychology) received a grant to study Multiple Sclerosis. He also served on the program committee for the annual convention of the International Neuropsychological Society and on the item development committee for the Examination for Professional Practice of Psychology. Basso was a grant reviewer for the National Multiple Sclerosis Society and chair of the ethics subcommittee of the public interest affairs committee for the American Psychological Association, Division 40. He is a member of the awards committee for the same organization. Miriam Belmaker (anthropology) is coprincipal investigator for the project Storage and Preservation of Bioarchaeological Collections at the Yerevan State University; a senior scientist on the National Science Foundation-funded project Collaborative Research: Rodent Diets and Habitat Reconstructions in South Africa; principal investigator for the Wenner-Gren Foundation-funded project Rodent Paleoecology and Paleodiets as Evidence for Last Glacial Climate Change in the Levant.
Jan Doolittle Wilson, Wellspring Associate Professor of Women’s and Gender Studies and History, received the prestigious University of Tulsa Outstanding Teacher Award at the May 2013 TU commencement ceremony. Wilson joined the TU faculty in 2007 and specializes in U.S. women’s history, women’s and gender studies, feminist theory, and disability studies. She is a member of the American Historical Association and the National Women’s Studies Association. Wilson earned a doctorate in United States Women’s History from the State University of New York at Binghamton. Before coming to Tulsa, she taught at Central Michigan University, Fort Hays State University and Grinnell College. At Fort Hays, she received the Top Professor teaching award three consecutive years. The TU Outstanding Teacher Award was initiated in 1980 and is limited to three faculty members per year – less than one percent of the resident faculty. Nominations are submitted by students and selected by the faculty affairs committee. In addition to Wilson, professors Robert Butkin (law) and Keith Wisecarver (chemical engineering) also received the award for 2013.
Sean Latham (English) began work on the first part of a two-year grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities that was awarded to the Modernist Journals Project. Working with partners at Brown, Princeton, NYU, and Johns Hopkins, the project created digital editions of two major American magazines: Seven Arts and The Masses.
Judy Berry (psychology) received the Distinguished Service Award from the University of Oklahoma College of Arts and Sciences and served as the principal investigator of the physician assistant service agreement with the University of Oklahoma Health Services Center grant.
Mark Lewis (art) received the grand prize for the 55th Annual Delta Exhibition held at the Arkansas Art Center, in Little Rock, Ark., and the jurors award for the Drawing From Perception VII show held at Wright State University, Dayton, Ohio.
David Brown (urban education) received several grants, including from the Oklahoma State Regents for Higher Education, National Science Foundation and EPSCoR. Michelle Martin (art) received the Brackett-Krennerich Purchase Award, Delta National Small Prints Exhibition, Jonesboro, Ark.
Bradley Brummel (psychology) served as principal investigator on several grants, including Occupational Health of Journalists in Japan and China; Cyber Trust and Suspicion; and Department of Defense. He also served as principal investigator for a grant from the Community Action Project.
Society for Traumatic Stress Studies Board of Directors. She also served as a scientific reviewer for the American Psychiatric Association’s Diagnostic and Statistical Manual – V.
Kim Childs (music) was accepted into the prestigious Atlanta Conducting Institute and was one of only 24 across the nation selected as a Santa Fe Desert Chorale tenor chorister. Lisa Cromer (psychology) received the Award for Outstanding Early Career Achievement in Trauma Psychology, presented by Division 56 (Trauma) of the American Psychological Association, 2012. She served as principal investigator on a grant through the Oklahoma Center for the Advancement of Science and Technology. Joanne Davis (psychology) was a nominee for the International
Jan Wilson: Outstanding Teacher
Robert Donaldson (political science) was named Faculty Member of the Year by the Student-Athlete Advisory Committee, which was ratified by a vote of TU student-athletes. He was also the honored speaker at the presentation of the Holloway Awards in April. Lars Engle (English) was appointed the Frank and Eleanor Griffiths Professor at the Bread Loaf School of English for 2012-13 while teaching at the BLSE Asheville campus. He also lectured at the National Chengchi University, National Taiwan University, Asia University, and National Changhua University on a grant from the government of Chinese Taipei/ ROC.
Randall Fuller (English) served on the National Endowment for the Humanities Library of Congress Fellowship Selection Committee and was a referee for American Literary History and Oxford University Press. Aaron Higgens (art) received the grand prize at the group exhibition, Visions and Viewpoints in Fort Collins, Colo. Grant Matthew Jenkins (English) researched the archive of Tulsa-born poet Ron Padgett in Yale’s Beineke Rare Book and Manuscript Library. This was sponsored by an NEH-funded Oklahoma Humanities Council grant. Holly Laird (English) was appointed to the Ruth and Lillian Marino Chair of English at the Bread Loaf School of English and became president of the D. H. Lawrence Society of North America.
Lamont Lindstrom (anthropology) served on the National Science Foundation Graduate research Fellowship Review Panel. Elana Newman (psychology) received the Henry Kendall College Excellence in Research Award. She served as the principal investigator for several grants from Agency for Health Care Research and Quality; Community Service Council; University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center; and the George Kaiser Family Foundation. She was an invited panelist at the 57th session of the Commission on the Status of Women at UNESCO in New York last March. Other panelists for “The Safety of Women Journalists” included the director general of UNESCO, U.N. ambassadors of Austria and Costa Rica and other international experts. Kirsten Olds (art) received the Oklahoma Humanities Council Research Award and the Oklahoma Visual Arts Coalition Writing and Curatorial Award for Excellence in Writing.
Adelson, Dewey honored for distinguished service In 1992, the college established the Distinguished Service Award, given each year to an alumnus or advocate who best exemplifies the college’s commitment to lifelong service. Presented each year at the Senior Breakfast, the award not only honors those who practice extraordinary service, but also demonstrates to graduating seniors the potential impact their continued service can have on their community and the world.
Lisa Dewey – 2012 Distinguished Service Award Dewey (BA ’90) is Pro Bono Partner at DLA Piper Global Law Firm, one of the largest law firms in the world. She advises and represents individuals and public interest organizations on a pro bono basis while cultivating DLA Piper’s strategic thinking and vision on pro bono work. In 2010, she was one of ten lawyers included in Financial Time’s list of US Innovative Lawyers. She earned her law degree from the American University and completed the Harvard Leadership Program in 2006. Ellen Adelson – 2013 Distinguished Service Award Adelson, a TU trustee since 1994, is a clinical social worker in Tulsa. She holds a bachelor’s degree from Cornell University and a master’s degree from the University of Oklahoma. Adelson first became involved at TU when she audited a master’s level English course in the 1980s. Since then, she has not only served as trustee but also founded the TURC Fellows Advisory Board and cofounded the McFarlin Fellows.
Jamie Rhudy (psychology) served as principal investigator or mentor on several grants, including funding from the Oklahoma Center for the Advancement of Science and Technology and the National Science Foundation. Christine Ruane (history) was a fellow in the Garden and Landscape Studies program at Dumbarton Oaks Research Library in Washington, D.C., during her sabbatical. She used her fellowship to do research on her new project, a history of kitchen gardening in Imperial Russia. Joanna Shadlow (psychology) was invited to serve as an American Indians Into Psychology Advisory Board Member at Oklahoma State University. She was appointed secretary of the Society of Indian Psychologists and selected as an APA Leadership Development Institute Fellow.
Literary Death Match, an informal national literary contest that moves from city to city pitting members of local media outlets against one another.
Joseph Rivers (music) was commissioned by the Signature Symphony at TCC to create a new version of his “Rondino” for oboe and string orchestra. The new arrangement premiered in February. Michael Whalen (anthropology) received a $132,110 grant from the National Science Foundation (NSF) to support ongoing excavations in Chihuahua, Mexico, and served as reviewer for two NSF grants. Bruce Dean Willis (languages) performed from his original compo-
PREVIOUS AWARD WINNERS 1992 Martin Wing 1993 Alexandre Hogue 1993 Patti Johnson Wilson 1996 Benedict I. Lubell 1997 Robert and Joann Lukken 1998 Dewitt and Bobbye Potter 1999 Margery Feagin Bird 2000 George R. Kravis, II 2001 Cortlandt S. Dietler 2002 Dr. Jacob W. Jorishie, Jr. 2003 Burt B. Holmes 2004 Jerri and Jenk Jones, Jr. 2005 Mary Helen Lhevine and George W. Schnetzer III, M.D. 2006 President Emeritus Dr. Ben Graf Henneke 2007 Michael D. Graves 2008 Judy and Bob McCormack 2009 Donald J. and Barbara B. Blackburn 2010 Dr. Lex Frieden
sitions at the Oklahoma AvantGarde Poetry spoken word event at Living Arts Studio in Tulsa and his play, Time for Chocolate, was featured in a theater reading performance series at Tulsa’s Heller Theatre.
Jan Wilson (history) received the 2013 Linda J. Lacey Award for Mentoring Excellence. Michael Wright (film studies) produced The Wright Stuff, an evening of poetry, stories and song through Tulsa PAC SummerStage. Huiwen Zhang (languages) was chosen competitively to participate in the 2013 NEH Summer Seminar, The Centrality of Translation to the Humanities at the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign.
Laura Stevens (English) began a two-year term as the vice president for the Society of Early Americanists. She also is cochairing the Program Committee for the Society’s conference in London next summer. Robert Tett (psychology) was inducted as a Fellow of the Society for Industrial and Organizational Psychology. Jeff Van Hanken (film studies) designed and coproduced the original filmmaking application, Kuleshov, available for download at the iTunes store. The app will be presented as part of the New Media panel at the 2013 University Film and Video Association. Van Hanken also participated in and won
Yevgeny Yevtushenko (English) Poet Laureate of Russia, was elected to the Oklahoma Higher Education Hall of Fame. He also won the Lerici Pea, for the Italian translation of his new poem, “Dora Franco.” His poetic drama, There Are No Years, premiered in Moscow’s Taganka Theater. He won the Russian Poet Prize.
FACULTY PUBLICATIONS Jennifer Airey (English) published the book The Politics of Rape: Sexual Atrocity, Propaganda Wars, and the Restoration Stage. Christopher Anderson (languages) serves as the associate editor of the journal Revista de Estudios sobre Blasco Ibáñez / Journal of Blasco Ibañez Studies 2, in which he also published an article. Jonathan Arnold (history) wrote an article that appears in Journal of Late Antiquity. Garrick Bailey (anthropology) revised the third edition of his textbook Essentials of Cultural Anthropology.
Joanne Davis (psychology) authored articles in Clinical Case Studies; and Violence and Victims.
Thomas Foster (anthropology) authored an article in Yuchi Indian Histories before the Removal Era.
Lori Davis (communications disorders) served as an editorial consultant for the peer-reviewed journals, Contemporary Issues in Communication Sciences and Disorders, Geriatric Nursing and Dysphagia.
Randall Fuller (English) published a chapter in Emerson in Context and published articles in the journal Humanities and an editorial for the New York Times. Stephen Gardner (philosophy & religion) published a chapter in Debt: Ethics, the Environment, and the Economy.
Matt Drever (philosophy & religion) had his book, Image, Identity, and the Forming of the Augustinian Soul published. He also published an article in the International Journal of Systematic Theology.
The Journal of Personality Assessment is featuring a special series on the Personality Psychopathology – 5 (PSY-5) developed by psychology
Michael Basso (psychology) authored articles appearing in Psychiatry Research, Cognitive Neuropsychiatry, International Journal of Eating Disorders, The Clinical Neuropsychologist, Journal of the International Neuropsychological Society and Journal of Clinical and Experimental Neuropsychology.
Lisa Cromer (psychology) wrote articles for Clinical Case Studies; Psychological Trauma: Theory, Research, Practice, and Policy; and Journal of Trauma & Dissociation.
Bob Jackson (English) published a chapter in Storytelling, History, and the Postmodern South.
Sean Latham’s (English) most recent book, The Art of Scandal, was released in paperback and its first chapters were published in French as “Réalitié, fiction et plasir.” He continues to serve as the editor of James Joyce Quarterly. Jing Li (economics) serves as a referee on the journal Economic Issues in China. Lamont Lindstrom (anthropology) coauthored Across the World With the Johnsons: Visual Culture and Empire in the Twentieth Century as well as chapters in four internationally edited volumes. He also published articles in the journals Journal of Pacific History and Journal de la Societe des Oceanistes.
Thomas Buoye (history) authored work appearing in falushi yiping: yuwai xuezhe de zhongguo fashi guan.
John Coward (communication) had articles in the journals Visual Communication Quarterly and American Journalism and reviewed manuscripts for The Atlanta Review of Journalism History and American Journalism.
Jacob Howland (philosophy & religion) will have two books translated and published in Chinese: The Paradox of Political Philosophy: Socrates’ Philosophic Trial; and Kierkegaard and Socrates: A Study in Philosophy and Faith.
Holly Laird (English) contributed an article to The Blackwell Companion to Modernist Poetry.
Bradley Brummel (psychology) had articles in Coaching: An International Journal of Theory, Research and Practice; Educational Technology Research and Development; Handbook of Personality at Work; Industrial and Organizational Psychology: Perspectives on Research and Practice; and Journal of Applied Social Psychology.
Josh Corngold (urban education) is serving as guest editor for a special issue of the journal Educational Theory.
Brian Hosmer (history) authored the book Tribal Worlds: Critical Studies in American Indian Nation Building.
Jeremy Kuzmarov (history) authored a journal article in The Asia-Pacific Journal.
Mark Brewin (communication) published an article in Journal of Media and Religion.
Susan Chase (sociology) authored a chapter in the book, Qualitative Research: The Essential Guide to Theory and Practice.
Thomas Horne (political science) had an article published in The Journal of Film and Video.
Grant Matthew Jenkins (English) published a chapbook of poetry titled Numbers.
Joseph Bradley (history) authored work appearing in The Standard of Living and Revolutions in Russia; Vereinskultur und Zivilgesellschaft in Nordosteuropa/Associational Culture and Civil Society in North Eastern Europe: Regional Features and the European Context; Samoorganizatsiia rossiiskoi obshchestvennosti v poslednei treti XVIII-nachale XX v. Moscow; and Russian Review.
Scott Carter (economics) authored chapters in Sraffa and the Reconstruction of Economic Theory: Volume Three and in Latin American Migrations to the US Heartland: Changing Social Landscapes in Middle America, and coauthored a chapter in Alternative Theories of Competition: Challenges to the Orthodoxy.
Decision Making in Brown v. Board of Education.
John McNulty (psychology) wrote an article in Psychological Assessment.
Jeff Drouin’s (English) book, James Joyce, Science, and Modernist Print Culture: “The Einstein of English Fiction,” is forthcoming.
faculty Allen Harkness and John McNulty. Harkness also authored articles appearing in Psychological Assessment.
William Dugger (economics) serves on the editorial board of the journals Review of Radical Political Economy and Review of Social Economy.
Matthew Hendricks (economics) serves as referee on the journals Education Evaluation and Policy Analysis and British Journal of Industrial Relations.
Lars Engle (English) coauthored the book Studying Shakespeare’s Contemporaries. He published articles in the journals Shakespeare Studies and Marlowe in Context and a macro entry in Cambridge World Shakespeare Encyclopedia. He is guest editing a special issue of the journal Shakespeare Quarterly. Eduardo Faingold (language) published a chapter in Readings in Language Studies, Volume 3, Language and Identity and an article in Language Problems and Language Planning. Lara Foley (sociology) published a chapter in Turning Troubles into Problems: Clientization in Human Services.
Russell Hittinger (philosophy & religion) authored chapters in the books Imago Dei: Human Dignity in Ecumenical Perspective; Christian Humanism; Quest for a University Ethics; Religion and Civil Society: The Changing Faces of Secularism; Free Markets and the Culture of Common Good; The Thomistic Legacy in Blessed John Paul II; and Justice, Tolerance, and Diversity. He also authored articles in Pontifical Academy of Social Sciences and the Journal of Faith and Economics. Jeffrey Hockett (political science) authored the book A Storm Over This Court: Law, Politics, and Supreme Court
Avi Mintz (urban education) coedited the book Discipline, Devotion and Dissent: Jewish, Catholic and Islamic Schooling in Canada and published articles in the journal Educational Theory and in the Encyclopedia of Educational Philosophy and Theory. Anupama Narayan (psychology) authored articles in Journal of Psychological Issues in Organizational Culture; Team Performance Management; Journal of Applied Social Psychology; and Handbook of Personality at Work. Elana Newman (psychology) authored chapters in Trauma Therapy in Context: The Science and Craft of Evidence-Based Practice and Therapy in Context: The Science and Craft of Evidence-Based Practice as well as articles in Journal of Studies on Alcohol and Drugs; Drug And Alcohol Dependence; Psychology of Addictive Behaviors; Maternal and Child Health Journal; American Journal of Perinatology; Australian Journalism Review; Child Psychiatry and Human Development; and Depression and Anxiety.
Ben Peters (communication) authored a book chapter in Handbook of Communication History and articles in The Russian Journal of Communication and Information & Culture. He was appointed to the editorial board of the Russian Journal of Communication and the Herald of the Samara State University. Teresa Reed’s (music) book, The Jazz Life of Dr. Billy Taylor, was released on March 28, 2013. It was reviewed in the May 9th issue of New York Review of Books and in the May 2013 issue of Jazztimes magazine. Jamie Rhudy (psychology) authored articles in Clinical Journal of Pain; PAIN; Journal of Applied Biobehavioral Research; and Journal of Pain. Ryan Saylor (political science) authored an article in Review of African Political Economy. Stephanie Schmidt authored an article in The Gilcrease Journal and a
reference article in the Princeton Encyclopedia of Poetry and Poetics.
Chad Settle (economics) serves as referee for the journals Ecological Economics and Climatic Change and serves as a reviewer for the National Science Foundation and the U.S. Geological Society. Joanna Shadlow (psychology) authored an article in Journal of Child Sexual Abuse. Laura Stevens (English) has articles appearing in Anti-Catholicism in a Comparative and Transnational Perspective, 1750-2000 and Approaches to Teaching Aphra Behn’s Oroonoko. She has concluded a two-year term as consultant reader for Legacy: A Journal of American Women Writers and is beginning a three-year term on the editorial board of Studies in EighteenthCentury Culture. She completed her eighth year as editor of Tulsa Studies in Women’s Literature, overseeing the
publication of a special topics issue, Women and Anglo-American Periodicals, and a forthcoming double issue, coedited with Anna Battigelli, English Women and Catholicism, 1660-1830.
Andrew Wood (history) authored the book Agustín Lara: A Cultural Biography, which was the winner of the American Musicology Subvention Grant.
Peter Stromberg (anthropology) authored chapters in The Oxford Handbook of Religious Conversion and in The Encultured Brain: An Introduction to Neuroanthropology.
Michael Wright (film studies) had his poem, “Tulsa, May 2012,” published in This Land.
Robert Tett (psychology) wrote the introduction to The Handbook of Personality at Work and authored articles in The Industrial-Organizational Psychologist. Tao Wang (urban education) published the Chinese language book Discipline and Love. Bruce Dean Willis published the monograph Corporeality in Early Twentieth-Century Latin American Literature: Body Articulations.
Sandra Wright (communications disorders) coauthored an article in the journal Educational Technology & Society. Yevgeny Yevtushenko (English) had five new poetry books published in Russia and saw the premiere in Moscow’s Taganka Theater of his poetic drama There Are No Years. Huiwen Zhang (languages) published the monograph Kulturtransfer über Epochen und Kontinente Feng Zihs Roman ‘Wu Zixu’ als Begegnung von Antike und Moderne, China und Europa.
FACULTY transiTIONS The Henry Kendall College of Arts and Sciences welcomed new faculty members Maria Maurer, assistant professor in the School of Art; Dan Farnum, assistant professor in the School of Art; Matthew Hindman, assistant professor of political science; Brady McElligott, visiting professor of music; Jillian L. Phillips, applied professor in audiology; Judith Raiford, assistant professor of music; and Jessica Scott, applied instructor in deaf education.
PROMOTIONS Teresa Reed (music) was promoted to full professor of music and ended her term as director of the School of Music. Vernon Howard (music) is new director of the School of Music. RETIREMENTS D. Thomas Benediktson (languages) will be on sabbatical for the 2013-14 year before retiring as dean of the college and becoming an emeritus professor of the department. Robert Donaldson, Trustees Professor of Political Science and Russian Studies, retired last spring after 45 years of teaching. An expert in Russian and Soviet foreign policy since World War II, Donaldson is the author of six books and monographs as well as dozens of book chapters and journal articles. From 1990-1996, he served as president of the university. During his presidency, he worked to raise the university’s profile through international conferences in Tulsa and exchange programs, primarily with Russian institutions.
Glenn Godsey (art) retired in the spring. He joined the university in 1966, when he served as the art director for TU publications. Carol Lambert (communications disorders) retired after nearly 30 years with the university. OBITUARIES Lucille Blakley, former University of Tulsa Theater Department secretary, died June 3 in Tulsa. She was 96 years old. Joyce Cummings Hogan, retired professor of psychology who helped found the Industrial Organizational Psychology program at TU, died last September in Jacksonville, Fla., at age 63. Hogan received her undergraduate education at Towson University in Baltimore and her master’s and Ph.D. degrees at the University of Maryland. She began her career at Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore, where she became its first director of women’s athletics and adjunct assistant professor of psychology. She joined the TU faculty in 1982, where she and her husband, Prof. Robert Hogan, founded the Industrial and Organizational psychology program. She served as the editor of a professional journal and was an active member of several professional associations as well as author of more than 200 scholarly papers, chapters and books. A gifted athlete, Hogan was once a nationally ranked squash player but is better known for her pioneering use of personality measures to help organizations make better personnel decisions. After leaving TU, the Hogans
went on to run a successful personality assessment firm, Hogan Assessment Systems, the world’s leading provider of Internet personnel assessments.
Donald Eugene Hayden, who retired from TU in 1981 after 34 years, including 12 as dean of the College of Liberal Arts (today, the Henry Kendall College of Arts & Sciences), died January 6, 2013. He was 97. Although one of his favorite authors, Shakespeare, wrote memorably about racial prejudice in his play Othello, Donald Hayden could never be content just reading about the issue. Too real a problem in his own day as well, it was one his conscience would not let him ignore. After moving to Tulsa in 1947, The University of Tulsa English professor, who was a noted authority on Shakespeare, became a leader in promoting civil rights and racial harmony in the city. Not only was Hayden a mentor to TU students who rallied against segregation, but he also led the city commission that produced Tulsa’s first public accommodations ordinance. The law, which was enacted in 1964, outlawed discrimination by hotels, restaurants and other businesses because of race or religion. Hayden saw it as an important step forward. “Blacks were considered secondclass citizens — a philosophy that Dad took great issue with,” said Hayden’s son, Don Hayden Jr., who as a teenager watched his father spend countless hours working to correct such views. A native of Blairstown, Mo., Hayden took an active role from the start in the Tulsa community. As a board member of the
Tulsa chapter of the National Conference of Christians and Jews (NCCJ), Hayden led a three-year project studying potential areas of racial tension in Tulsa. That project led to the formation in 1961 of the Mayor’s Commission on Community Relations, which he led for nearly three years. In 1964, the commission drafted and secured passage of the public accommodations ordinance and reviewed complaints against violators. The NCCJ honored Hayden in 1972 for his work on race relations. Hayden, who held bachelor’s and master’s degrees from the University of Missouri, joined TU after teaching previously at Syracuse University in New York, where he received his doctorate, and Westbrook Junior College for Women in Portland, Maine. He was dean of TU’s College of Liberal Arts from 1957 to 1969 before returning to full-time teaching and research. An expert on Shakespeare and the poet William Wordsworth, Hayden once retraced Wordsworth’s 2,000-mile walking tour across Europe, which took three years of his spare time and from which he wrote a series of five monograph publications for TU. A longtime active member of First Christian Church, Hayden was also a former officer for the Tulsa Council of Churches and the Oklahoma Association of Christian Churches. Survivors include one son, Donald Hayden Jr.; a daughter, Elizabeth Ann Hayden; four grandchildren; and four greatgrandchildren. From Tulsa World, January 11, 2013
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