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Open Enrollment, November 4-15

Open Enrollment is the one time of the year when employees can make changes to their benefit elections without a qualifying event. All faculty and staff are required to complete online open enrollment in BannerWeb — even if not making changes.Learn more

Spider Talks: The Changing Political Landscape

In this episode of Spider Talks, President Crutcher sits down with associate professor of political science Ernest McGowen, whose research examines political behavior, campaigns, and elections — especially with respect to race and ethnicity.Watch now

Dr. E. Bruce Heilman, 1926-2019

President Ronald A. Crutcher has shared with the community that Chancellor E. Bruce Heilman, who led the University through an era of profound transformation as president from 1971 through 1986 and again from 1987 to 1988, died peacefully overnight at the age of 93.A Note of Profound Sadness

Creative assets now available to assist with communications needs

A new comprehensive toolbox of creative assets — PowerPoint templates, email signature templates, photography, video shorts of campus, brand graphic elements, and more — is now available for downloading on the University's Online Brand Center.Learn more

Faculty & Staff Accomplishments

Hocutt named program co-chair

Dr. Daniel Hocutt, web manager and adjunct professor of liberal arts, has been named program co-chair for SIGDOC 2020, the annual conference of the Association for Computing & Machinery (ACM) Special Interest Group for Design of Communication (SIGDOC) to be held at the University of North Texas October 3-4, 2020.

Brown and Honsinger Published

Mavis Brown, associate professor of education and interim chair of the Department of Education, has published "Preparing trauma-sensitive teachers: Strategies for teacher educators" in The Teacher Educators' Journal with Adjunct Assistant Education Professor Connie Honsinger. 

Forsyth publishes book

Leadership studies professor Donelson "Don" Forsyth published his most recent book, "Making Moral Judgments: Psychological Perspectives on Morality, Ethics, and Decision-Making," with Routledge in October 2019.

Feldman receives two grants

Sharon G. Feldman, Professor of Spanish and Catalan Studies, received a grant from the Fundación SGAE to translate and adapt into English Un conte de Nadal (A Christmas Carol) and another from the Sala Beckett to translate Fairfly, an award-winning contemporary Catalan play by Joan Yago.

Feldman invited to conference

Professor of Spanish and Catalan Studies, Sharon G. Feldman, was one of only six theatre translators from several countries invited to attend the Segona Missió de Traductors de Teatre Català Contemporani, hosted by the Sala Beckett and the Institut Ramon Llull in Barcelona.

Maurantonio Releases New Book

Nicole Maurantonio, Associate Professor in the Department of Rhetoric & Communication Studies, published Confederate Exceptionalism: Civil War Myth and Memory in the Twenty-First Century through the University Press of Kansas.

Bowie Published

Jennifer Bowie has published “Understanding the Determinants of Opinion Language Borrowing in State Courts in the United States,” In Research Handbook on Law and Courts, edited by Lee Walker and Susan Sterett. (co-authored with Elisha Carol Savchak).

Cobb Published

Stephanie Cobb, Program Coordinator, Jewish Studies, recently published Suicide by Gladiator? The Acts of Perpetua and Felicitas in its North African Context by Cambridge University Press.

Geaney Published

Jane Geaney, Professor of Religious Studies, published Language as Bodily Practice in Early China. Geaney offers new insights into three key themes: the notion of speakers’ intentions, the physical process of emulating exemplary people, and Confucius’s proposal to rectify names.

Winiarski Awarded

Dr. Douglas L. Winiarski, Chair and Professor of Religious Studies and Professor of American Studies, recently won an essay award from the Communal Studies Association for his article, "Seized by the Jerks."

Chen Published

Dan Chen has published “Bread and Circuses: Sports and Public Opinion in China” in Journal of Experimental Political Science (with Andrew MacDonald).

Laursen co-authors article with SPCS graduate

Dr. Erik Laursen, adjunct associate professor of education, has co-authored with alum Kirsten Logan, GC’18, the article Does Mindfulness Strengthen Self-efficacy in First Grade Students? in the Journal of Teacher Action Research.

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