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Spotlight, February 2005

Feb. 4, 2005

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PUBLICATIONS

Dr. Peter M. Allen, professor of geology, Dr. Joseph D. White, assistant professor of biology, and Jacquelyn R. Duke, Baylor graduate student, had a co-authored article titled "Estimation of Source Water to Cedar Elm in a Central Texas Riparian Ecosystem" published in Hydrological Processes (Vol. 19, pp. 475-491, 2005). Additional co-author is Ranjan S.uttiah, Blackland Research and Extension Center.

Dr. Robert M. Baird, chair and professor of philosophy and Master Teacher, and Dr. Stuart E. Rosenbaum, professor of philosophy and graduate program director, had a co-edited book titled Civil Liberties vs. National Security in a Post-9/11 World published by Prometheus Books (2004). Additional co-editor is Katherine Baird Darmer, Chapman University School of Law.

Dr. Marianna A. Busch, chair and professor of chemistry and biochemistry, Dr. Kenneth W. Busch, professor of chemistry, and Sayo O. Fakayode, Baylor graduate student, had a co-authored article titled "Determination of the Enantiomeric Composition of Phenylalanine Samples by Chemometric Analysis of the Fluorescence Spectra of Cyclodextrin Guest-Host Complexes" accepted for publication in an upcoming issue of The Analyst.

Robert F. Darden III, assistant professor of English, had a book titled People Get Ready: A New History of Black Gospel Music published by Continuum Publishing (2004).

Dr. William V. Davis, professor of English and Writer-in-Residence, had an article titled "'Talked to By Silence': Apocalyptic Yearnings in Louise Glück's The Wild Iris" published in The Legacy of History: English and American Studies and the Significance of the Past by Jagiellonian University Press, edited by Teresa Bela and Zygmunt Mazur (2003). He had a poem titled "Visioned" published in The Texas Review (Vol. 24, Nos. 1 and 2, p. 90). He had a poem titled "Dinner in the Museum" published in California Quarterly (Vol. 30, No. 2, pp. 10-11, 2004).

Dr. Russell H. Dilday, former Distinguished Professor of Homiletics at Truett Seminary, had a book titled Columns: Glimpses of a Seminary Under Assault published by Smyth and Helwys (2004).

Dr. Robert D. Doyle, interim chair and associate professor of biology, had a co-authored article titled "Carbon Use by the Endangered Texas Wild Rice (Zizania texana, Poaceae)" published by Sida: Contributions to Botany (Vol. 21, pp. 389-398, 2004). Co-author is Paula Power, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, National Fish Hatchery and Technology Center.

Dr. Steven G. Driese, chair and professor of geology, had a co-authored article titled "Epi-fluorescence Micromorphology of Saprolite Reveals Evidence for Colloid Transport and Retention in Microscale Pore Systems" published in Geoderma (Vol. 121, pp. 143-152, 2004). Co-author is Dr. L.D. McKay, University of Tennessee. He had an article titled "Pedogenic Translocation of Fe in Modern and Ancient Vertisols and Implications for Interpretations of Hekpoort Paleosol (2.25 Ga)" published in Journal of Geology (Vol. 112, pp. 543-560). He had a co-authored article titled "Possible Late Holocene Equatorial Palaeoclimate Record Based Upon Soils Spanning the Medieval Warm Period and Little Ice Age, Loboi Plain, Kenya" published in Palaeogeography, Palaeoclimatology, Palaeoecology (Vol. 213, pp. 231-250, 2004). There are multiple co-authors. He had a co-authoreddd article titled "Evolution of a Freshwater Wetland in a Semi-arid Environment, Loboi Marsh,, East Africa" published in Sedimentology (Vol. 51, pp. 1-21, 2004).

Dr. Fredrick R. Gehlbach, professor emeritus of biology, had an article titled "Time to Extinction in Birds" accepted for publication in an upcoming issue of Ecology. He had a co-authored article titled "Life History Variation Predicts the Effects of Demographical Stochasticity on Avian Population Dynamics" accepted for publication in an upcoming issue of American Naturalist. There are multiple co-authors.

Dr. D. Thomas Hanks Jr., professor of English, had an article titled "Isode's 'sownyng vppon the c__sse of Sir Trystam' in Malory's Morte Darthur" published in English Language Notes (Vol. 42, No. 1, pp. 1-3, September 2004).

Kathy R. Hillman, associate professor and acquisitions librarian, had lessons titled "Instructions to Disciples on Mission" and "Teaching in Parables' published in Baptist Way Adult Bible Study Guide (December 2004-February 2005). She had an article titled "Catching Up With Kathy" published in the resource publication of Woman's Missionary Union of Texas (January 2005). She had co-authored articles titled "VBS 2005: A Neighborhood Revolution" and "49 Ideas to Transform Your VBS" published in Outreach (January/February 2005). Co-author is John Hillman.

Dr. Walter C. Holmes, professor of biology, had articles titled "The Genus Prenanthes (Asteraceae: Tribe Cichorieae) in Texas" (pp. 181-191) and "Ruppia cirrhosa (Ruppiaceae) in North Central Texas" (pp. 499-500) published in Sida: Contributions to Botany (Vol. 21, 2004). He had an article titled "Prenanthes barbata (Asteraceae) and Parentucellia viscose (Scrophulariaceae) New to Oklahoma" published in Phytologia (Vol. 86, pp. 107-109, 2004).

Dr. Thomas S. Kidd, assistant professor of history, had a book titled The Protestant Interest: New England after Puritanism published by Yale University Press (2004). He had an article titled "Recovering The French Convert: Views of the French and the Uses of Anti-Catholicism in Early America" published in Book History 7 (pp. 97-111, 2004).

Dr. Timothy R. McKinney, associate professor of music theory, had an article titled "'Affecus mire hercules ubique expressit': Heinrich Glarean on Text and Tone in Josquin's Planxit autem David" published in Theoria (Vol. 11, pp. 1-34, 2004).

Dr. Lee C. Nordt, associate professor of geology, interim chair for communication sciences and disorders and associate dean for sciences, College of Arts and Sciences, had a co-authored article titled "Vertisol Genesis in a Humid Climate of the Coastal Plain of Texas, U.S.A." published in Geoderma (Vol. 122, pp. 83-102, 2004). There are multiple co-authors. He had an article titled "Late Quaternary Alluvial Stratigraphy of Low-order-tributary in Central Texas, U.S.A., and its Response to Climate and Sediment Supply" published in Quaternary Research (Vol. 62, pp. 289-300, 2004).

Mark W. Osler, associate professor of law, had an article titled "The Blakely Problem and the 3x Solution" published in Federal Sentencing Reporter (Vol. 16, No. 5, pp. 344-347, June 2004).

Dr. Don F. Parker Jr., professor of geology, had a co-authored article titled "Origin of Rhyolite by Crustal Melting and the Nature of Parental Magmas in the Oligocene Conejos Formation, East-Central San Juan Mountains, Colorado, U.S.A." published in Journal of Volcanology and Geothermal Research (Vol. 139, pp. 185-210, 2004). There are multiple co-authors.

Dr. Benjamin A. Pierce, professor of biology, and Dr. Kevin J. Gutzwiller, professor of biology, had co-authored articles titled "Assessment of Quantitative Enclosure Sampling of Larval Amphibians" (pp. 166-172) and "Auditory Sampling of Frogs: Detection Efficiency in Relation to Survey Duration" (pp. 495-500) published in Journal of Herpetology (Vol. 38, 2004). Additional co-author on the first article is M.L. Mullins, Baylor graduate student.

Theresa A. Posani, lecturer in nursing, had an article titled "Clostridium difficile: Causes and Intervention" published in Critical Care Nursing Clinics of North America Special Issue: Nutrition in Critical Care (Vol. 16, No. 4, pp. 547-551, 2004).

Dr. Richard R. Russell, assistant professor of English, had an article titled "Something is Being Eroded: The Decline of the Agrarian Irish Community and its Antimodern Worldview in Brian Friel's Translations" accepted for publication in an upcoming issue of New Hibernia Review.

Dr. Robert H. Ray, professor of English and graduate program director, had an article titled "Jonson's 'His Excuse for Loving'" published in The Explicator (Vol. 63, No. 11, fall 2004).

Melvin Schuetz, night/weekend assistant in circulation services, Baylor Libraries, had an article on space artist Chesley Bonestall accepted for publication in an upcoming book titled Space Exploration and Humanity, published by ABC-CLIO.

Dr. Joseph D. White, assistant professor of biology, had a co-authored article titled "The Net Carbon Flux Due to Deforestation and Forest Re-growth in the Brazilian Amazon: Analysis Using a Process-based Model" published in Global Change Biology (Vol. 10, pp. 908-924, 2004). Co-authors are A.I. Hirsch, W.S. Little, R.A. Houghton and N.A. Scott, Woods Hole Research Center.

Dr. Stephen L. Williams, assistant professor of museum studies, had an article titled "Critical Issues Involving Non-living Collections" published in Collections: A Journal for Museum and Archives Professionals (Vol. 1, No. 1, pp. 39-68, 2004). He had an article titled "Controlling Relative Humidity Levels in Collection Microenvironments Using Lithium Chloride Solutions" published in Collections: A Journal for Museum and Archives Professionals (Vol. 1, No. 2, pp. 149-154, 2004).

Dr. Ralph C. Wood, University Professor of Theology and Literature, had a chapter titled "The Call of the Crucified" published in Exploring and Proclaiming the Apostles' Creed by Eerdmans, edited by Roger Van Harn (pp. 111-116, 2004). He had an article titled "A Man Alive in the Midst of Death" published in Books and Culture (Vol. 10, No. 6, p. 6, November-December 2004). He had an article titled "The Naked Public Square Now: A Symposium" published in First Things (Vol. 147, pp. 18-20, November 2004). He had an interview titled "Following the Hobbit Trail: Ralph Wood, Expert on J.R.R. Tolkien" published in Reformed Quarterly (pp. 12-13, winter 2004).

PRESENTATIONS

Dr. Jesse T. Airaudi, senior lecturer in English, presented "The Confluence of 19th Century War and New Millennial Anomie: Fatal Engagement and Lyrical Resolution in Charles Frazier's Cold Mountain" Oct. 28-31 at a South Central Modern Language Association meeting in New Orleans.

Dr. Gayle R. Avant, associate professor of political science, presented "The U.N. Declaration of Human Rights: A Retrospective" Nov. 13 at the Lilly Foundation Christianity and Human Rights Conference at Samford University in Birmingham, Ala.

Blair W. Browning, lecturer in communication studies, presented "The Bubble that Burst: A Murdered Basketball Player and the Identity of a University" in November at a National Communication Association conference in Chicago.

Dr. Marianna A. Busch, chair and professor of chemistry and biochemistry, presented a co-authored paper titled "Chiral Analysis by Regression Modeling of UV Absorption Spectral Data: The Use of Modified Cyclodextrins as Chiral Auxiliaries" Oct. 5 at a Federation of Analytical Chemistry and Spectroscopy Societies annual meeting in Portland, Ore. Co-authors are Sayo O. Fakayode, Baylor graduate student, Dr. Kenneth W. Busch, professor of chemistry, and Isabel Swamidoss, University of Tennessee.

Dr. Nancy L. Chinn, associate professor of English and director of undergraduate studies, presented "Cather's The Professor's House and Freshman Composition" Nov. 18-21 at a National Council of Teachers of English annual convention in Indianapolis.

Calondra Colvin, Baylor undergraduate, presented a co-authored paper titled "Synthesis and Electrochemical Investigation of CpMo(CO)3(1-Naphthylmethyl)" and Seong Kwak, Baylor undergraduate, presented a co-authored paper titled "Investigation of the Chemical and Electrochemical Reduction of (C7H7)Mo(CO)I" Sept. 30 at an American Chemical Society regional meeting in Fort Worth. Co-author of both papers is Dr. Stephen L. Gipson, professor of chemistry.

Dr. James A. Curry, professor of political science, The Bob Bullock Professor of Public Policy and Administration and director of the Washington Internship Program, presented "Sex Crime Reforms in Texas, 1999-2003: A Legislative Analysis" in March at an Academy of Criminal Justice Sciences meeting in Las Vegas.

Laura Davalos-Lind, coordinator of Baylor's Chapala Ecology Station, presented a poster titled "Bacterioplankton Grazing by Fish and Zooplankton in Clay-rich and Clay-free Water" in August at an International Limnnological Society meeting in Finland.

Jacquelyn Duke, Baylor graduate student, presented a co-authored paper titled "Riparian Influence of Hydrologic Fluctuations Downstream of a Small-scale Dam" in July at a Universities Council on Water Resources/National Institutes for Water Resources conference in Portland, Ore. Co-authors are Dr. Joseph D. White, assistant professor of biology, Dr. Peter M. Allen, professor of geology, and Ranjan Muttiah, Texas Christian University.

Cathy Early, Baylor graduate student, presented a co-authored paper titled "Effects of an Invasive Species, Solenopsis invicta, on Survivorship of Small Mammals in Native Tallgrass Prairie" in June at an American Society of Mammalologists annual meeting at Humbolt State University in Arcata, Calif. Co-author is Dr. Kenneth T. Wilkins, professor of biology, interim graduate program director and associate dean for graduate studies and research.

Sayo O. Fakayode, Baylor graduate student, presented a co-authored paper titled "Determination of the Enantiomeric Composition of Samples by Chemometric Modeling of Spectral Data Obtained with Cyclodextrin Guest-Host Complexes: Effects of Surfactants and Use of Mixed Cyclodextrins" Sept. 29 at an American Chemical Society regional meeting in Fort Worth. Co-authors are Dr. Marianna A. Busch, chair and professor of chemistry and biochemistry, Dr. Kenneth W. Busch, professor of chemistry. Dr. Busch, Fakayode and Dr. Busch presented a co-authored poster titled "Determination of the Enantiomeric Composition of Guest Molecules by Chemometric Analysis of the Fluorescence Spectra of Cyclodextrin Guest-Host Complexes" Oct. 5 at a Federation of Analytical Chemistry and Spectroscopy Societies annual meeting in Portland, Ore.

Dr. Charles M. Garner, associate professor of chemistry, presented a seminar titled "C6F5- as a Good Leaving Group" Oct. 13 at Austin College in Sherman, Nov. 18 at Texas Christian University in Fort Worth and Jan. 21 at the University of Texas at Arlington. He presented a seminar titled "2,6-Bis-hydrazinopyridine in the Preparation of New 2,6-Bis-pyrqazolypyridines" Jan. 21 at the University of Texas at Arlington.

Dr. Gregory T. Garrett, professor of English, served as moderator for panel discussions titled "Commercial vs. Art," "On Writing: Comedy," "Producers: What Do They Want?" "Creating Universal Stories and Characters" and "Breaking into the Business" Oct. 14-17 at the Austin Film Festival. He gave two musical performances and a fiction reading and participated in a panel discussion titled "Sustaining a Literary Career: Second Novels" Oct. 29-31 at the Texas Book Festival in Austin.

Dr. Barry G. Hankins, associate professor of history and church-state studies, presented "White Flight, Shift to the Right?: Bellevue Baptist Church, Memphis" Nov. 4 at a Southern Historical Association meeting in Memphis.

Dr. W. Keith Hartberg, professor of biology, and Dr. Richard E. Duhrkopf, associate professor of biology, presented co-authored papers titled "Mosquito and Arboviral Surveillance in McLennan County, Texas, 22004" and "Habitat and Arboviral Trends in McLennan County: An Insight to West Nile Virus" Oct. 12-14 at a Texas Mosquito Control Association annual meeting in Odessa. Additional co-authors on the first paper are Michelle Rapier and Lori Pfaff, Baylor graduate students. Additional co-author on the second paper is Victoria Cuellar, Baylor undergraduate.

Dr. C. Alton Hassell, senior lecturer in chemistry, participated in a discussion of general chemistry books Oct. 16 at the Benjamin Cummings Chemistry Textbook Forum in Savannah, Ga. He presented "Beta Radiography of Watermarks in Antique Laid Paper" Nov. 4 at Texas A&M University-Commerce.

Stephen M. Heyde, professor and director of orchestral activities, The Mary Franks Thompson Professor of Orchestral Activities and Conductor-in-Residence, participated in a panel discussion on music education Oct. 7 at an International Society of Music Education-Belgium meeting in Antwerp. He participated in a panel discussion on contemporary music Oct. 8 at Katholieke Universiteit in Leuven, Belgium. He served as a guest professor and conducted the academy orchestra Oct. 25 at the Liszt Ferenc Academy of Music in Budapest, Hungary.

Dr. Eric C. Lai, associate professor of music theory, presented "The Influence of Calligraphy on Chou Wen-chung's Music" Jan. 15 at the International Conference on Arts and Humanities in Honolulu.

Dr. J.R. LeMaster, professor of English, presented "After Cakes and Tea, Then What?" Oct. 28-30 at a South Central Modern Language Association annual meeting in New Orleans. He presented "Double Enslavement: The Case of Toni Morrison's Beloved" Nov. 18-20 at an American Studies Association of Texas annual meeting in San Antonio.

Dr. Owen T. Lind, professor of biology, and Chris Filstrup, Baylor graduate student, presented a co-authored paper titled "Spatial and Temporal Patterns of Diatom Production and Composition within a Eutrophic, Polymictic Impoundment" June 13-18 at an American Society of Limnology and Oceanography meeting in Savannah, Ga.

John Lowe, academic consultant in Electronic Library, presented "Mac OSX Tips and Tricks in a Lab Environment" Oct. 10-14 at the Association for Computing Machinery Special Interest Group for University and College Computing Services conference in Baltimore.

Dr. Timothy R. McKinney, associate professor of music theory, presented "Music Theory and Musical Rhetoric in Vicentino's Solo e pensoso" Nov. 11-14 at an American Musicological Society/Society for Music Theory joint conference in Seattle.

Dr. Roger E. Olson, professor of theology at Truett Seminary, responded to a paper and participated in a panel discussion on open theism Oct. 29 at an American Theological Society Midwest division meeting in Chicago. He presented "The Revelational Foundationalism of Donald G. Bloesch's Theology: An Inquiry into His Theological Methodology" Nov. 18 at an Evangelical Theological Society annual meeting in San Antonio.

Mark W. Osler, associate professor of law, presented testimony on federal sentencing options Nov. 17 to the United States Sentencing Commission in Washington, D.C.

Dr. Benjamin A. Pierce, professor of biology, presented a paper on amphibian declines Oct. 15-17 at a Texas Herpetological Society meeting in Waco.

Dr. Patricia A. Pierce, senior lecturer in French, presented "'L'aprés-11 Septembre 2001' and Other Contributions to the French Lexis That Reflect the Political/Cultural Reality of the Period" in October at a South Central Modern Language Association annual meeting in New Orleans.

Dr. Kevin G. Pinney, associate professor of chemistry, participated in a panel discussion on a program titled "Coping with Cancer" broadcast Sept. 24 on KCEN-TV in Waco. He presented a research seminar titled "The Discovery and Development of Vascular Targeting Agents (VTAs) for Cancer Chemotherapy and Related Vascular Specific Diseases" Oct. 29 at the University of Texas at Arlington, Nov. 1 at Texas State University in San Marcos and Nov. 18 at the University of North Carolina School of Pharmacy in Chapel Hill.

Theresa A. Posani, lecturer in nursing, presented "In The Palm of Your Hand: The PDA and the APN" in October at an American College of Nurse Practitioners meeting in Philadelphia.

Dr. Dennis Rabbe, part-time lecturer in chemistry, presented a co-authored paper titled "A Novel Spectroscopic Method for Determining the Enantiomeric Purity of Samples Without the Need of a Chiral Auxiliary" Oct. 5 at a Federation of Analytical Chemistry and Spectroscopy Societies annual meeting in Portland, Ore. Co-authors are Dr. Marianna A. Busch, chair and professor of chemistry and biochemistry, Dr. Kenneth W. Busch, professor of chemistry.

Hania Wehbe, Baylor graduate student, presented a co-authored poster titled "Combretastatin A-4 Resistant H460 Non-Small Cell Lung Carcinoma Cells Demonstrate Altered Beta-Tubulin Isotype Expression Levels" Jan. 9 at a Keystone Symposia titled "Molecular Targets for Cancer Therapy" in Santa Fe, N.M. Co-authors are Dr. Christopher M. Kearney, associate professor of biology, and Dr. Kevin G. Pinney, associate professor of chemistry.

Dr. Joseph D. White, assistant professor of biology, presented a co-authored paper titled "Past and Future Trends for Fire Impacts on Chihuahuan Desert Lowland Communities" Oct. 14-16 at the Annual Symposium on Desert Resources at Sul Ross University in Alpine. Co-authors are Dr. Kevin J. Gutzwiller, professor of biology, Wylie Barrow and Lori Randall Johnson, National Wetlands Center, and Pamela Swint.

Dr. Ralph C. Wood, University Professor of Theology and Literature, made the following presentations: "Reclaiming the Radical Center: Two Suggestions for Renewing (or Ruining?) the Life of a Religious Press" July 20 at a United Methodist Publishing House editorial council seminar in Nashville; "Secular and Christian Ways of Interpreting Tolkien" July 27 at a National Endowment for the Humanities meeting at Texas A&M University in Commerce; "Tolkien and Lewis: Companions and Combatants" Sept. 17 at the Imago Project in Ontario, Canada; "Tolkien Our Contemporary" Nov. 19 at a conference titled Epiphanies of Beauty: The Arts in a Post-Christian Culture at the University of Notre Dame and Dec. 30 at a Conference on Christianity and Literature annual meeting in Philadelphia; and "From Barren Modernism to Fruitful Post-Modernism: A Proposal for Christian Education in the Baptist Tradition" Nov. 20 at a National Association of Baptist Professors of Religion meeting in San Antonio.

Several geology faculty participated Nov. 7-10 at a Geological Society of America meeting in Denver. Dr. Don F. Parker Jr., professor of geology, presented a co-authored poster titled "Field relations and Geochemistry of Peralkalic Rhyolite Domes and Flows and Associated Mafic Lava, SW Cerro Castellon 7 Minute Quadrangle, Big Bend National Park, Texas." Co-author is D.T. Adams, Baylor graduate; Dr. Stacey C. Atchley, associate professor of geology, presented a co-authored poster titled "Diagenetic Analysis of a Subaerial Exposure Surface from the Cretaceous (Albian) Walnut Formation, Central Texas." There are multiple co-authors; Dr. Steven G. Driese, chair and professor of geology, presented a co-authored paper titled "Late Pleistocene to Holocene Climate Record Based Upon Stable Carbon Isotopes Measured in Soil Organic Matter, Field and Micromorphologic Feature, and Pollen, from Floodplain Soils and Paleosoils in the Southeastern U.S." Additional co-authors are Dr. Lee C. Nordt, associate professor of geology, interim chair for communication sciences and disorders and associate dean for sciences, College of Arts and Sciences, and Z.H. Li and S.P. Horn, University of Tennessee; Dr. Nordt presented a co-authored paper titled "A 12,000 Year Temperature Record of the North American Great Plains Based on the Stable Carbon Isotopic Composition of Paleosol Organic Matter." Co-author is L.L. Tieszen, U.S. Geological Survey; Dr. Jennifer L. Rahn, assistant professor of geology, presented a poster titled "A Carribean Summer Field Course: Coastal Geomorphology on Dominica's Beaches and Coral Reefs;" C.D. Sumrall, University of Tennessee, presented a co-authored paper titled "An Edrioasteroid-Acrothoracic Barnacale-dominated Community Attached to Pennsylvanian Extraformational Conglomerate Clasts." Co-authors are Dr. Rita M. Bonem, professor of geology, and J. Sprinkle, University of Texas at Austin; Dr. Vincent S. Cronin, associate professor of geology, presented a co-authored poster titled "Combining Earthquake Focal Data and Digital Map Analysis in Reconnaissance for Active Faults, Central Santa Monica Mountains and Northern Santa Monica Bay, California." Co-authors are Bruce W. Byars and Lisa M. Zygo, research associates, Center for Applied Geographic and Spatial Research; Phillip Schmutz, Baylor undergraduate, presented a co-authored poster titled "Beach Profile Changes on the Carribean Island of Dominica." Co-author is Dr. Rahn; Carrie Wallestad, Baylor graduate student, presented a co-authored poster titled "Recharge Studies in a Shallow Sand Aquifer Using SWAT and MODFLOW." Co-author is Dr. Joe C. Yelderman Jr., professor of geology; Jeremy J. Andrews, Baylor graduate student, presented a co-authored poster titled "Hydrodynamics of Small Springs Along the Southern Edge of the Edwards Plateau, Edwards-Trinity Aquifer, Bandera County, Texas." Co-author is Dr. Yelderman; and T.N. Stanton Cooper, Baylor graduate student, presented a co-authored poster titled "Quantifying Seasonal and Diurnal Stream Loss in First-order, Spring-fed Streams on the Carbonate Terrain of the Edwards Plateau Through the Use of Modeling Techniques." Co-author is Dr. Yelderman.

HONORS

Dr. Francis J. Beckwith, associate professor of church-state studies and associate director of the J.M. Dawson Institute of Church-State Studies, was elected vice president of the Evangelical Theological Society.

Pearl Beverly, coordinator of multicultural activities, has been named a 2005 Woman of Distinction by the Bluebonnet Council of Girl Scouts.

Dr. Vincent S. Cronin, associate professor of geology, received the engineering geology division Meritorius Service Award from the Geological Society of America.

David Dunn, information technology specialist, was chosen as the Libraries' Outstanding Staff Member for fall 2004 and Outstanding Staff Member of 2004.

Bruce J. Evans, assistant librarian and music and fine arts catalog librarian, was appointed to the oral history task force of the Texas chapter of the Music Library Association.

Dr. Kevin J. Gutzwiller, professor of biology, was appointed to the editorial board of Landscape Ecology. He was appointed to the publication committee of The Wildlife Society.

Stephen M. Heyde, professor and director of orchestral activities, The Mary Franks Thompson Professor of Orchestral Activities and Conductor-in-Residence, was awarded the Memorial Ring of the Liszt Academy and was appointed to the academy board of supervisors by the Liszt Ferenc Academy of Music in Budapest, Hungary.

David A. Ortiz, special assistant for diversity initiatives, received the Diversity Initiative Award from the Association of Fraternity Advisors.

Theresa A. Posani, lecturer in nursing, was elected chair of the American Nurses Credentialing Center board of certification.

Dr. M. David Rudd, interim chair and professor of psychology and neuroscience, was named president elect of the Texas Psychological Association.

M. Sha Towers, assistant librarian and music and fine arts librarian, was elected vice chair and chair-elect of the Texas chapter of the Music Library Association.

Dr. Gaynor I. Yancey, assistant professor of social work and director of the BSW program in social work, received the Marie Mathis Award for Lay Ministry from Baylor and the Baptist Standard.

The Baylor University/Waco ISD PDS Partnership won a state award for professional development from the Texas Staff Development Council.


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