Friday @ the Center
April 12, 2013
Teacher of the Year Award: CAS - Humanities
This quarter, F@C will feature the nine nominees for the SPU Faculty Teacher of the Year award. The Faculty Development Committee will announce SPU’s Teacher of the Year at the June 3 Faculty In-Service.
Dr. Michelle Beauclair, Associate Professor of French, has taught courses including Elementary, Intermediate and Advanced French, Topics in Francophone Literature, and European Quarter. Dr. Beauclair sees her vocation as a professor of French "to prepare students academically, mentally, and spiritually to understand the French language and those who speak it, and to appreciate francophone cultures and those who identify themselves in these cultures." In response to her Niveau Intermediaire course, one student said, "I love the scriptures that we evaluate. I also really appreciate taking time to study the epiphany and other significant events like Christmas, Easter, and Valentine's Day and how they are celebrated and what they represent in French culture." The committee members who observed her teaching as part of the review process especially noted Michelle's close relationships with her students and her ease with class time flow.
2013-14 Faculty Research Grant Awards
Congratulations to the 2013-14 FRG Award Recipients!
- Dale Cannavan, Assistant Professor of Education: $5,000
Optimal time for muscle-tendon unit adaptation during stretching.
- Wade Grabow, Assistant Professor of Chemistry and Biochemistry: $5,495
Development of strategies to monitor RNA folding and assembly in vivo
- Dana Kendall, Assistant Professor of Industrial/Organizational Psychology: $1,100
An Investigation of Outcomes of Formal Mentoring Program Characteristics across Organizations
Amy Mezulis, Assistant Professor of Clinical Psychology: $1,200
Affective, physiological, and cognitive recovery from induced stress and prospective risk for depressive symptoms (a.k.a., STAR: The Situational Thoughts and Reactions Study)
- Amy Roberston, Assistant Professor of Physics: $2,011
Engaging the Implicit Structure and Decisions of the Curriculum: A Missing Element in the Development of Novice Teachers' Proximal Formative Assessment Skills
- Scott Kolbo, Associate Professor of Art: $5,616
Ally Kids: An Exhibition of Prints, Drawing, and Videos by Scott Kolbo
Cara Wall-Scheffler, Associate Professor of Biology: $2,125
How does pregnancy change the shape of women's pelves?
Don Holsinger, Professor of History: $5,026
Dilemmas of Desert Survival in an Age of Imperialism: Mizabi Merchants in Algeria from 1830 to 1850
- Christopher Sink, Professor of Education: $4,237
Children's Happiness and Spirituality Project
Reconciliation Summit: April 14 - 17, 2013
Please take time to participate in the various events next week addressing intercultural competency in our increasingly diverse campus community. The 2013 Reconciliation Summit will include guest speakers; worship celebrating the rich vision of “every nation, tribe, people, and language” in the kingdom-rich diversity of God; student and faculty panel presentations; and breakout sessions. All summit events are free and open to the public. Visit the School of Theology website for more details.
|Margaret Diddams, Ph.D.
Professor of Industrial/Organizational Psychology
Director, Center for Scholarship and Faculty Development