July 11, 2003, Volume 20 number 17

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Jim Boulger, associate professor, Department of Behavioral Sciences, received the 2003 National Rural Health
Association’s Award for Distinguished Teacher of the Year.

Dalibor Froncek, assistant professor, Department of Mathematics and Statistics, constructed football and soccer conference schedules for the Northern Sun Intercollegiate Conference for the next season. The schedules minimize the number of consecutive away games for all teams.

Jill D. Jenson and Jo Mackiewicz, assistant professors, and Kathryn Riley, professor, Department of Composition, authored the lead article in the June 2003 (Volume 66, Number 2) issue of Business Communication Quarterly. The article, “Human Subjects Research by Business Students: Beyond the Red Tape,” is based on a presentation made at the Association for Business Communication’s 2002 Annual Convention in Cincinnati, Ohio.

Thomas C. Johnson, professor of geology, was awarded the International Association of Limnogeology 2003 W. H. Bradley Medal for outstanding service to the lake community
and research accomplishments.

Carmen Latterell and Ron Regal, both of the Mathematics and Statistics Department, had their paper, “Are Placement Tests for Incoming Undergraduate Mathematics Students Worth the Expense of Administration?” published in the June, 2003 issue of PRIMUS, Volume XIII, Number 2, pages 152-164. Latterell’s article, Testing the Problem-solving Skills of Students in an NCTM-oriented Curriculum was published in The Mathematics Educator, 2003, Volume 13, Issue 1, pages 5-14. Latterell was also awarded a $3000 Learning and Leadership grant to study placement testing by the National Education Association.

Paul Treuer, associate professor, Supportive Services Program, and Jill D. Jenson, assistant professor, Department of Composition, co-authored “Electronic Portfolios Need Standards to Survive,” published in EDUCAUSE Quarterly, Volume 26, Number 2, 2003.

Tom Zogg, reference librarian, published a review of Geo-data: the World Geographical Encyclopedia in the June 2003 issue of Choice, p.1729. He attended the American Library Association Annual Conference in Toronto in June.



Jeff Gunderson, associate director; Doug Jensen, Aquatic Invasive Species Information Center coordinator; Marie Zhuikov, communications coordinator; Debbie Bowen, information specialist; and several colleagues from Sea Grant programs in Michigan, Illinois-Indiana, Ohio, and Wisconsin received the outstanding program award from the Great Lakes Sea Grant Network for their work on the HACCP approach to prevent the spread of aquatic nuisance species by aquaculture and baitfish operations.

Cindy Hagley, environmental quality specialist, and Carl Richards, director, received a $35,000 grant from the Electric Power Research Institute for “Peer Review of Mercury Portion of Watershed Assessment and Risk Management Framework Model.” They will manage the expert peer review process for development of a mercury portion of the Watershed Assessment and Risk Management Framework (WARMF) Model.

Barbara Liukkonen, water resources education coordinator, and Jensen received a $152,860 grant from the National Sea Grant College Program for “Preventing New Introductions of Invasive Aquatic Plants from Water Gardening and Shoreline Restoration.” The two-year project will involve state agency staff, nursery and landscaping industry representatives, water gardening enthusiasts, and shoreline property owners in development of an educational model to prevent the spread of invasive aquatic plants.

Zhuikov; Mike Cousino, graphic designer; Sharon Moen, editor; and Bowen, received a bronze award for publishing the “Seiche” newsletter in 2002 from the Agricultural Communicators in Education (ACE) Critique and Awards Program.
Zhuikov, Cousino, Bowen, and Jensen received a Blue Ribbon award (first place) for their work on the “Exotics to Go!” compact disk from the National Sea Grant Network. The award was presented at the Sea Grant Week 2003 meeting in Galveston, TX, in April.


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Mustafa al’Absi, associate professor, Department of Behavioral Sciences, presented two papers at the annual meeting of the Society for Behavioral Medicine, held in Salt Lake City. The titles of these presentations were: “Acute Stress May Attenuate Subsequent Pain Perception in Healthy Men and Women” and “Adrenocortical Responses to Stress and Pain Perception: Effects of Overt Anger Expression Style.” The first paper was selected as a conference Citation Paper. His research is supported by grants from the National, Heart, Lung and Blood Institute, National Cancer Institute and the National Institute for Drug Abuse.

Jim Boulger has received the 2003 National Rural Health
Association’s Award for Distinguished Teacher of the Year. Boulger has been a significant leader in the development, establishment and maturation of the rural vision and mission of UMD. He is one of the founding faculty members and has served as the director of the Rural Preceptorship Program since 1972.

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