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Compiled by Meredith Moriarty

Here's a look at recent accomplishments of Ohio University faculty and staff.

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BRIAN HOYT, business management technology, Lancaster campus, was appointed to the Board of Examiners for the Malcolm Baldridge National Quality Award in November 2002. As an examiner, HOYT is responsible for reviewing and evaluating applications submitted for the award. HOYT was selected due to his knowledge of many industries, expertise in small business operations, papers written and presented, research, analytical ability and communication and interpersonal skills.

DALEEN DOTSON, Voinovich Center, was named Ohio University's Classified Employee of the Month for September 2002. DOTSON was nominated for this award for setting the standards for customer service. She has worked at the University for almost 20 years.

CHRISTINA S. BECK, interpersonal communication, wrote "Communicating for Better Health: A Guide Through the Medical Mazes" which was named the Sue Dewine Applied Communication Distinguished Book by the National Communication Association. The book offers insights on combating confusion sometimes encountered when seeking health care.

JACK WRIGHT, film, accepted a position at Berea College as the National Endowment for the Humanities Appalachian Chair for the 2002-03 academic year. As the NEH professor, WRIGHT is spending the year in Berea, Ky. researching documentary films that relate to Appalachia. The rotating position was established to support faculty research on Appalachian topics in the print and nonprint collections in the college's archives.

CAROLYN ALLEN, Academic Advancement Center, retired after 30 years of service and leadership at Ohio University.

CONNIE L. ATOR, independent and distance learning programs, retired after 35 years of service at Ohio University.

JOE BOVA, art, is retiring. A reception will be held Jan. 29 from 3 to 5 p.m. at the Ohio University Art Gallery in Seigfred Hall.

JOE WHITE, university key shop, is retiring after 34 year of service to the University. A reception will be held Jan. 31 from 1 to 3 p.m. at the Key Shop on Factory Street (in the old Storeroom Building). Parking is available at the new HR/UPD Training Center.

HOLLY COLE and BOB ST. LAWRENCE, theater, and KIM KLEARMAN, undergraduate student, were all selected as 2001-2002 Ezekiel Award Winners by USITT for Outstanding Achievement. USITT is the Association of Design, Production and Technology Professionals in the Performing Arts and Entertainment Industry. The Peggy Ezekiel Award is presented annually to recognize outstanding achievement in Design and Technology.

URSULA BELDEN, theater, has been selected to represent the United States at the Prague Quadrennial International Exhibition of Scenography and Theater Architecture. The exhibition will take place in June 2003.

WOUB-TV was recently recognized for a number of locally produced programs at the 2002 Columbus International Film and Video Festival. BLIS HANOUSEK DEVAULT, WOUB producer/director, was awarded a Bronze Plaque in the Humanities category and Honorable Mention in the Social Issues Category for her documentary "Wandering Souls Tet '68 Remembered." The locally produced children's series "Hey...What's That?" also received Honorable Mention in the Education and Information Category.

Two original music compositions for theremin and electronic music synthesizer by WILLIAM CHRISTY, Zanesville campus, were featured in premiere performances at Ohio University Zanesville and Athens campuses and Capital University in Columbus, Ohio. The performances featured the internationally known thereminist, Pamelia Kurstin.

COLLEEN CAROW GIRTON joined the Russ College of Engineering and Technology as director of external relations in December 2002. GIRTON previously held the position of marketing executive at EDS in Plano, Texas.


FELICIA V. NOWAK, College of Osteopathic Medicine, wrote "Amenorrhea and Infertility in the Female and Hypogonadism" and "Infertility: Male Reproduction," chapters in "AD Moorandian (ed.) Internist's Handbook of Endocrinology, Diabetes and Metabolism, 3rd ed.," 2002.

DEAN McWILLIAMS, English, wrote "Charles W. Chesnutt and the Fictions of Race," published by The University of Georgia Press, Athens, Ga., 2002.

RICK SHRIVER, electronic media, Zanesville campus, wrote "Malaysian Media: Ownership, Control and Musical Content," a chapter in "Communication and Media Studies in ASEAN," 2002.


BRIAN McCARTHY, environmental and plant biology, and CHRISTINE SMALL, alumna, co-wrote "Effects of Simulated Post-Harvest Light Availability and Soil Compaction on Deciduous Forest Herbs" in the Canadian Journal of Forest Research, Vol. 32, 2002. McCARTHY and SMALL also co-wrote "Spatial and Temporal Variability of Herbaceous Vegetation in an Eastern Deciduous Forest" in Plant Ecology, Vol. 164, 2002. McCARTHY and DARRIN L. RUBINO, alumnus, co-wrote "Dendropedagogy: Teaching Botany, Ecology and Statistical Principles Through Tree-Ring Studies" in The American Biology Teacher, Vol. 64, 2002.

Meredith Moriarty is a work study student with University Communications and Marketing.

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