May 28, 2002 Vol. VI, No. 17

Faculty, Staff and Student Achievements

Honors and Awards

Martha Highfield (Nursing) won the national Oncology Nursing Society's (ONS) Best Special Interest Group Newsletter Article award for her article "Gratitude: A Measure of Spiritual Health."

James Licano (Postal Services) was awarded Function of the Year at the annual CSU Quality Improvement Symposium.

Behzad Bavarian (Manufacturing Systems Engineering and Management) received the Don Dorsey Excellence in Mentoring Award in November 2001.

Bonita Campbell (Manufacturing Systems Engineering and Management) was honored by department students and alumni for advisement and mentoring at a recognition dinner in July 2001.

Ahmad Sarfaraz and Tarek Shraibati (Manufacturing Systems Engineering and Management), and Ichiro Hashimoto, Nagi El Naga, and George Law (Electrical and Computer Engineering) received an EC 2002 Outstanding Engineering Merit Award from the San Fernando Valley Engineers Council in February 2002.

The Assistive Technology Applications Certificate Program (ATACP) operated by the Center on Disabilities received an honorable mention award as an Outstanding Commuter Program by the Commission XVII Commuter Students and Adult Learners Program.

JoLynn Feinstein (Extended Learning) accepted an award from the American Personnel Association for CSUN's Assistive Technology Applications Certificate Program. She helped produce the program on behalf of the College of Extended Learning and in partnership with the Center on Disabilities.

Stewart Prince (Mechanical Engineering) received the Distinguished Engineering Educator of the Year Award by the San Fernando Valley Engineers Council.

Jon Stahl (Cinema and Television Arts) was awarded the Distinguished Faculty Award by the CSUN chapter of the Blue Key International Honor Society.

Barbara Kroll (English) will serve as an outside evaluator for a dissertation in the field of English as a Second Language (ESL) Composition as part of an external review of the doctoral program at Northern Illinois University.


Kang Chang (Manufacturing Systems Engineering and Management) made an invited presentation to engineers and scientists in CAD/CAM Engineering Operations at TRW Systems in November 2001.

Wayne Smith (College of Business and Economics) moderated and convened an interactive panel titled "Internet 2: One Year Later" at the annual conference of the Alliance for Distance Education in California in Manhattan Beach.

Illeana Costea (Manufacturing Systems Engineering and Management) presented "Web Collaboration" and "Higher Education on the Web" at the University of Valahia in Romania, and chaired two sessions at the Conference on Contemporary Science in Romania in June 2001.

Jon Shively (Manufacturing Systems Engineering and Management) gave presentations on "Manufacturing and Processes Learning Enterprise" to executives at several firms, including Boeing-Rocketdyne, Harmon-Kardon and Easton Sports in October 2001.

Gerry Rossy (Management) and Wayne Smith (College of Business and Economics) gave a presentation titled "Strategic Goal Alignment in Universities" at the How Universities Think conference sponsored by the Center for Governance at UCLA in April 2002.

Charles Hatfield (English) was a featured speaker at the 2002 University of Florida Conference on Comics and Graphic Novels: The Will Eisner Symposium. Hatfield's talk, "Visual Stereotyping in Comic Art, or, The Necessary Evil," focused on the role of caricatural stereotyping in comics.

Jerry Shaw and Paul Skolnick (Psychology) gave a presentation on their latest research titled "Effects of Prejudicial Pretrial Publicity from Physical and Witness Evidence on Mock Jurors' Decision Making" at the American Psychology-Law Society meeting in March 2002. Wayne Smith (College of Business and Economics) presented a paper co-written with Ken Klassen (Systems and Operations Management) titled "Web-Log Analysis of On-Line Student Evaluations" at the 11th annual CSU Production and Operations Management conference held at San Jose State in February 2002.

Fred Field (English) delivered a paper titled "Presence of a Superstrate/lexifier and Possible Long-term Effects on an Emerging Creole" at the annual joint meeting of the Linguistic Society of America and the Society for Pidgen and Creole Linguistics (SPCL) in San Francisco. He also was elected to the executive council of the SPCL for a three-year term.

Wayne Smith (College of Business and Economics) presented a paper titled "Priming the Summer Reading Pump" at the Lilly West conference in March 2002 at Cal Poly Pomona.

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