October 8, 2001 Vol. VI, No. 4

Achievements

Honors

KCSN News won six "Golden Mikes." The following is a list of the winning entries in Division C:

Cynthia Desrochers (Center for Excellence in Learning and Teaching) received the Bright Idea Award for her "Double-Response Homework-Check to Encourage Higher Level Thinking" at the Professional Organization Development (POD) annual conference in Vancouver, B.C., Canada, in November 2000.

Steve Oppenheimer (Biology) has been appointed to the Science Subject Matter Advisory Panel for the California Commission on Teacher Credentialing. This panel develops comprehensive recommendations to the commission about subject matter requirements for prospective science teachers and will shape the future of science education in California.

David Whitwell (Music) from August 18-20 was consultant to the Children's Palace, an elite school for the arts housed in the Forbidden City, Beijing, China. He also was a delegate to the UNESCO Conference on Global Music in Tokyo, September 27 to October 2.

Steven Loy (Kinesiology) was elected as executive director of the Southwest Chapter of the American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM).

William Whiting (Kinesiology) served during 2000-01 as president of the American College of Sports Medicine (Southwest Regional Chapter), a professional organization of more than 700 members from seven states with interest in sports medicine and related disciplines.

Yifei Sun (Geography) received a $1,000 Faculty Development Grant from the CSUN China Institute to examine the Chinese national innovation systems imbedded in government, education, corporate R & D and interactions among these sectors.

Louis Rubino (Health Sciences) received a $1,000 Faculty Development Grant from the CSUN China Institute to carry out collaborative studies with Donghai Wei (Guanzhou Medical College) on strategies hospitals use to function in a competitive marketplace.

Joseph Antunez (Provost/Academic Affairs) received the CSUN employee of the year award.

Mingfang Li (Management) received the first annual Matadors Federal Credit Union/Joan Dahl International Travel Fund grant. He used the grant to speak at the Second Asia Academy of Management in Singapore.

Robert Kemmerling (University Counseling Services) was elected for a three-year term to represent the western region on the Accreditation Board of the International Association of Counseling Services (IACS), Inc. IACS establishes standards for psychological counseling programs and practices, and is the only accrediting agency for college and university counseling services.

Janet Sennewald (Development Services) received a $1,000 scholarship from the CSUN Advancement Academy to attend the Association of Professional Researchers for Advancement (APRA) International Conference in Anaheim.

Maureen Rubin (Community Service Learning) received the 2001 Richard E. Cone Award at the Western Region Campus Compact Consortium Continuums of Service Conference.

Maro Parian (Theatre) received the L.A. Weekly's Theater Awards 2000 for Los Angeles' Best Costume Design of the Year.

Tobias Gregory (English) received a Jones Foundation fellowship from the Huntington Library for summer 2001. He spent July and August at the Huntington working on his book, "Divine Action in Renaissance Epic."

Abhijit Chaudhari (Engineering & Computer Science) won first place in engineering and computer science, and Francein Rohrbacher (Humanities) was first runner-up in humanities and letters at the 15th annual CSUN Student Research Competition on the campus of San Jose State University in April.

Eugene Fritsche (Geology) was awarded The Pacific Section-SEPM First Lifetime Achievement Award on April 9, 2001.

The Department of Family Environmental Sciences achieved a 100 percent pass rate for the year 2000 for FES students who completed the Didactic Program in Dietetics or the Dietetic Internship Program to become Registered Dietitians (RD). The national pass rate for 2000 (among 3,420 candidates) was 88 percent.

Jim Hasenauer (Communication Studies) was appointed by Gov. Gray Davis to the California Recreational Trails Committee on June 21. The committee coordinates trail planning and development among cities, counties and districts.

CSUN's Association of Retired Faculty awarded four $500 memorial awards to students at its annual awards brunch on May 6, 2001, as follows:

Ben Yaspelkis (Kinesiology) was elected as a Fellow of the American College of Sports Medicine. The college promotes and integrates scientific research, education and practical applications of sports medicine and exercise science to maintain and enhance physical performance, fitness, health and quality of life.


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