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    2007 News Stories: March

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    Three-day Global Issues Forum tackles international subjects
    March 30, 2007
    The world is becoming smaller through communications and the knowledge of current world issues is becoming prominent. The Global Issues Forum is being organized to spread awareness of international situations. The forum will gather a host of international speakers and activities on Monday, April 2 until Wednesday, April 4.

    Researchers help find 'master switch' in plant communication
    March 30, 2007
    In a study published in the journal Science this week, Nevada scientists explain the process behind a revolutionary discovery in how signals are exchanged between the chloroplast and nucleus of plants. Given the challenges the environment will be facing over the coming decades through global warming, this puzzle piece may, in time, lead to new generations of plants that are, among other things, more drought- and stress-tolerant.

    Rotary award recipient adjusts to life in a foreign country
    March 29, 2007
    Despite being nearly 7,300 miles from home, Nevada graduate student Christopher Moore is feeling quite comfortable in his new, albeit temporary, home in Brisbane Australia. On Feb. 26, he arrived in Australia where he is currently attending the University of Queensland, Brisbane. Moore was named the Rotary World Peace Fellowship Award recipient in November 2005 where he was given a grant valued at nearly $70,000 to earn a master's degree in conflict resolution.

    Innovative students honored at marketing competition
    March 29, 2007
    A team of students from the University took second place overall in the international division and first place for 'Most Innovative Marketing Idea" during the recent Western Collegiate Food Marketing Competition in Anaheim, California.

    Bauer leads mech-E team to second place win in international design competition
    March 29, 2007
    Candice Bauer led University mechanical engineering students competing in an international design contest to recently place second for their version of a fishing rod and reel that quadriplegics can operate orally.

    Scripps Dinner and Lecture program features RSJ alumnae
    March 28, 2007
    The Reynolds School of Journalism welcomed alumnae Karole Morgan-Prager as the featured speaker to the 43rd Annual Scripps Dinner and Lecture, March 26. The event, sponsored by the Scripps Howard Foundation, recognizes distinguished professionals in journalism.

    Polyglot Village offers students a multicultural experience
    March 28, 2007
    Lawlor Events Center will be transformed into a European village where middle and high school French, Spanish, German and Italian language students will immerse themselves in new cultures and languages. The second annual Polyglot Village welcomes students from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. on March 31.

    Polish runner a new valuable asset for the track team
    March 28, 2007
    Natalia Jarawka, a freshman on the University's track team, traveled a long distance to run for the University. Born and raised in Sosnowiec, Poland, Jarawka has been running track for eight years and is competing at the University level for the first time. Despite the transition, she placed second in the 5,000-meter and sixth in the 3,000-meter runs at the WAC indoor tournament.

    Lombardi Rec Motivator: Exercising when sick
    March 28, 2007
    During this time of year many of my students often ask me, is it OK to exercise when sick? Many of them seem to think that they can sweat out a cold or flu by doing vigorous workouts. This misinformation can lead to a serious setback and worsening conditions.

    John James memorial, March 30
    March 28, 2007
    Please join the Department of Geography and the James' family as they fondly remember our colleague and friend, Professor Emeritus and former State Climatologist John James. On Friday, March 30

    Business students showcase ideal business attire
    March 28, 2007
    Six members of Delta Sigma Pi, the University's business fraternity, showed other students how to dress like professionals March 28 at the Dress for Success Fashion Show.

    Women of Achievement nominations sought, March 30 deadline
    March 27, 2007
    Since its founding in 1982, the Nevada Women's Fund has annually recognized women who make a difference in our community.

    Occupational Safety: Avoiding back pain
    March 27, 2007
    In the last three years, more than 75 University employees developed back pain while working. Most occupational back pain is related to one or more of the following factors: Force, repetition, postural issues or stress.

    Men's tennis takes down Montana
    March 25, 2007
    The Nevada men's tennis team snapped a two-match skid with a 6-1 victory over Montana on March 25 at the Reno High School tennis courts. Nevada improved to 7-9 with the victory and is now 2-0 at home this season.

    Stellar performances recorded by track and field in Sacramento
    March 24, 2007
    It its second outdoor meet of the season, the Nevada women's track and field team recorded 14 top-three finishes with four wins, two regional qualifiers, and a near school record. "I was doing a lot of smiling today," head coach Shantel Twiggs said. "We had a huge number of personal bests and some truly amazing marks."

    Nevada softball splits doubleheader with Fresno State
    March 24, 2007
    Though the Nevada women's softball was able to easily handle Fresno State in the first game of its home double-header, 9-1, the Pack was not able to control the Bulldogs in the second, losing 7-1. Outfielder Kym Silagyi recorded a hit in both of Nevada's games today, extending her hit streak to 14 games.

    Mech-E students place high with sip-and-puff fishing rod
    March 23, 2007
    The American Society of Mechanical Engineers student design competition finals held in Chicago included students from 14 universities. They designed unique electro-mechanical devices that allow physically challenged individuals to cast and reel a fishing line.

    ASUN senate ups scholarship funding to $131,000
    March 23, 2007
    In the March 7 senate meeting, the senate approved his project to create new scholarships and increase the current funding of scholarships by $111,000, which will be dispersed in the 2007 fall semester.

    Women's Studies program hosts reception for visiting artist, April 3
    March 22, 2007
    The Women's Studies Program will host a reception for visiting scholar and artist Hou Yongyi at 5 p.m., April 3 in Mackay Social Science Room 124. Yongyi is displaying her collection of paintings, "China Soul Vessel."

    Prager, Socha win March Employee of the Month Awards
    March 22, 2007
    Andy Socha a supply assistant in the Receiving Department, and Jennifer Prager an administrative assistant in the Psychology Department, have won the Staff Employees' Council March Employee of the Month Awards.

    Meet the candidate for Center for Research Design and Analysis director, March 29
    March 22, 2007
    You are invited to attend the seminar presentation of Dr. Bryan Williams, candidate for the director of the Center for Research Design and Analysis, on Thursday, March 29, from 2 p.m. to 3 p.m. in the Jot Travis Student Union Alumni Room.

    Loesch-Griffin to be honored at 8th Annual Global Gala, March 23
    March 22, 2007
    College of Health and Human Sciences faculty member Deborah Loesch-Griffin, along with her husband, Shaun Griffin, will receive the 2007 Global Citizen Award from the Northern Nevada International Center March 23 at 6 p.m. at the Eldorado Hotel-Casino.

    Friends to gather to remember Agnes Heidtman
    March 22, 2007
    Agnes Heidtman passed away after a lengthy illness on January 25. A memorial gathering is scheduled in her honor for Thursday, March 29 from 4-5:30 p.m. in the Harry Reid Engineering Laboratory, Room 109-110. Heidtman's campus friends and acquaintances are invited.

    Reynolds School of Journalism receives $430,000 grant
    March 21, 2007
    The American Society of Newspaper Editors has awarded the Reynolds School of Journalism a $430,000, three-year grant to train high school newspaper advisors. The first institute will be offered July 15-27 at the University of Nevada, Reno.

    Glick speaks to staff council, shares optimism
    March 21, 2007
    In a wide-ranging discussion with members of the Staff Employees Council, President Milt Glick shared his vision for the University and sought input from SEC to make campus more responsive.

    College of Health and Human Sciences filling workforce needs statewide
    March 21, 2007
    The state department of Health and Human Services is enlisting the help of the College of Health and Human Sciences to fill several critical public health positions in the state.

    University to host state finals of 'Poetry Out Loud'
    March 20, 2007
    The University of Nevada, Reno will host the "Poetry Out Loud," competition, 12 p.m. – 4 p.m., Saturday, March 24, in the Redfield Proscenium Theatre of the Church Fine Arts Complex.

    Teaching Tip: Eight Discussion Triggers
    March 20, 2007
    There are many kinds of triggers but all are designed to precede group discussion.

    Simon article on renewable energy published
    March 20, 2007
    The online journal, Renewable Energy Access, has published an article by Christopher Simon, associate professor of political science, in its March 19 issue.

    Rod Stewart to rock Lawlor, March 30
    March 20, 2007
    On Friday, March 30, Rod Stewart will be marking his triumphant return to rock &roll at Lawlor Events Center.

    Men's golf ties for seventh at Western Intercollegiate
    March 20, 2007
    Led by freshman Taylor Coffman, the University of Nevada men's golf team finished in a tie for seventh place at the 61st annual Western Intercollegiate, held Monday and Tuesday at the par 70, 6,432-yard Pasatiempo Golf Course in Santa Cruz. Coffman finished in ninth place individually with a three-round total of two-over 212 (72-70-70). He carded his second consecutive even-par 70 on Tuesday to turn in his seventh top 20 finish of the year.

    University sponsors 'Before and After Death' conference
    March 19, 2007
    The Nevada Center for Ethics and Health Policy, Truckee Meadows Community College, the Gerontology academic program and various local hospitals, hospices and support centers are sponsoring a conference entitled, "Before and After Death,"March 22 at Truckee Meadows Community College. The conference is designed to provide information about grief and bereavement for students and professionals.

    Men's hoops' season ends with 78-62 loss to Memphis
    March 18, 2007
    Memphis' Chris Douglas-Roberts scored 16 points before leaving with a sprained ankle and his high-flying, versatile teammates took over from there for a 78-62 victory over Nick Fazekas and Nevada on March 18 in the second round of the NCAA tournament. Fazekas, the three-time Western Athletic Conference player of the year, missed his first six shots but finished 7-of-18 for 20 points with seven rebounds. Marcelus Kemp scored 18 and Denis Ikovlev had 11, going 3-of-4 on 3-pointers.

    University to host state finals of 'Poetry Out Loud' contest, March 24
    March 16, 2007
    Thousands of high schools across the country are participating in 'Poetry Out Loud,' a recitation competition that encourages high school students to memorize and perform great poems.

    Ragsdale to be the next ASUN President
    March 16, 2007
    Sarah Ragsdale was elected the new Associated Students of the University of Nevada president, beating opponent Chris Driscoll by 116 votes. Ragsdale, a Carson City native, is the sixth female ASUN president in the last 100 years of the University's history. Chris Trillo was elected as executive vice president. Maria Urbina won her unopposed race for vice president of clubs and organizations and Eli Reilly will be the next vice president for programming.

    Nevada men's hoops outlasts Creighton, 77-71
    March 16, 2007
    Marcelus Kemp, Ramon Sessions and Kyle Shiloh gave the Nevada men's basketball team just enough balance to overcome a gritty performance from Creighton and lift Nevada to a 77-71 overtime victory in a first-round South Regional game March 16.With Nick Fazekas off his game, Kemp capped a 27-point performance with nine points in overtime, sparing Nevada from another early exit in the NCAA Tournament.

    Med students participate in Match Day
    March 16, 2007
    Nevada's medical students continued their tradition of placing in some of the nation's most competitive residency programs March 15 when the Class of 2007 learned the results of the National Resident Matching Program. The 52 students matched with 36 different residency institutions across the nation and will enter specialties ranging from family practice and internal medicine to ophthalmology and neurosurgery.

    If you're going to have a machine talk for you, choose the voice carefully
    March 16, 2007
    Voice-synthesizers that turn typed words into speech, like the one used by physicist Stephen Hawking, offer different voices that can speak at different speeds. New research shows that certain voice-speed combinations are more easily understood than others.

    Women's skier Amanda Goyne wins gold metal at Deaflympics
    March 15, 2007
    Women's skier Amanda Goyne is the only deaf athlete in the NCAA. In February she won the gold metal in the Super G, a combination of downhill and giant slalom races, at the Winter Deaflympics in Park City, Utah. The Deaflympics are held every four years and feature world-class athletes. Goyne placed 23rd in the nation in the NCAA national skiing championship in Jackson, N.H.

    Season ends for women's hoops after first-round WNIT loss
    March 15, 2007
    The Nevada women's basketball team's first foray into the Women's National Invitation Tournament did not end well for the Wolf Pack. Nevada's season came to an end Thursday night with an 84-56 loss to Wyoming in the first-round of the WNIT at the Arena-Auditorium.

    Pahmeier to receive one of Nevada's highest art honors
    March 15, 2007
    English professor Gailmarie Pahmeier will receive the Excellence in the Arts Award for creative writing, poetry and poetics, memoir, contemporary American literature and women’s literature. Her works include 'With Respect for Distance' and 'What Emma Loves,' published by Black Rock Press and 'The House on Breakheart Road,' published by the University of Nevada Press.

    History professor knows the score for NCAA Tournament
    March 15, 2007
    Nevada's Dick Davies, one of the nation's foremost experts on sports in America, can recall the days when the NCAA Tournament wasn't even the country's most prestigious college basketball tournament, the National Invitation Tournament (NIT) held that honor well into the 1950s. Davies, a University history professor, says it wasn't until 1979 when the Earvin Magic Johnson-led Michigan State Spartans defeated the Larry Bird-led Indiana State Sycamores, that the NCAA Tournament truly arrived as a major American sporting event.

    Accreditation process moving forward, employee comments sought
    March 15, 2007
    The University's decennial accreditation effort is moving along. Based on nearly a year of data collection, document review, and multiple modes of input from faculty, staff and students the nine standards committees are completing first drafts for campus review.

    Women to play Wyoming in National Invitation Tournament
    March 13, 2007
    The Nevada women's basketball team will play Thursday, March 15, at Wyoming in the Women's National Invitation Tournament. This marks the first postseason appearance for Nevada, which finished 17-14 and in third place in the Western Athletic Conference.

    Students may encounter tough choices in this week's elections
    March 13, 2007
    This year's ballot will include not only the annual executive and senate positions for the Associated Students of the University of Nevada (ASUN), but also the choice to discard the current 15-year-old constitution and implement a new constitution.

    RSJ graduate Parlette continues cancer fight
    March 13, 2007
    Reynolds School of Journalism graduate Alicia Parlette, who has written of her battle with cancer through a series of stories in the San Francisco Chronicle over the past two years, recently announced in the latest installment of the Alicia's Story series that she will be going on disability.

    The Black Rock Press releases new book of sonnets
    March 12, 2007
    The Planetary Tambourine, a collection of 99 sonnets written by Steven Nightingale, was recently designed and produced by the University's Black Rock Press. The collection begins with a fitting piece titled Sonnets, which sets the tone for the rest of the collection. Throughout the sonnets, Nightingale examines such themes as women, nature and ruminations about his travels and his life.

    Sixteen Nevada students to receive 'Who's Who' award
    March 12, 2007
    Sixteen University of Nevada students will be presented the 2007 Who's Who Among Students in American Universities and Colleges award on March 13. The prestigious award is given to students based on their academic achievement, community service, extracurricular activities, and potential for continued success after graduation.

    Faculty Senate: March meeting summary
    March 12, 2007
    Chair Guy Hoelzer reported that four candidates for the ombudsman position had been on campus for day-long interviews. The candidates were all local. The search committee was scheduled to meet tomorrow, Friday, March 9 to discuss feedback from interviewing groups.

    Coake named one of America's "Best Young Novelists"
    March 12, 2007
    The British magazine of new writing, Granta, named Christopher Coake one of the top 21 Best of Young American Novelists an honor bestowed only once every decade.

    Men's basketball to face Creighton in New Orleans for NCAA tourney
    March 11, 2007
    The seventh-seeded University of Nevada men's basketball team will take on 10th-seeded Creighton in the first round of the 2007 NCAA Division I Men's Basketball Championship on Friday, March 16 in New Orleans, La. The 65-team field for the NCAA Tournament was announced March 11. The game will tip off approximately 30 minutes after the Memphis-North Texas game, which is scheduled to start at 11:30 a.m. Central Time.

    Campus prevention programs host 'Safe Spring Break Week'
    March 11, 2007
    The Alcohol, Tobacco and Other Drug Prevention Coalition wants students to make safe and healthy decisions this spring break. From March 12-15 the coalition will host a Safe Spring Break campaign that will include spring break pledges, wristbands, goodie bags, and guest speakers. Ruthie from the Real World: Hawaii will be speaking on Thursday, March 15 at 5 p.m. in the ASUN Auditorium in the Jot Travis Student Union.

    Science instruction a priority for preservice teachers
    March 9, 2007
    Cannon instructs, observes and evaluates 18 preservice teachers during the semester, moving from elementary school classroom to classroom to monitor their interaction with the children, lesson implementation and whether they collected information throughout the lesson to ensure that the kids learn science.

    Police Beat: MADD honors University officers
    March 9, 2007
    Officer Warren Conley and Officer Jaime McGuire were recently honored by Mothers Against Drunk Driving for their efforts in education, prevention and enforcement related to underage drinking and driving under the influence of alcohol.

    Men's basketball eliminated from WAC tourney by Utah State, 79-77
    March 9, 2007
    Chaz Spicer hit two free throws with 2.5 seconds left and Utah State took advantage of an intentional foul call to beat No. 10 Nevada 79-77 in the semifinals of the Western Athletic Conference tournament March 9. Spicer and Utah State (23-10) beat Nevada for the second time in a week to move into the championship game March 10 against New Mexico State.

    Extended Studies marketing team wins four national awards
    March 9, 2007
    The University's Extended Studies marketing team won one silver and three bronze awards for best marketing practices and promotional pieces in the 2007 Marketing and Publications Awards Program sponsored by the University Continuing Education Association.

    University researchers report on Nevada Autism Summit
    March 8, 2007
    Governor's Council on Developmental Disabilities is funding a two-phase, $125,000 research project to address the prevalence of autism and the need for diagnosis and treatment in the state.

    'Tunnel 2007' sheds awareness on all things touchy
    March 8, 2007
    Most people probably don't want to experience the darker subjects of society such as sexual assault, racial discrimination and violence. However, a handful of University students, faculty and staff are offering just that chance with The Tunnel. The event, taking place at noon on Sunday, March 11 in the Ansari Business Building, is intended to address and offer solutions to societal problems, according to Jeannette Goree, one of the event's coordinators.

    Social work students document eye-opening experience
    March 8, 2007
    Three master's of social work students led a team of Virginia City and Bishop Manogue high school students on a two-week cultural exchange trip to Escuinapa, Mexico as part of the 2007 Global Voice youth exchange program. While there, students worked in low-income schools and villages. Master's of social work students participating in Global Voice included Jennifer McDuffee, Matt Lauzon and Kristin Nagel.

    Nevada Autism Summit calls for more services, information
    March 8, 2007
    Candace Ganz, assistant director of the Nevada University Center for Excellence in Disabilities, and Debra Vigil, associate professor of speech pathology and audiology, presented findings from the Nevada Autism Summit to the Governor's Council on Developmental Disabilities, March 6.

    Men's basketball downs Idaho 88-56 in WAC quarterfinal
    March 8, 2007
    Marcelus Kemp scored 17 points and No. 10 Nevada gave its starters plenty of rest in an 88-56 win over Idaho in the quarterfinals of the Western Athletic Conference tournament March 8. The Wolf Pack (28-3) hit their first five shots and didn't need three-time conference player of the year Nick Fazekas to quickly put away the smaller, younger and overmatched Vandals (4-27).

    Criner scores 23 to lead Nevada over Utah State in WAC tourney
    March 8, 2007
    Nevada coach Kim Gervasoni made a bold move down the stretch of her team's first-round matchup against Utah State in the WAC Tournament. Gervasoni, whose team prides itself on its tenacious man-to-man defense, switched to a seldom-used zone defense with under 4 minutes to play. The gamble paid off as the Wolf Pack came back for a 61-60 victory March 7 to move into the tournament semifinals.

    Teaching Tip: Seven active learning strategies
    March 7, 2007
    Teaching Tip for Seven active learning strategies

    Pravosudov a rising star in biology faculty
    March 7, 2007
    Assistant biology professor Vladimir Pravosudov has a daunting research record. In addition to being published over 50 times in numerous scientific journals, he now will juggle two grants from the National Institutes of Health and one from the National Science Foundation to fund his latest projects. The projects will combine ecology and neuroscience in hopes of addressing broader questions about the evolution of memory mechanisms.

    NSF graduate education and research traineeship opportunity, deadline March 12
    March 7, 2007
    The National Science Foundation has posted their Integrative Graduate Education and Research Traineeship award opportunity which has been developed to meet the challenges of educating U.S. scientists, engineers, and educators with the interdisciplinary backgrounds, deep knowledge in chosen disciplines, and technical, professional, and personal skills to become leaders and creative agents for change.

    Fazekas named to a pair of All-America teams
    March 7, 2007
    Nevada senior Nick Fazekas was named a first-team All-American by and a second-team All-American by the National Association of Basketball Coaches. Fazekas is one of five student-athletes named to the All-America team, joining Kevin Durant of Texas, Acie Law of Texas A&M, Arron Afflalo and Alando Tucker of Wisconsin.

    Conflict of interest disclosures required annually
    March 7, 2007
    Nevada Law requires all state public employees (faculty and staff) and officers to disclose any potential conflict of interest in relation to their public employment annually.

    Northeastern Nevada Math Project strengthens math instruction
    March 6, 2007
    A caravan leaves the University of Nevada, Reno six times each school year for an 800-mile round trip through Ely, Elko and Winnemucca. A group of educators is traveling to provide instruction support and collect research data to improve math instruction in Nevada's rural communities.

    Chemistry professor's article sparks new HIV/AIDS knowledge
    March 6, 2007
    Discoveries made by Nevada chemistry professor Thomas Bell in a key compound have ushered in the development of a new generation of HIV/AIDS drugs. The new drugs will not only eliminate replication of virus, they could potentially be used to prevent initial infection.

    Three women's basketball players earn All-WAC honors
    March 5, 2007
    Dellena Criner became just the second Nevada player to receive first-team All-WAC honors and was one of three Wolf Pack players honored in the conference's postseason awards. Criner, a sophomore point guard from Oakland, Calif., was picked as a first-team selection and also made the league's All-Defensive Team. Senior Traci Graham was a second-team All-WAC selection and freshman Marianne Lombardi was named to the All-Freshman Team.

    International Women's Day parade and guest speaker, March 8
    March 5, 2007
    2nd Annual International Women's Day Parade & Guest Speaker TIME: Thursday, March 8, at noon Place: University of Nevada, Reno campus, Fitzgerald Student Services Bldg. Circle [start of parade] Guest Speaker: Linda Burnham, co-founder and executive director of the Women of Color Resource Center, Oakland, Calif.

    Ground broken on Center for Molecular Medicine
    March 5, 2007
    The University's School of Medicine broke ground on the first new medical research facility to be built at the University in more than 20 years. The Center for Molecular Medicine will house portions of the medical school's basic science research departments and serve as the headquarters for the Whittemore Peterson Institute for Neuro-Immune Disease and the northern center for the Nevada Cancer Institute.

    Fox, Fazekas win top WAC awards for third year
    March 5, 2007
    Nevada head coach Mark Fox was named the Don Haskins Coach of the Year for the third straight season, becoming the first coach in WAC history to earn the award three straight years. And Nevada senior forward Nick Fazekas was also voted the WAC's Player of the Year for the third straight time.

    Faculty Senate: Grievance procedures changed
    March 5, 2007
    At its November, 2006 meeting, the Board of Regents adopted new language for the Handbook allowing for grievance of evaluation rating and merit in a unified process (Title 2, Chapter 5, Sections 5.2.3 and 5.2.4 and added sections 5.12.3 and 5.16).

    The University's Week in Art: March 4-10
    March 4, 2007
    Mick Moloney: Award-winning Irish music. Thursday, March 8, 7:30 p.m., Nightingale Concert Hall. Musician, scholar and author Mick Moloney brings members from his band for a night of traditional Irish music to close out the University of Nevada's 2006-2007 Performing Art Series. St. Patrick's Day, the Irish and the Celts.

    Westfall, first College of Science dean, to step down this summer
    March 2, 2007
    Following an award-winning and history-making career at the University of Nevada, Reno in teaching, research and administration, College of Science Dean David Westfall announces his retirement.

    Career-oriented honor society to be founded this semester
    March 2, 2007
    Delta Epsilon Iota is fulfilling the need for an academic honor society at the University

    NanoVation, Inc., reaps rewards from energy harvesting
    March 1, 2007 • By Sue Putnam
    The University’s NanoVation, Inc. took the top prize of $20,000 in the graduate category, and they also won the $5,000 Lt. Governor’s Award in the graduate category for students who best employ clean, renewable or efficient energy technologies and services.

    Students to host workshops at early educator's conference
    March 1, 2007
    The student chapter of Nevada Association for the Education of Young Children (NevAEYC) will be hosting a workshop at the Nevada Early Childhood Conference March 2 and 3 at the Grand Sierra Resort. Approximately 800 early-educators will attend this year's conference entitled, "Worthy Wages for Early Care and Education: A Winning Bet for Nevada's Children!"

    Student club competes to help revive New Orleans tourism
    March 1, 2007
    The University's American Marketing Association chapter is one of eight finalists competing to develop the Renew New Orleans marketing plan. The student group is sponsored a bake sale on Valentines day to raise funds for the final competition in New Orleans. The chapter began working on their marketing plan in September after they got the proposal from the AMA. "We did two months of just research,"; Recine said. "We made sure there weren't any holes."

    Spotlight on IT's classroom instructors
    March 1, 2007
    A wealth of technical teaching talent lies within the ranks of the Information Technology Division. So, it's time to give some recognition to five IT employees, Randy Franklin, Patti Walsh, Lorenzo Trimble, Ed Hanley, and Rita Heuser, for the time and effort they put into teaching ongoing computer classes for Professional Development and Training each year, in addition to their normal job duties. Individually and as a group, they provide a great service to the University community.

    Show team spirit: Wear Wolf Pack gear during WAC tournament, March 7-10
    March 1, 2007
    Wear Wolf Pack blue at work and show team spirit during the Western Athletic Conference men's and women's basketball tournaments, beginning Wednesday, March 7 with the women's quarterfinals. The games will be held at the Pan American Center in Las Cruces, N.M.

    Palwick publishes new book, The Fate of Mice book signings March 10 and 12
    March 1, 2007
    While teaching creative writing and literature classes at the University can be time-consuming, English professor Susan Palwick still finds time to write and publish novels and short stories. Most recently, Palwick published The Fate of Mice, a collection of short stories.

    Occupational Safety: Housekeeping is not a dirty word
    March 1, 2007
    Housekeeping is vital to maintaining a safe work area, whether it is in an office, laboratory or workshop, yet basic housekeeping practices are often overlooked and cause many accidents.

    Fit Bits: Lunchtime workouts back by popular demand
    March 1, 2007
    Lunchtime workouts are back by popular demand

    Deaf instructor wants to change the world one student at a time
    March 1, 2007
    Jambor is the only deaf Ph.D. candidate at the university and is among one of the few deaf Ph.D. candidates and instructors nationwide.

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