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Westcott Presents at National Archives
Dr. Timothy Westcott, associate professor of history and Chair, Department of Culture and Society recently presented at the National Archives and Records Administration—Great Plains Region on the topic “Robert E. Lee: From General to Academician.” The presentation was in association with the National Endowment for the Humanities exhibit Lee and Grant. According to the NARA press release, "The exhibit provides a major reassessment of the lives, careers, and historical impact of Civil War generals Robert E. Lee and Ulysses S. Grant. It also encourages audiences to move beyond the traditional mythology of both men and rediscover them within the context of their own time—based on their own words and those of their contemporaries." The exhibit remains open until October 22 at 400 West Pershing Road here in Kansas City.
Park University adds hands-on birthing simulator
Students in the Ellen Finley Earhart Nursing Program at Park University have a new way to learn with the addition of a hands-on birthing simulator. Noelle, a computer-controlled mannequin, recently was added to the program at the University's Parkville Campus. Noelle can mimic many areas necessary for patient care. She can have blood pressure, oxygen saturation, IV access and other features, as well as give birth. A faculty member controls the experience from a computer and can introduce complications to allow the students to think through processes and deliver the appropriate nursing care.
Sophomore nursing students Sarah Holthaus (left) and Andrea Gonzales work with Noelle, while Lisa Sneed, assistant professor of nursing, runs the simulation in the background.
Brackett honored with an Outstanding Alumni Award
Virginia Brackett, Ph.D., associate professor and chair, Department of English and Modern Languages,and director of Park University's Degree with Honors Program,was one of four graduates honored by Pittsburg (Kan.) State University on Oct 15 with the 2010 Outstanding Alumni Award.
The award goes to alumni based on their professional achievements, as well as their community and organizational involvement.
Award Presented to Dr. Kenneth Christopher for the 2010 ASIS Security Professional of the Year.
Todd Pembleton, Director of Campus Security, nominated fellow Park Faculty member Kenneth Christopher, Ph.D. for recognition from ASIS, a security professionals group for his work in leadership and education. Dr. Christopher received the 2010 ASIS Security Professional of the Year Award.
The Security Professional of the Year Award is presented to an Individual in the Security Industry that exhibits leadership within the security profession, involved in the mentoring and education of those in the security industry, active in the security community and a member and involved in professional organizations.
Pictured left to right: President Droge,
Awards Presented to Dr. Joan Aitken and Dr. Virginia Brackett at 2010 Spring Honors Convocation Ceremony