Park University Imprint Express -- April 8, 2014

Tuesday, April 8, 2014


Dr. Henry RoehrichRoehrich honored by Pearson for online teaching excellence


Henry Roehrich, Ph.D., assistant professor of marketing/management and online instructor evaluator, was honored with the 2014 Pearson Cite Excellence in Online Teaching Award during the organization’s annual conference in Fort Worth, Texas on April 3. The award recognizes online learning program educators who create superior online content, develop highly engaging learning opportunities, create outstanding mentoring relationships with students, promote exceptional learner-learner collaboration, use first-rate approaches for assessment and have measurable results which have created significant change in online learning. The award comes with a $1,500 donation to an existing scholarship fund at Park University of Roehrich’s choosing.


ICS StudentsPark students win programming contest


A team of Park University students -- senior Nadejda Bucsan (center), business administration/management and information and computer science/software engineering double major; Johnathan Cox (right), sophomore information and computer science/software engineering major; and Ilgorbek Kuchkarov (left), M.B.A. '12, and current information and computer science/software engineering major -- took first place at the Consortium for Computing Sciences in Colleges Central Plains Programming Contest on April 5 in Fulton, Mo. The trio solved three of the seven posed programming problems during the 3.5 hour contest, which tested the ability of teams to program efficient solutions to problems taken from areas such as mathematics, biology and graph theory. Thirty teams from 13 colleges and universities in Missouri, Illinois, Iowa and Nebraska participated in the event.


Coleman selected for Arkansas Historical Association honor


George Coleman, adjunct instructor of sociology at Park University's Little Rock (Ark.) Air Force Base Campus Center, was honored on April 4 with the Arkansas Historical Association's James H. Atkinson Award for Excellence in the Teaching of Arkansas History. Coleman was recognized during the AHA's annual meeting at Washington State Park. Coleman, who teaches Arkansas history at Pulaski Heights Middle School in Little Rock, was selected for the award by a committee appointed by the president of the AHA. The award is presented annually to an elementary or secondary teacher of Arkansas history.


Dr. James TaulmanTaulman presents published paper at Kansas science conference


James Taulman, Ph.D., associate professor of biology, presented the paper "Range Expansion and Distributional Limits of the Nine-Banded Armadillo in the United States in 2013: An Update of Taulman and Robbins (1996)," at the Kansas Academy of Science's annual meeting, April 5 in Emporia, Kan. The paper, which Taulman co-authored, has been published in the April edition of the Journal of Biogeography. It can be read at http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1111/jbi.12319/full.


Dr. Joy PiazzaPiazza contributes research for book on interpersonal conflict


Joy Piazza, Ph.D., assistant professor of public relations, contributed collaborative research for the recently published book, Managing Interpersonal Conflict: Advances Through Meta-Analysis. Piazza's research was for the chapter on "Evaluation of Accounts: A Meta-Analysis." According to the publisher, the meta-analysis approach produces a unique informational resource, offering answers to key research questions addressing conflict. The book provides information on studying conflict, mediation, negotiation and facilitation in coursework; implementing and planning training programs; designing interventions; creating workshops; and conducting studies of conflict.


Indian classical violinist to perform at Park


Purnaprajna Bangere, an Indian classical violinist, will explore concepts that make Indian classical music different from Western classical music during a lecture/performance on Wednesday, April 9, at 7 p.m. in Graham Tyler Memorial Chapel. The event is free and open to the public. Bangere, the spouse of Sunita Rao, Ph.D., Park assistant professor of accounting, is considered a violin virtuoso with a command of instrument that is stunning for speed, clarity and a variety of techniques.


Center for Global Peace Journalism partnering with Kansas City organization for event


The UNA Women of the United Nations Association of Greater Kansas City, in partnership with Park University’s Center for Global Peace Journalism, is presenting “Envision, Empower, Embrace: Inspiring Change for Women” on Saturday, April 26, at Grace and Holy Trinity Cathedral in Kansas City, Mo., starting at 6:30 p.m. The event, a night of inspiring oratory, performance and art, will feature keynote speaker Farida Deif, deputy chief of the UN Trust Fund to End Violence Against Women. Advance tickets for the event are $15 for the general public and $5 for students; at the door, tickets are $20 for the public and $10 for students. For more information or to purchase tickets, visit http://una-kc.org/wp/?page_id=444.


Human Resource Services announces new hires


From March 1-31

     •  Aaron Colston, Campus Safety Officer, Office of Campus Safety, Parkville Campus
     •  Staci Gray, Assistant Athletic Trainer, Office of Athletics, Parkville Campus
     •  David Lee, Assistant Athletic Trainer, Office of Athletics, Parkville Campus
     •  Craig Painter, Campus Safety Officer, Office of Campus Safety, Parkville Campus
     •  Sherry Ann Sebastian, Intercultural Programming Coordinator, Office of International Student Admissions and Services, Parkville Campus
     •  Myles Shaddox, Campus Safety Officer, Office of Campus Safety, Parkville Campus


Park In The News


Ingrid Stolzel, D.M.A., director of Park University’s International Center for Music, appeared on the “Arts Magazine” program on KKFI-FM in Kansas City on March 31. Stolzel appeared on the show to promote the ICM’s Van Cliburn Tribute Concert on April 4 at the Kauffman Center for the Performing Arts.

Ben Sayevich, professor of music/violin, was featured in a story that appeared in the March 26 issue of the Kansas City Jewish Chronicle. The article highlighted Sayevich and promoted his appearance as part of the Park Piano Trio during the International Center for Music’s Van Cliburn Tribute Concert on April 4 at the Kauffman Center for the Performing Arts.

Tech. Sgt. Katrina Strother, ’13, was featured in a recent issue of the Minot (N.D.) Air Force Base newspaper, the Northern Sentry. Strother was honored as the 5th Bomb Wing Non-Commissioned Officer of the Year, as well as the Air Force Global Strike Command’s Command Post Unit Level NCO of the Year.

Stephen Powell, M.P.A. ’06, was highlighted in the “Face to Face” feature of the April 3 issue of the Shawnee (Kan.) Dispatch.


Road ConstructionParkville Campus area traffic advisory


Bridge rehabilitation work will close some ramps and detour traffic in the I-635/I-29/Route 9/Route 69 interchange just north of the Missouri River in Riverside and east of Park University’s Parkville Campus. Starting Thursday, April 10, the ramp from southbound I-635 to southbound Route 9 will close through June, and the ramp from northbound I-29 to southbound I-635 will also close through June. Traffic will detour to Horizons Parkway and to NW 56th Street. In addition, the outside lanes of northbound and southbound I-635 will be closed between NW High Drive and Route 9 through June.

Beginning Friday, April 11, the ramp from southbound Route 9 to northbound I-635 and the ramp from northbound Route 9 to northbound I-635 will close through June. Traffic will detour to Horizons Parkway. For more information about this project, visit www.modot.mo.gov/kansascity.


Upcoming Events

(All events are Central time)
     •  Through April 10 -- Student Research and Creative Arts Symposium, Parkville Campus
     •  Through April 25 -- Art Exhibit: "100 Years of Genocide," Campanella Gallery
     •  Through May 31 -- Platte County, Mo., 175th Anniversary Exhibit: The Life and Legacy of George Shepard Park, McAfee Memorial Library (Reception: April 13, 2-4 p.m.)
     •  April 8 -- Admissions: Symposium Day, Parkville Campus
     •  April 9 -- Dr. Doris Howell Leadership Awards Banquet, 6 p.m., Park Distance Learning Conference Center
     •  April 11 -- Mansur Kadirov Undergraduate Cello Recital, 7:30 p.m., Graham Tyler Memorial Chapel
     •  April 13 -- Northland Community Choir Concert: Handel’s “The Easter Messiah,” 7 p.m., Graham Tyler Memorial Chapel
     •  April 16 -- Honors Convocation, 7 p.m., Graham Tyler Memorial Chapel
     •  April 17 -- Artem Alexanyan Undergraduate Piano Recital, 7:30 p.m., Graham Tyler Memorial Chapel
     •  April 25 -- Cultural Sharing Event -- Micronesia, Dinn: 4:30 p.m., Pirate Cafe in Thompson Commons; Presentation: 5:45 p.m., Graham Tyler Memorial Chapel
     •  April 26 -- Grand Forks (N.D.) Air Force Base Campus Center Commencement, 3 p.m., East Grand Forks (Minn.) High School
     •  April 26 -- International Center for Music Concert: ICM Young Artists, 7:30 p.m., Graham Tyler Memorial Chapel
     •  April 27-May 18 -- Fine Arts Senior Thesis Exhibition, Campanella Gallery
     •  April 28 -- Adriana Ceia Graduate Cello Recital, 2 p.m., Graham Tyler Memorial Chapel
     •  April 30 -- Miguel Zaparolli Graduate Cello Recital, 3 p.m., Graham Tyler Memorial Chapel
     •  May 1 -- Leonard Lindweld Undergraduate Piano Recital, 7:30 p.m., Graham Tyler Memorial Chapel
     •  May 2 --
Artem Kuznetsov Undergraduate Piano Recital, 7:30 p.m., Graham Tyler Memorial Chapel
     •  May 3 -- International Center for Music Chamber Music Recital, featuring the String Quartet and Piano Quartet, 7:30 p.m., Graham Tyler Memorial Chapel
     •  May 4 -- Luyao Liu Graduate Piano Recital, 5 p.m., Graham Tyler Memorial Chapel
     •  May 9 -- Spring Semester Ends
     •  May 9 -- Ellen Finley Earhart Nursing Program Pinning Ceremony, 1 p.m., Graham Tyler Memorial Chapel
     •  May 9 -- International Students Sash Ceremony, 5:30 p.m., Graham Tyler Memorial Chapel
     •  May 10 -- Kansas City Area Commencement, 11 a.m., Community of Christ Auditorium, Independence, Mo.
     •  May 11 -- Spring II Classes End
     •  May 12 -- Maymester Begins
     •  May 15 -- Hanscom Air Force Base (Mass.) Campus Center Commencement, 1:30 p.m., Hanscom Commons
     •  May 16 -- Board of Trustees Meeting, Parkville Campus
     •  May 16 --
Goodfellow Air Force Base (Texas) Campus Center Commencement, 3 p.m., Goodfellow AFB Base Theater
     •  May 16 -- Holloman Air Force Base (Texas) Campus Center Commencement, 3 p.m. Holloman AFB Enlisted Club
     •  May 16 -- Austin (Texas) Campus Center Commencement, 7 p.m., Great Hills Baptist Church
     •  May 17 -- Moody Air Force Base (Ga.) Campus Center Commencement, 9 a.m., Hoffman Auditorium
     •  May 22 -- Malmstrom Air Force Base (Mont.) Campus Center Commencement, 2 p.m., Malmstrom AFB Base Auditorium/Theater
     •  May 22 -- Tinker Air Force Base (Okla.) Campus Center Commencement, 4:30 p.m., Tinker AFB Combined Club
     •  May 22 -- Fort Irwin (Calif.) Campus Center Commencement, 8 p.m., Sandy Basin Community Center
     •  May 23 -- Maymester Ends
     •  May 23 -- Little Rock (Ark.) Air Force Base Campus Center Commencement, 6:30 p.m., Jacksonville (Ark.) Community Center
     •  May 23 -- Barstow (Calif.) Community College Campus Center / Barstow (Calif.) Marine Corps Logistics Base Campus Center Campus Center Commencement, 9 p.m., Barstow Community College Gymnasium
     •  May 26 -- Memorial Day Holiday
     •  May 28 -- Whiteman Air Force Base (Mo.) Campus Center Commencement, 6 p.m., Mission’s End
     •  May 28 -- F.E. Warren Air Force Base (Wyo.) Campus Center Commencement, 7 p.m., Fall Hall Community Center
     •  May 27 -- Beaufort (S.C.) Marine Corps Air Station Campus Center Commencement, 1:30 p.m., Lyceum at Parris Island (S.C.) Marine Corps Recruit Depot
     •  May 29 -- Cherry Point (N.C.) Marine Corps Air Station Campus Center Commencement, 9 a.m., Two Rivers Theater and Event Center
     •  May 30 -- Naval Support Activity Mid-South Millington (Tenn.) Campus Center Commencement, 6:30 p.m., Crosspointe Baptist Church

Note: To view a comprehensive schedule for all events, including athletics, visit www.park.edu/calendars/park-events-calendar.html.