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At SVSU, we believe faculty can have the best of both worlds: being able to teach, have meaningful interaction with students, and the support to conduct and present research. Each month faculty work is published in the internal faculty/staff newsletter, the "Interior". See what's new:

February 2014

  • Steven C. Erickson, professor of theatre, accepted an invitation to judge one-act plays at the Mid-Michigan Theatre Arts Festival at Garber High School, Jan. 31 and Feb. 1. He adjudicated six of 12 shows that were brought in by high schools in the region.
  • Julie Foss, assistant professor of modern foreign languages, presented a workshop titled “Authentic Materials in the Foreign Language Classroom” at the Bay-Arenac ISD Professional Learning Conference, Feb. 3 at Standish-Sterling Central High School.
  • Brock A. Humphries, Kathleen L. Pelkki, Sally P. Shepardson and David J. Stanton, all of the biology department, co-authored an article titled “Spermatozoon Ultrastructure of Hanginingflies, Bittacus strigosus and Bittacus stigmaterus,” in the Journal of Insect Science (Vol. 14, No. 10).
  • Sara Beth Keough, associate professor of geography, published an article titled “The Cultural Landscape” as part of the Oxford Bibliography series in Geography, published by Oxford University Press, 2013. She also presented a paper titled “Looking for a Woman with a Syncrude Job: Place and Power in Alberta Oil Sands Music” at the Association for Canadian Studies Biennial Conference in Tampa, Fla., in November 2013
  • Mike Mosher, professor of art/communication & digital media, has had an illustration titled “The European Girl” published in LURCH magazine (Brooklyn, N.Y.).
  • Ric Roberts, associate professor of theatre, responded to participating competing productions at the Region IV Kennedy Center American College Theatre Festival in Roanoke, Va., Feb. 5-9. Also while at the festival, he served as moderator and panelist for a talk back about alternative voices in theatre and how they are responded to by the public. Roberts is in his third year as Region III vice-chair for the festival. He will become Region III chair in April 2015 and serve for three years. In addition, Roberts responded to the participating production of the new play “ROUSTABOUT: The Great Circus Train Wreck!” written by Jay Torrence, for the Region III Festival at Concordia University in Chicago, Feb. 15. Roberts also serves as an executive board member for the region that covers all universities and colleges in Ohio, Indiana, Wisconsin and Michigan. • Jay Scott, assistant professor of biology, published a paper titled “Oxidative Activation of the Ca2+/calmodulin-dependent Protein Kinase II (CaMKII) Regulates Vascular Smooth Muscle Migration and Apoptosis,” in the Journal of Vascular Pharmacology (Vol. 6, No. 2). 

Those Who Changed Us

Throughout our lives, we recall those teachers who had an impact on us. Here, alumni and students share thoughts on SVSU faculty who changed their lives.

Faculty Member
Nameeta Mathur

Nameeta Mathur

"Living up to high expectations is infectious once you start meeting them. Her teaching fundamentally transformed the way I analyzed the world."

-- described Aaron Crossen, 2008, B.A., history/communication. He is a marketing and sales coordinator for Cech Corp. in Saginaw.

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