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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:

April 2011

  • Vanessa Brooks Herd, assistant professional of social work, presented “Passport Please: Creating Space for International Social Work in a BSW Program” at the International Conference on Social Work, March 26 at the USC School of Social Work. Also, Brooks Herd presented “Not Another Bad Hair Day: Life in Foster Care” at the 2011 Annual Conference, National Association of Social Workers, Michigan Chapter, April 7-8 in Dearborn, Mich.

  • Mike Mosher, professor of art/communication & digital media,delivered a paper at the 2011 annual Michgan Academy of Science, Arts and Letters meetings, held at SVSU in March. His paper “Comics, Community Murals and Software Development” was part of the History of Science and Technology panel, chaired by SVSU faculty Lauren Reed and Stephen Taber. Other presenters from SVSU on the panel included Roz Sweeting and Gary Lange, president of MASAL. Also, Mosher was awarded two Juror’s Choice Awards in the 47th Annual MEA/MAEA Art Acquisitions Purchase Exhibit for his drawings “Four Wisconsin High School Teachers 1937” and “Service Staff, High School, Wisconsin 1937.” The exhibition was held at the Michigan Education Association’s East Lansing headquarters in April 2011.

  • Suzanne Savoy, assistant professor of nursing, presented a poster on March 24 in Atlanta at the Joint 2011 Scientific Sessions of the Nutrition, Physical Activity and Metabolism and the Cardiovascular Disease Epidemiology and Prevention Councils of American Heart Association. The poster was titled “The Dose-Response Relationship Between Depressive Symptoms, Health-Promoting Behaviors and Quality of Life in Healthy Women Being Screened for Cardiovascular Disease Risk.” Also, Savoy delivered a podium presentation titled “Health-Promoting Lifestyle Behaviors Mediate the Association Between Depressive Symptoms and Quality of Life in Healthy Women,” at the Midwest Nursing Research Society, March 25 in Columbus, Ohio.

  • Christopher Schilling, Charles J. Strosacker Endowed Chair, presented an invited lecture titled “Bioenergy Crops: Production and Processing” at the Michigan Bioenergy Conference: Biomass and Waste to Energy, April 26 at Oakland University.

  • Gail Sype, associate professor of management, had her manuscript titled “We have Built It But They Have Not Come: Preliminary Assessment of a Minor in Entrepreneurship” accepted for publication in the Journal of Behavioral & Applied Management.

  • Janice Wolff, professor of English, and Mike Mosher, professor of art/communication & digital media, have been awarded a Foundation Resource Grant of $971 to support the publication of a comic book. Wolff’s two sections of English 212, Graphic Novels, wrote comic treatments/scripts, 18 of which were chosen by Mosher’s students in his Art 390, Comics, Cartoon Illustration, and Visual Narrative course for their comics.

  • Carol Zimmermann and Joseph Jaksa, assistant professors of criminal justice, presented at the 48th Annual Academy of Criminal Justice Sciences meeting, March 1-5 in Toronto, Ontario Canada. Zimmermann presented “Restorative Justice Impacts for Middle School Students” and Jaksa presented “Bridging the ideological gap: Signs of moderation in undergraduate criminal justice curriculum and Identity Crisis: Teaching the concept and history of private security to introductory criminal justice undergraduate students.”

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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