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Reflections - November 2003

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Greetings to all. I sincerely hope that everyone enjoyed the Thanksgiving holiday break. Because this issue of REFLECTIONS is the last one for this calendar year, I want to take this opportunity to wish everyone a happy holiday season and a prosperous New Year.

Congratulations to Department of Nursing faculty members Dr. Linda Bugle, Dr. Elaine Jackson, Dr. Kathryn Kornegay and student Karen Rives. Their article, “Attitudes of nursing faculty regarding nursing students with a chemical dependency: A National Survey” was recently published in Journal of Addictions Nursing, 14:125-132, 2003.

The Recreation program in the Department of Health, Human Performance and Recreation received positive feedback from the NPRA/AALAR re-accreditation team that visited in October.

Congratulations to Dr. Andrew Fulkerson from the Department of Criminal Justice and Sociology. He had an article, “The ignition interlock system: An evidentiary tool becomes a sentencing element,” published in the Winter 2003 issue of Court Review.

Dr. Louise Hart was a participant in Celebrating Perioperative Nurse Week, sponsored by the Surgical Technology Program of the Southern Illinois Collegiate Common Market.

Congratulations to Tammie Stenger. At the 2003 International Conference on Outdoor Recreation and Education (ICORE) in Orem, UT, she was selected to be the 2003-2004 secretary for the Association of Outdoor Recreation and Education (AORE).

Dr. Linda Heitman presented "Hallmarks of the Professional Nursing Practice: A Perspective for Hospitals" at the Missouri Hospital Association, 81st Annual Convention and Trade Show.

Congratulations to Dr. Beth Easter. Beth was appointed by the Board of Regents to serve as a university representative of the Show Me Center Board of Managers for a term to expire December 1, 2006.

Planning is still progressing toward the establishment of a CHHS Community Advisory Board. Appreciation is extended to all who submitted nominations. The response from nominees has been overwhelmingly positive. The first meeting will be in the Spring 2004 semester. More details will be communicated later.

Dr. Gloria Green was the guest speaker for the meeting of the Lambda Theta Chapter of Sigma Theta Tau Nursing Honor Society. Her topic was focused on her experiences in Africa last summer.

Dr. Tammie Stenger served as a judge in the Children’s Category for the 2003 National Outdoor Book Awards announced on November 6, 2003.

A warm welcome is extended to Lisa Scheffer, the new Administrative Assistant in the Department of Criminal Justice and Sociology.

Dr. Jayme Sokolow, the grant’s consultant from The Development Source, Inc. has provided feedback stating that he enjoyed the time spent with CHHS. He specifically expressed that he could not have asked for better cooperation and a friendlier environment than what he experienced in CHHS.

The Dean’s Student Advisory Board has proposed that CHHS sponsor a Chili Cook-Off recruitment activity in Dearmont Hall. The date is yet to be determined, but the activity is expected to occur during the early part (still cold weather) of the spring semester. Departments will be competing for the distinction of having the best chili. Get those winning recipes ready.

The following persons celebrated birthdays in the month of November:

  • Yvonne Arnzen
  • Henry Azuma
  • Jean Berstein
  • Michelle Brune
  • Linda Bugle
  • Carolyn Cogswell
  • Larry Hamilton
  • Sarah Hardin
  • Linda Heitman
  • Billie Bolshouser
  • Linda Little
  • Tiffany Parker
  • Vance Pawielski
  • Judith Perkins
  • Norma Robinette
  • John Wade

So far, we are expecting 110 people at the College of Health and Human Services Holiday Extravaganza. See you there!!

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