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Points Of Cougar Pride - Faculty/Staff Presentations 2007-2008
Faculty/Staff Presentations 2007-2008
Sally Jayne Gilpin, associate professor of English, received notification that her paper “The Wife’s Lament and the Elusive Abode” has been accepted for presentation at the 2008 International Medieval Congress, set for July 7-10 in Leeds, England. Professor Gilpin will also serve as a session chair.

Dr. Janet Jaworski, Global EDGE executive director, and Raul Martinez Jr., assistant director, presented about using podcasting to promote tech prep, at the National Career Pathways Network Conference in Louisville in October. Dr. Jaworski also presented with Dr. Merry McBryde-Foster, dean of Health and Emergency Services, at the same conference. They reviewed the summer health care careers program for teachers held on the Central Park campus.

Deborah Cardenas, professor of biology, co-presented a session titled 2008 "Cooperative Learning Exercises in Energetics" at Texas Community College Teachers Association convention in February.

Ceilidh Charleson-Jennings, chair of communication studies, presented the following: "The Broadcast Department and the Community College: When Starting Early is a Real Advantage," at the National Communication Association Annual Conference in November 2007; "At the Edge of Known Things" and "Into the Wind," a public reading of excerpts from magazine article and from "Scent of the Missing," at The Writer's Garret, April 2007; "The Bones in the Mud and the Bear in the Woods: When Story Meets Opportunity Off the Beaten Path," at the 2008 Mayborn Literary Nonfiction Writers Conference of the Southwest, July 2008.

Lupita Tinnen, professor of photography, lectured at The University of Texas at Dallas in October 2007.

Peggy Breedlove, professor of developmental education, presented "Closing Chasms: A Cross-Cultural Communication Program," at the American Association of Behavioral and Social Sciences in February 2008.

Dr. Rosemary Karr, professor of developmental education, presented "National Trends and Issues in Developmental Education," at the North Texas Community College Consortium Regional Forum in April 2008.

Edward Hummingbird, assistant director of institutional research, and Nasreen Ahmad, research analyst, presented "Drop-out Stop-Out Behavior of Students: Putting the Pieces Together Using a Psychometric Approach," at the 2008 Annual American Association of Institutional Research Forum, in Seattle, May 2008.

Larry Stern, professor of sociology, and Barbara Lusk, professor of sociology, will present "James V. McConnell and Behavior Modification: Hyperbole and Practice," at the Annual Meeting of the American Psychological Association, History of Psychology Division, in Boston, in August 2008. Stern also will present "The Search for Memory-Transfer at Berkeley: Controversial Science and the 'Cheshire Cat Affect,'" at the 40th annual Meeting of Cheiron (The International Society for the History of Behavioral and Social Sciences), at Ryerson University in Toronto, in June 2008.

Dr. John Glass, professor of sociology, presented "Ignoring the devil at our own peril" at the Association for Behavior Analysis annual meeting in San Diego and "Controlling Agencies" at the International Society for Behaviorology annual meeting in March 2008 in Melbourne, Fla.

Cathy Donald-Whitney, professor of biology, presented "The Professor and the Medical Examiner's Office: An Integrated Active Learning Sabatical" at the National Association of Biology Teacher's conference in 2007.

Dr. Pam Gaiter, professor of sociology, and Dr. Chris Grooms, professor of English, presented at the 12th Cotton and Rural History Conference at the Audie Murphy American Cotton Museum in Greenville. Professor Gaiter presented “Living the Legacy: Black Land Owners in East Texas, 1870-2000’s” and Dr. Grooms made a musical presentation “How Cotton Brought the Blues to Texas.” The event was co-sponsored by the Collin’s Department of History, Social and Behavioral Sciences.

Donna White and Rebecca Orr, professors of biology, presented "Now You See Me! An Investigation of the Eyes, the Brain and Vision," and Amy Helms, professor of biology, presented "Exploring DNA" at the Sally Ride Science Festival at SMU April 2008.

Cary A. Israel, president of Collin College, spoke to the following groups: Texas Association of Community Colleges Regional Legislative Priorities session; Plano Rotary Club, Plano Chamber of Commerce Ambassadors; Plano Chamber of Commerce State of the City; Collin County Association of Realtor's Texas Leadership Program; Leadership Allen; Leadership Plano; Farmersville Rotary Club; and the Association for University of North Texas Graduate Students in Higher Education.

Ceilidh Charleson-Jennings, department chair and professor of communications, was invited to speak at the Mayborn Graduate School of Journalism Literary Nonfiction Writers Conference of the Southwest in Grapevine in July.

Nasreen Ahmad, research analyst, presented a paper titled “Issues in Conceptualization and Measurement of Data for National Community College Benchmark Project (NCCBP), Collin County Community College District’s Experience,” at the National Benchmarking Conference July 30-August 2, 2007 in Austin.

Director of Respiratory Care Abe Johnson and Director of the Simulation Lab Jackie Langford gave a presentation at the Human Patient Simulation (HPS) Network Conference in Tampa, Fla. Their presentation “Ventilator Management of the Post-Op Patient” included the HPS mannequin they programmed to more accurately work with the ventilator.

Dr. Janet Jaworski, executive director of Global EDGE, and Dr. Merry McBryde-Foster, dean of Health Science and Emergency Services, presented a forum, "Gain a Healthy Perspective” and Dr. Jaworski and Raul Martinez, assistant director of the Global EDGE, presented a forum, "Getting the Tech Prep Message out with Podcasting” at the National Career Pathways Network Conference in Louisville.

Coordinator of Emergency Medical Services James Shiplet and Director of the Simulation Lab Jackie Langford have been selected to present a hands-on workshop on patient assessment at this year’s Texas EMS Conference in Houston in November.

Dr. Mary McRae, vice president of student development, Brenda Kihl, associate vice president of strategic initiatives, and Cary Israel, college president, have been selected to present a workshop titled “A Regional Collaborative to Improve College Readiness” at the College Board Annual Forum in New York City in late October.

Jackie Langford, director of the Simulation Lab, and James Shiplet, EMS Education coordinator, were selected to present two two-hour hands-on workshops on patient assessment at this years Texas EMS Conference in Houston.

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