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Steven Lipnicki, assistant dean of students, was interviewed by Student Affairs Today for a story about serving student veterans better.

Linda McCrae, associate professor of education, was interviewed by WGVU-AM for a story about Gov. Rick Snyder’s education proposals for Michigan.

Joel Stillerman, associate professor of sociology, was interviewed by Bloomberg News in Chile for a story about the changing political context for trade unions in that country.

Jonathan White, executive director of Grand Valley’s Homeland Defense Initiative, was interviewed by many media outlets May 2 during a news conference about terrorism threats after the death of Osama bin Laden.
 

Sketches

WGVU received Accolade awards for "LZ Michigan: A Journey Home" in both the Documentary/Series Category and Dramatic Impact Category.

Deborah Herrington, associate professor of chemistry, gave three presentations with student co-authors at the American Chemical Society National Meeting in Anaheim, California.

Valerie Rhodes-Sorrelle, senior strategic sourcing specialist, was elected as second vice president of the National Association of Educational Procurement.

Ashley Nickels, assistant director of the Women’s Center, received the Doris Little Activist of the Year Award from the Michigan National Organization for Women at the organization's annual conference.

Russell Rhoads, associate professor of anthropology, gave a presentation, "Using Anthropology to Assess Engagements between Farmers Markets, Communities, and Students," at the Central States Anthropological Society Annual Meeting in Iowa City, Iowa.

Writing faculty members Ellen Schendel, Dan Royer and Chris Haven were panelists for a session, "Beyond Rhetoric and Composition: The Liberal Arts Writing Major," at the Conference on College Composition and Communication in Atlanta, Georgia.

Laurence Jose, assistant professor of writing, gave a presentation, "The 21st Century Professional Writing Classroom: A Space for Contesting Linguistic, Cultural, and Disciplinary Borders," at the Conference on College Composition and Communication in Atlanta, Georgia.

Charles Lowe, assistant professor of writing, gave a presentation, "Working with Creative Commons Licenses in Open Textbook Production," at the Conference on College Composition and Communication in Atlanta, Georgia.

Dauvan Mulally and Craig Hulst, affiliate professors of writing, chaired sessions, "Qualitative Research Network," at the Conference on College Composition and Communication in Atlanta, Georgia.
 

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