C. Kyle RudickCommunication Studies
Rudick co-authored a manuscript which was accepted into the journal, Communication Reports. Additionally, Rudick has a manuscript for Communication Education recently accepted. 
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Elise DuBord, Languages and Literatures
In December, Elise DuBord & Elizabeth Kimball ¨Cross-Language Community Engagement: Assessing the Strengths of Heritage Learners¨ Heritage Language Journal, 13(3): 298-330.
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Pavel Lukashev on behalf of Physics Students, Physics
UNI students, Ibro Tutic (Physics), Juliana Herran (Chemistry), Brad Staten (Biology) co-authored a paper in the Journal of Physics: Condensed Matter.
Christopher Merz, School of Music
Jazz Band One has just released their newest CD, Where the Paths Meet. This is the 23rd CD release overall, and the 14th under the direction of Christopher Merz.
Wendy Marie Hoofnagle, Languages & Literatures
In September 2016, Hoofnagle's monograph, The Continuity of the Conquest: Charlemagne and Anglo-Norman Imperialism, was published by Penn State UP.
Chris Martin and Bettina Fabos, Communication Studies
In January, Christopher Martin and Bettina Fabos, co-authors of Media and Culture: Mass Communication in a Digital Age with Richard Campbell, have just published the 11th edition of their textbook. 
Lauren K. Nelson, Communication Sciences & Disorders
Nelson published the third edition of the book "Research in Communication Sciences and Disorders." San Diego, CA: Plural Publishing.
Tammy Gregersen, Languages and Literatures
Last March, Gregersen edited an anthology, Positive Psychology in SLA (published by Multilingual Matters). In March, Gregersen is also coming out with two new books: Innovative Practices in Language Teacher Education (published by Springer) and Capitalizing on Language Learners' Nonverbal Behavior: From Tenet to Technique (published by Multilingual Matters).
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Catherine H. Palczewski and John Fritch, Communication Studies/College of Humanities, Arts and Sciences
This past year, Fritch and Palczewski had their book Rhetoric in Civic Engagement, 2nd ed. published.
Elizabeth Hughes, Mathematics
Hughes is a member of the writing team for the Association of Mathematics Teacher Educators' Standards for Mathematics Teacher Preparation.
Aleksandar Poleksic, Computer Science
Poleksic is the lead author on a Scientific Reports (a "Nature" publication) article also by: Lim, Hansaim, Paul Gray, Lei Xie titled: "Improved genome-scale multi-target virtual screening via a novel collaborative filtering approach to cold-start problem." Scientific Reports 6 (2016). Poleksic also co-wrote "Large-Scale Off-Target Identification Using Fast and Accurate Dual Regularized One-Class Collaborative Filtering and Its Application to Drug Repurposing" for PLOS Computational Biology.
Roy Behrens, Art
An essay by Roy Behrens, titled "Setting the Stage for Deception: Perspective Distortion in WWI Camouflage," has been published in the latest issue of Aisthesis (Firenze University Press, Italy). Additionally, Behrens new book, MASON CITY AND FRANK LLOYD WRIGHT: Architectural Heart of the Prairie, has been published by History Press.



Joyce Chen, Communication Studies
Chen received the Outstanding Service Award from the Ethnography Interest group at the National Communication Association conference in Philadelphia in November, recognizing her teaching, scholarship, and service in Ethnography.

Danielle Dick McGeough, Communication Studies
McGeough was elected Member at Large on the Executive Committee of the Performance Studies Interest Group at the National Communication Association conference in Philadelphia in November. 

Lori Johnson, Communication Studies

Received the Panther First Award for Service Excellence from UNI, recognizing her work in helping students as an advisor and faculty member.

Kyle Rudick, Communication Studies

Elected to the Nominating Committee of the Instructional Development Interest Group at the National Communication Association conference in Philadelphia in November.

Nikki Harken, Communication Studies
Has been selected by the Veridian Community Engagement Fellowship Awards Committee as a recipient for her project on Creating Community Connections: Cornerstone Tells the Story. Ms. Harken will receive $500 in support of her project from Veridian. 

Laura L Pitts, Communication Sciences and Disorders
Laura Pitts was Board Certified as a Specialist in Swallowing and Swallowing Disorders (BCS-S), a distinction of exceptional clinical skills in the management of dysphagia.
Mitra Sadeghpour, School of Music
In January 2017, Sadeghpour has been elected to the national board of the National Opera Association.
Melissa Beall, Communication Studies
Beall received the Donald H. Eckroyd Award for Outstanding Teaching in Higher Education at the National Communication Association conference in Philadelphia in November. She also received the Marcella E. Oberle Award for Outstanding Teaching in Grades K-12, another major NCA award.
Ryan McGeough and Catherine Palczewski, Communication Studies
Along with Randy Lake of the University of Southern California, wrote an essay titled “Oppositional Memory Practices: U.S. Memorial Spaces as Arguments over Public Memory,” that appeared in the spring 2015 issue of the journal Argumentation and Advocacy. At the National Communication Association conference in Philadelphia in November, they received the prestigious AFA Daniel Rohrer Outstanding Research Award for their essay, recognizing the outstanding manuscript in argumentation and forensics scholarship for the previous year.
Doug Shaw, Mathematics
Shaw currently is serving on the Cedar Falls School Board through an elected position. He tries to bring UNI's perspective to Cedar Falls School Board.
Juliana Herran, Chemistry
Chemistry student, Juliana Herran, won the Best Poster Award at the Conference for Undergraduate Women in Physical Sciences, at the University of Nebraska - Lincoln.
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Jay Edelnant, Theatre
Edelnant has been awarded the Kennedy Center's Road Warrior award for being an outstanding respondent to theatrical productions in the Midwest.
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Marilyn Shaw, Communications Studies
The Iowa Communication Association Citation Award is given each year to a recipient that has consistently demonstrated exceptional service to the communication and/or performing arts in Iowa over an extended period of time. It is the highest award the ICA can bestow.
Sade Barfield, Communication Studies

Barfield earned the Outstanding New Forensics Coach award, presented by the American Forensic Association, at the National Communication Association conference in Philadelphia in November. 



Heather Gallivan & Sam Eskelson, Mathematics
Gallivant and Eskelson met with students at Central Middle School (Waterloo, IA) as part of a STEM program for girls. Participants explored tessellations and M.C. Escher’s artwork, then created their own tessellations.

Bettina Fabos, Communication Studies
Fabos began the FORTEPAN IOWA photo archive (, a timeline-based photo archive featuring curated amateur photographs of Iowa life from 1860-2000.  The archive will expand from 3,000 images to a projected 500,000 as we begin an exciting collaboration with the University of Iowa to make the Lemberger Collection available via Fortepan and UIowa Digital Collections. Bettina Fabos is also collaborating with the Superintendent of Eldon, Iowa schools and a number of principals and teachers to bring Fortepan Iowa into the K-12 classroom as a unique curriculum resource. Fortepan Iowa is now a member of the Iowa Museum Association and has been classified as an online museum. 
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Chepina Ramsey, Mathematics
In January 2017, Ramsey will begin providing monthly professional development to K-2 elementary teachers in California virtually using Zoom.
Douglas Mupasiri, Mathematics
Mupasiri co-organized the AMS and SIAM Committees on Education Joint Panel Discussion: Broadening Research Experiences for Doctoral Students in the Mathematical Sciences, the MAA-AMS-SIAM Panel on Multiple Paths to Mathematics Careers in Business, Industry and Government (BIG), served as one of four panelists on the AMS Committee on Science Policy panel, Grassroots Advocacy for Mathematics and Science Policy, and also was one of four workshop leaders who facilitate the American Mathematical Society department chairs all while attending JMM, Jan. 4-6, 2017 in Atlanta, GA. Additionally, as chair of the American Mathematical Society Committee on Education (CoE), Mupisiri facilitated the 2016 CoE Annual Meeting in Washington, D.C., October 13-15, 2016.
Mitra Sadeghpour, Michelle Monroe, School of Music
Sadeghpour, Monroe, and graduate students Rachel Storlie, Kelly Noltner, and Kelly Behling presented "Redefining Success: A Singer and Teacher's Guide" at Central Regional Conference for the National Association of Teachers of Singing in October, 2016. 
Mitra Sadeghpour, School of Music
Sadeghpour presented "Picture, Palpate, Play" with Dr. Tanya Kruse Ruck from UW-Milwaukee, at the MTEA International Conference in Oslo, Norway, in August 2016. More recently in January, Sadeghpour presented "Using the Reggio Emilia Approach to Update Opera Pedagogy for the 21st Century" with graduate student Kelly Noltner at the National Opera Association annual conference.
Chris Ogbondah, Communication Studies
Chris Ogbondah, Professor of Journalism has had a panel proposal titled, "Going 'instantly Live."
Tammy Gregersen, Languages and Literatures
In May, Gregersen's research garnered an entry on "Individual Differences" in the Routledge Encyclopedia of ELT. Additionally, she has a forthcoming book chapter in New Insights into Language Anxiety entitled, "Do you see what I feel? An idiodynamic assessment of expert and peer’s reading of nonverbal language anxiety cues.
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John Fritch, College of Humanities, Arts and Sciences
Fritch presented at the Council on Colleges of Arts and Sciences paper on "Research Agenda While 'Deaning' — Strategies for Success and Sanity: The Comprehensive University." 
Doug Shaw, Mathematics
Upcoming in June 2017, Shaw will lead a workshop at the Teaching Professor Conference, an opportunity selected through a competitive application process
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Doug Shaw, Mathematics
Shaw leads and created Half-Masted, UNI's oldest improv comedy troupe
Nilmani Pramanik, and Jerry Thiel, Technology
Fall 2016, Pramanik and Thiel, were awarded part of a $5.5 million America Makes project, receiving at least $400,000. 
Gretta Berghammer, Theatre
 In February, Palette of Possibility, an original performance piece designed specifically for youth with autism and developmental delays, will tour throughout western Iowa.
Gretta Berghammer, Theatre
In May, Berghammer will present a workshop at the One Theatre World conference in Oakland California outlining her work devising original performance pieces for youth audiences with autism and other developmental delays.
Katherine Osborne, School of Music
In August 2017, UNI voice faculty Katherine Osborne will present a workshop/presentation with Dr. Jean-Ronald LaFond at the 9th International Congress of Voice Teachers Conference  in Stockholm, Sweden.
Katherine Osborne, Michelle Monroe, Jeffrey Brich, School of Music
Back in December, UNI voice faculty, Michelle Monroe, Katherine Osborne, and Jeffrey Brich, were soloists in the Grinnell College performance of Handel's Messiah with the Grinnell Oratorio Society and orchestra.
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Roy Behrens, Art
Art historian James Taylor's DAZZLE: Disguise and Disruption War and Art (2016), Roy Behrens' camouflage blog is cited as "the most important online resource for anyone interested in camouflage."
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Roy Behrens, Art
As a member of the Humanities Iowa Speakers Bureau, Roy Behrens traveled throughout the state, giving talks on aspects of Iowa history at ten libraries and community centers during 2016.
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Laura Pitts, Communication Sciences and Disorders
Laura Pitts has been awarded a Rehabilitation Institute of Chicago-Craig H. Neilsen Foundation Grant to investigate swallowing impairment following spinal cord injury.
Lawrence Escalada, Physics and Science Education
Lawrence Escalada has been invited and selected to serve as a faculty leader for the NSF funded Next Generation Physical Science and Everyday Thinking Faculty Online Learning Community project.
Cara Burnidge, Philosophy & World Religions
Burning spoke at the New Directions in American Religion and Internationalism Roundtable, American Historical Association 2017 Meeting, Denver, CO.
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Ken Bleile, Communication Sciences and Disorders
In January, Bleile presented an invited seminar on the social brain in communication disorders in conjunction with the play Uncommon Sense at Gallagher Bluedorn. Earlier this year in October, Bleile delivered a two-day seminar in Germany to the Overseas Association of Communication Science at their annual conference, which was organized around Bleile's presentation.
Catherine Palczewski, Communication Studies
Rod Library room 287. Professor Catherine Palczewski will present a CROW Forum lecture: “Parades, Pickets, and Prison: Embodied Arguments for Woman Suffrage, 1913-1919.”
Catherine Palczewski, Communication Studies
Prof. Cate Palczewski will co-lead a session “Engaging the Archive” at the Midwest Winter Workshop at the University of Iowa.
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C. Kyle Rudick, Ryan McGeough, Communication Studies
Ryan McGeough (UNI, Comm. Studies) and I won the Douglas M. Trank Top Paper Award for the Basic Course Interest Group at Central States Communication Association 2017.
Jay Edelnant, Theatre
This January Edelnant has been invited to speak at the Employee Recognition Reception.
Victoria DeFrancisco, Communication Studies
During spring semester, through teaching applied learning, DeFrancisco's students in Intercultural Communications course will have intercultural relationship partners from CIEP and international programs.
Jennifer Cooley, Elise DuBord, Caroline Ledeboer Languages and Literatures
In October, Cooley, DuBord, Ledeboer, students, and partner YWCA, held a panel on community-based learning, intercultural competency and language education at a CLAC conference at Drake University. This semester the students will serve as language partners to refugees in English class at the YWCA Waterloo. 
Ryan McGeough, Communication Studies
Was a participant in a panel titled 2016 Election Analysis, sponsored by the American Democracy Project, presented at University Book and Supply on Saturday, November 19.
Chepina Ramsey, Mathematics
Ramsey submitted an NSF "linked collaborative" grant proposal with a colleague at Kansas State University, Dr. Graham Leach-Krouse, titled "Improving Early Undergraduate Exposure to Formal Methods."
Laura L Pitts on behalf of CSD Students, Communication Sciences and Disorders
15 CSD students presented research at the 2016 ASHA Convention: Olk, Spelde, Wakeman, Walczak, Stierwalt, Hoeger, Lyons, Johnson, Agostini, Bowser, Conway, Cramer, Reicks, Joeger & Neely. IAF funded.


Laura Strauss on behalf of Chemistry Students, Chemistry and Biochemistry
On April 3rd-5th, 10 UNI students will present their research at the 253rd American Chemical Society National Meeting.