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Transitions

The following are new employees:

  • Brian Richman, Programmer, Voice and Web Strategic Applications Team, MTS;
  • Steve Salsman, Telecommunications Specialist, Telecommunications, NCS.
  • Howard Draper, Microcomputer Consultant, Helpdesk (part-time).
  • Luke Quattrochi, returning Microcomputer Consultant, Helpdesk (part-time).

The following people no longer work in the Computing Center:

  • Shawna Williams, I/O Operator, Print Services, Production Services, MTS (part-time)
  • Mario Cauley, Programmer III, Voice and Web Strategic Applications, MTS.
  • Scott Blackwell, Microcomputer Consultant, Helpdesk (part-time).

Changes

  • Computing Center Physical Address: change zip code from 76203-5398 to 76201
  • Michelle Hooper, Programmer on Student Record Systems team, is now Michelle Elliott.

Awards, Recognition, Presentations, Professional Activities

The Human Resources Newsletter (April, 2002) recognized these Computing Center employees as Soaring Eagles: They will receive awards at the President's Staff Sack lunch on May 21.

  • Richard Sanzone, Helpdesk Consultant, was recognized for helping the network manager move several monitors. "He willingly pitched in, worked hard, and did so with a smile!"
  • Bob Saringer, CATV/Communications Technician, soars for, "pulling off a staff development program for the Division of Student Development" on short notice. Also recognized for helping on this project were Diana Forson, Housing; Chuck Fuller, Business Services and Susan Pierce, Classroom Support Services.
  • Dr. Karl Ho, Research and Statistical Support Services Manager, attended the International Studies Association Annual Convention in New Orleans, LA (March 24-27). He presented a paper titled "Is Democracy Square? Modeling Effects of Democracy on Political Repressions in the Post-war Years" with John King of American University.

    Dr. Ho was also a discussant at a conference hosted by Professor Alex Tan of the UNT Political Science department Saturday, April 13. The conference titled "UNT Conference on Parties and Elections in New Democracies April 13, 2002," is documented at: http://www.psci.unt.edu/Tan/partiesconference.html The paper he discussed is titled: "Splitting and Making Parties: Analysis of Party Reconfiguration in Taiwan".
  • Dr. Elizabeth Hinkle-Turner, Student Computing Services Manager, participated in the annual conference of the Society for Electroacoustic Music in the United States (SEAMUS) held this year at the University of Iowa in Iowa City. Hinkle-Turner is the secretary of SEAMUS. She was also selected to the board of the Canadian Electroacoustic Community.