EDRA BOGLE, associate professor of English, presented "Queer Theory and Science Fiction" at the annual conference of the Science Fiction Research Association, June 28-July 2 in Cleveland, Ohio.
TIMOTHY BUNGUM, assistant professor of kinesiology, health promotion and recreation, presented "Parental Motivation for Supporting Their Children's Involvement in a Private Gymnastic Program" at the annual meeting of the American College of Sports Medicine, May 31-June 4 in Indianapolis.
ALEX CHRESTOPOULOS, assistant professor of dance and theatre arts, was a reviewer for the book Developing a Personal Performance Process for Harcourt Brace. The book publishes this month.
JAMES DUBAN, professor of English and director of the Office of Postgraduate Fellowships, is a founding board member of the National Association of Fellowships Advisors. Duban also was recognized by the Denton-South Rotary Club June 27 in Denton for extensively promoting the Rotary Ambassadorial Scholarship at UNT.
MARY L. FINLEY, University Union marketing coordinator, was published in the Association of College Unions International Union Wire, June 2000. The article is titled "North Texas Union Adds J.C. Penney Store."
NOREEN GOGGIN, associate professor of kinesiology, health promotion and recreation, presented "Strength and Balance Training Effects on Postural Control in Older Adults" at the North American Society for the Psychology of Sport and Physical Activity conference, June 7-11 in San Diego.
PETE A.Y. GUNTER, Regents professor of philosophy and religion studies, has been appointed to the editorial board of a new journal, The European Journal of Process Thought, which will be published in Brussels.
HENRY L. HARRIS, assistant professor of counseling, development and higher education, presented "Helping School Counselors Understand the Interracial Family in Today's Multicultural Society" at the American School Counselor Association national conference, June 22-28 in Cherry Hill, N.J.
ALLEN JACKSON, Regents Professor of kinesiology, health promotion and recreation, presented "Teaching Physical Activity and Health on the Internet" at the annual meeting of the American College of Sports Medicine, May 30-June 4 in Indianapolis.
LINDSAY KEFFER, University Union associate director, was elected for a third term as vice president of the board of directors for the Texas Higher Education Authority.
TOMMIE LAWHON, professor of counseling, development and higher education, presented "Single Parenting/Grandparenting Studies: Developing Effective Parenting/Grandparenting Skills" at the 41st International Convention of Parents Without Partners, July 6 in Fort Worth.
LEE MARTIN, assistant professor of English, was awarded a $4,000 Fellowship in Creative Nonfiction by the Texas Commission on the Arts in May.
JEFFREY OXFORD, assistant professor of foreign languages and literatures, was published in the South Central Review, vol. 17, no. 2. His article is a review of The Black Butterfly: Concepts of Spanish Romanticism. Oxford was also published in Hispania, vol. 83, no. 2. He reviewed Espejos Naturalistas: Ideología y Representación en la Novela Argentina (1884-1919).
ALEX PETTIT, associate professor of English, co-edited with graduate student MARGO COLLINS a special issue of Studies in the Literary Imagination, vol. 32, no. 2, and published an essay in that issue titled "Promises and Perils of the Anticanon." Pettit reviewed an essay titled "Paradigms, Periods and Media" in TEXT, no. 12, spring 2000.
RUDY RAY SEWARD, professor of sociology, presented a paper titled "Parental Leave as an Effort to Accommodate Employed Parents and Involve Fathers in Child Care in Sweden and the United States" at the International Sociological Association's Research Committee on Family Research XXXVII Seminar, June 20-23 in Uppsala, Sweden. He co-wrote the paper with DALE E. YEATTS, associate professor and chair of the Department of Sociology, and graduate student LISA ZOTTARELLI.
BRENDA SIMS, associate professor of English, presented "Technical Communication Education: Striking a Balance Between Pragmatics and Theory" and co-presented "Breaking the Mold: Creating a Partnership Between the Academy and Industry" at Forum 2000 for the Society for Technical Communication, the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers, the International Society for Technical Communication, and TEKOM, June 12-14 in London.
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MARY L. FINLEY, University Union marketing coordinator, has been elected for a two-year term as vice president of the board of directors for AIDS Services of North Texas.
JOHN BAEN, professor of finance, insurance, real estate and law, discusses the financial burdens created by vacated retail buildings in a July 10 Fort Worth Star-Telegram article.
Helping students of color gain access to higher education is discussed by GLORIA BAHAMON, director of multicultural affairs, in the July 12 La Fuente.
PATRICIA CUKOR-AVILA, assistant professor of English, was featured on KRLD-AM July 10. Cukor-Avila discussed research on U.S. regional accents that she conducted with DIANNE MARKLEY, director of Cooperative Education.
BONITA JACOBS, vice president of student development, offers tips on making the most of the college experience in the July 16 Fort Worth Star-Telegram.
The conduct of a Fort Worth police officer who was fired for his involvement in a hogtying incident that led to a suspect's death is discussed by WILLIAM McKEE, professor of applied economics, in the July 8 Dallas Morning News.
The paralegal certificate program offered by the Professional Development Institute is the focus of a July 16 Fort Worth Star-Telegram article.
RUDY RAY SEWARD, professor of sociology, was interviewed by Sveriges Radio (National Swedish Radio) on June 22 by journalist Urban Björstadius concerning his research on parental leave in Sweden and the United States.
The leadership competency assessment study being performed by UNT's Center for Interdisciplinary Research and Analysis is discussed by TODD SHERRON, manager of the center, in the July 6 Dallas Morning News.
BERNARD WEINSTEIN, professor of applied economics, and TERRY CLOWER, assistant professor of applied economics, are the co-authors of a July 7 Houston Chronicle article on gas prices. Weinstein and Clower are director and associate director of the University Center for Economic Development and Research, respectively. Weinstein also discusses the effects of higher interest rates on Dallas-Fort Worth area home sales in the July 11 Dallas Morning News, and he discusses the real estate boom in Texas in the July 16 Fort Worth Star-Telegram.
See a full listing of events at www.unt.edu/events
Benefits Fair: Summer Enrollment for Insurance and TexFlex, 11 a.m.-3 p.m. Aug. 8, Golden Eagle Suite, University Union.
U.S. Air Force Jazz Band, 7:30 p.m. Aug. 10, Winspear Performance Hall. Concert is free but tickets are required. 369-7802.
Summer II Final Exams, Aug. 11.
Summer Commencement, 12:30 p.m. Aug. 12, with ceremonies at 2:30 and 4:30 p.m., UNT Coliseum.
Sunday Fun Day, 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Aug. 20. UNT community helps new freshmen move into the residence halls. 565-2897.