MICHAEL ALTEKRUSE, professor and chair of counseling, development and higher education, and graduate student LEAH BREW co-wrote "Using the Web for Distance Learning" in Cybercounseling, edited by J. Bloom and G. Walz, American, 2000. Altekruse was appointed chair of the American Counseling Association Professionalization Committee at the American Counseling Association annual conference in March in Washington,
D.C. DORIS R. COY, assistant professor of counseling, development and higher education, and MICHAEL ALTEKRUSE, professor and chair of counseling, development and higher education, were among the co-presenters of "School Counselors: Formatting the Future" at the American Counseling Association annual conference in March in Washington, D.C.
AL BAVON, assistant professor of public administration, was published in the Forum of the Association for Arid Land Studies, vol. 15, no. 1. His article is titled "The Impact of the Texas Motor Vehicle Inspection and Maintenance Program on Air Pollution."
BRUCE BOND, associate professor of English, was published in Chelsea, no. 67. His poem is titled "Two Rivers."
MICHAEL BRUNER, associate professor of communication studies, and F. MITCHELL LAND, associate professor of journalism, presented "Goals and Plans: Interpersonal Influence in a Binge-Drinking Scenario" and "Challenges and Opportunities in Focus Group Research in Academia" at the International Academy of Business Disciplines, March 30-April 2 in Las Vegas.
GAYE CHILDRESS, instructor in the Intensive English Language Institute, presented "Teaching English Vowel Sounds and Spelling Patterns" at the International Teaching English to Students of Other Languages conference, March 14-18 in Vancouver, Canada.
ALEX CHRESTOPOULOS, assistant professor of dance and theatre arts, is directing "Crazy For You," April 28-May 16 at the University of Nevada in Las Vegas.
KIM CRAWFORD, administrative assistant for the Center for Distributed Learning, presented "Show Me the Money: Distributed Learning Funding Opportunities" at the Texas Distance Learning Association conference, April 10 in San Antonio.
JOHN PAUL EDDY, professor of counseling, development and higher education, presented "How to Deal with Key Human Relations Issues as a Professional," April 26 at Flow Hospital in Denton and "America's Educational Opportunities in the 21st Century" at the AGR Educational Foundation Founders Day, April 29 in Bloomington, Minn.
HARRELL GILL-KING, director of the Laboratory of Human Identification and Forensic Anthropology, was the Gartner Honor Lecturer at Southern Methodist University, March 1-2 in Dallas.
TERESA GOLDEN, assistant professor of chemistry, presented "Electrochemical Behavior of Cis- and Trans CpRe(CO)2Br2," "Study of Catalytic Nitrobenzene Degradation," "New Synthesis Approach for Diamond-Like Carbon Films," "New Method for Multilayer Film Fabrication" and "Electrochemical Deposition of Cermets" at the Pittsburgh International Conference, March 12-17 in New Orleans. She also chaired the session "Electrochemistry I: Chemically Modified Electrodes." She was accompanied by five research assistants: students JUSTIN BRIGGLE, WEI HE, ANDREA HEDRICK, WENTONG LI and QI WANG.
PETE A.Y. GUNTER, Regents Professor of philosophy and religion studies, gave the talk "Grass Roots and Grounds for Hope: Saving Texas" at the Wild Basin Nature Sanctuary, April 1 in Austin.
JOHN HIPPLE, senior staff counselor and associate professor of counseling, development and higher education, presented "Musician's Health Issues" at the South by Southwest Music Conference, March 15-18 in Austin. His article, "Is There More to Stage Fright than Just Anxiety?" was published in the Brass Bulletin, no. 109.
DAVID HOLDEMAN, associate professor of English, was published in Papers of the Bibliographical Society of America, vol. 94, no. 1. He reviewed The Editorial Gaze: Mediating Texts in Literature and the Arts, edited by Paul Eggert and Margaret Sankey.
JAN HOLDEN, associate professor of counseling, development and higher education, accepted the Outstanding Program Award from the Association of Counselor Educators and Supervisors at the American Counseling Conference, March 23-24 in Washington, D.C.
STAN INGMAN, professor of applied gerontology and sociology and director of the Center for Public Service, has received the Hiram J. Friedsam Award for Distinguished Faculty Service from the School of Community Service. The award honors a UNT faculty member for contributions to the university and the Dallas-Fort Worth Metroplex.
IRMA JONES, director of NT Challenge, presented "Moving in the Spirit - The AA Experience Workshop" at the Tarrant County Council on Alcohol and Drug Abuse annual conference, March 16 in Fort Worth. She also received a grant from the Betty Ford Center in Rancho Mirage, Calif., to participate in its Professional in Residence Program, Jan. 25-29, 2000.
PAUL JONES, professor of chemistry, chaired the American Chemical Society Council Policy Committee Subcommittee on Nominations and represented the Dallas-Fort Worth section at the ACS Council meeting at the national meeting of the ACS, March 24-30 in San Francisco.
JENNY JOPLING, associate director, and JASON HOLMES, instructional consultant for the Center for Distributed Learning, presented "Orientation to Web-Based Courseware and WebCT," sponsored for faculty members at Texas Christian University by the Center for Teaching Excellence, Feb. 25 in Fort Worth.
TOMMIE LAWHON, professor of counseling, development and higher education, presented "Fathers and Father Absence Will Impact Children and Families in the Third Millennium" at the annual conference of the Texas Council on Family Relations, April 7 in Fort Worth. Lawhon also presented "Career: University Professor" for Girls Inc. of Dallas, April 13 in Dallas.
Several employees in the Office of Public Affairs and Information Services recently won awards at the annual southwest conference of the Council for Advancement and Support of Education. Silver award winners were NANCY LeMAY, director of marketing, and JENNIFER PEETE, marketing specialist, for publications writing, and KELLEY REESE, assistant director of news and information, for general feature writing. Winning bronze awards were REBECCA KENDALL, associate art director, for magazine design; ANGILEE WILKERSON, photographer, for color photography; and DIANA BRACKEN, graphic designer, KENN MOFFITT, computer support specialist; Kendall, LeMay and Peete, for the UNT System Center web site.
LEE MARTIN, assistant professor of English, was moderator of a roundtable discussion, "Realigning Boundaries: University Writing Communities in the New Century," at the Associated Writing Program annual conference, March 31 in Kansas City, Mo.
MARK H. MORTENSEN, assistant professor of technology and cognition, presented "Perceptions of Students Enrolled in an Electronic Correspondence Course in Computer Applications" and "Managing Unnecessary E-mail Correspondence" at the Association for Educational Communications Conference, Feb. 16-22 in Long Beach, Calif.
JON CHRISTOPHER NELSON, associate professor of music, has been published in The Csound Book, edited by Richard Boulanger, MIT Press, 2000. His chapter is titled "Wavetable Synthesis," his CD-ROM article is titled "Granular Strategies" and his program is titled "GrainMaker 2.0." Nelson was also recently elected president of the Society for Electro-Acoustic Music in the United States.
JEFFREY OXFORD, assistant professor of foreign languages and literatures, was published in Hispanofila, no. 128. He reviewed A Watch Over Mortality: The Philosophical Story of Julian Marias by Harold Raley.
DOMINO PEREZ, assistant professor of English, presented "Female Spirituality and the Formation of a Cooperative Community in Ana Castillo's So Far From God" at the annual Latin American Studies Conference (Salvation and Sovereignty: Church and State in the Americas), March 30-31 in Waco.
PATRICK PLUSCHT and JENNY JOPLING, associate directors, and KIM CRAWFORD, administrative assistant for the Center for Distributed Learning, presented a "Cooperative Institutional Agreement Workshop" at the Texas Distance Learning Association conference, April 12 in San Antonio.
BARBARA RODMAN, associate professor of English, participated in a panel discussion, "Realigning Boundaries: University Writing Communities in the New Century," at the Associated Writing Program annual conference, March 30-April 1 in Kansas City, Mo.
SAM SAULS, assistant professor of radio, television and film, published The Culture of American College Radio, Iowa State University Press, 2000.
PETER SHILLINGSBURG, visiting professor of English, was published in Papers of the Bibliographical Society of America, vol. 94, no. 1. He reviewed Literature and Artifacts by G. Thomas Tanselle.
HENRIETTA NICKELS SHIRK, associate professor of English, presented "Aldo Leopold's Sensuous Descriptions of Nature: A Sand County Almanac as a Rhetorical Model for Technical Descriptions" at the Conference of College Teachers of English annual meeting, March 2-3 in College Station. Shirk delivered a speech titled "Career Opportunities in Technical Communication" at the Sigma Tau Delta meeting at Texas Woman's University, March 23 in Denton.
ELIZABETH SPILLER, assistant professor of English, was published in Studies in English Literature, vol. 40, no. 1. Her article was titled "Poetic Parthenogenesis and Spenser's Idea of Creation in The Faerie Queene."
DONALD E. STAPLES, professor of radio, television and film, presented "The Thin Red Line - Reader vs. Spectator" at the Society for Cinema Studies conference, March 9 in Chicago.
RUTHANNE D. THOMAS, associate professor and chair of chemistry, presented "NMR Isn't Just for Organic Chemists Anymore" at the Department of Physical and Environmental Sciences at Tarleton State University, March 22 in Stephenville.
TANDRA TYLER-WOOD, assistant professor of technology and cognition, presented "Preparing Tomorrow's Teachers to Infuse Technology" at the International Conference for Technology in Teacher Education, Feb. 7-11 in San Diego.
BERNARD L. WEINSTEIN, professor of applied economics and director of the University Center for Economic Development and Research, joined Mayor Ron Kirk of Dallas to discuss "The State of the City" at the Greater Dallas Association of Realtors, March 30 in Dallas.
DAVID WIEDENFELD, assistant professor of chemistry, presented "Study of Electron Transfer Through Heavy Group 14 Atoms" and "Synthesis and Spectral Properties of Pyrenylperfluoroalkanes" at the national meeting of the American Chemical Society, March 25-30 in San Francisco.
EARL ZIMMERMAN, professor and chair of biological sciences, organized the annual meeting of the Southwestern Association of Naturalists, a three-day symposium April 20-22 in Denton. More than 350 scientists attended.
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The Campus Catalog, a joint venture of J.C. Penney Co. Inc and the School of Merchandising and Hospitality Management, is mentioned in an item about retail delivery options in the Business Bulletin of The Wall Street Journal April 27.
Applied behavior analysis and demand for the therapy is discussed by SHAHLA ALA'I-ROSALES, assistant professor and program director of behavior analysis, in the April 9 Fort Worth Star-Telegram.
DEBORAH ATKINS, director of research and development for the Velma E. Schmidt program in early childhood education, discusses newborns' preference for Bach over rock in the March 27 Fort Worth Star-Telegram.
JOHN BAEN, professor of finance, insurance, real estate and law, urged city planners and elected officials to work on projects to solve transportation problems at the Denton County Transportation Summit, according to the March 23 Dallas Morning News.
JOSEPH BANOWETZ, professor of music, comments on one of his students, child prodigy Albert Wong, in the April 16 Dallas Morning News.
The March 24 Chronicle of Higher Education features a review of Whispers From The Walls: The Art of Whitfield Lovell, an art exhibition that was organized by DIANA BLOCK, director of the University Art Gallery. Block also edited the exhibition catalog.
ANSHEL BRUSILOW, Regents Professor of music, discusses the appeal of suburban orchestras in the April 16 Dallas Morning News.
JOHN BAIRD CALLICOTT, professor of philosophy and religion studies and president of the International Society for Environmental Ethics, and TEDDY COE, COPA/PDI Professor of accounting and director of the Institute of Petroleum Accounting, discuss Gas Out, an appeal for drivers to protest record-breaking gasoline prices by avoiding the pumps, in the March 26 Fort Worth Star-Telegram.
The selling of lecture notes for distribution on the World Wide Web is discussed by GLORIA COX, associate professor of political science, FRANK FEIGERT, Regents Professor of political science, and CAROL SIMPSON, assistant professor of library and information sciences, in the April 5 Fort Worth Star-Telegram.
DEE KNIGHT, lecturer in merchandising and hospitality management and Campus Catalog adviser, discusses the new J.C. Penney catalog center on campus in the March 21 Fort Worth Star-Telegram.
KEN LAVENDER, curator of the Rare Book and Texana collections, discusses the intricacies of Victorian bookbinding in the April 16 Denton Record-Chronicle and comments about the works in the Victorian bookbinding exhibit at the Rare Book Room.
DON STAPLES, professor of radio, television and film, known for his 85 percent accuracy rate on picking the winners for the Academy Awards, gives his predictions and discusses his ability to pick the winners in the March 5 Fort Worth Star-Telegram.
RICHARD BYRD, administrative assistant for the Oral History Program, died March 23 in Denton. He was employed by the university since 1994.
CORLIS MARIE HURT, accountant for purchasing and payment services, died March 15 in Denton. She was employed by the university since 1989.
MARTIN MAILMAN, 67, Regents Professor of music and longtime composer-in-residence, died April 18 at his home in Denton.
Mailman attended the U.S. Naval School of Music before earning his bachelor's, master's and doctoral degrees from the Eastman School of Music at the University of Rochester in New York.
He was a composer-in-residence and professor of music at East Carolina College from 1961 until 1966, when he moved to Denton. Acclaimed for both his music and his teaching, he won the Queen Marie-Jose Prize for Composition in 1982 and was named Teacher of the Year by the Texas Music Teachers Association in 1989. He was a member of several professional organizations including Phi Mu Alpha; Pi Kappa Lambda; and the American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers.
Survivors include his wife, Mary Nan Mailman of Denton; one son, Matthew Mailman of Oklahoma City; one daughter, Martha Akers of Weatherford; one sister, Bunny Harvey of Providence, R.I.; two stepbrothers, David Harvey of New York and Jimmy Harvey of Seattle; his stepparents, Alan and Nenette Harvey of Seattle; and two grandchildren.
Services were held at St. Barnabas Episcopal Church.