February 2012

Posted Feb. 29

John B. Jackson, Center for Entrepreneurship, will present “Marketing in the New Normal” at the March 2-6 CAMEX (Campus Market Expo) 2012 sponsored by the National Association of College Stores, in Salt Lake City.

Feb. 28

Lisa D. Kirtman, Elementary and Bilingual Education, was appointed to a one-semester term as acting chair of Reading, effective Jan. 19.

Feb. 27

Doug Eernisse, Biological Science, presented “Cryptic Species Diversity in the Marine Pulmonate Limpets Subgenus Siphonaria (Heterosiphonaria) in the Vicinity of the Gulf of California" at the January meeting of the Society of Integrative Comparative Biology in Charleston, S.C.

Raman M. Unnikrishnan
, dean of the College of Engineering and Computer Science, has been selected to serve a one- to two-year term as advisory board chair for the Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineers, Orange County section. As chair, Unnikrishnan will help the executive committee of IEEE OC to provide a broad spectrum of member programs. The IEEE is the leading organization for the advancement of technology and the Orange County section serves more than 3,400 members.

Feb. 24

Elahe Amani, Student Affairs, will present “Technology for Social Good of Indigenous Women & Women in the Global South” Feb. 28 before the United Nations Commission on the Status of Women/Parallel sessions. Last year, Amani presented “Winning Strategies III: Technology Tools for Next Generation Organizing for Women’s Equality” to the same commission.

Feb. 21
James L. Rodriguez
, Child and Adolescent Studies, was program co-chair of the Feb. 9-11 Society for Research in Child Development national conference “Positive Development of Minority Children” in Tampa.

Belinda D. Karge, Special Education, will receive the Association for Childhood Education International Outstanding Member Service Award March 29 at the Global Summit on Childhood in Washington, D.C. The award recognizes outstanding contributions made to the association, including raising the group’s profile or through significant activities that reflect a commitment to the mission, vision and guiding principles of ACEI.

Ding-Jo H. Currie, Educational Leadership, will be honored with the Educational Leadership Award from the African American Male Educational Network and Development organization at its March 8 scholarship awards dinner, part of the annual conference, “Our Defining Moment – Courage Under Fire: A Look at African American Male Success in Community Colleges,” in Los Angeles. Currie, Dawn Person and Jerome Hunter, also Educational Leadership, are conference presenters.

Feb. 17
Graduate student Erick Morales was awarded the Crellin Pauling Student Teaching Award, which recognizes an outstanding CSU student teaching in a biotechnology-related program. As part of the CSU statewide competition, Erick — who works in the lab of Madeline E. Rasche, Chemistry and Biochemistry — submitted an essay, “Our Civic Duty as Scientists.”

Feb. 16
Kandy Mink Salas
, Student Affairs, will discuss “Santa Ana ¡Adelante!” at the March 8-10 American Association for Hispanics in Higher Education meeting in Costa Mesa. Joining her will be Sara Lundquist, vice president of student services at Santa Ana College, and Stephanie Reyes-Tuccio, executive director of the Center for Educational Partnerships at UC Irvine.

Stephen J. Stambough, Political Science, was appointed to a one-year appointment as chair of the Division of Politics, Administration and Justice effective Feb. 6.

Feb. 13
Tom Shigenaka
was awarded the title storekeeper emeritus in recognition of 29 years of service in Physical Plant. Shigenaka joined the campus in 1982, first as a laborer and then a stock clerk, and in 1989, storekeeper over the Material Control Center.

Christopher Meyer, Chemistry and Biochemistry, gave a seminar on “Structure-Function Studies of Diverse Forms of ADPGlucose Pyrophosphorylase” at the November meeting of the Orange County American Chemical Society in Santa Ana.

Isaac Salazar has been named head strength and condition coach in athletics effective Feb. 13. A CSUF graduate (M.S. kinesiology ’09) who served as a graduate assistant coach from 2007-09, Salazar rejoins the university after serving at Boras Sports Training Institute in Newport Beach.

Feb. 8
In Memoriam — Rodger D. Vaughan
, emeritus professor of music, died at his home in January. The former faculty member, who had served the campus community for more than 30 years, was 79 years old. In addition to teaching, Vaughan was also a renowned composer, from “Concert Piece No. 1 for Tuba and Piano,” created in 1959, to “Riverwest” (1989), “Petite and Powerful” (1991) and “Scherzo alla Marcia,” which was performed on campus in 1992. He co-produced the first West Coast Octubafest at Cal State Fullerton in 1975 and created more than 50 arrangements for the professional tuba quartet, the Tubadours. Vaughan performed with the Wichita Symphony and Wichita Symphony Brass Quintet, Orange County Symphony and West Coast Brass Ensemble, as well as the U.S. Army Band, and taught not only at Cal State Fullerton, but also the University of Witchita, where he earned his master of music; USC and Upland College. He is survived by his son, Ed; daughter, Judy Vaughan; granddaughter Christina Vaughan; niece, Lynn Ross; and nephew, George Ross. UPDATE MARCH 29: A graveside service will be held at 1 p.m. Saturday, March 31, at Highland Cemetery in Winfield, Kan. Cards to the family can be sent to: P.O. Box 2791, Laguna Hills, CA 92654.

Feb. 7
Yosef Sherif has been awarded the title of emeritus professor of information systems and decision sciences. A member of the campus community since 1986, Sherif died Jan. 10 of complications from lung cancer.

Feb. 3
Phil Janowicz, Chemistry and Biochemistry, is the recipient of the 2011 Sony Electronics Faculty Award for Innovative Teaching with Technology. The California State University award, presented to four professors of all ranks and all disciplines each year, recognizes faculty members in their early careers for current and potential innovative use of technology in delivering quality and affordable education to students. Janowicz joined the university in 2010.

Margaret Kidd, Mathematics made presentations on “Model This For Me!” with Candice Harrington of Capistrano Valley High School, and “Modeling Is Mathematics” with Bruce of Redlands and Xuhui Li of Cal State Long Beach, at the Nov. 4 California Mathematics Conference-South in Palm Springs.

Barbara Stone, emeritus Political Science, addressed the San Gorgonio Pass Republican Women Jan. 25.

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