IN THIS ISSUE
• Dailey-Hebert authors article on role of emotions in virtual education
• Klasing appointed president of MoCDA
• Al Rahahleh presents at conference
• Faculty present paper at technology conference
• Wood to serve ACE Women's Network
• Biology Club cleans highway near Parkville Campus
• Inaugural Freshmen First Day planned
• Green tip of the day
• Upcoming events
Dailey-Hebert authors article on role of emotions in virtual education
|Dr. Amber Dailey-Hebert|
An article written by Amber Dailey-Hebert, Ph.D., associate professor of adult education, has been published in The Internet and Higher Education journal. The paper, "The Role of Emotions and Task Significance in Virtual Education," analyzes the role of emotions in a virtual world through students' level of enjoyment and boredom and their influence on students' achievement level. The virtual world was an educational tool used to fully immerse students in the content of the course. In addition to supporting prior research on the importance of task value on academic enjoyment, the current research provides a new perspective on the relationship between academic emotions and academic success, particularly for virtual worlds. Read the abstract at www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S1096751612000231.
Klasing appointed president of MoCDA
Traci Klasing, assistant director and internship coordinator of Park University's Career Development Center, has been elected president of the Missouri Career Development Association for 2012-13. Klasing previously served as president-elect and membership chair for MoCDA. While president-elect in 2011-12, MoCDA was awarded the outstanding state chapter of the year award given by the National Career Development Association. MoCDA inspires and empowers the achievement of career and life goals by providing professional development, resources, standards, scientific research and advocacy among career development practitioners from business/industry, elementary/secondary schools, colleges, public and private agencies and private practices.
Al Rahahleh presents at conference
|Dr. Naseem Al Rahahleh|
Naseem Al Rahahleh, Ph.D., assistant professor of finance, presented a paper at the Eastern Finance Association 2012 Annual Meeting in Boston, April 11-14. The paper, "Analyzing the Role of Trading Characteristics on Information Share: The Case of Crude Oil Futures Traded in New York Mercantile Exchange (NYMEX) and Intercontinental Exchange (ICE)," estimates the relative contributions to oil futures price discovery process by two major exchanges, NYMEX and ICE, using trade-by-trade data in 2008. The study also empirically analyzes the effects of trading characteristics including trading volume, trade size and bid-ask spread on relative information share. Al Rahahleh also discussed the paper, "Price Discovery in Emerging Markets during the Global Financial Crisis," at the conference.
|Dr. Cathy Taylor|
|Dr. Walter Stallings|
|Dr. Henry Roehrich|
Faculty present paper at technology conference
|Dr. Jutta Pegues|
Jutta Pegues, Ph.D., assistant professor of history and online academic director; Henry Roehrich, Ph.D., assistant professor of marketing/management; Walton (Dees) Stallings, Ph.D., assistant professor of English and modern languages; and Cathy Taylor, J.D., assistant professor of management, presented a paper at the 17th annual Technology, Colleges and Community Worldwide Online Conference on April 18. The paper, "Does Anyone Know What We're Doing?: Identifying and Solving Communication Problems in Virtual Academic Workgroups," described the challenges when co-workers are geographically separated and communication becomes confused. The panel identified the challenges and offered solutions to the issues facing academic work groups with colleagues at a distance.
Wood to serve ACE Women's Network
|Dr. Jane Wood|
Jane Wood, Ph.D., dean of Park University's College of Liberal Arts and Sciences, has been invited to serve as one of two state coordinators for the American Council on Education Women's Network. The state coordinators lead the efforts of the ACE Women’s Network, a national grassroots network of state organizations for women in higher education. State coordinators organize state planning committees that sponsor programs to identify qualified women leaders, develop their leadership in a variety of ways, advance them into administrative positions in higher education and assist them with staying power.
Biology Club cleans highway near Parkville Campus
On April 27, members of the Park University Biology Club conducted spring highway cleanup of a half-mile of Missouri Highway 9 near the University's Parkville Campus. The group collected 12 bags of trash and four bags of recyclable items. The group, led by James Taulman, Ph.D., assistant professor of biology, included students (from left in adjacent photo) Jennifer Cordell, Samantha Schnittger, Renu Tamang, Nikol Fayzieva (holding a credit card she discovered and offered to return to the bank), Faith Stemmler, Michael Tounzen, Donna Gallman, David Uychiat, Rachel Stagg and Jesse Graham. The club does fall and spring cleanups of this half-mile under an agreement with the Missouri Department of Transportation.
Inaugural Freshmen First Day planned
The Office of Admissions is excited to announce a new event intended for the Fall 2012 freshman class. Mark your calendars for Freshmen First Day on Friday, June 22, on the University's Parkville Campus. This new event will give Park the opportunity to welcome the incoming freshman class to campus. Every incoming freshman will be asked to attend, and students will have the opportunity to meet their future classmates, faculty and staff. They also will be able to enroll in classes, complete required forms, finalize meal plans, see assigned residence hall rooms, get a parking sticker, meet with Student Financial Services and confirm classes. For many students, this day will be their first memory as a Park student, and it will give them an opportunity to connect with the campus before orientation. Freshmen First Day is hosted by the Admissions, Student Life and Enrollment Services offices, and other departments and individuals also will be asked to participate.
Green tip of the day
Summer is here, so these tips are about how to green your days at a theme park where you can have your fun and still be nice to the planet!
• Skip the souvenirs -- Rather than buying toys and souvenirs for the kids that they'll outgrow in no time, take lots of pictures instead. They last longer and have intrinsic value that everyone can enjoy. Have some forgotten toys from previous park visits? Donate them to a local charity.
• Bring your own goodies -- If the park allows it, bring your own food. It’ll be healthier and cheaper, and you can use up less packaging. If you simply can’t resist the appeal of theme park food, bring your own reusable utensils and water bottle so you can reduce the amount of waste you throw away throughout the day.
• Use a theme-park app -- Save time and paper by downloading a theme park app. Many work with the GPS function on your phone to show your location, what’s nearby and wait times at lines. No need to carry around crumpled-up paper maps that get tossed into the trash at the end of the day.
For more information and additional tips to lead a "green life," visit http://sierraclub.typepad.com/greenlife.
• Through July 31 -- Titanic Centennial Exhibit, McAfee Memorial Library
• May 17-25 -- Lindsey Beem Senior Art Exhibit, Campanella Gallery
• May 17 -- Hanscom Air Force Base (Mass.) Campus Center Commencement, 2:30 p.m., Minuteman Club Ballroom
• May 18 -- Goodfellow Air Force Base (Texas) Campus Center Commencement, 3 p.m., Base Theater
• May 18 -- Austin (Texas) Campus Center Commencement, 7 p.m., Great Hills Baptist Church
• May 21 -- Whiteman Air Force Base (Mo.) Campus Center Commencement, 6 p.m., Mission's End
• May 23 -- F.E. Warren Air Force Base (Wyo.) Campus Center Commencement, 6 p.m., Base Theater
• May 19 -- Campus Tour, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., Norrington Center
• May 25 -- Maymester ends (Kansas City area)
• May 26 -- Hill Air Force Base (Utah) Campus Center Commencement, 11 a.m., Northridge High School, Layton, Utah
• May 27-June 1 -- Laura Korenak Senior Art Exhibit, Campanella Gallery (Reception: May 27, 2-4 p.m.)
• May 28 -- Memorial Day (Kansas City area offices closed)
• May 29 -- Beaufort (S.C) Marine Corps Air Station Campus Center Commencement, 2:30 p.m., Lyceum, Parris Island, S.C.
• May 30 -- Barstow Marine Corps Logistics Base (Calif.) Campus Center/Fort Irwin (Calif.) Campus Center Commencement, 7 p.m., Fort Irwin Post Chapel
• May 31 -- Cherry Point Marine Corps Air Station (S.C.) Campus Center Commencement, 10 a.m., Station Theater
• June 1 -- Naval Support Activity Mid-South Millington (Tenn.) Campus Center Commencement, 6:30 p.m., Mid-South Conference Center
• June 1 -- Minot (N.D.) Air Force Base Campus Center Commencement, 6:30 p.m., Jimmy Doolittle Center
• June 4 -- Summer Session, Junemester classes begin (Kansas City area and campus centers across the country)
• June 4-July 14 -- Susan Grace Art Exhibit, Campanella Gallery
• June 7 -- Mountain Home (Idaho) Air Force Base Campus Center Commencement, 3 p.m., Community Activity Center
• June 8 -- Little Rock (Ark.) Air Force Base Campus Center Commencement, 6:30 p.m., Jacksonville Community Center
• June 9 -- Moody Air Force Base (Ga.) Campus Center Commencement, 10 a.m., Moody AFB Chapel
• June 10-15 -- Park School of Business Summer Business Academy (Parkville Campus)
• June 14 -- Laughlin Air Force Base (Texas) Campus Center Commencement, 1:30 p.m., Club XL
• June 15 -- Malmstrom Air Force Base (Mont.) Campus Center Commencement, 1 p.m., Base Auditorium
• June 15 -- Fort Bliss (Texas) Campus Center Commencement, 7 p.m., El Paso Convention and Performing Arts Center
• June 21 -- Tinker Air Force Base Campus Center Commencement, 3 p.m., Tinker AFB Combined Club
• June 22 -- Davis-Monthan Air Force Base Campus Center Commencement, 2 p.m., Doubletree Hotel at Reid Park, Tucson, Ariz.
• June 22 -- Scott Air Force Base Campus Center Commencement, 7 p.m., The Regency Conference Center, O’Fallon, Ill.
• June 23 -- Luke Air Force Base Campus Center Commencement, 10:30 a.m., Club Five Six
• June 23 -- Charleston Air Force Base Campus Center Commencement, 11 a.m., Charleston Club
• June 23 -- Lackland Air Force Base Campus Center / Randolph Air Force Base Campus Center Commencement, 1 p.m., Lackland AFB Bob Hope Theater
• July 1 -- Junemester ends (Kansas City area)
• July 4 -- Independence Day (Kansas City area offices closed and no Parkville Daytime classes)
• July 9 -- Julymester classes begin (Kansas City area)
• July 16-August 31 -- Nancy Marshall Art Exhibit, Campanella Gallery
Note: To view a comprehensive schedule for all events, including athletics, visit www.park.edu/calendar/parkville.html.