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January 2014

  • December graduate Heather Petty presented a poster titled “Suppression of abnormally overexpressed claudin-3 protein decreases motility of MCF-7 breast cancer cells” at the San Antonio Breast Cancer Symposium held Dec. 10-14. The symposium, which is sponsored by the American Association for Cancer Research, is the largest international meeting devoted to breast cancer.

  • Senior Lindsay Jakszta was named to the National Soccer Coaches Association of America Women’s All-Scholar Region Team. Read more here.

  • Southwestern senior Cameron Button competed in the Patriot All-America Invitational golf tournament, which was held Dec. 27-31 at the Wigwam Golf Resort in Arizona. Button was the first Southwestern golfer to earn a spot at the tournament, which features top collegiate golfers from all divisions. Read more here.

December 2013

  • Seniors Matthew Nickell, Daniel Poole and Steven Resnik and were named to the NCAA Division III Men’s All-West Region Soccer Team. Read more here.

  • Three members of the football team were named to the SCAC’s 2013 All-Conference Football Team. Justin Broussard and Tyler Frisby were named to the defensive team and Matt Gillen was named to the offensive team. Five other members of the team made honorable mention. Read more here.

  • Junior Robert Lehr and senior Phuong-Hieu Nguyen both moderated panels at the Kemper Scholars Conference in Chicago August 6-7. Lehr moderated a panel on nonprofit internships in Chicago and Nguyen moderated a panel on securing post-junior year internships.

  • Sophomore environmental studies major Adrienne Dodd has been accepted to participate in the Critical Language Program sponsored by the U.S. State Department in China this summer.

  • Senior Megan Robinson also be participating in the ASA 2013 Honors Program after winning second place in the 2013 competition for best undergraduate paper sponsored by Alpha Kappa Delta, the international honorary association in sociology. Robinson won the award for her paper titled “I’m Feeding the World Tonight: The Impact of Moral Identity Standards on Mobile Loaves and Fishes Homeless Outreach Ministry,” which was written under the direction of Maria Lowe, professor of sociology.

  • Juniors Susana Contreras and Nathan Tuttle have been chosen to participate in the American Sociological Association’s 2013 Honors Program. The program selects “exceptional sociology students from throughout the country and the world” to participate in the American Sociological Association’s annual meeting, attend receptions, and develop long-lasting professional networks. This year’s meeting will be held Aug. 10-13 in New York City. Contreras will present a paper titled “Silencing and Celebrating: How Professors React to the Personal Experiences of Students of Color,” which was written under the direction of Sandi Nenga, associate professor of sociology. Tuttle will present a paper titled “Attitudes Toward Immigrant Workers in the United States and Argentina,” which was written under the direction of Reggie Byron, assistant professor of sociology.

  • Junior Chelsea Leeder was the only SCAC player to earn a spot on the D3hoops.com All-Region First Team for the South Region. Read more here.

  • Political science major Ben Bracher is presenting a paper based on his honors thesis at the annual meeting of the Southwest Political Science Conference in New Orleans March 27-30. The title of his paper is “The Economic Rise of Japan and China: is China following in Japan’s footsteps?”

  • Senior Kira McEntire tied for first place in the undergraduate competition for best oral presentation at the 116th Annual Meeting of the Texas Academy of Science held in Kerrville Feb. 28-March 2. McEntire won the award for her presentation titled “Nocturnal or diurnal? Day and night activity patterns of the Georgetown Salamander (Eurycea naufragia).” The presentation was based on research conducted with Ben Pierce, professor of biology.

  • Priscilla Hernandez, a senior and current Sumners Scholarship recipient, has received an additional $8,000 scholarship to participate in an internship program in Washington this summer. Hernandez plans to participate in the Institute on Philanthropy and Voluntary Service sponsored by the Fund for American Studies.

  • Sophomores Anne BransfordLauren GiesekeLucero Pina and Jay Scheinman have been selected to receive Hatton W. Sumners Scholarships beginning in the fall of 2013. The scholarships, which are awarded by the Hatton W. Sumners Foundation of Dallas, are for $5,000 per semester, or $10,000 per year. Read more here.

  • Kinesiology majors Katelyn BartellJames CharlesKatherine ForesterSarah NonakaLyndsey Resnik,Daniella Rodriguez and Kara Solomon presented their capstone research at the 2013 Annual Meeting of the Texas Chapter of the American College of Sports Medicine held Feb. 28-March 1 in Austin. Bartell won third place in the undergraduate competition for her presentation titled “”and Statistical Effects of Changing the Three-Point Line in Division III Women’s Basketball.” Bartell also was recognized as TACSM’s 2013 Undergraduate Scholar, the highest honor for undergraduates in the chapter. Bartell is the second Southwestern student to receive this award. April Long also received the award in 2007.

  • Senior Kira McEntire will have a ceramic piece titled “Diatom Vase” on display at the Art of the Republic of Science exhibition, which is being held in conjunction with the annual meeting of the Texas Academy of Science at Schreiner University Feb. 28-March 2. McEntire is a biology and environmental studies major and is minoring in art.

  • Senior mathematics major Yvette Niyomugaba won an Outstanding Presentation Award for the poster she presented at the Undergraduate Poster Session of the Joint Mathematics Meetings held Jan. 9-12 in San Diego. Her poster presentation, titled “Recycling toward a Better Earth through Math,” resulted from her ongoing honors project in mathematics, which she is doing under the direction of Therese Shelton, associate professor of mathematics. The work began in summer 2012 as a faculty-student collaborative research project. 

November 2013

  • Junior Robert Lehr and senior Phuong-Hieu Nguyen both moderated panels at the Kemper Scholars Conference in Chicago August 6-7. Lehr moderated a panel on nonprofit internships in Chicago and Nguyen moderated a panel on securing post-junior year internships.

  • Sophomore environmental studies major Adrienne Dodd has been accepted to participate in the Critical Language Program sponsored by the U.S. State Department in China this summer.

  • Senior Megan Robinson also be participating in the ASA 2013 Honors Program after winning second place in the 2013 competition for best undergraduate paper sponsored by Alpha Kappa Delta, the international honorary association in sociology. Robinson won the award for her paper titled “I’m Feeding the World Tonight: The Impact of Moral Identity Standards on Mobile Loaves and Fishes Homeless Outreach Ministry,” which was written under the direction of Maria Lowe, professor of sociology.

  • Juniors Susana Contreras and Nathan Tuttle have been chosen to participate in the American Sociological Association’s 2013 Honors Program. The program selects “exceptional sociology students from throughout the country and the world” to participate in the American Sociological Association’s annual meeting, attend receptions, and develop long-lasting professional networks. This year’s meeting will be held Aug. 10-13 in New York City. Contreras will present a paper titled “Silencing and Celebrating: How Professors React to the Personal Experiences of Students of Color,” which was written under the direction of Sandi Nenga, associate professor of sociology. Tuttle will present a paper titled “Attitudes Toward Immigrant Workers in the United States and Argentina,” which was written under the direction of Reggie Byron, assistant professor of sociology.

  • Junior Chelsea Leeder was the only SCAC player to earn a spot on the D3hoops.com All-Region First Team for the South Region. Read more here.

  • Political science major Ben Bracher is presenting a paper based on his honors thesis at the annual meeting of the Southwest Political Science Conference in New Orleans March 27-30. The title of his paper is “The Economic Rise of Japan and China: is China following in Japan’s footsteps?”

  • Senior Kira McEntire tied for first place in the undergraduate competition for best oral presentation at the 116th Annual Meeting of the Texas Academy of Science held in Kerrville Feb. 28-March 2. McEntire won the award for her presentation titled “Nocturnal or diurnal? Day and night activity patterns of the Georgetown Salamander (Eurycea naufragia).” The presentation was based on research conducted with Ben Pierce, professor of biology.

  • Priscilla Hernandez, a senior and current Sumners Scholarship recipient, has received an additional $8,000 scholarship to participate in an internship program in Washington this summer. Hernandez plans to participate in the Institute on Philanthropy and Voluntary Service sponsored by the Fund for American Studies.

  • Sophomores Anne BransfordLauren GiesekeLucero Pina and Jay Scheinman have been selected to receive Hatton W. Sumners Scholarships beginning in the fall of 2013. The scholarships, which are awarded by the Hatton W. Sumners Foundation of Dallas, are for $5,000 per semester, or $10,000 per year. Read more here.

  • Kinesiology majors Katelyn BartellJames CharlesKatherine ForesterSarah NonakaLyndsey Resnik,Daniella Rodriguez and Kara Solomon presented their capstone research at the 2013 Annual Meeting of the Texas Chapter of the American College of Sports Medicine held Feb. 28-March 1 in Austin. Bartell won third place in the undergraduate competition for her presentation titled “”and Statistical Effects of Changing the Three-Point Line in Division III Women’s Basketball.” Bartell also was recognized as TACSM’s 2013 Undergraduate Scholar, the highest honor for undergraduates in the chapter. Bartell is the second Southwestern student to receive this award. April Long also received the award in 2007.

  • Senior Kira McEntire will have a ceramic piece titled “Diatom Vase” on display at the Art of the Republic of Science exhibition, which is being held in conjunction with the annual meeting of the Texas Academy of Science at Schreiner University Feb. 28-March 2. McEntire is a biology and environmental studies major and is minoring in art.

  • Senior mathematics major Yvette Niyomugaba won an Outstanding Presentation Award for the poster she presented at the Undergraduate Poster Session of the Joint Mathematics Meetings held Jan. 9-12 in San Diego. Her poster presentation, titled “Recycling toward a Better Earth through Math,” resulted from her ongoing honors project in mathematics, which she is doing under the direction of Therese Shelton, associate professor of mathematics. The work began in summer 2012 as a faculty-student collaborative research project. 

October 2013

  • Junior Robert Lehr and senior Phuong-Hieu Nguyen both moderated panels at the Kemper Scholars Conference in Chicago August 6-7. Lehr moderated a panel on nonprofit internships in Chicago and Nguyen moderated a panel on securing post-junior year internships.

  • Sophomore environmental studies major Adrienne Dodd has been accepted to participate in the Critical Language Program sponsored by the U.S. State Department in China this summer.

  • Senior Megan Robinson also be participating in the ASA 2013 Honors Program after winning second place in the 2013 competition for best undergraduate paper sponsored by Alpha Kappa Delta, the international honorary association in sociology. Robinson won the award for her paper titled “I’m Feeding the World Tonight: The Impact of Moral Identity Standards on Mobile Loaves and Fishes Homeless Outreach Ministry,” which was written under the direction of Maria Lowe, professor of sociology.

  • Juniors Susana Contreras and Nathan Tuttle have been chosen to participate in the American Sociological Association’s 2013 Honors Program. The program selects “exceptional sociology students from throughout the country and the world” to participate in the American Sociological Association’s annual meeting, attend receptions, and develop long-lasting professional networks. This year’s meeting will be held Aug. 10-13 in New York City. Contreras will present a paper titled “Silencing and Celebrating: How Professors React to the Personal Experiences of Students of Color,” which was written under the direction of Sandi Nenga, associate professor of sociology. Tuttle will present a paper titled “Attitudes Toward Immigrant Workers in the United States and Argentina,” which was written under the direction of Reggie Byron, assistant professor of sociology.

  • Junior Chelsea Leeder was the only SCAC player to earn a spot on the D3hoops.com All-Region First Team for the South Region. Read more here.

  • Political science major Ben Bracher is presenting a paper based on his honors thesis at the annual meeting of the Southwest Political Science Conference in New Orleans March 27-30. The title of his paper is “The Economic Rise of Japan and China: is China following in Japan’s footsteps?”

  • Senior Kira McEntire tied for first place in the undergraduate competition for best oral presentation at the 116th Annual Meeting of the Texas Academy of Science held in Kerrville Feb. 28-March 2. McEntire won the award for her presentation titled “Nocturnal or diurnal? Day and night activity patterns of the Georgetown Salamander (Eurycea naufragia).” The presentation was based on research conducted with Ben Pierce, professor of biology.

  • Priscilla Hernandez, a senior and current Sumners Scholarship recipient, has received an additional $8,000 scholarship to participate in an internship program in Washington this summer. Hernandez plans to participate in the Institute on Philanthropy and Voluntary Service sponsored by the Fund for American Studies.

  • Sophomores Anne BransfordLauren GiesekeLucero Pina and Jay Scheinman have been selected to receive Hatton W. Sumners Scholarships beginning in the fall of 2013. The scholarships, which are awarded by the Hatton W. Sumners Foundation of Dallas, are for $5,000 per semester, or $10,000 per year. Read more here.

  • Kinesiology majors Katelyn BartellJames CharlesKatherine ForesterSarah NonakaLyndsey Resnik,Daniella Rodriguez and Kara Solomon presented their capstone research at the 2013 Annual Meeting of the Texas Chapter of the American College of Sports Medicine held Feb. 28-March 1 in Austin. Bartell won third place in the undergraduate competition for her presentation titled “”and Statistical Effects of Changing the Three-Point Line in Division III Women’s Basketball.” Bartell also was recognized as TACSM’s 2013 Undergraduate Scholar, the highest honor for undergraduates in the chapter. Bartell is the second Southwestern student to receive this award. April Long also received the award in 2007.

  • Senior Kira McEntire will have a ceramic piece titled “Diatom Vase” on display at the Art of the Republic of Science exhibition, which is being held in conjunction with the annual meeting of the Texas Academy of Science at Schreiner University Feb. 28-March 2. McEntire is a biology and environmental studies major and is minoring in art.

  • Senior mathematics major Yvette Niyomugaba won an Outstanding Presentation Award for the poster she presented at the Undergraduate Poster Session of the Joint Mathematics Meetings held Jan. 9-12 in San Diego. Her poster presentation, titled “Recycling toward a Better Earth through Math,” resulted from her ongoing honors project in mathematics, which she is doing under the direction of Therese Shelton, associate professor of mathematics. The work began in summer 2012 as a faculty-student collaborative research project. 

  • Senior mathematics major Yvette Niyomugaba presented a poster titled “Recycling toward a Better Earth through Math” at the Joint Mathematics Meetings held Jan. 9-12 in San Diego.

September 2013

  • Junior Robert Lehr and senior Phuong-Hieu Nguyen both moderated panels at the Kemper Scholars Conference in Chicago August 6-7. Lehr moderated a panel on nonprofit internships in Chicago and Nguyen moderated a panel on securing post-junior year internships.

  • Sophomore environmental studies major Adrienne Dodd has been accepted to participate in the Critical Language Program sponsored by the U.S. State Department in China this summer.

  • Senior Megan Robinson also be participating in the ASA 2013 Honors Program after winning second place in the 2013 competition for best undergraduate paper sponsored by Alpha Kappa Delta, the international honorary association in sociology. Robinson won the award for her paper titled “I’m Feeding the World Tonight: The Impact of Moral Identity Standards on Mobile Loaves and Fishes Homeless Outreach Ministry,” which was written under the direction of Maria Lowe, professor of sociology.

  • Juniors Susana Contreras and Nathan Tuttle have been chosen to participate in the American Sociological Association’s 2013 Honors Program. The program selects “exceptional sociology students from throughout the country and the world” to participate in the American Sociological Association’s annual meeting, attend receptions, and develop long-lasting professional networks. This year’s meeting will be held Aug. 10-13 in New York City. Contreras will present a paper titled “Silencing and Celebrating: How Professors React to the Personal Experiences of Students of Color,” which was written under the direction of Sandi Nenga, associate professor of sociology. Tuttle will present a paper titled “Attitudes Toward Immigrant Workers in the United States and Argentina,” which was written under the direction of Reggie Byron, assistant professor of sociology.

  • Junior Chelsea Leeder was the only SCAC player to earn a spot on the D3hoops.com All-Region First Team for the South Region. Read more here.

  • Political science major Ben Bracher is presenting a paper based on his honors thesis at the annual meeting of the Southwest Political Science Conference in New Orleans March 27-30. The title of his paper is “The Economic Rise of Japan and China: is China following in Japan’s footsteps?”

  • Senior Kira McEntire tied for first place in the undergraduate competition for best oral presentation at the 116th Annual Meeting of the Texas Academy of Science held in Kerrville Feb. 28-March 2. McEntire won the award for her presentation titled “Nocturnal or diurnal? Day and night activity patterns of the Georgetown Salamander (Eurycea naufragia).” The presentation was based on research conducted with Ben Pierce, professor of biology.

  • Priscilla Hernandez, a senior and current Sumners Scholarship recipient, has received an additional $8,000 scholarship to participate in an internship program in Washington this summer. Hernandez plans to participate in the Institute on Philanthropy and Voluntary Service sponsored by the Fund for American Studies.

  • Sophomores Anne BransfordLauren GiesekeLucero Pina and Jay Scheinman have been selected to receive Hatton W. Sumners Scholarships beginning in the fall of 2013. The scholarships, which are awarded by the Hatton W. Sumners Foundation of Dallas, are for $5,000 per semester, or $10,000 per year. Read more here.

  • Kinesiology majors Katelyn BartellJames CharlesKatherine ForesterSarah NonakaLyndsey Resnik,Daniella Rodriguez and Kara Solomon presented their capstone research at the 2013 Annual Meeting of the Texas Chapter of the American College of Sports Medicine held Feb. 28-March 1 in Austin. Bartell won third place in the undergraduate competition for her presentation titled “”and Statistical Effects of Changing the Three-Point Line in Division III Women’s Basketball.” Bartell also was recognized as TACSM’s 2013 Undergraduate Scholar, the highest honor for undergraduates in the chapter. Bartell is the second Southwestern student to receive this award. April Long also received the award in 2007.

  • Senior Kira McEntire will have a ceramic piece titled “Diatom Vase” on display at the Art of the Republic of Science exhibition, which is being held in conjunction with the annual meeting of the Texas Academy of Science at Schreiner University Feb. 28-March 2. McEntire is a biology and environmental studies major and is minoring in art.

  • Senior mathematics major Yvette Niyomugaba won an Outstanding Presentation Award for the poster she presented at the Undergraduate Poster Session of the Joint Mathematics Meetings held Jan. 9-12 in San Diego. Her poster presentation, titled “Recycling toward a Better Earth through Math,” resulted from her ongoing honors project in mathematics, which she is doing under the direction of Therese Shelton, associate professor of mathematics. The work began in summer 2012 as a faculty-student collaborative research project. 

  • Senior mathematics major Yvette Niyomugaba presented a poster titled “Recycling toward a Better Earth through Math” at the Joint Mathematics Meetings held Jan. 9-12 in San Diego.

December 2012

  • Sophomore communication studies and Spanish major Melina Cantu has been awarded a $4,500 Benjamin Gilman International Scholarship for the spring 2013 semester. Cantu will use her scholarship to study at the Universidad Cátolica del Uruguay in Montevideo, Uruguay. Read more here.

  • Sophomore communication studies and Spanish major Melina Cantu has been awarded a $4,500 Benjamin Gilman International Scholarship for the spring 2013 semester. Cantu will use her scholarship to study at the Universidad Cátolica del Uruguay in Montevideo, Uruguay. Read more here.

  • Senior mathematics majors from Southwestern presented nine of the 25 student talks at the 8th Annual Texas Undergraduate Mathematics Conference, which was held at Stephen F. Austin State University in Nacogdoches Oct. 26-27. The students also performed well in the fun math problem session at the conference. Several students solved 8 or 9 of the 10 problems, and Andy Clarage and David Ryan Scott solved all 10. Read more here.

  • Junior physics major Curran Johnson and senior physics major Ryan Staten presented posters at the Joint Fall 2012 Meeting of the Texas Sections of the American Physical Society and the American Association of Physics Teachers which was held Oct. 25-27 in Lubbock. Johnson presented a poster titled “Search for Z’ Bosons: A Summer Research Experience in Particle Physics Using Skype” and Staten presented a poster titled “A Computer Program to Search for Gravity Waves.” Johnson’s poster was based on work he did at Southwestern last summer in collaboration with Ballarmine University in Kentucky. Staten’s poster was based on work he did at UT Brownsville last summer as part of an NSF-funded Research Experience for Undergraduates program. Steve Alexander, professor of physics, gave a talk on “Calculating Properties of Finite Mass Atoms” at the same meeting.

  • Junior environmental studies and international studies major Sarah Puffer has been named Volunteer of the Year by the Boys & Girls Club of Georgetown. She will be honored Oct. 25 at an event recognizing Boys & Girls Club volunteers from Killeen, Georgetown, Gatesville, Lampasas and Copperas Cove. Read more here.

  • Computer science majors Erick Bauman (senior), Rob Campbell (junior) and Jefferson Ellinger (senior) teamed up with junior mathematics majors Alain Chau and David Vaden to compete in the 2012 South Central USA Regional Programming Contest in held in Waco Oct. 19- 20. The team su-root placed 17th overall out of 59 teams and 4th among undergraduate-only institutions. In the separate scripting contest, su-root placed 19th overall and 6th among undergraduate-only institutions. The students were coached by Barbara Anthony, assistant professor of computer science, and Rick Denman, professor of mathematics and computer science.

  • Senior education major Kelsey Welden has been selected to receive a scholarship from the Texas Association of School Personnel Administrators (TASPA) for the 2012-2013 school year. The scholarship will be presented at the organization’s annual awards luncheon at the DoubleTree Hotel in Austin Dec. 8. This is the 13th year in a row that a student in Southwestern University’s Teacher Certification Program has received a TASPA scholarship. Read more here.

  • First-year student Olivia Woodward is one of 60 students from around the country selected for the Jackie Robinson Foundation Scholars Class of 2016. The Jackie Robinson Foundation supports high school seniors who have demonstrated strong leadership potential and a dedication to community service. JRF Scholars receive $24,000 over four years to attend a four-year accredited college or university. The JRF Scholars Class of 2016 was selected from more than 1,700 candidates representing 23 states and the District of Columbia. Read more here

  • Senior computer science major Yvette Niyomugaba and senior computer science and economics major Van Pham presented papers at a national math conference called Math Fest that was held Aug. 2-4 in Madison, Wisc.

  • Junior international studies major Cheyenne Wooldridge received a Benjamin Gilman International Scholarship for the fall 2012 semester. Wooldridge will use her scholarship to enroll in a program in Beijing, China, called China Now: Development, Politics & Social Change that is offered through the Alliance for Global Education.

  • Senior Austin Painchaud received two awards from the Council for the Advancement and Support of Education. Over the summer, he was one of four students nationwide who were selected to receive the Peter Buchanan Scholarship to attend a student leadership conference sponsored by CASE that was held in Indianapolis. He also has received a CASE ASAP Career Fellowship for the fall that will enable him to explore various areas within the field of educational advancement.  

  • Senior biology and environmental studies major Kira McEntire gave several presentations over the summer. She gave an oral presentation at the EuryceAlliance meeting held May 25 at Texas State University, a poster presentation at the Ecological Society of America meeting Aug. 5-10 in Portland, Ore., and a poster presentation at the World Congress of Herpetology meeting Aug. 9-13 in Vancouver, Canada. Ben Pierce, professor of biology, presented the poster with her at the meeting in Vancouver.

  • Sumners Scholar Gillian Ring participated in a recent White House Youth Town Hall meeting held at The University of Texas at Austin. Ring is featured briefly in a video recap of the event that can be found athttp://vimeo.com/40268096.  

  • Two graduating seniors have been awarded Fulbright English Teaching Assistantships for the 2012-13 academic year. Rory Jones, who graduated with a double major in history and German, has been awarded a teaching assistantship in Germany. Lauren Radell, a business major with a minors in German and Communication Studies, has been awarded a teaching assistantship in Austria. Read more here.

  • Twenty-three students from Southwestern were inducted into Phi Beta Kappa May 4. Southwestern’s 2012 initiates were Brooke BlomquistSarah ChatfieldAlexa DanielLauren DavidDonato De LucaDonald Frye,Taylor GarciaSusan GarrardHarrison GlaserHayley HervieuxAncy JacobKelly JohnsonRory Jones,Alexis KropfAnna MaloneKristen McCollumJenna MossbargerJack ParkerMaria PollifroneAnastasia PorterKari ShearerVioletta Vasquez, and Julia Von Alexander. See photos from the induction ceremony here.

  • Senior pitcher Chris Webber earned a spot on the 2012 All-SCAC Baseball Team and senior infielder Nate Shipp earned an Honorable Mention selection. Read more here.

  • Sophomore Daniel Tuttle gave the Southwestern men’s track and field team its first SCAC individual champion since 2008 with a win in the 110 meter hurdles at the conference championship last weekend. Tuttle also took second place in the 400 meter hurdles with a Southwestern record time of 55.83 and third place in the triple jump with a bound of 12.89 meters. Read more here.

  • Sophomore Matthew Piehler received the first Shearn Writing Award in Fine Arts from Southwestern for his paper “Don’t Lose Your Head: An Examination of Tikal and Decapitation.” The award includes a cash prize.

  • Senior French and environmental studies major Molly O’Hara has been awarded an English Teaching Assistantship in France for the 2012-13 academic year. The Teaching Assistantship Program in France is one of various cultural exchange programs administered by the Cultural Services of the French Embassy. Each year, nearly 1,500 American citizens and permanent residents teach in public schools across all regions of metropolitan France and in the overseas departments of French Guiana, Guadeloupe, Martinique and Reunion. O’Hara will be teaching elementary school in the Academy of Versailles outside of Paris. O’Hara is following in the footsteps of 2006 graduate Kelley Mansfield, who taught in Aix-en-Provence; 2007 graduate Jacqueline Jeffcoat, who taught in Grenoble; and 2008 graduate Aurora Aguirre, who taught in Nancy. 

  • Junior Haley Hughes hit three home runs in the SCAC softball tournament last weekend, setting a new tournament record for most home runs. Read more here.

  • Five Southwestern students have been selected to participate in the Summer Student Program sponsored by The Methodist Hospital Research Institute. Students selected are sophomore Sarah Ally, junior Carlos Martinez, and seniors Michael AuDebbie Saddington and Krishna Suri.

  • Three Southwestern students have been selected to participate in summer Research Experience for Undergraduates (REU) programs sponsored by the National Science Foundation. Senior physics major Ryan Staten was selected to participate in a program sponsored by the Center for Gravitational Wave Astronomy at the University of Texas at Brownville. Junior international studies major Clayton Tucker was selected to participate in a program that will be conducted partially in China and will focus on how economic development and societal change is impacting China’s already precarious environmental position across the Yellow River Loess Plateau. Senior physics major Caroline Weston was selected to participate in a materials science research program at the University of Florida.

  • Senior Sarah Johnson won the Psi Chi Student Research Award for her paper on “The Effects of Gender and Self-Presentation on Perceptions of Student-Professor Interactions.” Johnson will be presenting the paper with Traci Giuliano, professor of psychology, at the Southwestern Psychological Association meeting being held in Oklahoma City April 12-14.

  • Five student-athletes from Southwestern were selected as SCAC Player of the Week for their respective sports for the week of March 26-April 1. Amanda Ambrose was named Softball Offensive Player of the WeekAlex Lam was named Men’s Tennis Athlete of the WeekJamie Long was named Lacrosse Offensive Player of the WeekMax Smith was named Baseball Pitcher of the Week and Daniel Tuttle was named Men’s Track Athlete of the Week.

  • Junior international studies major Katherine Tanner is presenting a paper at the Claremont-UC Undergraduate Research Conference on the European Union being held at Scripps College April 12-13. Her paper, titled “Security Implications of European Enlargement: The Case of Turkey,” was co-authored with Elizabeth Beutel from Transylvania University in Kentucky and Michael Mosser, visiting assistant professor of political science, served as their adviser.

  • Senior biology major Tracy Day placed third in the 2012 Research Award competition sponsored by the Texas Academy of Science. Day received a $1,000 grant that will enable her to continue stable isotope research on the plants eaten by apple snails. The additional funding will allow her to prepare and run more stable isotope samples to try and see if these plants are enriched by runoff and if that then gets reflected in snail’s diet. 

  • Ashley Johnson, a junior international studies major, has been selected to participate in a 2012 intensive summer institute in China sponsored by the U. S. Department of State and other organizations. The Critical Language Scholarship Program is part of a U.S. government effort to expand the number of Americans studying and mastering critical foreign languages. Read more here.

  • Lauraly Hernandez, a senior with a double major in studio art and communication studies, has received the 2012 Fayez Sarofim Passion for the Arts Award from Southwestern. The award is presented annually to the graduating senior who, regardless of major, has demonstrated throughout his or her entire undergraduate career at Southwestern an unusual passion for the arts. Read more about Hernandez here.

  • Two Spanish majors presented their capstone research at the 20th Colloquium on Hispanic and Luso-Brazilian Literatures and Linguistics held in Austin March 2-3.  Milly Arcovedo presented a paper titled “Identidad, lenguaje y el estudio en el extranjero: Hablantes nativos del español y los cambios de identidad.” Amanda Tompkins presented a paper titled “Factores sociales y tópicos de conversación que provocan el uso del cambio de códigos por los hablantes bilingües del español e inglés y las actitudes lingüísticas asociadas.” The papers were written for their fall 2011 course on Spanish sociolinguistics taught by Abby Dings, assistant professor of Spanish.

  • Senior sociology major Kristen McCollum has been selected to receive the 2012 Odum Award for Best Undergraduate Paper by the Southern Sociological Society. She will receive the award at the society’s annual meeting in New Orleans March 21-24. McCollum received the award for a paper titled “The Art of Collective Identity: How an Art from the Streets Program Fosters a Sense of Community Among the Homeless.” The paper was written for her fall 2011 capstone class on “Social Movements and Activism” taught by Maria Lowe, professor of sociology. Southwestern sociology majors have won the Odum Award five of the past seven years. Read more here.

November 2012

  • Senior mathematics majors from Southwestern presented nine of the 25 student talks at the 8th Annual Texas Undergraduate Mathematics Conference, which was held at Stephen F. Austin State University in Nacogdoches Oct. 26-27. The students also performed well in the fun math problem session at the conference. Several students solved 8 or 9 of the 10 problems, and Andy Clarage and David Ryan Scott solved all 10. Read more here.

  • Junior physics major Curran Johnson and senior physics major Ryan Staten presented posters at the Joint Fall 2012 Meeting of the Texas Sections of the American Physical Society and the American Association of Physics Teachers which was held Oct. 25-27 in Lubbock. Johnson presented a poster titled “Search for Z’ Bosons: A Summer Research Experience in Particle Physics Using Skype” and Staten presented a poster titled “A Computer Program to Search for Gravity Waves.” Johnson’s poster was based on work he did at Southwestern last summer in collaboration with Ballarmine University in Kentucky. Staten’s poster was based on work he did at UT Brownsville last summer as part of an NSF-funded Research Experience for Undergraduates program. Steve Alexander, professor of physics, gave a talk on “Calculating Properties of Finite Mass Atoms” at the same meeting.

  • Junior environmental studies and international studies major Sarah Puffer has been named Volunteer of the Year by the Boys & Girls Club of Georgetown. She will be honored Oct. 25 at an event recognizing Boys & Girls Club volunteers from Killeen, Georgetown, Gatesville, Lampasas and Copperas Cove. Read more here.

  • Computer science majors Erick Bauman (senior), Rob Campbell (junior) and Jefferson Ellinger (senior) teamed up with junior mathematics majors Alain Chau and David Vaden to compete in the 2012 South Central USA Regional Programming Contest in held in Waco Oct. 19- 20. The team su-root placed 17th overall out of 59 teams and 4th among undergraduate-only institutions. In the separate scripting contest, su-root placed 19th overall and 6th among undergraduate-only institutions. The students were coached by Barbara Anthony, assistant professor of computer science, and Rick Denman, professor of mathematics and computer science.

  • Senior education major Kelsey Welden has been selected to receive a scholarship from the Texas Association of School Personnel Administrators (TASPA) for the 2012-2013 school year. The scholarship will be presented at the organization’s annual awards luncheon at the DoubleTree Hotel in Austin Dec. 8. This is the 13th year in a row that a student in Southwestern University’s Teacher Certification Program has received a TASPA scholarship. Read more here.

  • First-year student Olivia Woodward is one of 60 students from around the country selected for the Jackie Robinson Foundation Scholars Class of 2016. The Jackie Robinson Foundation supports high school seniors who have demonstrated strong leadership potential and a dedication to community service. JRF Scholars receive $24,000 over four years to attend a four-year accredited college or university. The JRF Scholars Class of 2016 was selected from more than 1,700 candidates representing 23 states and the District of Columbia. Read more here

  • Senior computer science major Yvette Niyomugaba and senior computer science and economics major Van Pham presented papers at a national math conference called Math Fest that was held Aug. 2-4 in Madison, Wisc.

  • Junior international studies major Cheyenne Wooldridge received a Benjamin Gilman International Scholarship for the fall 2012 semester. Wooldridge will use her scholarship to enroll in a program in Beijing, China, called China Now: Development, Politics & Social Change that is offered through the Alliance for Global Education.

  • Senior Austin Painchaud received two awards from the Council for the Advancement and Support of Education. Over the summer, he was one of four students nationwide who were selected to receive the Peter Buchanan Scholarship to attend a student leadership conference sponsored by CASE that was held in Indianapolis. He also has received a CASE ASAP Career Fellowship for the fall that will enable him to explore various areas within the field of educational advancement.  

  • Senior biology and environmental studies major Kira McEntire gave several presentations over the summer. She gave an oral presentation at the EuryceAlliance meeting held May 25 at Texas State University, a poster presentation at the Ecological Society of America meeting Aug. 5-10 in Portland, Ore., and a poster presentation at the World Congress of Herpetology meeting Aug. 9-13 in Vancouver, Canada. Ben Pierce, professor of biology, presented the poster with her at the meeting in Vancouver.

  • Sumners Scholar Gillian Ring participated in a recent White House Youth Town Hall meeting held at The University of Texas at Austin. Ring is featured briefly in a video recap of the event that can be found athttp://vimeo.com/40268096.  

  • Two graduating seniors have been awarded Fulbright English Teaching Assistantships for the 2012-13 academic year. Rory Jones, who graduated with a double major in history and German, has been awarded a teaching assistantship in Germany. Lauren Radell, a business major with a minors in German and Communication Studies, has been awarded a teaching assistantship in Austria. Read more here.

  • Twenty-three students from Southwestern were inducted into Phi Beta Kappa May 4. Southwestern’s 2012 initiates were Brooke BlomquistSarah ChatfieldAlexa DanielLauren DavidDonato De LucaDonald Frye,Taylor GarciaSusan GarrardHarrison GlaserHayley HervieuxAncy JacobKelly JohnsonRory Jones,Alexis KropfAnna MaloneKristen McCollumJenna MossbargerJack ParkerMaria PollifroneAnastasia PorterKari ShearerVioletta Vasquez, and Julia Von Alexander. See photos from the induction ceremony here.

  • Senior pitcher Chris Webber earned a spot on the 2012 All-SCAC Baseball Team and senior infielder Nate Shipp earned an Honorable Mention selection. Read more here.

  • Sophomore Daniel Tuttle gave the Southwestern men’s track and field team its first SCAC individual champion since 2008 with a win in the 110 meter hurdles at the conference championship last weekend. Tuttle also took second place in the 400 meter hurdles with a Southwestern record time of 55.83 and third place in the triple jump with a bound of 12.89 meters. Read more here.

  • Sophomore Matthew Piehler received the first Shearn Writing Award in Fine Arts from Southwestern for his paper “Don’t Lose Your Head: An Examination of Tikal and Decapitation.” The award includes a cash prize.

  • Senior French and environmental studies major Molly O’Hara has been awarded an English Teaching Assistantship in France for the 2012-13 academic year. The Teaching Assistantship Program in France is one of various cultural exchange programs administered by the Cultural Services of the French Embassy. Each year, nearly 1,500 American citizens and permanent residents teach in public schools across all regions of metropolitan France and in the overseas departments of French Guiana, Guadeloupe, Martinique and Reunion. O’Hara will be teaching elementary school in the Academy of Versailles outside of Paris. O’Hara is following in the footsteps of 2006 graduate Kelley Mansfield, who taught in Aix-en-Provence; 2007 graduate Jacqueline Jeffcoat, who taught in Grenoble; and 2008 graduate Aurora Aguirre, who taught in Nancy. 

  • Junior Haley Hughes hit three home runs in the SCAC softball tournament last weekend, setting a new tournament record for most home runs. Read more here.

  • Five Southwestern students have been selected to participate in the Summer Student Program sponsored by The Methodist Hospital Research Institute. Students selected are sophomore Sarah Ally, junior Carlos Martinez, and seniors Michael AuDebbie Saddington and Krishna Suri.

  • Three Southwestern students have been selected to participate in summer Research Experience for Undergraduates (REU) programs sponsored by the National Science Foundation. Senior physics major Ryan Staten was selected to participate in a program sponsored by the Center for Gravitational Wave Astronomy at the University of Texas at Brownville. Junior international studies major Clayton Tucker was selected to participate in a program that will be conducted partially in China and will focus on how economic development and societal change is impacting China’s already precarious environmental position across the Yellow River Loess Plateau. Senior physics major Caroline Weston was selected to participate in a materials science research program at the University of Florida.

  • Senior Sarah Johnson won the Psi Chi Student Research Award for her paper on “The Effects of Gender and Self-Presentation on Perceptions of Student-Professor Interactions.” Johnson will be presenting the paper with Traci Giuliano, professor of psychology, at the Southwestern Psychological Association meeting being held in Oklahoma City April 12-14.

  • Five student-athletes from Southwestern were selected as SCAC Player of the Week for their respective sports for the week of March 26-April 1. Amanda Ambrose was named Softball Offensive Player of the WeekAlex Lam was named Men’s Tennis Athlete of the WeekJamie Long was named Lacrosse Offensive Player of the WeekMax Smith was named Baseball Pitcher of the Week and Daniel Tuttle was named Men’s Track Athlete of the Week.

  • Junior international studies major Katherine Tanner is presenting a paper at the Claremont-UC Undergraduate Research Conference on the European Union being held at Scripps College April 12-13. Her paper, titled “Security Implications of European Enlargement: The Case of Turkey,” was co-authored with Elizabeth Beutel from Transylvania University in Kentucky and Michael Mosser, visiting assistant professor of political science, served as their adviser.

  • Senior biology major Tracy Day placed third in the 2012 Research Award competition sponsored by the Texas Academy of Science. Day received a $1,000 grant that will enable her to continue stable isotope research on the plants eaten by apple snails. The additional funding will allow her to prepare and run more stable isotope samples to try and see if these plants are enriched by runoff and if that then gets reflected in snail’s diet. 

  • Ashley Johnson, a junior international studies major, has been selected to participate in a 2012 intensive summer institute in China sponsored by the U. S. Department of State and other organizations. The Critical Language Scholarship Program is part of a U.S. government effort to expand the number of Americans studying and mastering critical foreign languages. Read more here.

  • Lauraly Hernandez, a senior with a double major in studio art and communication studies, has received the 2012 Fayez Sarofim Passion for the Arts Award from Southwestern. The award is presented annually to the graduating senior who, regardless of major, has demonstrated throughout his or her entire undergraduate career at Southwestern an unusual passion for the arts. Read more about Hernandez here.

  • Two Spanish majors presented their capstone research at the 20th Colloquium on Hispanic and Luso-Brazilian Literatures and Linguistics held in Austin March 2-3.  Milly Arcovedo presented a paper titled “Identidad, lenguaje y el estudio en el extranjero: Hablantes nativos del español y los cambios de identidad.” Amanda Tompkins presented a paper titled “Factores sociales y tópicos de conversación que provocan el uso del cambio de códigos por los hablantes bilingües del español e inglés y las actitudes lingüísticas asociadas.” The papers were written for their fall 2011 course on Spanish sociolinguistics taught by Abby Dings, assistant professor of Spanish.

  • Senior sociology major Kristen McCollum has been selected to receive the 2012 Odum Award for Best Undergraduate Paper by the Southern Sociological Society. She will receive the award at the society’s annual meeting in New Orleans March 21-24. McCollum received the award for a paper titled “The Art of Collective Identity: How an Art from the Streets Program Fosters a Sense of Community Among the Homeless.” The paper was written for her fall 2011 capstone class on “Social Movements and Activism” taught by Maria Lowe, professor of sociology. Southwestern sociology majors have won the Odum Award five of the past seven years. Read more here.

  • Students David Boutte and Paige Duggins and alumnus Graham Oliver presented a panel talk titled “The Diamond Miners’ Union: Faculty and Your Writing Center” at the South Central Writing Centers Association’s annual conference held Feb. 23-25 in Little Rock, Ark. Elisabeth Piedmont-Marton, associate professor of English, also presented a paper at the conference titled “The Writing Center Way to a Jerk-Free Workplace.” 

  • Sophomores Augustus CrimmEleanor O’NeilBailey Olderog and Sarah Puffer have been selected to receive Hatton W. Sumners Scholarships for their junior and senior years. The scholarships, which are awarded by the Hatton W. Sumners Foundation of Dallas, are for $5,000 per semester, or $10,000 per year. Students are selected for the scholarships based on their academic history, extracurricular activities, and leadership experience. Crimm is double-majoring in history and accounting, O’Neil and Olderog are political science majors, and Puffer is majoring in international studies and environmental studies. Read more here.

October 2012

  • Junior environmental studies and international studies major Sarah Puffer has been named Volunteer of the Year by the Boys & Girls Club of Georgetown. She will be honored Oct. 25 at an event recognizing Boys & Girls Club volunteers from Killeen, Georgetown, Gatesville, Lampasas and Copperas Cove. Read more here.

  • Computer science majors Erick Bauman (senior), Rob Campbell (junior) and Jefferson Ellinger (senior) teamed up with junior mathematics majors Alain Chau and David Vaden to compete in the 2012 South Central USA Regional Programming Contest in held in Waco Oct. 19- 20. The team su-root placed 17th overall out of 59 teams and 4th among undergraduate-only institutions. In the separate scripting contest, su-root placed 19th overall and 6th among undergraduate-only institutions. The students were coached by Barbara Anthony, assistant professor of computer science, and Rick Denman, professor of mathematics and computer science.

  • Senior education major Kelsey Welden has been selected to receive a scholarship from the Texas Association of School Personnel Administrators (TASPA) for the 2012-2013 school year. The scholarship will be presented at the organization’s annual awards luncheon at the DoubleTree Hotel in Austin Dec. 8. This is the 13th year in a row that a student in Southwestern University’s Teacher Certification Program has received a TASPA scholarship. Read more here.

  • First-year student Olivia Woodward is one of 60 students from around the country selected for the Jackie Robinson Foundation Scholars Class of 2016. The Jackie Robinson Foundation supports high school seniors who have demonstrated strong leadership potential and a dedication to community service. JRF Scholars receive $24,000 over four years to attend a four-year accredited college or university. The JRF Scholars Class of 2016 was selected from more than 1,700 candidates representing 23 states and the District of Columbia. Read more here

  • Senior computer science major Yvette Niyomugaba and senior computer science and economics major Van Pham presented papers at a national math conference called Math Fest that was held Aug. 2-4 in Madison, Wisc.

  • Junior international studies major Cheyenne Wooldridge received a Benjamin Gilman International Scholarship for the fall 2012 semester. Wooldridge will use her scholarship to enroll in a program in Beijing, China, called China Now: Development, Politics & Social Change that is offered through the Alliance for Global Education.

  • Senior Austin Painchaud received two awards from the Council for the Advancement and Support of Education. Over the summer, he was one of four students nationwide who were selected to receive the Peter Buchanan Scholarship to attend a student leadership conference sponsored by CASE that was held in Indianapolis. He also has received a CASE ASAP Career Fellowship for the fall that will enable him to explore various areas within the field of educational advancement.  

  • Senior biology and environmental studies major Kira McEntire gave several presentations over the summer. She gave an oral presentation at the EuryceAlliance meeting held May 25 at Texas State University, a poster presentation at the Ecological Society of America meeting Aug. 5-10 in Portland, Ore., and a poster presentation at the World Congress of Herpetology meeting Aug. 9-13 in Vancouver, Canada. Ben Pierce, professor of biology, presented the poster with her at the meeting in Vancouver.

  • Sumners Scholar Gillian Ring participated in a recent White House Youth Town Hall meeting held at The University of Texas at Austin. Ring is featured briefly in a video recap of the event that can be found athttp://vimeo.com/40268096.  

  • Two graduating seniors have been awarded Fulbright English Teaching Assistantships for the 2012-13 academic year. Rory Jones, who graduated with a double major in history and German, has been awarded a teaching assistantship in Germany. Lauren Radell, a business major with a minors in German and Communication Studies, has been awarded a teaching assistantship in Austria. Read more here.

  • Twenty-three students from Southwestern were inducted into Phi Beta Kappa May 4. Southwestern’s 2012 initiates were Brooke BlomquistSarah ChatfieldAlexa DanielLauren DavidDonato De LucaDonald Frye,Taylor GarciaSusan GarrardHarrison GlaserHayley HervieuxAncy JacobKelly JohnsonRory Jones,Alexis KropfAnna MaloneKristen McCollumJenna MossbargerJack ParkerMaria PollifroneAnastasia PorterKari ShearerVioletta Vasquez, and Julia Von Alexander. See photos from the induction ceremony here.

  • Senior pitcher Chris Webber earned a spot on the 2012 All-SCAC Baseball Team and senior infielder Nate Shipp earned an Honorable Mention selection. Read more here.

  • Sophomore Daniel Tuttle gave the Southwestern men’s track and field team its first SCAC individual champion since 2008 with a win in the 110 meter hurdles at the conference championship last weekend. Tuttle also took second place in the 400 meter hurdles with a Southwestern record time of 55.83 and third place in the triple jump with a bound of 12.89 meters. Read more here.

  • Sophomore Matthew Piehler received the first Shearn Writing Award in Fine Arts from Southwestern for his paper “Don’t Lose Your Head: An Examination of Tikal and Decapitation.” The award includes a cash prize.

  • Senior French and environmental studies major Molly O’Hara has been awarded an English Teaching Assistantship in France for the 2012-13 academic year. The Teaching Assistantship Program in France is one of various cultural exchange programs administered by the Cultural Services of the French Embassy. Each year, nearly 1,500 American citizens and permanent residents teach in public schools across all regions of metropolitan France and in the overseas departments of French Guiana, Guadeloupe, Martinique and Reunion. O’Hara will be teaching elementary school in the Academy of Versailles outside of Paris. O’Hara is following in the footsteps of 2006 graduate Kelley Mansfield, who taught in Aix-en-Provence; 2007 graduate Jacqueline Jeffcoat, who taught in Grenoble; and 2008 graduate Aurora Aguirre, who taught in Nancy. 

  • Junior Haley Hughes hit three home runs in the SCAC softball tournament last weekend, setting a new tournament record for most home runs. Read more here.

  • Five Southwestern students have been selected to participate in the Summer Student Program sponsored by The Methodist Hospital Research Institute. Students selected are sophomore Sarah Ally, junior Carlos Martinez, and seniors Michael AuDebbie Saddington and Krishna Suri.

  • Three Southwestern students have been selected to participate in summer Research Experience for Undergraduates (REU) programs sponsored by the National Science Foundation. Senior physics major Ryan Staten was selected to participate in a program sponsored by the Center for Gravitational Wave Astronomy at the University of Texas at Brownville. Junior international studies major Clayton Tucker was selected to participate in a program that will be conducted partially in China and will focus on how economic development and societal change is impacting China’s already precarious environmental position across the Yellow River Loess Plateau. Senior physics major Caroline Weston was selected to participate in a materials science research program at the University of Florida.

  • Senior Sarah Johnson won the Psi Chi Student Research Award for her paper on “The Effects of Gender and Self-Presentation on Perceptions of Student-Professor Interactions.” Johnson will be presenting the paper with Traci Giuliano, professor of psychology, at the Southwestern Psychological Association meeting being held in Oklahoma City April 12-14.

  • Five student-athletes from Southwestern were selected as SCAC Player of the Week for their respective sports for the week of March 26-April 1. Amanda Ambrose was named Softball Offensive Player of the WeekAlex Lam was named Men’s Tennis Athlete of the WeekJamie Long was named Lacrosse Offensive Player of the WeekMax Smith was named Baseball Pitcher of the Week and Daniel Tuttle was named Men’s Track Athlete of the Week.

  • Junior international studies major Katherine Tanner is presenting a paper at the Claremont-UC Undergraduate Research Conference on the European Union being held at Scripps College April 12-13. Her paper, titled “Security Implications of European Enlargement: The Case of Turkey,” was co-authored with Elizabeth Beutel from Transylvania University in Kentucky and Michael Mosser, visiting assistant professor of political science, served as their adviser.

  • Senior biology major Tracy Day placed third in the 2012 Research Award competition sponsored by the Texas Academy of Science. Day received a $1,000 grant that will enable her to continue stable isotope research on the plants eaten by apple snails. The additional funding will allow her to prepare and run more stable isotope samples to try and see if these plants are enriched by runoff and if that then gets reflected in snail’s diet. 

  • Ashley Johnson, a junior international studies major, has been selected to participate in a 2012 intensive summer institute in China sponsored by the U. S. Department of State and other organizations. The Critical Language Scholarship Program is part of a U.S. government effort to expand the number of Americans studying and mastering critical foreign languages. Read more here.

  • Lauraly Hernandez, a senior with a double major in studio art and communication studies, has received the 2012 Fayez Sarofim Passion for the Arts Award from Southwestern. The award is presented annually to the graduating senior who, regardless of major, has demonstrated throughout his or her entire undergraduate career at Southwestern an unusual passion for the arts. Read more about Hernandez here.

  • Two Spanish majors presented their capstone research at the 20th Colloquium on Hispanic and Luso-Brazilian Literatures and Linguistics held in Austin March 2-3.  Milly Arcovedo presented a paper titled “Identidad, lenguaje y el estudio en el extranjero: Hablantes nativos del español y los cambios de identidad.” Amanda Tompkins presented a paper titled “Factores sociales y tópicos de conversación que provocan el uso del cambio de códigos por los hablantes bilingües del español e inglés y las actitudes lingüísticas asociadas.” The papers were written for their fall 2011 course on Spanish sociolinguistics taught by Abby Dings, assistant professor of Spanish.

  • Senior sociology major Kristen McCollum has been selected to receive the 2012 Odum Award for Best Undergraduate Paper by the Southern Sociological Society. She will receive the award at the society’s annual meeting in New Orleans March 21-24. McCollum received the award for a paper titled “The Art of Collective Identity: How an Art from the Streets Program Fosters a Sense of Community Among the Homeless.” The paper was written for her fall 2011 capstone class on “Social Movements and Activism” taught by Maria Lowe, professor of sociology. Southwestern sociology majors have won the Odum Award five of the past seven years. Read more here.

  • Students David Boutte and Paige Duggins and alumnus Graham Oliver presented a panel talk titled “The Diamond Miners’ Union: Faculty and Your Writing Center” at the South Central Writing Centers Association’s annual conference held Feb. 23-25 in Little Rock, Ark. Elisabeth Piedmont-Marton, associate professor of English, also presented a paper at the conference titled “The Writing Center Way to a Jerk-Free Workplace.” 

  • Sophomores Augustus CrimmEleanor O’NeilBailey Olderog and Sarah Puffer have been selected to receive Hatton W. Sumners Scholarships for their junior and senior years. The scholarships, which are awarded by the Hatton W. Sumners Foundation of Dallas, are for $5,000 per semester, or $10,000 per year. Students are selected for the scholarships based on their academic history, extracurricular activities, and leadership experience. Crimm is double-majoring in history and accounting, O’Neil and Olderog are political science majors, and Puffer is majoring in international studies and environmental studies. Read more here.

  • Eight Southwestern students performed at the Texas Music Educators Association conference in San Antonio Feb. 9. The students performed in the SU String Quartet directed by Eri Lee Lam, associate professor of music, and the SU Trombone Quartet directed by Eileen Meyer Russell, associate professor of music. The SU String Quartet members are Emilio Alvarez (cello), Katie De La Vega (viola), and Marie Smith and Erin Weber (violins). The SU Trombone Quartet members are Benjamin BracherAllison LingrenMichael Martinez and David Vaden. Each quartet performed a 30-minute concert at the conference.

  • Juniors Nicholas Arcuri and Morgan McReynolds received Intercultural Leadership Awards from the Danish Institute for Study Abroad (DIS) for their efforts while studying abroad in Denmark last semester. The DISIntercultural Leadership Award recognizes students who have worked actively to immerse themselves in Danish society through classwork, housing and participation in immersion activities and opportunities.

September 2012

  • First-year student Olivia Woodward is one of 60 students from around the country selected for the Jackie Robinson Foundation Scholars Class of 2016. The Jackie Robinson Foundation supports high school seniors who have demonstrated strong leadership potential and a dedication to community service. JRF Scholars receive $24,000 over four years to attend a four-year accredited college or university. The JRF Scholars Class of 2016 was selected from more than 1,700 candidates representing 23 states and the District of Columbia. Read more here

  • Senior computer science major Yvette Niyomugaba and senior computer science and economics major Van Pham presented papers at a national math conference called Math Fest that was held Aug. 2-4 in Madison, Wisc.

  • Junior international studies major Cheyenne Wooldridge received a Benjamin Gilman International Scholarship for the fall 2012 semester. Wooldridge will use her scholarship to enroll in a program in Beijing, China, called China Now: Development, Politics & Social Change that is offered through the Alliance for Global Education.

  • Senior Austin Painchaud received two awards from the Council for the Advancement and Support of Education. Over the summer, he was one of four students nationwide who were selected to receive the Peter Buchanan Scholarship to attend a student leadership conference sponsored by CASE that was held in Indianapolis. He also has received a CASE ASAP Career Fellowship for the fall that will enable him to explore various areas within the field of educational advancement.  

  • Senior biology and environmental studies major Kira McEntire gave several presentations over the summer. She gave an oral presentation at the EuryceAlliance meeting held May 25 at Texas State University, a poster presentation at the Ecological Society of America meeting Aug. 5-10 in Portland, Ore., and a poster presentation at the World Congress of Herpetology meeting Aug. 9-13 in Vancouver, Canada. Ben Pierce, professor of biology, presented the poster with her at the meeting in Vancouver.

  • Sumners Scholar Gillian Ring participated in a recent White House Youth Town Hall meeting held at The University of Texas at Austin. Ring is featured briefly in a video recap of the event that can be found athttp://vimeo.com/40268096.  

  • Two graduating seniors have been awarded Fulbright English Teaching Assistantships for the 2012-13 academic year. Rory Jones, who graduated with a double major in history and German, has been awarded a teaching assistantship in Germany. Lauren Radell, a business major with a minors in German and Communication Studies, has been awarded a teaching assistantship in Austria. Read more here.

  • Twenty-three students from Southwestern were inducted into Phi Beta Kappa May 4. Southwestern’s 2012 initiates were Brooke BlomquistSarah ChatfieldAlexa DanielLauren DavidDonato De LucaDonald Frye,Taylor GarciaSusan GarrardHarrison GlaserHayley HervieuxAncy JacobKelly JohnsonRory Jones,Alexis KropfAnna MaloneKristen McCollumJenna MossbargerJack ParkerMaria PollifroneAnastasia PorterKari ShearerVioletta Vasquez, and Julia Von Alexander. See photos from the induction ceremony here.

  • Senior pitcher Chris Webber earned a spot on the 2012 All-SCAC Baseball Team and senior infielder Nate Shipp earned an Honorable Mention selection. Read more here.

  • Sophomore Daniel Tuttle gave the Southwestern men’s track and field team its first SCAC individual champion since 2008 with a win in the 110 meter hurdles at the conference championship last weekend. Tuttle also took second place in the 400 meter hurdles with a Southwestern record time of 55.83 and third place in the triple jump with a bound of 12.89 meters. Read more here.

  • Sophomore Matthew Piehler received the first Shearn Writing Award in Fine Arts from Southwestern for his paper “Don’t Lose Your Head: An Examination of Tikal and Decapitation.” The award includes a cash prize.

  • Senior French and environmental studies major Molly O’Hara has been awarded an English Teaching Assistantship in France for the 2012-13 academic year. The Teaching Assistantship Program in France is one of various cultural exchange programs administered by the Cultural Services of the French Embassy. Each year, nearly 1,500 American citizens and permanent residents teach in public schools across all regions of metropolitan France and in the overseas departments of French Guiana, Guadeloupe, Martinique and Reunion. O’Hara will be teaching elementary school in the Academy of Versailles outside of Paris. O’Hara is following in the footsteps of 2006 graduate Kelley Mansfield, who taught in Aix-en-Provence; 2007 graduate Jacqueline Jeffcoat, who taught in Grenoble; and 2008 graduate Aurora Aguirre, who taught in Nancy. 

  • Junior Haley Hughes hit three home runs in the SCAC softball tournament last weekend, setting a new tournament record for most home runs. Read more here.

  • Five Southwestern students have been selected to participate in the Summer Student Program sponsored by The Methodist Hospital Research Institute. Students selected are sophomore Sarah Ally, junior Carlos Martinez, and seniors Michael AuDebbie Saddington and Krishna Suri.

  • Three Southwestern students have been selected to participate in summer Research Experience for Undergraduates (REU) programs sponsored by the National Science Foundation. Senior physics major Ryan Staten was selected to participate in a program sponsored by the Center for Gravitational Wave Astronomy at the University of Texas at Brownville. Junior international studies major Clayton Tucker was selected to participate in a program that will be conducted partially in China and will focus on how economic development and societal change is impacting China’s already precarious environmental position across the Yellow River Loess Plateau. Senior physics major Caroline Weston was selected to participate in a materials science research program at the University of Florida.

  • Senior Sarah Johnson won the Psi Chi Student Research Award for her paper on “The Effects of Gender and Self-Presentation on Perceptions of Student-Professor Interactions.” Johnson will be presenting the paper with Traci Giuliano, professor of psychology, at the Southwestern Psychological Association meeting being held in Oklahoma City April 12-14.

  • Five student-athletes from Southwestern were selected as SCAC Player of the Week for their respective sports for the week of March 26-April 1. Amanda Ambrose was named Softball Offensive Player of the WeekAlex Lam was named Men’s Tennis Athlete of the WeekJamie Long was named Lacrosse Offensive Player of the WeekMax Smith was named Baseball Pitcher of the Week and Daniel Tuttle was named Men’s Track Athlete of the Week.

  • Junior international studies major Katherine Tanner is presenting a paper at the Claremont-UC Undergraduate Research Conference on the European Union being held at Scripps College April 12-13. Her paper, titled “Security Implications of European Enlargement: The Case of Turkey,” was co-authored with Elizabeth Beutel from Transylvania University in Kentucky and Michael Mosser, visiting assistant professor of political science, served as their adviser.

  • Senior biology major Tracy Day placed third in the 2012 Research Award competition sponsored by the Texas Academy of Science. Day received a $1,000 grant that will enable her to continue stable isotope research on the plants eaten by apple snails. The additional funding will allow her to prepare and run more stable isotope samples to try and see if these plants are enriched by runoff and if that then gets reflected in snail’s diet. 

  • Ashley Johnson, a junior international studies major, has been selected to participate in a 2012 intensive summer institute in China sponsored by the U. S. Department of State and other organizations. The Critical Language Scholarship Program is part of a U.S. government effort to expand the number of Americans studying and mastering critical foreign languages. Read more here.

  • Lauraly Hernandez, a senior with a double major in studio art and communication studies, has received the 2012 Fayez Sarofim Passion for the Arts Award from Southwestern. The award is presented annually to the graduating senior who, regardless of major, has demonstrated throughout his or her entire undergraduate career at Southwestern an unusual passion for the arts. Read more about Hernandez here.

  • Two Spanish majors presented their capstone research at the 20th Colloquium on Hispanic and Luso-Brazilian Literatures and Linguistics held in Austin March 2-3.  Milly Arcovedo presented a paper titled “Identidad, lenguaje y el estudio en el extranjero: Hablantes nativos del español y los cambios de identidad.” Amanda Tompkins presented a paper titled “Factores sociales y tópicos de conversación que provocan el uso del cambio de códigos por los hablantes bilingües del español e inglés y las actitudes lingüísticas asociadas.” The papers were written for their fall 2011 course on Spanish sociolinguistics taught by Abby Dings, assistant professor of Spanish.

  • Senior sociology major Kristen McCollum has been selected to receive the 2012 Odum Award for Best Undergraduate Paper by the Southern Sociological Society. She will receive the award at the society’s annual meeting in New Orleans March 21-24. McCollum received the award for a paper titled “The Art of Collective Identity: How an Art from the Streets Program Fosters a Sense of Community Among the Homeless.” The paper was written for her fall 2011 capstone class on “Social Movements and Activism” taught by Maria Lowe, professor of sociology. Southwestern sociology majors have won the Odum Award five of the past seven years. Read more here.

  • Students David Boutte and Paige Duggins and alumnus Graham Oliver presented a panel talk titled “The Diamond Miners’ Union: Faculty and Your Writing Center” at the South Central Writing Centers Association’s annual conference held Feb. 23-25 in Little Rock, Ark. Elisabeth Piedmont-Marton, associate professor of English, also presented a paper at the conference titled “The Writing Center Way to a Jerk-Free Workplace.” 

  • Sophomores Augustus CrimmEleanor O’NeilBailey Olderog and Sarah Puffer have been selected to receive Hatton W. Sumners Scholarships for their junior and senior years. The scholarships, which are awarded by the Hatton W. Sumners Foundation of Dallas, are for $5,000 per semester, or $10,000 per year. Students are selected for the scholarships based on their academic history, extracurricular activities, and leadership experience. Crimm is double-majoring in history and accounting, O’Neil and Olderog are political science majors, and Puffer is majoring in international studies and environmental studies. Read more here.

  • Eight Southwestern students performed at the Texas Music Educators Association conference in San Antonio Feb. 9. The students performed in the SU String Quartet directed by Eri Lee Lam, associate professor of music, and the SU Trombone Quartet directed by Eileen Meyer Russell, associate professor of music. The SU String Quartet members are Emilio Alvarez (cello), Katie De La Vega (viola), and Marie Smith and Erin Weber (violins). The SU Trombone Quartet members are Benjamin BracherAllison LingrenMichael Martinez and David Vaden. Each quartet performed a 30-minute concert at the conference.

  • Juniors Nicholas Arcuri and Morgan McReynolds received Intercultural Leadership Awards from the Danish Institute for Study Abroad (DIS) for their efforts while studying abroad in Denmark last semester. The DISIntercultural Leadership Award recognizes students who have worked actively to immerse themselves in Danish society through classwork, housing and participation in immersion activities and opportunities.

  • Sophomore sociology major Susana Contreras, senior anthropology major Melissa Garcia, and Brenda Sendejo, assistant professor of anthropology, participated in a panel Sendejo organized for the regional conference of the National Association of Chicano and Chicana Studies that was held at Texas State University March 1-3. The panel focused on ways that the historical and cultural legacy of Our Lady of Guadalupe-Tonantzin-Coatlique impacted feminists and activists of the Mexican American Civil Rights Movement and how that legacy manifested itself in the social activism and spiritual identities of subsequent generations of Chicanas. Contreras presented a paper titled “Re-Imagining the Mestizaje of La Virgen: Reflections of Choque in Chicana Cultural Identity and Activism.” Garcia presented a paper titled “Don’t Worry, M’ija, La Virgen Is with You: A Chicana Activist’s Personal Narrative of Perseverance and Strength.” Sendejo presented a paper titled “Spiritual Activism as Pedagogy: Three Generations of Chicana Self-Making with Guadalupe-Tonantzin.” The other presenter on the panel was Chicana feminist icon Martha Cotera.

  • Junior Kristi Lenderman has received a $2,500 scholarship from the Rotary Club of Georgetown to support her study abroad this semester. Lenderman is studying in Santiago, Chile, through the SIT Comparative Education and Social Change program. While there, she hopes to continue her studies on female leadership and visit local Rotary clubs to observe how Chilean clubs function, how women are incorporated and share information on what Rotary and Rotaract are doing in Georgetown. Lenderman is a former president of Southwestern’s Rotaract chapter.

  • Juniors Kathleen Franklin and Shannon Spears have received Benjamin Gilman International Scholarships to study abroad this semester. Franklin will be studying in Kigali, Rwanda, and Spears will be studying in Nagoya, Japan. Read more here.

August 2012

  • Junior international studies major Cheyenne Wooldridge received a Benjamin Gilman International Scholarship for the fall 2012 semester. Wooldridge will use her scholarship to enroll in a program in Beijing, China, called China Now: Development, Politics & Social Change that is offered through the Alliance for Global Education.

  • Senior Austin Painchaud received two awards from the Council for the Advancement and Support of Education. Over the summer, he was one of four students nationwide who were selected to receive the Peter Buchanan Scholarship to attend a student leadership conference sponsored by CASE that was held in Indianapolis. He also has received a CASE ASAP Career Fellowship for the fall that will enable him to explore various areas within the field of educational advancement.  

  • Senior biology and environmental studies major Kira McEntire gave several presentations over the summer. She gave an oral presentation at the EuryceAlliance meeting held May 25 at Texas State University, a poster presentation at the Ecological Society of America meeting Aug. 5-10 in Portland, Ore., and a poster presentation at the World Congress of Herpetology meeting Aug. 9-13 in Vancouver, Canada. Ben Pierce, professor of biology, presented the poster with her at the meeting in Vancouver.

  • Sumners Scholar Gillian Ring participated in a recent White House Youth Town Hall meeting held at The University of Texas at Austin. Ring is featured briefly in a video recap of the event that can be found athttp://vimeo.com/40268096.  

  • Two graduating seniors have been awarded Fulbright English Teaching Assistantships for the 2012-13 academic year. Rory Jones, who graduated with a double major in history and German, has been awarded a teaching assistantship in Germany. Lauren Radell, a business major with a minors in German and Communication Studies, has been awarded a teaching assistantship in Austria. Read more here.

  • Twenty-three students from Southwestern were inducted into Phi Beta Kappa May 4. Southwestern’s 2012 initiates were Brooke BlomquistSarah ChatfieldAlexa DanielLauren DavidDonato De LucaDonald Frye,Taylor GarciaSusan GarrardHarrison GlaserHayley HervieuxAncy JacobKelly JohnsonRory Jones,Alexis KropfAnna MaloneKristen McCollumJenna MossbargerJack ParkerMaria PollifroneAnastasia PorterKari ShearerVioletta Vasquez, and Julia Von Alexander. See photos from the induction ceremony here.

  • Senior pitcher Chris Webber earned a spot on the 2012 All-SCAC Baseball Team and senior infielder Nate Shipp earned an Honorable Mention selection. Read more here.

  • Sophomore Daniel Tuttle gave the Southwestern men’s track and field team its first SCAC individual champion since 2008 with a win in the 110 meter hurdles at the conference championship last weekend. Tuttle also took second place in the 400 meter hurdles with a Southwestern record time of 55.83 and third place in the triple jump with a bound of 12.89 meters. Read more here.

  • Sophomore Matthew Piehler received the first Shearn Writing Award in Fine Arts from Southwestern for his paper “Don’t Lose Your Head: An Examination of Tikal and Decapitation.” The award includes a cash prize.

  • Senior French and environmental studies major Molly O’Hara has been awarded an English Teaching Assistantship in France for the 2012-13 academic year. The Teaching Assistantship Program in France is one of various cultural exchange programs administered by the Cultural Services of the French Embassy. Each year, nearly 1,500 American citizens and permanent residents teach in public schools across all regions of metropolitan France and in the overseas departments of French Guiana, Guadeloupe, Martinique and Reunion. O’Hara will be teaching elementary school in the Academy of Versailles outside of Paris. O’Hara is following in the footsteps of 2006 graduate Kelley Mansfield, who taught in Aix-en-Provence; 2007 graduate Jacqueline Jeffcoat, who taught in Grenoble; and 2008 graduate Aurora Aguirre, who taught in Nancy. 

  • Junior Haley Hughes hit three home runs in the SCAC softball tournament last weekend, setting a new tournament record for most home runs. Read more here.

  • Five Southwestern students have been selected to participate in the Summer Student Program sponsored by The Methodist Hospital Research Institute. Students selected are sophomore Sarah Ally, junior Carlos Martinez, and seniors Michael AuDebbie Saddington and Krishna Suri.

  • Three Southwestern students have been selected to participate in summer Research Experience for Undergraduates (REU) programs sponsored by the National Science Foundation. Senior physics major Ryan Staten was selected to participate in a program sponsored by the Center for Gravitational Wave Astronomy at the University of Texas at Brownville. Junior international studies major Clayton Tucker was selected to participate in a program that will be conducted partially in China and will focus on how economic development and societal change is impacting China’s already precarious environmental position across the Yellow River Loess Plateau. Senior physics major Caroline Weston was selected to participate in a materials science research program at the University of Florida.

  • Senior Sarah Johnson won the Psi Chi Student Research Award for her paper on “The Effects of Gender and Self-Presentation on Perceptions of Student-Professor Interactions.” Johnson will be presenting the paper with Traci Giuliano, professor of psychology, at the Southwestern Psychological Association meeting being held in Oklahoma City April 12-14.

  • Five student-athletes from Southwestern were selected as SCAC Player of the Week for their respective sports for the week of March 26-April 1. Amanda Ambrose was named Softball Offensive Player of the WeekAlex Lam was named Men’s Tennis Athlete of the WeekJamie Long was named Lacrosse Offensive Player of the WeekMax Smith was named Baseball Pitcher of the Week and Daniel Tuttle was named Men’s Track Athlete of the Week.

  • Junior international studies major Katherine Tanner is presenting a paper at the Claremont-UC Undergraduate Research Conference on the European Union being held at Scripps College April 12-13. Her paper, titled “Security Implications of European Enlargement: The Case of Turkey,” was co-authored with Elizabeth Beutel from Transylvania University in Kentucky and Michael Mosser, visiting assistant professor of political science, served as their adviser.

  • Senior biology major Tracy Day placed third in the 2012 Research Award competition sponsored by the Texas Academy of Science. Day received a $1,000 grant that will enable her to continue stable isotope research on the plants eaten by apple snails. The additional funding will allow her to prepare and run more stable isotope samples to try and see if these plants are enriched by runoff and if that then gets reflected in snail’s diet. 

  • Ashley Johnson, a junior international studies major, has been selected to participate in a 2012 intensive summer institute in China sponsored by the U. S. Department of State and other organizations. The Critical Language Scholarship Program is part of a U.S. government effort to expand the number of Americans studying and mastering critical foreign languages. Read more here.

  • Lauraly Hernandez, a senior with a double major in studio art and communication studies, has received the 2012 Fayez Sarofim Passion for the Arts Award from Southwestern. The award is presented annually to the graduating senior who, regardless of major, has demonstrated throughout his or her entire undergraduate career at Southwestern an unusual passion for the arts. Read more about Hernandez here.

  • Two Spanish majors presented their capstone research at the 20th Colloquium on Hispanic and Luso-Brazilian Literatures and Linguistics held in Austin March 2-3.  Milly Arcovedo presented a paper titled “Identidad, lenguaje y el estudio en el extranjero: Hablantes nativos del español y los cambios de identidad.” Amanda Tompkins presented a paper titled “Factores sociales y tópicos de conversación que provocan el uso del cambio de códigos por los hablantes bilingües del español e inglés y las actitudes lingüísticas asociadas.” The papers were written for their fall 2011 course on Spanish sociolinguistics taught by Abby Dings, assistant professor of Spanish.

  • Senior sociology major Kristen McCollum has been selected to receive the 2012 Odum Award for Best Undergraduate Paper by the Southern Sociological Society. She will receive the award at the society’s annual meeting in New Orleans March 21-24. McCollum received the award for a paper titled “The Art of Collective Identity: How an Art from the Streets Program Fosters a Sense of Community Among the Homeless.” The paper was written for her fall 2011 capstone class on “Social Movements and Activism” taught by Maria Lowe, professor of sociology. Southwestern sociology majors have won the Odum Award five of the past seven years. Read more here.

  • Students David Boutte and Paige Duggins and alumnus Graham Oliver presented a panel talk titled “The Diamond Miners’ Union: Faculty and Your Writing Center” at the South Central Writing Centers Association’s annual conference held Feb. 23-25 in Little Rock, Ark. Elisabeth Piedmont-Marton, associate professor of English, also presented a paper at the conference titled “The Writing Center Way to a Jerk-Free Workplace.” 

  • Sophomores Augustus CrimmEleanor O’NeilBailey Olderog and Sarah Puffer have been selected to receive Hatton W. Sumners Scholarships for their junior and senior years. The scholarships, which are awarded by the Hatton W. Sumners Foundation of Dallas, are for $5,000 per semester, or $10,000 per year. Students are selected for the scholarships based on their academic history, extracurricular activities, and leadership experience. Crimm is double-majoring in history and accounting, O’Neil and Olderog are political science majors, and Puffer is majoring in international studies and environmental studies. Read more here.

  • Eight Southwestern students performed at the Texas Music Educators Association conference in San Antonio Feb. 9. The students performed in the SU String Quartet directed by Eri Lee Lam, associate professor of music, and the SU Trombone Quartet directed by Eileen Meyer Russell, associate professor of music. The SU String Quartet members are Emilio Alvarez (cello), Katie De La Vega (viola), and Marie Smith and Erin Weber (violins). The SU Trombone Quartet members are Benjamin BracherAllison LingrenMichael Martinez and David Vaden. Each quartet performed a 30-minute concert at the conference.

  • Juniors Nicholas Arcuri and Morgan McReynolds received Intercultural Leadership Awards from the Danish Institute for Study Abroad (DIS) for their efforts while studying abroad in Denmark last semester. The DISIntercultural Leadership Award recognizes students who have worked actively to immerse themselves in Danish society through classwork, housing and participation in immersion activities and opportunities.

  • Sophomore sociology major Susana Contreras, senior anthropology major Melissa Garcia, and Brenda Sendejo, assistant professor of anthropology, participated in a panel Sendejo organized for the regional conference of the National Association of Chicano and Chicana Studies that was held at Texas State University March 1-3. The panel focused on ways that the historical and cultural legacy of Our Lady of Guadalupe-Tonantzin-Coatlique impacted feminists and activists of the Mexican American Civil Rights Movement and how that legacy manifested itself in the social activism and spiritual identities of subsequent generations of Chicanas. Contreras presented a paper titled “Re-Imagining the Mestizaje of La Virgen: Reflections of Choque in Chicana Cultural Identity and Activism.” Garcia presented a paper titled “Don’t Worry, M’ija, La Virgen Is with You: A Chicana Activist’s Personal Narrative of Perseverance and Strength.” Sendejo presented a paper titled “Spiritual Activism as Pedagogy: Three Generations of Chicana Self-Making with Guadalupe-Tonantzin.” The other presenter on the panel was Chicana feminist icon Martha Cotera.

  • Junior Kristi Lenderman has received a $2,500 scholarship from the Rotary Club of Georgetown to support her study abroad this semester. Lenderman is studying in Santiago, Chile, through the SIT Comparative Education and Social Change program. While there, she hopes to continue her studies on female leadership and visit local Rotary clubs to observe how Chilean clubs function, how women are incorporated and share information on what Rotary and Rotaract are doing in Georgetown. Lenderman is a former president of Southwestern’s Rotaract chapter.

  • Juniors Kathleen Franklin and Shannon Spears have received Benjamin Gilman International Scholarships to study abroad this semester. Franklin will be studying in Kigali, Rwanda, and Spears will be studying in Nagoya, Japan. Read more here.

May 2012

  • Sumners Scholar Gillian Ring participated in a recent White House Youth Town Hall meeting held at The University of Texas at Austin. Ring is featured briefly in a video recap of the event that can be found athttp://vimeo.com/40268096.  

  • Two graduating seniors have been awarded Fulbright English Teaching Assistantships for the 2012-13 academic year. Rory Jones, who graduated with a double major in history and German, has been awarded a teaching assistantship in Germany. Lauren Radell, a business major with a minors in German and Communication Studies, has been awarded a teaching assistantship in Austria. Read more here.

  • Twenty-three students from Southwestern were inducted into Phi Beta Kappa May 4. Southwestern’s 2012 initiates were Brooke BlomquistSarah ChatfieldAlexa DanielLauren DavidDonato De LucaDonald Frye,Taylor GarciaSusan GarrardHarrison GlaserHayley HervieuxAncy JacobKelly JohnsonRory Jones,Alexis KropfAnna MaloneKristen McCollumJenna MossbargerJack ParkerMaria PollifroneAnastasia PorterKari ShearerVioletta Vasquez, and Julia Von Alexander. See photos from the induction ceremony here.

  • Senior pitcher Chris Webber earned a spot on the 2012 All-SCAC Baseball Team and senior infielder Nate Shipp earned an Honorable Mention selection. Read more here.

  • Sophomore Daniel Tuttle gave the Southwestern men’s track and field team its first SCAC individual champion since 2008 with a win in the 110 meter hurdles at the conference championship last weekend. Tuttle also took second place in the 400 meter hurdles with a Southwestern record time of 55.83 and third place in the triple jump with a bound of 12.89 meters. Read more here.

  • Sophomore Matthew Piehler received the first Shearn Writing Award in Fine Arts from Southwestern for his paper “Don’t Lose Your Head: An Examination of Tikal and Decapitation.” The award includes a cash prize.

  • Senior French and environmental studies major Molly O’Hara has been awarded an English Teaching Assistantship in France for the 2012-13 academic year. The Teaching Assistantship Program in France is one of various cultural exchange programs administered by the Cultural Services of the French Embassy. Each year, nearly 1,500 American citizens and permanent residents teach in public schools across all regions of metropolitan France and in the overseas departments of French Guiana, Guadeloupe, Martinique and Reunion. O’Hara will be teaching elementary school in the Academy of Versailles outside of Paris. O’Hara is following in the footsteps of 2006 graduate Kelley Mansfield, who taught in Aix-en-Provence; 2007 graduate Jacqueline Jeffcoat, who taught in Grenoble; and 2008 graduate Aurora Aguirre, who taught in Nancy. 

  • Junior Haley Hughes hit three home runs in the SCAC softball tournament last weekend, setting a new tournament record for most home runs. Read more here.

  • Five Southwestern students have been selected to participate in the Summer Student Program sponsored by The Methodist Hospital Research Institute. Students selected are sophomore Sarah Ally, junior Carlos Martinez, and seniors Michael AuDebbie Saddington and Krishna Suri.

  • Three Southwestern students have been selected to participate in summer Research Experience for Undergraduates (REU) programs sponsored by the National Science Foundation. Senior physics major Ryan Staten was selected to participate in a program sponsored by the Center for Gravitational Wave Astronomy at the University of Texas at Brownville. Junior international studies major Clayton Tucker was selected to participate in a program that will be conducted partially in China and will focus on how economic development and societal change is impacting China’s already precarious environmental position across the Yellow River Loess Plateau. Senior physics major Caroline Weston was selected to participate in a materials science research program at the University of Florida.

  • Senior Sarah Johnson won the Psi Chi Student Research Award for her paper on “The Effects of Gender and Self-Presentation on Perceptions of Student-Professor Interactions.” Johnson will be presenting the paper with Traci Giuliano, professor of psychology, at the Southwestern Psychological Association meeting being held in Oklahoma City April 12-14.

  • Five student-athletes from Southwestern were selected as SCAC Player of the Week for their respective sports for the week of March 26-April 1. Amanda Ambrose was named Softball Offensive Player of the WeekAlex Lam was named Men’s Tennis Athlete of the WeekJamie Long was named Lacrosse Offensive Player of the WeekMax Smith was named Baseball Pitcher of the Week and Daniel Tuttle was named Men’s Track Athlete of the Week.

  • Junior international studies major Katherine Tanner is presenting a paper at the Claremont-UC Undergraduate Research Conference on the European Union being held at Scripps College April 12-13. Her paper, titled “Security Implications of European Enlargement: The Case of Turkey,” was co-authored with Elizabeth Beutel from Transylvania University in Kentucky and Michael Mosser, visiting assistant professor of political science, served as their adviser.

  • Senior biology major Tracy Day placed third in the 2012 Research Award competition sponsored by the Texas Academy of Science. Day received a $1,000 grant that will enable her to continue stable isotope research on the plants eaten by apple snails. The additional funding will allow her to prepare and run more stable isotope samples to try and see if these plants are enriched by runoff and if that then gets reflected in snail’s diet. 

  • Ashley Johnson, a junior international studies major, has been selected to participate in a 2012 intensive summer institute in China sponsored by the U. S. Department of State and other organizations. The Critical Language Scholarship Program is part of a U.S. government effort to expand the number of Americans studying and mastering critical foreign languages. Read more here.

  • Lauraly Hernandez, a senior with a double major in studio art and communication studies, has received the 2012 Fayez Sarofim Passion for the Arts Award from Southwestern. The award is presented annually to the graduating senior who, regardless of major, has demonstrated throughout his or her entire undergraduate career at Southwestern an unusual passion for the arts. Read more about Hernandez here.

  • Two Spanish majors presented their capstone research at the 20th Colloquium on Hispanic and Luso-Brazilian Literatures and Linguistics held in Austin March 2-3.  Milly Arcovedo presented a paper titled “Identidad, lenguaje y el estudio en el extranjero: Hablantes nativos del español y los cambios de identidad.” Amanda Tompkins presented a paper titled “Factores sociales y tópicos de conversación que provocan el uso del cambio de códigos por los hablantes bilingües del español e inglés y las actitudes lingüísticas asociadas.” The papers were written for their fall 2011 course on Spanish sociolinguistics taught by Abby Dings, assistant professor of Spanish.

  • Senior sociology major Kristen McCollum has been selected to receive the 2012 Odum Award for Best Undergraduate Paper by the Southern Sociological Society. She will receive the award at the society’s annual meeting in New Orleans March 21-24. McCollum received the award for a paper titled “The Art of Collective Identity: How an Art from the Streets Program Fosters a Sense of Community Among the Homeless.” The paper was written for her fall 2011 capstone class on “Social Movements and Activism” taught by Maria Lowe, professor of sociology. Southwestern sociology majors have won the Odum Award five of the past seven years. Read more here.

  • Students David Boutte and Paige Duggins and alumnus Graham Oliver presented a panel talk titled “The Diamond Miners’ Union: Faculty and Your Writing Center” at the South Central Writing Centers Association’s annual conference held Feb. 23-25 in Little Rock, Ark. Elisabeth Piedmont-Marton, associate professor of English, also presented a paper at the conference titled “The Writing Center Way to a Jerk-Free Workplace.” 

  • Sophomores Augustus CrimmEleanor O’NeilBailey Olderog and Sarah Puffer have been selected to receive Hatton W. Sumners Scholarships for their junior and senior years. The scholarships, which are awarded by the Hatton W. Sumners Foundation of Dallas, are for $5,000 per semester, or $10,000 per year. Students are selected for the scholarships based on their academic history, extracurricular activities, and leadership experience. Crimm is double-majoring in history and accounting, O’Neil and Olderog are political science majors, and Puffer is majoring in international studies and environmental studies. Read more here.

  • Eight Southwestern students performed at the Texas Music Educators Association conference in San Antonio Feb. 9. The students performed in the SU String Quartet directed by Eri Lee Lam, associate professor of music, and the SU Trombone Quartet directed by Eileen Meyer Russell, associate professor of music. The SU String Quartet members are Emilio Alvarez (cello), Katie De La Vega (viola), and Marie Smith and Erin Weber (violins). The SU Trombone Quartet members are Benjamin BracherAllison LingrenMichael Martinez and David Vaden. Each quartet performed a 30-minute concert at the conference.

  • Juniors Nicholas Arcuri and Morgan McReynolds received Intercultural Leadership Awards from the Danish Institute for Study Abroad (DIS) for their efforts while studying abroad in Denmark last semester. The DISIntercultural Leadership Award recognizes students who have worked actively to immerse themselves in Danish society through classwork, housing and participation in immersion activities and opportunities.

  • Sophomore sociology major Susana Contreras, senior anthropology major Melissa Garcia, and Brenda Sendejo, assistant professor of anthropology, participated in a panel Sendejo organized for the regional conference of the National Association of Chicano and Chicana Studies that was held at Texas State University March 1-3. The panel focused on ways that the historical and cultural legacy of Our Lady of Guadalupe-Tonantzin-Coatlique impacted feminists and activists of the Mexican American Civil Rights Movement and how that legacy manifested itself in the social activism and spiritual identities of subsequent generations of Chicanas. Contreras presented a paper titled “Re-Imagining the Mestizaje of La Virgen: Reflections of Choque in Chicana Cultural Identity and Activism.” Garcia presented a paper titled “Don’t Worry, M’ija, La Virgen Is with You: A Chicana Activist’s Personal Narrative of Perseverance and Strength.” Sendejo presented a paper titled “Spiritual Activism as Pedagogy: Three Generations of Chicana Self-Making with Guadalupe-Tonantzin.” The other presenter on the panel was Chicana feminist icon Martha Cotera.

  • Junior Kristi Lenderman has received a $2,500 scholarship from the Rotary Club of Georgetown to support her study abroad this semester. Lenderman is studying in Santiago, Chile, through the SIT Comparative Education and Social Change program. While there, she hopes to continue her studies on female leadership and visit local Rotary clubs to observe how Chilean clubs function, how women are incorporated and share information on what Rotary and Rotaract are doing in Georgetown. Lenderman is a former president of Southwestern’s Rotaract chapter.

  • Juniors Kathleen Franklin and Shannon Spears have received Benjamin Gilman International Scholarships to study abroad this semester. Franklin will be studying in Kigali, Rwanda, and Spears will be studying in Nagoya, Japan. Read more here.

April 2012

  • Senior Sarah Johnson won the Psi Chi Student Research Award for her paper on “The Effects of Gender and Self-Presentation on Perceptions of Student-Professor Interactions.” Johnson will be presenting the paper with Traci Giuliano, professor of psychology, at the Southwestern Psychological Association meeting being held in Oklahoma City April 12-14.

  • Five student-athletes from Southwestern were selected as SCAC Player of the Week for their respective sports for the week of March 26-April 1. Amanda Ambrose was named Softball Offensive Player of the WeekAlex Lam was named Men’s Tennis Athlete of the WeekJamie Long was named Lacrosse Offensive Player of the WeekMax Smith was named Baseball Pitcher of the Week and Daniel Tuttle was named Men’s Track Athlete of the Week.

  • Junior international studies major Katherine Tanner is presenting a paper at the Claremont-UC Undergraduate Research Conference on the European Union being held at Scripps College April 12-13. Her paper, titled “Security Implications of European Enlargement: The Case of Turkey,” was co-authored with Elizabeth Beutel from Transylvania University in Kentucky and Michael Mosser, visiting assistant professor of political science, served as their adviser.

  • Senior biology major Tracy Day placed third in the 2012 Research Award competition sponsored by the Texas Academy of Science. Day received a $1,000 grant that will enable her to continue stable isotope research on the plants eaten by apple snails. The additional funding will allow her to prepare and run more stable isotope samples to try and see if these plants are enriched by runoff and if that then gets reflected in snail’s diet. 

  • Ashley Johnson, a junior international studies major, has been selected to participate in a 2012 intensive summer institute in China sponsored by the U. S. Department of State and other organizations. The Critical Language Scholarship Program is part of a U.S. government effort to expand the number of Americans studying and mastering critical foreign languages. Read more here.

  • Lauraly Hernandez, a senior with a double major in studio art and communication studies, has received the 2012 Fayez Sarofim Passion for the Arts Award from Southwestern. The award is presented annually to the graduating senior who, regardless of major, has demonstrated throughout his or her entire undergraduate career at Southwestern an unusual passion for the arts. Read more about Hernandez here.

  • Two Spanish majors presented their capstone research at the 20th Colloquium on Hispanic and Luso-Brazilian Literatures and Linguistics held in Austin March 2-3.  Milly Arcovedo presented a paper titled “Identidad, lenguaje y el estudio en el extranjero: Hablantes nativos del español y los cambios de identidad.” Amanda Tompkins presented a paper titled “Factores sociales y tópicos de conversación que provocan el uso del cambio de códigos por los hablantes bilingües del español e inglés y las actitudes lingüísticas asociadas.” The papers were written for their fall 2011 course on Spanish sociolinguistics taught by Abby Dings, assistant professor of Spanish.

  • Senior sociology major Kristen McCollum has been selected to receive the 2012 Odum Award for Best Undergraduate Paper by the Southern Sociological Society. She will receive the award at the society’s annual meeting in New Orleans March 21-24. McCollum received the award for a paper titled “The Art of Collective Identity: How an Art from the Streets Program Fosters a Sense of Community Among the Homeless.” The paper was written for her fall 2011 capstone class on “Social Movements and Activism” taught by Maria Lowe, professor of sociology. Southwestern sociology majors have won the Odum Award five of the past seven years. Read more here.

  • Students David Boutte and Paige Duggins and alumnus Graham Oliver presented a panel talk titled “The Diamond Miners’ Union: Faculty and Your Writing Center” at the South Central Writing Centers Association’s annual conference held Feb. 23-25 in Little Rock, Ark. Elisabeth Piedmont-Marton, associate professor of English, also presented a paper at the conference titled “The Writing Center Way to a Jerk-Free Workplace.” 

  • Sophomores Augustus CrimmEleanor O’NeilBailey Olderog and Sarah Puffer have been selected to receive Hatton W. Sumners Scholarships for their junior and senior years. The scholarships, which are awarded by the Hatton W. Sumners Foundation of Dallas, are for $5,000 per semester, or $10,000 per year. Students are selected for the scholarships based on their academic history, extracurricular activities, and leadership experience. Crimm is double-majoring in history and accounting, O’Neil and Olderog are political science majors, and Puffer is majoring in international studies and environmental studies. Read more here.

  • Eight Southwestern students performed at the Texas Music Educators Association conference in San Antonio Feb. 9. The students performed in the SU String Quartet directed by Eri Lee Lam, associate professor of music, and the SU Trombone Quartet directed by Eileen Meyer Russell, associate professor of music. The SU String Quartet members are Emilio Alvarez (cello), Katie De La Vega (viola), and Marie Smith and Erin Weber (violins). The SU Trombone Quartet members are Benjamin BracherAllison LingrenMichael Martinez and David Vaden. Each quartet performed a 30-minute concert at the conference.

  • Juniors Nicholas Arcuri and Morgan McReynolds received Intercultural Leadership Awards from the Danish Institute for Study Abroad (DIS) for their efforts while studying abroad in Denmark last semester. The DISIntercultural Leadership Award recognizes students who have worked actively to immerse themselves in Danish society through classwork, housing and participation in immersion activities and opportunities.

  • Sophomore sociology major Susana Contreras, senior anthropology major Melissa Garcia, and Brenda Sendejo, assistant professor of anthropology, participated in a panel Sendejo organized for the regional conference of the National Association of Chicano and Chicana Studies that was held at Texas State University March 1-3. The panel focused on ways that the historical and cultural legacy of Our Lady of Guadalupe-Tonantzin-Coatlique impacted feminists and activists of the Mexican American Civil Rights Movement and how that legacy manifested itself in the social activism and spiritual identities of subsequent generations of Chicanas. Contreras presented a paper titled “Re-Imagining the Mestizaje of La Virgen: Reflections of Choque in Chicana Cultural Identity and Activism.” Garcia presented a paper titled “Don’t Worry, M’ija, La Virgen Is with You: A Chicana Activist’s Personal Narrative of Perseverance and Strength.” Sendejo presented a paper titled “Spiritual Activism as Pedagogy: Three Generations of Chicana Self-Making with Guadalupe-Tonantzin.” The other presenter on the panel was Chicana feminist icon Martha Cotera.

  • Junior Kristi Lenderman has received a $2,500 scholarship from the Rotary Club of Georgetown to support her study abroad this semester. Lenderman is studying in Santiago, Chile, through the SIT Comparative Education and Social Change program. While there, she hopes to continue her studies on female leadership and visit local Rotary clubs to observe how Chilean clubs function, how women are incorporated and share information on what Rotary and Rotaract are doing in Georgetown. Lenderman is a former president of Southwestern’s Rotaract chapter.

  • Juniors Kathleen Franklin and Shannon Spears have received Benjamin Gilman International Scholarships to study abroad this semester. Franklin will be studying in Kigali, Rwanda, and Spears will be studying in Nagoya, Japan. Read more here.

March 2012

  • Senior biology major Tracy Day placed third in the 2012 Research Award competition sponsored by the Texas Academy of Science. Day received a $1,000 grant that will enable her to continue stable isotope research on the plants eaten by apple snails. The additional funding will allow her to prepare and run more stable isotope samples to try and see if these plants are enriched by runoff and if that then gets reflected in snail’s diet. 

  • Ashley Johnson, a junior international studies major, has been selected to participate in a 2012 intensive summer institute in China sponsored by the U. S. Department of State and other organizations. The Critical Language Scholarship Program is part of a U.S. government effort to expand the number of Americans studying and mastering critical foreign languages. Read more here.

  • Lauraly Hernandez, a senior with a double major in studio art and communication studies, has received the 2012 Fayez Sarofim Passion for the Arts Award from Southwestern. The award is presented annually to the graduating senior who, regardless of major, has demonstrated throughout his or her entire undergraduate career at Southwestern an unusual passion for the arts. Read more about Hernandez here.

  • Two Spanish majors presented their capstone research at the 20th Colloquium on Hispanic and Luso-Brazilian Literatures and Linguistics held in Austin March 2-3.  Milly Arcovedo presented a paper titled “Identidad, lenguaje y el estudio en el extranjero: Hablantes nativos del español y los cambios de identidad.” Amanda Tompkins presented a paper titled “Factores sociales y tópicos de conversación que provocan el uso del cambio de códigos por los hablantes bilingües del español e inglés y las actitudes lingüísticas asociadas.” The papers were written for their fall 2011 course on Spanish sociolinguistics taught by Abby Dings, assistant professor of Spanish.

  • Senior sociology major Kristen McCollum has been selected to receive the 2012 Odum Award for Best Undergraduate Paper by the Southern Sociological Society. She will receive the award at the society’s annual meeting in New Orleans March 21-24. McCollum received the award for a paper titled “The Art of Collective Identity: How an Art from the Streets Program Fosters a Sense of Community Among the Homeless.” The paper was written for her fall 2011 capstone class on “Social Movements and Activism” taught by Maria Lowe, professor of sociology. Southwestern sociology majors have won the Odum Award five of the past seven years. Read more here.

  • Students David Boutte and Paige Duggins and alumnus Graham Oliver presented a panel talk titled “The Diamond Miners’ Union: Faculty and Your Writing Center” at the South Central Writing Centers Association’s annual conference held Feb. 23-25 in Little Rock, Ark. Elisabeth Piedmont-Marton, associate professor of English, also presented a paper at the conference titled “The Writing Center Way to a Jerk-Free Workplace.” 

  • Sophomores Augustus CrimmEleanor O’NeilBailey Olderog and Sarah Puffer have been selected to receive Hatton W. Sumners Scholarships for their junior and senior years. The scholarships, which are awarded by the Hatton W. Sumners Foundation of Dallas, are for $5,000 per semester, or $10,000 per year. Students are selected for the scholarships based on their academic history, extracurricular activities, and leadership experience. Crimm is double-majoring in history and accounting, O’Neil and Olderog are political science majors, and Puffer is majoring in international studies and environmental studies. Read more here.

  • Eight Southwestern students performed at the Texas Music Educators Association conference in San Antonio Feb. 9. The students performed in the SU String Quartet directed by Eri Lee Lam, associate professor of music, and the SU Trombone Quartet directed by Eileen Meyer Russell, associate professor of music. The SU String Quartet members are Emilio Alvarez (cello), Katie De La Vega (viola), and Marie Smith and Erin Weber (violins). The SU Trombone Quartet members are Benjamin BracherAllison LingrenMichael Martinez and David Vaden. Each quartet performed a 30-minute concert at the conference.

  • Juniors Nicholas Arcuri and Morgan McReynolds received Intercultural Leadership Awards from the Danish Institute for Study Abroad (DIS) for their efforts while studying abroad in Denmark last semester. The DISIntercultural Leadership Award recognizes students who have worked actively to immerse themselves in Danish society through classwork, housing and participation in immersion activities and opportunities.

  • Sophomore sociology major Susana Contreras, senior anthropology major Melissa Garcia, and Brenda Sendejo, assistant professor of anthropology, participated in a panel Sendejo organized for the regional conference of the National Association of Chicano and Chicana Studies that was held at Texas State University March 1-3. The panel focused on ways that the historical and cultural legacy of Our Lady of Guadalupe-Tonantzin-Coatlique impacted feminists and activists of the Mexican American Civil Rights Movement and how that legacy manifested itself in the social activism and spiritual identities of subsequent generations of Chicanas. Contreras presented a paper titled “Re-Imagining the Mestizaje of La Virgen: Reflections of Choque in Chicana Cultural Identity and Activism.” Garcia presented a paper titled “Don’t Worry, M’ija, La Virgen Is with You: A Chicana Activist’s Personal Narrative of Perseverance and Strength.” Sendejo presented a paper titled “Spiritual Activism as Pedagogy: Three Generations of Chicana Self-Making with Guadalupe-Tonantzin.” The other presenter on the panel was Chicana feminist icon Martha Cotera.

  • Junior Kristi Lenderman has received a $2,500 scholarship from the Rotary Club of Georgetown to support her study abroad this semester. Lenderman is studying in Santiago, Chile, through the SIT Comparative Education and Social Change program. While there, she hopes to continue her studies on female leadership and visit local Rotary clubs to observe how Chilean clubs function, how women are incorporated and share information on what Rotary and Rotaract are doing in Georgetown. Lenderman is a former president of Southwestern’s Rotaract chapter.

  • Juniors Kathleen Franklin and Shannon Spears have received Benjamin Gilman International Scholarships to study abroad this semester. Franklin will be studying in Kigali, Rwanda, and Spears will be studying in Nagoya, Japan. Read more here.

February 2012

  • Sophomores Augustus CrimmEleanor O’NeilBailey Olderog and Sarah Puffer have been selected to receive Hatton W. Sumners Scholarships for their junior and senior years. The scholarships, which are awarded by the Hatton W. Sumners Foundation of Dallas, are for $5,000 per semester, or $10,000 per year. Students are selected for the scholarships based on their academic history, extracurricular activities, and leadership experience. Crimm is double-majoring in history and accounting, O’Neil and Olderog are political science majors, and Puffer is majoring in international studies and environmental studies. Read more here.

  • Eight Southwestern students performed at the Texas Music Educators Association conference in San Antonio Feb. 9. The students performed in the SU String Quartet directed by Eri Lee Lam, associate professor of music, and the SU Trombone Quartet directed by Eileen Meyer Russell, associate professor of music. The SU String Quartet members are Emilio Alvarez (cello), Katie De La Vega (viola), and Marie Smith and Erin Weber (violins). The SU Trombone Quartet members are Benjamin BracherAllison LingrenMichael Martinez and David Vaden. Each quartet performed a 30-minute concert at the conference.

  • Juniors Nicholas Arcuri and Morgan McReynolds received Intercultural Leadership Awards from the Danish Institute for Study Abroad (DIS) for their efforts while studying abroad in Denmark last semester. The DISIntercultural Leadership Award recognizes students who have worked actively to immerse themselves in Danish society through classwork, housing and participation in immersion activities and opportunities.

  • Sophomore sociology major Susana Contreras, senior anthropology major Melissa Garcia, and Brenda Sendejo, assistant professor of anthropology, participated in a panel Sendejo organized for the regional conference of the National Association of Chicano and Chicana Studies that was held at Texas State University March 1-3. The panel focused on ways that the historical and cultural legacy of Our Lady of Guadalupe-Tonantzin-Coatlique impacted feminists and activists of the Mexican American Civil Rights Movement and how that legacy manifested itself in the social activism and spiritual identities of subsequent generations of Chicanas. Contreras presented a paper titled “Re-Imagining the Mestizaje of La Virgen: Reflections of Choque in Chicana Cultural Identity and Activism.” Garcia presented a paper titled “Don’t Worry, M’ija, La Virgen Is with You: A Chicana Activist’s Personal Narrative of Perseverance and Strength.” Sendejo presented a paper titled “Spiritual Activism as Pedagogy: Three Generations of Chicana Self-Making with Guadalupe-Tonantzin.” The other presenter on the panel was Chicana feminist icon Martha Cotera.

  • Junior Kristi Lenderman has received a $2,500 scholarship from the Rotary Club of Georgetown to support her study abroad this semester. Lenderman is studying in Santiago, Chile, through the SIT Comparative Education and Social Change program. While there, she hopes to continue her studies on female leadership and visit local Rotary clubs to observe how Chilean clubs function, how women are incorporated and share information on what Rotary and Rotaract are doing in Georgetown. Lenderman is a former president of Southwestern’s Rotaract chapter.

  • Juniors Kathleen Franklin and Shannon Spears have received Benjamin Gilman International Scholarships to study abroad this semester. Franklin will be studying in Kigali, Rwanda, and Spears will be studying in Nagoya, Japan. Read more here.

January 2012

  • Juniors Kathleen Franklin and Shannon Spears have received Benjamin Gilman International Scholarships to study abroad this semester. Franklin will be studying in Kigali, Rwanda, and Spears will be studying in Nagoya, Japan. Read more here.

December 2011

  • Senior environmental studies major Ben Parafina won third place in the student poster competition that was held as part of the annual meeting of the Southwestern Division of the Association of American Geographers held Nov. 10-11 at UT-Austin.

  • Senior art history major Kelly Johnson is giving a presentation titled “Smudging it: Blurring the Boundaries Between Feminism and Art” at the Transitioning Feminism Women’s Studies Conference to be held at the University of Albany Dec. 1-2.

  • Southwestern students Alex Essex-Carmona and Lauraly Hernandez had their renderings of digital sculptures exhibited in the 2011 INTERSCULPT exhibition in Paris, France Nov. 21-27.

  • Seniors Tracy Day and Katie Gibson and junior Allyson Plantz have been selected to conduct research in South America with Biology Professor Romi Burks over the winter break. The three will be in South America from Dec. 3 to Jan. 15. Gibson and Plantz will be conducting research in Uruguay and Day will be conducting research in Brazil. Read more about the grant that enabled them to go to South America here.

  • Senior studio art major Jenna Foster has had an oil painting titled “Cling Trapped” accepted into a exhibition that will be on display at the Art Center of Waco from Friday, Nov. 4, through Sunday, Feb. 5.

  • Capital IDEA, an Austin-based nonprofit that offers educational services to help lift working families out of poverty, has published the results of a research project done for them by senior sociology major Kristen McCollum. McCollum’s research focused on the impact that Capital IDEA has on the children of its participants. The results of McCollum’s study can be found here.

  • Seven students gave six presentations at the Texas Undergraduate Mathematics Conference at The University of Texas at Tyler Oct. 21-22.  Nina Freeman’s “BSA the Easy Way” dealt with math models of body surface area. Eric Godat’s “Wind Power Forecasting” combined his two majors of math and physics. Maria Pollifrone presented “Feeling Hip? A Volumetric Model of Wear Patterns in Hip Replacements.” Lesley McCoy spoke about “Mathematics of the Silver Screen,” and Caitlin Sargent presented “Is it Worth it? The Cost of Hybrid, Electric, and Gas Powered Cars.” These talks were based on the mathematics capstone projects. In addition, Zoe Van Pham and Yvette Niyomugaba presented “Markov Chains in Volleyball” from an independent study.

  • Two teams from Southwestern will be competing in the 36th annual IBM-sponsored Association for Computing Machinery International Collegiate Programming Contest. Their first step will be a regional competition to be held at Baylor University Oct. 29. The “SU Root” team includes Erick BaumanRyan Washburn and Josh Wolfe, and the “SU Equipo” team includes Adam ScullyJon Hieb and Taylor Elkins.

  • Senior softball players Lyndsy Maus and Taylor Turpin have been named 2011 All-America Scholar Athletes by the National Fastpitch Coaches Association. Read more here.

  • Senior math and education major Sarah Ayers is one of three students selected statewide to receive a scholarship from the Texas Association of School Personnel Administrators (TASPA) for the 2011-2012 school year. The scholarship will be presented at the organization’s annual awards luncheon at the DoubleTree Hotel in Austin Dec. 8. The scholarship honors the best teacher candidates in the state. Ayers hopes to be a high school math teacher and also wants to coach swimming at the high school level. Read more here.

  • Math major Nina Freeman participated in an NSF-supported REU (Research Experiences for Undergraduates) at Texas State University this past summer. The program focused on research projects in discrete mathematics and algebra. Read more about it here.

  • The Southwestern volleyball team received a 2010-2011 Team Academic Award from the American Volleyball Coaches Association. To qualify for this award, the entire team had to have a cumulative GPA of 3.3 on a 4.0 scale. Read more here. The AVCA has ranked the team 17th in Division III as they begin their 2011-2012 season. Read more here.         

  • Biology major Allyson Plantz and Romi Burks, associate professor of biology, gave a presentation titled “Living on the edge: Potential fates of apple snail (Pomacea insularum) eggs laid on emergent variation in riparian areas” at the Ecological Society of America meeting held in Austin Aug. 7-12 The talk was part of a special session Burks organized that featured  presentations given by undergraduate researchers with their mentors. Read a summary of the presentation here. Other co-authors on the paper were senior Tracy Day and 2011 graduate Megan Rice.

  • Southwestern students Shelby MoralesMolly O’Hara and Rachael Regan were among 60 college students chosen to participate in the 2011 ExxonMobil Community Summer Jobs Program in Dallas. The program, administered by the Volunteer Center of North Texas, provides exemplary students with eight-week, paid internships at deserving local nonprofit agencies. Read more about their experience here.

  • Graduating senior Andrew Ivy received the 2011 Southwestern Partner of the Year Award from Georgetown’s Partners in Education program. Ivy was recognized for his work mentoring a student at McCoy Elementary School for the past two years. 

  • Junior Alexis Kropf and 2009 graduate Colin Kyle were the authors of a paper – “Prime waterfront real estate: Apple snails choose wild taro for oviposition sites” – that is being published in a special issue of Current Zoology focused on invasive species.

  • Alexis Kropf, a junior biology and Spanish major, is one of 135 students from 30 states who have been honored as the first Newman Civic Fellows by Campus Compact, a national coalition of more than 1,100 college and university presidents who are committed to educating students for civic and social responsibility. Read more here.

  • First-year student Phuong-Hieu Nguyen has been named to the prestigious Kemper Scholars Program. The scholarship-mentorship program prepares students for leadership and service, especially in the fields of administration and business.

  • Senior anthropology major Ursula James won the Annual Student Paper Competition sponsored by the Southern Anthropological Society. She presented the paper, titled “The Emergence of Hoi An: World Heritage Status and Global Tourism in Vietnam,” at the society’s Annual Meeting, in Richmond, Va., March 24-26. 

  • At the national Mock Trial tournament held in Memphis March 24-26, Abbey Benold was awarded a top witness award and Chanea Wells was awarded a top attorney award. Although the Southwestern team as a whole did not place in the tournament, it performed well against some of the best schools in the nation and lost to the tournament champions by only two points. 

  • Junior Sarah Ayers has become Southwestern’s first All-American swimmer by placing 7th in the 100-meter backstroke at the NCAA Division III championships in Knoxville, Tenn., April 23-25. Read more about her record-setting performance and listen to an interview with Sarah here.         

  • Abbie Ornelas received an honorable mention award for the poster she presented at the Texas Academy of Science meeting last week. The poster was titled “Peroxisome-defective mutants in Arabidopsis thaliana” and featured research she did under the direction of Andrew Woodward, visiting professor of biology.

  • First-year student Kristina Chaka has earned the Gold Award, the highest level of recognition in the Girl Scouts. Chaka received the award for her project “Hands Across the Gulf,” in which 300 pounds of school supplies and 50 encouraging letters were collected for children in an orphanage in El Progreso, Honduras. Inspired by a missionary group at her church, she wants to use education to break the cycle of poverty and help the children of El Progreso.

  • Ann Alston, a senior majoring in economics and minoring in music, published an article titled “Beating the Low Brass Stereotype” in the Spring 2011 International Tuba and Euphonium Association Journal. Alston worked with Eileen Meyer Russell, associate professor of music, to research recruiting and retaining low brass players in junior high and high school music programs. As part of their research, Alston and Russell surveyed college students who play low brass instruments. Alston’s article presents the data related to student views of music instrument stereotypes.

  • Senior Communication Studies major Lori Warren will present her capstone research project at the 82nd annual convention of the Western States Communication Association Convention in Monterey, Calif., Feb. 20. The paper is titled “Camp (and) Gaga: The Lady’s Hegemonic and Resistive Constructions of Sexuality and Gender.”

  • Senior business and communication studies major D’Artagnan Bebel has been selected to receive the 2011 Academic Internship Student Achievement Award from the Cooperative Education and Internship Association (CEIA). Bebel will receive the award at the CEIA’s annual meeting in San Antonio April 10. The award comes with a $500 prize. Bebel is the third Southwestern student to receive this national award in the past six years. Read more here.

November 2011

  • Senior studio art major Jenna Foster has had an oil painting titled “Cling Trapped” accepted into a exhibition that will be on display at the Art Center of Waco from Friday, Nov. 4, through Sunday, Feb. 5.

  • Capital IDEA, an Austin-based nonprofit that offers educational services to help lift working families out of poverty, has published the results of a research project done for them by senior sociology major Kristen McCollum. McCollum’s research focused on the impact that Capital IDEA has on the children of its participants. The results of McCollum’s study can be found here.

  • Seven students gave six presentations at the Texas Undergraduate Mathematics Conference at The University of Texas at Tyler Oct. 21-22.  Nina Freeman’s “BSA the Easy Way” dealt with math models of body surface area. Eric Godat’s “Wind Power Forecasting” combined his two majors of math and physics. Maria Pollifrone presented “Feeling Hip? A Volumetric Model of Wear Patterns in Hip Replacements.” Lesley McCoy spoke about “Mathematics of the Silver Screen,” and Caitlin Sargent presented “Is it Worth it? The Cost of Hybrid, Electric, and Gas Powered Cars.” These talks were based on the mathematics capstone projects. In addition, Zoe Van Pham and Yvette Niyomugaba presented “Markov Chains in Volleyball” from an independent study.

  • Two teams from Southwestern will be competing in the 36th annual IBM-sponsored Association for Computing Machinery International Collegiate Programming Contest. Their first step will be a regional competition to be held at Baylor University Oct. 29. The “SU Root” team includes Erick BaumanRyan Washburn and Josh Wolfe, and the “SU Equipo” team includes Adam ScullyJon Hieb and Taylor Elkins.

  • Senior softball players Lyndsy Maus and Taylor Turpin have been named 2011 All-America Scholar Athletes by the National Fastpitch Coaches Association. Read more here.

  • Senior math and education major Sarah Ayers is one of three students selected statewide to receive a scholarship from the Texas Association of School Personnel Administrators (TASPA) for the 2011-2012 school year. The scholarship will be presented at the organization’s annual awards luncheon at the DoubleTree Hotel in Austin Dec. 8. The scholarship honors the best teacher candidates in the state. Ayers hopes to be a high school math teacher and also wants to coach swimming at the high school level. Read more here.

  • Math major Nina Freeman participated in an NSF-supported REU (Research Experiences for Undergraduates) at Texas State University this past summer. The program focused on research projects in discrete mathematics and algebra. Read more about it here.

  • The Southwestern volleyball team received a 2010-2011 Team Academic Award from the American Volleyball Coaches Association. To qualify for this award, the entire team had to have a cumulative GPA of 3.3 on a 4.0 scale. Read more here. The AVCA has ranked the team 17th in Division III as they begin their 2011-2012 season. Read more here.         

  • Biology major Allyson Plantz and Romi Burks, associate professor of biology, gave a presentation titled “Living on the edge: Potential fates of apple snail (Pomacea insularum) eggs laid on emergent variation in riparian areas” at the Ecological Society of America meeting held in Austin Aug. 7-12 The talk was part of a special session Burks organized that featured  presentations given by undergraduate researchers with their mentors. Read a summary of the presentation here. Other co-authors on the paper were senior Tracy Day and 2011 graduate Megan Rice.

  • Southwestern students Shelby MoralesMolly O’Hara and Rachael Regan were among 60 college students chosen to participate in the 2011 ExxonMobil Community Summer Jobs Program in Dallas. The program, administered by the Volunteer Center of North Texas, provides exemplary students with eight-week, paid internships at deserving local nonprofit agencies. Read more about their experience here.

  • Graduating senior Andrew Ivy received the 2011 Southwestern Partner of the Year Award from Georgetown’s Partners in Education program. Ivy was recognized for his work mentoring a student at McCoy Elementary School for the past two years. 

  • Junior Alexis Kropf and 2009 graduate Colin Kyle were the authors of a paper – “Prime waterfront real estate: Apple snails choose wild taro for oviposition sites” – that is being published in a special issue of Current Zoology focused on invasive species.

  • Alexis Kropf, a junior biology and Spanish major, is one of 135 students from 30 states who have been honored as the first Newman Civic Fellows by Campus Compact, a national coalition of more than 1,100 college and university presidents who are committed to educating students for civic and social responsibility. Read more here.

  • First-year student Phuong-Hieu Nguyen has been named to the prestigious Kemper Scholars Program. The scholarship-mentorship program prepares students for leadership and service, especially in the fields of administration and business.

  • Senior anthropology major Ursula James won the Annual Student Paper Competition sponsored by the Southern Anthropological Society. She presented the paper, titled “The Emergence of Hoi An: World Heritage Status and Global Tourism in Vietnam,” at the society’s Annual Meeting, in Richmond, Va., March 24-26. 

  • At the national Mock Trial tournament held in Memphis March 24-26, Abbey Benold was awarded a top witness award and Chanea Wells was awarded a top attorney award. Although the Southwestern team as a whole did not place in the tournament, it performed well against some of the best schools in the nation and lost to the tournament champions by only two points. 

  • Junior Sarah Ayers has become Southwestern’s first All-American swimmer by placing 7th in the 100-meter backstroke at the NCAA Division III championships in Knoxville, Tenn., April 23-25. Read more about her record-setting performance and listen to an interview with Sarah here.         

  • Abbie Ornelas received an honorable mention award for the poster she presented at the Texas Academy of Science meeting last week. The poster was titled “Peroxisome-defective mutants in Arabidopsis thaliana” and featured research she did under the direction of Andrew Woodward, visiting professor of biology.

  • First-year student Kristina Chaka has earned the Gold Award, the highest level of recognition in the Girl Scouts. Chaka received the award for her project “Hands Across the Gulf,” in which 300 pounds of school supplies and 50 encouraging letters were collected for children in an orphanage in El Progreso, Honduras. Inspired by a missionary group at her church, she wants to use education to break the cycle of poverty and help the children of El Progreso.

  • Ann Alston, a senior majoring in economics and minoring in music, published an article titled “Beating the Low Brass Stereotype” in the Spring 2011 International Tuba and Euphonium Association Journal. Alston worked with Eileen Meyer Russell, associate professor of music, to research recruiting and retaining low brass players in junior high and high school music programs. As part of their research, Alston and Russell surveyed college students who play low brass instruments. Alston’s article presents the data related to student views of music instrument stereotypes.

  • Senior Communication Studies major Lori Warren will present her capstone research project at the 82nd annual convention of the Western States Communication Association Convention in Monterey, Calif., Feb. 20. The paper is titled “Camp (and) Gaga: The Lady’s Hegemonic and Resistive Constructions of Sexuality and Gender.”

  • Senior business and communication studies major D’Artagnan Bebel has been selected to receive the 2011 Academic Internship Student Achievement Award from the Cooperative Education and Internship Association (CEIA). Bebel will receive the award at the CEIA’s annual meeting in San Antonio April 10. The award comes with a $500 prize. Bebel is the third Southwestern student to receive this national award in the past six years. Read more here.

October 2011

  • Seven students gave six presentations at the Texas Undergraduate Mathematics Conference at The University of Texas at Tyler Oct. 21-22.  Nina Freeman’s “BSA the Easy Way” dealt with math models of body surface area. Eric Godat’s “Wind Power Forecasting” combined his two majors of math and physics. Maria Pollifrone presented “Feeling Hip? A Volumetric Model of Wear Patterns in Hip Replacements.” Lesley McCoy spoke about “Mathematics of the Silver Screen,” and Caitlin Sargent presented “Is it Worth it? The Cost of Hybrid, Electric, and Gas Powered Cars.” These talks were based on the mathematics capstone projects. In addition, Zoe Van Pham and Yvette Niyomugaba presented “Markov Chains in Volleyball” from an independent study.

  • Two teams from Southwestern will be competing in the 36th annual IBM-sponsored Association for Computing Machinery International Collegiate Programming Contest. Their first step will be a regional competition to be held at Baylor University Oct. 29. The “SU Root” team includes Erick BaumanRyan Washburn and Josh Wolfe, and the “SU Equipo” team includes Adam ScullyJon Hieb and Taylor Elkins.

  • Senior softball players Lyndsy Maus and Taylor Turpin have been named 2011 All-America Scholar Athletes by the National Fastpitch Coaches Association. Read more here.

  • Senior math and education major Sarah Ayers is one of three students selected statewide to receive a scholarship from the Texas Association of School Personnel Administrators (TASPA) for the 2011-2012 school year. The scholarship will be presented at the organization’s annual awards luncheon at the DoubleTree Hotel in Austin Dec. 8. The scholarship honors the best teacher candidates in the state. Ayers hopes to be a high school math teacher and also wants to coach swimming at the high school level. Read more here.

  • Math major Nina Freeman participated in an NSF-supported REU (Research Experiences for Undergraduates) at Texas State University this past summer. The program focused on research projects in discrete mathematics and algebra. Read more about it here.

  • The Southwestern volleyball team received a 2010-2011 Team Academic Award from the American Volleyball Coaches Association. To qualify for this award, the entire team had to have a cumulative GPA of 3.3 on a 4.0 scale. Read more here. The AVCA has ranked the team 17th in Division III as they begin their 2011-2012 season. Read more here.         

  • Biology major Allyson Plantz and Romi Burks, associate professor of biology, gave a presentation titled “Living on the edge: Potential fates of apple snail (Pomacea insularum) eggs laid on emergent variation in riparian areas” at the Ecological Society of America meeting held in Austin Aug. 7-12 The talk was part of a special session Burks organized that featured  presentations given by undergraduate researchers with their mentors. Read a summary of the presentation here. Other co-authors on the paper were senior Tracy Day and 2011 graduate Megan Rice.

  • Southwestern students Shelby MoralesMolly O’Hara and Rachael Regan were among 60 college students chosen to participate in the 2011 ExxonMobil Community Summer Jobs Program in Dallas. The program, administered by the Volunteer Center of North Texas, provides exemplary students with eight-week, paid internships at deserving local nonprofit agencies. Read more about their experience here.

  • Graduating senior Andrew Ivy received the 2011 Southwestern Partner of the Year Award from Georgetown’s Partners in Education program. Ivy was recognized for his work mentoring a student at McCoy Elementary School for the past two years. 

  • Junior Alexis Kropf and 2009 graduate Colin Kyle were the authors of a paper – “Prime waterfront real estate: Apple snails choose wild taro for oviposition sites” – that is being published in a special issue of Current Zoology focused on invasive species.

  • Alexis Kropf, a junior biology and Spanish major, is one of 135 students from 30 states who have been honored as the first Newman Civic Fellows by Campus Compact, a national coalition of more than 1,100 college and university presidents who are committed to educating students for civic and social responsibility. Read more here.

  • First-year student Phuong-Hieu Nguyen has been named to the prestigious Kemper Scholars Program. The scholarship-mentorship program prepares students for leadership and service, especially in the fields of administration and business.

  • Senior anthropology major Ursula James won the Annual Student Paper Competition sponsored by the Southern Anthropological Society. She presented the paper, titled “The Emergence of Hoi An: World Heritage Status and Global Tourism in Vietnam,” at the society’s Annual Meeting, in Richmond, Va., March 24-26. 

  • At the national Mock Trial tournament held in Memphis March 24-26, Abbey Benold was awarded a top witness award and Chanea Wells was awarded a top attorney award. Although the Southwestern team as a whole did not place in the tournament, it performed well against some of the best schools in the nation and lost to the tournament champions by only two points. 

  • Junior Sarah Ayers has become Southwestern’s first All-American swimmer by placing 7th in the 100-meter backstroke at the NCAA Division III championships in Knoxville, Tenn., April 23-25. Read more about her record-setting performance and listen to an interview with Sarah here.         

  • Abbie Ornelas received an honorable mention award for the poster she presented at the Texas Academy of Science meeting last week. The poster was titled “Peroxisome-defective mutants in Arabidopsis thaliana” and featured research she did under the direction of Andrew Woodward, visiting professor of biology.

  • First-year student Kristina Chaka has earned the Gold Award, the highest level of recognition in the Girl Scouts. Chaka received the award for her project “Hands Across the Gulf,” in which 300 pounds of school supplies and 50 encouraging letters were collected for children in an orphanage in El Progreso, Honduras. Inspired by a missionary group at her church, she wants to use education to break the cycle of poverty and help the children of El Progreso.

  • Ann Alston, a senior majoring in economics and minoring in music, published an article titled “Beating the Low Brass Stereotype” in the Spring 2011 International Tuba and Euphonium Association Journal. Alston worked with Eileen Meyer Russell, associate professor of music, to research recruiting and retaining low brass players in junior high and high school music programs. As part of their research, Alston and Russell surveyed college students who play low brass instruments. Alston’s article presents the data related to student views of music instrument stereotypes.

  • Senior Communication Studies major Lori Warren will present her capstone research project at the 82nd annual convention of the Western States Communication Association Convention in Monterey, Calif., Feb. 20. The paper is titled “Camp (and) Gaga: The Lady’s Hegemonic and Resistive Constructions of Sexuality and Gender.”

  • Senior business and communication studies major D’Artagnan Bebel has been selected to receive the 2011 Academic Internship Student Achievement Award from the Cooperative Education and Internship Association (CEIA). Bebel will receive the award at the CEIA’s annual meeting in San Antonio April 10. The award comes with a $500 prize. Bebel is the third Southwestern student to receive this national award in the past six years. Read more here.

September 2011

  • Senior math and education major Sarah Ayers is one of three students selected statewide to receive a scholarship from the Texas Association of School Personnel Administrators (TASPA) for the 2011-2012 school year. The scholarship will be presented at the organization’s annual awards luncheon at the DoubleTree Hotel in Austin Dec. 8. The scholarship honors the best teacher candidates in the state. Ayers hopes to be a high school math teacher and also wants to coach swimming at the high school level. Read more here.

  • Math major Nina Freeman participated in an NSF-supported REU (Research Experiences for Undergraduates) at Texas State University this past summer. The program focused on research projects in discrete mathematics and algebra. Read more about it here.

  • The Southwestern volleyball team received a 2010-2011 Team Academic Award from the American Volleyball Coaches Association. To qualify for this award, the entire team had to have a cumulative GPA of 3.3 on a 4.0 scale. Read more here. The AVCA has ranked the team 17th in Division III as they begin their 2011-2012 season. Read more here.         

  • Biology major Allyson Plantz and Romi Burks, associate professor of biology, gave a presentation titled “Living on the edge: Potential fates of apple snail (Pomacea insularum) eggs laid on emergent variation in riparian areas” at the Ecological Society of America meeting held in Austin Aug. 7-12 The talk was part of a special session Burks organized that featured  presentations given by undergraduate researchers with their mentors. Read a summary of the presentation here. Other co-authors on the paper were senior Tracy Day and 2011 graduate Megan Rice.

  • Southwestern students Shelby MoralesMolly O’Hara and Rachael Regan were among 60 college students chosen to participate in the 2011 ExxonMobil Community Summer Jobs Program in Dallas. The program, administered by the Volunteer Center of North Texas, provides exemplary students with eight-week, paid internships at deserving local nonprofit agencies. Read more about their experience here.

  • Graduating senior Andrew Ivy received the 2011 Southwestern Partner of the Year Award from Georgetown’s Partners in Education program. Ivy was recognized for his work mentoring a student at McCoy Elementary School for the past two years. 

  • Junior Alexis Kropf and 2009 graduate Colin Kyle were the authors of a paper – “Prime waterfront real estate: Apple snails choose wild taro for oviposition sites” – that is being published in a special issue of Current Zoology focused on invasive species.

  • Alexis Kropf, a junior biology and Spanish major, is one of 135 students from 30 states who have been honored as the first Newman Civic Fellows by Campus Compact, a national coalition of more than 1,100 college and university presidents who are committed to educating students for civic and social responsibility. Read more here.

  • First-year student Phuong-Hieu Nguyen has been named to the prestigious Kemper Scholars Program. The scholarship-mentorship program prepares students for leadership and service, especially in the fields of administration and business.

  • Senior anthropology major Ursula James won the Annual Student Paper Competition sponsored by the Southern Anthropological Society. She presented the paper, titled “The Emergence of Hoi An: World Heritage Status and Global Tourism in Vietnam,” at the society’s Annual Meeting, in Richmond, Va., March 24-26. 

  • At the national Mock Trial tournament held in Memphis March 24-26, Abbey Benold was awarded a top witness award and Chanea Wells was awarded a top attorney award. Although the Southwestern team as a whole did not place in the tournament, it performed well against some of the best schools in the nation and lost to the tournament champions by only two points. 

  • Junior Sarah Ayers has become Southwestern’s first All-American swimmer by placing 7th in the 100-meter backstroke at the NCAA Division III championships in Knoxville, Tenn., April 23-25. Read more about her record-setting performance and listen to an interview with Sarah here.         

  • Abbie Ornelas received an honorable mention award for the poster she presented at the Texas Academy of Science meeting last week. The poster was titled “Peroxisome-defective mutants in Arabidopsis thaliana” and featured research she did under the direction of Andrew Woodward, visiting professor of biology.

  • First-year student Kristina Chaka has earned the Gold Award, the highest level of recognition in the Girl Scouts. Chaka received the award for her project “Hands Across the Gulf,” in which 300 pounds of school supplies and 50 encouraging letters were collected for children in an orphanage in El Progreso, Honduras. Inspired by a missionary group at her church, she wants to use education to break the cycle of poverty and help the children of El Progreso.

  • Ann Alston, a senior majoring in economics and minoring in music, published an article titled “Beating the Low Brass Stereotype” in the Spring 2011 International Tuba and Euphonium Association Journal. Alston worked with Eileen Meyer Russell, associate professor of music, to research recruiting and retaining low brass players in junior high and high school music programs. As part of their research, Alston and Russell surveyed college students who play low brass instruments. Alston’s article presents the data related to student views of music instrument stereotypes.

  • Senior Communication Studies major Lori Warren will present her capstone research project at the 82nd annual convention of the Western States Communication Association Convention in Monterey, Calif., Feb. 20. The paper is titled “Camp (and) Gaga: The Lady’s Hegemonic and Resistive Constructions of Sexuality and Gender.”

  • Senior business and communication studies major D’Artagnan Bebel has been selected to receive the 2011 Academic Internship Student Achievement Award from the Cooperative Education and Internship Association (CEIA). Bebel will receive the award at the CEIA’s annual meeting in San Antonio April 10. The award comes with a $500 prize. Bebel is the third Southwestern student to receive this national award in the past six years. Read more here.

August 2011

  • The Southwestern volleyball team received a 2010-2011 Team Academic Award from the American Volleyball Coaches Association. To qualify for this award, the entire team had to have a cumulative GPA of 3.3 on a 4.0 scale. Read more here. The AVCA has ranked the team 17th in Division III as they begin their 2011-2012 season. Read more here.         

  • Biology major Allyson Plantz and Romi Burks, associate professor of biology, gave a presentation titled “Living on the edge: Potential fates of apple snail (Pomacea insularum) eggs laid on emergent variation in riparian areas” at the Ecological Society of America meeting held in Austin Aug. 7-12 The talk was part of a special session Burks organized that featured  presentations given by undergraduate researchers with their mentors. Read a summary of the presentation here. Other co-authors on the paper were senior Tracy Day and 2011 graduate Megan Rice.

  • Southwestern students Shelby MoralesMolly O’Hara and Rachael Regan were among 60 college students chosen to participate in the 2011 ExxonMobil Community Summer Jobs Program in Dallas. The program, administered by the Volunteer Center of North Texas, provides exemplary students with eight-week, paid internships at deserving local nonprofit agencies. Read more about their experience here.

May 2011

  • Graduating senior Andrew Ivy received the 2011 Southwestern Partner of the Year Award from Georgetown’s Partners in Education program. Ivy was recognized for his work mentoring a student at McCoy Elementary School for the past two years. 

  • Junior Alexis Kropf and 2009 graduate Colin Kyle were the authors of a paper – “Prime waterfront real estate: Apple snails choose wild taro for oviposition sites” – that is being published in a special issue of Current Zoology focused on invasive species.

  • Alexis Kropf, a junior biology and Spanish major, is one of 135 students from 30 states who have been honored as the first Newman Civic Fellows by Campus Compact, a national coalition of more than 1,100 college and university presidents who are committed to educating students for civic and social responsibility. Read more here.

  • First-year student Phuong-Hieu Nguyen has been named to the prestigious Kemper Scholars Program. The scholarship-mentorship program prepares students for leadership and service, especially in the fields of administration and business.

  • Senior anthropology major Ursula James won the Annual Student Paper Competition sponsored by the Southern Anthropological Society. She presented the paper, titled “The Emergence of Hoi An: World Heritage Status and Global Tourism in Vietnam,” at the society’s Annual Meeting, in Richmond, Va., March 24-26. 

  • At the national Mock Trial tournament held in Memphis March 24-26, Abbey Benold was awarded a top witness award and Chanea Wells was awarded a top attorney award. Although the Southwestern team as a whole did not place in the tournament, it performed well against some of the best schools in the nation and lost to the tournament champions by only two points. 

  • Junior Sarah Ayers has become Southwestern’s first All-American swimmer by placing 7th in the 100-meter backstroke at the NCAA Division III championships in Knoxville, Tenn., April 23-25. Read more about her record-setting performance and listen to an interview with Sarah here.         

  • Abbie Ornelas received an honorable mention award for the poster she presented at the Texas Academy of Science meeting last week. The poster was titled “Peroxisome-defective mutants in Arabidopsis thaliana” and featured research she did under the direction of Andrew Woodward, visiting professor of biology.

  • First-year student Kristina Chaka has earned the Gold Award, the highest level of recognition in the Girl Scouts. Chaka received the award for her project “Hands Across the Gulf,” in which 300 pounds of school supplies and 50 encouraging letters were collected for children in an orphanage in El Progreso, Honduras. Inspired by a missionary group at her church, she wants to use education to break the cycle of poverty and help the children of El Progreso.

  • Ann Alston, a senior majoring in economics and minoring in music, published an article titled “Beating the Low Brass Stereotype” in the Spring 2011 International Tuba and Euphonium Association Journal. Alston worked with Eileen Meyer Russell, associate professor of music, to research recruiting and retaining low brass players in junior high and high school music programs. As part of their research, Alston and Russell surveyed college students who play low brass instruments. Alston’s article presents the data related to student views of music instrument stereotypes.

  • Senior Communication Studies major Lori Warren will present her capstone research project at the 82nd annual convention of the Western States Communication Association Convention in Monterey, Calif., Feb. 20. The paper is titled “Camp (and) Gaga: The Lady’s Hegemonic and Resistive Constructions of Sexuality and Gender.”

  • Senior business and communication studies major D’Artagnan Bebel has been selected to receive the 2011 Academic Internship Student Achievement Award from the Cooperative Education and Internship Association (CEIA). Bebel will receive the award at the CEIA’s annual meeting in San Antonio April 10. The award comes with a $500 prize. Bebel is the third Southwestern student to receive this national award in the past six years. Read more here.

  • Sophomore biology major Allyson Plantz has received an $800 grant from the science research society Sigma Xi. Plantz will use the award to create more housing for freshwater turtles known as red-ear sliders that she uses as for predation experiments involving the turtles and the egg clutches of freshwater apple snails.

April 2011

  • Senior anthropology major Ursula James won the Annual Student Paper Competition sponsored by the Southern Anthropological Society. She presented the paper, titled “The Emergence of Hoi An: World Heritage Status and Global Tourism in Vietnam,” at the society’s Annual Meeting, in Richmond, Va., March 24-26. 

  • At the national Mock Trial tournament held in Memphis March 24-26, Abbey Benold was awarded a top witness award and Chanea Wells was awarded a top attorney award. Although the Southwestern team as a whole did not place in the tournament, it performed well against some of the best schools in the nation and lost to the tournament champions by only two points. 

  • Junior Sarah Ayers has become Southwestern’s first All-American swimmer by placing 7th in the 100-meter backstroke at the NCAA Division III championships in Knoxville, Tenn., April 23-25. Read more about her record-setting performance and listen to an interview with Sarah here.         

  • Abbie Ornelas received an honorable mention award for the poster she presented at the Texas Academy of Science meeting last week. The poster was titled “Peroxisome-defective mutants in Arabidopsis thaliana” and featured research she did under the direction of Andrew Woodward, visiting professor of biology.

  • First-year student Kristina Chaka has earned the Gold Award, the highest level of recognition in the Girl Scouts. Chaka received the award for her project “Hands Across the Gulf,” in which 300 pounds of school supplies and 50 encouraging letters were collected for children in an orphanage in El Progreso, Honduras. Inspired by a missionary group at her church, she wants to use education to break the cycle of poverty and help the children of El Progreso.

  • Ann Alston, a senior majoring in economics and minoring in music, published an article titled “Beating the Low Brass Stereotype” in the Spring 2011 International Tuba and Euphonium Association Journal. Alston worked with Eileen Meyer Russell, associate professor of music, to research recruiting and retaining low brass players in junior high and high school music programs. As part of their research, Alston and Russell surveyed college students who play low brass instruments. Alston’s article presents the data related to student views of music instrument stereotypes.

  • Senior Communication Studies major Lori Warren will present her capstone research project at the 82nd annual convention of the Western States Communication Association Convention in Monterey, Calif., Feb. 20. The paper is titled “Camp (and) Gaga: The Lady’s Hegemonic and Resistive Constructions of Sexuality and Gender.”

  • Senior business and communication studies major D’Artagnan Bebel has been selected to receive the 2011 Academic Internship Student Achievement Award from the Cooperative Education and Internship Association (CEIA). Bebel will receive the award at the CEIA’s annual meeting in San Antonio April 10. The award comes with a $500 prize. Bebel is the third Southwestern student to receive this national award in the past six years. Read more here.

  • Sophomore biology major Allyson Plantz has received an $800 grant from the science research society Sigma Xi. Plantz will use the award to create more housing for freshwater turtles known as red-ear sliders that she uses as for predation experiments involving the turtles and the egg clutches of freshwater apple snails.

March 2011

  • Senior anthropology major Ursula James won the Annual Student Paper Competition sponsored by the Southern Anthropological Society. She presented the paper, titled “The Emergence of Hoi An: World Heritage Status and Global Tourism in Vietnam,” at the society’s Annual Meeting, in Richmond, Va., March 24-26. 

  • At the national Mock Trial tournament held in Memphis March 24-26, Abbey Benold was awarded a top witness award and Chanea Wells was awarded a top attorney award. Although the Southwestern team as a whole did not place in the tournament, it performed well against some of the best schools in the nation and lost to the tournament champions by only two points. 

  • Junior Sarah Ayers has become Southwestern’s first All-American swimmer by placing 7th in the 100-meter backstroke at the NCAA Division III championships in Knoxville, Tenn., April 23-25. Read more about her record-setting performance and listen to an interview with Sarah here.         

  • Abbie Ornelas received an honorable mention award for the poster she presented at the Texas Academy of Science meeting last week. The poster was titled “Peroxisome-defective mutants in Arabidopsis thaliana” and featured research she did under the direction of Andrew Woodward, visiting professor of biology.

  • First-year student Kristina Chaka has earned the Gold Award, the highest level of recognition in the Girl Scouts. Chaka received the award for her project “Hands Across the Gulf,” in which 300 pounds of school supplies and 50 encouraging letters were collected for children in an orphanage in El Progreso, Honduras. Inspired by a missionary group at her church, she wants to use education to break the cycle of poverty and help the children of El Progreso.

  • Ann Alston, a senior majoring in economics and minoring in music, published an article titled “Beating the Low Brass Stereotype” in the Spring 2011 International Tuba and Euphonium Association Journal. Alston worked with Eileen Meyer Russell, associate professor of music, to research recruiting and retaining low brass players in junior high and high school music programs. As part of their research, Alston and Russell surveyed college students who play low brass instruments. Alston’s article presents the data related to student views of music instrument stereotypes.

  • Senior Communication Studies major Lori Warren will present her capstone research project at the 82nd annual convention of the Western States Communication Association Convention in Monterey, Calif., Feb. 20. The paper is titled “Camp (and) Gaga: The Lady’s Hegemonic and Resistive Constructions of Sexuality and Gender.”

  • Senior business and communication studies major D’Artagnan Bebel has been selected to receive the 2011 Academic Internship Student Achievement Award from the Cooperative Education and Internship Association (CEIA). Bebel will receive the award at the CEIA’s annual meeting in San Antonio April 10. The award comes with a $500 prize. Bebel is the third Southwestern student to receive this national award in the past six years. Read more here.

  • Sophomore biology major Allyson Plantz has received an $800 grant from the science research society Sigma Xi. Plantz will use the award to create more housing for freshwater turtles known as red-ear sliders that she uses as for predation experiments involving the turtles and the egg clutches of freshwater apple snails.

February 2011

  • Senior Communication Studies major Lori Warren will present her capstone research project at the 82nd annual convention of the Western States Communication Association Convention in Monterey, Calif., Feb. 20. The paper is titled “Camp (and) Gaga: The Lady’s Hegemonic and Resistive Constructions of Sexuality and Gender.”

  • Senior business and communication studies major D’Artagnan Bebel has been selected to receive the 2011 Academic Internship Student Achievement Award from the Cooperative Education and Internship Association (CEIA). Bebel will receive the award at the CEIA’s annual meeting in San Antonio April 10. The award comes with a $500 prize. Bebel is the third Southwestern student to receive this national award in the past six years. Read more here.

  • Sophomore biology major Allyson Plantz has received an $800 grant from the science research society Sigma Xi. Plantz will use the award to create more housing for freshwater turtles known as red-ear sliders that she uses as for predation experiments involving the turtles and the egg clutches of freshwater apple snails.

January 2011

  • Sophomore biology major Allyson Plantz has received an $800 grant from the science research society Sigma Xi. Plantz will use the award to create more housing for freshwater turtles known as red-ear sliders that she uses as for predation experiments involving the turtles and the egg clutches of freshwater apple snails.

December 2010

  • Senior Juan Juarez was awarded a Top Attorney Award and the Southwestern University Mock Trial Team composed of Juarez, Will Cozzens, Okatsu Romero, Ali Berner, Danny Jozwiak and Emi Anderson placed fifth at the Dallas Fort Worth Invitational Tournament Nov. 20-21.

  • Junior Zach Freeland has earned All-Region honors for cross country in NCAA Division III. Freeland earned the honor after placing in the top 35 at one of the nine regional meets held Nov. 13. Freeland placed 32nd at the South/Southeast Regional Championships held in Memphis with a time of 26:36.

  • First-year student Connor Smith was selected to attend the World Affairs Council of America’s 2010 National Conference held in Washington, D.C., this week. Smith was one of 25 students and young professionals from around the country who received a scholarship to attend the event. Read more here.

  • Seniors Sarah Holifield and Danielle Madison have been named to the 2010 All-SCAC Third Team for women’s soccer. Read more here.

  • Matt Flatau, a senior computational math major, presented “Implementing Ruppert’s Algorithm for Generic Curves in 2D” at the 19th International Meshing Roundtable in Chattanooga, Tenn., Oct. 5. The research note, co-authored with Barbara Anthony, assistant professor of computer science, was a product of their summer 2010 faculty-student research project. 

  • Senior elementary education major Dylan Hickey is one of three students selected statewide to receive a scholarship from the Texas Association of School Personnel Administrators (TASPA) for the 2010-2011 school year. The scholarship will be presented at the organization’s annual awards luncheon at the DoubleTree Hotel in Austin Dec. 9. This is the 11th year in a row that a student in Southwestern University’s Teacher Certification Program has received a TASPA scholarship. Read more here.

  • At the Aug. 13-17 meeting of the American Sociological Association in Atlanta, Ga., senior sociology major Kate Roberts, presented a paper titled “It Depends on Who You Ask: The Impact of Race and Ethnicity on Students’ Perceptions of the Campus Racial Climate” as part of the ASA’s Honors Program. Maria Lowe, professor of sociology, presented a paper titled “Diversity Among Activists: Factors Affecting Recruitment and Participation Patterns of College Faculty and Students in Mississippi’s Civil Rights Movement” and served on the Council of the ASA Honors Program.

  • Two recent Southwestern psychology graduates placed in national award competitions sponsored by Psi Chi, the national psychology honor society. Stacy Mathis placed first in the Psi Chi /J.P. Guilford Undergraduate Research Awards competition with her paper titled “Perceived Effectiveness of Self-Presentation Strategies Designed to Improve Perceptions of Shy Individuals.” Kathryn Bollich placed second in the Psi Chi/Allyn & Bacon Psychology Award competition with her paper titled “From Shy to Fly: Strategies to Improve First Impressions of Shy Individuals.”

  • English and American studies major Katie Mead is attending the Young Rhetoricians Conference in Monterrey, Calif., June 24-26. She will present a paper on the trickster figure in Allen Ginsberg’s work.

  • Psychology students Kathryn Bollich, Whitney Laas, Lauren Margulieux and Stacy Mathis are presenting a paper titled “‘I’m Shy’: Improving Misperceptions of Shy Individuals through Acknowledgement” at the same meeting. The paper was written with Traci Giuliano, professor of psychology.

  • Psychology majors Meagan Anderson and Caitlyn Carnes are attending the annual meeting of the Association for Psychological Science in Boston May 27-30 to present a paper titled “Emotional Intelligence and Stress are Related to Trait Worry.” The paper was written with Paula Desmond, assistant professor of psychology.

  • Kayla Odom, a junior majoring in biology with a minor in environmental studies, was selected to participate in an ecosystem research program at the Hubbard Brook Experimental Forest located in the White Mountain National Forest in New Hampshire. She will spend 10 weeks working with two researchers who are exploring the effect of moose herbivory on songbird habitat and the distribution of food. 

  • Morgan Mingle, a junior majoring in animal behavior, was selected to participate in a research program at the Yerkes National Primate Research Center, which is the nation’s oldest and largest primate center. Mingle was one of 11 undergraduates selected out of more than 600 applicants to participate in this program.  

  • Amanda Jefferies, a junior physics major, will be participating in a physics and astronomy REU program at Texas Christian University in Fort Worth. She will spend 10 week working with Peter Frinchaboy, assistant professor of physics and astronomy, on a study of reddened star clusters, which can provide important information about the chemical and dynamical evolution of the galaxy. 

  • Will Hardy, a junior physics major, was selected to work at the Rice Quantum Institute, which conducts research in molecular physics. Although his specific project is still to be determined, he will be investigating properties of metallic carbon nanotubes.

  • First-year students Rosalie Bonner and Thomas Newman have been named to the prestigious Kemper Scholars Program.

  • Chemistry major Shannon Essler is attending the Society of Teachers of Family Medicine conference in Vancouver, British Columbia, April 24-28. She will be presenting a poster titled “Characteristics of Patients Using Extreme Opioid Dosages in the Treatment of Chronic Low Back Pain,” which stems from research she did during an internship at a family medicine clinic in Austin last summer. 

  • Communication studies major Lili McEntire presented her paper titled “Lol Mom and Dad, Who’s txting now: Remedying Middle-Aged Resistance to Text Messaging through Advertising” at the Southern States Communication Association Conference in Memphis April 7-11.

  • Junior political science major Sarah Wooley presented a paper titled “The Fiscal Impact of Water Supply Issues in the West” at the Western Political Science Association meeting in San Francisco April 1-3. She currently is co-authoring a paper with Professor Gilbert St. Clair on the Texas budget for 2010-2011.

  • Four psychology students are presenting papers at the Southwestern Psychological Association Meeting to be held in Dallas April 8-10. Kathryn Bollich, Whitney Laas, Lauren Margulieux and Stacy Mathis are presenting a paper titled “Introverted But Not Shy: A New Perspective on the Measurement Of Introversion” and another paper titled “Shy to ‘Fly’: Testing the Effectiveness of Self-Presentation Strategies of Shy Individuals.” The papers were written with Traci Giuliano, professor of psychology.

  • Junior Brooke R. Lyssy presented a paper titled “Ballet Mécanique and its Transgressions Between Wars in the United States” at the South Central chapter meeting of the College Music Society held at UT-San Antonio March 11-14.

  • Students Connor Hanrahan, Kimberly Griffin, Sarah Gould, Luis Reyes, Olivia Stanzer and Natalie Sanders were named the 2010 Priddy Paideia Scholars. The  recognition is given to graduating seniors in the Paideia Program who have made outstanding contributions to their Paideia group and the overall campus community and who have shown strong academic performance in all their classes.

  • Senior environmental studies major Matt Trawick received the award for best undergraduate talk presented at the Texas Academy of Science meeting March 4-5. Trawick presented a talk titled “Waterlogged: Egg Maturity Mitigates Effects of Water Stress on Reproductive Efforts of a Freshwater Invasive Apple Snail (Pomacea insularum).” Trawick also received the award for the best abstract in the Freshwater Science section, which was the largest section at the meeting.

  • Senior communication studies major Tyler Rankin presented a paper titled “The Beijing Military Museum: An Institutional Display of Objects and Information as a Means of Legitimizing State Rule” at the Design Principles and Practices Conference at the University of Illinois, Chicago Feb. 13.

  • Communication Studies majors Alex Caple and Lili McEntire presented papers at the UNT Undergraduate Honors Conference at the University of North Texas Feb. 27. Caple presented a paper titled “Enter, Mr. President: The Influence of Timing in Presidential Rhetorical Leadership” and McEntire presented a paper titled “Lol Mom and Dad, Who’s txting now: Remedying Middle-Aged Resistance to Text Messaging through Advertising.”

  • The Megaphone won two awards the 26th Annual Associated Collegiate Press Journalism Convention that was held Feb 25-28 in Phoenix, Ariz. The Megaphone Web site, which was created by Lane Hill, was voted the second best of all entering small schools and the paper had the fifth best multimedia package of all entering schools regardless of size. The multimedia package included a photo by Lauren Lansford, a story by Sam Allen, and a video show by Kate Steinbach that was edited by Sam Allen.

  • Students Mason Cradit, Will Hardy, Andrea Holland, Pelham Keahey and Steven Solis and advisor Gerald Wade have had a paper titled “Selecting Abandoned Industrial Innovations for Senior Student Science Projects” accepted as a virtual presentation at the International Technology, Education and Development Conference in Valencia, Spain, March 8-10. Their paper will be published in the conference journal along with the other papers. The paper stems from the team’s work on a 2009-2010 King Creativity Project.

November 2010

  • First-year student Connor Smith was selected to attend the World Affairs Council of America’s 2010 National Conference held in Washington, D.C., this week. Smith was one of 25 students and young professionals from around the country who received a scholarship to attend the event. Read more here.

  • Seniors Sarah Holifield and Danielle Madison have been named to the 2010 All-SCAC Third Team for women’s soccer. Read more here.

  • Matt Flatau, a senior computational math major, presented “Implementing Ruppert’s Algorithm for Generic Curves in 2D” at the 19th International Meshing Roundtable in Chattanooga, Tenn., Oct. 5. The research note, co-authored with Barbara Anthony, assistant professor of computer science, was a product of their summer 2010 faculty-student research project. 

  • Senior elementary education major Dylan Hickey is one of three students selected statewide to receive a scholarship from the Texas Association of School Personnel Administrators (TASPA) for the 2010-2011 school year. The scholarship will be presented at the organization’s annual awards luncheon at the DoubleTree Hotel in Austin Dec. 9. This is the 11th year in a row that a student in Southwestern University’s Teacher Certification Program has received a TASPA scholarship. Read more here.

  • At the Aug. 13-17 meeting of the American Sociological Association in Atlanta, Ga., senior sociology major Kate Roberts, presented a paper titled “It Depends on Who You Ask: The Impact of Race and Ethnicity on Students’ Perceptions of the Campus Racial Climate” as part of the ASA’s Honors Program. Maria Lowe, professor of sociology, presented a paper titled “Diversity Among Activists: Factors Affecting Recruitment and Participation Patterns of College Faculty and Students in Mississippi’s Civil Rights Movement” and served on the Council of the ASA Honors Program.

  • Two recent Southwestern psychology graduates placed in national award competitions sponsored by Psi Chi, the national psychology honor society. Stacy Mathis placed first in the Psi Chi /J.P. Guilford Undergraduate Research Awards competition with her paper titled “Perceived Effectiveness of Self-Presentation Strategies Designed to Improve Perceptions of Shy Individuals.” Kathryn Bollich placed second in the Psi Chi/Allyn & Bacon Psychology Award competition with her paper titled “From Shy to Fly: Strategies to Improve First Impressions of Shy Individuals.”

  • English and American studies major Katie Mead is attending the Young Rhetoricians Conference in Monterrey, Calif., June 24-26. She will present a paper on the trickster figure in Allen Ginsberg’s work.

  • Psychology students Kathryn Bollich, Whitney Laas, Lauren Margulieux and Stacy Mathis are presenting a paper titled “‘I’m Shy’: Improving Misperceptions of Shy Individuals through Acknowledgement” at the same meeting. The paper was written with Traci Giuliano, professor of psychology.

  • Psychology majors Meagan Anderson and Caitlyn Carnes are attending the annual meeting of the Association for Psychological Science in Boston May 27-30 to present a paper titled “Emotional Intelligence and Stress are Related to Trait Worry.” The paper was written with Paula Desmond, assistant professor of psychology.

  • Kayla Odom, a junior majoring in biology with a minor in environmental studies, was selected to participate in an ecosystem research program at the Hubbard Brook Experimental Forest located in the White Mountain National Forest in New Hampshire. She will spend 10 weeks working with two researchers who are exploring the effect of moose herbivory on songbird habitat and the distribution of food. 

  • Morgan Mingle, a junior majoring in animal behavior, was selected to participate in a research program at the Yerkes National Primate Research Center, which is the nation’s oldest and largest primate center. Mingle was one of 11 undergraduates selected out of more than 600 applicants to participate in this program.  

  • Amanda Jefferies, a junior physics major, will be participating in a physics and astronomy REU program at Texas Christian University in Fort Worth. She will spend 10 week working with Peter Frinchaboy, assistant professor of physics and astronomy, on a study of reddened star clusters, which can provide important information about the chemical and dynamical evolution of the galaxy. 

  • Will Hardy, a junior physics major, was selected to work at the Rice Quantum Institute, which conducts research in molecular physics. Although his specific project is still to be determined, he will be investigating properties of metallic carbon nanotubes.

  • First-year students Rosalie Bonner and Thomas Newman have been named to the prestigious Kemper Scholars Program.

  • Chemistry major Shannon Essler is attending the Society of Teachers of Family Medicine conference in Vancouver, British Columbia, April 24-28. She will be presenting a poster titled “Characteristics of Patients Using Extreme Opioid Dosages in the Treatment of Chronic Low Back Pain,” which stems from research she did during an internship at a family medicine clinic in Austin last summer. 

  • Communication studies major Lili McEntire presented her paper titled “Lol Mom and Dad, Who’s txting now: Remedying Middle-Aged Resistance to Text Messaging through Advertising” at the Southern States Communication Association Conference in Memphis April 7-11.

  • Junior political science major Sarah Wooley presented a paper titled “The Fiscal Impact of Water Supply Issues in the West” at the Western Political Science Association meeting in San Francisco April 1-3. She currently is co-authoring a paper with Professor Gilbert St. Clair on the Texas budget for 2010-2011.

  • Four psychology students are presenting papers at the Southwestern Psychological Association Meeting to be held in Dallas April 8-10. Kathryn Bollich, Whitney Laas, Lauren Margulieux and Stacy Mathis are presenting a paper titled “Introverted But Not Shy: A New Perspective on the Measurement Of Introversion” and another paper titled “Shy to ‘Fly’: Testing the Effectiveness of Self-Presentation Strategies of Shy Individuals.” The papers were written with Traci Giuliano, professor of psychology.

  • Junior Brooke R. Lyssy presented a paper titled “Ballet Mécanique and its Transgressions Between Wars in the United States” at the South Central chapter meeting of the College Music Society held at UT-San Antonio March 11-14.

  • Students Connor Hanrahan, Kimberly Griffin, Sarah Gould, Luis Reyes, Olivia Stanzer and Natalie Sanders were named the 2010 Priddy Paideia Scholars. The  recognition is given to graduating seniors in the Paideia Program who have made outstanding contributions to their Paideia group and the overall campus community and who have shown strong academic performance in all their classes.

  • Senior environmental studies major Matt Trawick received the award for best undergraduate talk presented at the Texas Academy of Science meeting March 4-5. Trawick presented a talk titled “Waterlogged: Egg Maturity Mitigates Effects of Water Stress on Reproductive Efforts of a Freshwater Invasive Apple Snail (Pomacea insularum).” Trawick also received the award for the best abstract in the Freshwater Science section, which was the largest section at the meeting.

  • Senior communication studies major Tyler Rankin presented a paper titled “The Beijing Military Museum: An Institutional Display of Objects and Information as a Means of Legitimizing State Rule” at the Design Principles and Practices Conference at the University of Illinois, Chicago Feb. 13.

  • Communication Studies majors Alex Caple and Lili McEntire presented papers at the UNT Undergraduate Honors Conference at the University of North Texas Feb. 27. Caple presented a paper titled “Enter, Mr. President: The Influence of Timing in Presidential Rhetorical Leadership” and McEntire presented a paper titled “Lol Mom and Dad, Who’s txting now: Remedying Middle-Aged Resistance to Text Messaging through Advertising.”

  • The Megaphone won two awards the 26th Annual Associated Collegiate Press Journalism Convention that was held Feb 25-28 in Phoenix, Ariz. The Megaphone Web site, which was created by Lane Hill, was voted the second best of all entering small schools and the paper had the fifth best multimedia package of all entering schools regardless of size. The multimedia package included a photo by Lauren Lansford, a story by Sam Allen, and a video show by Kate Steinbach that was edited by Sam Allen.

  • Students Mason Cradit, Will Hardy, Andrea Holland, Pelham Keahey and Steven Solis and advisor Gerald Wade have had a paper titled “Selecting Abandoned Industrial Innovations for Senior Student Science Projects” accepted as a virtual presentation at the International Technology, Education and Development Conference in Valencia, Spain, March 8-10. Their paper will be published in the conference journal along with the other papers. The paper stems from the team’s work on a 2009-2010 King Creativity Project.

October 2010

  • Matt Flatau, a senior computational math major, presented “Implementing Ruppert’s Algorithm for Generic Curves in 2D” at the 19th International Meshing Roundtable in Chattanooga, Tenn., Oct. 5. The research note, co-authored with Barbara Anthony, assistant professor of computer science, was a product of their summer 2010 faculty-student research project. 

  • Senior elementary education major Dylan Hickey is one of three students selected statewide to receive a scholarship from the Texas Association of School Personnel Administrators (TASPA) for the 2010-2011 school year. The scholarship will be presented at the organization’s annual awards luncheon at the DoubleTree Hotel in Austin Dec. 9. This is the 11th year in a row that a student in Southwestern University’s Teacher Certification Program has received a TASPA scholarship. Read more here.

  • At the Aug. 13-17 meeting of the American Sociological Association in Atlanta, Ga., senior sociology major Kate Roberts, presented a paper titled “It Depends on Who You Ask: The Impact of Race and Ethnicity on Students’ Perceptions of the Campus Racial Climate” as part of the ASA’s Honors Program. Maria Lowe, professor of sociology, presented a paper titled “Diversity Among Activists: Factors Affecting Recruitment and Participation Patterns of College Faculty and Students in Mississippi’s Civil Rights Movement” and served on the Council of the ASA Honors Program.

  • Two recent Southwestern psychology graduates placed in national award competitions sponsored by Psi Chi, the national psychology honor society. Stacy Mathis placed first in the Psi Chi /J.P. Guilford Undergraduate Research Awards competition with her paper titled “Perceived Effectiveness of Self-Presentation Strategies Designed to Improve Perceptions of Shy Individuals.” Kathryn Bollich placed second in the Psi Chi/Allyn & Bacon Psychology Award competition with her paper titled “From Shy to Fly: Strategies to Improve First Impressions of Shy Individuals.”

  • English and American studies major Katie Mead is attending the Young Rhetoricians Conference in Monterrey, Calif., June 24-26. She will present a paper on the trickster figure in Allen Ginsberg’s work.

  • Psychology students Kathryn Bollich, Whitney Laas, Lauren Margulieux and Stacy Mathis are presenting a paper titled “‘I’m Shy’: Improving Misperceptions of Shy Individuals through Acknowledgement” at the same meeting. The paper was written with Traci Giuliano, professor of psychology.

  • Psychology majors Meagan Anderson and Caitlyn Carnes are attending the annual meeting of the Association for Psychological Science in Boston May 27-30 to present a paper titled “Emotional Intelligence and Stress are Related to Trait Worry.” The paper was written with Paula Desmond, assistant professor of psychology.

  • Kayla Odom, a junior majoring in biology with a minor in environmental studies, was selected to participate in an ecosystem research program at the Hubbard Brook Experimental Forest located in the White Mountain National Forest in New Hampshire. She will spend 10 weeks working with two researchers who are exploring the effect of moose herbivory on songbird habitat and the distribution of food. 

  • Morgan Mingle, a junior majoring in animal behavior, was selected to participate in a research program at the Yerkes National Primate Research Center, which is the nation’s oldest and largest primate center. Mingle was one of 11 undergraduates selected out of more than 600 applicants to participate in this program.  

  • Amanda Jefferies, a junior physics major, will be participating in a physics and astronomy REU program at Texas Christian University in Fort Worth. She will spend 10 week working with Peter Frinchaboy, assistant professor of physics and astronomy, on a study of reddened star clusters, which can provide important information about the chemical and dynamical evolution of the galaxy. 

  • Will Hardy, a junior physics major, was selected to work at the Rice Quantum Institute, which conducts research in molecular physics. Although his specific project is still to be determined, he will be investigating properties of metallic carbon nanotubes.

  • First-year students Rosalie Bonner and Thomas Newman have been named to the prestigious Kemper Scholars Program.

  • Chemistry major Shannon Essler is attending the Society of Teachers of Family Medicine conference in Vancouver, British Columbia, April 24-28. She will be presenting a poster titled “Characteristics of Patients Using Extreme Opioid Dosages in the Treatment of Chronic Low Back Pain,” which stems from research she did during an internship at a family medicine clinic in Austin last summer. 

  • Communication studies major Lili McEntire presented her paper titled “Lol Mom and Dad, Who’s txting now: Remedying Middle-Aged Resistance to Text Messaging through Advertising” at the Southern States Communication Association Conference in Memphis April 7-11.

  • Junior political science major Sarah Wooley presented a paper titled “The Fiscal Impact of Water Supply Issues in the West” at the Western Political Science Association meeting in San Francisco April 1-3. She currently is co-authoring a paper with Professor Gilbert St. Clair on the Texas budget for 2010-2011.

  • Four psychology students are presenting papers at the Southwestern Psychological Association Meeting to be held in Dallas April 8-10. Kathryn Bollich, Whitney Laas, Lauren Margulieux and Stacy Mathis are presenting a paper titled “Introverted But Not Shy: A New Perspective on the Measurement Of Introversion” and another paper titled “Shy to ‘Fly’: Testing the Effectiveness of Self-Presentation Strategies of Shy Individuals.” The papers were written with Traci Giuliano, professor of psychology.

  • Junior Brooke R. Lyssy presented a paper titled “Ballet Mécanique and its Transgressions Between Wars in the United States” at the South Central chapter meeting of the College Music Society held at UT-San Antonio March 11-14.

  • Students Connor Hanrahan, Kimberly Griffin, Sarah Gould, Luis Reyes, Olivia Stanzer and Natalie Sanders were named the 2010 Priddy Paideia Scholars. The  recognition is given to graduating seniors in the Paideia Program who have made outstanding contributions to their Paideia group and the overall campus community and who have shown strong academic performance in all their classes.

  • Senior environmental studies major Matt Trawick received the award for best undergraduate talk presented at the Texas Academy of Science meeting March 4-5. Trawick presented a talk titled “Waterlogged: Egg Maturity Mitigates Effects of Water Stress on Reproductive Efforts of a Freshwater Invasive Apple Snail (Pomacea insularum).” Trawick also received the award for the best abstract in the Freshwater Science section, which was the largest section at the meeting.

  • Senior communication studies major Tyler Rankin presented a paper titled “The Beijing Military Museum: An Institutional Display of Objects and Information as a Means of Legitimizing State Rule” at the Design Principles and Practices Conference at the University of Illinois, Chicago Feb. 13.

  • Communication Studies majors Alex Caple and Lili McEntire presented papers at the UNT Undergraduate Honors Conference at the University of North Texas Feb. 27. Caple presented a paper titled “Enter, Mr. President: The Influence of Timing in Presidential Rhetorical Leadership” and McEntire presented a paper titled “Lol Mom and Dad, Who’s txting now: Remedying Middle-Aged Resistance to Text Messaging through Advertising.”

  • The Megaphone won two awards the 26th Annual Associated Collegiate Press Journalism Convention that was held Feb 25-28 in Phoenix, Ariz. The Megaphone Web site, which was created by Lane Hill, was voted the second best of all entering small schools and the paper had the fifth best multimedia package of all entering schools regardless of size. The multimedia package included a photo by Lauren Lansford, a story by Sam Allen, and a video show by Kate Steinbach that was edited by Sam Allen.

  • Students Mason Cradit, Will Hardy, Andrea Holland, Pelham Keahey and Steven Solis and advisor Gerald Wade have had a paper titled “Selecting Abandoned Industrial Innovations for Senior Student Science Projects” accepted as a virtual presentation at the International Technology, Education and Development Conference in Valencia, Spain, March 8-10. Their paper will be published in the conference journal along with the other papers. The paper stems from the team’s work on a 2009-2010 King Creativity Project.

September 2010

  • Senior elementary education major Dylan Hickey is one of three students selected statewide to receive a scholarship from the Texas Association of School Personnel Administrators (TASPA) for the 2010-2011 school year. The scholarship will be presented at the organization’s annual awards luncheon at the DoubleTree Hotel in Austin Dec. 9. This is the 11th year in a row that a student in Southwestern University’s Teacher Certification Program has received a TASPA scholarship. Read more here.

  • At the Aug. 13-17 meeting of the American Sociological Association in Atlanta, Ga., senior sociology major Kate Roberts, presented a paper titled “It Depends on Who You Ask: The Impact of Race and Ethnicity on Students’ Perceptions of the Campus Racial Climate” as part of the ASA’s Honors Program. Maria Lowe, professor of sociology, presented a paper titled “Diversity Among Activists: Factors Affecting Recruitment and Participation Patterns of College Faculty and Students in Mississippi’s Civil Rights Movement” and served on the Council of the ASA Honors Program.

  • Two recent Southwestern psychology graduates placed in national award competitions sponsored by Psi Chi, the national psychology honor society. Stacy Mathis placed first in the Psi Chi /J.P. Guilford Undergraduate Research Awards competition with her paper titled “Perceived Effectiveness of Self-Presentation Strategies Designed to Improve Perceptions of Shy Individuals.” Kathryn Bollich placed second in the Psi Chi/Allyn & Bacon Psychology Award competition with her paper titled “From Shy to Fly: Strategies to Improve First Impressions of Shy Individuals.”

  • English and American studies major Katie Mead is attending the Young Rhetoricians Conference in Monterrey, Calif., June 24-26. She will present a paper on the trickster figure in Allen Ginsberg’s work.

  • Psychology students Kathryn Bollich, Whitney Laas, Lauren Margulieux and Stacy Mathis are presenting a paper titled “‘I’m Shy’: Improving Misperceptions of Shy Individuals through Acknowledgement” at the same meeting. The paper was written with Traci Giuliano, professor of psychology.

  • Psychology majors Meagan Anderson and Caitlyn Carnes are attending the annual meeting of the Association for Psychological Science in Boston May 27-30 to present a paper titled “Emotional Intelligence and Stress are Related to Trait Worry.” The paper was written with Paula Desmond, assistant professor of psychology.

  • Kayla Odom, a junior majoring in biology with a minor in environmental studies, was selected to participate in an ecosystem research program at the Hubbard Brook Experimental Forest located in the White Mountain National Forest in New Hampshire. She will spend 10 weeks working with two researchers who are exploring the effect of moose herbivory on songbird habitat and the distribution of food. 

  • Morgan Mingle, a junior majoring in animal behavior, was selected to participate in a research program at the Yerkes National Primate Research Center, which is the nation’s oldest and largest primate center. Mingle was one of 11 undergraduates selected out of more than 600 applicants to participate in this program.  

  • Amanda Jefferies, a junior physics major, will be participating in a physics and astronomy REU program at Texas Christian University in Fort Worth. She will spend 10 week working with Peter Frinchaboy, assistant professor of physics and astronomy, on a study of reddened star clusters, which can provide important information about the chemical and dynamical evolution of the galaxy. 

  • Will Hardy, a junior physics major, was selected to work at the Rice Quantum Institute, which conducts research in molecular physics. Although his specific project is still to be determined, he will be investigating properties of metallic carbon nanotubes.

  • First-year students Rosalie Bonner and Thomas Newman have been named to the prestigious Kemper Scholars Program.

  • Chemistry major Shannon Essler is attending the Society of Teachers of Family Medicine conference in Vancouver, British Columbia, April 24-28. She will be presenting a poster titled “Characteristics of Patients Using Extreme Opioid Dosages in the Treatment of Chronic Low Back Pain,” which stems from research she did during an internship at a family medicine clinic in Austin last summer. 

  • Communication studies major Lili McEntire presented her paper titled “Lol Mom and Dad, Who’s txting now: Remedying Middle-Aged Resistance to Text Messaging through Advertising” at the Southern States Communication Association Conference in Memphis April 7-11.

  • Junior political science major Sarah Wooley presented a paper titled “The Fiscal Impact of Water Supply Issues in the West” at the Western Political Science Association meeting in San Francisco April 1-3. She currently is co-authoring a paper with Professor Gilbert St. Clair on the Texas budget for 2010-2011.

  • Four psychology students are presenting papers at the Southwestern Psychological Association Meeting to be held in Dallas April 8-10. Kathryn Bollich, Whitney Laas, Lauren Margulieux and Stacy Mathis are presenting a paper titled “Introverted But Not Shy: A New Perspective on the Measurement Of Introversion” and another paper titled “Shy to ‘Fly’: Testing the Effectiveness of Self-Presentation Strategies of Shy Individuals.” The papers were written with Traci Giuliano, professor of psychology.

  • Junior Brooke R. Lyssy presented a paper titled “Ballet Mécanique and its Transgressions Between Wars in the United States” at the South Central chapter meeting of the College Music Society held at UT-San Antonio March 11-14.

  • Students Connor Hanrahan, Kimberly Griffin, Sarah Gould, Luis Reyes, Olivia Stanzer and Natalie Sanders were named the 2010 Priddy Paideia Scholars. The  recognition is given to graduating seniors in the Paideia Program who have made outstanding contributions to their Paideia group and the overall campus community and who have shown strong academic performance in all their classes.

  • Senior environmental studies major Matt Trawick received the award for best undergraduate talk presented at the Texas Academy of Science meeting March 4-5. Trawick presented a talk titled “Waterlogged: Egg Maturity Mitigates Effects of Water Stress on Reproductive Efforts of a Freshwater Invasive Apple Snail (Pomacea insularum).” Trawick also received the award for the best abstract in the Freshwater Science section, which was the largest section at the meeting.

  • Senior communication studies major Tyler Rankin presented a paper titled “The Beijing Military Museum: An Institutional Display of Objects and Information as a Means of Legitimizing State Rule” at the Design Principles and Practices Conference at the University of Illinois, Chicago Feb. 13.

  • Communication Studies majors Alex Caple and Lili McEntire presented papers at the UNT Undergraduate Honors Conference at the University of North Texas Feb. 27. Caple presented a paper titled “Enter, Mr. President: The Influence of Timing in Presidential Rhetorical Leadership” and McEntire presented a paper titled “Lol Mom and Dad, Who’s txting now: Remedying Middle-Aged Resistance to Text Messaging through Advertising.”

  • The Megaphone won two awards the 26th Annual Associated Collegiate Press Journalism Convention that was held Feb 25-28 in Phoenix, Ariz. The Megaphone Web site, which was created by Lane Hill, was voted the second best of all entering small schools and the paper had the fifth best multimedia package of all entering schools regardless of size. The multimedia package included a photo by Lauren Lansford, a story by Sam Allen, and a video show by Kate Steinbach that was edited by Sam Allen.

  • Students Mason Cradit, Will Hardy, Andrea Holland, Pelham Keahey and Steven Solis and advisor Gerald Wade have had a paper titled “Selecting Abandoned Industrial Innovations for Senior Student Science Projects” accepted as a virtual presentation at the International Technology, Education and Development Conference in Valencia, Spain, March 8-10. Their paper will be published in the conference journal along with the other papers. The paper stems from the team’s work on a 2009-2010 King Creativity Project.

August 2010

  • At the Aug. 13-17 meeting of the American Sociological Association in Atlanta, Ga., senior sociology major Kate Roberts, presented a paper titled “It Depends on Who You Ask: The Impact of Race and Ethnicity on Students’ Perceptions of the Campus Racial Climate” as part of the ASA’s Honors Program. Maria Lowe, professor of sociology, presented a paper titled “Diversity Among Activists: Factors Affecting Recruitment and Participation Patterns of College Faculty and Students in Mississippi’s Civil Rights Movement” and served on the Council of the ASA Honors Program.

  • Two recent Southwestern psychology graduates placed in national award competitions sponsored by Psi Chi, the national psychology honor society. Stacy Mathis placed first in the Psi Chi /J.P. Guilford Undergraduate Research Awards competition with her paper titled “Perceived Effectiveness of Self-Presentation Strategies Designed to Improve Perceptions of Shy Individuals.” Kathryn Bollich placed second in the Psi Chi/Allyn & Bacon Psychology Award competition with her paper titled “From Shy to Fly: Strategies to Improve First Impressions of Shy Individuals.”

May 2010

  • English and American studies major Katie Mead is attending the Young Rhetoricians Conference in Monterrey, Calif., June 24-26. She will present a paper on the trickster figure in Allen Ginsberg’s work.

  • Psychology students Kathryn Bollich, Whitney Laas, Lauren Margulieux and Stacy Mathis are presenting a paper titled “‘I’m Shy’: Improving Misperceptions of Shy Individuals through Acknowledgement” at the same meeting. The paper was written with Traci Giuliano, professor of psychology.

  • Psychology majors Meagan Anderson and Caitlyn Carnes are attending the annual meeting of the Association for Psychological Science in Boston May 27-30 to present a paper titled “Emotional Intelligence and Stress are Related to Trait Worry.” The paper was written with Paula Desmond, assistant professor of psychology.

  • Kayla Odom, a junior majoring in biology with a minor in environmental studies, was selected to participate in an ecosystem research program at the Hubbard Brook Experimental Forest located in the White Mountain National Forest in New Hampshire. She will spend 10 weeks working with two researchers who are exploring the effect of moose herbivory on songbird habitat and the distribution of food. 

  • Morgan Mingle, a junior majoring in animal behavior, was selected to participate in a research program at the Yerkes National Primate Research Center, which is the nation’s oldest and largest primate center. Mingle was one of 11 undergraduates selected out of more than 600 applicants to participate in this program.  

  • Amanda Jefferies, a junior physics major, will be participating in a physics and astronomy REU program at Texas Christian University in Fort Worth. She will spend 10 week working with Peter Frinchaboy, assistant professor of physics and astronomy, on a study of reddened star clusters, which can provide important information about the chemical and dynamical evolution of the galaxy. 

  • Will Hardy, a junior physics major, was selected to work at the Rice Quantum Institute, which conducts research in molecular physics. Although his specific project is still to be determined, he will be investigating properties of metallic carbon nanotubes.

  • First-year students Rosalie Bonner and Thomas Newman have been named to the prestigious Kemper Scholars Program.

  • Chemistry major Shannon Essler is attending the Society of Teachers of Family Medicine conference in Vancouver, British Columbia, April 24-28. She will be presenting a poster titled “Characteristics of Patients Using Extreme Opioid Dosages in the Treatment of Chronic Low Back Pain,” which stems from research she did during an internship at a family medicine clinic in Austin last summer. 

  • Communication studies major Lili McEntire presented her paper titled “Lol Mom and Dad, Who’s txting now: Remedying Middle-Aged Resistance to Text Messaging through Advertising” at the Southern States Communication Association Conference in Memphis April 7-11.

  • Junior political science major Sarah Wooley presented a paper titled “The Fiscal Impact of Water Supply Issues in the West” at the Western Political Science Association meeting in San Francisco April 1-3. She currently is co-authoring a paper with Professor Gilbert St. Clair on the Texas budget for 2010-2011.

  • Four psychology students are presenting papers at the Southwestern Psychological Association Meeting to be held in Dallas April 8-10. Kathryn Bollich, Whitney Laas, Lauren Margulieux and Stacy Mathis are presenting a paper titled “Introverted But Not Shy: A New Perspective on the Measurement Of Introversion” and another paper titled “Shy to ‘Fly’: Testing the Effectiveness of Self-Presentation Strategies of Shy Individuals.” The papers were written with Traci Giuliano, professor of psychology.

  • Junior Brooke R. Lyssy presented a paper titled “Ballet Mécanique and its Transgressions Between Wars in the United States” at the South Central chapter meeting of the College Music Society held at UT-San Antonio March 11-14.

  • Students Connor Hanrahan, Kimberly Griffin, Sarah Gould, Luis Reyes, Olivia Stanzer and Natalie Sanders were named the 2010 Priddy Paideia Scholars. The  recognition is given to graduating seniors in the Paideia Program who have made outstanding contributions to their Paideia group and the overall campus community and who have shown strong academic performance in all their classes.

  • Senior environmental studies major Matt Trawick received the award for best undergraduate talk presented at the Texas Academy of Science meeting March 4-5. Trawick presented a talk titled “Waterlogged: Egg Maturity Mitigates Effects of Water Stress on Reproductive Efforts of a Freshwater Invasive Apple Snail (Pomacea insularum).” Trawick also received the award for the best abstract in the Freshwater Science section, which was the largest section at the meeting.

  • Senior communication studies major Tyler Rankin presented a paper titled “The Beijing Military Museum: An Institutional Display of Objects and Information as a Means of Legitimizing State Rule” at the Design Principles and Practices Conference at the University of Illinois, Chicago Feb. 13.

  • Communication Studies majors Alex Caple and Lili McEntire presented papers at the UNT Undergraduate Honors Conference at the University of North Texas Feb. 27. Caple presented a paper titled “Enter, Mr. President: The Influence of Timing in Presidential Rhetorical Leadership” and McEntire presented a paper titled “Lol Mom and Dad, Who’s txting now: Remedying Middle-Aged Resistance to Text Messaging through Advertising.”

  • The Megaphone won two awards the 26th Annual Associated Collegiate Press Journalism Convention that was held Feb 25-28 in Phoenix, Ariz. The Megaphone Web site, which was created by Lane Hill, was voted the second best of all entering small schools and the paper had the fifth best multimedia package of all entering schools regardless of size. The multimedia package included a photo by Lauren Lansford, a story by Sam Allen, and a video show by Kate Steinbach that was edited by Sam Allen.

  • Students Mason Cradit, Will Hardy, Andrea Holland, Pelham Keahey and Steven Solis and advisor Gerald Wade have had a paper titled “Selecting Abandoned Industrial Innovations for Senior Student Science Projects” accepted as a virtual presentation at the International Technology, Education and Development Conference in Valencia, Spain, March 8-10. Their paper will be published in the conference journal along with the other papers. The paper stems from the team’s work on a 2009-2010 King Creativity Project.

  • Junior music major Andrea Plybon is one of 32 students selected to contribute blogs for IES Abroad this spring. Plybon will be blogging about her study abroad experience in Vienna, Austria. You can follow Plybon’s blog here.

April 2010

  • First-year students Rosalie Bonner and Thomas Newman have been named to the prestigious Kemper Scholars Program.

  • Chemistry major Shannon Essler is attending the Society of Teachers of Family Medicine conference in Vancouver, British Columbia, April 24-28. She will be presenting a poster titled “Characteristics of Patients Using Extreme Opioid Dosages in the Treatment of Chronic Low Back Pain,” which stems from research she did during an internship at a family medicine clinic in Austin last summer. 

  • Communication studies major Lili McEntire presented her paper titled “Lol Mom and Dad, Who’s txting now: Remedying Middle-Aged Resistance to Text Messaging through Advertising” at the Southern States Communication Association Conference in Memphis April 7-11.

  • Junior political science major Sarah Wooley presented a paper titled “The Fiscal Impact of Water Supply Issues in the West” at the Western Political Science Association meeting in San Francisco April 1-3. She currently is co-authoring a paper with Professor Gilbert St. Clair on the Texas budget for 2010-2011.

  • Four psychology students are presenting papers at the Southwestern Psychological Association Meeting to be held in Dallas April 8-10. Kathryn Bollich, Whitney Laas, Lauren Margulieux and Stacy Mathis are presenting a paper titled “Introverted But Not Shy: A New Perspective on the Measurement Of Introversion” and another paper titled “Shy to ‘Fly’: Testing the Effectiveness of Self-Presentation Strategies of Shy Individuals.” The papers were written with Traci Giuliano, professor of psychology.

  • Junior Brooke R. Lyssy presented a paper titled “Ballet Mécanique and its Transgressions Between Wars in the United States” at the South Central chapter meeting of the College Music Society held at UT-San Antonio March 11-14.

  • Students Connor Hanrahan, Kimberly Griffin, Sarah Gould, Luis Reyes, Olivia Stanzer and Natalie Sanders were named the 2010 Priddy Paideia Scholars. The  recognition is given to graduating seniors in the Paideia Program who have made outstanding contributions to their Paideia group and the overall campus community and who have shown strong academic performance in all their classes.

  • Senior environmental studies major Matt Trawick received the award for best undergraduate talk presented at the Texas Academy of Science meeting March 4-5. Trawick presented a talk titled “Waterlogged: Egg Maturity Mitigates Effects of Water Stress on Reproductive Efforts of a Freshwater Invasive Apple Snail (Pomacea insularum).” Trawick also received the award for the best abstract in the Freshwater Science section, which was the largest section at the meeting.

  • Senior communication studies major Tyler Rankin presented a paper titled “The Beijing Military Museum: An Institutional Display of Objects and Information as a Means of Legitimizing State Rule” at the Design Principles and Practices Conference at the University of Illinois, Chicago Feb. 13.

  • Communication Studies majors Alex Caple and Lili McEntire presented papers at the UNT Undergraduate Honors Conference at the University of North Texas Feb. 27. Caple presented a paper titled “Enter, Mr. President: The Influence of Timing in Presidential Rhetorical Leadership” and McEntire presented a paper titled “Lol Mom and Dad, Who’s txting now: Remedying Middle-Aged Resistance to Text Messaging through Advertising.”

  • The Megaphone won two awards the 26th Annual Associated Collegiate Press Journalism Convention that was held Feb 25-28 in Phoenix, Ariz. The Megaphone Web site, which was created by Lane Hill, was voted the second best of all entering small schools and the paper had the fifth best multimedia package of all entering schools regardless of size. The multimedia package included a photo by Lauren Lansford, a story by Sam Allen, and a video show by Kate Steinbach that was edited by Sam Allen.

  • Students Mason Cradit, Will Hardy, Andrea Holland, Pelham Keahey and Steven Solis and advisor Gerald Wade have had a paper titled “Selecting Abandoned Industrial Innovations for Senior Student Science Projects” accepted as a virtual presentation at the International Technology, Education and Development Conference in Valencia, Spain, March 8-10. Their paper will be published in the conference journal along with the other papers. The paper stems from the team’s work on a 2009-2010 King Creativity Project.

  • Junior music major Andrea Plybon is one of 32 students selected to contribute blogs for IES Abroad this spring. Plybon will be blogging about her study abroad experience in Vienna, Austria. You can follow Plybon’s blog here.

March 2010

  • Junior Brooke R. Lyssy presented a paper titled “Ballet Mécanique and its Transgressions Between Wars in the United States” at the South Central chapter meeting of the College Music Society held at UT-San Antonio March 11-14.

  • Students Connor Hanrahan, Kimberly Griffin, Sarah Gould, Luis Reyes, Olivia Stanzer and Natalie Sanders were named the 2010 Priddy Paideia Scholars. The  recognition is given to graduating seniors in the Paideia Program who have made outstanding contributions to their Paideia group and the overall campus community and who have shown strong academic performance in all their classes.

  • Senior environmental studies major Matt Trawick received the award for best undergraduate talk presented at the Texas Academy of Science meeting March 4-5. Trawick presented a talk titled “Waterlogged: Egg Maturity Mitigates Effects of Water Stress on Reproductive Efforts of a Freshwater Invasive Apple Snail (Pomacea insularum).” Trawick also received the award for the best abstract in the Freshwater Science section, which was the largest section at the meeting.

  • Senior communication studies major Tyler Rankin presented a paper titled “The Beijing Military Museum: An Institutional Display of Objects and Information as a Means of Legitimizing State Rule” at the Design Principles and Practices Conference at the University of Illinois, Chicago Feb. 13.

  • Communication Studies majors Alex Caple and Lili McEntire presented papers at the UNT Undergraduate Honors Conference at the University of North Texas Feb. 27. Caple presented a paper titled “Enter, Mr. President: The Influence of Timing in Presidential Rhetorical Leadership” and McEntire presented a paper titled “Lol Mom and Dad, Who’s txting now: Remedying Middle-Aged Resistance to Text Messaging through Advertising.”

  • The Megaphone won two awards the 26th Annual Associated Collegiate Press Journalism Convention that was held Feb 25-28 in Phoenix, Ariz. The Megaphone Web site, which was created by Lane Hill, was voted the second best of all entering small schools and the paper had the fifth best multimedia package of all entering schools regardless of size. The multimedia package included a photo by Lauren Lansford, a story by Sam Allen, and a video show by Kate Steinbach that was edited by Sam Allen.

  • Students Mason Cradit, Will Hardy, Andrea Holland, Pelham Keahey and Steven Solis and advisor Gerald Wade have had a paper titled “Selecting Abandoned Industrial Innovations for Senior Student Science Projects” accepted as a virtual presentation at the International Technology, Education and Development Conference in Valencia, Spain, March 8-10. Their paper will be published in the conference journal along with the other papers. The paper stems from the team’s work on a 2009-2010 King Creativity Project.

  • Junior music major Andrea Plybon is one of 32 students selected to contribute blogs for IES Abroad this spring. Plybon will be blogging about her study abroad experience in Vienna, Austria. You can follow Plybon’s blog here.

February 2010

  • Junior music major Andrea Plybon is one of 32 students selected to contribute blogs for IES Abroad this spring. Plybon will be blogging about her study abroad experience in Vienna, Austria. You can follow Plybon’s blog here.

January 2010

  • Junior music major Andrea Plybon is one of 32 students selected to contribute blogs for IES Abroad this spring. Plybon will be blogging about her study abroad experience in Vienna, Austria. You can follow Plybon’s blog here.

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"Student Notables" are published each week, during the academic year, by the Office of Communications. You can read them in the weekly publication, In Focus.