YSU faculty and staff achievements

Randy Hoover, professor, Curriculum Education, was named one of four state, regional, and provincial winners of the 2012 National Council of Teachers of English Intellectual Freedom Awards. The awards are sponsored by the NCTE and the Support for the Learning and Teaching of English Steering Committee on Social and Political Concerns. The Ohio Council of Teachers of English Language Arts nominated Hoover to recognize his efforts toward advancing the cause of intellectual freedom.

Steven Brown, professor, English, gave the plenary address at the Three Rivers Teachers of English to Speakers of Other Languages conference at Duquesne University in Pittsburgh. Three Rivers TESOL is an association of teachers and administrators in western Pennsylvania and West Virginia. The talk was entitled “Listening to Research.”

Michael T. Butcher, assistant professor, Biological Sciences, was awarded a collaborative National Science Foundation Integrative Organismal Systems grant. The collaboration is with Jesse Young from Northeast Ohio Medical University and Gregory Smith from the University of Akron. The proposal is titled “Collaborative Research: Natural Selection on Growth and Locomotor Development in Eastern Cottontail Rabbits (Sylvilagus floridanus).”

Brad Shellito, associate professor, Geography, presented “3D Campuses, Cities, and Cars Too” at the 11th annual GIS Day @ KU symposium at the University of Kansas in Lawrence. Shellito also served as a judge for the symposium’s Student Research Presentation Competition.

Will Greenway, professor, English, had his poems “Chain of Command” and “The Unusual Dreams” published in Limestone, “Running in Eclipse” and “Revelation” published in River Styx 88, “Poetic Justice” and “Dining in Hell” published in The Write Room, “Rodeo Clown” published in Rougerou, and “Late Show, All Hallows,” “Chagrin Falls,” “A Feeling’s Like a Face,” “Blind Hearing Ear Dog,” and “On Buying a Watch Online for My Birthday” published in the Chagrin River Review.

Fred Viehe, professor, History, attended a conference at the University of Michigan, “The New Insurgency:  The Port Huron Statement in Its Time and Ours, Voices of Protest That Shook the Sixties.”

The book, Steeltown U.S.A.: Work and Memory in Youngstown by John Russo, retired professor, Management, with co-author, Sherry Linkon, former professor, English, has gone to its eighth printing by the University Press of Kansas. Russo and Linkon are the former coordinators of the YSU Center for Working-Class Studies.