Faculty and staff achievements
Nicole Mullins, associate professor, Exercise Science, presented “The insidious influence of gender socialization on females’ physical activity: Rethink pink” at the Annual Meeting of the Midwest Regional Chapter of the American College of Sports Medicine in Merrillville, Ind.
Gabrielle Blake, coordinator, Upward Bound, received the Ohio TRIO – Access, Retention, Matriculation, Success Access Award. Blake was recognized at the TRIO regional conference in Columbus. The ARMS Awards recognize best practices, services or strategies offered by TRIO Programs. Each ARMS award represents a key function of TRIO Programs. Blake’s best practice in use of social media and the development of social and emotional curriculum has demonstrated Success in Access and was chosen from among other Ohio TRIO programs.
William J. Blake, director of Student Diversity Programs, served as the keynote speaker for VFW Post 6488 and Ladies Auxiliary, 2065 Coitsville-Hubbard Road, on Veterans Day. The program saluted the service of veterans and highlighted the military career of Jordan J. Corbett, one of just three living original members of the first all-black Army parachute unit, 555th Parachute Infantry Battalion.
Will Greenway, professor, English, had his poem “Scars” published in Poetry Nook, and his poem “I Dreamed I Dreamed You” published online in vox poetica.
Ruigang Wang, assistant professor, Chemistry, published journal papers titled “Seed-mediated hydrothermal synthesis of shape-controlled CeO2 nanocrystals” and “One-pot synthesis and high temperature thermal stability in CexZr1-xO2 nanocrystals” in RSC Advances. The co-author of the first paper is undergraduate student Randi Dangerfield, and the co-author of the second paper is graduate student Samuel Mutinda. Wang also co-authored another paper, “Three-dimensional B, N-doped graphene foam as metal-free catalysts for oxygen reduction reaction,” in Physical Chemistry Chemical Physics, a collaboration with Professor Liming Dai at Case Western Reserve University.