Contact: Kay Mortellaro
Jan. 6, 2020
KALAMAZOO, Mich.—Western Michigan University Spring Convocation on March 10, 2020
This event is organized by The Office of Research and Innovation to recognize the work of WMU faculty.
9 to 11:30 a.m.
- Discover Symposium on Connections to Public Heath, room 2016/2018. Session Chairs: Mark Kelley and Georgiana Fisher
|9 to 9:10 a.m.||Opening Remarks|
|9:10 to 9:25 a.m.||"Substance use screening, brief intervention, and referral to treatment—SBIRT: Training graduate students and professionals in the mental health and medical professions" — Presenter Tiffany Lee|
|9:25 to 9:40 a.m.||"Effects of Climate Change on Human Health" — Presenter David Karowe|
|9:40 to 9:55 a.m.||"Exploring Health Experiences of Congolese Refugee Women through Photovoice: Qualitative Evidence to Inform Public Health Action" — Presenter Shannon McMorrow|
|9:55 to 10:10 a.m.||"English + Health for Refugees/The Challenge of Delivering Clear Health Messages in Pharmacies" — Presenter Doris Ravotas|
|10:10 to 10:25 a.m.||"Using Technology to Influence Populations Associated with Public Health Nutrition Programs" — Presenter Robert Bensley|
|10:25 to 10:40 a.m.||"Community Impacts of Partnerships between Academic Programs and Communities: Demonstrating Learning through Practice" — Presenter Tom Richardson and Bachelor of Science in Public Health students|
|10:40 to 10:45 a.m.||Transition|
|10:45 to 11:25 a.m.||Student Showcases and Networking|
|11:25 to 11:30 a.m.||Closing remarks|
- Discover Symposium On Being Human: Recent Work in the Humanities and the Arts. Session Chairs: Lofty Durham and Ann Miles
|9 to 9:05 a.m.||Introduction — Ann Miles, Director of the University Center for the Humanities, Professor of Sociology|
|9:05 to 9:30 a.m.||Shelly Hendrick Kasprzycki, President & CEO, Michigan Humanities Council|
|9:30 to 9:45 a.m.||
"Local Women, National Themes: Michigan Women's Organizations and Public Library Development" — Presenter Sharon Carlson, Professor University Libraries and Zhang Legacy Collections Center
|9:45 to 10 a.m.||"Love, Death, Democracy" — Presenter Ashley Atkins, Assistant Professor of Philosophy|
|10 to 10:15 a.m.||"Meditative Poetry in the Brain" — Presenter Elizabeth Bradburn, Associate Professor of English|
|10:15 to 10:30 a.m.||"Postcolonial Literature in the Anthropocene" — Presenter Todd Kuchta, Associate Professor of English
|10:30 to 10:45 a.m.||"Compassion During War and Environmental Catastrophe" — Presenter Bilinda Straight, Professor of Anthropology and Gender & Women’s Studies|
|10:45 to 11 a.m.||"Retrace: MI: A Participatory Project" — Presenter Patricia E. Villalobos, Professor, Gwen Frostic School of Art|
|11 to 11:15 a.m.|| Rehema Barber, Curator, Kalamazoo Institute of the Arts
|11:15 to 11:30 a.m.||
Questions and Discussion — Moderator Ann Miles, co-chair
9 to 10 a.m.
Fulbright Workshop, Room 1040/1050
10 a.m. to 12 p.m.
Fulbright Individual Advising Sessions. Register for a session. Room 1040/1050
11:30 to 12:30 p.m.
Faculty Research and Creative Activity Awards Poster Presentations, Lobby
12:30 to 2 p.m.
Discovery Excellence Recognition Luncheon, Invited guests of the Vice President for Research and Innovation