Lilly Grant funds summer research and scholarship
Wednesday, May 10, 2006
Dr. Carl Vandermeulen, English, and Ryan Pendell, a senior philosophy and writing major from
Vandermeulen will include insights from the collaborative research trip in a book he is writing entitled “Paradoxes of the Person in Creative Writing.” He also will create a photo essay.
For Pendell, the trip and study are part of his honors research project. He will also draw on the experience to help teach Dr. Joonna Trapp’s course on Southern literature.
Theatre professor Dr. Bob Hubbard will receive funds to attend the Association for Theatre in Higher Education conference in
Eleven faculty members will receive stipends to work on course designs that intentionally incorporate finding one’s calling into class reading, study and discussions in various disciplines. Professors planning 2006 courses with a calling component include Dr. Mike Avery, business; Karen Barker, theatre; Dr. Paul Bartlett, kinesiology; Dr. Dean Calsbeek, exercise science; Dr. Laird Edman, psychology; Dr. Randy Jensen, philosophy; Dr. Rod Spidahl, religion and missions; Drs. Thomas Holm, Juyeon Kang and Kimberly Utke Svanoe, music; and Mike Wallinga, computer science.
Another 11 faculty members will receive stipends for similar work that incorporates service-learning components into academic courses. Professors researching service-learning opportunities include Jeff Barker, theatre; Dr. Ruth Daumer, nursing; Dr. Eric Elder, economics; Dr. Jennifer Feenstra, psychology; Hubbard; Piet Koene, Spanish; Dr. Mike Kugler, history; Deb Menning and Dr. Joonna Trapp, English; Dr. Todd Tracy, ecological science; and Dr. Marc Wooldridge, music.