Chris Haug, residence life, presented “Moral Distress Among Student Conduct Administrators: A National Study” and “Emerging Professionals: Considerations for New Student Conduct Administrators based on the Theory of Professional Capital” (with Jennifer Waller) at the Association for Student Conduct Administration (ASCA) Conference in Jacksonville, Florida, on February 22, 2018.
Anissa Rogers, social work, (with Melinda Laus) presented a half day workshop entitled “Death, Dying, and Grief” to the Oregon Counseling Association, February 23, Portland, OR.
Valerie Peterson, mathematics, edited the first volume in a new series by Springer intended to foster undergraduate research projects in mathematics, titled A Primer for Undergraduate Research: From Groups and Tiles to Frames and Vaccines (with Aaron Wootton and Christopher Lee), New York, NY: 2018. The volume also contains an article coauthored by Peterson and Wootton entitled, “A Tale of Two Symmetries: Embeddable and Non-Embeddable Group Actions on Surfaces,” pp. 35-59. Peterson also co-presented “Individual and Situational Factors Related to Lecturing in Abstract Algebra” with Estrella Johnson and Rachel Keller (Virginia Tech) and Tim Fukawa-Connelly ’97 (Temple U) at the Research in Undergraduate Mathematics Education conference in San Diego, CA, Feb 22-24.
Rebecca Smith, education, presented “District-university partnerships: An effective model for research practice partnerships” (with John Watzke, Jacqueline Waggoner, Bruce Weitzel, Nicole Ralston, and student co-presenter Danielle Trollinger) at Washington Educational Research Association’s (WERA’s) Research Practice Partnership Colloquium, Seattle, WA, February 2018. The presentation was peer-reviewed.
Trevor Harvey, development, presented “Utilizing Millennial Trends for Young Alumni Engagement Strategy” at the CASE Chapter VIII Conference in Seattle, Wash., on February 8.
Sarina Saturn, psychological sciences, gave a plenary presentation at Gravens Conference on the Environment of Care for High Risk Newborns on February 28 entitled, “The Healing Powers of Social Connections: Blunting the Damage of Environmental Stress on the Body and the Brain.” Saturn and postdoctoral scholar Deirdre Katz, psychological sciences, also traveled with five UP student researchersr to the national Society for Personality and Social Psychology convention in Atlanta, Georgia, March 1-3, where they presented findings from their individual research projects: “Coping Humor and Its Relationship to Moral Elevation and Self-Compassion” by Abygail Kosiara; “Self-Compassion and Moral Elevation” by Mikki Spangler; “Mental Health Implications of Meaning in Life” by Vandric Castro; “Divergent Interpersonal and Intrapersonal Outcomes Following Both Sexual and Violent Traumas Speakers” by Alyssa Cole; and “How Symptoms of Depression are Associated with Psychological and Physiological Measures of Moral Elevation” by Lena Lyons.
Simon Aihiokhai, theology, published “God’s Mercy is a Person,” Reflections for Fourth Week of Lent, in Wakeup Lazarus Blog, March 1, 2018. he also wrote “Coursework: Faith: What It Is and What it isn’t” for the Department of Theology Newsletter, University of Portland, March 1, 2018.