Associate Professor Publishes Research Papers

MaigaAdamAdam Maiga, Columbus State associate professor of accounting recently had two papers accepted for publication. The first paper was accepted by the international journal, Journal of Management Control. The title of the paper is “Assessing the impact of budgetary participation on budgetary outcomes: the role of information technology for enhanced communication and activity-based costing.” 

The second paper entitled “Assessing self-selection and endogeneity issues in the relation between activity-based costing and performance” was accepted by Advances in Accounting. Professor Maiga has consistently contributed to his field, by publishing over 30 articles in peer-reviewed academic journals, holding numerous presentations at conferences, and serving as ad hoc reviewer for several academic journals.

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CSU Professor Featured On Affordable Learning Georgia Website

Dr. Richard Stephens, CSU professor of mathematics, is featured on the Affordable Learning Georgia Website, which represents key work in the state on new learning models. An advocate for open educational resources, Dr. Stephens also is working with his math colleague, Dr. Alin Stancu, on a grant for development by CSU’s mathematics department of a no-cost textbook in calculus. These efforts have been enthusiastically endorsed by Dr. Houston Davis, Executive Vice Chancellor and Chief Academic Officer for the University System of Georgia.

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Dr. Becky Becker Serves as Delegate at Phi Kappa Phi Biennial Convention

Dr. Becky Becker, professor of theatre and International Studies Certificate Coordinator at Columbus State University, represented the university’s chapter of The Honor Society of Phi Kappa Phi—the nation’s oldest and most selective collegiate honor society for all academic disciplines—at the 43rd Biennial Convention held August 7-9 in St. Louis, Mo.

Becker currently serves as president of the Columbus State University chapter and attended the convention as the chapter’s voting delegate.

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Student Receives President’s Volunteer Service Award

Columbus State student Brittany Hobbs, citing her hours of volunteer work in the community, has received the President’s Volunteer Service Award and a letter from President Barack Obama. Hobbs, a junior at CSU, a military wife, stay at home mom of two boys and fulltime student (majoring in English and Secondary Education), carries that load and still finds the time to volunteer consistently.

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Professors Publish Research Papers

Rosa Williams, Columbus State associate professor of astronomy, and co-authors  Ning-Xiao Zhang, You-Hua Chu, Bing Jiang, Yang Chen, and R. A. Gruendl have just had a paper accepted for publication in the international Journal The Astrophysical Journal. The title of their paper is “Physical Nature of the [S II]-bright Shell Nebulae N70 and N185.”

Clinton I. Barineau, Columbus State associate professor of geology, and co-authors James Tull and Christopher S. Holm-Denoma have a paper published in the current issue of the international journal Geological Society of America Bulletin. The title of their article is “Early to Middle Ordovician back-arc basin in the southern Appalachian Blue Ridge: Characteristics, extent, and tectonic significance.”

 

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Students, Professors Publish Research in Chemistry Journal

Scanlon_GriffinCOLUMBUS, Ga. — Two Columbus State University students, guided by two CSU chemistry professors, have had an article published in a recent issue of the Journal of Chemical Education.

The article by students Christopher Scanlon and Kameron Griffin and professors Zewdu Gebeyehu and Rajeev B. Dabke details an undergraduate lab experiment that highlights a new approach to analyzing dietary supplement tablets containing iron and Vitamin C.

Scanlon, a senior chemistry major from Pine Mountain Valley, won CSU’s Excellence in Research – Chemistry Award during CSU’s annual Scholastic Honors Convocation in April. He currently holds a Science Undergraduate Laboratory Internship from the U.S. Department of Energy at Oak Ridge National Laboratory in Tennessee.

Griffin, a senior chemistry major from Columbus, is a student in CSU’s Honors College and served last year as president of its student group, Honoris Causa. She’s also one of three students who helped organize Cougarthon 2014, a campus-wide fundraising effort that resulted in $2,500 for the American Cancer Society in late April.

Both Gebeyehu, a professor of chemistry, and Dabke, an associate professor of chemistry, joined Columbus State in 2002.

The Journal of Chemical Education is published by the American Chemical Society, which approved national accreditation for CSU’s Department of Chemistry in 2013. Scanlon gave a poster presentation related to the experiment at the 245th ACS National Meeting and Exposition in New Orleans in spring 2013.

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Counseling Graduate Student Recognized for Best Paper

Andrews_ChartCOLUMBUS, Ga. — Amanda Andrews, a school counseling graduate student at Columbus State, has been recognized by the Eastern Educational Research Association as author of its 2014 Best Student Paper.

Guided by Jennifer L. Brown, assistant professor of educational foundations, Andrews presented her paper, “The Effects of Math Anxiety on Mathematical Academic Success during the Freshman Year,” at the 2014 EERA conference in Jacksonville, Fla., February. She will accept the best paper award at the 2015 EERA Conference in Sarasota, Fla.

“The topic for this project came from an interest in the psychological piece of anxiety that can be associated with math for some individuals,” said Andrews, of Columbus. “It seems that when I mention the topic to others I almost always get a response similar to, `I have math anxiety, too.’ We thought it would be insightful to research whether math anxiety could be influencing students’ academic performance at our university.”

Andrews, who has a bachelor’s degree in counseling and human services from Atlanta Christian College in East Point (now Point University in West Point), will begin her practicum in school counseling in the fall. Until then, she’s working as a graduate research assistant for Brown.

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Geography, Physics Faculty Publish Research on Female Peer Mentoring

COLUMBUS, Ga.Two Columbus State University faculty members have published their interdisciplinary research in the May 2014 issue of The Journal of Faculty Development.

AmandaRees_Shaw Rees, an associate professor of geography, and Kim Shaw, a professor of physics, are co-authors of “Peer Mentoring Communities of Practice for Early and Mid-Career Faculty: Broad Benefits from a Research- Oriented Female Peer Mentoring Group.”

Rees and Shaw conclude the study has important implications for faculty development facilitators. Rees said the article has already been adopted as part of the reading for an Association of American Geographers’ Department Leadership Workshop this summer at the University of Connecticut.

(Shaw is also the co-director of CSU’s UTeach Columbus program, which strives to encourage math and science majors at CSU to consider teaching as an alternative career path.)

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CSU’s Wakoko-Studstill Selected for Carnegie Fellowship

wakoko_Florence_SMALLwakoko_Florence_SMALLwakoko_Florence_SMALLCOLUMBUS, Ga. – Columbus State’s Florence Wakoko-Studstill, associate professor of sociology and African Studies coordinator, has been accepted as a Fellow in the Carnegie African Diaspora Fellowship Program.

This fellowship program, which is in its first year, is for educational projects at African higher education institutions.

Funded by a two-year grant from Carnegie Corporation of New York, the program supports 100 short-term faculty fellowships for African-born academics to collaborate with faculty in an African university to conduct research, develop curriculum, and mentor students. Wakoko-Studstill, a native of Uganda, will spend her time at Makerere University in Kampala, Uganda beginning June 1,2014.

“I am extremely excited about this opportunity,” Wakoko-Studstill said. “I see it as another way of giving back to the community; it involves sharing knowledge and learning from others in global contexts.”

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CSU’s Fourqurean Earns Phi Kappa Phi Fellowship

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Fourqurean

COLUMBUS, Ga. – Ford J. Fourqurean, Columbus State’s 2013-2014 Faculty Cup recipient as the university’s top student, has been selected a Marcus L. Urann Fellow, a distinctive honor from the Honor Society of Phi Kappa Phi that comes with a $15,000 prize.

Fourqurean, a Fayetteville, Ga., native, graduated this month from the Schwob School of Music. The clarinet major has been an active participant in CSU’s Honors College, with research and performance interests taking him to Belgium, Japan and Canada’s Domaine Forget music festival. He has presented his scholarly work at several conferences, the most recent being the Southern Regional Honors Conference in Savannah. He also received the Phi Kappa Phi Senior award from the CSU chapter of the organization.

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Theatre Professor New Editor for Theatre Symposium

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Dr. Becky Becker

Becky Becker, professor of theatre, is the new editor for Theatre Symposium, the official journal of the Southeastern Theatre Conference.

Theatre Symposium is a scholarly publication featuring select papers presented at the annual Southeastern Theatre Conference’s Theatre Symposium. This two-day conference focuses on a single scholarly topic related to theatre.

Recent topics include: Comedy as Practiced on Stage, Commedia dell’Arte Performance, Theatre in the Antebellum South, Voice of the Dramaturg, The Re-emergence of the Theatre Building in the Renaissance, and Drama as Rhetoric/Rhetoric as Drama.

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Theatre Students Picked for Playwriting Festival

HorizonCOLUMBUS, Ga.Two Columbus State University theatre students, Amanda Black and Addie DeVelvis, have been selected to participate in the upcoming New South Young Playwrights Contest and Festival at Horizon Theatre in the Little Five Points area of Atlanta.

Black and DeVelvis were among 20 applicants selected from a large number of submissions.

Horizon Theatre’s free week-long festival, from May 26-31, will include playwriting workshops, seminars and rehearsals with professional theatre actors, directors and playwrights. Participating young playwrights are provided with housing, meals and a travel stipend.

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Schwob Violin Student to Perform in Carnegie Hall

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COLUMBUS, Ga. — Eric Tsai, a freshman in Columbus State University’s Schwob School of Music, has taken first place in an international violin competition, making it possible for him to perform this summer at Carnegie Hall.

A student of Sergiu Schwartz, CSU’s William B. and Sue Marie Turner Distinguished Faculty Chair in Violin, Tsai won the First Prize Award of the recent 2014 New York International Artists Violin Competition, Category B (15 – 17 years old).

Performers from 14 countries entered the rigorous piano, violin and cello competitions The winners will perform in concert on Saturday, June 7 and Saturday, June 28, both at Weill Recital Hall in New York City’s Carnegie Hall.

Tsai, the son of Jason and Fang Tsai of Homewood, Ala., will perform in the June 28 concert.

He’s also the recent winner of the senior violin division of the Music Teachers National Association competition and the 2014 Alabama Symphony Volunteer Council’s Lois Pickard Scholarship Competition. In 2013, he won the 2013 Hilton Head Symphony Orchestra Concerto Competition.

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Creators of Top Arden Submissions Recognized

Arden CoverCOLUMBUS, Ga.Columbus State’s Department of English has announced the 2014 Kocian Award winners, recognizing the top submissions to the Arden, CSU’s literary arts journal, at its recent annual release party.

Named for John Kocian, the first editor-in-chief of the  Arden, the awards recognize outstanding work in four categories of submissions accepted by the journal: poetry, fiction, creative nonfiction and art.

The 2014 Kocian Award winners, all CSU students,  are:

  • Adam White for “The Anatomy of Phineas Gage” in poetry
  • Katherine Hinzman for “The Sonata” in fiction
  • Julie Kuralt for “Fuzzies” in creative nonfiction
  • Erin Bozone for her untitled piece in art

For more information on the Arden, visit http://ColumbusState.edu/arden.

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English Teacher Alumna Honored by CSU

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Christy Grigsby, who graduated from Columbus State in 2007 with a B.S.Ed. degree in English-secondary education, has been named the Alumna of the Year for the Humanities for 2014 in CSU’s College of Letters and Sciences.

An English teacher for the Muscogee County School District’s Early College Academy of Columbus, Grigsby’s work has been recognized recently at the local, state and national levels.

Most recently, she was recognized as the winner of the National Council of Teachers of English 2013 High School Teacher of Excellence Award. She also was recently selected by the Muscogee Education Excellence Foundation to attend a prestigious professional development program at Harvard University in July.

Earlier, Grigsby was honored as the 2013 Sara Spano Top Teacher Award winner and the 2012-2013 Teacher of the Year Award for the Early College Academy.

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English Major Recognized with Scholarship

Hannah Godwin, a sophomore English major from Stockbridge, was awarded the Robert T. Trammell Sr. English Scholarship in the recent CSU College of Letters and Sciences Annual Awards Ceremony.

The $1,500 scholarship recognizes the outstanding academic achievement of an English major at Columbus State University.

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2 Recent Psychology Graduates Pursuing Doctorates

COLUMBUS, Ga. — Two recent Columbus State University psychology graduates have been accepted into doctoral programs, according to Mark Schmidt, chair of CSU’s Department of Psychology.

Jessica Cheatham, who graduated in spring 2012 with a B.S. in psychology, has been accepted into the Ph.D. program in behavior analysis at West Virginia University.

Angela  Adams, a fall 2013 cum laude graduate with a B.S. in psychology,  will soon begin Georgia Southern’s Psy.D. program, which accepts just eight students for admission each year.

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Student Affairs Staffers Present at National Conference

COLUMBUS, Ga. — Six Student Affairs staffers at Columbus State University teamed up for a presentation at a national conference in March.

The presentation was made in Baltimore at the 96th annual conference of NASPA – Student Affairs Administrators in Higher Education (originally the National Association of Student Personnel Administrators) by Gina Sheeks: vice president for Student Affairs; Kimberly McElveen, senior director for student engagement; Collins Brown, assistant director for student life and development; Johniqua Williams, coordinator for diversity programs and services and African American Male Initiative; Britney Kelley, coordinator for Greek Life and Miss CSU Pageant;  and Melissa Dempsey, coordinator for Student Activities Council, Registered Student Organizations and Parent Programs.

Their interactive presentation was titled “What did I get myself into? The journey of a new professional and the supervisors that deal with them,” dealing with challenges faced by those new to working in higher education student life positions.

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Psychology Major wins Scholarship, Grant to study in Costa Rica

Weatherfield_JulieCOLUMBUS, Ga. — Julia Weatherford, a junior psychology major at Columbus State University, has received a merit-based study abroad scholarship and grant from Columbus State University that will allow her to participate in a Maymester course that CSU is offering in Costa Rica.

“I feel honored that my dedication to my studies was rewarded — a true motivation booster for sure,” said Weatherford, who’s also a student in CSU’s Honors College. She lives in Phenix City, Ala.

John Finley and Laurence Marsh, both Turner College of Business faculty, will teach the Sustainable Business course from May 22-June 4. It’s designed to give students an opportunity to learn how businesses operate in Costa Rica while considering sustainability. Students will visit the U.S. Embassy in San Jose, Intel Corp., and a nature preserve in Manuel Antonio National Park to hear about sustainable business and tourism development in Costa Rica.

For more on CSU’s study abroad programs, scholarships and grants, visit http://columbusstate.edu/studyabroad.

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Music Education Major Shares Leadership Research

COLUMBUS, Ga. — Samantha Chase, a junior music education major in Columbus State University’s Schwob School of Music, recently presented at two conferences her research into conducting leadership training for a high school marching band.

Chase’s study, “Student Perception of Active Leadership Training in High School Marching Ensembles,” was presented at the Georgia Undergraduate Research Conference from Jan. 24-25 at Columbus State and the Southern Regional Honors Council Research Conference from March 27-29 in Savannah.

As part of her research, Chase created an eight-hour leadership workshop with the needs of a high school marching band in mind. She conducted the workshop at a local high school, later surveying participating students. Results indicated students felt Chase was effective in communicating information. Respondents also reported they felt better connected and better understood by their peers.

Sean Powell, an associate professor of music education at CSU, oversaw Chase’s research project.

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