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Have You Herd? April 2010 People


April 2010

Scott Brosowske, adjunct curator of archeology, and Matt Taylor, assistant curator of archeology at Panhandle-Plains Historical Museum, were presenters at the 32nd annual Flint Hills Conference March 18-20 at the Frank Phillips College—Allen campus in Perryton.

Dr. Robert DeOtte Jr., associate professor of environmental engineering, has been asked to serve as a member of the national steering committee for the development of a “Secure Milk Supply” (SMS) Plan. As a SMS committee member, DeOtte will work to ensure business continuity for dairy producers and processors in the event of a foot-and-mouth disease breakout. He will participate in the committee’s first webinar Thursday, April 29 to review dairy business continuity issues, regulations and other related issues.

Lisa Jackson, curatorial assistant at Panhandle-Plains Historical Museum, was an invited member of a panel discussion Feb. 25-27 at the combined annual meeting of the East Texas and West Texas Historical Associations in Fort Worth. The panel was titled “Social and Cultural Impact of the New Deal in Texas.”

Dr. Guy Loneragan, associate professor of beef cattle health and management, was an invited presenter at two congressional briefings Feb. 23 at the U.S. Capitol in Washington, D.C. The title of his presentation was “Beef Cattle Production, Antimicrobial Use and Resistance.” The first briefing, co-sponsored by U.S. Reps. David Scott (D-GA), Randy Neugebauer (R-TX), Zack Space (D-OH) and Roy Blunt (R-MO), was moderated by U.S. Rep. Boswell (D-IA). The second briefing was sponsored by Sen. Harkins (D-IA). More than 150 people attended the briefing.

Dr. Sean Murphy, assistant professor of economics, is the author of an article published in Urban Studies, Vol. 47, Issue 2. The article is titled “An Application of a Stated Preference Method to Value Urban Amenities.”

Dr. Vaughn Nelson, director of the Alternative Energy Institute, was the featured speaker at the sixth annual Olan Kruse Lecture Series Feb. 24 at Texas A&M University—Kingsville. The topic of his presentation was “World Wind Energy.” The Olan Kruse Lecture Series was established in 2003 to bring distinguished physicists to Texas A&M—Kingsville for presentations to the students and faculty on current events in physics and astronomy.

Dr. Dave Rausch, Teel Bivins Professor of Political Science, and Mary Scanlon Rausch, head catalog librarian at Cornette Library, presented “‘But I Learned All This in High School’: Modeling Why Students Drop Core Curriculum Courses” at the 10th Annual TAMU Assessment Conference Feb. 21-23 in College Station.

Submissions for the People section of Have You Herd? can be sent to rmcdonald@wtamu.edu.

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