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School of Arts and Sciences News

Life & Earth Science Professor Receives Grant

Dr. Michael Hoggarth, professor of Life and Earth Sciences, was recently awarded a grant of more than $23,000 from the Ohio Department of Natural Resources for his project Ravenna Arsenal Aquatics. Dr. Hoggarth, along with a field assistant, will work to inventory the fish, mussels, crayfish and clams of the Ravenna Arsenal from various aquatic habitats within the boundary of the arsenal.

Student Newspaper Wins Awards

Otterbein’s student newspaper, the Tan & Cardinal, received three awards from the Ohio Newspaper Association’s (ONA) Collegiate Newspaper and Newspaper Web site Competition in February 2010.

The Tan & Cardinal received first place for arts and entertainment, second place for headline writing and third place for photojournalism. Otterbein’s newspaper competed against the student newspapers of the University of Cincinnati and Kent State University, among others.

Faculty News

Richard Yntema, associate professor and chairperson in the Department of History of Political Science, has been awarded a Fulbright Grant to study and teach in the Netherlands this coming autumn. As a Fulbright Scholar, Yntema will be continuing his research into early modern Dutch History and will be teaching a course at the University of Utrecht on the Consumer Revolution in the Netherlands during the Dutch Golden Age.

Dana L. White, Department of Theatre and Dance professor, designed the Lighting Design for the World Premier of "Gravity" by David MacGregor at the Purple Rose Theatre in Michigan.  The play has been nominated for a Pulitzer Prize. See http://www.purplerosetheatre.org/plays/gravity.shtml for pictures and more details.

Takeshi Moro was selected to participate in the prestigious Atlantic Center for the Arts (ACA) Master Artist-in-Residence program in New Smyrna Beach, Florida, running from February 15-March 7, 2010. An Assistant Professor of Photography in the Department of Art, Moro will participate in master classes taught by Internationally-renowned artist Jean-Marc Bustamante and will develop new work of his own during the residency.

Thomas Ahrens' co-translation of Leo Perutz's 1918 novel, Between Nine and Nine, has just been published by Ariadne Press. Ahrens is the Assistant Director of the Center for International Education and Global Engagement. Set in turn of the century Vienna, Perutz's novel is the often humorous story of Stanislaus Demba - a tutor of children who must urgently find two hundred crowns to take his girlfriend to Italy in order to prevent her from going with a well-off law student.

Recipients of the The Cornell-Merris Award for the Study of Women have been announced. The winners are: Education staff member and English major Claire Parson, who is comparing the Merris diaries with similar diaries from the Confederate South at the Duke University Archives; and Art post-baccalaureate student Heather Mikolaj, who is creating a series of art forms aimed at capturing the daily routines depicted in the Merris diaries.

Jerry Jenkins's Workbook for Organic Chemistry - a book design to complement a variety of Organic Chemistry textbooks—was just published by W.H. Freeman and Company. Jenkins is Professor and Chair of the Department of Chemistry.

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Paul Eisenstein, Ph.D.
Dean of the School of Arts and Sciences
p / 614.823.1609
e-mail / peisenstein@otterbein.edu

Kathy Ullom
Assistant to the Dean for the School of Arts and Sciences
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e-mail / kullom@otterbein.edu

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