Thursday, June 24, 2010


Southwest Baptist University News Release
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College of Business and Computer Science

The Students in Free Enterprise team competed in the regional competition in Rogers, Ark., and has been named the 2010 SIFE USA Regional Champion.  SBU has been a regional SIFE champion for 26 of the past 27 years.

The accounting department, with faculty member Jenell Wagner (assistant professor) serving as faculty advisor, chartered the first student chapter of the Institute of Management Accountants (IMA) at SBU.  The IMA is related to the Certified Management Accountant (CMA) certification.

Accounting Department Chair Wayne Clark, assistant professor, has will be writing CPA Exam questions again this summer for the American Institute of CPAs.

Jordan Jackson, senior accounting major graduating this May, was selected by the Missouri Society of CPAs as the January Student of the Month.  Jordan is a 4.0 GPA student (and All-District SBU Football Player) from Ozark, MO.

Dr. Susan Lynch, business administration department chair and professor, was chosen by the Association of Collegiate Business Schools and Programs (ACBSP) to be a mentor for initial accreditation at the following schools: Lindenwood University in St. Louis, Mo; Lewisville University in Romeoville, Ill; and Jansons School of Business in Tamil Nadu, India.

Dr. Ronda Credille, professor of business administration, and John Credille, registrar, were the guest speakers on March 1, 2010, for a community seminar held at the Bolivar Middle School sponsored by Students in Free Enterprise (SIFE).

College of Science and Mathematics

Dr. Perry A. Tompkins, dean and professor of physics, presented his talk, “Instrumentacion Virtual,” in Spanish at the Sixth International Congress on Science Didactics in Havana, Cuba.

Dr. Perry A. Tompkins, dean and professor of physics, Dr. Stephen Bowling, associate professor of mathematics, Dr. Robert Klostermeyer, associate professor of political science, and Dr. Delta Cavner, associate professor of education traveled to Ecuador.  In Ecudaor, all four professors worked with The University of San Francisco of Quito where the new Consortium for Global Education Flagship program will be held starting during the spring of 2011.  Dr. Cavner will be the first professor-in-residence.

Dr. Robert Glasgow, professor of mathematics, gave four presentations at the Interface A and B conferences on February 20-21, 2010 at the Tan-Tar-A Resort in Osage Beach, Mo.

Lewis E. Schollian College of Education and Social Sciences

Dr. Julie Bryant, assistant professor of education, has co-authored a children’s book with a former SBU department of education faculty member, Robin Koerber.

Dr. Timothy Wood, associate professor of history, will have the following article published soon: “Rhode Island, Maryland, and Pennsylvania: Three English Experiments in Religious Freedom,” in John E. Findling and Frank W. Thackeray, eds., What Happened? The Most Important Events in American History, Santa Barbara, CA, ABC-CLIO.

St. John’s College of Nursing and Health Sciences

Becky Miller, ASN Director, was elected to the Missouri League of Nursing Board of Directors.  She will serve on the board and as the Unit Chair of the Springfield district.

Dana Hunt, BSN assistant professor, took students to the January Adolescent Health Conference at St. John’s Cancer Center, and conducted a public health nursing educational workshop at Jordan Valley Community Health Center in March.

The Courts Redford College of Theology and Ministry

Dr. Zach Manis, assistant professor of philosophy, recently published reviews of two articles on Philosopher’s Digest, an online collection of reviews of current philosophy articles: “Kierkegaard and Natural Reason: A Catholic Encounter,” by Jack Mulder, Jr. and “The Sense of Deity and Begging the Question with Ontological and Cosmological Arguments,” by Daniel M. Johnson.

Dr. Jim Frost, professor of intercultural studies, is co-president of University Educators for Global Engagement, and led two presentations at the annual conference in Virginia, April 7-11, 2010.

Dr. Kelly Malone, assistant professor of intercultural studies, presented a paper at the North Central Regional Meeting of the Evangelical Missiological Society, Trinity Evangelical Divinity School, in Deerfield, Ill., on February 26, 2010.


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