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HISTORY MAJORS SUMMER INTERNSHIPS
Amber Ables, Senior and President of Park University’s Phi Alpha Theta Chapter Zeta Omicron, is at the Kansas City Museum supporting the Summer Drop-Ins educational programs and developing educational activities to accompany the Community Curator program. Christopher Leitch, Director, Kansas City Museum at Corinthian Hall commented that Ables “brings an eager, positive attitude and a lot of energy” to her work.
Thomas Scheckel, Junior is assisting the Jackson County Historical Society and Archives, in Independence on cataloging and creating an electronic database on probate records that date from the 1830s to the 1920s. He recently completed preserving newspapers dating from the mid-1800s. David Jackson, Jackson County Archivists, commented that Scheckel “is a dedicated researcher and a meticulous fact-finder concerning the records of Jackson Countians.”
Zeta Omicron Awards Banquet
Park University History Honor Society, Zeta Omicron held their annual banquet award ceremony on Friday, April 29,2011. The banquet is held as a send off to the graduating seniors and acknowledgement of all the hard work each individual student has achieved throughout the year.
New Zeta Omicron Members:
Brady Hanssen, Alfred Hoppert, Amber Ables, Joshua Howard,and John Lange.
Zeta Omicron Thesis/Project Prize: James Hodges receives award from Dr. Timothy Westcott
Park University Student Chosen to display artwork at the "Art is my Business Exhibit" at the Kauffman Foundation
Michelle Davis, Senior, Fine Art Major competed in the "Art is my Business Exhibit" and won a spot to hang her painting. The year-long exhibit is located at the urban entrepreneur partnership near 18th and Vine in the KC Jazz District. It is a program of the Kauffman Foundation. The exhibit recognizes Kansas City artistic heritage and celebrates the entrepreneurial spirit of an art student.
Park University Student Aiden Galarza has Article Published
Willis AW, Evanoff BA, Lian M, Galarza A, Wegrzyn A, Schootman M, Racette BA. Metal emissions and urban incident Parkinson disease: a community health study of medicare beneficiaries using geographic information systems. American Journal of Epidemiology, online Oct. 19, 2010.
Washington University of St. Louis-School of Medicine had an announcement on their website homepage under 'Pollutants in some urban areas increase Parkinson's disease risk'. The direct link to the website article is http://news.wustl.edu/news/Pages/21431.aspx
Insight Journal Publication
Park University computer science major Leonardo Sa and Dr. Wen-Jung Hsin, recently had their paper published in the Insight Journal. The Insight is a journal of Scholarly Teaching by the Center of Excellence in Teaching and Learning at Park University.
The title of their paper is "Traceable Recursion with Graphical Illustration for Novice Programmers".
Mid-America Conference on History
University of Arkansas- Little Rock