and Aimee Franklin both received College
of Arts and Sciences Enrichment Grants.
professor of history at OU, who worked closely with us in his position
of adviser in Russian and East European Studies and later as Director
of International Academic Programs for the International Programs Center,
has retired from the university. He has taken a position with the University
and Michele Claibourn received a College
of Arts and Sciences Instructional Computing Grant to fund classes conducted
once again received funding for “Statewide Seat Belt Survey: 2001” and
“Child Restraint Survey: 2001.”
and Jill Tao received Junior Faculty Research
Fellowships this year.
was elected to the Executive Council of the Southwestern Political Science
Association for a term expiring in 2003 at the annual SWPSA annual meeting
in March in Fort Worth, Texas.
who teaches at Bowdoin College in Maine, is with us this academic year
as a visiting professor in comparative, Japanese, and East Asian politics.
has joined us as a CIA Officer in Residence. Mr. Edger most recently
was stationed at the U. S. Embassy in Berlin as Minister-Counselor for
Coordination, where he directed both military and civilian U. S. intelligence
programs in Germany. During the two-year assignment, Mr. Edger will
teach courses related to the U. S. intelligence community and foreign
policy. President David Boren arranged for his participation at OU.
and Gary Gooch received funding for “General
Aviation Policy and Planning” from the State of Oklahoma, Aeronautics
Henry Bellmon Chair of Public Service, and the Department of Political
Science hosted the third annual Bellmon Lecture in Public Policy on
February 22. Cal Hobson, Oklahoma State Senator from District 16, spoke
on “The Link Between Education and Economic Development.”
received a travel grant from Research Administration to conduct research
during the summer of 2001.
and assistant director Kathy Hall received
funding for their project titled “Community 2000 Team Assessments” from
the Missouri Association of Community Task Forces.
Emeritus Walter Scheffer has written a
short history of Advanced Programs and the Public Administration Program.
The document emphasizes the early development of the programs and continues
through 1986, a twenty-year period during which Walt was Director of
Programs in Public Administration.
received funding from the National Research Council for her project
“The Weapons Works: Eastern Europe and the Global Proliferation of Small
Arms and Light Weapons.”
then graduate student Chris Breunig were
the first recipients of the Dikeman Honorarium. The purpose of the Dikeman
Honorarium is to stimulate research on the Oklahoma economy, inform
citizens, and guide public policy. The award was for their article “How
Global is the Oklahoma Economy?”
reports were completed by Jill Tao and
doctoral student Ed Long for the State
Office of Highway Safety last September. “Oklahoma Seat Belt Observation
Study: Summer 2000” and “Oklahoma Child Restraint Survey: 2000,” ongoing
projects of the Institute for Public Affairs.
was awarded a College of Arts and Sciences Faculty Enrichment Grant
to fund a series of experiments aimed at testing if and how citizens
use partisan and ideological reasoning when they think about politics.
received funding for his proposal for web-based course instruction.
the Spring 2001 semester, Allen Hertzke received
a grant from Fieldstead & Company to fund his research project on “Global
Religious Persecution and American Foreign Policy.” He also received
a Visiting Fellowship to the Ethics and Public Policy Center. Allen
Hertzke gave a speech June 25 to the National Press Club in Washington,
DC, as part of a luncheon press conference on Religion, Foreign Policy,
and the Bush Administration.
accepted a position with the University of South Carolina in Columbia.
has been named book review editor of EUSA Review, the newsletter of
the European Union Studies Association.
March, the U. S. Department of Defense announced the decision by the
National Security Education Board to name its student awards for OU
president David Boren. All future National
Security Education Program undergraduate recipients will be known as
“David L. Boren Scholars,” and all graduate student recipients will
be called “David L. Boren Fellows.” While serving in the U. S. Senate,
Boren was the author of the National Security Education Act of 1991,
which created the NSEP. The program funds the study of languages and
cultures of areas of the world outside of Western Europe that are critical
to national security.
November 8, 2000, Eiji Kawabata delivered
a public lecture on Japanese politics, “The Challenges for Political
Leadership in Japan Today,” as part of the Global Forum sponsored by
the International Programs Center.
Jeffrey Richards successfully defended
his master’s thesis, “Suasion: Propaganda, Psychological Warfare and
the Manipulation of Mass Audiences.” His committee was Keith Gaddie,
chair; David Ray; and Steve Sloan.
accepted a tenure-track position at Northwest Nazarene College in Nampa,
Idaho. The chair at Nampa is Steve Shaw, who received his PhD from OU
satisfactorily defended his master’s thesis in May. Thesis title: “Will
Japanese Pacifism Be Continued? Anti-Militaristic Norms and Military
Security.” Major Hwang’s thesis committee: Suzette Grillot, chair; Edward
Perkins; and Robert Cox.
has accepted a tenure-track position at Cumberland College in Williamsburg,
has received a Graduate Alumni Fellowship.
successfully defended his master’s thesis in May. His thesis is titled
“Seeds of Dispute: Acceptance and Regulation of Genetically Modified
Food: A Comparison Between the European Union and the United States.”
Christian’s committee was Robert Cox, chair; Jos Raadschelders; Cindy
Simon Rosenthal; and Brian Taylor.
won the award for Best Paper Presented by a Graduate Student for the
2000 Southwestern Social Science Association Meeting last fall.
PhD student, has co-written a book on the decisive battle of the Civil
War, Last Chance for Victory: Robert E. Lee and the Gettysburg Campaign,
written with Scott Bowden and published by Savas Publishing.
received the J. R. Morris Campus Life Award, which recognizes outstanding
service to the university community, leadership in extracurricular activities,
and academic achievement. Chris has long been active in the Graduate
Student Senate, serving as chair for the 2000-2001 academic year.
successfully defended her master’s thesis, “Faith in Action: The Catholic
Church and the Public Policy Making Process,” on July 12. Her committee:
Jill Tao, chair; Allen Hertzke; and Tom James.
Paul Shinn, Angela
Rogers, and Ashwani Kumar successfully
completed the PhD general examinations in the fall of 2000.
Claire Haeg, Kim
Hoffman, and Josh Stockley successfully
completed PhD general examinations this spring.
satisfactorily completed all requirements for the MA degree. His committee:
Keith Gaddie, chair; Gary Copeland; and Jim Douglas.
satisfactorily completed the MA requirements. His committee: Keith Gaddie,
chair; Greg Russell; Jim Douglas.
completed an internship with the law firm of Hastings and Hummel in
the summer of 2000.
was selected to represent China on the Security Council of Model United
Nations. He was elected as Commuter Student Association (CSA) President
with 79% of the vote.
received a Gates Millennium Scholarship this year. The scholarship program
established by Bill and Melinda Gates is awarded to minority students.
Florence completed a co-op work experience with the Social Security
Administration during the spring 2001 semester and is still working
for them, with a conditional offer of employment upon December graduation
through their Outstanding Scholar Program, which requires a 3.50 GPA
or better and has a fast track for advancement.
inducted into the Gamma Beta Phi Honor Society and elected treasurer
for 2001-2002 term.
completed an internship with Oklahoma City Beautiful, a non-profit organization.
She worked mainly with ODOT, Oklahoma Department of Transportation.
year, ten students are participating in the Undergraduate Research Fellowship
Program sponsored by the Carl Albert Center: Brady
Henderson, Akbar Sidiqqui, Sherwin
Tibayan, Scott Henderson, Phyllis
Jones, Michael Avery, Kati
Meyers, Akin Owoso, Heather
Hendricks, and Michael Willis.
(1999 graduate) and Phyllis Jones, senior,
shared the 2000 Outstanding Undergraduate Paper Award presented by the
Oklahoma Political Science Association. Brian’s paper had already won
the 2000 Benson Undergraduate Paper Award, and Phyllis’s paper won the
Joseph Crim Pray Paper Award last year.
Keri Cain, Zachariah
Eccleston, Jeremy James,
Amanda Johnson, Aaron Jones, Colin
Jorgensen, Marianne Kerber, Neelesh
Nerurkar, David Scott, and Ryan
Sears were selected for Phi Beta Kappa this year.
named to Mortar Board.
Jon Kyden Creekpaum, and Trevor
Tullius won University College Pace Awards, given to the top
1% of the freshman class, who are recognized for participation, academic
achievement, community service and excellence.
Trevor Tullius both received the President’s
Award for Outstanding Freshmen, the highest honor bestowed to freshmen
by the university community. Kyden, a National Merit Scholar with a
primary major in piano is pursing a second degree in political science.
He also is a member of the President’s Leadership Class, a member of
Crimson Club, and a Camp Crimson Counselor.
a George Nigh Fellowship spring semester.
volunteered during a spring break mission trip to Honduras and an extended
summer mission trip to Kenya.
was elected 2001-2002 UOSA President.
Assistant to the Bellmon Chair and Assistant to the Director of Graduate
Studies, completed the Bachelor in Liberal Studies this spring and as
a distinguished graduate, she carried the banner for the College of
Liberal Studies at the Academic Convocation portion of the Fourth Foreign
Policy Conference “Russian-U. S. Relations, Past and Future” in April.
She sat with the other luminaries on the dais along with the honoree
Mikhail Gorbachev, former Soviet Premier, 1990 Nobel Peace Prize winner,
and keynote speaker for the convocation.
is the new departmental secretary, replacing Mary
France, who accepted a job in technical support at the College
of Continuing Education last January. Cathy comes to us from a position
with an academic department at Southeast Oklahoma State University in
Durant. Her husband is attending OU as an engineering student. Mary
is happy with her new career as a “techie” working with computer networking.
our student clerk for the last four years, was awarded a second place
Zenith Award from the Oklahoma Chapter of the Public Relations Society
of America (PRSA) for an educational brochure on ADHD (Attention Deficit
Hyperactivity Disorder) for the J. D. McCarty Center in Norman. She
was one of only two OU students to receive an award. Sarah has gone
on to an internship in marketing at the College of Continuing Education.
She will graduate with a degree in Journalism-Public Relations this
fall. She is marrying Vince Houk in January, and they will reside in
Tulsa, where he is employed as an accountant.
director of the OU-POLL, received funding from the American Red Cross
for “Community Awareness Telephone Survey;” funding from the Oklahoma
State Medical Association for “Hassle Factor Log Data Entry and Analysis;”
funding from the State of Oklahoma, Oklahoma Indigent Defense System
for “Change of Venue Motion Survey in LeFlore County,” “Change of Venue
Motion Survey in Sequoyah County,” and “Change of Venue Motion Survey
in Greer County;” and from the Oklahoma Criminal Justice Resource Center
for “Crime and the Criminal Justice System in Oklahoma: Survey.”
is the new Information Technology Liaison for the departments of Political
Science, History, and Philosophy. Brad has just received his doctoral
degree in history. The STAR program is a new Support for Teaching And
Research program that utilizes a network of “IT Liaisons” serving the
university’s academic departments. These liaisons are selected based
on their past academic or business experience and their ability to promote
innovative technology applications within the various disciplines or
programs that they support. IT Liaisons will be on-call in their respective
colleges or administrative areas to solve problems and to work side-by-side
with faculty and staff on innovative applications and to promote good
technology practices. We are very fortunate to have his office in our