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Thirteen Women Scholars Who Are Taking on New Assignments

Thirteen Women Scholars Who Are Taking on New Assignments

Here is this week’s listing of women faculty members from colleges and universities throughout the United States who have been appointed to new positions or have been assigned new duties.

Eleven Women Faculty Members Given New Duties or Assignments

Eleven Women Faculty Members Given New Duties or Assignments

Here is this week’s listing of women faculty members from colleges and universities throughout the United States who have been appointed to new positions or have been assigned new duties.

Seven Women in Academia Selected for Prestigious Honors and Awards

Seven Women in Academia Selected for Prestigious Honors and Awards

The seven honorees are Lauren Pond at Ohio State, Rebecca J. White of the University of Tampa, Lynne E. Maquat at the University of Rochester, Frances Arnold at CalTech, Jennifer McCann of the University of Rhode Island, Renee A. Middleton of Ohio University, and Kathleen Brown-Rice of the University of South Dakota.

Mount Mary University in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, Names Its Next President

Mount Mary University in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, Names Its Next President

Dr. Christine Pharr will become president of Mount Mary University on July 1, upon the retirement of Ellen Schwalbach who has led the educational institution since 2008. Dr. Pharr currently serves as vice president for alumnae and donor relations at the College of St. Mary in Omaha, Nebraska.

Six Women Scholars Taking on New Faculty Assignments

Six Women Scholars Taking on New Faculty Assignments

Here is this week’s listing of women faculty members from colleges and universities throughout the United States who have been appointed to new positions or have been assigned new duties.

New Administrative Roles for Six Women at Colleges and Universities

New Administrative Roles for Six Women at Colleges and Universities

Taking on new duties are Tracy McGrady at Ozarks Technical Community College in Missouri, Diane R. Wiener at Syracuse University, Linda Beck Halliburton at the University of South Dakota, Kornelia Tancheva at the University of Pittsburgh, Stephanie Krauth at Texas Woman’s University, and Angie Leidinger at Clemson University in South Carolina.

Grants or Gifts Relating to Women in Higher Education

Grants or Gifts Relating to Women in Higher Education

Here is this week’s news of grants and gifts that may be of particular interest to women in higher education.

Ten Women Faculty Members Assuming New Roles in Higher Education

Ten Women Faculty Members Assuming New Roles in Higher Education

Here is this week’s roundup of women faculty members from colleges and universities throughout the United States who have been appointed to new positions.

The Next Leader of the National Association of Addiction Professionals

The Next Leader of the National Association of Addiction Professionals

Dr. Diane Sevening is an assistant professor of addiction studies at the University of South Dakota. She will lead the association that represents more than 85,000 addiction counselors, educators, and addiction-focused healthcare professionals worldwide.

In Memoriam: Grace Steinberg Day, 1926-2016

In Memoriam: Grace Steinberg Day, 1926-2016

Grace Day was the only woman in the 1949 graduating class at University of South Dakota School of Law. After graduating with 175 men, Day opened a law practice in Missouri.

In Memoriam: Geralyn M. Jacobs, 1952-2016

In Memoriam: Geralyn M. Jacobs, 1952-2016

Gera Jacobs was a professor in the department of curriculum and instruction in the School of Education at the University of South Dakota. Dr. Jacobs was a past president of the National Association for the Education of Young Children.

Nineteen Women Who Will Be Taking on New Administrative Roles in Higher Education

Nineteen Women Who Will Be Taking on New Administrative Roles in Higher Education

Here is this week’s roundup of women who have been appointed to new administrative positions at colleges and universities throughout the United States.

New Film on the Only Woman in the 1949 Graduating Class at the University of South Dakota Law School

New Film on the Only Woman in the 1949 Graduating Class at the University of South Dakota Law School

Grace Steinberg Day was the only women in the 1949 graduating class at University of South Dakota School of Law. There were 175 men.

Elise Boxer Is the New Leader of the American Indian Studies Association

Elise Boxer Is the New Leader of the American Indian Studies Association

Dr. Boxer is an assistant professor of history and Native American studies at the University of South Dakota. She is an enrolled citizen of the Fort Peck Assiniboine and Sioux Tribes. Dr. Boxer holds a Ph.D. in American Indian history from Arizona State University.

Two Women Scholars Honored by the National Association of Teachers of Singing

Two Women Scholars Honored by the National Association of Teachers of Singing

Tracelyn Gesteland, an associate professor of voice and opera at the University of South Dakota in Vermillion, and Jessica McCormack, director of voice studies and an assistant professor of voice at Indiana University-South Bend will receive Emerging Leaders Awards.

New Administrative Appointments for Eight Women in Higher Education

New Administrative Appointments for Eight Women in Higher Education

Here is this week’s roundup of women who have been appointed to new administrative positions at colleges and universities throughout the United States.

New Administrative Posts for a Half Dozen Women in Higher Education

New Administrative Posts for a Half Dozen Women in Higher Education

Here is this week’s roundup of women who have been appointed to new administrative positions at colleges and universities throughout the United States.

In Memoriam: Frances Oldham Kelsey, 1914-2015

In Memoriam: Frances Oldham Kelsey, 1914-2015

Dr. Kelsey taught at the University of Chicago and the University of South Dakota. But she is considered an American hero for her efforts to prohibit the marketing of the drug thalidomide in the United States. For these efforts she was honored by President Kennedy.

The New Poet Laureate of the State of South Dakota

The New Poet Laureate of the State of South Dakota

Lee Ann Roripaugh is a professor of English and creating writing at the University of South Dakota. She will serve a four-year term as poet laureate. Professor Roripaugh is the author of four collections of poetry including her latest book Dandarians.

Paula Mabee Named Director of the National Science Foundation's Division of Environmental Biology

Paula Mabee Named Director of the National Science Foundation’s Division of Environmental Biology

Paula Mabee is a professor of biology at the University of South Dakota. Her appointment will last from one to four years and she will reside in the Washington, D.C., metropolitan area for the duration of her appointment. But she will remain on the faculty at the university.

Wayne State College in Nebraska Names Its Next President

Wayne State College in Nebraska Names Its Next President

Dr. Marysz Rames has been serving as the interim president of Dakota State University in Madison, South Dakota. Previously, she was vice president for student affairs at South Dakota State University in Brookings.

Four Women Named to Lead Academic Associations

Four Women Named to Lead Academic Associations

Taking on leadership roles for academic organizations are Marti Rice of the University of Alabama Birmingham, Marcy Driscoll of Florida State University, Janet Lindemann of the University of South Dakota, and Jennifer Cushman of Ohio University.

Two Women With New University Teaching Roles

Two Women With New University Teaching Roles

Mandie Weinandt was named faculty coordinator for the MBA program at the Beacom School of Business at the University of South Dakota and Anne Underhill was appointed chair of the department of anthropology at Yale University.

Four Women in New Teaching Roles

Four Women in New Teaching Roles

The four women with new teaching roles are Sharmila Makhija at Yeshiva University, Kathryn Birkeland at the University of South Daktoa, Ewelina Bolcun-Filas at the Jackson Laboratory, and Jacqueline Goldsby at Yale University.

A Dozen Women With New Administrative Duties in Higher Education

A Dozen Women With New Administrative Duties in Higher Education

The women taking on new administrative roles are Carrie Landa, Brianna Bunce-Douglas, Mary Corcoran, Windsor Westbrook Sherrill, Deborah Blum, Sandy Barbour, Tiffancy C. Graham, Yana Cornish, Annie Wright, Gabrielle Banick, Rhonda Kitch, and Ellen de Graffenreid.

This Week's Roundup of Appointments of Women to Key Administrative Posts in Higher Education

This Week’s Roundup of Appointments of Women to Key Administrative Posts in Higher Education

The appointees are Shirley M. Collado, Shannon McGee, Christine Byrd-Jacobs, Lynn Babington, Mary Berry, Katherine Johnson Suski, Estela Gavosto, Beverly L. Downing, Rachel Reuben, A. Madison Cario, Marthe Druska Golden, Kimberly Washor, and Susan Goodin.

Three Women in New Teaching Roles

Three Women in New Teaching Roles

Robin Autenrieth was named chair of the department of civil engineering at Texas A&M University. Kathy Brown has joined the faculty at the University of Tennessee and Elise Boxer is a new assistant professor at the University of South Dakota.

Seventeen Women in New Higher Education Administrative Positions

Seventeen Women in New Higher Education Administrative Positions

Here is this week’s summary of appointments and promotions of women to high-level administrative posts at colleges and universities throughout the United States.

Two Women Among the Finalists for Dean of the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences at the University of Maine

Two Women Among the Finalists for Dean of the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences at the University of Maine

The candidates are Emily A. Haddad, professor and associate dean for academics in the College of Arts & Sciences at the University of South Dakota and Pamela Kalbfleisch, professor and dean of the College of Arts and Sciences at Concordia University in Chicago.

Five Women in New Teaching Roles

Five Women in New Teaching Roles

The appointees are Rachel Sagner Buurma at Swarthmore College, Fran Mainella of Clemson University, Sandra James-Yi at Virginia Tech, Susan Anderson at the University of South Dakota, and Pamela Diggle at the University of Connecticut.

Seven Women Appointed to New Administrative Positions in Higher Education

Seven Women Appointed to New Administrative Positions in Higher Education

The women taking on new roles are Karen Levitov, Rachel Fester, Rebecca L. Kohler, Maureen McCarthy, Kelley Hartley Hutton, Deanna McCormick, and Lee Benton.

A Dozen Women in New Administrative Posts in Higher Education

A Dozen Women in New Administrative Posts in Higher Education

Here is this week’s summary of women who have been appointed to new administrative positions at colleges and universities across the United States.

Laurie Becvar of the University of South Dakota Named President of the Crazy Horse Memorial Foundation

Laurie Becvar of the University of South Dakota Named President of the Crazy Horse Memorial Foundation

The foundation has been instrumental in establishing the Indian University of North America which operates a summer bridge program for American Indians before they enter the University of South Dakota.

Three Women Named Department Chairs

Three Women Named Department Chairs

The new department chairs are Archana Chatterjee at the University of South Dakota School of Medicine, Barbara Anderson at Kansas State University, and Paola Sanguinetti at the University of Kansas.

Six Women in New Higher Education Administrative Roles

Six Women in New Higher Education Administrative Roles

Carmen Green at the University of Michigan, Kathy Spiegelman at Northeastern University, Jamie Slater at Winston-Salem State University, Wendy Parent-Johnson at the University of South Dakota, Lois Badey at Virginia Tech, and Pat Whitely of the University of Miami are taking on new duties.