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    IMPORTANT INFORMATION AND REPORTS

 

Faculty Senate Officers Steven Grant, Secretary, Melanie Mormile, President-Elect; Mark Fitch, Past President and Chair of RP&A; Martin Bohner, President; and Bruce McMillin, Parliamentarian
 

ABOUT FACULTY SENATE

The Faculty Senate is the legislative and policy-making body of the General Faculty. It carries out the functions and responsibilities assigned to it by the General Faculty and shall consider all matters referred to and by the Board of Curators, the President of the University, the Chancellor, and individual faculty members. The Faculty Senate, acting in accordance with the Rules and Regulations of the Board of Curators and the General Faculty, formulates, recommends and assists in the implementation of policies concerning the educational and research operations of the campus and other matters affecting the welfare of the campus, the faculty and students.

  

   

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DESERT EXPLORER

Michael Bouchard studies bizarre dome-like structures in Egypt's Afar Desert.

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CHAMPIONING STEM FOR MINORITIES

Emily Hernandez wants to see more diversity in the engineering fields, and is doing her part to help.

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SELFLESS ACTIONS, GLOBAL IMPACT

Melissa Elder’s travels to her mother’s homeland of Honduras have shaped her career path and research focus.

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D-DAY RE-EXAMINED

John McManus' latest book looks at the Big Red One at Omaha Beach.

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LIFE ON MARS

Melanie Mormile studies bacteria here on Earth that could survive on Mars.

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SPELUNKING FOR A CAUSE

Michael Bradford helps protect bats and cave formations in Missouri.

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PERFECT FIT

Hannah Frye is doing research that could lead to a treatment for diseases like Alzheimer’s or Parkinson’s.

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DANCING WITH CODE

Marquia Lewis studies computer science and is a member of the Gold Miners dance squad.

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PEOPLE PERSON

Cagatay "Ty" Atmaca has accomplished a lot since being sent to learn English in America by the Turkish Petroleum Corp. four years ago.

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PRINTING THE FUTURE

Jonathan Bopp used his 3D printer to create parts for the Mars Rover’s robotic arm.

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A PHILOSOPHY OF ADVOCACY

Kate Burns is proof that students in every major can find success.

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PHYTOFORENSICS

Joel Burken's research team use trees to detect soil and groundwater contamination.

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SAYING GOOD RIDDANCE TO SOGGY BUNS

Tyler Richards has designed a cap that keeps separated liquid from escaping ketchup bottles.

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'DOWN-TO-EARTH' SCHOLAR

Krista Rybacki studies soil samples from an area near a lead recycling smelter.

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MINERS ABROAD

Delancey Rougely studied the effects of war in France and blogged about it.

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