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December 5, 1997

Campus activities

-- Purdue's Visitor Information Center needs student volunteers to serve as tour guides. The tour guide callout meeting will be at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 14, at the Visitor Information Center, 504 Northwestern Ave.

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Faculty and Staff Honors

-- Maribeth Schmitt, associate professor of literacy and language in the School of Education and director of the Indiana Reading Recovery program, has accepted an invitation to serve as editor of an international literacy journal. The scholarly journal, Literacy, Teaching and Learning: An International Journal of Early Literacy, provides an interdisciplinary forum on issues related to the acquisition of language, literacy development, instructional theory and practice. It is the official publication of the Reading Recovery Council for North America, for which Schmitt serves as an officer on the board of directors. The journal is published twice a year and has a circulation of 8,000 in North America, England, Australia and New Zealand.

-- The Tri-State Academy for Legal Studies in Business honored Rolland L. Strausbaugh, associate professor of management, with its Distinguished Service Award at its annual meeting in November. Strausbaugh, who has served as director and in various other offices of the academy, was honored for his dedication and service to the organization. The academy is an association of business professors from Indiana, Michigan and Ohio. Strausbaugh teaches business law at Purdue's Krannert Graduate School of Management.

-- Leslie A. Geddes, the Showalter Distinguished Professor Emeritus of Bioengineering, has been elected a Founding Fellow of the International Academy of Medical and Biological Engineering in recognition of his contributions to the field.

-- Michael Stohl, dean of international programs, attended the 50th anniversary Council on International Education Exchange (CIEE) Conference in Barcelona. He was re-elected to a three-year term on the CIEE Academic Consortium Board, a two-year term as chairman of the Academic Consortium Board, and to the CIEE Board of Directors. He also participated in a joint CIEE-European Association for International Education panel on New Directions in Transatlantic Cooperation with representatives of the European Community in Brussels, Belgium, the United States Information Service, the Institute of International Exchange and Denmark's International Study Program. CIEE was founded 1947 to assist the first Fulbright scholars traveling to their host institutions. It has grown to provide 40 study programs, work exchange programs, high school exchange and student travel services for more than 200,000 persons around the world annually.

Compiled by J. Michael Willis, (765) 494-0371; e-mail,
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