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Faculty in the News

May 2013

News from your faculty, staff, and students

Jack Ballard (Professor of Music) was recently notified that his work "Cherubim Bells" will be performed at the summer Vanguard Premieres concert on June 9 at the Ford Community & Performing Arts Center in Dearborn, Mich. The piece is being performed in recognition of its honorable mention award. Vanguard Premieres (sponsored by Vanguard Voices) is an initiative to promote the creation of new choral works by established and aspiring composers. Introduced in 2003, the program is a combination of commissions, composition contests, and world premiere performances of each new work.

Jay Case (Professor of History) has been recognized as the author of one of the fifteen outstanding books on mission studies for 2012! In consultation with fifty distinguished scholars from around the world, the editors of the International Bulletin of Missionary Research have selected An Unpredictable Gospel: American Evangelicals and World Christianity, 1812–1920, as one of the 15 books published in 2012 for special recognition of their contribution to mission studies.

David Entwistle (Professor of Psychology), along with Scott White (Belhaven University), and Brian Eck (Azusa Pacific University) gave a presentation at the Christian Association for Psychological Studies 2013 annual conference in Portland, Ore. entitled, "Teaching Integration in a Postmodern, and Increasingly Post-Christian, Cultural Context."  The presentation, which was very well attended, included original research by Malone University psychology majors Emily Jackson and Amanda Maxwell, and Ms. Jackson participated in the presentation itself. 

Maria Lai-Ling Lam (Professor of Business Administration)
Lam, M. (2013). Corporate social responsibility of foreign multinational enterprises in China. In forthcoming. Idowu, S., Kasum, A. S. and Mermod, A. (Eds).  Beyond Socially Responsible Behaviour: Development Through CSR in Action. Farnham/London: Gower Publishing, www.ashgate.com/isbn/9781409466499.

Maria's proposal, "Developing the Practice of Empathy: Market-based Solutions to Social and Environmental Difficulties," was selected to receive a partial faculty mini-grant on Free Market Economics through the CCCU (The Council for Christian Colleges and Universities).

Maria's Presentations

    • "A case study of the challenges of sustainable business development in China" on February 28, 2013 in
      the AIB-mid west of MBAA international conference, U.S.
    • "Being Chinese: A reflective study of foreign multinational corporations' sustainable development and global talent programs in China" on February 28, 2013 in the North American Management Conference (NAMS) of MBAA international conference, U.S.
    • "Active listening and vulnerable collaboration as foundational elements in the education for sustainability" written by Martha Cook, Maria Lam and Adam Klemann on March 1, 2013 in the North American Management Conference (NAMS) of MBAA international conference, U.S.

Mary Quinn (Associate Professor of Organizational Leadership) and Marj Carlson Hurst (Assistant Professor of Business and Leadership) chapter, titled "Graduates Perception on the Impact of Christian Higher Education"  has been accepted for inclusion in a book on the integration of faith and learning in adult education programs expected to be published in August 2013.

Scott Waalkes (Professor of International Politics) has been selected to participate in the CCCU "Nuclear Weapons and Our Globalizing Century" Faculty Seminar, to be held in the cities of Hiroshima and Nagasaki in Japan from August 3-14.

April 2013

Jesse Ayers (Professor of Music) Jesse Ayers' newest composition, Akedah, for narrator and symphonic winds was premiered in Minnesota March 17 by the Wisconsin Lutheran Synod National Honors Band on the campus of Martin Luther College, with MLC President Mark Zarling narrating. The work was commissioned especially for this concert. The word "Akedah" is Hebrew for "the binding," and refers to the account of Abraham's binding and near-sacrifice of Isaac of Genesis 22. The work draws the obvious parallel between the substitutionary ram in the thicket and Jesus, the substitutionary Lamb of God. The title was suggested by Malone music graduate Kendra Hayes Stickel. Jesse thanks Joel Soza for his explanation of the word's meaning.

Marjorie Carlson Hurst (Assistant Professor of Business and Leadership) and Mary Quinn (Associate Professor of Organizational Leadership) collaborated on a study and research about faith integration for graduate students.  The work will be published as a chapter in a book late spring.

Joanne Lehman (adjunct faculty, Language & Literature) will release a book of poems, Driving In the Fog, at the end of April 2013,  https://www.finishinglinepress.com/product_info.php?cPath=4&products_id=1610

The following students were recently recognized for excellence in the Malone Writers Prize competition, co-sponsored by the Malone Honors Program. Congratulations to: Blaire Thompson, fiction; Paul Smith, non-fiction, and Robert Vacik, poetry.

Laurel Weir, Malone senior voice major student of Cynthia Wohlschlager (Instructor of Music), was the statewide winner of the Tuesday Musical Club's Adren J. Yockley Scholarship for Voice. "Statewide" means she was competing against voice majors from Ohio's nationally known conservatories such as the Cleveland Institute of Music, the Cincinnati College-Conservatory of Music, and Oberlin.  Please join us in congratulating Laurel and her proud mom, Nicki Weir (Lead Cashier, Malone Business Office).

The Malone Forensics Team directed by Ann Lawson (Instructor of Communication Arts) is proud to announce: Seniors, team co-captains and 4-year members Amanda Maxwell and Paige Nagy are now the National Champions in Duo Interpretation! They competed over Spring Break at the National Christian College Forensics Invitational hosted by John Brown University in Arkansas. Twenty-four universities attended from across the country.



March 2013

Jesse Ayers (Professor of Music) Jesse Ayers's Christmas work for chorus and orchestra Veni Emmanuel was performed in Milwaukee in December 2012 by the Concord Chamber Orchestra with the Bach Chamber Choir and the Lutheran A Capella Chorus.

Jesse's commissioned work, Flashbax, was performed January 20 by the Honors Band of the Ohio Private Colleges Instrumental Directors Association on the campus of Muskingum University. The work was commissioned last year by OPCICA in memory of their founding president, Dr. William Schlacks and OPCICA's 25th anniversary

Barbara A. Easlick (Professor of Sport Management) and Dennis D. Kincaid (Professor of Business Administration) have been nominated for the 2013 Teaching Excellence Award for the Accreditation Council for Business Schools and Programs (ACBSP)

Laura S. Foote (Instructor of Management Studies) Laura's review essay has been accepted for publication in the next issue of The Journal of the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning for Christians in Higher Education. Publication will be either late this semester or early next year.

Julia A. Frankland (Professor of Business Administration) and Elizabeth A. Postlewaite (Instructor of Business) presented a paper titled "Reaching Principles Students in Thoughtful Ways" at the 24th Annual Teaching Economics: Instruction and Classroom Based Research Annual Conference held at Robert Morris University in February.

Maria Lai-Ling Lam (Professor of Business Administration)
(2013) "Building Trust between American and Chinese Business Negotiators" In Vadi, M. and Vissak, T. (Eds.) Dis(honesty) in Management: Manifestations and Consequences, published by Emerald Group Publishing.

Published a peer reviewed article, "Being Chinese: A Reflective Study of Foreign Multinational Corporations' Sustainable Development and Global Talent Programs in China"  in the 2013 North American Management Society Proceedings (NAMS).

Published a peer reviewed article, "A case study of the challenges of sustainable business development in China" in the 2013 Academy of International Business (AIB)-Mid West Proceedings.

Maria Lam (Professor of Business Administration), Martha J.B. Cook (Professor of Education Emerita), and Adam Klemann (Support and Infrastructure Manager - Information Technologies) published a peer reviewed article, "Active listening and vulnerable collaboration as foundational elements in the education for sustainability" in the 2013 North American Management Society (NAMS) Proceedings. 

Randi C. Pahlau (Instructor of English) presented a paper, "'A contract of mutual agreeableness': Social and Financial Contracts in Three of Jane Austen's Novels," at the Midwest MLA conference in Cincinnati on November 10, 2012.

Lauren S. Seifert (Professor of Psychology)
Seifert, L.S. (in press). Self-regulation in disability: Migraine management as action research.

Duane F. Watson (Professor of New Testament Studies) attended the Annual Meeting of the Society of Biblical Literature in Chicago in November, and was an invited speaker at the Institute for Biblical Research where he presented a paper entitled, "Second Corinthians 10-13 as the Best Evidence that Paul Received a Formal Rhetorical Education."

Lora L. Wyss (Associate Professor of Nursing) in collaboration with Karen Distelhorst (former faculty member), were recently published in Clinical Simulation in Nursing. The title of their article is "Simulation in Community Health Nursing: A Conceptual Approach."