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Dr. Jack Deibert, associate professor of geology, has been awarded the 2006 Bernard L. Majewski Research Fellowship given by American Heritage Center at the University of Wyoming.

The fellowship provides funds to support research in the history of economic geology and to facilitate the use of archival collections in the American Heritage Center.
Dr. Jack Deibert, associate professor of geology, has been awarded the 2006 Bernard L. Majewski Research Fellowship given by American Heritage Center at the University of Wyoming.

The fellowship provides funds to support research in the history of economic geology and to facilitate the use of archival collections in the American Heritage Center.

Deibert's research project concerns the detailed reconstruction and the historical geologic assessment of Ferdinand Hayden's 1868 geologic survey of southern Wyoming. The survey is significant as it regards paleontology, stratigraphic, structural, and economic geologic history as well as the general exploration history of the West and Wyoming.

The survey discovered the first dinosaur footprints in western North America, which had gone unseen since Deibert and Brent Breithaupt, director of the Geological Museum at the University of Wyoming, rediscovered them in 2005. Deibert will travel to Wyoming this summer to conduct archival and field research on this project.

Dr. William H. Kraus, associate professor of public management, was among featured speakers at the 2006 annual conference of the Tennessee Political Science Association, April 7-8 at Paris Landing State Park.

Kraus' talk was titled “Can We Be Optimistic About the United States and Its Role in the Global Politic and Domestically in the Economy, Civil Rights and the Overall State of Society in the Next Ten Years?”

Also, Kraus, who served as treasurer for the TPSA, was elected secretary of the statewide organization for 2006-07.

Eleven APSU public management students also attended the conference and participated in a “town-hall” forum. Those students were Zachary Baggitt, Zachary Beilfuss, Richard Burton, Tabitha Eascuoli, Kristan Hatch, Curley Jackson, George Porter, Dominick Sacco, Calvin Taylor, Sari Wooten and Bryan Young.

Dr. Stephen Truhon, assistant professor of psychology, has been appointed as a summer faculty fellow to research at the Defense Equal Opportunity Management Institute. The program is a 10-week on-site program.