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Noteworthy - March 17, 2014

Mar 17, 2014

College of the Pacific

Courtney Lehmann, English, was named to the Editorial Board of the Cambridge University Press series, Shakespeare on Screen.  

Geoff Lin-Cereghino, Biological Sciences, gave a platform presentation on the "Analysis of α-Mating Factor Secretion Signal Mutations on Recombinant Protein Secretion in Pichia pastoris" at the Pichia 2014 Conference in San Diego, Calif.  The talk featured the work of the Lin-Cereghino lab, Biological Sciences, and the Jerry Tsai lab, Chemistry.   

Jeffrey Hole, EnglishJeffrey Hole, English, has won a prestigious Arnold L. and Lois S. Graves Award in the Humanities to support his research on nineteenth-century literature and the 1850 Fugitive Slave Act. The Graves Awards in the Humanities were established by Arnold L. and Lois S. Graves to encourage and reward "outstanding accomplishment in actual teaching in the humanities by younger faculty members." Pomona College administers the program under the auspices of the American Council of Learned Societies. The competitive awards are given biennially.

John Mayberry, Mathematics, and James Graham, Athletics, had their paper "Measures of Tactical  Efficiency in Water Polo" published in the Journal of Quantitative Analysis in Sports.  

Matt Normand, Psychology, had the article "The Role of the Physical Environment in Promoting Physical Activity in Children Across Different Group Compositions" accepted for publication in the journal Behavior Modification. The paper was co-authored with graduate students Tracy Larson '12, Allison Morley '12 and Kristin Hustyi '10.  

Caroline T. Schroeder , Religious and Classical Studies, had her article, "Women in Anchoritic and Semi-Anchoritic Monasticism in Egypt: Rethinking the Landscape" published in the March 2014 issue of Church History:  Studies in Christianity and Culture.

Tyler Nighbor '14, Nicole Schultz '14, Katie Uhlhorn '13, Emily Metz '14, Elise Martin '14, Valerie Segura '14, Audrey Campbell '16, Katrina Bettencourt '16 and Carolynn Kohn, Psychology, presented the poster "Self-report:  an evaluation of a free-pour assessment" at the 32nd Annual Convention of the California Association of Behavior Analysis in Burlingame, Calif.  

Danielle Cummings '17 was one of three recipients of the Raymond Essay Scholarship awarded by the Raymond College Alumni Association and University of the Pacific General Education for the Pacific Seminar 1 essay "Insert Clever Title Here. Maybe Here, Too." written for Michael Garbarani, Pacific Seminars.

External Relations

As part of the San Joaquin Angels and the Entrepreneurship Challenge, Mark Plovnick, director of Economic Development, Cynthia Wagner Weick, Powell Scholars Program and Eberhardt School of Business, and Joe Johnson, Eberhardt School of Business, were recognized by the San Joaquin County Board of Supervisors on March 5 for their role in fostering entrepreneurship in San Joaquin county through the 5th Annual San Joaquin Entrepreneur Challenge. The San Joaquin Angels is a private group of investors whose objective is to help develop the San Joaquin regional economy by investing in, advising and growing promising start-up and early stage companies.  Plovnick is currently president of the San Joaquin Angels, and Johnson serves on the board. The San Joaquin Entrepreneur Challenge is an annual competition where local entrepreneurs may present a business idea with the potential to receive cash and business services to move their idea forward. The Challenge is part of a regional economic development strategy developed by the San Joaquin Partnership implemented through a partnership of the San Joaquin Angels, University of the Pacific, the San Joaquin Delta College Small Business Development Center, the Business Council of San Joaquin County, the Alliance Small Business Development Center and the Stanislaus Economic Development & Workforce Development Alliance. Johnson serves on the planning committee for the event and Weick is a judge in the competition. 

Athletics

James Graham, coach of men's water polo, and John Mayberry, Mathematics, had their paper "Measures of Tactical Efficiency in Water Polo" published in the Journal of Quantitative Analysis in Sports

Kendall Kenyon '15 and KiKi Moore '14 were named First Team All-WCC in women's basketball, while Moore was named the Crons Newcomer of the Year Award and Unique Coleman '17 earned Freshman Team honors. Kenyon averaged 16.5 points per game and 10.5 rebounds per game through regular season play. She ranks second in the WCC in field goal percentage at .563, and third in rebounding and seventh in scoring, while her 1.4 blocks per game is third in the conference. Moore was tabbed newcomer of the year, after joining Pacific from Fresno State. She also earned First Team All-WCC honors, giving her all-conference honors for the fourth year of her career in four different conferences (Pac-10, WAC, Mountain West and WCC). She ranks second in the WCC in steals (2.4) and third in assists (4.5). Moore has scored in double-figures in 24 of 28 games for Pacific. Coleman averaged 4.5 points and 1.7 rebounds while averaging 14 minutes of action in WCC games. She broke out for a career-high 17 points in a win over Saint Mary's and added 14 points in a win at Loyola Marymount and 13 in a win at Pepperdine.  In that stretch, she connected on 16-of-25 from the field and is shooting 40 percent in WCC games overall. 

Tony Gill '14 earned All-West Coast Conference Honorable Mention honors when the league's yearly awards were announced on March 3. Gill is second on the men's basketball team in scoring with 11.2 points per game and leads the team with 5.8 rebounds per game. He has scored in double figures 17 times this year, including a career-high 22 points at Nevada in the season opener. Gill earned WCC Player of the Week honors after that game. He earned Big West Tournament Most Valuable Player honors in 2013, after scoring 46 points in three games to lead the Tigers to the NCAA Tournament.

 

 

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