Director of Nursing Program recently published for her work as a research facilitator at St. Jude Medical Center in Fullerton.

VU-Staff-12-156Dr. Mary Wickman, Director of the Nursing Program and Professor at Vanguard University, recently had an article published from the work she does as a  research facilitator at St. Jude Medical Center in Fullerton. This publication resulted from a multi-site research study that was conducted between the sister ministries of St. Joseph, St. Jude, and Mission Hospital and is the second publication resulting from this research.  The article is titled: “The Hospital Staff Nurse Perceptions of Competency to Care for Patients with Psychiatric or Behavioral Health Concerns” and is published in the September/October issue of the Journal for Nurses in Professional Development. For the full article and more publication information, please click here.

Professor of Psychology presents at 2013 WASC Academic Resource Conference

Professor of Psychology, Ludmila Praslova, recently presented at the 2013 WASC Academic Resource Conference in San Diego, California. Her presentation and research was especially unique due the active involvement of undergraduate and graduate students. If you would like to read more about the details of her presentations, please check out the links below.

http://www.wascarc.org/content/working-puzzle-first-generation-and-hispaniclatino-student-retention-and-success

http://www.wascarc.org/content/facilitating-student-involvement-curriculum-development-examples-core-curriculum-and

http://www.wascarc.org/content/using-humor-and-creativity-communicating-important-messages-animated-videos-made-easy

Vanguard University Professor’s World War II (WWII) Documentary to Air on National Geographic Channel May 31, 2013

Inside-World-War-IIIt’s not every day that students can boast that their professor is an accomplished, professional film editor.

Aaron Daniel Annas’s students can.

On Friday, May 31,2013 at 7PM ET/PT,  Inside World War II, a documentary for which Annas has three credits – Associate Editor/SFX Design, Finishing Editor, and Sound Effects Editor – will air on National Geographic Channel.  According to the National Geographic, which has posted a trailer on YouTube, Inside World War II is a three-hour television event that provides a detailed visual timeline of the complex war, with personal, in-depth stories from veterans who fought in the deadliest conflict in human history. Inside World War II is the intimate story of the last global war, told by the survivors — those who endured the front line’s bloody conflicts. Those who witnessed the brutality of combat give their unfiltered accounts. Included in the interviews are former prisoner of war and “Slaughterhouse-Five” author Kurt Vonnegut and the grandson of legendary general George S. Patton.

As an assistant professor of Cinema Arts who teaches courses in the communications department at Vanguard University, Annas brings a rich array of professional experience to the academic table.  In addition to Inside World War II, Annas has been assistant editor on Great Lake Warriors (The History Channel) and editor of Parole Diaries (TVOne), in addition to many other films and projects.

Of all the shows he’s worked on, Annas says he is most proud of his work on Inside World War II.  “This documentary had a huge team and tons of footage, including actual footage of WWII,” said Annas.  “Because there were no sound recordings back then, we  had to find  sound sources for all the footage.  So the families who provided footage will be seeing the documentary for the first time.”

For more information, click here.

Professor Presenting at the Midwest Political Science Association

Dr. Kevin Walker, Assistant Professor of History and Political Science, will be presenting at the Midwest Political Science Association (MPSA) Conference on April 11, 2013.  His paper is titled “When Progress Had an End: Happiness and Historicism in the Political Philosophy of Thomas Jefferson.”  This paper is an exploration of Thomas Jefferson’s understanding of the relationship between the principles of the Declaration of Independence and his vision of human perfectibility.  For those who are interested in reading his paper, click on the link below.

http://conference.mpsanet.org/Online/Search.aspx?session=2090

“Comic Books, Graphic Novels, and Superheroes”

Professor of Communication Studies, Dr. Thomas Carmody, recently had a chapter published titled “Comic Books, Graphic Novels, and Superheroes” in a three volume set entitled Evangelical Christians and Popular Culture: Pop Goes the Gospel. If you would like more information or would like to purchase your own copy, please click here.

For a complete list of current faculty publications, please click here.

New Book on C.S. Lewis’ ‘The Great Divorce’

Professor Emeritus of Biblical Studies, Dr. David Clark, has had a book published titled:C. S. Lewis Goes to Heaven: A Reader’s Guide to the Great Divorce”. He dedicates it to the hundreds of students who took his C. S. Lewis classes over the past three decades. Two copies can be found in the O. Cope Budge Library at Vanguard University, as well as purchased through Winged Lion Press.