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March 11, 2011 | All Day
Category: Conference
Location: Saginaw Valley State University
7400 Bay Road
University Center, MI 48710
Cost: Free
Audience: Alumni, Community, Current Graduate Students, Current Undergraduate Students, Faculty, Parents, Prospective Students, Staff

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Wayne State University representation at MASAL's 2011 annual meeting:


10:10 – 11:10
Developing Student Entrepreneurs: The Blackstone LaunchPad at Wayne State University Creates a New Career Service for Students. William H. Volz and Ahmad M. Ezzeddine, Wayne State University.


2:00 – 3:40
Día de los Muertos: A Celebration on the Border of Mexican and Anglo Identity in San Antonio, Texas. Mary Durocher, Wayne State University

8:30 – 10:30
Examining Online Leadership Preparation Program Development Using an Adoption of Innovations Framework: A Case Study. Michael A. Owens, Wayne State University


Co–Chair: Colin Baker, Wayne State University
Co–Chair: Leah Omilion–Hodges, Wayne State University

9:00 – 10:00
The Visual Rhetoric Framework of Analysis Applied to the Montana Meth Project. Otniel A. Chis, Wayne State University

Using Strategic Communication to Foster a Positive Culture Post Acquisition and Merger. Bethany Amanda Weaver, Wayne State Univeristy

10:10 – 11:30
Restoring Organizational Equilibrium: Balancing Competing Forces Post Layoffs. Leah M. Omilion–Hodges, Wayne State University


9:00 –10:00
Changing Racial/Ethnic Disparities in Access to Physician Care Among Older Adults: 2000–2007. Elham Mahmoudi and Gail Jensen Summers, Wayne State University

A Proposal for an Economic Development Comparative Statistic: Theory and Empirical Evidence. Shayna Stewart, Wayne State University

10:10 – 11:30
Oil Price Shocks and the U.S. Stock Market Under Different Nonlinear Transformations. Zeina Alsalman, Wayne State University


9:00 – 10:15
Geologic Setting of the Triassic Rauisuchian Heptasuchus clarki, Upper Chugwater Group, Red Wall Valley, North–Central Wyoming. J. M. Zawiskie, Cranbrook Institute of Science and R. Rochte, Wayne State University


8:30 – 10:00
Detroit Police Brutality and the Ascendancy of Coleman Young. Peter McGrath, Wayne State University


10:10 – 11:50
Patron Engagement: An Experiment in an Academic Library. Anna Franz and Suzan Alteri, Wayne State University

2:15 – 3:55
Does Not Compute: Michigan Libraries and Their Presence Online. Kristin LaLonde, Wayne State University and Lisa Rabey, Independent Librarian


Chair: Natalie J. Kohout, Wayne State University
Vice–Chair: Heather Q. E. Deason, Wayne State University

9:00 – 10:00
Brunelleschian Architecture: “rinascimento dell'antichità”. Heather Q. E. Deason, Wayne State University

10:15 – 11:15
The Black Death, the Mongols, and China. Sarah Vanneste, Wayne State University

2:00 – 3:00
Cathedral St. Lazarus at Autun:Romanesque Sacred Imagery and Profane Iconography within the Capital Sculptural Program. Stephanie Sinclair, Wayne State University

3:15 – 4:15
Concerning the Bayeux Tapestry's Patronage. Matthew Armelagos, Wayne State University


8:30 – 10:10
Emergence, Consciousness, and the Illusion of Free Will. Derrick Freyman, Wayne State University


Chair: Paul Cornish, Grand Valley State University
Vice–Chair: Amy Bromsen, Wayne State University

10:45 – 11:45
Privatization and Service Provision: Cost Effectiveness and Levels of Service. Abdullah Bataineh, Wayne State University


2:00 – 3:20
Writing With the Network: Gorgian Kairos and Infinite Connectivity. Conor Shaw–Draves, Wayne State University


2:00 – 4:45
Gender Equity Movement in Sports: A Content Analysis of the Women’s Sports Foundation Archives and Newsletters. Jody Sue Sauer, Wayne State University


Chair: Jane Fader, Wayne State University

2:00 – 3:20
The Feminine Beauty Ideal: An Examination of Race, Privilege, and Resistance. Jennifer N. Haskin, Wayne State University


For more information about this event, please contact MASAL at 989-463-7969 or michiganacademy@alma.edu.