Fairmount College Newsletters

The Fairmount College of Liberal Arts and Sciences Newsletter is published twice a year, and is sent to all Fairmount College alumni, faculty, staff and friends of the college. Each issue contains information about faculty, staff and student accomplishments and a message from the dean. All material is copyrighted and the property of Wichita State University. You may download past issues at the links below:


Fall 2019 

Texas archaeological site offers additional skill-building opportunities; Who are the Caddo?; Faculty spotlight: Crystal Dozier; WSU professor wins prestigious national science award; Faculty-produced movie premiered at local film festival; In memoriam. 

Spring 2019 

Ethics shape, influence space exploration; Faculty spotlight: Jim Schwartz; WSU professor, student team up with Ocean Spray; President John W. Bardo; In memoriam

Fall 2018 

Liberal arts and sciences changes, enriches lives; Spotlight on the dean; In memoriam.

Spring 2018

Matson takes long view of career, Fairmount College; Law Enforcement Training Center brings WSU, city and county together; Advantages of the LETC partnership; Programs in criminal justice; In memoriam

Fall 2017

WSU professor, students continue research on archaeological discovery; Faculty spotlight: Don Blakeslee; Youngmeyer Ranch permanently protected with conservation easement; The land around Youngmeyer Ranch; Life on the ranch; Grants; In memoriam.

Spring 2017

Public affairs is for everyone; Centers of the Hugo Wall School for Public Affairs; Faculty spotlight: Sam Brown; Graduate research explores glioblastoma tumor cells invasion in 3D environments; In memoriam

Fall 2016, Vol. 17 No. 1

The role of the media in maintaining democracy; National fact-checking websites; Faculty spotlight: Jeff Jarman; Holmes Museum educates and serves students and community

Spring 2016, Vol. 16 No. 2

Local and community history program tied to connections and place; Faculty spotlight: Jay Price; Racial profiling research leads to policy changes; Raising funds to make a difference; In memoriam.

Fall 2015, Vol. 16 No. 1

Hunger awareness one focus of professor's work; Faculty spotlight: Deborah Ballard-Reisch; Master's in physics will soon be revived at Wichita State; Waters named Melva V. Hughes Distinguished Professor in English; In memoriam.

Spring 2015, Vol. 15 No. 2

Magelli champions teaching the world new ways to dream; Dean profile: Paul Magelli; Wichita state professors invent accessory lens for Google glass; Ablah display features graphic novels; In memoriam.

Fall 2014, Vol. 15 No. 1

Youngmeyer estate gives researchers access to Flint Hills property; The Flint Hills; WSU field station reserves; Faculty spotlight: Greg Houseman; Elliott School program celebrates its 25th birthday; Matson named dean of Fairmount College of Liberal Arts and Sciences; In memoriam.

Spring 2014, Vol. 14 No. 2

Bighorn Basin experience creates career geologists; Packing for field camp; Faculty spotlight: Will Parcell; Challenge coins surprise, unite WSU grads; Challenge coin legend; WSU Center for Community Research and Support turns 30; In memoriam

Fall 2013, Vol 14 No. 1

MFA to celebrate 40 years; More about the MFA in creative writing; MFA student accolades; Faculty spotlight: Margaret Dawe; Wichita State students discover frog-killing fungus in Kansas; Around the college; In memoriam.

Spring 2013, Vol. 13 No. 2

Ending modern day slavery focus of professor's work; Potential signs of trafficking and exploitation; Faculty spotlight: Karen Countryman-Roswurm; Philosophy prepares students for careers, life; Model United Nations students learn political skills, clear invasive species; Awards support summer research by faculty; In memoriam.

Fall 2012, Vol. 13 No. 1

New president embraces liberal arts and sciences; Spotlight on the president; Bardo's recommended reading; Higgs boson discovery opens doors for new applications; Dean Profile: Clifford P. Clark; Sabbaticals for rest and renewal; Fairmount College faculty recognized; In memoriam.

Spring 2012, Vol. 12 No. 2

Matson recognized for teaching excellence; Faculty spotlight: Ron Matson; Matson's maxims on teaching; Bischoff to step down as dean; Notable accomplishments under Bischoff's leadership; Anderson remembered for breadth of contributions; In memoriam;.

Fall 2011, Vol. 12 No. 1

Weems called to preserve African-American business history; Faculty spotlight: Robert Weems; Kansas Court of Appeals visits WSU campus; Appellate court visits come with a purpose; In memoriam.

Spring 2011, Vol. 11 No. 2

Anthrax research edges toward vaccine, earns patent; Faculty spotlight: Jim Bann; Center entwines language, literature and music with technology; Center to assist local governments with environmental, fiscal issues; Huxman named president of Conrad Grebel University College; Jean Elliott retires; Biology labs to receive major upgrade, Jackman fund update.

Fall 2010, Vol. 11 No. 1

Teaching evaluations viewed important by many; Faculty spotlight: Charlie Burdsal; Physics department to merge with mathematics, statistics; In memoriam: Craig Miner, Distinguished professor and Kansas historian; Department of Anthropology benefits from David Jackman estate; Two faculty named for distinguished professorships; Four undergraduate science students earn Sarachek awards; Grand opening of biological field station; In memoriam.

Spring 2010, Vol. 10 No. 2

Historical perspective: H1N1 may not be over; Flu pandemics in recent history; Faculty spotlight: George Dehner; Haiti earthquake hastens WSU prof's adoption plans; Fleming-Randle recognized for work, service and achievements; In memoriam.

Fall 2009, Vol. 10 No. 1

Grant supports research of women's infertility; Infertility statistics; Faculty spotlight: George Bousfield; Elliott School celebrates 20 years; ESC timeline; Barrier recipient reflects on teaching career; In memoriam.

Spring 2009, Vol. 9 No. 2

Grant to study youth intimate partner violence; What youth are saying about intimate partner violence; Statistics from law enforcement; Faculty spotlight: Jodie Hertzog; Dean's profile: William H. Isely; First Wichita State Professorship in English department result of estate gift; In memoriam.

Fall 2008, Vol. 9 No. 1

WSU's Gythiel has become a top theological scholar; WSU field station ripe with research and educational opportunities; Current research at the field station; In memoriam.

Spring 2008, Vol. 8 No. 2

Certificate encourages study of medieval and Renaissance periods; Faculty Spotlight: William Woods; The short course on the Renaissance; Lab helps businesses create usable Web pages; Ways to improve your Web page; Software Usability Research Laboratory; Center for Environment and Human Health accessible online; Jones' gift to fund professorship of distinction; Community college visits provide transfer of academic information.

Fall 2007, Vol. 8 No. 1

Lessons from Broadway; Faculty Spotlight: Les Anderson; Self-Help Network changes name to reflect services.

Spring 2007, Vol 7 No. 2

Wichita State to host Science Olympiad National Tournament; Biology field station gets NSF grant; Professors keep it real with evolution; Lichti retires; Rogers joins the search for ivory-billed woodpeckers; Elliott School hires Kansas Health Foundation Distinguished Chair of Strategic Communication; Professor studies diseases of history; In memoriam; Grant mystery solved.

Fall 2006, Vol. 7 No. 1

From being mentored to honoring the mentor; Faculty Spotlight: Wilson Baldridge; Two longtime LAS faculty named to new professorships; Miles rasies both funds and friends; Mason named director of LAS Advising Center.

Spring 2006, Vol. 6 No. 2

Shore named 2005 Kansas Professor of the Year; Faculty Spotlight: Ellie Shore; McDonald chosen to lead university research administration; Puebla summer program to celebrate 40th anniversary.

Fall 2005, Vol. 6 No.1

Faculty of distinction program brings positions to Fairmount College; Faculty Spotlight: Niall Shanks; New degree program will help meet demand for forensic scientists; Self-Help Network moves off campus; Konek taught new ways of dreaming; Clinical psychology program earns accreditation; Liberal arts students do well in undergraduate symposium; In memoriam.

Spring 2005, Vol. 5 No. 2

Elliott School partners with Sunshine Coalition; Burke to direct Center for Environmental and Human Health; From the front lines--WSU social work professor on active duty in Iraq; Van Stipdonk research update; Fairmount College through the years: Change, growth and perspectives; Remember James Sours, Fairmount College Dean, 1962-1965; Fairmount College faculty perspectives 1964-2005; Fiske Hall: Cornerstone of Fairmount College.

Fall 2004, Vol. 5 No. 1

WSU scientist's team to determine structure of gas phase uranium complexes; Donation makes professorship in history and philosophy of science possible; Former WSU president Warren Armstrong dies at age 70; Internships attract Fairmount College students.

Spring 2004, Vol. 4 No. 2

A model for peace; Kansas history fascinating, accessible; Internships and Cooperative Education jobs give students experience; Fellowships assist faculty with summer projects; Fairmout College faculty win university awards; Iorio to attend Harvard summer institute; Huxman named director of Elliott School of Communication; Josephine Fugate, math educator and philanthropist; Sticks, stones--and words--can hurt.

Fall 2003, Vol. 4 No. 1

Uncovering local history; Local Wichita student chosen for JASON project expedition; Asmat public opening planned; The "killer" is; Social work programs receive accreditation; LaVona Spencer retires.

Spring 2003, Vol. 3 No. 2

Biological anthropologist named 2002 Kansas Professor of the Year; WSU support for laid off Fairmount College alumni and students; Fairmount College faculty recognized for teaching, research and creative activity; Fairmount College in the media; The Drs. Adamsons partner in life, teaching and commencement; Konek is recipient of 2003 Humanitarian award; Watkins Foundation support enhances science programs at Wichita State; WSU emeritus professor publishes war memorial; Mock homicide gives students chance to practice investigative skills.

Fall 2002, Vol. 3 No. 1

Technology in LAS classrooms; Graduate education in Fairmount College; Roussel named Kansas French Educator of the Year; Shaw elected to Osage Tribal Council.

Spring 2002, Vol. 2 No. 2

Fairmount College in the community; WSU poet wins unprecedented second critics award; History Day at WSU; Spanish students go south of the border; Professor studies wintering bird survival strategy; "Cool" science; Carving a place in museum history.

Fall 2001, Vol. 2, No. 1

Helping Kansans help themselves; Former sheriff Mike Hill donates unspent campaign funds to WSU; Undergraduate students participate in research forum; Preparing students for teaching youth.

Spring 2001, Vol. 1 No. 2

Certificate in Great Plains Studies now available; Policing institute benefits Kansas and Nebraska; Commencement symbols--unraveling the mystery; Gore recipients consider LAS programs; College grant activity sets another record; Obituary--Allan Cress; Wing Walker award moves to WSU; Unearthing artifacts during ongoing renovation; Explore the universe with Lake Afton Public Observatory; Holmes Museum to open soon.

Fall 2000, Vol. 1 No. 1

Elliott School of Communication selects new director; Glickman family makes gift to WSU; Advising services restructured, consolidated; A rare find in Yellowstone; Cathy Green named director of development.