For the Record: Aug. 28, 2013

Alice Kendrick

For the Record: Aug. 28, 2013

Alice Kendrick, Temerlin Advertising Institute, Meadows School of the Arts, has received an Outstanding Service Award from the Advertising Division of the Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication (AEJMC), one of the largest communication associations in the United States. Kendrick received the honor along with her research partner Jami Fullerton, an advertising professor at Oklahoma State University, at the association’s annual conference in Washington, D.C., in early August. The award is presented annually to a member of the AEJMC Advertising Division for dedication to the arts and sciences of advertising teaching, research and service. Kendrick and Fullerton were honored for their work as co-editors of the AEJMC’s Journal of Advertising Education and their “high-visibility research projects that benefit educators and students,” according to an AEJMC announcement.

Anthony Cortese, Sociology, Dedman College of Humanities and Sciences, has published “The Tucson Massacre: Deconstructing Competing Claims,” Free Inquiry in Creative Sociology, Volume 40, Number 2, Summer 2012, pp. 72-86. He also addressed the International Social Theory Association in Copenhagen, Denmark in June 2013 with a presentation entitled Domestic and International Trafficking of Women: Social Pathologies in Contemporary Civilization.

Sheri Kunovich, Sociology, Dedman College of Humanities and Sciences, has received the 2012-13 Margareta Deschner Teaching Award from SMU’s Women’s and Gender Studies Council. The honor recognizes excellence in teaching about women, gender and/or sexuality.

SMU Assistant Chief of Police Jim Walters, a liaison for the U.S. Department of Justice’s Southern Border Initiative, led a child abduction and trafficking training seminar July 9-10, 2013, at Texas A&M International University in Laredo, Texas. More than 70 national, regional and local law enforcement leaders participated in the event, which used exercises and discussions to improve investigation collaborations between Mexican and U.S. authorities.

August 28, 2013|For the Record|

SMU’s Alice Kendrick named to Brand USA tourism advisory council

SMU Professor of Advertising Alice KendrickAlice Kendrick, professor in the Temerlin Advertising Institute of SMU’s Meadows School of the Arts, has been named to the Global Insights Advisory Council for Brand USA (formerly the Corporation for Tourism Promotion).

She is one of three professors nationwide chosen to join the council. The corporation is a public/private marketing entity formed in 2010 to encourage international travel to the United States. Brand USA, working closely with the travel industry, will launch its inaugural global marketing campaign in April 2012.

The Advisory Council, which is composed of travel industry professionals, research specialists, global entrepreneurs and academics, will evaluate the results of the campaign.

“I’ve been doing research about nation branding for about 10 years now, and it’s like a dream come true to be able to serve on the research advisory council for the first U.S. international travel advertising effort,” Kendrick says.

Kendrick was selected to join the council based on her record of academic publishing, especially in the area of advertising and nation branding. She is co-author of a book titled Successful Advertising Research Methods and another titled Advertising’s War on Terrorism: The Story of the U.S. State Department’s Shared Values Initiative, for which she was awarded the Great Minds Research Innovation Award by the Advertising Research Foundation in 2007.

> Learn more about the Brand USA initiative at thebrandusa.com
> Visit SMU’s Temerlin Advertising Institute online at smu.edu/temerlin

February 28, 2012|For the Record, News|

For the Record: Feb. 5, 2010

Robin Lovin, Cary Maguire University Professor of Ethics, was co-speaker (with Victor Anderson of the Vanderbilt Divinity School) in the Douglas Sturm Dialogue, “Justice, Reparation, and Forgiveness: Finding a Moral Vocabulary for America’s Racial Future,” which took place Feb. 4, 2010 at Bucknell University. The Sturm Dialogue, which features two distinguished thinkers in ethics and social justice, is sponsored by Bucknell’s departments of religion and political science and Social Justice College, and held in honor of Bucknell emeritus professor of religion Douglas Sturm.

Alice Kendrick, Temerlin Advertising Institute, Meadows School of the Arts, has been elected to the National Advertising Review Board. The NARB is a 70-member appeals board that is part of the National Advertising Review Council, which was established in 1971 to provide guidance and set standards of truth and accuracy for national advertisers. Kendrick is one of 10 members of the public and academia on the NARB.

Jason McKenna, Huffington Department of Earth Sciences, Dedman College, has received the U.S. Department of Defense’s highest award for civilian career employees. As a senior research geophysicist at the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Engineer Research and Development Center, he became one of 6 recipients of the Department of Defense’s Distinguished Civilian Service Award in December. He received the honor for his “contributions to the safety and welfare of defense personnel worldwide” through his work in research and development of products for detecting and defeating clandestine tunneling to ensure security at U.S. borders. Read more from The Vicksburg Post.

Santanu Roy, Economics, Dedman College, received a 2009 Annual Award for Outstanding Contribution to Education from the Greater Dallas Indo-American Chamber of Commerce. The award was presented by Meera Shankar, ambassador of the Republic of India to the United States, during a banquet Dec. 10 at The Westin Galleria in Dallas.

February 5, 2010|For the Record|

For the Record: May 1, 2009

Alice Kendrick, Temerlin Advertising Institute, Meadows School of the Arts, received the national Billy I. Ross Advertising Education Award from the American Academy of Advertising at its national conference March 27, 2009 in Cincinnati. The award, which recognizes innovative work that advances the field of advertising education, was given jointly to Kendrick and Jami Fullerton of Oklahoma State University for their research and publishing in advertising education and multiculturalism.

Kendrick’s and Fullerton’s honor marks only the third time the Billy Ross Award has been given since its establishment in 2002.

Sebastien Hurtaud, an Artist Certificate candidate in cello in SMU’s Meadows School of the Arts, won 1st prize in the 7th Adam International Cello Festival and Competition in Christchurch, New Zealand. He also won the Bach Prize for best performance of a work by Bach. The honor includes a cash prize, a recording contract with Naxos and a performance contract with the New Zealand Symphony Orchestra. Hurtaud is a student of Andrés Díaz, associate professor of cello and international recording artist.

Hurtaud will present a free recital at 8 p.m. May 3 in O’Donnell Hall (Room 2130), Owen Arts Center. The event is open to all. For more information, call 214-768-1951.

May 1, 2009|Calendar Highlights, For the Record|

For the Record: Summer 2008

Kamal Saggi, Economics, has been appointed to the World Bank’s Steering Committee of the Global Trade and Financial Architecture Project (Phase II): Meeting the Challenges of Economic Integration for Poor Countries. The project is supported by the Department for International Development, a part of the UK Government that manages Britain’s aid to poor countries and works to get rid of poverty. The project will identify priorities of international cooperation that can help support the process of globalization by enhancing its inclusiveness and sustainability. The Committee will be chaired by the former President of Mexico, Ernesto Zedillo.

Alice Kendrick, Advertising, was named the 2008 Distinguished Advertising Educator by the American Advertising Federation (AAF). The award recognizes “the best advertising professors in the country.”

C. Michael Hawn, Sacred Music, was named a Fellow of the Hymn Society in the United States and Canada at its annual meeting July 13-17, 2008, in Berkeley, CA. The honor recognized “his international work as a troubadour of congregational song and his significant contributions to The Society.”

Santanu Roy, Economics, organized a two-day conference on economic theory July 19-20, 2008, at Cornell University in Ithaca, NY. He presented a paper on problems of trading over time in markets for durable goods where buyers are less informed than sellers about the quality of goods to be traded.

Roy also delivered a lecture, “Non-classical Economic Growth Theory: Some Lessons,” to social and environmental scientists in the research division of the Environmental Defense Fund on Aug. 11, 2008, in New York. In addition, he presented a paper at the annual meeting of the Canadian Economic Association, June 6-8, 2008, at the University of British Columbia in Vancouver. The paper analyzed questions related to inferring product quality from prices and the effect of strategic competition between firms.

Ali Alibhai, a graduate student in medieval studies, has received a Fulbright Scholarship to study art and architectural history in Morocco in 2009. He will study religious lamps and the evolution of lighting in medieval Islamic societies. He hopes to examine and catalog the few surviving church bells captured by Muslims during the Middle Ages and transformed into lamps for mosques, where they still hang. Read more from SMU News.

Brittney Titus, a junior corporate communications and public affairs major, was named 2008 Intern of the Year as part of the ExxonMobil Community Summer Jobs Program for her work as the junior volunteer coordinator at Methodist Dallas Medical Center. During her internship, Titus supervised 65 high school volunteers, planning all aspects of their placements from training to activities, fundraisers and educational field trips.

August 29, 2008|For the Record|
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