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Laurels: August 2014

Published: August 1, 2014

Chi-Ah Chun, Psychology, has been named the director of the CSU Chancellor’s Doctoral Incentive Program. Chun will split her time between psychology department on campus and the Chancellor’s office.

Kirstyn Chun, Counseling and Psychological Services, chaired a symposium presentation titled “The Intersection of Multiple Identities and Mental Illness on Campus: Race, Culture, Religion and Sexual Orientation as Compounding Sources of Stigma” and participated in a symposium presentation titled “Even Kansas isn’t Kansas Anymore: Cultural Competence in the Assessment and Treatment of Campus Mental Illness” at the USC Gould School of Law and Saks Institute for Mental Health Law, Policy and Ethics, March 12-13.

Martin Fiebert, Psychology was the keynote speaker at the first Toronto Domestic Violence Symposium in Canada, June 6-7. His presentation was titled “Men as Victims: The History, The Science, The Heroes and the Future.”

Ingrid Martin, Marketing, presented her research titled “Moving from Consumption to Addiction: A Theoretical Perspective on the Impact of Marketing Cues” co-authored with Michael Kamins and Dante Pirouz. This research was presented at the Marketing and Public Policy Conference in Boston on June 6. Martin also presented a second paper titled “The Role of New Information Sources during the Disaster Cycle” co-authored with Wade E. Martin and David W. Horne at the same conference. Martin and Carina Sass, Center for Community Engagement, were invited by the Chancellor’s Office and Vice Chancellor San Juan to present to the Board of Trustees and Lt. Governor Newsom on May 20, where they discussed the impact that the SMBA’s focus on sustainability has had on community partners. The Board of Trustees passed an amendment to the Initiative on Sustainability to support the integration of sustainability throughout the curriculum in the CSU system.

Terry Witkowski, Marketing, presented “Mythical Moments in Remington Brand History” at the Myth and the Market Conference held in Carlingford, Ireland, June 19-21. He then presented “Consumer Culture Historiography: Lessons from the Work of Russell W. Belk” at the Consumer Culture Theory Conference held at Aalto University, Helsinki, June 26-29. While in Finland, he presented “The Macromarketing Field and Its Journal” at the Hanken School of Economics. Versions of this last presentation were also given at Saitama University, Tokyo Station Campus, May 24, and Meiji University, Surugadai Campus, May 26.