Faculty Awarded Star Grants, Students Receive Tomsich Award

April 06, 2010

Mount Union professors Dr. Clara Becerra, Dr. Tania Oldenhage, and Dr. Rebecca Stevens were recently awarded Sponsored Travel and Research (STAR) grants for the summer of 2002.

Given each spring by the Mount Union College Office of Academic Affairs, the STAR grants are presented to faculty members who submit proposals for projects or research seen by a review panel as innovative, creative and helpful to the development of the individual faculty members.

Becerra, assistant professor of Spanish and foreign language, was awarded the grant for research on the topic "Novel and Film Adaptation: Three Spanish Novels of the Post-Franco Period."

Oldenhage, assistant professor of philosophy and religious studies, received the grant for research on the topic "The Way of the Cross" in Christian Holocaust Remembrance.

Stevens, associate professor of sociology, received the grant for research on the topic "The Impact of the New Juvenile Justice Laws on Prosecution and Disposition."

In addition to the STAR grants, two students received the annual Tomsich award for summer research projects in the areas of the natural sciences and mathematics. Christy Reedy, a junior biology major from Canfield, will be working with Dr. Charles Brueske, professor of biology at Mount Union College. Pamela Farnsworth, a junior biology major from Hartville, will be working with Dr. Jonathan Scott, associate professor of biology at the College.

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