Mount Union College Faculty Awarded STAR Grants

April 15, 2010


Mount Union College professors Dr. Hamako Furuhata, Dr. Judy Jones-Walker, and Dr. Ken Lodewyk were recently awarded Sponsored Travel and Research (STAR) grants for the summer of 2003.


Dr. Hamako Furuhata

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.


Furuhata, associate professor of Japanese and foreign language, was awarded the grant for research on the topic "The Analyses of Discourse Marker in Oral Interview of Japanese in Second Language Learners."


Dr. Judith Jones-Walker


Jones-Walker, associate professor of psychology, received the grant for research on the topic "Incorporating and Journaling Component in the Psychology Senior Culminating Experience: An Examination of Contributions to Individual and Group Development."

Lodewyk, assistant professor, director of physical education and human performance and sport management, received the grant for research on the topic "Investigating Students' Motivation and Epistemological Beliefs in Physical Education."

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