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Equality Day program honors female faculty members

August 27, 2010

Indiana State University recognized the research of six up and coming female faculty members during an Equality Day program Thursday.

The day marked the 90th anniversary of the passage of the 19th amendment to the U.S. Constitution, which granted voting rights to women.

The date has been recognized nationally as Equality Day since 1971.
For the third straight year, Indiana State used the occasion to shine the spotlight on the latest recipients of Charlotte Zietlow Women Faculty Research Grants. Zietlow, a former member of the ISU Board of Trustees who holds a Ph.D. in linguistics, established an endowment in 2008 to support pre-tenure women faculty in their efforts to achieve tenure. For each of the past two years, ISU President Dan Bradley has provided university funds to supplement the endowment.

This year's recipients of Zietlow Research Grants and their research topics are:
• Mandy Reid, assistant professor of English, "The Repression of Difference and the Discourses of Race, Sexuality and the Nation in Louisa May Alcott's Little Men and Jo's Boys
• Jennifer Ryan, assistant professor of African and African-American Studies, "Saved in the Club ... Soul Music"
• Eulson Seung, assistant professor of chemistry, "Improving Undergraduate Student Understanding of Chemistry Processes"
• Cha Nam Shin, assistant professor of nursing, "Clinical Teaching Experience with Ethnically Diverse Students"
• Jennifer Latimer, associate professor of geology, "Paleo Fefluxes to the Oceans: Potential Impact on the Biogeochemical Cycles, Past Climate Change, and Implications for the Future"
• Roseanne Fairchild, assistant professor of nursing, "Transforming Care at the Bedside, Indiana's Rural Hospitals"

Contact and writer: Dave Taylor, media relations director, Office of Communications and Marketing, Indiana State University, 812-237-3743 or