Adams State food studies classroom
Food Studies Classroom

Nicole Kasper, Ph.D., assistant professor of food studies, oversaw the food lab construction, funded but the Outcalt Foundation. The renovated lab/classroom now includes 10 cooking stations, with room for a class of up to 18. The space is used to teach cooking skills and nutrition for the food studies classes and has been used by community courses through the Extended Studies program.

Beverly DeVore-Wedding, Ph.D., assistant professor of education, had an article published this month and will moderate an American Association for the Advancement of Science(AAAS) workshop on this topic. DeVore-Wedding, B. R., Nicholas-Figueroa, L., Panswegrau, P., Woodward, J., Miller, H., and Griep, M.A. (2019). Emerging strategies for indigenizing science at tribal collegesWicazo Sa Review 34(1), pp. 34-47. DeVore-Wedding will moderate for Dr. Griep’s session, Inclusive STEM Environments Inside and Outside the Classroom, on March 30.

Andrea Malouff, adjunct instructors of education, was highlighted by the Colorado Department of Education in the March Spark Newsletter. Malouff also serves on the Commissioner’s Teacher Cabinet .

Theresa O’Halloran, Ed.D., counselor education clinical supervisor, was awarded the national Approved Clinical Supervisor (ACS) credential through training, clinical and supervision experience. This national certification is the highest clinical supervision certification in the US.

Tracey L. Robinson, Ph.D., professor of kinesiology, has two graduate students who will present their thesis research at the Rocky Mountain American College of Sports Medicine (RMACSM) annual conference April 8-9 in Golden, Colo. Their research was part of our ongoing exercise and cancer survivorship program. They looked at what if any effect adding a nutritional supplement would have on the cancer survivors’ responses to exercise. De’Aijah Paulk looked at whey protein and Payton Billingham looked at creatine.

Matthew Valverde, D.M.A., associate professor of music, recorded an album with Border CrosSing Ensemble, led by Ahmed Anzaldúa, in the Twin Cities, Minnesota in August 2021. The album will be released on Bridge Records April 1, 2022.
Valverde was featured as tenor soloist on Ariel Ramírez’s Misa criolla, an Argentine mass for soloist and mixed chorus in Spanish that features Latin American rhythms and song forms, accompanied by Andean instruments.
He will travel back to the Twin Cities promptly after the spring commencement ceremony to begin rehearsals for Border CrosSing’s album release concert/celebration. The group will perform all the music featured on the CD at Unity Unitarian Church in St. Paul, MN on Saturday, May 21, 2022.