Faculty Highlights

Graceland University Professor of Art Julia Franklin, MFA, had a work, "Lifeline," selected to be included in the 2019 DuMA Biennial at the Dubuque Museum of Art in Dubuque, Iowa. Sarah Humphreville, senior curatorial assistant at the Whitney Museum of American Art, served as the juror. The exhibition opened May 18 and runs through Sept. 8. Awards will be announced June 7, and the juror will present a gallery talk about the exhibition June 8.

Graceland University Assistant Professor of Art Karen Gergely, MFA, was invited to present at the 17th biennial conference of FATE (Foundations in Art: Theory and Education), Foundations in Flux, hosted by Columbus College of Art and Design in Columbus, Ohio, April 4-6. Gergely's presentation, “Cultivating Social Engagement at a Small, Rural Liberal Arts University,” was part of a larger theme of social justice, peace and completive objectives. She also curated, chaired and moderated a panel on “Art and Activism.”

Graceland University Assistant Professor of Philosophy Kristin Seemuth Whaley, PhD, was invited to share her research at the Center for Philosophy of Religion at the University of Notre Dame. She presented Friday, April 5 and discussed her paper "Material Problems for Immaterialism" with a group of research fellows, faculty and graduate students in the philosophy department at Notre Dame.

Graceland University Assistant Professor of Communication Ildo Kim, PhD, wrote an article, "Reassessing the integrated model of advice-giving in supportive interactions: the moderating roles of need for cognition and communication styles," which was published in the peer-reviewed journal Social Influence in February 2019.

Graceland University Associate Dean of Graduate Programs for the School of Nursing Jolene Lynn, RN, PhD, will speak at the 19th Annual Nurse Educator Institute April 10-12. She will present "Best Practices for Clinical Placement Coordination."

Graceland University Assistant Professor of Art Bilawal Khoso, MFA, is to speak at TEDxFSCJ (Florida State College in Jacksonville). His talk is based on how graphic design can be used to counter racist, extremist and stereotypical behaviors about minorities. You can see his GET Exhibit then hear his talk at TEDxFSCJ 2019 here.