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Linda Cockerill, instructor in biology, presented “Overweight and Obesity Trends in the United States” to Ritsumeikan University students visiting Illinois College on February 17.

Dr. Adam Jones, associate professor of communication and rhetorical studies, had two of his articles published recently in scholarly journals. “Students’ Attributions of Instructor Credibility as a Function of Instructors’ Out-Of-Class Support,” was published as the lead article in the Basic Communication Course Annual. He also co-authored the article titled “Corsets, Headpieces, and Tape: An Ethnography of Gendered Performance” which was published in Cross-Cultural Communication.

Dr. Lawrence Zettler, professor of biology, recently co-authored several articles. Two articles were printed in Orchids: “Peristylus holochila – Hawaii’s rarest native orchid and the battle to save it from extinction,” and “Hawaii’s native orchids: a closer look at the trio.” He co-authored three other articles in the European Journal Environmental Sciences. Other publications in which his work was published include Castanea, American Midland Naturalist and Fungal Ecology. Seven former Illinois College students including Lynnaun Johnson ’09, Anna Kirk ’08, Lillian Moller-Jacobs ’11, April Ross ’11, J.J. Sadler ’10, Jaclyn Smith ’10 and Erin Wood ’11 co-authored various articles with Zettler. Last December he was invited to the Florida Orchid Conservation Workshop at the Naples Botanical Garden in Naples, Fla., where he presented “The Orchid Research Program at Illinois College: Who We Are and What We Do.”

Dr. Caryn Riswold, associate professor of religion, had her article, “When the Private is Political,” published in the March 29 issue of Sightings, the online publication of The Martin Marty Center at the University of Chicago Divinity School.

Dr. Almut Spalding, associate professor of modern languages, had her article, “Die Haushaltsbücher der Familie Reimarus als Zeugen ihrer Beziehungen zur Bildungselite, zu Bediensteten und Dienstleistenden,” published in Hamburg: Eine Metropolregion zwischen Früher Neuzeit und Aufklärung (Hamburg: A Metropolitan Region Between Early Modern Times and Enlightenment), a volume compiled in honor of the 1,200th anniversary of the City of Hamburg.

Dr. Paul Spalding, Joel Scarborough Professor of Religion, had his article, “Hamburg als weltweites Kommunikationszentrum waehrend Lafayettes Gefangenschaft und Exil (1792-1799),” (“Hamburg as a Worldwide Center of Communications During Lafayette’s Incarceration and Exile (1792-1799)”) selected for publication in Hamburg: Eine Metropolregion zwischen Frueher Neuzeit und Aufklaerung (Hamburg: A Metropolitan Region Between Early Modern Times and Enlightenment), a volume compiled in honor of the 1,200th anniversary of the City of Hamburg.
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Founded in 1829, Illinois College is a residential liberal arts college fostering academic excellence rooted in opportunities for experiential learning while preparing students for lifelong success. The college is located in Jacksonville, Ill. With an enrollment of about 1,000 students, the college offers over 50 undergraduate programs and a Master of Arts in Education degree program. In 1932 the society of Phi Beta Kappa established a chapter at Illinois College, and it remains one of only 11 in the state.

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