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Excellence in Student Engagement at UWF UWF Board of Trustees Meeting June 2, 2009

Student Accomplishments Compiled from March, 2009 – May, 2009

College of Business University of West Florida students Krystle Escarfullet (Masters, MSA), Cristina Jantzen (Senior, Business Admin.) and Shari Tucker (Senior, Business Admin.) developed a mobile tax system with usability features for “Business Systems Design”. The article on their work was selected to be presented at the Southwest Decision Sciences Institute Conference in Oklahoma City, OK. where it received the “Best Undergraduate Paper Award”. The article describes the concept of utilizing mobile devices to carry out the task of filing income tax returns with the Internal Revenue Service. The model represents the cutting edge of applications for mobile computing in e-Government.

The following MBA students had papers published:

  • Rob Null and Dr. Jun Wei (forthcoming), “Value Increasing Business Model for E-Hospital”, International Journal of E-Healthcare

  • Meiga Loho-Noya and Dr. Jun Wei (2008) “Human Safeguards on Information Privacy and Security in Global IT Outsourcing”, Proceedings of Applied Human Factors and Ergonomics International, Las Vegas

  • Rebecca Peterson and Dr. Jun Wei (2008) “E-Customer Chain Management on the Human Perspectives in Engineering Services”, Proceedings of Applied Human Factors and Ergonomics International, Las Vegas

  • Faustine Casassus and Dr. Jun Wei (2009) “Development of a Value Increasing Model for Movie Industry”, Proceedings of the Southwest Decision Sciences Institution, Oklahoma

  • Dr. Jun Wei and Meiga Loho-Noya (2009) “Creativity in E-Government Website”, Proceedings of the Southwest Decision Sciences Institution, Oklahoma

Steven Pepper (Masters, MBA) was the sole author and presenter of a paper titled, “A Comparison of Patient Attendance Prediction Models” at the 2009 Southeast Decision Science Institute Conference. The paper was published in the SEDSI Proceedings. This paper addressed nonattendance in healthcare and compared thirteen models that offer methods to predict patient attendance in an attempt to aid decision making for healthcare management. A number of factors that impact attendance were identified, as well as isolated successes for individual clinics.

College of Arts and Sciences The College of Arts and Sciences announced the award recipients for the Sixth Annual Scholars of Engineering, Applied Sciences and Technology Annual Research Symposium (SEASTARS). The symposium was held April 16 and featured more than 50 research poster presentations by UWF students and faculty from 11 participating departments. Recipients of the President’s Award for Best of Show were Physics Department members Jon Welch (Senior), Charles Amos (Senior), Scott Miller (Senior), Dr. Chandra Prayaga, Dr. Guoqing Wu and Dr. Laszlo Ujj, for their poster titled “Investigation of a Molecular Rotor with Vibrational Spectroscopy.” The Provost’s Award for Best Poster for Research Emphasizing Excellence in Teaching and Learning was given to Michael Rubey (Masters) and Dr. Morris Marx, Department of Mathematics and Statistics, for their poster titled “Stochastic Generation of Music.” Recipients of the Dean’s

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