September - October -
November - December 2007
Mary E. Pettenger
Featuring a new Publication by
Dr. Mary E. Pettenger, Associate Professor of Political Science
Social Construction of Climate Change
Ashgate Publishing, 2007
Pettenger, PhD, is an associate professor of political science at
WOU. She specializes in international and comparative politics,
teaching a variety of courses including International Relations,
Causes of War, European Politics, International Organizations, Political
Ideologies and International Law. She is also the club advisor for
the Model United Nations club in which students train for and participate
in MUN conferences around the region, the U.S. and internationally.
Her research interests
include global environmental politics, international organizations
and social constructive theory. Her dissertation focused on the
role of the Netherlands as a small state in the international system.
Her current research includes climate change policies, as well as
developing assessment tools for active learning techniques. She
has presented papers at numerous conferences including the International
Studies Association (ISA), the Western Political Science Association
and the Midwest American Association of Geographers. Her writings
have appeared in International Politics, and include several book
and article reviews.
Dr. Pettenger received
her B.A. from Whitman College, and M.A. and Ph.D. from the University
of Denver, Graduate School of International Studies. She is active
locally as vice president on the United Nations Association-USA
Oregon Chapter, and nationally as a board member of the Model United
Nations of the Far West, Inc. and as the secretary for the Active
Learning in International Studies section of the International Studies
Association. In July 2007 she was selected as one of the thirteen
fellows to attend the Canadian Studies Summer Institute in Alberta,
The concept for the book
The Social Construction of Climate Change emerged through participation
in several panels at ISA conferences. After assuming the role of
editor, she was able to recruit eleven contributors for the book
from six different countries. While several of the contributors
were able to meet at ISA conferences, some of the contributors never
met in person but communicated through email and from a WebCT page
sponsored by WOU. She is grateful to WOU for the Faculty Development
funds that enabled her to attend the ISA conferences.
Pettenger found the process of editing the book to be rewarding and
was honored to have the book proposal selected by two publishers.
She has high hopes for the book's reception based on the willingness
of some of the established names in the international relations field,
one who wrote a Foreword and another an endorsing blurb. Equally pleasing
is Dr. William (Doug) Smith's, of the WOU Anthropology department
contribution of an essential chapter to the book. She hopes you will
enjoy the book and looks forward to any comments or feedback you have.
January - February
- March 2008
Jensen is Professor of History and Gender Studies at Western Oregon
University and teaches courses in gender history and 20th century
U.S. history. She received her Ph.D. in Women's and U.S. History from
the University of Iowa in 1992. Research for her book Mobilizing Minerva:
American Women in the First World War, University of Illinois Press
(Feb 2008). resulted in several articles and chapters including “A
Base Hospital is Not a Coney Island Dance Hall: American Women Nurses,
Hostile Work Environment, and Military Rank in the First World War,”
Frontiers: A Journal of Women Studies 26:2 (Fall 2005); “Uncle
Sam’s Loyal Nieces: American Medical Women, Citizenship, and
War Service in World War I,” in Judith Walzer Leavitt ed. Women
and Health in America 2nd ed. (University of Wisconsin Press, 1999);
“Women, Citizenship, and Civic Sacrifice: Engendering Patriotism
in the First World War,” in John Bodnar, ed. Bonds of Affection:
Americans Define Their Patriotism (Princeton University Press, 1996).
She is currently writing a biography of the life of Esther Clayson
Pohl Lovejoy, M.D. (1869-1967) suffrage and public health activist,
and organizer and director of international medical relief. She has
published two studies concerning Lovejoy’s life and activism:
“Esther Pohl Lovejoy, M.D., the First World War, and a Feminist
Critique of Wartime Violence,” in Alison Fell and Ingrid Sharp,
eds., The Women’s Movement in Wartime: International Perspectives
1914-19 (London: Palgrave Macmillan, 2007) and “‘Neither
Head nor Tail to the Campaign:’ Esther Pohl Lovejoy and the
Oregon Woman Suffrage Victory of 1912,” Oregon Historical Quarterly
107:3 (Fall 2007): 350-383. With Erika Kuhlman, she is editing a volume
of essays on women and transnational activism in the 19th and 20th
April - May 2008
- Library and Media Services
Bentley’s talent in technology has taken him everywhere from
professional sporting events to an Emmy award. His many contributions
to the world of technology are apparent through his accomplishments
and outstanding performances.
He began working in television production in November
1963, two days before President Kennedy was assassinated. In the
late 1960’s at KQED-TV in San Francisco, Larry participated
in the first live interconnection of Public Television Stations
via cross country microwave. He also participated in experimenting
with television as a form of art. For one of these programs, he
received an award as Technical Director.
In the early 1970’s at KCET-TV in Los Angeles,
Larry Bentley worked on the Hollywood Television Theatre drama series.
He soon received an Emmy Award for camera work on “The Andersonville
Trial,” directed by George C. Scott. During this time, he
was honored by listing in three editions of “Who’s Who
Larry served as the technical manager in 1980 for
the first Goodwill Games, held in Santa Clara, California. This
production earned a nomination for a regional Emmy. In 1985, Larry
designed and constructed a commercial television station in Greeneville,
Tennessee where he also operated as Chief Engineer.
In 1988 Larry Bentley was project manager for the
technical facility installation of the Macadam Avenue studio for
Oregon Public Broadcasting. He was hired by OPB as Studio Supervisor.
As his hard work and talent became evident, Larry was soon found
himself as Director of Engineer Production Engineering. While at
OPB, he was the Technical Manager for several major productions
including the September 11thMemorial Concert and the Defiant Requiem
by the Portland Symphony.
Larry has also worked for many years with the 4P-
Support Group for parents of children born with an extremely rare
birth defect (occurs in 1 in 50,000 births). He helped establish
presence on the Internet, established a listserv for parents and
other professionals, and worked with other national support groups
that now serve about 2,000 children world wide.
this entire time, Larry has worked in major sports productions including
several World Series and PGA Championships for many years as a technical
manager and as a video engineer. He started at Western Oregon University
in May 2005 as Broadcast Engineer. Western Oregon University is
proud to have Larry in the Library and Media Services Staff and
has benefited greatly from his contributions.
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