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By JoAnna Haugen on Monday, July 2nd, 2007
Iowa Gov. Chet Culver recently appointed Paul Johnson to serve on the state’s Environmental Protection Commission. He will join eight other members on the panel to provide policy oversight for Iowa’s environmental protection efforts. A citizen of Decorah, Johnson and his family have owned and operated Oneota Slopes Farm since 1974. Although now working at the local level, Johnson’s career has encompassed three terms in the Iowa State Legislature, time as the Chief of the USDA Soil Conservation Service and a stint as director of the Iowa Department of Natural Resources. He has also served two terms on the National Research Council’s Board on Agriculture.
After more than four years of covering the Iraq War for Cox Newspapers, Larry Kaplow has joined Newsweek’s Baghdad bureau. Kaplow, who has been in Baghdad since just before the U.S. invasion in March 2003, began his career with Newsweek in May. He is a graduate of Duke University.
After 33 years as a fifth and sixth grade math and science teacher, Bill Fasulo (71-73) is retiring on top. He has been named Norfolk County Teacher of the Year and was awarded the Laura M. Warcup Distinguished Education Award by the Norfolk County Teachers Association for his outstanding work in the Plainville, Mass., school district. Fasulo has been included in Who’s Who Among America’s Teachers in 2002, 2004-2005, 2005-2006 and 2007-2008. He has also been honored on the local level as one of the “One Hundred Stars of Plainville.” In addition to his work in the classroom, Fasulo was a basketball, football and track coach in area high schools. He also helped write the local curriculum, served as president of the teachers’ association and worked as a summer camp director.
Master’s degree candidate Madeline England has taken her studies to Sri Lanka. She is pursuing her degree in Internal Affairs from Columbia University’s School of International and Public Affairs but is stationed in Colombo, Sri Lanka, to do so. England has joined The Advocacy Project, a non-governmental organization that partners with other NGOs around the world to promote social justice. Her fellowship is with Home for Human Rights, an organization that provides medical and psychosocial rehabilitation for torture victims, investigates human rights violations and helps victims receive compensation.
Marlene Hess is employed with the National Capitol Area Chapter of the American Red Cross in Washington, D.C. A native of Muenster, Texas, Hess volunteered to lend a hand when heavy flooding recently hit North Texas. She has been busy raising money for Red Cross disaster relief efforts.
Anne Radday (02-04) has been named a Rotary World Peace Fellow and will study conflict resolution and peace at the International Christian University in Tokyo. She is one of 60 Peace Fellows chosen to study at one of six Rotary Centers for International Studies. Radday plans to study for her master’s degree in international relations in Tokyo. She received her bachelor’s degree in political science from Columbia University.
Lesley Farmer (75-77) has been honored with California State University, Long Beach’s, Distinguished Faculty Scholarly and Creative Achievement Award. The award is given annually to recognize sustained excellence in scholarly and creative achievement. Farmer, a professor of educational psychology, administration and counseling since 1999, specializes in school librarianship. In particular, her area of scholarship focuses on information literacy, collaboration, assessment and educational technology gender issues. In 2003 Farmer served as an adjunct professor at the University of Hawaii, Manoa. She received the Gold Disk Award from Computer-Using Educators and taught library science courses at the University of Hong Kong in 2005.