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JEFF ROGERS has been invited to serve on the Education Plan Steering Committee of the School District of Greenville County. The committee is chaired by Merl F. Code and Susan Shi.
The Thompson Gallery of the Roe Art Building recently held a retrospective exhibition of prints by OLOF SORENSEN. The 35 piece exhibit includes woodcuts, engravings, etchings and lithographs which date from the 1960s to the present. Sorensen will be attending the annual Southern Graphics Council meeting in Phoenix May 17-21. His prints Etude in E major, is currently a part of the Southern Graphic Council Traveling Exhibit which is being shown in eight locations across the United States during a two-year period.
KEN ABERNETHY’s and TOM ALLEN’s new book Exploring the Digital Domain: An Introduction to Computing with Multimedia and Networking has been published by Brooks/Cole Publishing Company. This First Edition is a significant revision of the widely adopted Beta Edition published in 1998. The 776-page volume is designed as an introductory textbook for non-CS majors and emphasizes the role of computers in creating a new multimedia communication paradigm.
COMPUTING AND INFORMATION SERVICES
Richard Nelson facilitated a session titled “Managing and growing your network” at the ACM/SIGUCCS Computer Services Management Symposium held in St. Louis, Mo., March 7-9.
ECONOMICS and BUSINESS ADMINISTRATION
KEN PETERSON’s article titled “Using a geographic information system to teach economics” will appear in the Spring 2000 issue of Journal of Economic Education.
SCOTT HENDERSON presented a paper, “Furman University and the Greenville County Council for Community Development,” at a conference titled “Urban education and the liberal arts” in Detroit March 4-6. TOM CLOER has been asked to serve with the South Carolina Literacy Alliance. The alliance offers colloquia and institutes that seek potential solutions to the problems of low levels of literacy in the state. NELLY HECKER participated in the “National Connections” training workshop – a reading and discussion series for adult new readers funded by a grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities February 18-20 in Chicago. She also participated with LESLEY QUAST and HAZEL HARRIS in a workshop of the Partnership for Excellence in Teacher Education – a technical assistance initiative funded by the Ford Foundation in Washington, D.C., February 23.
BENNY WALKER has been appointed chair of the Enrollment Council of the Associated Colleges of the South.
DOUG CANNON, DONNIE GALLAMORE, GARY HUFFMAN, JOHN MARK McCAIN and ANNIE VANDEWERK attended a class at the Management Center of Greenville Tech concerning communication in the workplace.
RONALD GRANIERI presented a paper titled “The black international: Christian democracy as a transnational movement, 1945-1960” at the American Historical Association (AHA) Meeting in Washington, D.C., in January. On March 14-18 he was a participant in a conference sponsored by the Alexander von Humboldt Stiftung in Bamberg. Germany. The title of the conference was “Deutsche Umbrüche im 20. Jahrhundert (Turning Points in German history in the 20th Century)”
INSTITUTIONAL PLANNING AND RESEARCH
PHIL WINSTEAD served on a reaffirmation of accreditation visiting committee to Rhodes College, Memphis, Tenn., for the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools February 14-17. He coordinated the compliance audit portion of their alternate self study and was responsible specifically for the sections on Institutional Purpose and Institutional Effectiveness. On February 22-24 he attended the annual meeting of the South Carolina Association for Institutional Research (SCAIR) in North Myrtle Beach.
JANIS BANDELIN served as a discussion leader on the topics of planning library building projects and the allocation of library materials funds at the Association of College and Research Libraries National Conference in Detroit April 8-11. Additionally, she will be attending a meeting of library directors of the Associated Colleges of the South in Atlanta April 28 and will represent the Furman library at the SOLINET (Southeastern Library Information Network) annual meeting April 29-30.
HAMP SHERARD has been appointed editor of the departments The Thinking of Students and Food for Thought for the journal Mathematics teachings in the middle school, a publication of the National Council of Teachers of Mathematics.
MODERN LANGUAGES AND LITERATURES
PAT PECOY gave a presentation at the Southeast Conference on Foreign Languages and Literatures at Rollins College in Winter Park, Fla., March 4-6, 1999. The presentation was titled “Bringing the mountain to Mohamed: Making technology accessible.” NORMAN WHISNANT directed the study-abroad program in Bonn, Germany, during fall term 1998. The students spent 11 weeks in the homes of German families and in classrooms as diverse as 27 museums, nine theaters and operas, 52 historical sites and 12 major German cities. Whisnant attended the Southeast Conference on Foreign Languages and Literatures March 4-6 at Rollins College. MAURICE CHERRY attended the annual meeting of the Southern Conference on Language Teaching in Virginia Beach, Va., March 9-13. He currently serves on the board of directors and is editor of SCOLTalk, the newsletter for the organization, and co-editor of Dimension, the annual collection of selected conference proceedings.
DICK MAAG has been inducted into the South Carolina Hall of Fame for Music Educators. The Ambassador Duo (CLIFF LEAMAN and DEREK PARSONS) has released its first CD, titled “Brillance.” The disc consists of recent works from the standard literature for saxophone and piano, including the premiere recording of MARK KILSTOFTE’s Sonata for Saxophone and Piano, which the Ambassador Duo commissioned and premiered in Spain at the XI World Saxophone Congress in 1997. The disc will be available through Equilibrium Recordings. The cover art for the CD was a hand-colored photograph by DIANE HOPKINS-HUGHS of the art department. Leaman gave clinics throughout the state from February 22 to March 2, at Middleton, Fort Mill, Westside and Sumter high schools. LES HICKEN was the guest clinician and conductor for the SCBDA Region 1 senior honors band held at Furman University on February 19 and 20. DANIEL KOPPELMAN was a featured guest artist at the 54th Annual Festival of Contemporary Music at Louisiana State University in Baton Rouge in February. Koppelman had a private coaching session with Pulitzer Prize-winning composer George Crumb, followed by his performance of Crumb’s Makrokosmos, Vol. II.
TOM BUFORD was inducted into the Martin Luther King, Jr., Collegium of Scholars of Morehouse College April 1 in the King Chapel. He gave a paper at the South Carolina Society for Philosophy meeting in Clemson at the end of February on “Descartes’ distinction between consciousness and thought.” Buford’s entry on Aristotle that appears in the Dictionary of Literary Biography 176, Ancient Greek Authors has been selected for inclusion in the Concise Dictionary of World Literary Biography. Philosophy and Biology, a book series edited by DAVID SHANER, has published more than 25 volumes since Shaner founded the series in 1986. The most recent volume released is titled Images of development: environmental causes in Onntogeny by Cor Van Derweele, professor of science and ethics at Utrecht University in The Netherlands.
On February 23, ROLAND BAREFOOT, director of Planned Giving, and Betsy Moseley, associate director of Planned Giving, attended the winter meeting of the S.C. Planned Giving Council at McLeod Regional Medical Center in Florence. The topic of the meeting was “Ethics and planned giving management.”
GIL EINSTEIN and his colleague Mark McDaniel (University of New Mexico) have received a three-year $326,000 grant from NASA to study prospective remembering under complex, demanding, and fluid conditions. CHARLES BREWER co-authored an article in Activities Handbook for the Teaching of Psychology (Vol. 4) published by the American Psychological Association (APA), and attended recent meetings of the APA’s Council of Representatives in Washington, D.C., and of the executive committee for Teachers of Psychology in Secondary Schools in Chantilly, Va.
BOB MILLER was honored by the Kappa Delta Sorority at Furman as the “faculty of the month” for January.
BRIAN SIEGEL attended the annual meeting of the Archaeological Society of South Carolina in Columbia, S.C., February 20. He presented a paper titled “From surgery to social work: fieldwork in medical Sociology” at the Eastern Sociological Society annual meeting held in Boston, Mass., in March.
Doug Cummins attended the Southeast Theatre Conference (SETC) in Greensboro, N.C., March 4-6. He is a member of the editorial board of Southern Theatre and at the convention was appointed the book review editor for Southern Theatre. Some of KATHLEEN GOSSMAN’s costume designs have been selected for exhibition at SETC in Greensboro. JAY ONEY delivered a paper titled “First tragedies by Pix, Manley and Trotter” at the South Central Society of Eighteenth-Century Studies (SCSECS) conference in Shreveport, La., February 25.