A.V. HUFF, JR., represented Furman at the inauguration of Jim Hodges
as governor of South Carolina January 13 in Columbia. Huff also attended
the annual meeting of the South Carolina Association of Colleges and
Universities January 15-16 at the Charleston Harbor Hilton Resort and
the 85th annual meeting of the Association of American Colleges and
Universities in San Francisco, Calif., held in conjunction with the
55th Annual Meeting of the American Conference of Academic Deans January
BONNIE FLYNN was a featured speaker for the 15th Annual European
Baseball/Softball Coaches Clinic held at the Leeuwenhorst Congress Center
in Noordwijkerhout, The Netherlands. The clinic, held December 11-13,
attracted coaches from The Netherlands, England, Germany, Belgium, Switzerland,
Denmark and Sweden and serves as one of the top teaching conferences
for softball coaches in eastern Europe.
RICHARD NELSON attended a workshop titled “Institutional Opportunities
for Advanced Networking” in Austin, Texas, January 7-9. The event explored
how best to prepare the broader higher education community for the advanced
networking technology, lessons and opportunities presented by the Internet2
and NGI initiatives.
SARAH FLETCHER, coordinator of the Furman University Learning in
Retirement program, was Furman’s representative to the South Carolina
Leadership Forum for Women in Higher Education held at USC-Spartanburg
KAILASH KHANDKE presented a paper at the Southern Economic Association
Meetings in Baltimore, Md., during November titled “Voting behavior
in Eastern Europe: The Bulgarian Parliamentary Elections of 1994.” He
also presented a paper at the American Economic Association Meetings
in New York in January titled, “Tapping Tin Pan Alley: Using music to
TOM CLOER was recently honored at the 10th anniversary luncheon
naming the Governor’s South Carolina Professor of the Year. Cloer was
the first professor in the state so honored in 1988 by Gov. Carroll
Campbell and the South Carolina Commission on Higher Education.
MICHAEL SVEC will
be presenting two papers at the National Science Teacher Association’s
conference in Boston, Mass., next month. The titles of the papers are
“An evaluation of plugged in!: An informal science program for girl
scouts,” and “STARDIAL: Students doing real astronomy.” Svec is also
working with the School District of Greenville County on offering a
two-week workshop for teachers on physics.
article, “Designing infant child care programs to meet the needs of
children born to teen-age parents,” was published in the January issue
of Young Children. She also presented a three-hour workshop on infant
development and care at the South Carolina Early Childhood Association’s
annual conference January 21.
ROBIN VISEL presented a paper titled “Mining the lodestone: Doris
Lessing and White- Settler autobiography” at the Modern Language Association
Convention in San Francisco, Calif., December 27.
received a Fulbright Teaching/Research Award to lecture at Roskilde
University, Denmark for the fall 1999 term.
short story Helping Mother has been published in the Fall/Winter 1998
issue of Tampa Review. Two of his poems have also been published in
the Fall/Winter 1998 issue of Lullwater Review.
HEALTH AND EXERCISE
SI PEARMAN presented a paper titled “Comparison of body composition
and nutrition patterns between adolescents in public and private high
schools,” at the Southeast American College of Sports Medicine meeting
February 5 in Norfolk, Va.
DIANE VECCHIO presented a paper titled “Saving the souls of Italians:
Southern Baptist missionary work with Italian immigrants in the South,”
at the American-Italian Historical Association Conference November 12
at Hunter College in New York City.
PLANNING AND RESEARCH
PHIL WINSTEAD represented Furman at the winter conference of the
Higher Education Data Sharing (HEDS) Consortium in Santa Fe, N.M., January
JOHN PAYNE is serving as library building/information technology
consultant for Coker College in Hartsville, S.C., as it makes plans
for a library expansion and renovation.
attended the winter meeting of Library Directors of the Associated Colleges
of the South in Birmingham, Ala., January 22-23. She also attended the
midwinter meeting of the American Library Association in Philadelphia
January 29 through February 1. Bandelin is a member of the Buildings
for College and University Libraries Committee.
VINCE MOORE, GAYLE WARTH, JAKE BREEDEN and GREG CARROLL represented
Furman at the District VI CASE conference January 16-19 in Kansas City,
Mo. The group attended seminars on media relations, writing, publications,
Internet technology and special events.
The revised edition of HAMP SHERARD’s book Mathemagic in the Classroom
has been published by J. Weston Walch of Portland, Maine. The book is
a collection of magic tricks that are based entirely on mathematics.
The updated edition has about 20 percent new material in it.
SHUSUKE YAGI has received the Japanese Teaching Material Award from
the Japan Foundation.
BILL PRINCE participated
in a videotaping project for the Peace Corps December 18-20 at Harvard
University. The project was carried out in collaboration with the American
Council on the Teaching of Foreign Languages.
presented a paper titled “In-Articulation of the body and class ideology
in the Spanish film Entre Rojas” at the Modern Languages Association
meeting in San Francisco, Calif., December 27-30. Her review of the
1997 John Sayles film Men With Guns/Hombres Armados has been published
in the academic journal Chasqui, Vol. 27, No. 2.
As an Associated
Colleges of the South circuit rider, PAT PECOY traveled to Morehouse
College in Atlanta November 14 to present a workshop to faculty members
in the departments of Modern Languages and English on academic web page
SOFIA KEARNS’ book
review “The Mystic of Tunja: The Writings of Madre Castillo” has been
published in the December issue of Women’s Studies International Forum,
Vol. 21, No. 6.
THOMAS JOINER has been nominated to serve on the board of directors
of the Conductors Guild, an international organization of 1,800 members
from 50 states and 30 countries. The group is devoted to the advancement
of the art of conducting. Joiner was inducted January 10 at the organization’s
annual conference in Los Angeles.
BINGHAM VICK, JR.,
will conduct the Furman Singers in a performance for the state convention
of the South Carolina Music Educators Association at the Hyatt Regency
in Greenville February 12. Vick will conduct the Greenville Chorale
Chamber Ensemble in a concert in the Charles Ezra Daniel Memorial Chapel
LES HICKEN was
the clinician and conductor for the Pennsylvania Music Educators Association
District V Honors Band, held at Westminister College in New Wilmington,
Pa., December 10-12.
The region six
meeting of the North American Saxophone Alliance, held at the University
of Georgia February 4-6, featured performances by music faculty members
CLIFFORD LEAMAN, saxophone, and DEREK PARSONS, piano. Leaman and Parsons
performed a program of contemporary pieces by MARK KILSTOFTE and LESLIE
JIM GUTH’s article “A defeat, not a debacle: The religious right
and the 1998 Election” has been published in the December issue of Christian
TY TESSITORE participated
in a seminar on “Liberty and tyranny in ancient thought” in New Orleans
CHARLES BREWER recently participated in a planning session sponsored
by the American Psychological Association’s Education Directorate in
Washington, D.C. Brewer also attended the National Institute on the
Teaching of Psychology in St. Petersburg Beach, Fla.
BOB MILLER has been accepted as a participant in the Carolina Command
College, an executive level training program sponsored by the FBI Academy.
A total of 30 law enforcement administrators are selected each year
from Georgia, North Carolina and South Carolina for the program, which
this year will be held in McCormick, S.C., February 21-26.
BRIAN SIEGEL attended an annual meeting of the Society for Historical
Archaeology in Salt Lake City, Utah, January 7-10.