JEFF ROGERS addressed the Upstate Schools Consortium, a network of teachers and administrators in 12 Upstate school districts, on the topic “Reflections on the education of educators in the undergraduate college.” A.V. HUFF served on the consulting team of the reaffirmation committee of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools at Rhodes College February 14-17.
DIANE HOPKINS-HUGHS exhibited her recent work “Street Furniture” at Anderson College. The work is a collection of 30 hand-colored photographs of objects found near or on streets. She also presented a lecture to students based on the work. Some of her photographs have been included in a group show titled “Native American images” at David Ball Gallery in Greenville.
SARAH FLETCHER, JUDY CHANDLER and MARIE BURGESS attended the South Carolina Women in Higher Education Conference at Clemson University February 7-8.
TOM CLOER served on the South Carolina Assessment Advisory Committee in February.
MARTH VAUGHN attended a board meeting of the South Carolina Arts Commission in Columbia January 26 and also met with Sen. John W. Drummond. JUDY BAINBRIDGE attended the annual meeting of the American Association of Colleges and Universities in San Francisco January 28-30. She also spoke about the beginnings of the Greenville Female College at a meeting of the United Daughters of the Confederacy in January.
GILBERT ALLEN’s review of Gary Gildner’s most recent book of poems appears in the winter issue of The Georgia Review. One of his own poems is featured in the winter issue of The Florida Review. NICHOLAS RADEL attended the XX Century Literature Conference in Louisville, Ky., where he presented a paper and chaired a session in gay American film and literature. He also attended a meeting of The Shakespeare Association of America, where he presented a paper on Shakespeare and modernity.
PHILLIP STEWART completed “Basic air conditioning” and “Principles of air conditioning” courses at Greenville Technical College during fall term. GREG BURRISS, DANNY CRAIN, BEN YATES, LATHAN DILWORTH, KEITH FAUST, BRUCE FOX, MACEO BROWN, JOE BURDINE, JEFF DRYE and JOEY BURDINE attended a South Carolina landscape, turfgrass and ground maintenance conference January 20 in Columbia. TERRY CROWE and BILL TRUMAN attended a Fred Pryor seminar, “Supervision and the changing workplace,” in January. PHIL LEWIS and MARK McCAIN attended an Associated Colleges of the South campus sustainability conference at Davidson College February 12-14. Topics of interest were eco-friendly buildings, grounds and transportation. MELVIN YOUNG attended the Environmental Horticulture Conference February 26 in Columbia.
HEALTH AND EXERCISE SCIENCE
MATT FEIGENBAUM published an article titled “Prescription of resistance training for health and disease,” in the January issue of Medicine and Science in Sports and Exercise. Approximately 30 HES majors accompanied by Feigenbaum, TONY CATERISANO, SCOTT MURR, SI PEARMAN and FRANK POWELL attended the Southeast Chapter of the American College of Sports Medicine meeting in Norfolk, Va., February 4-6. Furman’s HES Department, the Greenville County School District and the South Carolina Association for Physical Education and Sport are hosting an elementary school physical education workshop titled “Challenge by choice” at the PAC March 20. Powell attended an Associated Colleges of the South campus sustainability conference at Davidson College February 12-14.
INSTITUTIONAL PLANNING AND RESEARCH
On February 14-17 PHIL WINSTEAD served on a Southern Association of Colleges and Schools (SACS) accreditation reaffirmation committee visiting Rhodes College, Memphis, Tenn. He also attended the annual meeting of the South Carolina Association for Institutional Research (SCAIR) at Myrtle Beach February 22-24.
MARKETING AND PUBLIC RELATIONS
JOHN ROBERTS attended an Associated Colleges of the South campus sustainability conference at Davidson College February 12-14.
HAMP SHERARD gave a talk on decimal number puzzles at the southern regional meeting of the National Council of Teachers of Mathematics in Charlotte February 5.
BINGHAM VICK, JR., WILLIAM THOMAS and VIVIAN HAMILTON sang with the Robert Shaw Institute Singers in the Robert Shaw Memorial Service in Atlanta January 29. Shaw, who died on January 25, was celebrated with the combined forces of the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra, the ASO chorus, the Morehouse College Glee Club and the Robert Shaw Institute Singers. Prior to Shaw’s death, Thomas and Hamilton were participants in the Robert Shaw Choral Workshop in New York City. Vick presented a lecture-demonstration for the National Convention of the American Choral Directors Association February 27. The presentation, “Humor in choral music — P.D.Q. Bach and friends,” featured a performance by the Furman Chamber Choir. RUBY MORGAN performed solo piano recitals at Furman (January 7), Winthrop University (January 19), Newberry Opera House (January24) and Tryon (February 7). She was also an adjudicator for the Collegiate Chamber Music Competition of the Music Teachers National Association Southern Division January 29. The JOINER DUO, Thomas Joiner, violin, and Anna Barbrey Joiner, viola, were the featured guest artists performing Mozart’s Symphonie Concertante with the Greater Anderson Metropolitan Arts Consortium Orchestra February 12. THOMAS JOINER was guest conductor of the Tupelo (Miss.) Symphony Orchestra for its subscription series concert February 27. LES HICKEN was guest clinician at the SCBDA Region 4 Honors Band held in Charleston, S.C., February 5-6.
DOUGLAS MacDONALD helped lead a presentation titled “Multiple definitions of disease” at the South Carolina Medical Association’s ethics committee annual retreat on Hilton Head Island in February.
On January 29, ROLAND BAREFOOT attended a board meeting of the South Carolina Planned Giving Council in Columbia.
DANIELLE VINSON participated in a study titled “Outside money: Soft money and issue ads in competitive 1998 congressional elections.” The findings were presented at a conference at the National Press Club February 1. The project was funded by Pew Charitable Trusts and directed by David Magleby at Brigham Young University.
CHARLES BREWER attended a meeting of the American Psychological Association’s (APA) Council of Representatives held in Washington, D.C., and a meeting of the executive committee for the APA’s teachers of psychology in secondary schools held in Chantilly, Va.
BOB MILLER attended the FBI Academy’s Carolina Command College February 21-26. He was one of 30 police administrators selected from Georgia, North Carolina and South Carolina to attend this program.AMANDA MURROW attended the Victim Assistance Institute Basic Training February 3-4. MIMS CAMM attended the Gang Intelligence Network Briefing January 27 at Greenville Technical College. REBECCA CASSELS participated in Powerphone Dispatcher Training January 14-15 in Rock Hill.
KRISTY McNAMARA helped lead a presentation titled “Multiple definitions of disease” at the South Carolina Medical Association’s ethics committee annual retreat on Hilton Head Island in February. BOB McNAMARA has been named director of the Center for Social Research. The center, the newest addition to the sociology department, will be the source for a number of research projects in and around Greenville County. Additionally, the Greenville Social Services Training Institute was created as part of the center. With Bob serving as its coordinator, the institute will provide seminars and workshops to case managers, social workers and others involved in the human services field. Finally, Bob has been named editor of the Southeastern Sociological Review, a peer review journal of the South Carolina Sociological Association. TIMMONS ARENA GEORGIA McMAKIN, the box office manager, attended the International Ticketing Association annual conference and exhibition in Nashville, Tenn., in January. The conference offered educational sessions that ranged from what promoters need for successful shows to how to make the relationship between marketing departments and box offices less stressful.