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Faculty/Staff NewsACADEMIC AFFAIRS
A.V. HUFF, JR., attended the 86th annual meeting of the Association of American Colleges and Universities in Washington, D.C., January 20-23. Huff and JEFF ROGERS attended the Council of Deans Meeting of the Associated Colleges of the South at Birmingham-Southern College February 18-19.
BOB CHANCE has five works in the exhibition "100 Years/100 Artists Views of the 20th Century in South Carolina Art" currently at the South Carolina State Museum in Columbia. This show features South Carolina artists from the past 100 years. Professor emeritus TOM FLOWERS also has a painting included in this exhibition, which runs from October to March. Chance also had a solo exhibition titled "Sojourn" at the Hampton III Gallery in Taylors during the month of February. Chance was one of five artists in the exhibition "Upstate Update-Artists from Upstate South Carolina" exhibited at the Fine Arts Gallery of Columbia College in December.
WENDY LIBBY is teaching "Human Resources and Organizational Behavior" at the University Center in Greenville as part of the Clemson University Master of Business Administration (M.B.A.) program.
KEVIN TREU will be appearing in the Warehouse Theatre production of "The Weir" by Conor McPherson, March 18 through April 1. His role as a regular in a rural Irish pub is his first with the Warehouse Theatre.
TOM CLOER was one of the participants in the Governors Institute on Reading held in Columbia recently. Cloer was the first South Carolina Governors Professor of the Year. Cloer served on the board of directors at the annual meeting of the American Reading Forum in Sanibel, Fla. He and his Advantage research fellow Shana Ross Dalton have their second publication in Literacy Conversations: Family, School, Community. Their research paper was titled "Gender and Grade Differences in Motivation to Read."
JUDY BAINBRIDGE spoke at the Greenville AIA (American Institute of Architects) meeting February 9 about the history of Greenville architecture and architects. She also wrote the script for a 50-minute film, "Greenville: The spirit of enterprise," that was the focus of the Chamber of Commerce annual meeting January 24.
LORRAINE DeJONGs article "Leaning through projects in early childhood teacher education" has been published in the Journal of Early Childhood Teacher Education, Vol 20, #3. In January DeJONG became president of the Foothills chapter of the National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC) and was named to the state board. Last fall, she presented a two-hour workshop at the NAEYC annual meeting in New Orleans titled "Developing early childhood programs to meet the needs of children born to teenage parents."
JAMES INMAN recently helped to assemble Taking flight with OWLs: Examining electronic writing center work, an edited collection published in January by Lawrence Erlbaum Associates. Inman was also elected to the Executive Board of the National Writing Centers Administration and was recently named co-editor and co-publisher of Kairos: A journal for teachers of writing in webbed environments, one of the oldest and most highly regarded electronic journals in writing studies. He invites Furman community members to visit the journal online at http://english.ttu.edu/kairos.
GILBERT ALLENs new poem, "Timber," appeared in the Winter 2000 issue of The Southern Review. On March 18, he will present a paper on the poetry of Bennie Lee Sinclair 61 at the annual meeting of the Philological Association of the Carolinas in Rock Hill.
ELCAINEY BAKER and STEVE LONG attended the APPA Institute for Facilities Management in San Antonio January 2327. On February 7-8 Baker and PHIL LEWIS attended the GreenPrints 2000 conference in Atlanta. The focus of this conference was green construction, building sustainable communities and development of guidelines for environmentally friendly practices in construction and maintenance.
JEAN COBB will present "Importing spreadsheets into Datatel" at the 2000 annual Datatel User Group Conference in Washington, D.C., March 16-19, 2000.
JOHN BARRINGTON presented a paper titled "Anti-Catholicism and the construction of the frontier" at a conference in Savannah March 2. The conference is organized by the Southeastern chapter of the American Society for Eighteenth-Century Studies.
JANIS BANDELIN attended the American Library Associations Mid-Winter Conference in San Antonio January 13-17. While there she participated in two committees: ACRL Statistics and LAMA Buildings for College and University Libraries. She also attended the Associated Colleges of the Souths Library Directors meeting held at Trinity University.
DOUG RALLs article "Lower bounds for dominating Cartesian products," written with co-author Bert Hartnell, was published in the latest issue of The Journal of Combinatorial Mathematics and Combinatorial Computing. Rall also gave an invited talk, "Recent Progress on Vizings Conjecture," at a special session of the joint meetings of the American Mathematical Society and the Mathematical Association of America in Washington, D.C., in January.
MODERN LANGUAGES AND LITERATURES
CHRISTINA BUCKLEY presented a paper titled "Commercial is no longer a dirty word for Spanish cinema" at the Cine-Lit 2000 Conference in Portland, Ore., Februrary 17-22 and another titled "Remapping the local market in the global cinematographic economy," at the Society for Cinema Studies annual conference in Chicago March 9-12.
JOHN BECKFORDs article "Praising God with timbrel and loud crashing cymbals: Using percussion in the church," appeared in the December issue of The Choister.
duo runedako (the husband-and-wife multi-keyboard team of DANIEL KOPPELMAN and RUTH NEVILLE) recently performed as soloists with the Grosse Pointe (Mich.) Symphony Orchestra playing concertos by Gillingham and Gershwin. ROBERT CHESEBRO performed the U.S. premiere of Warren Barkers Concerto for Clarinet and Wind Ensemble at the Symposium XXV for New Band Music held February 10-12 at the University of Richmond in Virginia. Chesebro and LES HICKEN conducted Furman students in a program of woodwind chamber music at Christ Church Episcopal in Greenville February 2 for the Winter Classics Concert Series. Chesebro also performed on oboe with the Brevard College Chamber Orchestra in Brahms Requiem on February 6 in Brevard, N.C. BRUCE SCHOONMAKER judged the mid-South region of the Metropolitan Opera Auditions in Memphis, Tenn., February 12, with Met diva Rita Shane and Met assistant conductor George Darden. MARK KILSTOFTE performed his "Lovelost" with the Kawanaao Ensemble this March as a featured guest of the University of Hawaii and its Music 21 Festival of Contemporary Music. Earlier this month he led a seminar for composition students at the University of Southern California. In February, his Sonata (alto sax and piano) was performed at both Hampton University and Christopher Newport University, and by CLIFFORD LEAMAN and DEREK PARSONS at the Imagine 2000 Festival at the University of Memphis.
KATE KAUP presented a paper titled "Chinas national poverty alleviation plan: An institutional assessment" at the Southeastern Regional Conference of the Association of Asian Studies (SEC/AAS). She was also named program chair for the SEC/AAS 2000 Conference. TY TESSITORE gave a lecture at the University of South Carolina-Columbia titled "Tocqueville on the Incommensurability of Americas Founding Principles" on January 28.
As a member of the Advanced Placement Development Committee, CHARLES BREWER participated in a national teleconference in Hartford, Conn. He served as a consultant to the psychology department at Bemidji State University and attended a meeting of the American Psychological Associations Council of Representatives in Washington, D.C.
EDGAR McKNIGHT played the "opponent" (examiner) at the public examination of a candidate for the doctoral degree at the University of Helsinki January 29. That evening he was the guest of honor at a karonkka (festive dinner) hosted by the "respondant" (candidate). On February 1 he conducted seminars at the university on "Literary approaches to Jesus and the Gospels" and his recent book, Jesus Christ in History and Scripture. SHELLY MATTHEWS delivered a paper titled "Thinking of Thecla: Issues in feminist historiography," in the ideological criticism section of the national meeting of the Society For Biblical Literature this past November in Boston.
BRIAN SIEGEL was named a research affiliate of the South Carolina Institute of Archaeology and Anthropology. There are no professional archaeologists residing in the Upstate, thus little archaeology has been done in the area. Siegels appointment is designed to facilitate archaeological research in the Upstate.