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BENNY WALKER, WOODY OCAIN, DANA EVANS and COURTENAY WILLIAMS attended the National Association of College Admissions Counselors (NACAC) Conference in Orlando, Fla.
SHANNON WILKERSON has been appointed an at-large member of the executive council of the South Carolina Alumni Directors Board.
An article by DENNIS HANEY and WADE WORTHEN titled "Temperature tolerance in three mycophagous Drosophila species: relationships with community structure" has appeared in Oikos. Haney has also co-authored two articles: "Influence of simulated tidal changes in ambient salinity on routine metabolic rate in Cyprinodon variegatus" and "Adaptations in salt marsh teleosts to life in waters of varying salinity." The articles appeared in Copeia and the Italian Journal of Zoology, respectively. Worthen presented a lecture August 28 at Western Carolina University titled "Physiological Determinants of Community Structure: Studies in Mycophagous Drosophila Ecology." BILL TESKA was an invited keynote speaker at La Universidad de la Pampa in Santa Rosa, Argentina, August 6 the anniversary of the university where he presented "Conservación de la naturaleza y la biodiversidad."
ECONOMICS AND BUSINESS ADMINISTRATION
JEFFREY YANKOWs article, "The Wage Dynamics of Internal Migration within the United States," has been published in the Summer Eastern Economics Journal.
GIL ALLENs new poem "Her Sons" has just appeared in Image: A Journal of the Arts and Religion. One of his new stories, "Looking for Molly," has appeared in The Cortland Review (www.cortlandreview.com). On July 14, Allen presented a selection of his poetry and fiction for the South Carolina Governors School for the Arts and Humanities. On October 24, he will give a poetry reading for the Augusta Writers Club in Augusta, Ga.
TOM CLOER has an article on "Assessment in South Carolina Schools" that appears in the fall 1999 edition of Reading Matters, a publication of the International Reading Association. SHIRLEY RITTER was elected president of the nearly 3,000-member Teacher Education Division of the Council for Exceptional Children, effective July 1.
JUDY BAINBRIDGE co-chaired two sessions at a conference on "Breaking the Code: The Truman and Marshall Scholarships" at the University of Arkansas-Fayetteville July 31. She also spoke to teachers involved in a school-wide environmental program at Greenville Middle School about the history of the Reedy River September 22.
STEVE LONG and MIKE HAWLEY attended the GPMate Systems Manager course in Des Moines, Iowa, September 20-24.
HEALTH AND EXERCISE SCIENCE
VERONICA YOCKEY and FRANK POWELL received a grant in July from the Associated Colleges of the South to explore opportunities for students to study community and environmental health in the Santiago/Valparaiso/Vina Del Mar areas of Chile. They made the site visit in August. Yockey is serving as the president of the Southern Academy of Women in Physical Activity, Sport and Health. The annual conference of the association was held at the Greenville Hyatt October 6-9. In addition to presiding at a number of sessions, she presented a program on a collaborative study abroad course to Chile that she is presently developing with Powell. RAY MOSS visited the ROTC training at Fort Lewis, Wash., in July as part of the "Educators Visit."
JANIS BANDELIN will attend an Associated Colleges of the South Library Directors meeting in Atlanta, Ga., October 17-18.
DAVID SMOOT and PAUL HARRIS spent their summers at Fort Lewis, Wash., training ROTC cadets from across the nation at ROTC Advanced Camp.
MODERN LANGUAGES AND LITERATURES
NORMAN WHISNANT has developed an educational German Studies site on the Internet. It was funded by the Mellon Project and includes materials for the casually interested person and the student of the German language and culture and, in particular, German romanticism. The site is located at millie.furman.edu/whisnant/dieromantik/default.htm. CHRISTINA BUCKLEY will speak at the SCMLA in Memphis, Tenn., Oct. 28-30 on "Silence and other subversive acts in the short stories of Carme Riera." Her review of the 1997 Bruno Barreto film O que e isso, companheiro? has been published in the May issue of Chasqui.
As winner of its 33rd Annual Contemporary Music Festival Composition Competition, MARK KILSTOFTE was a featured guest of Indiana State University where his "Recurring Dreams: Variations for Orchestra" was performed by the Louisville Orchestra. Kilstofte lectured in conjunction with the event and served as a panelist with composer Shulamit Ran and Chicago Sun Times critic Wynne Delacoma.
On August 31, BETSY MOSELEY attended a meeting of the South Carolina Planned Giving Council at Heathwood Hall School in Columbia. The topics included "The use of the charitable lead trust as a gift planning tool" and "Family wealth counseling and the non-financial considerations in gift planning."
ELIZABETH SMITHs article, "The effects of investments in the social capital of youth on political and civic behavior in young adulthood: A longitudinal analysis," has been published in Political Psychology. JIM GUTH presented the following papers: "Religion on Capitol Hill" at the meeting of Christians in Political Science June 18-20 at Calvin College in Grand Rapids, Michigan; "The Christian Right, impeachment, and the elections of 1998," at the meeting of the Association for the Sociology of Religion in Chicago August 5-7; and "Faith and the vote: The role of religion in political alignments," at the meeting of the American Political Science Association in Atlanta, Ga., September 2-5. He also served as discussant for a panel on "Clergy and Politics" at the APSA meeting. DANIELLE VINSON presented a paper titled "Going public congressional style: When Congress appropriates a presidential strategy" at the APSA meeting, and TY TESSITORE presented "Religion and politics in Sophocles Philoctetes." Tessitore also directed a conference on the topic of "Religion and politics in the writing of Alexis de Tocqueville." The conference was held in Aspen, Colo., September 16-19.
EDGAR McKNIGHTs new book, Jesus Christ in History and Scripture: A Poetic and Sectarian Perspective, has been published by Mercer University Press. For more information, see: http://www.mupress.org/mcknight.html.
KRISTY MCNAMARA led a session on "Social issues in health care" at the second annual fall seminar and workshop titled "Health care ethics in South Carolina: Taking the next steps" in Columbia. ROBERT MCNAMARA was the keynote speaker at the Owensboro Human Relations Commission annual meeting in Owensboro, Ky. He also made a presentation at the NAACPs anti-violence meeting in Greenville. In September, he was invited to be the keynote speaker at Newberry College, and he has been hired as a project director by the Police Executive Research Forum to study the Family Preservation Project in Charlotte, N.C.. This study attempts to improve the working relationships between the police and the Department of Social Services.