Associate Professor of Business Jane Barnes and Assistant Professor of Business Ying Liao had a paper accepted into the International Journal of Production Economics. The paper is titled The Effect of Individual, Network, and Collaborative Competencies on the Supply Chain Management System.
Learning Center Director Carmen Christopher Caviness’ article, “Tutoring Foreign Languages,” is included in the “College Reading & Learning Association Tutor Training Handbook.”
Assistant Professor of Education Tisha Duncan’s second book, "Myrtle the Blue Eyed Turtle," has recently been published. The story follows, Mutt, who was introduced in Duncan’s first children’s book, “My Dirty Cat Mutt.” In the latest book, Mutt meets a new friend, Myrtle, who is different and doesn't have many friends. Mutt and Myrtle discover that friendship isn't based on appearances. Duncan’s book is available through WestBow Press, a division of Thomas Nelson publishing, as well as other online retailers. This book will also be coming out as an eBook for readers and also an interactive book for Apple iPad/iPod touch. Visit www.muttandfriends.com for more information.
Associate Professor of Art Woody Holliman has been invited to serve as one of three national judges for AIGA's biennial design competition in Tennessee: TENN Show. TENN Show is a prestigious statewide design competition recognizing Tennessee’s most talented communication designers. Professional and student designers from around the state are invited to submit their best work for consideration. AIGA, the professional association for design, anticipates several hundred entries this year. AIGA Knoxville will be hosting the opening celebration on October 26.
NOVUM, Germany’s leading design magazine, recently ran an eight-page profile of Flywheel Design, Holliman’s graphic design studio. The article, by renowned American poster designer Lanny Sommese, featured 39 photos of Flywheel’s design work. NOVUM is Germany's oldest and most prestigious magazine covering the world of graphic design. It reports on industry news, technology, trends, book reviews and job opportunities in design.
Assistant Professor of Art Warner Hyde was recently featured in two articles on student recruitment sites CollegeXpress.com and StudentAdvisor.com. Click here to read one of the articles, which cover Hyde’s “Get Outside” environmental art class.
Associate Professor of Art Shannon Johnstone was featured in The News & Observer's North Raleigh/Midtown Raleigh News on Wednesday, Aug. 1. The article discussed her photography, including an exhibition opening August 4 as part of downtown Raleigh's First Friday gallery event. Johnstone's exhibition, "Silent Home: Adjustments," is on display at Artspace in Upfront Gallery until the end of August.
Associate Professor of Accounting Mary Jane Lenard and Assistant Professor of Business Bing Yu were co-authors of a paper (with Karin Petruska and Pervaiz Alam) titled “Internal Control Weaknesses and Evidence of Real Earnings Management.” It was presented at the annual meeting of the American Accounting Association held in Washington, D.C., on August 6 - 9, 2012.
After serving for two years as the president of the Raleigh chapter of the American Society of Women Accountants, Mary Jane Lenard is now a regional director for ASWA. The chapters reporting to her are located in Atlanta, Central Florida, Birmingham, and Chattanooga.
Assistant Professor of Political Science Jeff Martinson was quoted in an Associated Press article about what effect gaffes made during Mitt Romney’s international tour might have on voter opinion. The story ran in several media outlets, including RealClearPolitics.com. Click here to read the article.
Associate Professor of Physics Bill Schmidt presented at the American Association of Physics Teachers (AAPT) Summer Meeting, July 27 – Aug 2, 2012. The meeting was held at the University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA. The title of my presentation was ‘Poetry Writing in General Physics Courses’. It is about how poetry can be used as an educational engagement activity in a general physics course; specifically to help students make connections between physics concepts and everyday things. The conference was attended by several hundred physics teachers from around the world.
Professor of Dance Sherry Shapiro presented her paper "Choreography, Culture and Consciousness" at the Global Dance Summit held in Taipei, Taiwan in July 2012. Her presentation was part of a larger panel focused on dance pedagogy and empowerment. The two other presenters represented The University of Auckland Ph.D. Program in dance.
While at the conference, Shapiro, was elected by the Executive Board of the organization Dance and the Child International, to become Project Director connecting daCi country members to the effort in the United States of Eve Ensler's V-Day project for Valentine's Day, 2013; "One Billion Rising." The V-Day project began 14 years ago and since then, hundreds of thousands of V-Day activists in audiences and on stages in more than 140 countries have come together to demand an end to violence against women and girls.
Associate Professor of Mass Communication Doug Spero was quoted in a Los Angeles Times article analyzing the ratings return on investment of Hollywood’s highest paid stars. Click here to read the story. The article also ran in several other publications, including The Boston Herald and The Charlotte Observer.
Instructor of English Jennifer T. Tagsold’s article, “The tech-savvy teacher: Instruction in a 1:1 environment,” which she wrote with two colleagues at NC State, has been published in the Journal of Educational Research and Practice.
Assistant Professor of Foreign Languages Jonathan Wade’s article, "Manuel de Faria e Sousa and Comedia Culture: Resituating Portugal on the Early Modern Spanish Stage," was recently published in “Miríada Hispánica.”
Associate Professor of Economics Anne York and retired Associate Professor of Economics Marilyn Dutton had their article “Religious Beliefs and Wealth Accumulation” published in the Journal of Business and Economic Research, July 2012.
News from the Department of Human Environmental Sciences
In May, Professor of Human Environmental Sciences Deborah Tippett, who is president of the Kappa Omicron Nu Honor Society, installed a new chapter at Georgia Gwinnett College. In August, she presided over the Centennial KON Conclave which was held at Michigan State University. She gave a three hour workshop on the Strength Deployment Inventory and gave the closing keynote address on “Dreams: Understanding the Elements of a Promising Future.” Kappa Omicron Nu is the leading honor society for students in the human sciences. At this Conclave, the Meredith Chapter, Kappa Omicron Delta, received that Exemplary Chapter Award for 2009-10.
In June, Assistant Professor of Human Environmental Sciences Young Yang and Tippett attended the American Association of Family and Consumer Sciences in Indianapolis, Indiana. Two of Yang’s original designs were exhibited at the juried apparel competition. She also presented a research paper on “Technical Competencies for Entry-Level Fashion Design Positions.”
In August, Tippett, Yang and Assistant Professor of Human Environmental Sciences Nina Bostic attended the International Federation of Home Economics (IFHE) in Melbourne, Australia, with over 750 participants from fifty countries. Bostic and Tippett presented a session on “Collaborating with Millennials to Promote Your Program.” Bostic had a research poster accepted on “An Assessment of College Students in Family and Consumer Sciences toward Sustainability as it relates to Apparel." Yang presented a research paper on “Technical Competencies for Entry-Level Fashion Design Positions.”
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