Professor Emerita Carolyn M. Happer and Morris Glass spoke on April 19 at Quail Ridge Books and signed copies of “Chosen For Destruction”,the book that they co-authored. Happer and Glass spoke at the Holocaust Memorial Service at Chapel Hill Kehillah on Sunday April 29.
Tamar Harris, Paralegal Program assistant, recently opened Harris Warren Gallery, a contemporary art gallery in downtown Wake Forest, and was interviewed by The News & Observer and The Wake Weekly about this new venture. View The News and Observer article here.
Professor Emeritus of Psychology and Women’s Studies David Heining-Boynton continues to enjoy his redirection from college professor to professional photographer. He just had his third photo published by a national greeting card company and has had more than 60 photos included in textbooks and journals since leaving Meredith. He is developing a gallery line of works in canvas and fine art papers. He has also continued his travels with trips to Europe and South America.
Assistant Athletic Director Greg Jarvis will be serving his second consecutive year as a facilitator at the 2012 NCAA Career in Sports Forum, June 7-10 in Indianapolis, Indiana. Cross country student athlete Morgan Youd will be a participant at the event. The NCAA Career in Sports Forum is a four-day event through which selected student-athletes explore and are educated on careers in sports, with a primary focus on intercollegiate athletics. The participants are given an opportunity to learn and gain valuable exposure to careers in sports, specifically in the areas of coaching, administration and sports entertainment. They examine key functions of a coach or administrator within athletics, including foundational skills such as communication, networking, recruiting, managing culture, transitioning, and budgeting. Additionally, the Forum dispels myths about careers in athletics, as well as facilitates the opportunity to obtain information from current and future athletics professionals.
Associate Professor of Art Shannon Johnstone has had a busy six weeks. Here are a few highlights:
Debora Maldonado-DeOliveira’s book review of Katherine Fowke's “The Fantasy Film” was recently published byImagophagia, an online Argentinean film journal. In the review Maldonado-DeOliveira discusses Fowke's study on the history and characteristics of fantasy genre in film; Fowkes covers contemporary US popular films (mainly Hollywood) from “The Wizard of Oz” (1939) to “The Lord of the Rings” and the Harry Potter film series.
Chaplain Stacy Pardue and Director of Health Services Sherri Henderson will be presenters at the Fifth Annual Triangle Go Red for Women Luncheon on May 11. Their presentation is titled “How to Manage Stress for a Heart Healthy Life.” Women around the Triangle are gathering at the Marriott City Center, downtown Raleigh on May 11 from 10:00 – 1:30 pm to learn more about heart health for women. For more information click here.
Assistant Professor of Physics Bill Schmidt was a panelist for the Preparing Students for College Science Panel Discussion Workshop. This was part of the annual North Carolina Academy of Science Annual Meeting; held March 24, 2012, at Campbell University. Schmidt’s review of the book “Energy and the Environment; Choices and Challenges in a Changing World,” by Reza Toossi was recently published in “The Physics Teacher,” Vol. 50 Issue 4, pp. 254. April 2012.
Associate Professor of Mass Communication Doug Spero was interviewed by The Christian Science Monitor for an article about The Los Angeles Times’ decision to publish photos of U.S. troops with dead Afghan insurgents. Click here to read the story.
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