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Faculty/Staff Accomplishments and Departmental News 2/6/19

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In this issue we celebrate the accomplishments of faculty and staff in campus police, child development, English, music, religious and ethical studies, and theatre.

Assistant Professor of Child Development Fain Barker presented at the N.C. Council for Exceptional Children on January 24 on two topics: “Family Engagement for Children with Disabilities: Early Intervention, Preschool, and School Age” with colleagues Dionne Sills-Busio from Appalachian State University and Tammy Barron from Western Carolina University and “Infant Sign Language as a Means of Communication: A Historical Review of the Literature” as the sole presenter.

Shannon Grimes, Professor of Religious and Ethical Studies, has published a new book, Becoming Gold: Zosimos of Panopolis and the Alchemical Arts in Roman Egypt (Rubedo Press). Her book is the inaugural volume of Rubedo Press’ new Panopolis Series, which is devoted to scholarship on Greco-Egyptian alchemy. Copies are now on the market and will soon be available in our library.

Kelly Morris Roberts, Associate Professor of English, has had her sabbatical research accepted for publication in the journal Reflective Practice.  The article, “An Analysis of Autobiographical Tools in Written Reflection:  Implications for Teaching Critical Thinking and Goal-Setting,” analyzes the first data set for an ongoing research study in written reflection.

Associate Professor of Theatre Steven Roten is currently appearing in the world premiere of Ashe in Johannesburg at Burning Coal Theatre Company. Roten plays famous sports writer Frank Deford and Stellenbosh University Professor of Anthropology Christoph Hanekom. He also sports a very 70’s mustache for this production. This important play centers on tennis star Arthur Ashe’s visit to Apartheid South Africa in 1973. The show runs until February 10.

Director of Instrumental Activities Jim Waddelow conducted the 2019 Winston-Salem Forsyth County Senior High Honor Orchestra, January 24-26. Students performed works by Verdi, Elgar, and Sibelius.

From Campus Police:
Security Officer Richard Talach retired on January 25, 2019, after eight years with Meredith College.

Melyssa Allen

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