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Faculty Updates

February 7, 2018

Communication Arts
Sharee Broussard submitted her proofreading/editing points game as a GIFT [great ideas for teachers] to the PR Division of the Association for Education in Journalism & Mass Communication.

Ryan Noble received a grant from the county for our documentary film on the founders of Africatown. This provides the local match to an Alabama Humanities Foundation grant for the same project. Students Conner Fincher, Christian Jordan, and Alyssa Miles are assisting. 

Fine and Performing Arts
Rachael Hatley's Litter Letter Project is now in Alabama, Arizona, Australia, England, Iowa, Louisiana, Nebraska, Maryland, Pennsylvania, the Philippines and Tennessee.
Wanda Sullivan
·  Re: Acclimating National Juried Exhibition, Kirkland Arts Center, Kirkland, Washington
·  THE Chautauqua National Juried Exhibition: Transformation, Eastern Kentucky University Giles Gallery, Richmond, Kentucky
·  Do It Invitational Exhibition, Individual piece and installation with 2D Design students, Mobile Museum of Art, Mobile, Alabama
·  Pathways To Purpose Vocational Development Grant
·  JUST DO IT! Teacher workshop presentation, Mobile Museum of Art

Languages and Literature

Steve Almquist is scheduled to attend the British Commonwealth and Postcolonial Studies Conference in Savannah, GA, on February 15-17. He will be presenting a paper on Mohsin Hamid’s novel, Exit West.

Fabian Balmori has been elected First Vice President of the Executive Committee at Phi Sigma Iota International Foreign Language Honor Society.  Founded in 1922, the society honors outstanding achievements in any foreign language, including Classics, Philology, Linguistics, Comparative Literature, and Bilingual Education.

Stephanie Girard presented "Recognizing the Real in the Late 20th Century” at the Southern Humanities Conference in Savannah, GA. Her paper discusses an interart comparison of Richard Este’s photorealist paintings and Ann Beattie’s realist short stories, arguing for the importance of doubt in verisimilitude.

Philosophy and Theology

Matthew Bagot presented a paper entitled "The Dignity of the Human Person: Catholic and Islamic approaches to Human Rights" at the Social Practice of Human Rights Conference at the Human Rights Center, University of Dayton last week.

George Gilmore will conclude an eleven-week team-taught course on the economics and history of The Fairhope Single Tax Corporation. With his co-convener, Dr. Joseph Ogbonnaya of Marquette University, Dr. Gilmore is organizing the Spring 2018 Systematic Theology Session of the College Theology Society.

Daniel Massey will present a paper at the American Philosophical Association's Eastern Division conference: "Designing a Service-Learning Course in Philosophy."

Thomas Metcalf presented at the Southwestern Philosophical Society conference in Waco, TX this month; had a paper accepted to the Southwest Philosophy Review, a mid-tier general journal; had a paper accepted to Public Affairs Quarterly, a top applied-ethics and social-and-political philosophy journal; and had a paper accepted to Faith and Philosophy, a top philosophy-of-religion journal. 

Rev. Christopher Viscardi, SJ, did on a special interest news story that aired on WKRG. Father did an amazing job explaining God's presence in our earthly lives. 
Science and Mathematics Division

Allyn Schoeffler has been working with a collaborator at The University of Alabama in Tuscaloosa, and was awarded funding from the National Institutes of Health to study a specific
set of antibiotic resistance mechanisms. This a 3-year, $430,000 grant to fund research into the basic function of a group of bacterial genes that plays a role in antibiotic resistance and includes a $52,000 subcontract award to Spring Hill College. 

Jonathan Dunbar was awarded a Pathways to Purpose $500 Faculty Vocational Development grant and is going to use it to support a student group this term.

Social Sciences

Jamie Franco-Zamudio co-authored a chapter on "Teaching and Mentoring: How to Involve Students in Engaged Scholarship" in the recently published book "Making Research Matter: A Psychologist's Guide to Public Engagement."  
Kevin Funk co-authored an article entitled, “The Specter That Haunts Political Science: The Neglect and Misreading of Marx in International Relations and Comparative Politics,” which was published in International Studies Perspectives 19(1): 83–101. 

Tom Ward will speaking at the Southern Foodways Alliance Winter Symposium in Birmingham on Feb. 24.