Mr. Brian Rust, fine arts, has been selected as a finalist in the Samuel Barker Outdoor Sculpture Competition at the University of Alabama Birmingham. As a finalist, he will create and participate in a show of sculpture models this month at the Visual Arts Gallery on the University of Alabama campus. The work will be selected by the school from the 10 finalist models and will be created and installed over the next year.
Ms. Gina Thurman, dean of students’ office, recently completed the Internal Revenue Service Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) Program for Non-Resident Aliens. The program was developed by the IRS to assist International Student Advisors in helping their students file tax information. Ms. Thurman was also selected as a member of the NAFSA Academy for International Education for Region VII. The two-year program includes 16 participants representing seven states, Puerto Rico, and the U.S. Virgin Islands.
Ms. Willene Holmes, financial aid, attended the Southern Association of Student Financial Aid Administrators (SASFAA) Leadership Symposium in Atlanta in February. She was also chosen to represent SASFAA at the National Association of Student Financial Aid Administrators Leadership Symposium in Washington, D.C., later this month.
Dr. Saundra Reinke, political science, has been appointed to the editorial board of the PA Times, the monthly newspaper for the American Society for Public Administration.
Dr. Wendy Turner, history, anthropology, and philosophy, served as coordinator for the Southern Association of the History of Medicine Annual Conference that was held at ASU February 25-26. The conference was co-sponsored by ASU, The Center for the Study of Georgia History, and the Medical College of Georgia. She also moderated a panel on healthcare during the Renaissance and presented a paper titled Early Medieval Treatment of Doctors and Their Mentally Ill Patients in Ireland.
The Phoenix Magazine, advised by Dr. Debra van Tuyll, languages, literature, and communications, was recently awarded First Place with Special Merit for university magazines at schools with more than 2500 students from the Scholastic Press Association.
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