Ms. Kristin Casaletto, Ms. Jennifer Onofrio, Mr. Brian Rust, and Ms. Janice Williams Whiting, and Mr. Tom Nakashima, fine arts, participated in the Second Annual CSRA Youth Art Conference at the Morris Museum of Art, March 18-19. The conference provides quality art experience in a setting that allows students to interact with each other and with art professionals.
Dr. Rob Foster, fine arts, presented a recital in March at the Unitarian Universalist Church of Augusta. The program included the music of famous composers, Johann Sebastian Bach, Georg Philipp Telemann, Paul Hindemith, as well as traditional honkyoku (Japanese bamboo flute) and jazz.
Dr. Deborah South Richardson, chair of the psychology department, presented the paper, The Myth of Female Passivity: Thirty Years of Revelations About Female Aggression, at the 30th annual meeting of the Association for Women in Psychology in Tampa, Fla., during February.
Ms. Maria Darley, Career Center, gave a presentation about the Career Center’s services and the Co-Op program to the Augusta Area of American Association of Personnel Hospital Administrators.
Mr. Anthony Kellman, languages, literature, and communications, was featured on British Broadcasting Corporation Radio in March discussing his recently released CD, Limestone. He spoke about what poetry, prose, and song mean to him; the state of poetry in the Caribbean and in the U.S.; and the constituents of a “good” poem.
Limestone, a 15-track album of original, historical, and personal songs, is the musical companion to his forthcoming epic poem by the same title.
Dr. Jurgen Brauer, business administration, presented a paper on U.S. military expenditures on March 5 at the 31st Annual Meeting of the Eastern Economic Association in New York City.
Dr. Marsha Loda and Dr. Pamela Hayward, languages, literature, and communications, participated in the Georgia Communication Association conference in Milledgeville in February. Dr. Loda gave the presentation, Journals Do the Job: How Journals Help Students Increase Their Test Scores, and Dr. Hayward moderated a panel on activity ideas for the communication theory course. Dr. Hayward serves as secretary of GCA. Two ASU students, Sarah Anderson and Trisha Foster, also gave presentations at the conference. Both presented activity ideas for the communication theory course.
Dr. Linda Crawford, math and computer science, recently earned a doctoral degree in mathematics education from the University of Georgia.
Dr. Bill Nelson, Reese Library, had his proposal for a poster session, Trends in Library Outcomes Assessment: Using ACRL Standards to Reformulate Library Operations, selected and presented at the American Association of Higher Education conference in Atlanta on March 18.
Ms. Kristin Casaletto, fine arts, has been awarded an artist’s residency at the Hambidge Center for the Arts and Sciences in Rabun Gap, Ga. She will start her three-week residency in May. Ms. Casaletto has also been awarded a one-month residency in June at the Blue Mountain Center at Blue Mountain Lake, New York. Also, she has had her piece, Inmate Dreams, Parchman, accepted for Intolerance, a nationally juried works-on-paper show opening May 7 at the Printmaking Council of New Jersey in Somerville. The show will travel to multiple venues over the next year.
Dr. Patrick Timmons, history, anthropology, and philosophy, recently published an article, The Art of Capital Punishment, in The Texas Observer. He also had an op-ed piece, Why Access to Consular Rights is Important, published in the March 26 edition of The Mexico City Herald, the English version of Mexico City’s El Universal published in conjunction with The Miami Herald. The article explained the Mexican government’s support for its nationals on death rows throughout the United States. Dr. Timmons will also present a paper, Punishment as War: Mexico and the Retrenchment of the Death Penalty, 1862-1870, at the Southeastern Conference on Latin American Studies this month at Vanderbilt University in Nashville, Tenn.
Ms. Michele Ellington, alumni relations, has been promoted to director of annual giving, effective June 1. Ms. Ellington has previously served as coordinator of alumni relations and special events.
“Michele has done an excellent job as the coordinator of alumni relations and special events,” says Helen Hendee, acting vice president for university advancement. “She is always a can-do person who gets the job done 'on time and under budget.' I am very excited that she is interested in advancing to the position of director of annual giving. She is a wonderful colleague, and we have a great team.”
Ms. Ellington has been at ASU since September 2003. She earned a bachelor’s degree in consumer economics and journalism from the University of Georgia.
The ASU Pep Band, directed by Dr. Richard House, fine arts, won first place in the Peach Belt Conference Pep Band Competition on Saturday, March 5.
Dr. Kim Davies, acting chair and associate professor of sociology, and Dr. Holly Carter, assistant professor of sociology, were featured on ASU Reports, a monthly 30-minute pre-taped radio program that highlights the expertise of ASU faculty. Both professors talked about women’s issues and ASU’s new bachelor of social work degree program.
Tune in Sunday, April 3, to hear Ms. Willene Holmes, director of financial aid, and Ms. Katherine Sweeney, director of Admissions and Registrar, talk about the financial aid and admissions processes. The program will air on Radio One stations, at 6 a.m. on WAKB 96.9; 7 a.m. on WFXA 103.1 (Foxie 103); and at 5 p.m. on WTHB 100.9.
Next month’s program will feature Dr. Rob Foster, associate professor of music, who will discuss the ASU jazz program and his new CD, How’s That.
ASU’s ROTC unit was recognized as being in the top 15 percent of Cadet Command’s 272 units for the academic year ’03-’04, demonstrating “excellence in the overall Army ROTC program and the hard work and competence of Augusta State University cadets.”
The Augusta State University Recycling Committee will celebrate Earth Day 2005 with a display in the grove, next to the Patrick Dougherty sculpture, on Thursday, April 21, from 10:30 a.m.-noon. Along with a display of recycling receptacles and giveaways, including trash bags for your cars, the Savannah Riverkeeper will have displays, and the Savannah River Group of the Sierra Club will have an Eco-wheel with questions that students can answer to win prizes. The event will begin with the presentation of a plaque and t-shirt to Mr. Alexander Hines, Physical Plant, for his diligence in keeping the ASU campus free of litter. The Biology Club will also hold their annual plant sale in front of the Science Building.
Area residents can get their first look at the university’s new housing—University Village—on Thursday, April 28, when ASU and Ambling Management host an open house. Refreshments will be served from 12-2 p.m. Tours will be available from 10 a.m.-6 p.m., and transportation will be offered from the Walton Way campus to University Village on Jaguar Way. Prizes will be awarded throughout the day.
Dr. Joyce Jones, formerly dean of students, and Mr. Dan Whitfield, associate vice president, will be assuming new roles in April following the retirement of Dr. Fred Barnabei, vice president for business and student services. Dr. Jones will become vice president for student affairs in addition to her role as dean, and Mr. Whitfield will become vice president for business operations.
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