Mr. Anthony Kellman, languages, literature, and communications, delivered a paper, Towards A National Caribbean Epic, at the 29th Annual Conference of the Society for Caribbean Studies held at the University of Newcastle in the United Kingdom June 29-July 1.
Ms. Kristin Casaletto, fine arts, was a panelist in the roundtable discussion, Crime and Punishment, discussing the potential of the arts in a more humanely organized criminal justice system. The program, part of a monthly series on topical issues sponsored by the Institute for Global Education in Grand Rapids, Mich., was televised on Grand Rapids’ Channel 24.
Dr. Mark Fissel, history, anthropology, and philosophy, is a co-editor and contributor to the book, Amphibious Warfare 1000-1700: Commerce, State Formation and European Expansion, being released in November. His chapter is titled English Amphibious Warfare 1587-1656: Galleons, Galleys, Longboats, and Cots. The book, according to the publisher, reconceptualizes amphibious warfare and also fills an important gap in its historiography, examining how it was conceived, practiced and employed, from the Crusades, through the first wave of European exploration and colonization, the Price Revolution and the European wars of religion, up to the early Industrial Revolution and the beginnings of a new wave of imperialism. Essays examine issues related to strategy, operational art, tactics, logistics and military technology, but also consider commerce and culture. They reveal that amphibious warfare was often waged for economic reasons and was the quintessential warfare of European imperialism, for sea power was required to deliver and sustain land power. The volume is lavishly illustrated with 30 plates and twelve maps.
Four Master of Public Administration students (Tom Chumbley, Ginny Loveless (Reese Library), John Peery, and April Zahner) had an article about the Taliaferro County landfill controversy published on the front page of the PA Times, the national newspaper of the American Society for Public Administration, in the July 2005 issue. You can access the article at www.aspanet.org.
Ms. Becky Ayers, public safety, was recognized at the annual Prevent Child Abuse Augusta (PCAA) luncheon on August 17 for her service to the organization. Ms. Ayers is in charge of maintaining PCAA’s mailing list, assisting with programs at University Hospital and major events.
Dr. Kim Davies, sociology, was recently elected to the position of vice president-elect by the membership of the Mid-South Sociological Association. Her official duties begin October 29. Dr. Davies also presented a paper co-authored by Dr. Sabina Widner, psychology, called Teaching with the Enemy: A Team Taught Interdisciplinary Introductory Course in Psychology and Sociology, at the American Sociological Association meeting.
Dr. Patrick Timmons, history, anthropology, and philosophy, is the author of Seed of Abolition: Experience and Culture in the Desire to End Capital Punishment in Mexico, 1841-1857, which was recently published by Stanford University Press. Dr. Timmons was one of only eight scholars in the United States and Mexico to receive a prestigious Mexico-North Transnationalism Fellowship for 2005. The grant enabled him to spend much of the summer in Mexico City researching a new project, The Mexican Press and Capital Punishment: News Reports about the Mexican Nationals Condemned to Die in the United States, 1992-2005.
Mr. Michael Searles, history, anthropology, and philosophy, is the author of Taking Out the Buck and Putting in a Trick: The Black Working Cowboy’s Art of Breaking and Keeping a Good Cow Horse, which appears in the most recent issue of Journal of the West.
Augusta State’s monthly Radio One program, ASU Reports, will feature Mr. Anthony Kellman, professor of English, discussing creative writing, his latest CD, Limestone, and the annual Sand Hills Writers Conference. The program, broadcast on the first Sunday of each month, can be heard September 3 at 6 a.m. on WAKB 96.9; at 7 a.m. on WFXA 103.1 (Foxie), and at 5 p.m. on WTHB 100.9. Interviews are later posted on our website and can be accessed by clicking “news” on the homepage. Next month’s program will feature faculty from the psychology department discussing the speakers for the upcoming Psychology Lecture Series.
Mood Indigo, a jazz quartet of ASU faculty, alumna, and student, performed in the city’s Sunday’s Candlelight Jazz on the Riverfront. The quartet consists of Mr. Carl Purdy, adjunct faculty and Augusta Symphony, on violin, guitar, and vocals; Dr. Rob Roster, associate professor of music, on sax, flute, and keyboard; Ms. Sara Neal, alumna, on bass; and Mr. Andrew Anderson, current student, on drums.
The Department of Educational Leadership, Counseling, and Special Education will dedicate a conference room to the memory of the late Dr. Lyle R. Smith, professor of education, on Monday, September 12, at 4 p.m. in 318 University Hall. Dr. Smith passed away on September 21, 2004. He began teaching mathematics at Augusta State in the College of Education in 1973. He was the Georgia Board of Regents Distinguished Professor of Teaching and Training and was a two-time recipient of the Louis K. Bell Research Award. He was a graduate of California Polytechnic State University with master’s and doctoral degrees from Texas A&M University.
The IL Quartetto Scuro, a new fine arts faculty string quartet, will perform on Friday, September 30, at 8 p.m. in the Maxwell Theatre. The group, composed of Ms. Priscilla Hollingsworth, professor of art; Dr. Christine Crookall, assistant professor of music; Mr. Brian Liu, part-time instructor of music; and Ms. Angela Rubendall, instructor in ASU’s Conservatory Music Program; will perform music by Brahms, Shostakovich, and Mozart.
“We named ourselves IL Quartetto Scuro because we admire the dark, rich side of life—dark sound, intense emotional expression, dark chocolate, etc.,” says Ms. Hollingsworth.
For more information on the quartet or performance, contact Ms. Hollingsworth at 667-4871 or 667-4881.
Advertising, marketing, business, and communications faculty (as well as others) may be interested in having their students attend guest lecturers in a broadcast journalism course offered this semester by Cree Walker Professor of Communications Mr. Stevan Clements. The class meets from 1-2:15 p.m. in E156 Allgood Hall.
Sept. 12 Mr. Paul Brewer, FOX 54, will present The Nielsen Rating Game or How 600 Households Determine How 35 Million Dollars is Spent in Augusta.
Sept. 19, 21 Mr. Rich Everitt, former anchor with WAGT (NBC), will present The Harsh Realities of the TV News Business and How to Market Yourself in the Television News Industry.
Sept. 28 Mr. John Patrick, Clear Channel Radio, will present Everything You've Never Known About Running Radio Stations.
For more information, contact the Department of Languages, Literature, and Communications at 737-1500.
Dr. Bill Hobbins, associate professor of music and director of ASU’s choral program, invites ASU faculty and staff to participate in the ASU Choir. The ensemble meets from 1-1:50 p.m. on Monday-Thursday. Among the performances this year will be one with the ASU Orchestra this semester of Schubert’s Mass in G. Contact Dr. Hobbins in the Department of Fine Arts at 737-1453 for more information.
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