article,"The Anglican Mirror of Satire: A Brief History of Religious Ridicule," was featured in the October 2018 issue of The Journal of the Association of Anglican Musicians. The article was edited by Stephen Leist.
President Scott D. Miller recently authored an article for Inside Business ("Four ways a construction management partner maximizes value," October 2018) and University Business ("Beyond higher ed buildings," September 2018). He writes a monthly higher education column for The Virginian Pilot ("Seeking balance in cost and services," October 2018), and regularly contributes to College Planning and Management ("Enrollment Management," July/August 2018) and Enrollment Manager ("Innovation, Transformation: A Playbook for Success," September/October 2018). He edits the presidential thought series, President to President ("Where Have All the 'College Kids' Gone? The Changing Face of the Collegiate Student Body," November 2018), and he maintains a daily blog about campus life at prezscottmiller.blogspot.com.
was a panelist in a round-table discussion concerning current issues in volunteer policing at the 2018 Volunteer Law Enforcement Officer's Alliance conference in Washington D.C.
spoke to Sandi Billy's Arts Management class on his experiences with a traveling circus in the early 1970s. Previously, he spoke to the class about VWU fundraising and career opportunities in the not-for-profit sector.
Stephen G. Leist
presented "Research Instruction and Interlibrary Loan" at the first Southeast Resource Sharing Conference held in Charlotte, N.C. on the campus of UNC-Charlotte.
was an invited panelist for the Arlington, VA League of Women Voters event on election security. She gave a presentation entitled "After the Votes are Cast: Auditing an Election." She also attended the Election Assistance Commission's Election Readiness Summit in Washington, D.C.
Kathy Merlock Jackson
presented a program titled "The Silent Clowns: Chaplin, Keaton, Lloyd, and Langdon" at the Institute for Learning in Retirement in Virginia Beach.
Lisa Lyon Payne
presented a session on cultivating undergraduate research on media issues at the College Media Association/Associated Collegiate Press convention in Louisville, KY.
Several VWU faculty and students participated in the Association for Applied and Clinical Sociology Annua
l Conference held in Norfolk in October:
- Annette Clayton presented "An Audit of School Social Work Services: A Mechanism for Practice Model Development."
- Ben Dobrin and April Christman presented "Volunteer
Policing: Psychosocial Concerns" (co-authored with Adam Dobrin, Florida AtlanticUniversity).
- Larry Hultgren presented "The Intersection of Social Science Application and Bioethics" by invitation in a special Medical Summit series.
- Jeff Toussaint and Takeyra Collins presented a pre-conference workshop on "Diversity and Organizational Advantage."
- Jeff Toussaint and Kathy Stolley presented "The Escape Room Challenge as a Classroom Exercise."
- Kathy Stolley and Takeyra Collins presented "Connecting Theory to Practice: Service Learning, Sheltering, Skills, and Sociological Imagination
in the 21st Century" (co-authored with Robin Takacs) by invitation in the Second Annual Jay Weinstein Session on the "Use of Theory in Applied and Clinical Sociology."
- Takeyra Collins presented "Nurturing Resilience Within a Family Diabetes Camp."
- Kathy Stolley with Michele Companion (University of Colorado-Colorado Springs) presented an interactive workshop on "Do-It-Yourself Sociology: Norfolk's Downtown." Collaborators on an initial version of this project in spring 2018 were Michael Hall, Kellie Holzer, Joyce Howell, and Craig Wansink.
Kathy Merlock Jackson
traveled to Indianapolis to attend the midyear governing board meeting of the Popular Culture Association. Kathy is currently Vice President/President-Elect of the a
ssociation and will assume the presidency at the national meeting in April in Washington, DC.
, as AACS Vice-President, served as Program Chair for the Association for Applied
Clinical Sociology Annual Conference. Students from Kathy Stolley's "
class attended and conducted video interviews as a special project for the AACS President. As a result of her engagement, student Jacklyn Cheely was invited by the AACS President to fill the undergraduate student liaison position on the
nt Lesley Richardson's work, "Why Academia Needs to Teach Students about Ps
ychedelics," was a winner in the poster competition. Takeyra Collins organized a successful silent auction for the event.
Victor Townsend, Eric Johnson,
and Philip Rock attended an all-day P
Partnership for Life Science Education) workshop to align the Biology curriculum with
'Vision and Change' initiative of the American Association for the Advancement of Science. Th
intent is to revamp undergraduate li
fe science education in keeping with modern best pedagogi
Bill McConnell, Jayne Sullivan,
and Debra Fitzgerald accompanied VWU education students to the NAS Oceana Air Show. As a part of the airshow's STEM Outdoor Laboratory, VWU students developed and implemented hands-on educational activities highlighting different STEM careers for hundreds of students visiting the air show.
is currently leading a webinar on a series of professional development seminars for psychology faculty for McGraw-Hill, called "Embedding Culture and Diversity in Your Psychology Courses." The 90-minute webinar is attended by 10-15 faculty and hosted on WebEx. Each presentation is followed by a message board where participants can post links/discussion related to the topic.
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