Nadia Nafar published a paper titled "Political Freedom and Firm Cash Holdings" at the Virginia Economic Journal. The paper was co-authored with Dr. Kenneth Yung.

The student-centered instructional activity, Chemical Reactions, authored by Joyce Easter, and class tested by Deb Otis and Maury Howard, has been published in POGIL Activity Clearinghouse Journal, Volume 2, Issue 1 (2021).

President Scott D. Miller serves as Executive Editor (along with Dr. Marylouise Fennell) on the presidential thought-leadership series President to President, launching the 16th year of this publication with the 2020-2021 series titled "Fostering a Culture of Innovation." In the 2020-2021 series' sixth chapter, "Post-Pandemic Learning and Innovation," James Madison University President Jonathan R. Alger, JD, illustrates how his university pursued innovative new approaches to student and institutional success while facing the many challenges of the past year. He describes how he and his team have experimented with new ideas and explored new methods for overcoming obstacles. His daily blog, Dialogue, can be found at prezscottmiller.blogspot.com.  
Marielle Postava-Davignon gave a talk titled "Adventures of a Termite Ecologist: Learning to Make the Most of What Nature Gives You" as part of the Adventures in Field Research virtual seminar series hosted by the Lincoln Memorial University School of Mathematics & Sciences.

Joyce Easter facilitated an Introduction to POGIL workshop as well as part of the American Phytopathological Society online workshop series with Tracey Murray, Capital University; Andrew Aspaas, Anakora-Ramsey Community College; and Andrea von Duzor, Chicago State University.

Joyce Easter organized and facilitated an Introduction to POGIL workshop during the International Learning Assistant Conference along with co-facilitators Andrew Aspaas, Anakora-Ramsey Community College; Andrea von Duzor, Chicago State University; Chris Bauer, University of New Hampshire; and Marty Perry, Mount St. Mary Academy.

Joyce Easter facilitated a POGIL Activity Clearinghouse Peer Review Feedback workshop along with co-facilitators Mary van Opstal, Harper College; Brandon Fetterly, University of Wisconsin-Platteville; Asha Brunings, Santa Fe College; Karen Groh, Good Samaritan College; and Chris Oehrlein, Oklahoma City Community College.
The symposium, "Love Liberally," was organized to take place virtually during the month of February by Denise Wilkinson, Kathy Stolley, Amber Gruszeczka, and Stephanie Smago. The symposium featured Virginia Wesleyan University faculty and community members who explored the concept of love through a variety of disciplinary lenses through informal "Bob Talk" videos.

Featured "Bob Talks" and presenters included: "The Hermeneutics of Love: The Loves of Hermes/Mercury in Greek and Roman Mythology" (Ben Haller, Classics); "Love the Source You're With" (Amber Gruszeczka, Research Librarian); "Puppy Love: Including Animals in Wedding Ceremonies" (Kathy Stolley, Sociology); "For the Love of Clay" (Phil Guilfoyle, Art); "#OUTLOVE: More than Just a Hashtag" (Brandon Elliott, Athletics); " What's Love Got to Do With It? The Impact of Texting on Interpersonal Communication" (Robin Takacs, Communications); "A Kiss is Not Just a Kiss: Saying Goodbye to a Dangerous Biblical Practice" (Craig Wansink, Religious Studies); "Valentines in the Bible" (Terry Lindvall, Religious Studies); and, "Loving Our Earth" (Ashley Roehrman '21, Earth and Environmental Science).

February was Recreational Therapy Month and the American Therapeutic Recreation Association recognized individuals who have made an impact in the field. Wayne Pollock was recognized as a trailblazer for his professional contributions and highlighted advice he offered recreational therapy students and colleagues.

Taryn Myers was quoted alongside Gloria Steinem and Meghan Markle in "Motherly" in an article entitled "Meghan Markle says Prince Harry is a feminist father to baby Archie." 

Taryn Myers was quoted by both Kiss 95.1 FM and Suara.com talking about "So-called healthy habits that may reduce your lifespan." 

Gabi Martorell was recently quoted in career resource site, Zippia, on current job market trends and advice on skill sets for new college graduates.

In HON 110 Complex Global Challenges, team taught by Elizabeth Malcolm, Larry Hultgren and Bill Gibson, students worked in groups to investigate a topic related to campus sustainability.  The goals of the assignment included investigating the current practices on campus relating to the specified topic, researching best practices from other institutions, and developing recommendations for VWU.  
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