Faculty and staff joined in on the first tailgate hosted for Annual Fund donors. Barbeque and fellowship made for a great evening of football and fun.
Faculty and staff racked up an impressive number of awards at the Georgia Historical Records Advisory Board’s annual meeting this month. The Center for Public History received not one, but two 2009 Awards for Excellence in Archival Program Development. Dr. Ann McCleary, director of the center, and student researcher Kristi Hartmann Ferguson accepted the awards.
The “Key Ingredients: America by Food,” traveling exhibit was augmented by an extensive oral history and archival collection of photographs and recipes of Georgia’s culinary history. The second award recognized research for the City of Powder Springs that documented the historic African American neighborhood known as “The Hill and the Flat.” The project included a partnership with the DOT, the Federal Highway Administration, Seven Springs Museum and the Powder Springs administration. Archival data for both projects are housed at the Center.
Dan Lewis, coordinator of business and finance development, published an article based on the APPA Award of Excellence given to Campus Planning and Facilities last summer.
Catherine Hendricks, coordinator of development at Ingram Library, received the 2009 Award for Excellence in Student Research Using Historical Documents, Graduate Level. Hendricks wrote her thesis on “Creating Community in the Jim Crow South” and became an archival sleuth in her pursuit of hard-to-find historical data.
Philip Novack-Gotschall, a new resident of Oak Park, IL, and former UWG professor, has been named assistant professor of biology at Benedictine University located 25 miles outside of Chicago. Novack-Gotschall is an expert in comparative paleoecology and ecology of invertebrate animals and marine communities.
Said L. Sewell, 38, was named one of the 40 Under 40 Best and Brightest in the state by Georgia Trend. The former UWG professor is now associate professor and executive director of the Academic Success Center at Fort Valley State University.
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