Congratulations Art Department Chairman and Associate Professor Kevin Shunn, who traveled to Detroit to work on the movie set of “Khu,” an installment in the “Cremaster” series by artist and filmmaker Mathew Barney. Shunn and two West Georgia art graduates, Casey Westbrook (2004) and Caleb Plattner (2008) worked on an iron pour collaboration that took more than four days to set up for the final day of filming in September.
Congratulations Dr. Brent Heidorn, who received the Young Scholar Award during the recent Georgia Association for Health, Physical Education, Recreation and Dance convention in Savannah from Oct. 31-Nov. 2. The award was presented to Heidorn for his emerging scholarship, scholarly presentations and other creative works. Three health and physical education majors, Michael Pharis, Daniel Dickson and Maggie Dawkins received a Student Travel Award from UWG to attend and make presentations at the convention.
Cheryl Thomas Hill, director of graduate admissions, sends a big “thank you” and lots of kudos to the UWG staff and student employees for the exceptional job they did during the Graduate & Professional Schools Fair on Oct. 27. Alice Wesley, the graduate school’s admissions specialist, did an “outstanding job. Her warm personality and attention to detail helped to ensure that things ran smoothly,” Hill said.
Others who helped make the day a success: Sally Roberts, publications and printing; William “Buddy” Lambert, parking and transportation services; Tiffany Christman, ARA/food services; James Spake and Steve Arrington, facilities/maintenance; Patricia Anderson and Edward Franklin, facilities/custodial Services; Kathy Harris, Beverly Philips and Andy Freer, facilities/landscaping and grounds.
Kudos to Dr. Judy Butler, Department of Leadership and Applied Instruction, who was elected president of the Georgia Coalition for the Improvement of Social Studies (GCISS). This is the college and university faculty branch of the Georgia Council for the Social Studies. Her primary duties are to put together the program for the annual meeting in October 2011, in Athens, Georgia. In addition, the group supports the Georgia Social Studies Journal, a peer-reviewed journal affiliated with the Georgia Council for the Social Studies.
Kudos to: Kathy Kral, Blake Adams, Dale Driver, Gene Liverman, Justin Sellers, Matthew Clay and Vicki Rogers from ITS; Dr. Danilo Baylen, associate professor of instructional technology and design and Dr. Marty Bray, assistant professor of media and instructional technology for their presentations at the 2010 University System of Georgia’s Annual Computing Conference at Rock Eagle in Eatonton, Ga. Technology employees from throughout Georgia discussed the current and future state of technology in higher education. West Georgia’s presentations included: organizational purpose and culture; virtualization; marketing to students; campus visioning; remote desktop support; and service desk software.
Congratulations to Associate Professor of Philosophy Robert Lane, who presented his paper “Peirce on Semiotic and Metaphysical Indeterminacy” at the annual meeting of the Semiotic Society of America in Louisville. Lane, the director of West Georgia’s philosophy program, was also appointed the associate editor of the Transactions of the Charles S. Peirce Society, a peer-reviewed journal that specializes in the history of American Philosophy.
Congratulations to Dr. Corey B. Rumann, associate professor and director of the student affairs program. He is the co-author (with Dr. Florence A. Hamrick, Graduate School of Education, Rutgers University) of the article “Student Veterans in Transition: Re-enrolling After War Zone Deployments,” which was published in July/August issue of The Journal of Higher Education, volume 81, issue 4, pp. 431-458.
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