There’s still time to see the Atlanta Lyric Theatre's production of “Thoroughly Modern Millie.” Tommy Cox, professor of theatre and head of Theatre Design Program, designed the scenery. The show runs through Sunday, Oct. 2. Please congratulate him.
Kudos to Alan Yeong, associate professor of theatre. He has been awarded Best Costume Design for his designs in this past season’s Theatre in the Square production of “The Little Foxes.” The Atlanta Theater Fan Awards bestowed the recognition.
More applause by way of the Suzi Bass Awards: Cox has been nominated for his scenic design of “The Mikado” for the Atlanta Lyric Theatre and Yeong was nominated for his costume design of “The Little Foxes” at Theater in the Square. The Suzi Bass Awards celebrate the best in Atlanta theater and will be presented in November.
Please congratulate Dr. Robert Lane, associate professor and the director of the philosophy program. He has been appointed as an editor of the Transactions of the Charles S. Peirce Society. Transactions, founded in 1965, is the premier peer-reviewed journal specializing in the history of American philosophy.
Congratulations to Dr. Deborah Bainer Jenkins, professor in the Department of Educational Innovation, and Dr. Kim Metcalf, the dean of the College of Education. They co-authored “The Act of Teaching” (Sixth Edition) with Dr. Donald R. Cruickshank of the Ohio State University. It will be published in Chinese as well and is the only research-based pedagogy book of its kind. The publisher is McGraw Hill (2011).
Kudos to Dr. Yun-Jo An, assistant professor in the Department of Educational Innovation, authored a chapter, “Learner-Centered Technology Integration,” in the Encyclopedia of E-Leadership, Counseling and Training.
Thumbs up to: Dr. Randy Hendricks, who has assumed the permanent position of Dean of the College of Arts and Humanities; and Dr. Jane McCandless who assumes the permanent position of Dean of the College of Social Sciences.
Congratulate Ms. Akilah Heggs, instructor and the program/clinic director of speech language pathology in the Department of Collaborative Support and Intervention. In November Heggs will present at the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association Annual Convention in San Diego. Her topics are: “Teaching Audiology in Speech-Language Pathology Programs: A Professional Challenge” and “Improving Client Outcomes: A University and Public School Collaborative.”
She’s already on the job, but please congratulate Danielle Tackett, who’s been named the University Events Coordinator in the Division of University Advancement.
Dr. Danilo Baylen presented at the North Georgia Annual Teaching and Learning Excellence retreat in September. The retreat’s theme was Connected Learning. Baylen presented “Learning and Teaching with Digital Freebies to Engage 21st Century Learners.”
Lots of kudos for the Department of Psychology following the annual meeting of the American Psychological Association in Washington, D.C. on Aug. 4: Dr. Lisa Osbeck was filmed for an interview representing innovations in general psychology. Also, Osbeck and Professor Daniel Helminiak were elected fellows of the APA. That brings to four the number of fellows the department has in the APA. Fellow status is an honor bestowed upon APA members who have shown evidence of unusual and outstanding contributions or performance in the field of psychology. National impact must be demonstrated. Osbeck, Dr. Jeannette Diaz Laplante and Dr. Kareen Malone presented papers. UWG’s psychology graduate students presented posters during the conference. They were: Michelle Granden; Jon Skalski; Louis Boyton; John Roberts (with Malone); Sandra White (Ph.D. program) and Elizabeth Rogers; and Bo Wang. Jon Skalski was the co-author of two papers that were presented. Neil Walsh participated in a humanistic psychology panel and was appointed student liaison for Division 32 of the Society of Humanistic Psychology.
Dr. Jim Burton, professor of real estate, and four of his students - Donald Lynn, Ali Michael, Akstar Patel and Craig Huffman - attended the “A Decade of Extremes” conference in September at the Cobb Galleria Centre. The speakers focused on various real estate markets in the Atlanta area. UWG alums Bo Bass and Philip Thomas also attended the conference.
Please congratulate Dr. Jessica Bucholz, assistant professor of special education in the Department of Collaborative Support and Intervention. Bucholz nominated Christina Quattro, a recent graduate of the Special Education Program, for a UWG College of Education New Teacher Assistance Grant from Georgia Power. Quattro was one of three winners to receive the $1,000 award. The other winners were Seth Reber and Dan Gurley.
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