The Power of Pink
The Office of the Controller, Budget Services, Purchasing, Travel, Accounting, Asset Management, Human Resources, Bursar’s Office and the Vice President for Business and Finance opted to celebrate Breast Cancer Awareness month by celebrating one of our very own colleagues, Denise Colquitt who is undergoing treatment for breast cancer. To celebrate and honor Denise all of our departments opted to wear pink to celebrate her life.
Dr. Walter Todd, assistant professor in Leadership and Applied Instruction and instructor in history, has recently published two books. "Nozuru: The Failure of the Japanese Air Defense Strategy of the Home Islands in World War II" and "Air Defense of North Vietnam, 1965-1972," and "Stormtrooper Weapons and Tactics," are currently available. The publisher is Lambert Academic Publishing.
Thank you Robert Moore, the lab coordinator in the Physics Department. He was interviewed on NPR about the Northern Lights that were seen in the South. Listen to the interview.
And thanks too to Dr. David Jenks, interim chair of the Criminology Department. His letter about Occupy Atlanta ran in the Atlanta Journal-Constitution. Read the letter.
Kudos to Christy Talley, the director of curriculum and instruction for USG eCore, and Tanacha Gaines, eCore Instructional Designer, for being awarded first place in the second Annual USG Wimba Users' Group Innovator Award contest. Second place went to UWG’s Dr. Lara Willox, assistant professor of early learning and childhood education.
Please congratulate Clint Samples, associate professor of art, who pulled off “Connecting the Dots” on the UWG campus in September. It was a regional forum of the Foundations in Art: Theory & Education (FATE) organization, a collective of art and design teachers. About 40 teachers, including seven UWG faculty members, attended. Schools represented included: Florida State University, University of Texas at Arlington, Columbus State University, Rocky Mountain College of Art and Design, Augusta State, Georgia State University and Armstrong Atlantic State University. This was the first time the forum was held at UWG. The instructors teach the introductory level design, drawing and history of art courses that all students need to get to the next level. They got together to swap stories and share ideas.
Thumbs up to Dr. James H. Burton of the Department of Marketing & Real Estate in Richards College of Business. Burton led a workshop in July on “Understanding Our Strengths Better” for the Lunch and Learn meeting of the Young Professionals Connection sponsored by the Douglas County Chamber of Commerce in Douglasville.
Kudos to Dr. Thomas Cox of the Theatre Department, who has been named the national vice president of the theatre honor Society, Alpha Psi Omega.
Lots of kudos for the Department of Collaborative Support and Intervention:
Dr. Jessica Bucholz, assistant professor of special education, recently co-authored a publication: “Teaching Letter-sound Connections with Picture mnemonics: Itchy’s Alphabet and Early Decoding,” in the journal Preventing School Failure.
In September, Dr. Mark Parrish, assistant professor of counselor education, presented “Update on Suicide Prevention on College Campuses, Nationally and in Georgia” at the Suicide Prevention Coalition of Georgia’s Together We Can: Looking Back, Moving Forward conference in Macon.
Parrish joined Dr. Debra Cobia, professor of counselor education and associate dean, and Dr. Becky Stanard, professor of counselor education, in Nashville in October. They presented at the national conference for the Association for Counselor Education and Supervision (ACES). Their topic was “Embedded Dissertation Assignments Across the Curriculum: A Model for Timely Completion.” Also, Parrish was a collaborator on “Studying the Relationship between Spirituality and Mental Health: Implications for Counselor Educators.”
Dr. Julie Haarbauer-Krupa, assistant professor of speech-language pathology, secured a $591,000 grant through the National Institute of Disability and Rehabilitation Research (NIDRR), which is housed in the U.S. Department of Education. The grant is to conduct a three-year longitudinal study focused on, "Language and Literacy Outcomes of Preschool Children with Traumatic Brain Injury."
For November Dr. Michael Keim, assistant professor of counselor education, has been invited to present “Being there: School Counselor Experiences Working with Military Kids” at the annual conference of the Alabama Counseling Association. Keim was also a co-presenter at the ACES conference in Nashville: “When Mom and Dad are Deployed: School Counselor Experiences Assisting Children of Military Parents.”
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