Faculty-Staff October news update
October 07, 2010

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Dr. Kevin Clauson reports that The Center for Law and Public Policy hosted a visit by former congressional candidate and constitutional attorney Van Irion and Regent University Law School Dean Jeffrey Brauch. The Center will also be hosting Tennessee Lt. Governor Ron Ramsey later in the fall semester.

Mrs. Kim Keck took the Music Education students to the annual kick-off workshop for CMENC, the Collegiate National Association of Music Education on September 25. Mrs. Keck is also attending The National Symposium on Multicultural Music at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville, October 6-9. On October 29-30 she will be taking Kelly Miller, Caitlin Hawkins, and Alicia Schulze to the Tennessee state vocal competition for the National Association of Teachers of Singing.

Dr. Raymond Legg has published an entry entitled “Cotton Mather” in the 2010 Encyclopedia of Christian Literature published by The Encyclopedia Society and Hendrickson Publishers. Dr. Legg has also published an entry on “The Anglican Mission in the Americas” which highlights the growth and development of the Anglican Church in post-genocide Rwanda, Africa, for the upcoming Baker Books desk reference on modern Christianity. On Oct. 1, Dr. Legg presented a paper entitled “The Devil’s Advocate?” at the fall meeting of the Conference on Christianity and Literature held at Oklahoma Christian University in Edmond, OK.. An extended version of this same paper will appear in the electronic journal Dulia et Latria.

Dr. David Luther worked on the sidelines as a contract technical employee for ESPN at the Vanderbilt/LSU football game in September. He will be doing the same work on Sat., Oct. 9 for the Vanderbilt/Eastern Michigan game. In December he will be working the Thursday night Tennessee Titans/Indianapolis Colts game and the Monday night game with the New Orleans Saints/Atlanta Falcons.

Dr. Jeff Myers' speaking schedule:
  • September 16-17 – Keynote speaker for ACSI Teacher Conference, Anchorage, AK
  • September 21-25 – Filming of CollegePlus on-line leadership course in San Antonio, TX
  • September 28 – Regional meeting with Christian school administrators to roll out The Cultivate Project at an ACSI South-Central District meeting in St. Louis, MO
  • September 29 – Regional meeting with Christian school administrators to roll out The Cultivate Project at an ACSI South-Central District meeting in Kansas City, MO
  • September 30 – Inservice workshop with faculty and staff at Elkhart Christian School in Elkhart, IN
  • October 2-3 – Participant in Council for National Policy, Laguna Nigel, CA
  • Dr. Myers will meet with various Christian school administrators to roll out The Cultivate Project on the following dates:
October 1 – Regional ACSI South-Central District meeting, Dallas, TX
October 5 – Regional ACSI South Central District meeting, Little Rock, AR
October 6 – Regional ACSI South Central District meeting, San Antonio, TX
October 7 – Regional ACSI South Central District meeting, Amarillo, TX
October 8 – Regional ACSI South Central District meeting, El Paso, TX
October 12 – Regional ACSI South Central District meeting, Houston, TX
October 13 – Regional ACSI South Central District meeting, Lafayette, LA
October 14 – Regional ACSI South Central District meeting, McAllen, TX
October 15 – Regional ACSI South Central District meeting, Oklahoma, OK

Dr. Michele Pascucci presented a paper entitled “Fray Luis de León en el aula de ELE: el análisis de la gramática contextualizada con De los nombres de Cristo” at the XXI Congreso Internacional de ASELE (Asociación para la Enseñanza de Español como Lengua Extranjera) in Salamanca, Spain, Sept. 29-Oct.1.

Librarian Mrs. Polly Revis attended a cataloging webinar entitled “Controlling Headings in WorldCat” on August 31. Topics discussed included the scope of current controlling functionality and the benefits of incorporating controlling into one’s cataloging workflow.

Dr. Roger Sanders and Advancement Fellow Mr. Jonathan Brown hosted Linda Collins and Margaret Kelly of the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga for a tour and discussion of the newly established Bryan College Arboretum (botanical garden of trees) September 2. Dr. Sanders and Mr. Brown toured the UTC Arboretum, which was also started this year, on a reciprocal visit September 24.

On September 9, Dr. Dana Wilson completed her certification as both an Instructor and an Instructor Trainer for the American Red Cross‘ newest program, Wilderness and Remote First Aid. The Wilderness and Remote First Aid program provides training to individuals to be able to respond appropriately to emergencies in areas that do not have immediate medical services response, including not only wilderness and remote areas, but also urban disasters (e.g., earthquakes, hurricanes). Wilson is also currently certified as an American Red Cross Instructor and Instructor Trainer in the following programs: Swimming & Water Safety; Lifeguarding; CPR for the Professional Rescuer; Lay Responder First Aid ;and Lay Responder CPR/AED.

Dr. Mel R. Wilhoit reviewed the opening concert of the Chattanooga Symphony’s current season on September 16 for the Chattanooga Times Free Press. On September 19 he performed with the Tabernacle Symphony of Praise in a concert at Hixson United Methodist Church. He also sang with the Chattanooga Bach Choir in its fall concert at St. Timothy’s Episcopal Church on Signal Mountain on October 8. On October 14-16 he attended the Southeast meeting of the Society of Architectural Historians conference in Chattanooga.

Archivist Mrs. Stephanie Wood recently attended Librarian’s Day hosted by the Federation of Genealogical Societies in Knoxville, TN.  One of the speakers was former Archivist of the United States David Ferriero. She also participated on August 25 in a webinar on digitization presented by the leaders in the Digital Archives initiative.