Faculty-Staff November News Update

June 4, 2014

Dr. Phil Lestmann took two students, Kelly Findley and Scott Rieckhoff, to the second annual Bluegreen Undergraduate Mathematics Symposium at Centre College in Danville, Kentucky on Saturday, September 22. The conference was designed as a forum for undergraduates to present their research. It is Dr. Lestmann’s hope that more students will be interested in the future, and he is especially hoping that more students can be enticed into getting involved in mathematical research. One very nice feature of this conference was the cost. It was completely free to undergraduates, and there was only a minimal cost for faculty. Lunch was provided as well.

Dr. Mel R. Wilhoit played trumpet in the Tabernacle Symphony of Praise Orchestra that presented a “Sunset Pops” concert at the Northwest Georgia Amphitheatre in Ringgold, GA, on September 15. On September 16 he took the Bryan Brass Ensemble to play for the morning service at First Cumberland Presbyterian Church in Chattanooga. His review of the opening night concert for the Chattanooga Symphony & Opera’s current season appeared in the Chattanooga Times-Free Press on Tuesday, September 25. Also, On October 7, Dr. Wilhoit played trumpet for a concert and 120th Anniversary Vesper Service at Lookout Mountain Presbyterian Church in Chattanooga.

Mrs. Kimberly Keck attended the Multicultural Music Symposium on Ethnic Music and Arts Integration at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville on October 10-13, 2012.

Mrs. Kimberly Keck and Dr. Sigrid Luther were guest performers for the MacDowell Music Club in Chattanooga on October 3, 2012.

Mr. Brad Gatlin had the following published this month: “An Examination of Strategic Philanthropy and CSR Communication Patterns among the World’s Twenty-One Largest Oil Companies”. International Journal of Business and Social Research, 2(5), 113-121.

Dr. Travis Ricketts attended the Free Market Forum: Markets, Government, and the Common Good from October 4-6, 2012 in Houston, Texas. He also served on a panel and made a brief presentation.

Dr. Beth Impson’s essay, “On The Gist of Things,” about close and casual reading, has been accepted for publication in the Fall 2012 issue of The Christendom Review. Her article, “Reading the Vision: In Search of a Reason to Run”, was also published by The Christendom Review. 4.1 (June 2012).

Dr. Todd Wood and Dr. Roger Sanders, accompanied by 2010 alum Jeremy Blaschke, traveled to the college’s timberland property in the Florida panhandle October 16-20, 2012. They were hosted by the land manager, Jeff Main, and explored the property for its educational and research potential, as well as collecting plant and insect specimens for the Henning Museum.

Dr. Michele Pascucci presented a paper entitled “José Juan Tablada y el ukiyo-e: la inspiración poética a partir de la contemplación de estampas japonesas” at the XIX Simposio de la Sociedad Española de Literatura General y Comparada in Salamanca, Spain, September 19-21. Dr. Pascucci also has had an article published in Vol. XXIII, Num. 1 of Literatura Mexicana (pp.107-25), one of the top journals for Mexican literary studies, edited by the National Autonomous University of Mexico. “Hiroshigué versificado: dos poemas manuscritos de Tablada” presents and analyzes two previously unknown, unpublished poems by José Juan Tablada, discovered in manuscript form by Dr. Pascucci while she was doing archival research in Mexico City.