A literary anthology co-edited by Assistant Professor of English Dr. Jim Bishop titled Currents of the Universal Being: Explorations in the Literature of Energy has been accepted for publication by Texas Tech University Press and is expected to be published in Fall 2014.
Assistant Professor of Art History Dr. Jennifer Feltman published an article titled “Charlemagne’s Sin, the Last Judgment, and the New Theology of Penance at Chartres” in Studies in Iconography, Vol. 35, pp. 121-64. The annual peer-reviewed journal of the Princeton Index of Christian Art is published by the Medieval Institute Publications of Western Michigan University. Dr. Feltman was also selected to participate in two upcoming seminars: “Understanding the Medieval Book” at the University of South Carolina Irvin Department of Rare Books in Columbia, S.C., April 7-8, and The Council of Independent Colleges “Uses of Antiquity” Seminar on Teaching Pre-Modern European Art in Context at the Smart Museum of Art in Chicago, Ill., July 13-18.
Director for the Center for Excellence in Teaching and Learning (CETL) and Assistant Professor of Education Dr. Peggy Lumpkin attended the Research on Teaching and Learning Summit hosted by Kennesaw State University’s CETL in Kennesaw, Feb. 7-8.
Adjunct Instructor of Music Ginger Ramsay, oboe, and Adjunct Instructor of Music Cheryl Star, flute, recently hosted a workshop at YHC on Feb. 22 that featured a recital, master classes, flute choir rehearsal, and instrument repair and reed making clinics. Students also enjoyed a talk titled “Business of Music” regarding potential career pathways in music by guest artist and manager of the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra’s Education Department Janice Crews, D.M.A. Plans are already underway for a similar event next year to help make students and area musicians aware of the exciting opportunities at YHC.
Associate Professor of English and Honors Program Director Dr. Mark Rollins published an article titled “The Profitable Reading of Fancy: Indeterminacy in Under the Greenwood Tree” in the Fall 2013 edition of The Hardy Review, Vol. XV, No. ii. Dr. Rollins is also presenting a paper titled “Novel Sensations: Hardy’s Satires of Sexuality” at the annual conference of the College English Association in Baltimore, Md., March 27-29.
Assistant Professor of Physics Dr. Arunava Roy recently became a member of the editorial board for the Central European Journal of Physics and the review board for the American Journal of Physics.
Resident Director Deven Siesel was recently named the 2014 program review and selection coordinator for the Georgia College Personnel Association.
Associate Professor of History and Chair of the Department of History Dr. Natalia Starostina published an article titled “La Belle Époque dans Le Vin de solitude, roman d'Irène Némirovsky: De la contribution des émigrés russes à l'imaginaire historique français [La Belle Époque in Wine of Solitude, the novel by Irène Némirovsky: On the contribution of Russian émigrés on French historical imaginary]” in Revue Migrance, N°Hors-série “Le patrimoine de l’immigration en France et en Europe: enjeu social et culturel,” printed in Paris, France, in 2013.
Assistant Professor of Theatre and Chair of the Department of Theatre Chris Crawford served as lighting designer for the regional premiere of Mark St. Germain’s new drama “Best of Enemies” that opened at Theatrical Outfit in Atlanta on Feb. 1.
Assistant Professor of Biology Dr. Johnathan Davis attended the meeting of the Southern Division of the American Fisheries Society in Charleston, S.C., Jan. 24-26. Dr. Davis presented three papers co-authored by senior biology majors: “Using Angler Tournament Catch Data to Assess an Introduced Spotted Bass Fishery in a Highland Reservo” co-authored by Joe Thompson, of Clayton; “Habitat Preferences of a State-Endangered Crayfish Cambarus parrishi in the Upper Hiwassee River” co-authored by Brittany Henry, of Murphy, N.C., and Sydney Weaver, of Sylvania; and “Evaluation of Sampling Methods for Monitoring the Sicklefin Redhorse Moxostoma sp” co-authored by David Atwood, of Waynesville, N.C.
Director of Communications and Marketing Krystin Dean will attend the Council for Advancement and Support of Education District III annual conference in Orlando, Fla., Feb. 16-19.
Professor of Political Science and Dean of the Division of Social and Behavioral Sciences Dr. Lee March recently published an article titled “Going to War in Korea and Vietnam: The Decisions of Harry Truman and Lyndon Johnson,” in Patriotism – A Phenomenon of Russian History, a collection of scholarly essays.
Assistant Dean of Students Stuart Miller and Resident Directors Deven Siesel, Amanda Voegel and Hilary Martin will attend the Southeastern Association of Housing Officers annual conference in Louisville, Ky., Feb. 18-21.
Associate Professor of History and Chair of the Department of History Dr. Natalia Starostina recently published her article titled "Nostalgia and the Myth of the Belle Époque in Franco-Russian Literature, 1920s-1960s," in the Winter 2013 edition of Historical Reflections/Réflexions Historiques. In addition, Dr. Starostina’s article titled “Commemorative Tourism, French Railway Companies, and Patriotic Education in Interwar France” appeared in Patriotism – A Phenomenon of Russian History, a collection of scholarly essays. Dr. Starostina also served on the editorial board of this edition. Dr. Starostina presented her paper titled “Flourishing Despite a Crisis: French Railway Companies in Interwar France and Lessons We Can Learn from the Past” at an international conference titled “The Railway Sector in Globalization: Between National Specificities and Transnational Dynamics” in Saint-Quentin-en-Yvelines, France, on Dec. 12. Additionally, Dr. Starostina gave a talk titled “Nostalgia, Mythologies, and the Discourse of the Belle Époque in 20th-Century France” at the “Theory and Philosophy of History” seminar held in Helsinki, Finland, on Jan. 10. Dr. Starostina gave another talk titled “Garden-Cities in Interwar France: Urban Space and a New French Identity” at the Saint-Petersburg State University of Architecture and Civil Engineering in Saint Petersburg, Russia, on Nov. 12.
Locomotive, the feature-length film directed, written and produced by Assistant Professor of Art Jeremy Waltman will have its' New York premiere at the Picture Farm Film Festival in Brooklyn, N.Y., on Feb. 8. Waltman will participate in a question-and-answer session following the screening. Locomotive is also now available for purchase on Amazon.
Director of the Center for Appalachian Studies and Community Engagement and Bonner Leadership Program Coordinator Dr. Rob Campbell successfully defended his dissertation titled “The Role of Service Learning in Developing Spirituality and Transforming Students” to earn his doctor of education degree in higher and adult education from the University of Memphis.
YHC President Cathy Cox was named to Georgia Trend’s list of "Notable Georgians" in the magazine's Jan. 2014 issue featuring the “100 Most Influential Georgians." The annual list reflects the state’s most powerful and influential citizens who affect the lives and livelihoods of all Georgians.
Assistant Professor of Art History Dr. Jennifer Feltman’s review of Donna Sadler’s “Reading the Reverse Façade of Reims Cathedral: Royalty and Ritual in 13th-Century France” was published in the Dec. 2013 edition of the “H-France Review.”
Assistant Professor of English Dr. Jennifer Gianfalla presented her paper titled "Dueling for Identity: The Intersection of Gender and Honor in William Shakespeare's Twelfth Night" at the 16th Century Society & Conference in San Juan, Puerto Rico, Oct. 24-27.
Associate Professor of Spanish and Chair of the Foreign Language Department Dr. Diana Santiago attended The American Council on the Teaching of Foreign Languages Annual Convention and World Language Expo in Orlando, Fla., Nov. 22-24.
Resident Director Deven Siesel recently attended an Ultimate Frisbee coaching clinic in Tampa Bay, Fla., where he became certified as a level-one coach.
Associate Professor of History and Chair of the Department of History Dr. Natalia Starostina recently presented her paper titled “Cheminot Garden-Cities and the Practices of Paternalism and Social Control in Interwar France: Extolling Virtue or Generating Boredom?” at an international conference titled “(Re)constructing Communities in Europe, 1918-1968: A Venture into the Discursive Practices of Community Building” in Ravenstein, Holland, on Dec. 18. Dr. Starostina also presented her paper titled “Paris Oriental, Carnal Pleasures and the Spaces of Desires in Defining the Mental Topography of Paris from Montesquieu to Maupassant and to Paul Morand” at a conference titled “Persistent Spaces: Politics, Aesthetics and Topography in the 18th- and 19th-Century City” in Paris, France, on Dec. 13.