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VanNess Publication Accepted

Mercer University Press has accepted Gordon Vanness’ book manuscript of James Dickey’s Death, and the Day’s Light for publication.  The publication represents the last volume of poems that Dickey was working on when he died in 1997. VanNess edited the volume and provided both an editorial note and an extended commentary.

Don Blaheta

Don Blaheta, Assistant Professor of Computer Science, was published in the Proceedings of the 45th ACM technical symposium on Computer Science Education, March 2014, pp. 301–306. He presented his paper “Reinventing homework as cooperative, formative assessment” at the SIGCSE conference in Atlanta, GA.

Maria Timmerman

Maria Timmerman, Assistant Professor of Mathematics Education, published an article “Making Connections: Elementary Teachers’ Construction of Division Word Problems and Representations” in School Science and Mathematics, Vol. 114, Issue 3 (March 2014), 114-124.

Virginia Lewis

Dr. Virginia Lewis, Assistant Professor of Mathematics Education, recently received notification that she has been awarded a state MSP grant entitled PREP: Proportional Reasoning Enrichment Project. During the summer of 2014, teachers will participate in two weeks of professional development workshops focused on developing their own understanding of rational number concepts and proportional reasoning. For […]

Dr. Christopher Swanson conductor for State Honors Choir

Dr. Christopher Swanson, associate professor of music, was a guest conductor for the state honors middle school choir held on Saturday, March 1 in Roanoke VA. Dr. Swanson worked all day with 170 sixth, seventh and eighth grade singers and presented a concert of choral music that evening.

Philosophy Professor’s Paper Accepted for Publication

A paper by Scott Senn, Assistant Professor of Philosophy, has been accepted for publication in the forthcoming 2013 volume of the Journal of the International Plato Society. Its title is “Ignorance or Irony in Plato’s Socrates?: A Look Beyond Avowals and Disavowals of Knowledge”. It was presented last summer at a meeting of the Central […]