Dr. Kenneth Pestka II is Offering an Online Astronomy Class (PHYS 115) During Summer I

For those who may be interested in learning astronomy online, Physics 115 is being offered this summer! Fulfills Goal 6 and the Scientific Reasoning Pillar PHYS 115: Evolution of the Cosmos Evolution of the Cosmos (4 credits) is being offered during Summer I as an online only course and will fulfill the Goal 6 general education requirement […]

Koski and Gutiérrez on With Good Reason

Farmville, Virginia, population 8,140, is home to the largest private immigrant detention center on the East Coast. Connie Koski and Renee Gutiérrez (Longwood University) bring their students to the detention center to teach English, but the students are also learning a valuable lesson about the people who come to this country looking for a better […]

Dr. Kenneth Pestka II publishes feature article in The Physics Teacher.

Dr. Kenneth Pestka II of Longwood University and Jennifer Heindel,  museum educator at the Abbe Museum, collaborated on the paper, “An Interdisciplinary Approach to Drag Forces: Estimating Floodwater Speed from Displaced Riverbed Boulders”. The paper appears as a feature article in the May issue of The Physics Teacher and is freely available for download at the AIP […]

Archaeology Field School Receives Register of Professional Archaeologists Certification

Register of Professional Archaeologists Field School Certification Program Dr. Brian Bates, Director of the Dr. James W. Jordan Archaeology Field School, is pleased to announce that the Field School has been successful in earning certification by the Register of Professional Archaeologists (RPA), making it one of only 18 field schools in the world to be […]

Cook-Cole College Professors partner with ICA Farmville

Assistant Professor of Spanish A. Renee Gutiérrez and Assistant Professor of Criminology & Criminal Justice Studies Connie Koski have teamed up with the ICA Farmville Immigration Detention Facility in a collaborative project that will provide Longwood students an exciting experiential service-learning opportunity in the local community during the 2014-2015 academic year. In an expansion of […]

JoEllen Pederson

A manuscript by Dr. JoEllen Pederson, Assistant Professor of Sociology, has been published in the International Journal of Social Science Studies. This article, entitled “Where should the money go? A six-country comparison of attitudes toward spending on public pensions and unemployment programs”, is available online at http://redfame.com/journal/index.php/ijsss/issue/view/8.

Doug Dalton publishes an article on “Cargo Cult”

Doug Dalton has recently published the article “Between ‘Cargo’ and ‘Cult’” in a volume entitled Kago, Kastom and Kalja: The Study of Indigenous Movements in Melanesia Today, edited by Marc Tabani & Marcellin Abong and published by Pacific-CREDO Publications (of the Centre de Recherche et de Documentation sur l’Océanie, part of the Centre National de […]

Doug Dalton presents paper in ASAO working session

Doug Dalton, Professor of Anthropology and the Department of Sociology, Anthropology, and Criminal Justice Studies, will present a paper entitled Mimesis, Ethnomimesis, Magic and Desire at the annual meetings of the Association for Social Anthropology in Oceania. The paper is in a working session on Mimesis and Transcultural Encounters which will be held next Friday, […]

Book Release: Walter Witschey

 Walter Witschey has released his first serious work under the Longwood imprimatur and aegis, entitled Historical Dictionary of Mesoamerica, and published by The Scarecrow Press, Inc.  His co-author is Clifford T. Brown of Florida Atlantic University. This dictionary offers students, researchers, and other interested persons concise definitions and descriptions of the major peoples, places, ideas, […]