Travis Langley, Psychology, published his 10th book in his series, “Popular Culture Psychology.” Westworld Psychology: Violent Delights was released this November. The previous book, Daredevil Psychology: The Devil You Know, was just released earlier this year.
Val Gudrian, German, published three poems in Neue Lieteratur 2018/2019. They are titled “Montréal-ImLinienbus ‘161’ Richtung Outremont,” “Tropen-Vierques, Porto Rico,” and “Eureka Springs-Writer’s Colony.”
Fred Worth, Mathematics, published an essay, “Backroads and Final Destinations,” in Backyards and Ballplayers: A Collection of Famous (and Not so Famous) Professional Baseball Players from Rural Arkansas, by Jim Yeager.
Steve Listopad, Communication, co-authored with Elizabeth Crisp Crawford an article, “The Origins of New Voices USA: A Lesson in Teaching Advocacy to Improve Teaching and Learning,” in the Winter 2018 issue of Journalism and Mass Communication Educator.
Doug Heffington, Geography, led a National Public Lands Day Hike at Radnor Lake in Tennessee. Heffington is often asked to share his expertise on the area, and his hikes and lectures are always well received.
Kevin Coker, Music, published an article, “Returning to His Roots: A Conversation with Haitian-American Choral Composer Sydney Guillaume,” in the International Choral Bulletin.
The Art Department hosted its 2018 Faculty Biennial in the RFA Gallery featuring art by faculty members Aaron Calvert, Margo Duvall, Kasten Searles, David Stoddard, Katherine Strause, and David Warren. Several part-time faculty members also contributed art: Zina Al-Shukri, Heather Beckwith, Anne Greenwood, and Kimberly McIntosh.
Maryjane Dunn, Spanish, has co-edited a just-released book by Italica Press: The Miracles and Translatio of Saint James: Books Two and Three of the Liber Sancti Jacobi (Italica Press Medieval & Renaissance Texts)
The Research Colloquium this fall featured Nydia Jeffers, Spanish, who presented on her research, “Sab and Sibila of the Andes, two slaves of courtly love” and Ivan Birch, Criminal Justice, who presented his research on “Gender and Identity Theft.” Fred Worth for organized this regular colloquium.
Mary Beth Trubitt, Anthropology, and Doug Heffington, Geography, brought the 17th South Central Historical Archaeology Conference to Henderson State University in the fall. At the conference, Trubitt and Chelsea Cinotto presented a paper, “Test Excavations at Two Antebellum Houses in Arkadelphia.” Heffington presented a paper, “Radnor Lake Project: Topophilia Meets Public Geography.” And Thomas Copeland, History, presented “Religious Relics of Rural Worlds Lost: The County Line Church, Community, and Change.”
Paul Glover, Communication, and Michael Taylor, Mass Media, received the Distinguished Advisers awards at the College Media Association’s annual fall convention in Louisville, Kentucky. These awards are given to an adviser who has five or more years experience in college student media advising, has distinguished service in a particular area, and is an adviser at the time of the nomination. Henderson was the only university attending to have two advisers receive awards at the ceremony.
Steve Carter, History, published an article, “Mormonism and the Third Reich,” in the edited collection, Mormonism in Europe: Historical and Contemporary Perspectives.
Publishers Weekly listed Christian: The Politics of a Word in America by Matt Bowman, History, in one of its Best 20 Books of 2018 list.
Katherine Strause, Art, presented an exhibition of new paintings called “Jump Rope” at the Historic Arkansas Museum in Little Rock.
Patti Poblete, English, presented on “Plagiarism and Scholarly Responsibility” at the Teaching and Learning Center.
Lim Angela Tchoi, Music, collaborated with guest artist Chris Dickey from Washington State University on a concert of contemporary tuba music in the Harwood Recital Hall.
Margarita Peraza-Rugeley, Spanish, contributed a book chapter, “Amor con amor se paga, lo demás con dinero: las mujeres en la Autobiografía del campesino Rubentino Ávila Chi” to Escrituras locales en contextos globales 3: (Re) presentaciones de la historia, edited by Claudia Hammerschmidt, Postdam: INOLAS Publishers, 2018. pp. 187-202. [“Love is Paid with Love, the Rest with Money: Women in the Peasant Rubentino Ávila Chi’s Autobiography” Local Writings in Global Contexts 3: Historic (Re)presentations]. This chapter was based on a paper she presented at XLI Conference Instituto Internacional de Literatura Iberoamericana / International Institute of Ibero American Literature (IILI) 2016 in Jena, Germany on July 2016.
Peraza-Rugeley presented a paper, “De Mambrú de R. H. Moreno Durán a Hallyu la ola coreana en Latinoamérica: presencias en intercambio” [From R. H. Moreno Durán’s Mambrú to Hallyu the Korean Wave in Latin America: Presence in Exchange”], in a panel, “¿Y nos volvimos más interesantes?: la perspectiva global en la literatura latinoamericana” [Did We Become More Interesting?: A Global Perspective on Latin American Literature], that she organized for the Latin American Studies Association (LASA), in Barcelona, Spain.
Peraza-Rugeley presented another paper, “The Good, the Not So Bad, and the Ugliest of the Film ‘We the Nobles,’” in the panel “Gendered Voices and Social Class in Hispanic/Latinx Literature, Cinema and/or Broadcasting,” which she organized for the 28th Annual Meeting of the Association of Gender and Sexuality Studies / XXVIII Congreso de la Asociación de Estudios de Género y Sexualidades in Chicago, Illinois.
Duane Jackson, Mathematics, was selected to be a member of the AHSCA/AOA/AHSAAA Hall of Fame, Class of 2019.
A book written by Angela Boswell, History, was recently published by Texas A&M University Press, Women in Texas History. The book won the Robert A. Calvert Prize.
Shari Valentine, Sociology, was named the Institutional Review Board coordinator.
David Evans, Music, was named Henderson’s first Interdisciplinary Studies Director.
Steve Becraft, Music, performed André Previn’s “Sonata for Clarinet and Piano” at the International Clarinet Association’s annual ClarinetFest in Ostend, Belgium. This was his fifth time performing at a ClarinetFest, but the first time performing at a conference outside of the United States.
Jennifer Dawes, English, attended the Western Literature Association Conference, St. Louis, Missouri, and international Conference on Western Literature and Culture. She presented a paper, “The Storied Desert: Reclaiming Desert Spaces through Dark Tourism,” chaired the roundtable discussion entitled “Morbid Fascination: Dark Tourism in the American West,” which featured four contributors to her forthcoming book, “Dark Tourism in the American West,” (Palgrave Macmillan, 2019). She also serves as an officer in the association and attended the Executive Council meeting.
Megan Hickerson, History, presented the paper, “When you can’t bite, what hurt will barking do? Using and Losing Foxe in late-Seventeenth-Century English Martyrology,” at the Annual Meeting of the Sixteenth Century Society and Conference (SCSC), in Albuquerque, New Mexico. This large annual conference brings together scholars primarily in the disciplines of history and literature. Hickerson received good feedback on her work and plans to develop an article out the paper. She also chaired another session at the conference.
Kelsey Malone, Art History, presented a paper, “Alice Barber Stephens and Charlotte Harding: Reevaluating the Importance of Artistic Partnerships Amongst Female Colleagues,” at the Feminist Art History Conference hosted by American University in Washington, D.C. This conference is a prestigious, biannual conference that focuses specifically on feminist art history. She attended several sessions that were helpful towards her goal of organizing a course at Henderson on the history of women in art. Malone also co-chaired a session entitled “Creative Collaborations” that highlighted the partnerships and networks created by artists from the mid-twentieth century to present day at the Southeastern College Art Conference (SECAC) in Birmingham, Alabama.
Scott McKinnon, Communication, attended the College Media Association and Associated Collegiate Press Fall National Convention in Louisville, Kentucky. He led a session on the use of drones in college media, along with HTV/KSWH adviser Paul Glover and advisers from Kansas State University and the University of Kentucky. They informed attendees on proper drone safety, FAA regulations and certifications, and how to shoot quality video content with drones.
Vernon Miles, English, chaired sessions on Literature and Psychology and also presented on the African American literature panel at the South Central Modern Language Association annual meeting in San Antonio, Texas. Miles is a regular attendee of this conference, organizing, presenting, and/or chairing sessions for the past six years.
Deepak Pant, director of the Writing Center, worked with the organizers in leading the professional development sessions, round-table discussions, and other activities at the South Central Writing Centers Association’s 2018 Microregional Conference, hosted by the University of Arkansas in Fayetteville. Three Henderson Writing Center tutors also joined him in discussions on Writing Center policies and practices with the directors and tutors from other regional Writing Centers and visited the University of Arkansas Writing Center to learn about their space, policies, technology, and interior layout which helped us evaluate our facility and the services we provide at Henderson.
Patti Poblete, Writing Program Administrator, attended the Council of Writing Program Administrators 2018 Conference in Sacramento, California, focusing on institutional research, pedagogical strategies, and classroom management. She presented “A WPA’s Guide to the Registrar’s Office,” in a panel entitled, “Innovative Approaches to Administrative Issues,” and presented in another panel entitled, “Choose Your WPA Adventure.” She also attended “Answering Good Questions with Programmatic Research,” in which strategies on how to design studies about and within writing programs was discussed.
David Sesser, Museum Studies, presented research about the 1927 student strike at Henderson-Brown College at the Arkansas Library Association Annual Conference in Rogers. The talk was inspired by research conducted by the Introduction to Public History course last spring as they began working on a project to nominate the core of campus to the National Register of Historic Places. In the research, they found a mention of a student strike which took place roughly where the Centurium is located. Along with librarian Lacy Wolfe, he also presented on the 1861 Little Rock Arsenal Crisis and Imagination Library.
Heather Thayer, Music, performed on one of the regional artist recitals at the Mid-South Horn Workshop at Wichita State University in Wichita, Kansas. She attended several other recitals and lectures, networked with colleagues, found new resources, was reminded of pedagogical techniques, purchased music, and discussed horn related topics with peers.
Tammie Townsend, Tamara Ogden, and Carrie Flora, Nursing, attended the Nurse Educator Update: The Best Practices in Clinical Teaching and Evaluation in Bentonville, Arkansas. The conference is focused on best practice in clinical teaching and evaluation in nursing. Townsend presented a poster by herself and Judy Carlyle, Successful Clinical Assignment Utilizing QSEN Resource: Giving and Receiving Constructive Feedback, based on an assignment they gave incoming Junior nursing students. The faculty members learned about some of the latest research on clinical teaching and evaluation that supports how they teach and evaluate students in the clinical setting.
Constanze Weise, History, presented a paper, “Order and Disorder: Urban Governance and the Making of a Provincial Capital in British Colonial Nigeria” and was part of the panel “Claiming Imperial Space,” at 2018 Urban History Association Conference in Columbia, South Carolina. The paper was part of her second book project “Kaduna –Islam and Urbanism in Northern Nigeria, 1913 – 1963.” In addition to receiving feedback on her project, Dr. Weise was invited to participate in a network on “Global Urban History Project.”
Paul Williamson, Psychology, presented two papers at the annual conference of the Society for the Scientific Study of Religion, a multi-disciplinary conference that focuses on the current scientific research of religion. One presentation was entitled, “Author meets critics: Psychosis or mystical religious experience? A new paradigm grounded in psychology and reformed theology.” The other paper, “A study on the preliminary development of a spiritual wellness scale,” was co-authored with Aneeq Ahmad, Professor of Psychology.