A Feather in Their Cap: Faculty Feats Showcased
Accomplishments of more than 30 faculty members were presented in the Hofheimer Library April 5 for the special showcase event "A Feather in Your Cap: Virginia Wesleyan College Celebration of Faculty Work," sponsored by the College’s new Center for Innovative Teaching and Engaged Learning through the Office of Academic Affairs. The exhibition, on display through April 15, touts faculty accomplishments from calendar year 2012 through the first quarter of 2013. Featured are grants received, recognition of faculty who received tenure and/or promotion, and publications, including a selection of books, peer-reviewed journal articles, encyclopedia articles, translations, music compositions and performances, and more. Among the works included are Thomas R. Fanney Distinguished Associate Professor of Mathematics Dr. Margaret Reece’s article "A Multi-Class, Interdisciplinary Project Using Elementary Statistics," published in PRIMUS; Associate Professor of French Dr. Alain Gabon’s grant for the 2012 National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) Summer Seminar for College and University Teachers, “France’s Haunting Pasts: Debating 20th-Century History and French National Identity;” and Assistant Professor of Political Science Dr. Aubrey Westfall’s 2012 Fulbright Grant to participate in the German Studies Seminar on the topic "Nation State and European Identity.” Associate Dean for Innovative Teaching and Engaged Learning Dr. Kathy Stolley organized the occasion: “This event is a pleasant segue into the final push of the semester. It’s a great opportunity for faculty, staff and students to mingle with colleagues and acknowledge these significant feathers in their academic caps, as well as to forge new collaborations, congratulate good work, and get inspired."