Stefanie Bluemle (Library) and Sarah Horowitz (Haverford College) presented a concurrent session, "Beyond Search: Information Literacy, Special Collections, and the First Year," at the 33rd Annual Conference on the First-Year Experience in San Diego, CA, on February 18. Their presentation made a case for decreasing the emphasis on search and increasing the emphasis on higher-level skills in first-year library instruction, and argued for the centrality of special collections to teaching higher-level research and information skills to first-year students.
Kirsten Day (Classics) presented a paper entitled "Windows and Mirrors: The Women of Rome Season 2" at the February 2014 Southwest Texas Popular and American Culture Association conference in Albuquerque, New Mexico.
Cathy Goebel (Art History) will present an opening address for Cosmopolitan Wilde: A Conference Celebrating 160 Years of Oscar sponsored by the Centre Culturel Irlandais, Paris. 2014 also marks 180 years since the birth of American expatriate artist, James McNeill Whistler, the focus of Cathy's scholarship. Wilde About Whistler; The 'Gentle Art' of Critical Dialogue will examine original archives from the Centre for Whistler Criticism which reveal new perspectives on the respective roles and interactions of these literary and artistic leaders. The title references Whistler's Gentle Art of Making Enemies.
The conference will also celebrate publication of the international OSCHOLARS journal, Nocturne. Cathy was invited to serve as editor following her 2011 talk at the Freer Gallery, Smithsonian Institution. The initial volume features articles by invited scholars. Future volumes will utilize peer review. She additionally co-curated the Whistler and His Contexts exhibition with senior art history majors, Elizabeth Jakaitis and Jordan Kirkbride. Smithsonian curator Lee Glazer will speak on March 26th in Centennial Hall on Whistler's Peacock Room, followed by a reception opening for Whistler and His Contexts in the Augustana Teaching Museum of Art.
Kimberly Murphy (Biology) will be inducted into the 2014 State Science and Technology Fair of Iowa (SSTFI) Hall of Fame on March 28, 2014. Kimberly has been involved at the regional, state and international levels of The Intel International Science and Engineering Fair (ISEF) as a mentor, chair or judge. She has served as a SSTFI Senior High Judging Chair since 2009. Each year Kimberly works hard to ensure the Senior High students have a positive and educational judging experience at the event. The event would not be possible without the dedication of its volunteers.
Rowen Schussheim-Anderson (Art) will be exhibiting in the MidCoast Fine Arts Fiber Arts Exhibition at Bucktown Center for the Arts, 225 E. 2nd Street, Davenport, IA. It runs March 21, 22, 28, 29, 11 am - 6 pm and a reception will be held Friday, March 28 6-9 pm during the Final Friday celebrations.
YOUR SCHOLARLY WORK RECOGNIZED
If you haven't already, please let us know about your scholarly achievements through December 2013. We want to know about your articles, books, chapters, reviews, performances, exhibits, and creative products, Use this Faculty Achievement Form to submit your information and it will be included in the program for this year's Celebration of Learning. Submissions are due no later than March 31, 2014.