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October 31, 2005

Faculty News


Jeff Coussens attended the Illinois Theatre Association's annual conference in Chicago , October 1 & 2, where he and the president of the ITA presented a session titled Collaborating With Visiting Artists In The College Curriculum. The session was based on their work with New York City 's Living Theatre artists Jerry Goralnick and Lois Kagan Mingus. Their collaboration resulted in a joint production of the Living Theatre's Anti-death penalty play Not In My Name, which was presented in several Quad Cities venues last April.


Laura Greene recently gave two presentations:  

"Inquiry as Pedagogy for Integrative Learning," a presentation at the AAC&U Conference "Integrative Learning: Creating Opportunities to Connect," Denver, CO, October 21, 2005.

"Teaching Students to Ask Better Questions," an invited lecture at the Center for Innovation in the Liberal Arts, St. Olaf College, Northfield, MN, September 28, 2005.


David Renneke reported The Sigma Xi Induction Banquet took place on October 18th. Please visit their link at: Sigma Xi Web page to find out more about the annual induction of new members banquet. Two Augie faculty members, David Engebretson and Barry Ferm in the chemistry department, were inducted as full members and a host of Augie students were inducted as associate members.  Barry Ferm is also an Augie alum. They are looking forward to the "Research Presentations - 2005" event on Nov. 30, held in Science 102.  It is great to hear the students talk about their research work, often done at locations far removed from campus.  The event is very well attended.


Three members of the Physics Department attended the Fall 2005 meeting of the Illinois Section of the American Association of Physics Teachers over the weekend.  Both Lee Carkner and Dean Sieglaff gave talks. David Renneke organized the meeting and its supporting web sites.