Faculty Achievements

March 26, 2014

School of Arts, Humanities, and Renaissance Studies

achievement_kenbeals Ken Beals, assistant professor of religion and philosophy A presentation about his online medical ethics class, the Showcasing Projects in Arts, Research and Coursework (SPARC) conference, February 12, University of Virginia.
achievement_mattdavies  Matt Davies, assistant professor, Shakespeare and Performance A number of acting awards and nominations: a B. Iden Payne Best Actor nomination for playing the Duke of York in Hidden Room’s Rose Rage in Austin, Texas; a Best Ensemble Award from the Austin Critics Circle for the same production; an Austin Critics Circle Best Actor nomination for the role of Astrov in Breaking Strings Theater Company’s production of Uncle Vanya; and an international Falstaff award nomination by playshakespeare.com for the role of Antony in Chesapeake Shakespeare’s Antony and Cleopatra, directed by Ralph Cohen.

A talk, “‘Let me play the lion too:’ a rare vision for training collaborative theater makers,” the Butler University School of Drama.

A workshop, “Embodying Shakespeare: Performance of the Language,” with Doreen Bechtol, S&P director of training, the South Eastern Theater Conference in Mobile, Alabama.

achievement_katherinelow Katherine Low, assistant professor of religion and college chaplain A paper, “Lot’s Wife: Memory, Monument, and Reception,” March 8, the Mid-Atlantic Meeting of the Society of Biblical Literature, Newburgh, NY. She also presided over two sessions on “The Bible and Reception History.”
achievement_brencipatino Brenci Patino, assistant professor of Spanish One of the first two recipients of grants from the new High-Impact Engaged Education Fund from the Spencer Center for her project, “Latin@s in the Big Apple: Exploring the Latina/o Texts, Sounds, Images, and Lives in New York City.”
achievement_rickplant Rick Plant, professor of English Attended the annual convention of Sigma Tau Delta, the international English honor society, On February 26 and 27, Savannah, Georgia. At an awards ceremony on the 27, Mary Baldwin’s chapter, Nu Psi, was recognized for its 25th anniversary, and Rick was recognized for his 20th anniversary as the chapter sponsor. A plaque was awarded to commemorate each of these two milestones.

School of Education, Health, and Social Work

achievement_sharonspalding Sharon Spalding, professor of physical education  Earned the Exercise is Medicine Credential: Level 3: the highest certification for exercise professionals who are committed to making the Exercise is Medicine initiative a priority in their community.A lunch table host for the “Women in Leadership: Transitioning from College to Career” workshop, March 22, James Madison University. This workshop for senior science majors highlighted less traditional careers related to the sciences. She will also serve as a panelist on careers.