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Faculty and Staff Achievements
ARCHIVE for 2009

Prof. Brent Burgin
Presented “Archiving Diversity:  The Native American Studies Collection at USC Lancaster  at the South Carolina Library Association 2009 Annual Conference in Columbia, S.C.  (October 2009)

Prof. Bob Bundy
Featured on the Carolina Outdoors radio show on WBT Radio in Charlotte, NC, with Austin Jenkins of the Katawba Valley Land Trust.  The subject was the Master Naturalist Class that will begin in the spring.  [Click here to listen to the podcast.] (October 2009)

Prof. Stan Emanuel
Conducted a 12 week training seminar for middle management at Thomas & Betts in Lancaster on various management and organizational behavior topics such as motivation, stress, teamwork, communication, organizational change, leadership and decision-making. (October 2009)

Dr. Bertha Maxwell Roddey
Honored by the University of North Carolina at Charlotte's Africana Studies Department and the Africana Studies Faculty Council by the inauguration of the Dr. Bertha Maxwell Roddey Distinguished Africana Lecture at UNC Charlotte. The lecture honors and celebrates Dr. Maxwell Roddey’s service to the academic field of Africana Studies as an administrator, teacher, scholar, and community leader. (September 2009)

Prof. Marybeth Holloway
Nominated for Outstanding Direction in the "College and University" category by the Metrolina Theatre Association for her work in directing the USC Lancaster Players in Waiting for Lefty. USC Lancaster Student Grant Baker was also nominated (and later won) for Outstanding Supporting Actor (Male) for the role of Joe. (August 2009)

Dr. Lisa Hammond
Selected by The Academy of American Poets as one of 24, out of over 700 submissions, who will be included in the Free Verse Photo Project.  Her photograph "I waited for my life to start / for years" was selected.  For more information, visit www.poets.org. (May 2009)

Avis Clyburn
Inducted into the Alpha Sigma Lambda National Honor Society. Alpha Sigma Lambda recognizes the special achievements of adults who accomplish academic excellence while facing competing interests of home and work. (April 2009)

Prof. Brittany Taylor and Prof. Chris Judge
Won second place in the Society for American Archaeology’ 9th Annual Poster Contest for the Archaeology Month Poster, “Native American Archaeology: Working Backward, Moving Forward.”  The awardees were recognized at the 74th Annual Meeting in Atlanta, Georgia, on April 24.  With more than 7,000 members, the Society for American Archaeology (SAA) is an international organization dedicated to the research, interpretation, and protection of the archaeological heritage of the Americas. (April 2009)

Dr. Christopher Bundrick
Received a Peter Rollins Travel Grant for Early-Career Faculty to the National Conference to present “The Dark Knight Errant: Problems of Democracy and Domination in Frank Miller’s The Dark Knight Returns” at the annual Popular Culture Association/American Culture Conference in New Orleans, LA. (April 2009)

Dr. Nicol Augusté
Presented a paper, "Potters of Perseverance: Catawba Indian Women and the Conquering of Extinction" at 'Tradition, Identity and Recognition: the 5th Annual Southeastern Indian Studies Conference' at The University of North Carolina at Pembroke. (April 2009)

Dr. Kate Holland
Along with three of USCL’s psychology students, presented a poster session at the South Carolina Psychological Association’s Annual Conference held April 3 - 5, 2009, at North Myrtle Beach.  The abstract and poster were entitled A Functional Cerebral Systems Approach to Examining Changes in Arousal in the Left and Right Frontal Lobes as a Function of Hostility.  The students are Jennifer Kirby, Leah Leak, and Brooke Hunter. (April 2009)

Dr. Mark Coe
Recognized at the South Carolina Psychological Association’s Annual Conference held April 3 - 5, 2009, and presented with a certificate of appreciation “for the leadership and service given to the association and the industry it represents.”  Dr. Coe served as Chairman of the SC Psychological Association’s Committee on Diversity for the year 2008. (April 2009)

Dr. Mark Coe
Chosen as a recipient of the 2009 Early Career Psychologist Credentialing Scholarship offered by the National Register of Health Service Providers in Psychology. In addition, he recently had an article published in Feedback: A Quarterly Publication of the South Carolina Psychological Association, titled, "A Call to Action: SCPA’s Diversity Committee." (March 2009)

Dr. Bertha Maxwell Roddey
Featured as the cover story in the March/April Women’s issue of Pride Magazine, Charlotte’s African-American Magazine. Dr Roddey is a Lecturer in African-American Studies/ Education at USCL. (March 2009)

Prof. Marybeth Holloway
Presented "Tableaus: Facilitating Drama through Movement and Pictures" at the Southeastern Theatre Conference, the largest theatre conference in the nation. She was also invited to become a member of the Film/TV committee of SETC where she will be helping create a film festival for next's year’s conference in Birmingham, AL. (March 2009)

Prof. Brittany Taylor and Prof. Chris Judge
Awarded one of the SC State Library’s Ten Notable State Document Awards for 2008 on behalf of the work that USCL faculty and staff did for the poster “Native American Archaeology: Working Backward, Moving Forward.” (March 2009)

Dr. Bettie Obi Johnson and Mr. Henry Van Milligan
Published a laboratory activity, "How Heavy Is a Balloon? Using the Ideal Gas Law " in the Journal of Chemical Education  2009, 86, 224A.  (January 2009)

Prof. Fran Gardner
A review of her artwork appeared in the December 2008 issue of NeedleArts Magazine, a publication of the Embroiderers’ Guild of America.  The work selected for their 19th National Exhibit, titled "Difficulty in Translation", was also printed in full color along with a paragraph about the piece. The exhibit opened in Louisville, KY and will travel for three years to various locations across the U.S. (January 2009)

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