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Dr. Bettie Obi-Johnson and Dr. Annette Golonka
Have been awarded funding through the competitive Magellan Scholar Program for their proposal “SPME-GC-MS Determination of Volatile Compounds Produced by Yeast Species Inhabiting Silene Plants," for work with student Jonathan Freeman in Spring 2011.  (December 2010)

Dr. Bettie Obi-Johnson and Dr. Fernanda Burke
Presented at the Two-Year College Chemistry Consortium (2YC3) Conference in Raleigh, NC.  The title of their presentation was “Modernizing the Chemistry Lab Experience using Hi-Tech Instrumentation.”  (November 2010)

Prof. Fran Gardner
Nominated as USCL's representative for the Governor's Professor of the Year Award. (November 2010)

Dr. Lisa Hammond
Presented "Naughty Mommies:  Sexual Identity in Contemporary American Women’s Memoir," at the Popular Culture Association / American Culture Association in the South Conference, Savannah, GA.  (October 2010)

Prof. Brent Burgin
Awarded the 2010 Brenda McCallum Prize, by the Archives & Libraries Section of the American Folklore Society, for the University of South Carolina Lancaster Native American Studies Archive, which includes the digital gallery of Catawba Nation images and the Georgia Harris online exhibit. The prize is given for exceptional work dealing with folklife archives or with the collection, organization, and management of ethnographic materials. (October 2010)

Dr. Lisa Hammond
Published “‘Mommyblogging Is a Radical Act’:  Weblog Communities and the Construction of Maternal Identities,” in Mothers Who Deliver: Feminist Interventions in Public and Interpersonal Discourse, Jocelyn Fenton Stitt and Pegeen Reichert Powell, editors, State University of New York Press, New York. (October 2010)

Prof. Thelathia B. Bailey, Director of TRiO Programs
Wrote her fourth successful TRiO grant; two for Upward Bound and two for the Opportunity Scholars Program (SSS). The new funding for the Opportunity Scholars Program is for 2010-2015.  This grant will allow the USCL TRiO Program to assist over 1,000 students (200 per year) for a total of $1,325,125.00 ($265,025.00 per year) over the course of the grant cycle. In addition, it will provide in excess of $10,000 per year ($50,000) for direct grant aid for summer school scholarships and fulltime employment for six professional staff members. (October 2010)

Prof. Fran Gardner
Has had her piece “Conversation Between the Bird and the Wire I” accepted into the exhibit, “American Craft Today” at The Bascom Visual Arts Center in Highlands, NC. The exhibit runs from
October 2 through December 18. Exhibit juror was Carol Sauvion, executive producer of the Peabody Award-winning and Emmy-nominated “Craft in America” PBS television series, as well as creator and director of Craft in America Inc.
(September 2010)

Prof. Fran Gardner
Was featured in an art exhibit at the Florida Museum for Women Artists, with her piece inspired by the Gulf Oil Spill. See the article from The Lancaster News for more information. (September 2010)

Prof. Fran Gardner
Has created a web page for her contribution to the "Witness To Creativity" exhibit at the Florida Museum for Women Artists. See it at http://frangardner.intuitwebsites.com/commissions.html. (July 2010)

Dr. Noni M. Bohonak
Presented a paper, “'Gypsies, Tramps, and Thieves' - The Internet Found All of Them!" at the 21st International Conference on College Teaching and Learning in Ponte Vedra Beach, FL. (May 2010)

Dr. Christopher Bundrick
Has been selected to participate in a one-week workshop entitled “Progress and Poverty: The Gilded Age in American Politics and Literature, 1877-1901." This "Landmarks of American History and Culture workshop for Community College Faculty" is supported by the National Endowment for the Humanities. The fifty faculty members selected to participate in the program each receive a $1,200 stipend to help cover their travel, study, and living expenses.  (April 2010)

Dr. Suzanne Penuel
Will study the working conditions of Renaissance artisans at the University of Warwick's Venice campus this July. The workshop and the trip are funded by the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, Warwick's Centre for the Study of the Renaissance, and the Newberry Library's Center for Renaissance Studies. (April 2010)

Dr. Bettie Obi Johnson
With USCL student Rebecca Harrison, presented a poster session entitled “Measurement of Bisphenol A from Plastic Bottles by GC-MS” at the April 17 meeting of the South Carolina Academy of Sciences. (April 2010)

Dr. Fernanda Burke
Presented a poster session with three of her students, Doug Stogner, Whitney Cofield, and Jason Stover, entitled “Improving the Pharmokinetic Profile of CART Peptides” at the April 17 meeting of the South Carolina Academy of Sciences. (April 2010)

Prof. Fran Gardner
Was chosen to be included in the "Pickens County Museum’s Thirty-First Annual Juried South Carolina Artist’s Exhibition", at the Pickens County Museum of Art & History , through June 10, 2010. The piece selected is titled “Echo at Chaco Canyon.” (April 2010)

Prof. Claudia Heinemann-Priest
Led a film discussion of the movie "The Linguists" hosted by The International Center at Winthrop University and Winthrop's Modern Languages Department April 15 at Winthrop University. (April 2010)

Dr. Bertha Maxwell Roddey
Has been selected as a 2010 Arch of Triumph Award Recipient by Johnson C. Smith University in celebration of the 143rd Anniversary of JCSU's founding. Dr. Roddey has also been selected as the recipient of the Dr. Johnnetta B. Cole Living Legend Award from Mahogany Dime LLC, an arts and entertainment company whose Foundation works with underprivileged African American girls in programs designed to foster healthy self esteem. Their annual event recognizes outstanding African American women who are doing great things in North Carolina. (April 2010)

Dr. Walter Collins, III
Published his second book, Emerging African Voices: A Study of Contemporary African Literature (Cambria Press, 2010). Further information on the work is available at http://www.cambriapress.com/cambriapress.cfm?template=4&bid=365. (March 2010)

Prof. Marybeth Holloway
Has been invited by The Academy of Arts in Osijek, Croatia, to give a theater performance of Maria's Pictures by Lydia Scheuermann Hodak and teach a workshop on The Method:  Sense Memory by Lee Strasberg in the international student theatre "Dionysian Festival" in March 2011.  (February 2010)

Prof. Fran Gardner
Was chosen to be included in the exhibit, "Across the Universe", at the Art League of Daytona Beach, Florida, through March, 2010.  (February 2010)


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