FSC faculty pursue academic projects
LAKELAND, Fla. (March 14, 2006) — Florida Southern College faculty members pursue extracurricular academic activities year-round, giving presentations, publishing articles, and attending conferences. The following summarizes their recent activities and recognitions.
Susan P. Conner, vice president for academic affairs, dean of the college and professor of history, was interviewed in Jan. at the Jumel Mansion (a museum of Napoleonic antiques) in N.Y. by Partisan Pictures for a National Geographic film on Napoleon’s last days that will air in 2007. She was selected to serve as a resource for the film because of her book “Age of Napoleon” (2004). She presented her paper “Napoleon Outside the Box: Gender and other troubling aspects of the Napoleonic era” at the Consortium on Revolutionary Europe in Atlanta, Ga. March 2-5. Conner also serves on the Board of Directors for this international organization. Additionally, she presented her paper “Eau-de-vie, Flesh-Colored Tights, Daggers and Lace: Women during the French Revolution and Napoleonic Era” at the Museum of Florida History in Tallahassee March 12, as part of the museum’s exhibit of Napoleonic artifacts. The presentation used period memoirs and contemporary illustrations to explore Napoleon’s attitudes about women in society.
James M. Denham, professor of history, who won the Preservationist of the Year award from the City of Lakeland Preservation Board on May 9, spoke on “Women in the Civil War in Florida” on National Public Radio Oct. 20. Denham’s essay “Cattle, Catfish, and Moonshine” appeared in the museum exhibition publication: “Catfish, Moonshine, Cattle on the Peavine: Surviving on Florida’s Last Frontier, at the South Florida Community College Museum of Art and Culture. He also moderated the panel discussion “Cattle on the Peavine: History and the Environment” at the Catfish, Moonshine, Cattle on the Peavine: Surviving on Florida’s Last Frontier Conference at South Florida Community College Jan. 13.
Mary M. Flekke, instructional services librarian, and Randall M. MacDonald, collection development librarian, presented on “Lakeland: A Postcard History” at a meeting of the Polk County Historical Association Jan. 10 in Bartow, Fla. They discussed their book “Lakeland,” a collection of postcards of Lakeland, Fla. published before 1950 and drawn from local libraries and personal collections.
Luis A. Jimenez, professor of Spanish, was interviewed by “Vision Latina,” a Spanish-language section of The Ledger, about Hispanic dating on the internet. Part of the interview appeared in the Feb. 9 issue of the newspaper.
Jo A. Jossim, associate professor of music, earned a National Band Association Citation of Excellence for outstanding contribution to bands and band music. She also performed with the Hollingsworth Winds and presented a new music reading session with the Florida Bandmasters Association at the Florida Music Educators Association Conference Jan. 4-7 in Tampa, Fla.
Christopher H. Ramey, assistant professor of psychology, presented his paper “Extinction of a Body of Thought: The neuroscience and phenomenology of where the mind and body end” at the Broken Minds/Broken Bodies: What Cognitive Science Can Learn from Neuro- Psycho- Pathologies Conference in Orlando, Fla. in Feb. His essay “A Pygmalion Problem for the Science of Psychology,” a review of the book “Symbol Use and Symbolic Representation: Developmental and Comparative Perspectives,” was published in “PsycCRITIQUES – APA Contemporary Psychology Review of Books” in Feb.
John Stancil, associate professor of accounting, will serve as track chair for accounting at the annual meeting of the Southeast Institute for Operations Research and Management Sciences (SE INFORMS) in Myrtle Beach, S.C. in Oct. SE INFORMS is a forum for research on operations and management science. Stancil will organize the review of papers on accounting.
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