FSC faculty pursue
LAKELAND, Fla. (Feb. 4,
2004) - Florida Southern College faculty continued their extracurricular
academic pursuits by giving presentations, conducting workshops,
publishing articles, and attending conferences. Following is a summary
of their recent endeavors.
Dr. Lynn Clements, accounting professor, spoke at the Florida
Southern Continuing Professional Education Series Nov. 18, discussing
fraud investigation. The course guides the CPA through the steps
to investigating suspected fraud and assisting the victim throughout
Dr. Mavra Kear, nursing professor, was appointed president of
the District 12 (Polk County) Florida Nurses Association for 2004-2005.
In addition, she was elected vice-commodore of the Winter Haven
Nautical Club for 2004.
Dr. Eugene Lebrenz, economics professor, served as chair of
the "Topics in Wage Determination" session of the Southern Economics
Association Conference in San Antonio Nov. 24. Presenters discussed
impacts of additional education on wage rates, the wage gap by gender,
and differences in wage rates for Florida Internet Technology workers
Dr. Bernard Quetchenbach, English professor, has published an
essay and several poems. "Peregrines," a personal essay considering
the nomadic life of academia, appears in Art and the Natural Environment
Section of Organization & Environment (Dec. 2003). He has written
a poetry chapbook, "The Hermit's Act" (Finishing Line Press, 2004),
and his poems "The Hermit's Work" and "The Hermit's Fall" appear
in the Fall/Winter 2003 issue of Rosebud. In addition, his poem
"Indian Lake" appeared in the December issue of The Worcester Review.
Dr. Rebecca Saulsbury, English professor, has written two essay
appearing in "Writers of the American Renaissance: An A-to-Z Guide"
(Greenwood Press, 2003). "Alice Cary (1820-1871)" and "Maria McIntosh
(1803-1878)" are two of the many women who wrote during the antebellum
era in American literature. "My essays are largely bio-bibliographical
in nature," Saulsbury explains, "providing a starting point for
advanced undergraduates and graduate students as well as general
About Florida Southern College
Florida Southern is a four-year, private, co-educational liberal
arts college affiliated with the United Methodist Church. The college
offers more than 40 undergraduate majors and a master of business
administration degree accredited by the Commission on Colleges of
the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools. Located in Lakeland,
Fla., the college is home to the largest, single-site collection
of Frank Lloyd Wright architecture in the world.