FSC faculty pursue
LAKELAND, Fla. (Sept. 22, 2003) - Florida
Southern College faculty continued their extracurricular academic
pursuits during the summer months, giving presentations, publishing
articles, and attending conferences. Following is a summary of their
Dr. Joan Buccino, business and economics professor, spoke
on "Minority Purchasing Power" at the conference of diversity councils
of the Lakeland Chamber of Commerce. The event was held Sept. 10
at the Publix corporate headquarters.
Dr. John Crow, English professor, attended a conference of
the Affiliate of Teachers of English Grammar, an affiliate of the
National Council of Teachers of English, held at Penn State University
in July. He presented a paper entitled, "The BRIDGE Approach: An
Alternative Method for Teaching Subordination and Coordination."
Dr. Mary Pharr, English professor, presented a paper at Nimbus
2003, the national Harry Potter symposium held in Orlando in July.
Her topic, "Within the Pantheon? Harry Potter and the Epic Question,"
considers her argument that author J. K. Rowling's series is developing
into a postmodern epic. She developed the paper based on her experience
publishing a chapter on Harry's heroism in "The Ivory Tower and
Harry Potter" (ed. Lana A. Whited, University of Missouri Press,
David Snodgrass, communication professor, published an article
in the "Journal of Radio Studies" (vol. 10, no. 1) entitled "The
Debate Over a Style for Serious Radio Talks on the BBC: 1946-1957."
Research for the paper was the result of a listening project at
the BBC in London. Earlier in the year, Snodgrass delivered a paper
at the annual convention of the American Popular Culture Association
in New Orleans on the changes in topics in "Profiles" published
in The New Yorker magazine from 1987-2002.
Bernice Sutton, accounting professor, attended the monthly
meeting of the Florida Institute of Certified Public Accountants.
She presented "Accounting and Auditing Update: SAS 99 and the Sarbanes-Oxley
Act," given during the Continuing Professional Education portion
of the meeting.
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.