Faculty/Staff Accomplishments and News Briefs 9/6/23

In this issue, we celebrate the accomplishments of faculty and staff in art, chemistry, English, music, and psychology. We also share News Briefs with updates about DEI professional development opportunities and Meredith Tennis hosting an event for Special Olympics.

Assistant Professor of Chemistry Andrea Carter attended the National Conference to Advance POGIL Practice (NCAPP) in Utah this summer. Attendance at the conference was by application only and restricted to educators experienced in implementing the POGIL (Process-Oriented Guided Inquiry Learning) method, which Dr. Carter uses in her physical chemistry courses. The conference included a variety of participant-centered sessions, such as roundtable discussions, professional development workshops, and feedback sessions for new POGIL activities.

Visiting Assistant Professor / Gallery Director Todd Jones has a solo exhibition at Gallery 406 at Elon University until October 19. An opening reception and visiting artist talk will occur on September 11 at 5:30 p.m. in Gallery 406 at Elon University. Jones’s work is process-driven, creating layered blocks of salvaged mistint and discarded house paint that is molded and carved into new forms. A visual record of history is made by exposing the repetitive layers and the lost hopes and dreams each colored layer represents. This body of work reflects consumerism, memory, and identity. Learn more

Assistant Professor of English Zach Linge’s most recent scholarly article, “Network Temporality in Percival Everett’s Poetry,” was published in August in the open-access, peer-reviewed journal humanities. Linge’s poems “Making Amends” and “Relapse Dream” were published in Cornell University’s literary journal EPOCH, vol. 70, no. 2.

Assistant Professor of Psychology Jenna McChesney and her colleagues recently published “Is It #okaytosay I Have Anxiety and Depression? Evaluations of Job Applicants Who Disclose Mental Health Problems on LinkedIn” in the Journal of Business and Psychology.  Read summary of the study 

Director of Instrumental Activities Jim Waddelow published new sheet music reviews of orchestra pieces by composers Reena Esmail, Jessica Meyer, Liam Ramsey-White, James Kazik, Susan Day, Ethen Epple, and Juvento Rosas in the August 2023 American String Teacher Association Journal. 

News Briefs

Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Professional Development Opportunities
A variety of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion (DEI) professional development programs are available this academic year. Opportunities include the Diversity Equity and Inclusion Foundations Certificate; Advancing Accessibility Certificate; and DEI Employee Collective fall meetings.

View the full schedule of programs, with descriptions and registration links, to learn more.

Meredith Tennis Hosting Special Olympics Unified Doubles and Clinic 

Meredith Avenging Angels Tennis is hosting Unified Doubles and a tennis clinic with Special Olympics of Orange County on Saturday, September 16  from 11 a.m.-12:30 p.m. at Meredith’s tennis courts. 

Head Tennis Coach Eric Douglass and the team invite Meredith employees to come out and cheer on the athletes. Snacks will be available for spectators. You will also be able to check out the new Meredith Tennis windscreens, which were recently installed.

Melyssa Allen

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