FSC faculty pursue academic projects
LAKELAND, Fla. (April 23, 2004) - Florida Southern College faculty continued their extracurricular academic pursuits by giving presentations and performances, publishing in journals, attending conferences and providing expertise for articles. Following is a summary of their recent endeavors.
Lawrence Burke, music professor, performed with the Sunshine Brass Band at the North American Brass Band Association National Competition April 16-17 in Charleston, W.V. He and the other musicians in the British style brass band came in second in the Honors Division.
Dr. Lynn Clements, accounting professor, passed the Certified Fraud Examiner exam in March. In April, she presented a paper, "Blowing the Whistle," at the Southeast American Accounting Association conference in Lexington, Ky. Her paper explores the nature of whistleblowing and the diverse responses to whistleblowing in different countries and in different industries.
Dr. John T. Crow, English professor, attended the conference of College Composition and Communication in March in San Antonio, Texas, presenting a paper on "The New Public Grammar and Language Awareness." He has been invited to instruct a pre-conference grammar workshop in Seattle in July for the Affiliate for Teachers of English Grammar, an affiliate of the National Council of Teachers of English.
Dr. Catherine Eskin, English professor, presented a paper in March at the Fourteenth Biennial New College Conference on Medieval-Renaissance Studies. In her presentation, "Susanna in Perspective: Renaissance Constructions of the Apocryphal Suzanna as Silent Rhetorical Subject," Eskin argues that the victimized female may use the visual as a way of empowering her rhetorical presence.
Dr. Barbara Giles, political science professor, served as chair on the American Politics panel at the Florida Political Science Association conference March 12-13 in Gainesville, Fla. The panel
addressed The Digital Divide, A Model for Forecasting the 2004 Presidential Election, The Apportionment Act of 1842, and Race, Value Judgments and Attitudes about Social Welfare.
Dr. Eugene Lebrenz, economics and business administration professor, gave several interviews for a multiple-page story that appeared March 28 in The Ledger on the economics of rising wages. His expertise on labor economics, wage rates and compensation growth rates stems from his research and expert witness testimony related to the economic value of workers, in which he calculated lifetime incomes of injured and deceased workers who are unable to remain in the workforce, discounting losses back to present valuation.
Dr. Mick Lynch, athletic training professor, has written two articles, "Hand and Wrist Injuries: Part I. Nonemergent Evaluation," and "Hand and Wrist Injuries: Part II. Emergent Evaluation," appearing in the April 15 issue of American Family Physician.
Dr. Mary Pharr, English professor, presented "'There Must Be Ghosts All Over the World': Angry Wraiths in Millennial Film" at the 25th International Conference on the Fantastic in the Arts held March 27 in Ft. Lauderdale, Fla. Her paper concerns the plethora of recent ghost films such as "The Sixth Sense," "The Others" and "The Ring," featuring angry or despairing apparitions. Pharr chaired the session on Cinematic Visualization at the conference.
Dr. Rebecca Saulsbury, English professor, presented "Henry Louis Gates, The Bondwoman's Narrative, and the Politics of Recovery" at the 40th Anniversary American Studies Symposium held March 25-27 at Purdue University, West Lafayette, Ind.
David Snodgrass, communication professor, presented a paper on "The Intellectual as Amateur Broadcaster: An Analysis of BBC Talks (1946-57)" at the American Popular Culture/Popular Culture Association in San Antonio April 9. The presentation was the outgrowth of a listening project at the British Broadcasting Corporation Sound Archives in London, where numerous broadcasts are preserved on transcription and tape.
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.