FSC faculty pursue
LAKELAND, Fla. (Nov. 12, 2003) - Florida
Southern College faculty continued their extracurricular academic
pursuits by giving presentations, publishing articles, and attending
conferences. Following is a summary of their recent endeavors.
Dr. John Crow, English professor, presented a paper Oct.
17 at the annual meeting of the Florida College English Association.
His presentation, entitled "The GUESS Exercise: Coherence and Cohesion
Made Accessible," centered on a computerized exercise that shows
students the effects of proper and improper coherence and cohesion
in writing. Crow then discussed how to apply this approach to student
Dr. Susan Opt, communication professor, presented a paper
at the Florida Communication Association Oct. 16-18 in Kissimmee,
Fla. Her presentation, entitled, "Introducing Activism into the
Basic Public Relations Course," discussed incorporating class research
projects as a way to teach social activism in the public relations
Dr. Rebecca Saulsbury, English professor, presented a paper
at the Midwest Modern Language Association Annual Convention in
Chicago Nov. 7-9. She discussed "Henry Louis Gates, 'The Bondwoman's
Narrative,' and the Politics of Recovery."
Dr. Peter Schreffler, English professor, presented a paper
Oct. 16, at the annual meeting of the Florida College English Association.
Schreffler's paper, entitled "From the Reflective to the Ridiculous:
Using Russell Baker, Alice Munro, and Jean Shepherd to Inspire Autobiography
in Freshman Classes," discussed the student responses to these three
writers in his Examined Life course.
Dr. W. Alan Smith, religion professor, has written an article
that will be published in the February 2004 issue of Teaching Theology
and Religion. The article, "Dancers Exult at the Awakening," studies
the characteristics of dance as metaphors to describe the teaching
of theology and religion.
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.