FSC faculty pursue academic projects
LAKELAND, Fla. (July 12, 2004) - Florida Southern College faculty pursue extracurricular academic activities year-round, giving presentations, publishing books and articles, and attending conferences. Following is a summary of their recent endeavors.
Dr. James M. Denham, history professor, will participate in a seminar Aug. 9-11 at Columbia University in New York on "Slavery: Scholarship and Public History." Denham is one of 31 historians chosen to present at the conference, which is funded by the Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History. "The seminar will focus on American slavery scholarship, and the difficulty of public presentation of this most important aspect of American history as it confronts the American memory and sense of heritage," said Denham.
Mary Flekke, instructional services librarian, published an article on reading entitled, "Reading Becomes Me," in the Church and Synagogue Libraries May/June 2004 issue. Flekke also has been listed, in the 2004-2005 edition of "Who's Who of American Women," her second appearance in the publication.
Dr. Carmen Gauthier, chemistry professor, participated in the XXVI Latin American Congress of Chemistry held May 30-June 3 in Salvador-Bahia, Brazil. She presented a paper on "Synthesis and Characterization of Coordination Polymers with Copper, 1,3- Adamantanedicarboxylic acid and Amine Derivatives." In addition, she gave a speech on "Adapting Traditional Laboratory Experiments to Inquiry-Based Experiments in the General Chemistry Courses."
Dr. John L. Stancil, accounting professor, received an award for the second time this year as one of 20 Experts of the Month from AllExperts.com, a free website service in which people may ask questions of experts in thousands of categories. Stancil was named for his work as a volunteer expert in the area of taxation.
Bernice Sutton, accounting professor, attended the Institute of Management Accounts Education Program, Leadership Training and Council Meeting, held April 23 in Lakeland, Fla. She presented a speech on "Fraud, Sarbanes-Oxley Implementation Ramifications, and Forensic Accounting."
About Florida Southern College
Founded in 1885, Florida Southern College is a private, comprehensive United Methodist college with a liberal arts core. The college maintains its commitment to academic excellence through 38 undergraduate majors and distinctive graduate programs in business administration, education, and nursing. Florida Southern has a 14:1 student/faculty ratio, provides strong student/faculty mentorship programs, boasts 24 NCAA Division II national championships, and is ranked by U. S. News and World Report as one of the top ten Southern Comprehensive Colleges-Bachelors. Located on scenic Lake Hollingsworth, Florida Southern is the home of the world's largest single-site collection of Frank Lloyd Wright architecture.