Kaye Adkins participated in the Rocky Mountain Writers Retreat in Grand Lake, Colorado on July 25-28. The retreat brings together scholars of professional writing to develop and share their research. Adkins worked on her current project, a study of the publications of the World War II Office of Civilian Defense.
Dawn Terrick, Director of Developmental Writing and English Instructor, attended the 16th Annual National Summer Institute on Learning Communities at The Washington Center, a public service center of The Evergreen State College July 14-18. The institute helps teams develop a proposal or create a two-year action plan for learning communities on their campus. Terrick attended the institute with Chris Bond, Learning Communities Director, and other Western faculty and staff. At the conclusion of the institute, the Missouri Western Learning Communities Team created a proposal, timeline and pilot project for a new living-learning, theme-based Learning Community model.
Marianne Kunkel's poem "Naming Nephi's Wife" from her new manuscript-in-progress was accepted for publication in the Notre Dame Review. Also, her essay about the tradition of libations appeared on Prairie Schooner's website as part of FUSION, a poetry/art collaboration with Ghana.
Jeanie Crain completed the Systems Portfolio review for AQIP (Academic Quality Improvement Program) at Missouri Western.
Ana Bausset-Page attended the Presentation in Honor of Simon Bolivar at Westminster College in Salt Lake City, Utah on July 26th. A PhD student mentored by Bausset-Page read a paper on ¨La carta de Jamaica.¨
Susie Hennessy was elected vice president of the Greater Kansas City Chapter of the American Association of Teachers of French.
Elizabeth Latosi-Sawin was appointed to the Board of the St. Joseph Public Library.