- Distinguished Professor of Politics Neal Bushoven traveled to India over the summer to conduct the India: Encounters with Other Cultures short overseas course with students, alumni and friends.
- Associate Professor of Psychology Pam Case and Assistant Professor of Philosophy Deborah Hawkins attended the 2010 Jessie Ball duPont Seminars at the National Humanities Center June 6-25. Dr. Case attended the seminar The Self: Knowledge, Memory and Imagination while Dr. Hawkins attended Worried Sick, Worried Well.
- Instructor of English Betsy Dendy chaired a session at the Popular and American Culture Associations In The South 2010 Conference in Savannah, Ga. in early October. Dendy led Television: The Confusion of Reality and Fiction including her paper “‘One Part Fact, One Part Fiction’: Creating Reality through Metatext in Castle and Heat Wave.”
- Visiting Professor of Religious Studies Mac Doubles’ book The Seduction of the Church: How the Concern to Create Gender-Neutral Language in Bible and Song is Being Misused to Betray Members’ Faith has been published by WIPF and STOCK Publishers. Any alumni or friends interested in contacting him regarding a book reading, lecture or book signing, may do so via email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
- Associate Professor of American History David Herr has been named chair of the membership committee of the Southern Historical Association.
- Associate Deans Edna Ann Loftus and William McConnell attended the North Carolina Independent Colleges and Universities meeting at Salem College in early October.
- Associate Professor of Music William McConnell was appointed by the North Carolina Department of Public Instruction as a reviewer for Dropout Prevention grants submitted by public schools and non-profit community organizations across North Carolina. In addition, his article, “Examining Ourselves: Are We Living Up to our Own Standards?” was published in the September 2010 edition on Choral Journal, the national publication of the American Choral Directors Association. He was also appointed for a second year to the choral adjudication panel for The American Prize, a non-profit prize recognizing amateur and professional music-making in the United States.
- Assistant Professor of Religious Studies Dan Ott attended the Highlands Institute for American Religious and Philosophical Thought in Manitou Springs, Colo. He also completed a review for the Journal of Ecumenical Studies on Follow Me: A History of Christian Intentionality by Ivan J. Kauffman. The review will appear in the coming months.
- Visiting Faculty in Equine Studies Carla Wennberg was one of 10 American Quarter Horse Association professionals named as a clinician for the 2010 American Quarter Horse Youth World Cup.
- Instructor in English and Writing Ted Wojtasik’s work, “Blessed Ham,” has been accepted for publication by Cold Mountain Review, the literary publication for Appalachian State University.