Sam Howie (English) recently had a short story accepted by Midway Journal.
Kevin DeLapp (Religion & Philosophy) received a summer Research Grant for research on dispositional moral properties, which has turned into an article under current review in The Journal of Ethics. Another article on “Moral Perception and Moral Realism: An ‘Intuitive’ Account of Epistemic Justification,” will be published in the Review Journal of Political Philosophy this fall.
Mac Boggs (Art & Design) was honored for his work in an unveiling of a commissioned sculpture at Wofford College. (I encourage you to visit Wofford to see the work—it really is striking.) He has been commissioned to build two large kinetic sculptures for the new lobby of Polydeck Screen Corporation, a locally-based, international company.
Joe Pitts (Education) has been in active in professional development, including: South Carolina Supreme Court Institute in Columbia; We the People: The Citizen in Washington, DC and the Constitution Coordinator; Law for Teachers Columbia; Schools to Watch Training in Columbia; and the South Carolina Recordings for the Blind & Dyslexic Board Meeting in June. Dr. Pitts was named State Coordinator for a Membership Growth Program at Lions International Convention in Chicago. He participated in We The People Training South Carolina National Federation of the Blind Conference, Planned and Conducted Leadership Training for State Lion Leaders and drove for the South Carolina Spartanburg Chapter of NFB.
Jeff Barker (Philosophy) and Scott Robbins (Music) had their panel proposal accepted for presentation at the Center for Academic Integrity Conference in October, at Christopher Newport University. Jeff and Scott will be joining two Wofford faculty members to discuss the relationship between student honor codes and the obligations of faculty.
Laura Feitzinger Brown’s (English) review of Phyllis Rackin’s “Shakespeare and Women” (Oxford University Press) appeared in the most recent issue of Sixteenth Century Journal.
Tom McDaniel’s (Education) school law essay,”Bullies Beware–Here Comes The Safe School Climate Act!” is the lead article in the fall issue of Palmetto Administrator.
David Berry (Music) completed his Modular Concerto for Cello Solo, Chamber Ensemble and Percussion. The work is a winning commission from the South Carolina Music Teachers Association and will be premiered at their conference on November 2nd at Coker College. Featured performers are Kenneth Law, cello, with Conversant. Dr. Berry also completed a 20-minute piano suite titled Cordair Gallery to be premiered by Dr. Stephen Siek of Wittenberg University on the 2008 Arts Cruise aboard the Voyager of the Seas in the Caribbean in January. He will also deliver a lecture titled “Ayn Rand’s Music Hypothesis and Musical Integration.” These works will have their US premiere in a February faculty recital.
Leon Couch (Music) had the ProOrgano label released the solo recording “Hamburger Rhetorik: Baroque Interpretations by Leon W. Couch III” (CD7166). The CD is sold at the Converse bookstore as well as being marketed in trade journals/magazines and on the Internet.
Patti Foy (Music) conducted the Music Technology Institute for the seventh consecutive summer with a grant from the South Carolina Arts in Basic Curriculum Project. This is the only Institute of its kind in SC, and serves to educate SC music teachers in the uses of music technology.
Miles Hoffman (Music) perfor