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Faculty, staff make notable achievements

Faculty and staff at Austin Peay State University recently brought recognition to the University through their professional, scholarly and personal development activities.
Faculty and staff at Austin Peay State University recently brought recognition to the University through their professional, scholarly and personal development activities.

Sally Allen, admissions manager, was chosen recently to present at two conferences — the Southern Association of Collegiate Registrars and Admissions Officers in February 2010 in Chattanooga and the American Association of Collegiate Registrars and Admissions Officers in April 2010 in New Orleans, La. The title of her session is “Student Ambassadors: How to get them, use them and keep them! A Community College and University Perspective.”

A collaborative project that led to one of APSU's first online courses is cited in Academic Library Research: Perspectives and Current Trends (ACRL Publications in Librarianship No. 59). The APSU project was one of the “three examples that represent research carried out by practicing librarians to evaluate their own information literacy programs,” according to the journal. Those involved in the project were Lori Buchanan, professor of library administration; DeAnne Luck, former associate professor of library administration at APSU; and Dr. Ted Jones, former professor of communication and theater at APSU.

Dr. Phyllis Camilleri, professor of geology, published a paper, titled “Growth, behavior, and textural sector zoning of biotite porphyroblasts during regional metamorphism and the implications for interpretation of inclusion trails: Insights from the Pequop Mountains and Wood Hills, Nevada, USA” in the June 2009 issue of the international journal Geosphere. The article discusses how large biotite crystals grow in deforming metamorphic rocks.

Dr. Culley Carson-Grefe, professor of languages and literature, published an article, titled “Hole Studies: French Feminist Fiction,” in the July 2009 issue of Crisolenguas, a multilingual electronic journal published by the University of Puerto Rico, Rio Piedras.

Four APSU employees who have been instructors in the APSU 1000 courses as part of the University's First-Year Experience Program since its inception were recognized for their service during Freshmen Convocation on Aug. 28. They were Dr. Allen Barger, adviser in the Career and Advisement Center; Gina Garber, assistant professor of library science; Margaret Pace; and Dr. Robert Robison, professor, chair and director of the medical technology program.

Alexis Gatson, admissions counselor, earned a Master of Science in public and community health Aug. 14 from Austin Peay State University.

Dr. Steven Hamilton, director of the APSU Center of Excellence for Field Biology, is the publicity chair for the Tennessee Entomological Society.

Dr. Thomas King, professor of music, recently completed his 30th year with the American Institute of Musical Studies in Graz, Austria, where, as artistic director, he leads more than 250 people each summer for six weeks. He was first a participant with the institute, then to staff and later on to becoming a faculty member before his current post. During the six-week period, the institute presents more than 35 concerts of opera, operetta and German art song.

Dr. Jeongsub Lim, assistant professor of communication, has had a manuscript, titled “Convergence of attention and prominence dimensions of salience among major online newspapers,” accepted for publication by the Journal of Computer-Mediated Communication.

Dr. Bill Rayburn, professor in the College of Business, is president of the Clarksville Community Concert Association Board of Directors. Dr. Ann Silverberg, professor of music, is vice president of the CCCA board.