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Judith Broome, assistant professor of English, chaired a panel, titled Monsters of Inhumanity: Mothers, Cruel and Unusual, at the 2006 meeting of the South Central Society for Eighteenth Century Studies on Feb. 24-26 in Cocoa Beach, Fla.

As part of the panel, Broome presented a paper, titled She laid her left hand upon its face and chin, and with the other cut her throat at one stoke: Mothers, Melancholy and Murder.
Judith Broome, assistant professor of English, chaired a panel, titled “Monsters of Inhumanity: Mothers, Cruel and Unusual,” at the 2006 meeting of the South Central Society for Eighteenth Century Studies on Feb. 24-26 in Cocoa Beach, Fla.

As part of the panel, Broome presented a paper, titled “She laid her left hand upon its face and chin, and with the other cut her throat at one stoke: Mothers, Melancholy and Murder.”

Dr. Mickey Wadia, professor of English, presented a paper at the Exploring the Renaissance: An International Conference on March 10 in Houston.

His paper was titled “Paralyzing Drudgery or Incandescent Performances?: Michael Radford's ‘The Merchant of Venice.'”

Also, Wadia was elected executive committee member at large for the Tennessee Philological Association (TPA) during the organization's annual meeting Feb. 23-25 at Freed-Hardeman University in Henderson. In addition to being TPA's Web site coordinator, he will be the vice president for 2007-08 and, a year later, president. For more information about TPA, visit www.apsu.edu/tpa.

Wadia next will serve as quizmaster for the Tennessee Academic Decathlon's Super Quiz on the Renaissance on Saturday in Clement Auditorium on campus.

Dr. Larry Hoehn, chair of the department of mathematics, and his son, Johann Hoehn ('04) published an article, titled “Where are the missing ‘8-terms?'” in the January 2006 edition of the College Mathematics Journal.

Their work is about numbers that seem to have missing eights. For example, 1 divided by 9801 gives .0001020304…9799 and then repeats with 98 missing. One divided by 998001 omits the 998 term.

Dennie B. Burke, executive director of the Office of Public Relations and Marketing, was among four senior administrators from Middle Tennessee universities invited to serve as a panelist during the March meeting of the International Association of Business Communicators (IABC), Nashville.

The discussion topic was “Today's Challenges for University Relations.” Other panelists were from Vanderbilt, Lipscomb and Middle Tennessee State University.

Brenda Cusic, secretary in the Office of Disability Services, and three other members of TN-AHEAD, conducted a presentation at the Annual Special Education Conference on March 10 in Nashville. The topic was “Secondary and Higher Education Working Together for Transition Success.”

The seminar discussed current issues with transition processes as students with disabilities move from K-12 to postsecondary institutions of higher learning.