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Dr. Houston Davis, assistant vice president for academic affairs, and Brian Noland of the Tennessee Higher Education Commission, presented Raising adult learning levels in the South: Understanding the challenge as a keynote presentation to the Southern Regional Education Board's kickoff of its Adult Learning Campaign. The research project and presentation served as the foundation for discussions at the March 10-12 meeting in Tampa and will continue as a economic and demographic resource for the SREB's Adult Learning Policy group.
Dr. Houston Davis, assistant vice president for academic affairs, and Brian Noland of the Tennessee Higher Education Commission, presented “Raising adult learning levels in the South: Understanding the challenge” as a keynote presentation to the Southern Regional Education Board's kickoff of its Adult Learning Campaign. The research project and presentation served as the foundation for discussions at the March 10-12 meeting in Tampa and will continue as a economic and demographic resource for the SREB's Adult Learning Policy group.

Dr. Samuel Fung, professor and chair of psychology, presided over the poster session, “Social Relationships,” and presented a research poster with Dana Johnson, licensed school psychologist in Henderson, Tenn., on “Attitudes Toward Persons with Disabilities: A Cross-Cultural Comparison with Taiwan” March 10-12 at the Southeastern Psychological Association Annual Conference in Atlanta.

Dr. Sharon Mabry, mezzo-soprano and professor of music, was a guest recitalist and master class teacher March 8-9, at Union University in Jackson. She sang a recital of works by Mary Howe, Lili Bolanger, Kenton Coe, William Bolcom, George Rochberg, Samuel Barber and Henri Duparc. She also worked with Union University voice majors during a two-hour master class that concentrated on diction, interpretation of musical styles and stage presence.

Ken Shipley, assistant professor of art, attended the National Council for the Education of the Ceramic Arts conference March 18-20 in Indianapolis, Ind. He is scheduled to present “Evolution of a Potter” at noon, April 1, at the Customs House Museum and Cultural Center as part of the Art Faculty Lecture Series.

Dr. Robert A. Sirk, associate professor of geography, presented “Asking Paradise To Do Too Much: Development and Environmental Strain of South Florida's Lake Worth Lagoon” at the 100th Annual Meeting of the Association of American Geographers, March 14-19, in Philadelphia.