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Dr. Miguel Ruiz-Aviles, associate professor of Spanish, presented a paper during the 54th Mountain Interstate Foreign Language Conference Oct. 14-16 at the University of Tennessee-Knoxville. The paper, La risa y el llanto en ‘El Quijote by Miguel de Cervantes, is an analysis of laughter and cry in this novel, which is based on the philosophical ideas on the German philosopher Alfred Stern and his book, The Philosophy of Laughter and Crying.
Dr. Miguel Ruiz-Aviles, associate professor of Spanish, presented a paper during the 54th Mountain Interstate Foreign Language Conference Oct. 14-16 at the University of Tennessee-Knoxville. The paper, “La risa y el llanto en ‘El Quijote' by Miguel de Cervantes, is an analysis of laughter and cry in this novel, which is based on the philosophical ideas on the German philosopher Alfred Stern and his book, “The Philosophy of Laughter and Crying.”

Mary Alice Burkhart, coordinator of noncredit and customized programs and prior learning assessment coordinator for the Center for Extended and Distance Education, attended the 30th Annual Council for Adult and Experiential Learning (CAEL) Conference in November in Chicago.

Martha Day, adjunct professor of agriculture, won third place and $500 for her article, “The Horse Protection Act” (The Horse, April 2004), in the Friends of Sound Horses Investigative Journalism Awards. The contest awards $5,000 in awards to the most outstanding stories exposing “the illegal and cruel practice of horse ‘soring.'”

Dr. Culley Carson-Grefe, associate professor of French and Spanish, and Dr. Jill Franks, associate professor of English, attended the annual conference of the International Academy of Linguistics, Behavioral and Social Sciences Nov. 18-21 in Cancún, Mexico. Franks presented “Frida Kahlo as Body and Icon: Do Love and Feminism Mix?” and moderated the “Hispanic and Italian Writers” session. The title of Dr. Carson-Grefe's paper was “What's in a Hole? Feminine Imagery in French Feminist Fiction.”

Development Officer Heather Legg and Dr. Tim Winters, associate professor of Greek and Latin, graduated Nov. 30 from the Clarksville Citizen Police Academy.

Julia McGee, director of extended education, recently attended the annual Tennessee Alliance for Continuing Higher Education Conference in Memphis. During the meeting, she was recognized for chairing the Awards Committee for the past three years, as well as the Ad Hoc Awards Committee responsible for evaluating awards criteria and establishing standard operating procedures.