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APSU employees share recent professional developments, activities

            CLARKSVILLE, Tenn. – Faculty and staff members at Austin Peay State University recently announced achievements as part of their professional and scholarly activities.

 

            CLARKSVILLE, Tenn. – Faculty and staff members at Austin Peay State University recently announced achievements as part of their professional and scholarly activities.

 

Three APSU librarians recently presented at the Georgia International Conference on Information Literacy in Savannah, Georgia, on the University’s efforts to combat plagiarism. Christina Chester-Fangman, associate professor and research and instruction coordinator; Gina Garber, associate professor and digital services coordinator; and Elaine Berg, associate professor and access services coordinator, presented “Accentuate the Positive, Avoid the Punitive! - Re-Thinking Plagiarism in Information Literacy Instruction,” on Saturday, Oct. 11, 2014. In the interactive panel, the librarians explained how they completely updated Woodward Library’s web-based anti-plagiarism tutorial by gleaning feedback from students, staff, classroom instructors, student support services and administrators, producing an informative and engaging video with features that work with students’ different learning styles and that is customized for the APSU campus community. The new tutorial is available for APSU 1000 students in D2L and for other students via the library’s homepage.

 

Christopher Burawa, director of the APSU Center of Excellence for the Creative Arts, will give a presentation, titled “Nature and Myth in Icelandic Poetry,” at the 2014 Humanities Symposium, The Shape of Humanities in Higher Education, Worlds and Words: Confluence of the Humanities and the Environment, on Oct. 30-Nov. 1, at the University of West Georgia. Burawa will also give a poetry reading on Oct. 30, with fellow poet Adam Vines, at the symposium.