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APSU employees share recent professional developments, activities

7/30/2013

Faculty and staff members at Austin Peay State University recently announced a number of publications, conferences and credentials as part of their professional and scholarly activities.

Chris Burawa, director of the Center of Excellence for the Creative Arts, has had several professional developments. He translated from Icelandic a short story by Óskar Magnússon, “Dr. Amplatz,” which will be published in Best European Fiction 2014 by Dalkey Archive Press. He also translated from Icelandic a short story by Kristín Eiríksdóttir, “Doris Dies,” to be published in an upcoming issue of Hayden’s Ferry Review. On June 21, he was a visiting poet-translator craft talk, “The Relative Versus the Absolute in Translation,” at Drew University’s low-residency M.F.A. program in poetry and translation. While there, he also gave a poetry reading with Roger Sederat and participated in a translation panel discussion, “God is in the Details,” with Ellen Doré Watson and Roger Sederat.

Dr. Linda Kay Davis, associate professor in the APSU Department of Languages and Literature, presented with Rebecca Grove of the University of Maryland as part of a one-hour panel presentation during the 2013 Conference on English Education (CEE) on July 11 at Colorado State University at Fort Collins, Colo. Their topic was “Lessons Learned: Exploring Intern's Performance and Rethinking Program Design Through Analysis of edTPAs and Lesson Plans.” Davis focused on "What Does the edTPA Reveal about E/LA Candidates' or Programs' Competencies?" while Grove focused on "What is (or is not) in a Plan? An Examination of the Lesson Plans of Preservice English Teachers for Teaching and for the edTPA." The CEE membership is composed of primarily higher education personnel who train English educators and graduate students seeking degrees in English education. CEE meets biannually and is an affiliate of the National Council of Teachers of English.

Ihab Habib, assistant professor and program manager of APSU’s construction degree program; Alaric Klinghard, coordinator of sports marketing and promotions; and Greg Singleton, associate vice president for student affairs and dean of students were named members of the Leadership Clarksville Class of 2014.

Gregory R. Singleton, associate vice president and dean of students, recently presented two programs as part of the Kappa Alpha Order National Convention in San Antonio, Texas. His presentation, titled "Adjust-Advocate-Advise," was presented during Leadership KA and was targeted for volunteer advisers of collegiate chapters across the country on effective ways to work with undergraduate members. Additionally, he presented workshops detailing the academic progress of the national fraternity. Singleton currently serves as the national scholarship officer for Kappa Alpha Order, a position he has held since 2007, and was recently reappointed to serve another two-year term. Under his leadership, KA has continued to break all previous academic records and currently has the highest GPA in the Order's 148-year history.