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Faculty, staff accomplish academic, professional, personal pursuits

Faculty and staff at Austin Peay State University recently brought recognition to the University through their professional, scholarly and personal development activities.

Christopher Burawa, director of the Center of Excellence for the Creative Arts, had his translation from the Icelandic of Steinar Bragis short story, The Sky Over Thingvellir, to appear in Best European Fiction 2010, edited by Aleksandar Hemon and published by Dalkey Archive Press.
Faculty and staff at Austin Peay State University recently brought recognition to the University through their professional, scholarly and personal development activities.

Christopher Burawa, director of the Center of Excellence for the Creative Arts, had his translation from the Icelandic of Steinar Bragi's short story, “The Sky Over Thingvellir,” to appear in Best European Fiction 2010, edited by Aleksandar Hemon and published by Dalkey Archive Press.

Dr. Thomas King, professor of music, judged the singing competition for all of Texas and Oklahoma Association of Teachers of Singing on Nov. 7 at Texas Tech University in Lubbock, Texas. More than 500 singers were involved.

In addition, King performed in a “Three Tenor” concert Oct. 24 in Hopkinsville, Ky. He sang light classics as solos and joined in trio signing “Nessun Dorma,” “O sole Mio” and other pieces now well-known for being performed by the internationally famous Pavarotti, Domingo and Carreras.

Dr. Norbert Puszkar, associate professor of German, delivered a paper at the Annual Conference of the Canadian Society for Eighteenth-Century Studies on Nov. 6 in Ottawa, Canada. The conference topic was “1759: Making and Unmaking Empires,” and his paper was titled “Ulrich Bräker, The Poor Man in Toggenburg. Economical Continuities of War and Peace.”

Four former and current APSU faculty and staff members worked on a brochure commissioned by the National Parks Service as part of a grant sponsored through the Underground Network to Freedom Program. Dr. Thomas Winn, professor emeritus, and Dr. Richard Gildrie, professor emeritus, wrote the brochure, which consists of historical literature about the significance of historical battlefield locations such as Fort Bruce, Fort Donelson and many other locations in the region. Kenneth Kirk, GIS/GPS specialist in the APSU GIS Center, composed the maps, with photos credited by Gina Garber, digital services librarian.

Several APSU faculty and staff members ran in the inaugural Clarksville Half-Marathon on Nov. 7: Douglas Catellier, GIS analayst; Dr. Patty Mulkeen, director of the Office of Institutional Research and Effectiveness; Melony Shemberger, communication specialist in Public Relations and Marketing; and Cecil Wilson, assistant director of Housing Services. The half-marathon event also featured a 5K race, and the following faculty and staff ran in that event: Beth Chancellor, internal auditor; Dr. Sarah Schiller, professor of biology; and Jackie Struckmeyer, director of internal audit.

In addition, the following faculty and staff ran in the APSU Homecoming 2009 Scholarship 5K run Oct. 31: Charles Booth, staff writer in Public Relations and Marketing; Douglas Catellier, GIS analyst; and Mark W. Jarrell, Web services specialist.