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

Stuart Bonnington, professor of psychology, was interviewed recently for the lead article in the publication, Counseling Today. The article is titled Making the mind-body connection.

He also presented at the annual convention of the American Counseling Association on March 23 in Charlotte, N.C. His talk was titled, The Quest for Balance: Qigong and the Healthy Counselor.
Faculty and staff at Austin Peay State University recently brought recognition to the University through their professional, scholarly and personal development activities.

Stuart Bonnington, professor of psychology, was interviewed recently for the lead article in the publication, Counseling Today. The article is titled “Making the mind-body connection.”

He also presented at the annual convention of the American Counseling Association on March 23 in Charlotte, N.C. His talk was titled, “The Quest for Balance: Qigong and the Healthy Counselor.”

Lori Goldman, office manager in the APSU School of Business, won in her weight class at Extreme Fight Night on March 28 in Murfreesboro. The Web link is http://www.extremefightnight.tv. There were 13 fights, and she was the only female fight on the card (super heavyweight division, which is 155.1 pounds and greater, the highest weight class for females). Goldman, who is a member of Clarksville Mixed Martial Arts Academy, fought Tanya Maier from Pure Sports in Atlanta, Ga. The fight was a TKO at 51 seconds of the first round.

Dr. Thomas King, professor of voice, gave two master classes on singer
topics. On March 10, he worked with operatic singers at the University of North Texas in Denton. Two days later, he discussed performance anxiety and remedies at a master class at University of Tennessee-Knoxville.

Dr. Mickey Wadia, professor of English, delivered a eulogy for professor Albert W. Fields, past editor of Explorations, the journal of the South Central Renaissance Conference, at its annual meeting March 7 in Hot Springs, Ark. Paper was titled “Our Most Loyal Friend: Albert W. Fields.” The address will be published in the Summer 2009 edition of Explorations.

Wadia also delivered the presidential address at the Tennessee Philological Association banquet held Feb. 27 in Memphis. The topic was titled “How to Tape a God to a Glove Compartment: Identity and Cultural Displacement in Jhumpa Lahiri's ‘Interpreter of Maladies.'” His paper will be published in the 2010 Bulletin of the Tennessee Philological Association.

In addition, he was invited to judge a Shakespeare speech contest at Clarksville Academy on Feb. 24, served as quizmaster and moderator for the super quiz at the Academic Decathlon held Feb. 21 at APSU and took a group of APSU students to Australia for a study abroad travel writing class over winter break, Dec. 26-Jan. 9. Students spent one week in tropical Cairns and the Daintree Rainforest and the following week in Sydney.