DECADE THOMAS W. & ROBIN W. EDWARDS COLLEGE OF HUMANITIES AND FINE ARTS
Daniel J. Ennis
Letter from the interim dean I am pleased to present to our college community this issue of Tapestry. Weâ€™ve spent this year remembering and celebrating, reflecting on the last decade of growth and planning for the decades to come. It has been my privilege to work in the Deanâ€™s office this year, and one of the pleasures of my job has been witnessing (and occasionally coordinating) the various activities that occur not just in the Edwards building, but across campus, all in the service of promoting a better understanding of the humanities and fine arts. As the intellectual heart and artistic soul of Coastal Carolina University, the Edwards College is organized into nine departments: Communication, English, History, Music, Philosophy and Religious Studies, Politics and Geography, Theatre, Visual Arts, and World Languages and Cultures. Each of these departments is dedicated to the mastery of specific disciplinary skills, but each is also actuated by the belief that the humanities and fine arts consist of those things that make life worth living. Weâ€™ve assembled an exceptional group of faculty who are publishing scholars and active creative artists and musicians, people who are devoted to excellent teaching, and who care about the complete educational experience of their students. In the College, we stress the values of intellectual vitality, moral agency, aesthetic appreciation, and creative engagement inside and outside the classroom. We believe students can be the makers of the world they inhabit, and our ultimate goal is to prepare each of them to live a thoughtful and fulfilling life as a responsible and responsive human being and citizen. As a friend of the College, you can help further that mission. We hope this magazine inspires you to take further interest in our College and its plans; our students, faculty and staff create worlds of words and music, gesture and color, and, like a tapestry, it somehow results in something greater and more beautiful than its parts.
CONTENTS 04 Departmental Updates 06 Tenth Anniversary of the Edwards Building 08 The Decade Project 12 A 9/11 Retrospective 15 Service through Collaboration 16 The Road Less Traveled 19 Voices Within and Without 20 Interdisciplinary Minors 22 Outside the Pressures of the Classroom
24 Outstanding Students 25 Hello & Goodbye 26 Board of Visitors 27 COHFA Stats
Editor Carol Osborne Assistant Editor Hannah Grippo
Advisors Scott Mann Easton Selby Designer Chris Henderson
Project Manager Ursula Hockman Photographers Tracy Fish Sam Ross Brianna Blacklock
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Departmental Updates Communication
The Department of Communication, home to 479 students, is the largest department in the College of Humanities and Fine Arts. Three new Assistant Professors and a new Lecturer were hired in the fall of 2011 to help handle the growing number of majors. Led by Chair James Everett, the department has revised the curriculum, introducing four areas of concentration in the major: Communication Studies, Health Communication, Interactive Journalism, and Public Relations/Integrated Communication. Students will now take a common core of eight classes and then specialize in a single concentration.
The Department of History, which consists of 12 tenured or tenure-track faculty ranging in fields of expertise from prehistoric anthropology to the history of modern Korea, and from the history of ancient Rome to that of modern America, has 180 majors. The 40 members of Phi Alpha Theta, the honor society in History, have been exploring several historical sites this year, including Fort Sumter and Brookgreen Gardens, and they have submitted 16 paper proposals for the regional Phi Alpha Theta conference in Charlotte, NC. Since 2001, Coastal Carolina University students have presented approximately 60 papers at PAT national and regional conferences. Two centers housed in the History Department, the Center for Archaeology and Anthropology and the Waccamaw Center for Cultural and Historical Studies, collaborated with other departments to bring a series of eminent speakers to campus in Spring 2012: Francis Oâ€™Donnell, Dr. Francisco MarcosMarĂn, and Dr. James Horn. Eliza Glaze is the new chair of the History Department.
This year, the Department of Music, led by Don Sloan, has implemented three tracks to the BA in Music degree: Performance, for students who seek professional training as players or singers; Teacher Preparation Precertification, for students who intend to certify through our Master of Arts in Teaching degree to teach preK-12 public school music; and General Studies, for students who wish to earn a liberal arts degree in music. These tracks give students flexibility to tailor their music studies according to their career goals. The department continues to have many fine solo and ensemble performances. Some significant student achievements this year were the first fully staged performance of an opera, Hansel and Gretel, directed by Dr. David Bankston in December 2011, several students being selected for the AllState Collegiate Honor Band as well as a student performance at the South Carolina Percussive Arts Society, and two students advancing to the regional National Association of Teachers of Singing competition.
English The Department of English is the largest department in the College in terms of faculty, with 19 tenure-track professors, 15 lecturers, and 20 teaching associates offering a wide variety of courses in the core curriculum and in the major. This year, Chair Maria Bachman and the Department Coordinators have a full agenda: revising curriculum, welcoming visiting writers as a part of the ongoing The Words To Say It series, expanding the Master of Arts in Writing program, and hiring three new Assistant Professors.
Philosophy & Religious Studies
The Department of Philosophy and Religious Studies, chaired by Nils Rauhut, continues to be an academic home for talented students. For this academic year, 36% of current Philosophy majors were on the President’s or Dean’s list, and more than 25% of alumni Philosophy majors now attend graduate schools across the country. Together with the Jackson Family Center of Ethics and Values, the Department of Philosophy and Religious Studies continues to offer exciting public lectures and discussions, which influence and shape the discussion of ethics and values within the broader community.
The Department of Theatre offers BFA degrees in Musical Theatre and Theatre with emphases in acting, physical theatre, and theatre design and technology. The professional training program has ties with Atlantic Stage, and facilities include Wheelwright Auditorium, the Edwards Black Box Theatre, 79th Avenue Theatre, and the Theatre Arts Production Studios. This year, under the guidance of Ken Martin, the Department has run the following shows: Iphigenia and the Other Daughters, Boeing Boeing, Anything Goes, Bigfoot and Other Lost Souls, Servant of Two Masters, Lost in Yonkers, and The Laramie Project.
The Department of Visual Arts, chaired by Arne Flaten, is expected to have more than 300 majors by fall 2012. Students can major in Graphic Design or Art Studio, and minor in Art History, Art Education, Art Studio, Photography, Graphic Design, and New Media/Digital Culture. Students have exceptional opportunities to publish their work in our award-winning magazines, such as Archarios (literary/arts), Tempo (features), and Tapestry (alumni). Visual Arts students may also choose to enroll in the Pre Professional Studio, a hands-on course providing real world experience and professional training.
Politics & Geography
World Languages & Cultures
The Department of Politics and Geography, led by its chair of six years, Ken Rogers, offers one major and seven minors, with several other offerings soon to come. The department also sponsors three key studentcentered activities: the South Carolina Student Legislature (SCSL), Southern Regional Model United Nations (SRMUN), and Mock Trial. This year, the SCSL delegation enjoyed an 87% passage rate of its bills in both chambers; the Model UN team represented South Africa and Sudan; and the CCU Mock Trial team was awarded the Team Spirit of American Mock Trial Association award.
The Department of World Languages and Cultures, led by Matthieu Chan Tsin, offers a major in Spanish and minors in French, German, and Spanish. This year, the department helped sponsor three campus speakers: Dr. Francisco Marcos-Marin; Ambassador Lino Guttierez; and Mexican-American poet, Francisco Alarcón. The department also welcomed three new full-time lecturers in Spanish and conducted Maymester trips to Madrid, Spain and Cuenca, Ecuador.
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In commemoration of the tenth anniversary of the Edwards Building, a stained-glass window with the design (opposite) by Charleston Architectural Glass will be added to the pediment (above). The windowâ€™s background is a semi-opaque white, with colors teal and gold as accents and half-inch black support bars.
Tenth Anniversary of the Edwards Building While the history of Coastal Carolina University extends back to the mid-fifties, the four academic divisions did not become colleges until the year 2000. On September 21, 2001, the university celebrated both the naming of the Thomas W. and Robin W. Edwards College and the opening of its newly constructed home, at the time the largest building on campus. The dedication ceremony, held at six oâ€™clock that Friday evening, featured welcoming remarks from President Ron Ingle, Dean Lynn Franken, and various dignitaries and Board members; a ribbon cutting and butterfly release, during which students and the granddaughter of Thomas W. and Robin W. Edwards joined the platform party; a courtyard toast; and a reception that highlighted the work of each department. Musicians played, the Department of Visual Arts organized a faculty showcase, the Theatre program presented excerpts from a musical, and the
humanities departments hosted lectures, multimedia displays, and discussions. Before the opening of the Edwards Building, arts and humanities departments were scattered throughout the campus, occupying Kearns, Prince, Wall, Wheelwright Auditorium, and the upstairs of the library. The site of the present building was a muddy, coquina parking lot, but once construction began, excitement grew. Professors were given times to sign up for their offices, and they did so by writing their name on an architectural blueprint hanging in Kimbel Library. Faculty and staff tell of the turmoil of moving day, as facilities workmen assisted in bringing furniture and boxes from all across the university to fill the new structure just in time for classes to start. The new facility allowed almost all of the departments of COHFA to operate under one roof, and it allowed for an atmosphere
of creativity and collaboration that enhanced the experience of every student who walked through the doors of the Edwards Building. Since that first year, the enrollment of the university has nearly doubled, and the number of full-time faculty in the Edwards College of Humanities and Fine Arts has gone from 74 to 157. The staff increased from 6 to 25 during the same time period. With the exception of the Department of English and Journalism splitting into two departments, English and Communication, the individual academic units within the college retain the same names, but the courses they offer, the majors, and the minors have expanded significantly. With 12 majors, 26 minors, one graduate program, and a plethora of clubs, honor societies, and cultural events, the Thomas W. and Robin W. Edwards College offers CCU students a wealth of opportunities in the humanities and fine arts.
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Thomas W. & Robin W. Edwards College of Humanities and Fine Arts In celebration of the tenth anniversary of the Edwards building and the collective work of those who have passed through the halls of Edwards College, Interim Dean Ennis proposed the Decade Project, marking academic year 2011-2012 as a period of celebration and remembrance. The series of special events that made up the Decade Project, each planned and hosted by a different department, culminated in the rededication of the building on April 13, 2012, and an unveiling of a new addition to the structure, a stained-glass window in the buildingâ€™s pediment that represents the unique mission of the Thomas W. and Robin W. Edwards College of Humanities and Fine Arts.
department of english
department of politics & geography
Spillane Sunday: A Multimedia Retrospective
Constitution Day with Ralph Rossum
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CCU President David DeCenzo and Daniel J. Ennis at the reception for Anything Goes
department of history
Charles Joyner speaking at the Reading Room dedication
department of visual arts
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Rebecca Randall Bryan Art Gallery, â€œSocial Landscapesâ€?
Professor Zhuang Yao in the Rebecca Randall Bryan Art Gallery
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department of english
Ken Martin, Chair of the Theatre Department, at the reception for Anything Goes
Spillane Sunday: A Multimedia Retrospective
department of world languages & cultures
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Jackson Center webcast of Parker Palmer: Democracy from Inside Out!
Ambassador Lino Gutierrez speaking at the Edwards Rectial Hall 14
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Rob Shelton, Board member, at the reception for Anything Goes
department of philosophy & religious studies
A 90-minute journey through major world religions 15
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Anything Goes, actual event
department of history
Eldred “Wink” Prince at the dedication of the Charles Joyner Reading Room
department of communication
Freedom of Information: Access or Threat? Panel Discussion
Student artists at the opening reception for “Social Landscapes”
department of visual arts
A 9/11 RETROSPECTIVE by Daniel J. Ennis
As we celebrate the tenth anniversary of the naming of the Edwards College, I canâ€™t help but note a more sobering occasion. The first classes were held in the Edwards Building on Thursday, August 23, 2001. The building still smelled of paint, and since everyone was new to the facility, there was much wandering from door to door, with students checking printed schedules against the newly-mounted room numbers. Between classes, History Professor Wink Prince stationed himself at the busy intersection of two corridors, always gracious,
directing confused students to their destination. My own new office was a wonder – a window! – and the shiny furniture seemed a compensation for my lack of a functioning telephone; the line was dead, one of a hundred little things to be addressed as we occupied our new space. Within a week, something like a routine emerged, dead phones and other glitches were sorted out, students figured out the floor plan, and we went about our business. On September 11, 2001, nobody went about their business. For those of us who were work-
ing in the Edwards College on that Tuesday morning, the stories begin with “I was teaching class, and a student came in to report…” or “I was in a meeting, and when it broke up somebody asked if I’d heard…” or “I was driving into campus, and they broke in on the radio to announce…” There were many televisions in the Edwards building in 2001; they were ubiquitous, heavy 25-inch monitor/VCR combos with black plastic casings, strapped to steel carts, parked in almost every classroom. But it had occurred to nobody to
install cable television, so as the news filtered in, mostly by telephone, none of us saw the disaster unfold on live video. Many people stayed by their computers, refreshing the feed from CNN.com, but the web was overwhelmed that day. I recall Professor Don Millus, Shakespearian scholar and inveterate baseball-gamelistener, producing a battery-powered radio from a desk drawer. It was an artifact from another era–a transistor radio with a telescoping antenna and a single, fierce, two-inch speaker. Faculty gathered around Don’s office
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door, following the National Public Radio coverage. Classes carried on (I taught two sections of Freshman Composition that morning, back-to-back). Students furtively checked cell phones, but it was in the breaks between classes that we all got our updates. My composition students wrote about the attacks for their first paper. It was a simple exercise in exposition–where were you? What did you do? I kept those papers, and this year I took them out, re-read them, and contacted some of the students I taught that semester. They’re now scattered across the nation, from California to New England. Many were surprised to be reminded of something they’d written in 2001, in their first semester of college. One of the students, Brandy Wahle, wrote about not being able to watch the coverage of the attacks: “Something in my mind just did not register what was going on, let alone to think we as Americans were under attack, so I kept flipping through the channels. I finally found cartoons playing. That was all I wanted, something simple…” Prevailed upon by her roommate, she finally turned back to the news coverage. That evening she went to a Bible study where the students recited from Psalm 56: “Be merciful to me, O God, for men hotly pursue me; all day long they press their attack.” When I contacted Brandy a few weeks ago, she recalled being worried about the potential for war: “I was terrified that my best friend’s younger brother, who was turning 18 in a month, would be drafted even though he was a senior in high school.” Brandy now lives in Kentucky and is a research chemist. One of Brandy’s classmates, Brad Brooks, had just graduated from Socastee High School and had come to Coastal Carolina to study computer science. He wrote of viewing the news coverage “in a stupor” and how his dorm had become an unfamiliar scene: “As I walked down the hallway, all I could hear in each room was the sound of a television turned to the news coverage.” After graduating from Coastal Carolina University, Brad moved to Winston-Salem and now works in information technology. When I sent him a copy of his
paper to read, he admitted that after ten years “most of these memories have faded.” Brad is planning to be married this fall. The papers were written two weeks after the attacks. The war in Afghanistan had not yet begun, but the name Osama Bin Laden was already in the air. My students speculated about retaliation against al-Qaeda, the group that had suddenly become a byword for terror. In his paper, Brad mentioned reports that placed responsibility on “the Islamic leader Usama Bin Ladin.” Brad was not the only student to invoke the al-Qaeda leader’s name; few nineteen-year-olds knew much about the man whose death, ten years later in Pakistan, would be a cause for American relief and celebration. Even Brandy Wahle’s inclusion of Psalm 56 in her paper struck a note of vengeance: “On no account let them escape; in your anger, O God, bring down the nations.” Another freshman wrote of “striking the Taliban.” A fourth wasn’t sure who to strike, but was convinced that “desperate action should be taken to exterminate terrorism from all parts of the globe.” Kristen McGinnis, a Business major at the time, wrote that she hoped our nation could “deal with the people who did this awful crime.” After graduating from Coastal, Kristen went into the health care industry, working in the financial offices of an insurance company. After a few years she realized she wanted to treat patients, not just bill them. She’s now studying to be a nurse. Kristen’s husband is serving in Afghanistan with the United States Army, but she doesn’t see much connection between her life now and the paper she wrote for my class ten years ago. “I don’t agree that we should be over there,” she told me when I called her a few days ago. “What we’re doing over there is totally different from what we were doing ten years ago.” In 2001 Kristen had written, “I never thought that I would ever see a war come to the surface and bring fear into my daily life.” I asked if that sentence, written by her nineteen-year-old self, resonated in her current situation, but she resisted the linkage to her husband’s service overseas: “Him being there has….not nothing to do with 9/11, but
he’s not doing what the guys were doing 5-7 years ago. I don’t relate the two at all.” Soon after those papers were written, the Edwards Building was formally dedicated. The new Dean of the Edwards College, Lynn Franken, had the delicate task of speaking at a ceremony that was supposed to be a celebration, but despite the 600 people gathered on the lawn before the massive portico, the atmosphere was heavy with solemnity. Dean Franken asked, “Does this building matter? Enough to celebrate its advent in a time so sorrowful and so perplexed?” The students who walked through those doors in the late summer of 2001, who spent their late teens and early twenties in the Edwards Building, among those 603,521 bricks and the 3,120 gallons of paint, will always recall other buildings falling, lives lost and diverted. At the time, the papers they wrote despaired of ever feeling “normal” again. One student declared that “life as we American citizens know it is spiraling in a direction I never hoped to see.” Another asked, “Has life been forever changed?” But ten years later, as I called and emailed my former students, I found that their defining memories of 9/11 did not define their choices thereafter. They now hold jobs, have families, live on. Some went to graduate school, other started careers. A few bumped around in the middle years of that decade, trying to find purchase in the economy and a path to the future. But over and over, as I shared their papers with them, they spoke of how much they’d forgotten–the entire Congress assembled on the steps of the Capitol singing “God Bless America,” the rumors of other planes, other attacks, the feeling of unity in the days following the tragedy. I can’t know if one composition class made a difference in their lives, but I’m convinced their time taking humanities and arts classes in the Edwards College helped them make sense of the new world they entered in the fall of 2001. They studied English and history, philosophy and geography, music and languages, these and other disciplines that, as Dean Franken put it, “teach us to live with complication and without fear.”
Collaboration The Jackson Family Center for Ethics and Values
Engaging the campus community and the local community in generative conversations about ethics and values across the disciplines is the mission of the Jackson Family Center for Ethics and Values. The Jackson Center was founded on the conviction that society’s most important persons are those with the courage to live principled lives and to bring these principles to bear upon difficult matters. The Jackson Center’s four cornerstones support awareness of the importance and lifelong rewards of personal and professional integrity: the Jackson Scholar program, the Junior Scholar program, the Visiting Ethicist, and the Resource Center. In addition to the collection of books, periodicals and DVDs cataloged through Kimbel Library and available for check out in the Resource Center in Edwards 274, events sponsored by The Jackson Center allow participants to investigate and explore the moral dimensions of everyday life. The Center holds public Tea & Ethics forums during which faculty or guest speakers lead discussion and those in attendance share hot tea and cookies; topics this year have included “The Ethics of Disaster,” “The Ethics of Belief,” “The Moral Basis of Capitalism,” and a panel discussion on “The Ethics of Grading.” Java Jabber, open to Coastal students, faculty, staff and the community, provides another opportunity for informal, open discussion of ethical issues such as the ethics of banning books and food ethics. This year the Jackson Center is collaborating with the Department of Philosophy and Religious Studies and The Center for Peace and Conflict Studies to co-sponsor a new series directed by Dr. Ron Green, Living in Peace: Insights from World Religions. There have been three sessions each semester in this series held in the new Lackey Chapel. In collabora-
tion with the English Department’s Words to Say It Visiting Writers Series and the Nancy A. Smith Distinguished Visitors Series, The Jackson Center is co-hosting a presentation by prize winning poets Natasha Trethewey (Pulitzer Prize for Poetry 2007) and Jake Adam York (Elixer Prize for Poetry 2005) on Writing about Race, Identity, and Social Justice. Each Spring, a visiting ethicist from outside the University comes to campus to give a public lecture and hold private group discussions with students. Lectures by visiting ethicists explore the intersection of ethical considerations with a variety of disciplines and perspectives; for instance, in 2011 Dr. Peggy McIntosh discussed ethics in connection with race and education. This year’s visiting ethicist is Dr. Kevin Elliot, Associate Professor of Ethics and director of the Leadership Initiative at the University of South Carolina. Dr. Elliott, author of Is a Little Pollution Good for You? Incorporating Societal Values in Environmental Research (Oxford UP 2011), will address “The Ethical Challenge of Conflicts of Interest in Scientific Research” in his lecture and “Food Ethics” in his Java Jabber discussion. The Jackson Scholars are selected through a competitive application process which identifies outstanding students from any major on campus who are interested in developing knowledge about ethics and applying that knowledge in service-learning settings. Jackson Scholars enroll in a two year program in which they take an ethics course each semester, complete an ethics-focused internship or service project in the community, function as counselors in the Junior Scholar program, and facilitate Jackson Center events. Three Jackson Scholars completed their capstone service projects December 2011: Christine Brown developed a
program to engage students in University 101 classes in ethics-based discussions of plagiarism; Dea Kamberaj and Tiffani Cosson developed a Community Garden for Charity on campus and a Gardening Club to provide continued support for the garden after their graduation. The Jackson Junior Scholars program offered Spring 2012 gave 30 student leaders from Loris Middle School and Black Water Middle School the opportunity to attend a seven-week Afterschool Ethics Academy focused on strengthening the awareness of values and ethics in decision making. This year, the Jackson Center collaborated with the Department of Philosophy and Religious Studies to develop a new course: PHIL 390 Topics in Applied Ethics. The premier topic is “Beyond Colorblindness,” an exploration of the intersection of ethics, race and community, taught by Dr. Preston McKever-Floyd in collaboration with Mr. Issac Bailey, Sun News columnist. This academic year has been one of transition for the Jackson Center as the founding director, Claudia McCollough, passed the leadership of the Center to Sara Sanders. Assistant Director of The Jackson Center is Brian Tracy. The Jackson Center is guided by a vibrant Board of Directors drawn from the campus and local community; Laura Hoy is Chair of the Board. Students, faculty, staff, and the community can access the Center, located in the Edwards Building room 274, to find out more about the Jackson Scholar program, scheduled events for the semester, or to explore the Resource Center. For more information on any aspect of the Center, please visit the website at http://www.coastal.edu/jacksoncenter or call (843) 349-2440. For daily updates, quotes, and links, visit the Jackson Center’s Facebook page at http://www.facebook. com/jacksoncenter.
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The Road Less Traveled
Unique Careers in the Liberal Arts With the hardships of the economy, pressures on college students to study in a field where the job opportunities seem clear and concrete, such as business or medicine, have increased. Declaring a major in the Humanities is often met with the question, â€œWhat are you going to do with that degree?â€? These skeptics donâ€™t realize that the liberal arts are not designed to prepare students for a single job, but to prepare them for any career they choose. Courses in the humanities offer transferable skills for acquiring or creating all kinds of employment opportunities; classes also increase student awareness of issues affecting the world, thea same world that graduates will be shaping in the future. Professors in the Edwards College of Humanities and Fine Arts reveal to their students the different possible futures they can build. As a result, graduates pursue a wide range of careers, represented by the three following examples.
Sara Jacobsen, BA in Communication
Steve Hardley, BA in History
Andrew Zwik, BA in Political Science
Sara Jacobsen, BA in Communication, 2009: Admissions Coordinator at MIT Sloan School of Management and Human Trafficking Activist Sara Jacobsen works with applications for the MBA and Master of Finance Programs for MIT Sloan. She manages ipad application updates for the staff, travels to fairs to speak to prospective students about the program, and coordinates more than 100 recruiting events from on and off campus. She enjoys her job because of the community in which she works: “I get to interact and help with the application of people from a variety of cultures that are doing amazing things in the world.” Sara credits her time at CCU as a Communication major for helping her develop writing and speaking skills that are vital in her efforts to spark interest in prospective students. Her degree did more than improve her communication skills; it also strengthened her sense of the power of organization and ignited her interest in the issue of human trafficking. During her final semester at CCU, in a Special Topics class taught by Dr. Deborah Breede, Sara became passionate about this cause.
students conservation techniques for historic structure and sites, along with traditional building arts such as blacksmithing, decorative plaster, timber framing, and stained glass. One of his favorite memories was watching his students repair the ceiling plaster in the sleeping quarters at the Green Meldrum House, General W.T. Sherman’s headquarters during the occupation of Savannah in 1864. A degree in History helps Steve succeed. Research is a major aspect of preservation and his Coastal professors such as Dr. John Navin, Dr. Roy Talbert, and Dr. Charles Joyner taught him the techniques to compile findings into reports. “Without a basis in history, the preservationist is lost,” explains Steve. “If you don’t understand what is going on in the world at the same time buildings are constructed, the techniques of construction may seem confusing or incorrect. However, if you have the core knowledge of history, you are one step ahead.” This step comes in handy for Steve; he once found a bottle hidden in a building wall and through research was able to prove its value, high enough that it paid for the restoration of an entire room.
The following summer, she and her cousin, Taylor Poe, traveled to Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, for three weeks. They met and interviewed a variety of individuals from anti-trafficking organizations. They discovered that while slavery is illegal in every country of the world, it still exists in each one. “The crisis is so global and so complex,” explains Sara, “individuals like researchers or volunteers have a hard time getting involved.” As she and Taylor researched nonprofit organizations, they came up with the idea to create a platform as a way for all activists to join efforts: “Our hope was that it would go a long way in unifying what is today a disjointed global response.”
After graduation, Andrew Zwik worked full time at odd jobs in North Carolina as well as for the Obama campaign. One Sunday, he was surfing Craig’s List and “just for the heck of it” submitted a résumé to an ad from South Korea, seeking someone to teach English to elementary students. Within a week he was called by a private school in the suburbs of Seoul and sent a picture of a small group of children. The following month, he was their teacher.
On the website, Counter Trafficking In Persons Database, Sara and Taylor have posted a letter and video to all activists about the tool they are developing. They hope to receive funding through grants so the platform can be used for sharing articles, videos, news, and information from people of not just one or a few organizations, but from as many as possible across the globe. Taylor is responsible for the website’s design and grant writing while Sara plans to help with the communication involved in getting word out to all activists. Her full-time job keeps her busy, but she’s still devoted to helping obliterate slavery from all countries. Her studies and skills in Communication have helped her see the importance of spreading the word and organizing action through an open source platform and social media.
Andrew taught children ranging from 5-13 years old, but his main groups were sets of 7-year-olds. He trained the students in English grammar and spelling. He also covered the same subjects that their regular teachers did (Math, Science, Art, etc.), but in English. Because each class was relatively small (only about 8 students), Andrew was able to give every child a lot of attention. Many would sit in his lap, reading storybooks aloud, while others would write the words he spoke on a chalkboard. Andrew wasn’t just a classroom visitor. He took care of his students and played with them. He gave out snacks, taught them Beatles’ songs, talked with them about their evenings, read stories to them, explained the concept of American football (sometimes for a whole class period), and decorated the classroom with all their artwork.
For more info on the Counter Trafficking In Persons Database, visit: http://ctipdb.com/
“I owe my two years over in Korea to all my professors,” says Andrew “but mainly to Dr. Pamela Martin and Dr. Richard Collin for their great stories and lectures on other countries.” A class with Dr. Collin hooked him into the Political Science major, and further studies gave him a deep interest in far-away places. For one class, Dr. Martin created a UN simulation in which Andrew played the leader of the North Korean team. That role-playing exercise released a yearning to learn more about the Koreas and to eventually explore the country himself. In Spring 2010, Andrew visited Coastal to talk to seniors about career options in teaching overseas. He has now enrolled again at Coastal to get a Master of Arts in Teaching and has been interning at the Academy for Technology and Academics.
Steve Hardley, BA in History, 2002 Department Head of Historic Preservation and Restoration Program Steve Hartley works with history beyond the books. He’s climbed through the roof trusses of Lincoln Cathedral in England and brought home a piece of medieval oak, been the last person to walk through a Gullah Praise House hours before it was crushed in a lightning storm, and hewed logs recovered from the river into timbers for a replica gin pole at Old Fort Jackson. Steve is Department Head of the Historic Preservation and Restoration Department at Savannah Technical College. He performs workshops for the community and teaches
Andrew Zwik, BA in Political Science, 2007 Elementary Teacher in South Korea
Voices Within and Without Coastal Radio and Waccamaw
CCU Radio A medium for Coastal students, faculty and staff DJs to create their own shows. In 2008, the Department of Communication assembled an interest group of student workers including Aaron Perry (first Station Manager), Justin Stolarski (Programming Director), Seymour Lewis II (Music Director), and Daniel Schoonmaker (Director of Marketing and Web Operations) to begin a CCU student radio station, which officially launched in January 2009. In 2011, Michelle Carolla hired station Manager Matt Paris, Program Manager Lindsay Chaves, and Advertising Manager Amellia Diemer. Their goal is to make sure that the radio has a stable foundation on which each generation of student workers can build. CCU Radio broadcasts 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, via its website: http://wccuradio.com. The Radio’s current shows include Zone 54, hosted by Jill Nico and IrAKAphro, which plays a variety of music from today and gives advice to callers and updates on what is going on at CCU; The Real Situation, hosted by Jungle George and Lhonnie Loco, which is a talk/comedy show that allows callers to comment on any topic being discussed; and ChantsTalkRadio, hosted by Ryan and Rhett, the only sports show on WCCU Radio. ChantsTalkRadio covers professional and collegiate sports, including Coastal Carolina athletics, providing commentary on the outcomes of games and any other new sports news. PNN @ CCU, hosted by Bobby Music and Killer Kyle, is the Positive News Network at CCU, a talk show that focuses on green, energy saving and positive events happening on campus. Hey! Wats Up?! is hosted by D. Weezy, and offers advice and music to get students involved; and Not Your Average Homework Mix is a music show hosted by Leah.
CCU radio is always open to new shows and sessions as well as production involvement from anyone at the university. Amellia Diemer reports, “We have two of the photo professors who are really interested in producing their own shows. Everyone is making it happen; we enjoy the support from the community as well as our current staff and on-air DJ’s and, of course, our advisor!” In January the station had a Benefit Concert to raise money for a new production system and program. CCU radio is currently revamping its website, but up-to-date information and schedules for CCU radio can be found at: Facebook.com/wccuradio and Twitter.com/ccuradio.
a Journal of Contemporary Literature A bi-annual online journal featuring contemporary poetry, fiction, and creative nonfiction from voices outside of Coastal. Waccamaw was first launched April 23, 2008, by poetry professor Dan Albergotti with web design by Computer Science professor Jeannie French. Albergotti, the Poetry Editor and Editor-in-Chief, has been joined by professors Jason Ockert as Fiction Editor and Joe Oestreich as Nonfiction Editor. Occasionally other professors or student interns lend a reading or technical hand. The website aims to give a sense of reading “off the page,” so, unlike many online journals, Waccamaw uses a serif font against an off-white background, thus diminishing eye-strain. It also maintains editorial standards associated with respected print journals. For the first two issues, the team only published solicited submissions from writers they admired in order to establish that the journal was a place for high-quality work and artistic sensibility. Albergotti affirms, “That approach worked better than I could have dared hope.
Once we did open the doors for unsolicited submissions, we received excellent work from accomplished writers and the submissions have only gotten stronger with each subsequent issue.” While Waccamaw gives Coastal Carolina positive exposure (every day it gets 750-1000 hits and between 160-200 visits), it is also a great opportunity for writers across the country as internet publications typically reach more readers than even the best print journals. Work that has been published in Waccamaw has been selected for reprinting or special mention in Dzanc Books’ Best of the Web, Sundress Publications’ Best of the Net, and Verse Daily. Albergotti notes that you can find Waccamaw cited on the acknowledgments pages of a number of excellent collections of poetry published in the last few years, including two National Poetry Series winners and All of It Singing: New and Selected Poems by Linda Gregg. The last four issues have included features on such authors as Padgett Powell, David Shields, and Pulitzer Prize winner Natasha Trethewey, as well as videos of poets reading their poems by the banks of the Waccamaw river. The most recent issue includes an innovative “interview wheel,” presenting ten of America’s rising fiction writers interviewing each other in a circular sequence. Albergotti has hopes that the journal will grow along with the new Master of Arts in Writing, hopefully involving graduate students with its production in the form of courses or assistantships. Waccamaw will publish its ninth issue in Spring 2012. For more information as well as current and past issues: http://www.waccamawjournal.com/
Interdisciplinary Minors Over the past ten years, the College of Humanities and Fine Arts has stressed the importance of interdisciplinary studies as a vehicle for students to develop a better awareness of the world and to acquire essential life skills needed for working and living with others. As a result, new Humanities Minors have come into existence, giving students an opportunity to study in many fields.
The Asian Studies Minor Started in 2009 with a growing interest in Asia at Coastal, this minor was a step to immerse students in the culture and economics of East and South Asian countries. The minor offers a wide array of classes through Politics, Literature, Religion, and History.
Requiring 18 hours, it’s extremely flexible in what courses count toward completion. Students in the Asian Minor have presented their research projects at conferences throughout the country. Other students have collaborated with professors and have won two Freeman Foundation grants which allowed them to conduct summer research in Japan and South Korea. The minor currently has ten students. “During the 20th Century, Americans basically ignored the world around them because the United States was the foremost cultural and economic nation. However, the world is rapidly becoming a smaller place and, more importantly, the United States is becoming more global in its outlook. Americans are increasingly more connected to the world around them, most especially Asia. China and Japan are the second and third largest economies in the world, and India, Vietnam, South Korea, and Indonesia are rapidly developing as critical trade partners for the United States. Also, Japanese, Chinese, Indian, and
Korean foods, movies, music, and so forth are gaining popularity in the States. Thus, this minor will prepare students to be global citizens.” – Dr.Brandon Palmer, Asian Studies Advisor
The New Media and Digital Culture (NMDC) Minor Passed in 2010, the minor offers an interdisciplinary approach to both the practical and critical aspects of new media and the impact of digital culture on various fields of study. Coastal’s NMDC is a unique minor because it offers equal emphasis on the critical study of new media and digital culture, as well as a focus on mastering the skills necessary to work on 3-D theatrical and architectural modeling, coding software applications, and the principles of web, digital design, and online publishing. While the minor offers three English courses, it also requires that students choose four courses from other departments
The Asian Studies Minor
Middle Eastern Studies Minor
Dr. Brandon Palmer, Advisor
Dr. Jennifer Boyle, Advisor
Dr. Suheir Daoud, Advisor
Disciplines: English, History, Political Science, Philosophy and Religious Studies
Disciplines: English, Art, Education, Communication, Journalism, Geography, Theatre, History, Music, Philosophy, Computer Science and Information Systems, Environmental Studies, Interdisciplinary Studies, and Marine Science
Disciplines: Political Science, English, History, Religious Studies, Women and Gender Studies
such as Art, Anthropology, Communication, Philosophy, History, Journalism, Theatre, or Music. Currently, students tend toward application courses, like web design, and English courses that take up questions of new media in relation to literary studies and/or publishing and journalism. The minor currently has nine students. “Finishing the minor allows students to demonstrate that they have exposure to and training in some of the most current approaches to the humanities and the arts. Many jobs within journalism, design, and publishing ask that candidates demonstrate that they have some form of formal certification in new media tools or platforms; the minor can serve in this capacity as well. In addition to all the really exciting developments across the disciplines in new media and digital culture (digital mapping in marine science; studies of online political movements and “Twitter Revolutions”; gaming environments as educational tools; blogs as a principal platform for newspapers and journalism), students who complete the minor gain some of the most highly-valued skills in the job market.” – Dr.Jennifer Boyle, New Media Studies Advisor
The Middle Eastern Studies Minor The Middle Eastern Studies Minor was started in 2010. Its main purpose was to enable undergraduate students at Coastal Carolina University to establish a deeper understanding of the range of complex politics and issues in the Middle East. Courses are offered in Political Science, Women and Gender Studies, and English. The minor currently has four students. “After 9/11, many academic institutions around the U.S. started to pay more attention to the Middle East–a source of conflict and turmoil. The involvement of the U.S. military in Iraq, Afghanistan, and Pakistan makes it extremely important for students
Intelligence and Security Studies
in the U.S. and at CCU to have the opportunity to become familiar with that region’s politics and cultures (there is more than one), religions, and languages. This minor will benefit students by creating better job opportunities both in government institutions and in Non Government Organizations.” – Dr.Suheir Daoud, Middle Eastern Studies Advisor
Intelligence and Security Studies This minor, available in Fall 2012, was initiated by students’ growing interest in the U.S. government’s response to terrorism following September 11th. During their course of study, students will develop an understanding of foreign and domestic security policy while considering the ethical issues involved in the intelligence process and policy-making. The minor requires various Political Science courses, but also several electives in History, Math, and Psychology. South Carolina offers no comparable program and there are very few in the region. “Beyond a study of intelligence and security issues, the program puts special emphasis on critical thinking and communication skills. The abilities to evaluate information, identify and solve problems, and effectively communicate your findings are important skills for almost any profession.” – Dr.Jonathan Smith, Intelligence and National Security Studies Advisor
Pre-Law Studies This minor was started in 2005 by Professor Jack Riley after research identified law as an area of high interest among Coastal Carolina University students. Most courses are in Political Science, but students are also required to take classes in English, Philosophy, and Business, and additional studies in Philosophy are encouraged. Students who declare the
minor most often have an interest in going to law school after graduation, but there have been others who would just like to learn about how laws and courts work. The minor currently has 72 students. “Students completing the minor develop a better understanding of law and courts, which helps prepare them for law school or to secure positions in public service. Being interdisciplinary, the minor also exposes students to different fields and supports the broader liberal arts education they receive at CCU.” – Dr.Fredrick Wood, Pre-Law Studies Advisor
Global Studies Minor Started by retired English/Linguistics professor Steve Nagle in the 1990s, this minor is meant to broaden CCU’s presence in the world and to open students up to global societies. Since COHFA opened, the minor has gained new faculty who have been able to offer their expertise in the six inhabited continents and form a strong course of study for students. While the minor seeks to build international perspectives on politics, economy, globalization, and negotiations, it also focuses on specific subjects such as Chinese Politics and Political Islam. Students gain both a global and local insight for understanding cultures and peoples. The minor currently has 15 students. “Students who complete this minor will be competitive on the global job market as they will have a better understanding of global politics and how they impact the peoples of diverse regions of the world. Given the increasingly competitive nature of our economy, an understanding of the world outside of the U.S. can give students the edge over other applicants in both the public and the private sector.” – Dr.Pamela Martin, Global Studies Advisor
Global Studies Minor
Dr. Jonathan Smith, Advisor
Dr. Fredrick Wood, Pre-Law Studies Advisor
Dr. Pamela Martin, Global Studies Advisor
Disciplines: Political Science, History, Psychology, Sociology, Business Administration, Economics, Computer Science and Information Systems, Mathematics, and Health Promotion
Disciplines: Political Science, Philosophy, English, Communication, History, Business Administration, and Economics
Disciplines: Political Science and Geography, History, English, Religious Studies, Latin American Studies, Foreign Language, Business Administration, and Economics
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Outside the Pressures of the Classroom Coastal Carolina University offers a variety of clubs that allow students to pursue their academic interests outside of the classroom. Every club is free to create its own goals and purposes and is student-run (with a faculty or staff advisor to offer guidance when necessary). The College of Humanities and Fine Arts has sponsored the development of several strong clubs, which, over time, have attracted the interest of students from across the campus.
The Japanese Club Having almost 30 members, the Japanese Club immerses its members in as many facets of the Japanese culture as it can. Students first join because they watch anime, want to study kana script, make rice balls, write haiku, practice Buddhism or Shinto, or are interested in the nation’s history. Back in 2006 and 2007, International Studies and Biology student Jennifer Saunders joined with other students interested in Japan to start the club. They met once a month and organized events such as an authentic Japanese Tea Party. Since then, a new set of students joined; some had already been to Japan, others had studied it through classes; many were experts on the country’s pop culture, and some knew nothing about the country. Over that academic year, the members hosted a number of events including Japanese movie nights and fundraising manhunts. They spent the winter break researching Manga development through the twentieth century and were able to present a seminar to a full house at the Celebration of Inquiry. The club also held an East-West Night during which professors gave short presentations on subjects such as Indian philosophy and Japanese school systems while students did Karate demonstrations and showed short films they had made for their Asian Studies class. The year was wrapped up with a weekend trip to Washington, DC for the National Cherry Blossom Festival. In 2011, when Gerald Roybal assumed the role as President, he thought the Japanese
Club should take a new direction: “It seemed like we were more of a committee than a club. We accomplished so much work and put together all kinds of events, but did we really explore Japan?” If students go to a meeting now, they will find it starting with a Japanese video and then continuing with a language lesson. Afterward, everyone will update one another on Japan’s current events and discuss a weekly topic followed by a Q and A session. Gerald feels this is a great way to explore any nation or culture. “We really have fun and dig into things; it makes the foreign familiar and we slowly break down all our stereotypes and preconceptions.” The club still does its share of planning events. This spring, they will return to DC for the Cherry Blossom Festival. The members are also contacting local elementary schools they hope to visit in order to share lessons on Japan with younger students. This spring the Japanese club will host a Ninja version of Capture the Flag to recruit new members. For more info, see Coastal’s Japanese Club on Facebook or contact Gerald at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Philosophy Club “PIZZA AND PHILOSOPHY,” the signs advertising the Philosophy Club are posted all around campus. Every other Thursday night, its members get together to discuss philosophical theories and ethics over some shared pizza. Members of the club know how students have to absorb many published viewpoints and philosophies in their research and classes, so
the goal of the meetings to is to allow students (whether or not they’re Philosophy majors) time to talk about their own perspectives on life as well as their peers’ viewpoints. President Rachel Gainey wants attendees to get “an understanding of themselves and others and consideration of how they are living their lives.” She hopes that after students leave a meeting, they’ll question their actions and thought processes, considering whether or not they could be more ethical. For instance, one evening Professor Nils Rauhut brought up the subject of suicide; students came to realize that such an action could not simply be labeled as good or bad. As the club began discussing the topic through the lens of different situations and cultures, many participants found themselves rethinking their own codes and assumptions. While meetings minister to the mind, the members of the club try to take action in the CCU community by supporting the Jackson Center during public discussions and seminars. The club also likes to join forces with other clubs (such as the Japanese Club) in hosting events for students and fundraising for special causes. But whatever work they get involved in, Rachel and the rest of the members will keep up the bi-weekly talks as they believe “experiencing new ideas, and reflecting on them, is an incredible experience in itself.” For more info, contact Rachel at email@example.com.
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O U T S TA N D I N G
MOCK TRIAL TEAM
The Wall Fellows Program, coordinated and funded by the E. Craig Wall Sr. College of Business Administration, is designed to prepare top students across all of the colleges of Coastal Carolina University for high-level careers in major U.S. and international organizations. Despite its business emphasis, the
program is open to all majors, and every year students from the Edwards College submit competitive applications for admission. Wall Fellows from COHFA inducted in 2011-2012 include Dominique de Wit (Political Science & Economics) and Britany Higdon (Political Science).
The purpose of the Jackson Scholar Program is to assist students who display leadership potential in receiving a sound background in ethics, so that they may serve as outstanding representatives of the Jackson Family Center for Ethics and Values and Coastal Carolina University. The program is open to students of all backgrounds and from all fields of study. The following students were selected
as Jackson Scholars, beginning the two-year program in January 2012: Cheryl Anthony (Philosophy major and Pre-Law minor); Amber Eckersley (History major and Art History minor); Miranda Frederick (Theatre major); Alex Mosier (Biology major); Kara Olson (Communication major); Kaitlyn Page (Political Science major); and Caitlyn Rhodes (History major and Pre-Law minor).
The Mock Trial Program is an imitation trial program in which students complete two extensive courses to understand trial advocacy and procedure, and then participate in rehearsed trials to learn new skills and compete as a team in national competition. The team includes students planning to go to law school, and those wishing to explore the Humanities by acquiring critical and swift thinking skills. The Mock Trial Team has competed against 23 colleges and universities. This year, the American Mock Trial Association awarded the team its Spirit Award twice. The Award goes to the team that is “outgoing and
friendly before and after trial; extremely cordial during the trial; [and that demonstrates] through its behavior (e.g., offering use of exhibits, providing timekeeping devices) a willingness to go beyond the call of duty; a shining example of AMTA’s ideal of civility, fair play and justice.” The Mock Trial Team includes Rachel Gainey (team captain), Josh Bloodworth, Ryan Carlson, Sara Ison, Dexter Maple, Danielle McCrackin, Casey McKee, Danny Mitchell, George Paul, Sarah St. Pierre, Alana Thornton, Tanner Spurgeon, George Taylor, Andre Williams and mock trial coordinator Ronald Wilson.
GOODBYE New Tenure-Track Faculty Gina Barker – Assistant Professor, Communication Ph.D., Communication, Regent University Larry Bunch – Assistant Professor, Visual Arts Ph.D., Art Education, Florida State University Corinne Dalelio – Assistant Professor, Communication Ph.D., Communication, Info & Library Studies, Rutgers University Kyle Holody – Assistant Professor, Communication Ph.D., Communication Studies, Bowling Green State University Armon Means – Assistant Professor, Visual Arts MFA, Photography, Cranbrook Academy of Art Guy Molnar – Assistant Professor, Theatre MFA, Theater, University of South Carolina Anna Oldfield – Assistant Professor, English Ph.D., Languages and Cultures of Asia, University of Wisconsin - Madison Gwendolyn Schwinke – Assistant Professor, Theatre MFA, Theatre, Illinois State University Jonathan Smith – Associate Professor, Politics & Geography Ph.D., Political Science, University of South Carolina
New Lecturers James Arendt, Visual Arts Michelle Carolla, Communication Roger Johansen, English Hastings Hensel, English Eva D. Kort, Philosophy & Religious Studies John Littlejohn, World Languages & Cultures Scott Nelson, World Languages & Cultures Cynthia Storer, Politics J. Stephen Toney, Theatre Keaghan Turner, English Monica Wappel, World Languages & Cultures
Laura Barr worked at COHFA from September 2004 – January 2012. She started as a temporary office assistant and worked with Trish Brennan and Bonnie Senser in the Dean’s Office, but in the summer of 2005 was hired as the English Department’s Administrative Specialist. Two years later, she returned to the Dean’s Office as Administrative Coordinator. Last semester Laura’s daughter-in-law Kate gave birth to Elijah Jackson Barr, so with retiring Laura has been thrilled to become a full-time grandma, babysitting Elijah when his mother is at work.
Susan Slavik taught 28 years of kindergarten through 12th grade art before coming to Coastal in 1998. Dr. Slavik served as the Director of Curriculum Leadership in the Arts Summer Institute at Coastal Carolina University from 2000-2003, Visual Arts Coordinator of the Summer Arts Academy in 2002, 2003, 2006, and 2007, and University Supervisor for graduate and undergraduate Art Education students since 1998. She has also led travel/study programs to Italy, Barcelona & Northern Spain, and Athens and the Greek Islands. Dr. Slavik was honored by the South Carolina Art Education Association when she received the Outstanding Performance in Higher Education Award in 2001 and when she was named the Higher Education Division Teacher of the Year in 2005.
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THE BOARD OF
THOMAS W. & ROBIN W. EDWARDS COLLEGE OF HUMANITIES AND FINE ARTS BOARD OF VISITORS
The Board of Visitors for the Thomas W. and Robin W. Edwards College of Humanities and Fine Arts welcomed six new members this year: Charlotte R. Baroody, Robin H. Jones, Sally Anne Kaiser, Mary E. Martin, Robert S. Shelton, and Janet Witte. Two, Charlotte Baroody and Rob Shelton, are CCU alumni. Representing a wealth of experience in arts, publishing, government, and business, the newest recruits cite a variety of reasons for joining the Board: wanting to help students and alumni connect; recruiting students; learning about and supporting the university’s programs; and encouraging the community to take full advantage of everything the College has to offer. During the 2011-12 academic year, the Edwards College Board of Visitors sponsored the Community Dialogue Series. Keeping with the theme of the Decade Project, the first event featured Dr. Steven Gross and students Emily Brockway, Meredith Gratton, Caleb Jernigan, and Ryan Shaefer presenting “Rodgers and Hammerstein: The Golden Decade.” The second talk in the series, “Ten 26
Events That Have Shaped Horry County,” was conducted by History Professor, Dr. Wink Prince, and English Professor, Dr. Becky Childs. The Board of Visitors also awarded scholarships, helped fund the stained-glass window for the Edwards Building, and participated in two Networking Dinners, January 24th and February 28th, giving students in the Edwards College and Board members an opportunity to converse and learn from one another. The officers of the Board of Visitors are MaryEllen Greene, Chair; Sara Boling Gore, Vice Chair; Laurie Stewart, Secretary; and Richard “Tripp” Josey III, Treasurer. Other members of the
Board include Juliet M. Casper, Kimberly A. Duncan, Pamela Charlston De Grood, Robin W. Edwards, Dr. Jeanne Fourrier, Bob Jewell, Hugh Martin, John Martini, General Robert H. Reed, and Laurie Stewart. Interim Dean Daniel J. Ennis and Associate Dean Holley Tankersley serve as the Edwards College Representatives to the Board of Visitors.
OF HUMANITIES AND FINE ARTS Majors/Master STUDENTS ENROLLED IN THE COLLEGE OF HUMANITIES AND FINE ARTS
POPULATION BY MAJOR
POLITICAL SCIENCE PHILOSOPHY
MUSICAL THEATRE 42
GRAPHIC DESIGN 160
POPULATION BY CLASS FRESHMEN SOPHOMORES
American Institute for Graphic Arts, History Club, Japanese Club, Phi Alpha Delta (pre-law), Philosophy Club, Student Artist Society, Spanish Club, Upstage (Theatre Club)
Upsilon Eta Honor Society (Communication) Sigma Tau Delta Honor Society (English) Phi Alpha Theta Honor Society (History) Phi Mu Alpha and Delta Omicrom Honor Societies (Music) Phi Sigma Tau Honor Society (Philosophy) Pi Sigma Alpha (Political Science) Alpha Psi Omega (Theatre)
Art Education, Art History, Art Studio, Asian Studies, Communication, Creative Writing, Dramatic Arts, English, French, German, Graphic Design, History, International Studies, Journalism, Latin American Studies, Medical Humanities, Middle East Studies, Music, New Media & Digital Culture, Philosophy, Photography, Political Science, Pre-Law, Religious Studies, Spanish, Womenâ€™s and Gender Studies
Art Studio, Communication, Dramatic Arts, English, Graphic Design, History, Music, B.F.A. in Musical Theatre, Philosophy, Political Science, Spanish, B.F.A. in Theatre/Design and Technology, B.F.A. in Theatre/ Physical Theatre, B.F.A. in Theatre/Acting, Master of Arts in Writing
SENIORS GRADUATE STUDIES
In-State 938 Other 655
Other 5 In-State 19
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