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Faculty Festival of Achievement scheduled for Jan. 27-28


January 23


SSU will host a Festival of Achievement showcasing faculty and staff scholarly research.

Shawnee State University will host a Festival of Achievement, showcasing scholarly research conducted by faculty and administrators, from Tuesday, Jan. 27 to Wednesday, Jan. 28 in various locations throughout the Clark Memorial Library.

The Festival of Achievement will officially start at 9 a.m. on Jan. 27 as Lavanya Vemsani, who is an Associate Professor of History at SSU, will be presenting her topic on “Regionalism in India” in the Clark Memorial Library’s Learning Lab. Vemsani’s presentation will be followed by five more faculty presentations in the Learning Lab as well as two in the Flohr Lecture Hall, with topics such as Neil Carpathios’ “The Building of an Anthology: One Book’s Conception, Assembly, and Editing” and Kurt Shoemaker’s “Greetings from Scenic Lake Tight: Understanding an Ice Age Lake and Its Influence on the Ohio Valley.”

Following those presentations, the Learning Lab will then serve as the host to the Faculty Enrichment Award, which starts at 2 p.m. and features the work of seven research presentations by SSU faculty members, ranging from Cynthia Hermanson’s “Current Trends in Basic Writing” to Phil Blau’s “Ideal Prime Factors to Ideals: A Glimpse of a Structural View of Algebra.”

Lastly, the Learning Lab will serve as the host to Christine Raber’s presentation on “Supporting Motivation: An Innovative Approach to Dementia Care,” at 4 p.m.

On Jan. 28, the Learning Lab will again serve as host to eight more faculty presentations, including Krista Maxson’s “Introduction to the Flipped Classroom” and Katy Mathuews’ “Driving Partnerships for Assessment and Engagement.”

The Festival of Achievement concludes with the presentations of two guest speakers as Pablo Salinas will present his topic on “The Cinematic Representation of Peruvian Internal Migration in the Late 20th Century” at 3:30 p.m. in the Flohr Lecture Hall while Alan Gravano will present his topic on “Ferlinghetti and the Long Poem: Americus and Time of Useful Conciousness” at 4 p.m. in the Learning Lab.

All presentations are open to the public. For more information on the Faculty Festival of Achievement, as well as the presenters and their presentations, visit http://www.shawnee.edu/offices/teaching-learning-center/festival.aspx.


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