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Submitted: 04-06-2006     Name:Jeffrey DippmannHometown: Department: Philosophy
News:Dippmann recently attended the Asian Studies Development Program's 12th Annual Meeting in Nashville, Tn. In addition to his work on the Association of Regional Center's Board, he presented a paper entitled "Putting Old Boys Into New Gourds: Can Laozi Fit?" The paper evaluated a new version of the Daoist classic Daodejing, "A Creative Transcreation of the Tao Te Ching" by Ashok Kumar Malhotra. At this meeting Central Washington University was also chosen to host the 2007 ASDP Annual Meeting.
Submitted: 04-06-2006     Name:Michael ErvinHometown: Department: History
News:Dr. Michael Ervin has been invited to participate in a conference entitled "We Shall Be All: Toward a Global History of the Middle Class," to be held at the University of Maryland, College Park, from April 27-29. The conference will include an international group of scholars from Berlin, Glasgow, Liecester, and Ontario, as well as from assorted U.S. institutions such as Grinnell College, Binghamton University, Harvard University, the University of Missouri (Columbia), Northern Arizona University, SUNY-Stony Brook, and the University of Virginia. Dr. Ervin's paper, "Being an Agronomist in Revolutionary Mexico: The Rise and Fall of the National Agronomic Society," is part of a book-length manuscript entitled "The Art of the Possible: Agronomists and the Middle Politics of the Mexican Revolution, 1908-40," which he is planning to complete by the end of spring quarter.
Submitted: 04-06-2006     Name:Maurice AmutabiHometown: Department: History
News:At the behest of the African Students' Organization from the University of Illinois, Urbana Champaign, Dr. Maurice Amutabi will be the Guest Speaker at the Third Annual Forum to be held on April 8th, 2006 on the Topic: “AFRICA’S DEVELOPMENT IN THE GLOBAL ENCOUNTER”. The issue of development is complex and complicated, especially in reference to Africa whose economic, social, political development is the outcome of endogenous and exogenous factors as well as local, regional and global historical processes. Message from the African Students' Organization “Your overall scholarly stature, your alumnus status, and your academic route at the University of Illinois, Urbana Champaign, combined with the relevance of your research interests to our forum theme, have strongly guided our choice, and it will be our real pleasure and honor to have you as our guest and keynote speaker.”
Submitted: 04-05-2006     Name:Bobby Cummings and Jeffrey DippmannHometown: Department: Asia/Pacific
News:On March 18, Cummings and Dippmann chaired a panel and presented at the 12th Annual Meeting of the Asian Studies Development Program in Nashville, TN. Their panel, entitled "Infusing Southeast Asian Studies Into the Middle and High School Curriculum of Washington State," featured presentations by Teresa Ramirez (Adna Middle/High School) and Ann Marie DeCollibus (Ferndale High School), two of the participants in last summer's four week Fulbright-Hays Study Abroad Program in Cambodia, Vietnam and Thailand. The presentations illustrated how Teresa and Ann Marie have incorporated the experience into their own curriculum. The Fulbright-Hays grant was administered by Cummings, Dippmann, and James Cook (History).
Submitted: 04-03-2006     Name:Donna StackHometown: Department: Art
News:Donna Stack has been invited to participate in the exhibition "Exploring Place: Women Artists Working in Central Washington" in the Esvelt Gallery at Columbia Basin College. The exhibit expresses a holistic vision of place as a kind of text of humanity where nature, culture, history, and ideology intersect and which the viewer is invited to explore at many different levels. Donna Stack will also be participating in an artist presentation of her work prior to the opening reception on April 13, 2006. Artist presentation is from 6-7 pm in L102 with the opening reception to follow in the gallery from 7-9 pm. Columbia Basin College is located at 2600 N. 20th Avenue, Pasco, WA 99301.
Submitted: 03-28-2006     Name:Karen BlairHometown: Department: History
News:Governor Christine Gregoire appointed Karen Blair, chair of the History Department and historian of American women, to serve on her new eleven-person Women's History Consortium. The group of legislators and historians is mandated to launch a centennial celebration of Washington Women's Suffrage for the year 2010 and produce a website offering researchers a comprehensive directory of historical resources on the state's women's. The first meeting of the consortium was held in Olympia on March 16 and subsequent meetings will establish procedures for carrying out the governor's mandate.
Submitted: 03-20-2006     Name:Michael SherwinHometown: Department: Art
News:Michael Sherwin, Visting Lecturer in Photography and Digital Imaging, recently gave a talk about his work and attended an opening reception for a selected group exhibition titled "Double Vision | Shared Site" at the Jacobs Gallery in Eugene, Oregon. He also currently has work in a nationally juried exhibition titled "Hot and Now - Nine Photographers" at Gallery 115 in Greensboro, North Carolina.
Submitted: 03-20-2006     Name:Michael SherwinHometown: Department: Art
News:On Sunday, February 26th in the Concert Hall, Visiting Lecutrer in Photography and Digital Imaging, Michael Sherwin, along with the director of Central Washington University’s Chamber Choir and another filmmaker created a video installation, which coincided with a live performance of the “Suite de Lorca” written by a famous Finnish composer, Einojuhani Rautavaara. The synchronized installation consisted of compatible imagery, compiled from video-based observations of nature and travels through various environments, projected on two separate 9 x 12 foot screens placed on either sides of the choir.
Submitted: 03-17-2006     Name:Andrew KaufmanHometown: Department: Art
News:Andrew Kaufman is exhibiting a new body of work for his solo exhibition titled "Half-empty". "Half-empty" is an installation, which incorporates lights, plastic buckets, water and sound bites from interviews. The installation addresses the notion of "potentials for action". "Half-empty" is on view at Icebox Contemporary Art, which is located at 301A Puyallup Ave. Tacoma, WA. The exhibition runs from March 14-April 13, 2006. Gallery hours are Sundays from 1-4 pm or by appointment. For appointments contact Tracey Fugami at icebox@tfugami.com
Submitted: 03-16-2006     Name:William FolkestadHometown: Department: Art
News:Dr. William Folkestad, Art History, presented a research paper titled "Aesthetic Imperatives and Recent Art Philosophy" August 29, 2005 at the Third International Conference on New Directions in the Humanities, Cambridge University, Cambridge England.
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