NEWS AND EVENTS
Scholarship (publications, creative works, research, grants, presentations):
Dr. Elaine Thompson gave a presentation on September 18 entitled “ Broken Pieces: Rural Louisiana after the hurricanes” as part of a faculty development/Service Learning series designed to provide faculty with the resources and information needed to incorporate additional opportunities for community service into courses and programs.
Johnnie Lee Moore (BA, 1995) has published his first novel, Brotherly Love (Dorrance, 2007), a story of race and reconciliation in the 1960s South.
Dr. Elaine Thompson presented a paper entitled “Making Connections with Your Local University: Museum Internships from the Academic Perspective” at the annual meeting of the American Association of State and Local History conference in Atlanta, Georgia (September 2007).
Dr. Elaine Thompson submitted her paper “The Battle for Beauvoir: Who Won the Lost Cause?” at the quarterly History Department Works in Progress meeting.
Dr. Jeff Hankins had a book review of Hakluyt’s Promise published in the September issue of the British Scholar.
Dr. Stephen Webre attended the international congress of the Latin American Studies Association in Montreal, Canada (September 2007). He presented a paper entitled “Spanish Failure on the Colonial Guatemalan Frontier: Don Martin Alfonso de la Tovilla and the ‘Relacion sobre Verapaz y Manche.’”
Dr. Stephen Webre participated in a workshop on “Emerging Trends in Latin American Research: A Transdisciplinary Conversation on Tactics, Tips, and Tribulations.” His presentation was entitled “Technology and the Colonial Historian.” (September 2007)
Service (university, profession, community):
Dr. Elaine Thompson served on the Educators’ and Interpreters’ Committee at the American Association of State and Local History meeting in Atlanta, Georgia, mediating table discussions at the annual breakfast and at the roundtable panel. (September 2007)
Dr. Elaine Thompson spoke at the Lincoln Parish Library’s “Historical Happenings” meeting in September on “The Problems at Jamestown” in commemoration of the 400 th anniversary of settlement there.
Dr. Elaine Thompson coordinated tailgating activities for the College of Liberal Arts at the 2007 homecoming football game.
Service (university, profession, community): (continued)
Drs. Laurie Stoff and Jeff Hankins were elected to the University Faculty Senate.
Dr. Jeff Hankins was asked to serve on the Academics/Compliance Subcommittee of the University Athletics Council.
Dr. Laurie Stoff was asked to serve on the University Behavoiral Standards Committee
Other significant activities (not classified above):
Martice Thomas (MA, 2005) is teaching high school in a residential special education facility in Rockville, Maryland.
Roshunda Belton (MA, 2001) has been appointed assistant professor of history at Grambling State University. She has successfully defended her dissertation in history at LSU.
LaGuana Gray (MA, 1999) has been appointed assistant professor of history at Grambling State University. She completed her PhD in history at the University of Houston in May 2007.
Josh Harmeyer (BA expected Nov 2007) has been admitted to the MS program in Urban Studies at the University of New Orleans. He is scheduled to begin graduate study in January 2008.