A book of poems by English professor Charles Bachman, If Ariel Danced on the Moon, has received the following praise from noted Cherokee writer Marilou Awiakta, author of Selu: Seeking the Corn-Mother’s Wisdom: “Charles Bachman...delves deep below the surface...to the realm of light where mysteriously, everything communes. He does the same with Native American beings—and is faithful to their natures as Native peoples perceive them.... His voice rings true. We need to hear it again and again.” Bachman’s book was also praised in Artvoice: “He...empathizes deeply and collaborates with the natural world. The combination of serious poems on Native American themes and humorous poems...makes for a delightfully varied read.”
Joëlle Leclaire, assistant professor, Economics and Finance, has published a book: The Great Deficit Debacle: The Causes and Consequences of American Federal Budget Surpluses and Deficits (VDM Verlag, 2008).
Jodelle Magner, assistant professor, Mathematics, presented “Kaleidoscope... $2.00... Getting Students Engaged in Learning... PRICELESS!” at the 86th annual conference of the National Council of Teachers of Mathematics (NCTM) in Salt Lake City, Utah, April 9–12. She also presented “Napier’s Rods in Today’s Classroom” at the Seventh Quadrennial Meeting of the International Study Group on the Relations between the History and Pedagogy of Mathematics, held in Mexico City, Mexico, July 14–18. This international group is affiliated with the International Congress on Mathematics Instruction (ICMI) and the International Congress on Mathematics Education (ICME). Her presentation discussed the use of historical mathematical documents in U.S. mathematics classrooms.
John Thompson, associate professor, Computer Information Systems, participated in a panel presentation, “Writing for ISTE Publications,” at the National Education Computing Conference (NECC) in San Antonio, Texas, on July 1. Thompson is the editor of ISTE’s SIGCT publication, Journal for Computing Teachers.
Carol Townsend, chair and associate professor, Design, was chosen by the Chautauqua Institution’s Writers’ Center poet-in-residence, Geraldine Connolly, as the Spotlight Reader on July 15. The reader is chosen from the poetry workshop participants each week. Townsend read two poems titled “The Calling” and “Revenge of the Nerds” at the Center for Literary Arts.