Visiting Associate Professor of Sociology Andrew Cognard-Black recently co-authored the article “Institutional Variability in Honors Admissions Standards, Program Support Structures, and Student Characteristics, Persistence, and Program Completion” in the most recent volume of the Journal of the National Collegiate Honors Council. Patricia J. Smith and April L. Dove were co-authors. Cognard-Black joined the faculty at St. Find out more »
Brenna St. George Jones (Theater ’94) has been hired as the director of artistic programming for the Confluence Arts Center. The Confluence Arts Center, scheduled to open in fall 2018 in Eau Claire, Wisconsin, will include a 1,200-seat theatre and a flexible 400-seat theatre. St. George Jones was most recently senior director of an arts center Find out more »
Laine Doggett, professor of French, organized a session and presented “Cultivating Habits of Mind in a Course on Medieval and Early Modern Learning” at the Southeastern Medieval Association conference in Charleston, S.C., in November.
Katie Gantz, professor of French and associate dean of faculty, was an invited speaker at the biannual conference, “From Crisis Management to Innovation: Reimagining the Role of World Languages in the 21st Century.” The title of her talk: “Speaking Fluent Admin: Communicating the Value of World Languages in Times of Institutional Change.”
Two students conducting their St. Mary’s Project research with Aileen Bailey, professor of psychology and Aldom-Planseon Honors College Professor, have received grants to support their work. Marilyn Steyert ’18 was awarded an undergraduate research grant from Sigma Xi. Her grant is for $918 (Sigma Xi Grants-in-Aid of Research) to support her research on “The role Find out more »
F.J. Talley, director of the DeSousa-Brent Scholars Program at St. Mary’s College, has a second career as a mystery writer. In 2017, he published two books: “Take Hart: A Stephanie Hart Novel” and “Twin Worlds.” A third book, “Diaspora,” is set to print in 2018.
U.S. Senator Ben Cardin, ranking member of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, will discuss the State of the Union, other recent developments, and take questions from constituents, Friday, Feb. 2 at 11 a.m. in the Auerbach Auditorium of St. Mary’s Hall on the St. Mary’s College of Maryland campus. This event is free of charge and open Find out more »
José Ballesteros, Steven Muller Distinguished Professor of the Arts, published the first anthology of Latinx poetry of the Washington D.C. metropolitan area. The anthology, “Knocking on the Door of the White House,” was curated and co-edited by Ballesteros and showcases the work of more than 20 D.C.-based poets and numerous translators. The anthology includes the translation work Find out more »
Instructor of Music Eliza Garth has received a positive review of her upcoming release “Tour de Force” (March 2018, Albany Records), featuring music by American composers Sheree Clement and Perry Goldstein. Kathodik, an Italian webzine that publishes articles, interviews, and reviews of rock, pop, jazz, ethnic and contemporary music, states, “As the title of this Find out more »
In celebration of St. Mary’s College of Maryland’s PBK chapter’s 20th year celebration, alumna and PBK member Kerry Crawford ’07 will be a guest lecturer at the College. On Monday, March 5 at 4:45 p.m., in Cole Cinema, Campus Center, Crawford will discuss “How sexual violence became a security issue: The importance of advocacy in Find out more »