Sam Cowling, Assistant Professor of Philosophy, was named to the editorial board of the Canadian Journal of Philosophy.
Adam Davis, Professor of History, has been awarded a Visiting Fellowship at Clare Hall, Cambridge University, for the 2017-18 academic year.
Jeehyun Lim, Assistant Professor of English, has been awarded a one-month fellowship at the Harry Ransom Center at the University of Texas at Austin.
Sandra Mathern-Smith, Professor and Chair of Dance, has been selected as a Resident Artist for the Chulitna Lodge Artist Residency program in Lake Clark National Park, Alaska, for a two week period in summer 2017. This time spent in the remote and dramatic landscape within the Lake George National Park will be focused on research towards a solo performance installation project. Professor Mathern was one of 15 artists chosen out of over 200 applicants.
The Licking County Foundation recently awarded a Tibbie Leslie Travel Grant to Yvonne-Marie Mokam. These grants are awarded to teachers who plan foreign travel to broaden their experience and knowledge in their particular field of interest. They are also selected for their commitment to bringing the world back to their classrooms in the true spirit of the award’s donor, Tibbie Leslie—a Newark native who traveled the world throughout her 30-year teaching career. Since 1999, the Tibbie Leslie Fund has provided over $170,000 in travel grants to 87 area educators.
Courses Being Taught: Language, Culture, and Literature courses
Primary Travel Destination: Fort-de-France (Martinique) and Pointe-a- Pitre (Guadeloupe)
Classroom Benefit: As a French professor, Mokam’s area of expertise is mostly Francophone Sub-Saharan Africa. This trip will allow her to broaden her understanding of the French influence from the perspective of slavery in the Caribbean. She plans to create a new course on the question of francophone identity; of particular interest will be to explore what it means to be French for Black Caribbeans.
Megan McCarthy Odell ‘2019, won first place in the musical theatre category of the NATS Regional Singing Competition at the University of Toronto. The event took place on March 4th and the competing singers represented colleges and universities in Ontario, Michigan, Ohio, and Indiana. Odell won a cash award for her masterful performance and she was also selected to sing on The Concert of Promise held later that day at the University. Odell had previously won her category at the state level at Wright State University in October and was then eligible to move on to the regional competition. Meg is a music performance minor and she studies voice with Belinda Andrews-Smith, Assistant Professor of Music.