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Phyllis Benay (Center for Writing) presented at the International Conference on Interdisciplinary Social Sciences in Prato, Italy in July. She presented her paper, “Applying Constructive Developmental Theory to the Teaching of Rhetoric: How Cognitive Level Informs Writing Ability,” and was part of the plenary opening.

Kirsti Sandy (English), Collie Fulford (Center for Writing), and Phyllis Benay (Center for Writing) have written a new text, Think, Write, Learn: A User’s Guide to Sustained Writing Projects, which will be used in the new ISPC Thinking and Writing courses.

Ann Atkinson (Communication), a member of the Executive Council of the Eastern Communication Association, was elected to the Publications Committee (starting at the 2009 convention in Philadelphia). In addition, she will continue as a member of the editorial board of Communication Quarterly, a journal of the Eastern Communication Association.

John E. Roberts (Art) was invited to participate in the 2008 Southern Graphics Council Membership Exchange Portfolio, a national printmaking portfolio exchange project entitled Multiple Compulsions, while on sabbatical this past semester.

James Stemp (Anthropology) presented the poster, “The Measurement and Discrimination of Lithic Microwear Using Laser Profilometry and Length-Scale Analysis” (co-authored with B. E. Childs, C. A. Brown and S. Vionnet) at the 37th International Symposium for Archaeometry in Siena, Italy in May. The poster summarizes two years’ worth of research on a new method to determine the uses of stone tools.

This summer Jim Chesebrough (Music) was on the faculty of the University of Kentucky Adult Instrumental Workshop in Lexington, Ky., conducted a band reading clinic entitled “Old and New” at the New England Band Directors Institute in Plymouth, N.H., and has been performing with the East Bay Jazz Ensemble.

Larry Welkowitz (Psychology) is mentioned in this month’s (July/August) issue of Psychology Today in “It’s All Geek to Me,” by Benjamin Nugent.

Mark Long’s (English) new book, _Teaching North American Environmental Literature, _will be published this fall. The book is co-edited with Laird Christensen (former KSC English major, now a professor at Green Mountain College) and Fred Waage.

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