Faculty Glimmers: Recent Scholarship at Frazier State University
by Rob Schnelle
This piece was prepared by the FSU Office of Public Relations, and highlights faculty accomplishments of interest to Frazier County and the wider mid-state region.
Ronald Toomie, Geography and Land Studies (with assistance from junior colleagues Wayne Dravidian, Grady Fast, Cynthia Lawley, Aldo Scooch, Melinda Spagnoletti, Nancy Vandal-Danielson, and Preston Wok) has published a paper in GeoPlanus titled “Projected Spatio-Temporal GIS Indicators to Manage Multiple-Use Stump Farm Inputs.” It is the third publication in GeoPlanus in as many years by Professor Toomie, who also edits the journal.
An article titled “Women’s Wisdom, Wisdom’s Woman,” by Earline Plewd, English, appears in the latest edition of Tremble: the Journal of Subversive Composition Studies. Two of Plewd’s poems, “The Gift of Myself, the Self I Give” and “Why I Am Bitter, Why I Am Bold” will be published in the spring issue of Thunder Cabbage.
Lewis E. Turcotte, Biology, who was cited in the 1982 Who’s Who, will once again serve on the judges’ panel for Frazier County’s annual skeet-shooting competition.
A 600-word letter by Larry Fitzgibbon, Sociology, was recently posted in the Bill Nye (“the Science Guy”) chatroom. In his latest think piece, Fitzgibbon critiques the popular TV host’s forum on genetics, which, he maintains, is “merely a cultural construct promoting ability discrimination.”
Dennis Biggery, Business Administration, presented his paper, “The Profit Factor: a Model for Interfacing Alternative Armaments Production with Total Quantity Marketing Strategies,” at the December luncheon of the Frazier County Rotary Club. The paper will be published in the Club’s proceedings, where it is expected to draw the attention of top Pentagon brass and corporate leaders. Professor Biggery is a friend of a friend of Vice-President Dick Cheney.
Dave Boot, adjunct in English, Biology, and Computer Science, reports “some progress” in convincing the campus bookstore to carry the most recent release in his three-volume set, The Virtues of a Stout Walking Stick: Eighteenth-Century Natural History Narratives.
Darla Bazilchuck, Accounting/Economics/English/Foreign Languages/Psychology/Theater Arts, prepared income tax returns for 137 members of the campus community last year. Bazilchuck, an adjunct instructor, looks forward to besting her previous record in the months ahead and reminds patrons that her discount offer applies through the first week of June only.
During her recent sabbatical, Tamara Schlott, Philosophy, made organ donations at public venues throughout continental Europe. Highlights included her kidney and lung extractions, which were performed at outdoor poultry markets in Prague and Vilnius. The procedures were also captured on film by Dimitri Lobo, Fine Arts, who will juxtapose clips of Dr. Schlott’s ordeal with CNN footage of the fall of Baghdad in his upcoming installation, “Antinomies(?).” Professor Lobo’s work will be exhibited at Frazier County Public Library through the month of June.
Chuey Zander, Leisure Studies, has been awarded a prestigious Croupier Grant from the Fulton P. Britto School of Casino Management, at the University of Las Vegas, NV. The award, which confers an honorarium of $50,000, recognizes Dr. Zander’s many contributions to his discipline, including influential articles in High Stakes Quarterly, Glitz, and Gaming International.
Jill Willey, Education, put in a long-anticipated appearance at her daughter’s second-grade classroom. Dr. Willey’s presentation, “Paste Makes Waste: Scoring Variables in the Use of Self-Assessment Rubrics,” was very well received by the students in attendance. Willey also brought cookies.
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