March 27, 2015

Hanna’s Edited Volume Published

Steve Hanna, professor of Geography, is the lead editor of a recently published book: Social Memory and Heritage Tourism Methodologies.  A part of Routledge’s Contemporary Geographies of Leisure, Tourism and Mobility Series, this volume’s chapters demonstrate methodological innovations for analyzing the process and politics of remembering and touring the past through place. Hanna also co-wrote one of the book’s chapters on using qualitative GIS to study heritage landscapes with Fariss Hodder, a 2014 graduate.

Gately Performs with Family Guy Creator

Doug Gately, senior lecturer in the Department of Music, recently  performed with the National Symphony Orchestra, at the Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts in a special Valentine’s Day concert. The performance featured Seth McFarlane singing songs that have become romantic standards. Seth McFarlane-Family Guy creator- is an actor, animator, comedian, director, and screenwriter. As a singer, his debut  albums have earned him two Grammy nominations.

Garcia Publishes in Computational Economics

Christopher Garcia, assistant professor in the College of Business, recently had his article “Winner Determination Algorithms for Combinatorial Auctions with Sub-cardinality Constraints” accepted for publication in Computational Economics. The paper will be published in December but is already available at:

Phillips to Present at International Conference

Nichole Phillips, assistant professor in the College of Business, recently had her co-authored conference paper Estimating the Likelihood of Strategy Implementation Failure: An Exploration of Middle Managers’ Markers accepted for presentation and inclusion in the program of the Eastern Academy of Management International’s Managing in a Global Economy XVI Conference taking place in Lima, Peru from June 21-25, 2015.

Goehring in Egypt

Jim Goehring, professor of Classics, Philosophy and Religion, delivered a paper on “The Pachomian Federation and Lower Egypt: The Ties That Bind” at the Saint Mina Monastery Symposium held Feb. 8-12 in Mariut, Egypt. Sponsored by the St. Mark Foundation for Coptic History, the symposium offered Goehring the chance to meet and speak with his holiness Pope Tawadros II, spiritual head of the Coptic Church.

McMillan Featured in Tennessee Tech Exhibition

"Elevate"  Ceramic Sculpture by Jon McMillan

Ceramic Sculpture by Jon McMillan

Assistant Professor of Ceramics Jon McMillan is currently showing 15 ceramic sculptures in a solo exhibition at Tennessee Tech University’s Joan Derryberry Gallery.  The show features work from McMillan’s Bioforms series, and will run from now until March 6.  McMillan will also travel to the gallery in early March to give a visiting artist lecture on his work.

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Keith Receives Information Quality Degree

Shelley Keith, director of Digital Communications, recently received a master in science in information quality from the University of Arkansas at Little Rock Donaghey College of Engineering and Information Technology. She completed a capstone project on the holistic study of file systems and associated operational inefficiencies in a decentralized government organization, titled “File System Management and Information Quality at the Department of Arkansas Heritage.”

UMW Post Office Employee to Retire

Greg Render who you all know as the “mailman” is retiring. His last day will be Feb. 20, 2015. He appreciates everyone’s well wishes, but would prefer to sail off into the sunset without any celebrations.

Lisa Amstutz will be temporarily covering the mail route; please contact the UMW Post Office if you have any special needs during this transition period at 654-1049.

Thank you,

Amme L. Mahler
Service Delivery Manager
Copy and Mail Services

Graham Offers Resume Tips in Published Article

Kelly Graham, director of the Office of Academic and Career Services, offered resume tips in a recent article on NerdWallet entitled 4 Simple Resume Tweaks That Will Get You Noticed.

Preston Featured in Time Magazine Article

Dan Preston, editor of the Papers of James Monroe at the University of Mary Washington, was recently quoted in a Time Magazine article entitled 5 Solid Party Tips from Presidential History.