August 12, 2022

Henderson Receives Outstanding Paper Award

Assistant Professor of Accounting Dave Henderson’s paper “E-business internal audit: The elephant is still in the room!” has been named as the Outstanding Paper of 2014 by the Journal of Applied Accounting Research, where it was also published. Henderson co-authored the paper with Amr Kotb, Accounting, Finance and Information Management Department at Lord Ashcroft Business School, and Alan Sangster, Accounting, Finance and Economics, Griffith Business School, Griffith University, Nathan, Australia.




Deep Secrets

She was bound to a tree, beaten, and worse. Court records call her an “old Baptist colored woman.” Though we don’t know her name or much more about her, archaeologist Lauren McMillan ’08 believes it isn’t too late to learn.

Meadows Presents at Leadership Learning Exchange

George Meadows, professor in the College of Education, presented at the Spotsylvania County Schools Leadership Learning Exchange program on June 24. The title of his presentation was “In the Sandbox with Dr. Meadows: Makerspaces, Engineering, Robotics and New Technology for Your Classrooms.”

During the presentation, participants explored several new technologies and Meadows demonstrated and discussed possible applications in education. The technologies included 3-D printers and scanners, alternative input devices, circuitry components such as LittleBits and Circuit Stickers, and physical computing devices such as the Hummingbird board and the Arduino. Meadows also discussed the role of engineering labs/makerspaces and examples of existing educational makerspaces.

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Harris Discusses Monroe on Radio Show

Scott Harris, director of the James Monroe Museum, was recently interviewed for the Dave Nemo Show discussing President James Monroe’s popular national tours in 1817, 1818 and 1819. The Dave Nemo Show is broadcast nationwide on Sirius XM Satellite Radio Channel 146, which is the “Road Dog” channel that principally targets long-haul truckers.

Farnsworth Speaks at Radford

Stephen Farnsworth, professor of political science and director of the University’s Center for Leadership and Media Studies, delivered a lecture entitled “Virginia’s Candidate Selection Process: Examining Recent Primaries and Conventions” at the American Legion Boys’ State of Virginia at Radford University on Monday, June 22.

The week-long government education program brings together nearly 700 of Virginia’s top rising high school seniors in the social sciences.

University of Mary Washington Hosts Title IX Training

The University of Mary Washington will host a Civil Rights Investigator Training and Certification Level One Course July 8 and 9 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the Stafford campus.

The training is presented by ATIXA, the Association of Title IX Administrators, and is open to all higher education institutions.

Training will provide foundational knowledge and skills for civil rights investigators, deputies and Title IX coordinators and administrators, with a focus on mastering the investigation of campus sexual misconduct and sexual harassment.

Participants must register by Friday, June 26 at

For more information, contact Terri Lockhart at or Amanda Tarczynski at

Cassandra Good Speaks in Leesburg, Chicago

Cassandra Good, associate editor of the Papers of James Monroe, recently spoke at two venues on her research. On June 3, she spoke at the Thomas Balch Library in Leesburg, Va, on her book, Founding Friendships. On June 19, she presented a paper from her new research on George Washington’s family at the Omohundro Institute for Early American History & Culture conference in Chicago, Ill.

Area students, others earn honorable mentions (Foster’s Daily Democrat Online)

Academic Achievements (The Wanderer)