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Prof. Rebecca Freeman

Presented “In Pursuit of Information Literacy” with Valerie Freeman (Johnson & Wales University Charlotte Library) at the Georgia International Information Literacy Conference in Savannah, Georgia. The poster presented a new board game that uses the Association of College and Research Libraries’ (ACRL) Information Literacy Standards to help reinforce Information Literacy skills. (October 2013)

Prof. Rebecca Freeman
Presented “Reality Check” with Joe Eshleman and Valerie Freeman (Johnson & Wales University Charlotte Library) at the North Carolina Library Association Conference in Winston-Salem, North Carolina.  The poster presented the idea that within our struggle to justify our existence there exists a debate on the value of librarians vs. libraries. (October 2013)

Prof. Kaetrena Davis Kendrick
Presented “Out of the Wilderness: The State Library Association’s Role in Continuing Education Access for Rural Academic Librarians”  with Prof. Deborah Tritt (USC Aiken Gregg-Graniteville Library) at the North Carolina Library Association Conference in Winston-Salem, N.C. The presentation reviewed the importance of local and state-level professional association’s role in offering opportunities for formal and informal professional development to information professionals in isolated locales. (October 2013)

Prof. Kaetrena Davis Kendrick
Presented “In the Cloud: Rising Above the Collaborative Limitations of Rural/Small Academic Librarianship” with Prof. Deborah Tritt (USC Aiken Gregg-Graniteville Library) at the Georgia Council of Media Organizations Conference in Macon, Georgia. The presentation discussed results of the duo’s study on rural academic librarianship and highlighted the role of Communities of Practice in overcoming barriers to professional development. (October 2013)

Prof. Kaetrena Davis Kendrick and Prof. Rebecca Freeman
Presented “Working with TRiO Programs: Encouraging Technology, Research, and Information Organization Skills for Early Start Students” at the Georgia Council of Media Organizations Conference in Macon, Georgia. The presentation outlined Kendrick and Freeman’s collaboration with USCL’s TRiO Programs Office to provide an embedded librarian program to incoming USCL Freshmen. The 3-week intensive curriculum introduced  college level information-seeking strategies and helpful technology tools that aid in writing and class preparation. (October 2013)

Dr. Michael Bonner
Signed a book contract with the University of South Carolina Press to be co-editor (along with
Friedrich Hamer, South Caroliniana Library) of a book titled, Civil War and Reconstruction Essays from the South Carolina Historical Association.
(October 2013)

Prof. Kaetrena Davis Kendrick
Published the article “Keeping the ‘L’ in Digital: Applying LIS Core Competencies to Digital Humanities Work” in the online publication, The Journal of Creative Library Practice. Dr. Dana Lawrence is also mentioned in this article, regarding their collaboration in using Omeka to curate their students’ travel experiences in the “Shakespeare in Italy” course. (September 2013)

Prof. Karen Worthy
Is again the recipient of the 2013-2014 Charles and Grace Sloan Fellowship. The Charles and Grace Sloan CCLA Fellowship is awarded to a Doctoral Student in Higher Education Administration in the Community College Leadership Alliance (CCLA) Program in the University of South Carolina College of Education. (June 2013)

Prof. Karen Worthy
Is the recipient of the Lorin W. Anderson Award from the USC College of Education. This doctoral study award was established to provide support for a student conducting dissertation research in the area of children and poverty. (June 2013)

Prof. Rebecca Freeman
Presented "Cross Collaboration – Librarians Stepping Out of the Box to Serve Students" at the 2013 Metrolina Information Literacy Conference in Charlotte, NC.  Co-presenters were Jean Moats (Johnson & Wales University) and Denelle Eads (University of North Carolina Charlotte). (June 2013)

Prof. Rebecca Freeman
Presented "Wufoo.com for Librarians" at the Metrolina Library Association Tech Summit in Charlotte, NC. (June 2013)

Prof. Kaetrena Davis Kendrick
Presented “Serving Information Literacy via Digital Humanities” with Prof. Deborah Tritt (USC Aiken Gregg-Graniteville Library) at the 2013 Metrolina Information Literacy Conference in Charlotte, NC. The presentation highlighted how Kendrick and Tritt locate, access, and utilize teaching and learning technology tools that help undergraduate and graduate students model critical thinking skills and behaviors at all stages of the research process. (June 2013)

Prof. Kaetrena Davis Kendrick
Published “Link up the sticks: Access and barriers to professional development for small and rural academic librarians” in Codex: Journal of the Louisiana Chapter of ACRL.  Co-authors are USC Aiken colleagues Prof. Deborah Tritt and Dr. Echo Leaver. (June 2013)

Prof. Kaetrena Davis Kendrick
Was tapped to lead a three-day national LYRASIS training covering the best practices of student library employee management. Attendees at the training were able to discuss concerns about recruitment and retention, delve into training practices, and review common management and daily work issues and challenges that affect student employment in academic libraries. (May 2013)

Dr. Michael Bonner
Signed a book contract (along with co-author Dr. Peter McCord - SUNY Fredonia) with the University of Tennessee Press for a book titled, The Blockade in the Civil War. (May 2013)

Dr. Fernanda Burke
Was awarded a USC Research Initiative for Summer Engagement (RISE) grant for her project, "Improving the Pharmacokinetics of Naturally Occurring Peptides: A Parallel Teaching Approach". (May 2013)

Dr. Kate Holland
Was awarded a USC Research Initiative for Summer Engagement (RISE) grant for her project, "A Functional Cerebral Systems Approach to Trait Hostility: Examining a Double Dissociation between Left and Right Frontal Lobe Activation in the Completion of Verbal and Design Fluency Tasks". (May 2013)

Dr. Annette Golonka and Dr. Bettie Obi Johnson
Along with past USCL students Jonathan Freeman and Daniel Hinson, presented a poster at the South Carolina branch of the American Society of Microbiology held at the Medical University of south Carolina in Charleston on April 20th entitled “Production of Volatile Organic Compounds by Two Metschnikowia Yeasts Isolated From Silene Caroliniana Nectar”.  (April 2013)

Dr. Bettie Obi Johnson and Dr. Annette Golonka
Had a Magellan Scholar student, Austin Blackwell, present a poster at Discovery Day held at USC Columbia on April 26th entitled “The Sweet Scent of Carolina Jessamine: Evaluating the Floral Scent Profile of Gelsemium sempervirens”.  Austin Blackwell won first place in his poster session.  (April 2013)

Dr. Bettie Obi Johnson
Is the recipient of the 2012-2013 John J. Duffy Excellence in Teaching award, the University of South Carolina Regional Campuses’ highest teaching award. (April 2013)

Prof. Karen Worthy
Is the recipient of the 2012-2013 Charles and Grace Sloan Fellowship. The Charles and Grace Sloan CCLA Fellowship is awarded to a Doctoral Student in Higher Education Administration in the Community College Leadership Alliance (CCLA) Program in the University of South Carolina College of Education. (April 2013)

Dr. Annette Golonka
Published a paper in the April 2013 issue of the journal The American Midland Naturalist with co-author Rytas Vilgalys. The article [169(2):  235-258] is entitled “Nectar Inhabiting Yeasts in Virginian Populations of Silene latifolia (Caryophyllaceae) and Coflowering Species.” (April 2013) 

Prof. Kaetrena Davis Kendrick
Guest lectured to students enrolled at the Graduate School of Library and Information Science (GSLIS) at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. Her lecture covered her forays into the information seeking behaviors of students who use academic libraries during their study abroad. GSLIS at UIUC is currently ranked as the #1 graduate Library and Information Science program in the United States (http://www.lis.illinois.edu/articles/2013/03/gslis-ranked-number-one-among-lis-schools). (April 2013)

Prof. Kaetrena Davis Kendrick
Made two presentations at the Association of College and Research Libraries’ Conference: "Guiding the Wave: Academic Librarians’ Practical Role in Digital Humanities" and "In the Sticks: Access and Barriers to Continuing Education in Small & Rural Libraries" (with Prof. Deborah Tritt, USC Aiken). ACRL is the central professional association for academic librarians, and over 500 proposals were submitted for this year’s conference. (April 2013)

Prof. Kaetrena Davis Kendrick
Interviewed by Academia.edu about her use of the scholarly social network’s analytical tools as she prepares for promotion and tenure: blog.academia.edu/post/42382231000/the-path-to-promotion. (March 2013)

Prof. Kaetrena Davis Kendrick
Has been invited to guest lecture to students at the University of Southern Mississippi’s School of Library and Information Science. Her USM lecture covered how academic librarians use social media – Facebook, in particular – to expand professional networks, engage with students, and promote libraries on campus and in surrounding communities. (March 2013)

Prof. Campbell Brasington
Received the Distinguished Master’s in Genetic Counseling Alumni Award from the USC School of Medicine.  In addition to teaching part-time at USC Lancaster, Prof. Brasington is a Senior Genetic Counselor at Levine Children’s Hospital, Carolinas Medical Center, in Charlotte, NC. (March 2013)

Dr. Nicholas Guittar
Has been awarded a Social Sciences internal grant from the USC Office of the Provost for his research project entitled: “What it Means to Be Black and Gay: A Sociological analysis of coming out among African Americans and Caribbean Americans.” (March 2013)

Dr. Fernanda Burke
Has been awarded a RISE grant from the University of South Carolina Office of Research.  Her topic is "Improving the Pharmacokinetics of Naturally Occurring Peptides:  A Parallel Teaching Approach." (March 2013)

Dr. Kate Holland
Has been awarded a RISE grant from the University of South Carolina Office of Research.  Her topic is "A Functional Cerebral Systems Approach to Trait Hostility: Examining a Double Dissociation between Left and Right Frontal Lobe Activation in the Completion of Verbal and Design Fluency Tasks." (March 2013)

Dr. Lisa Hammond
Published three poems, “The Goddess Loads the Dishwasher,” “The Goddess Eats an Apple,” “The Goddess Reads a Legend,” Wicked Alice (26 February 2013): np. (March 2013)

Prof. Fran Gardner
Received a $1000 Grant from the South Carolina Arts Commission to attend a Master Class workshop taught by artist, instructor, independent curator and author Steven Aimone at the Atlantic Center for the Arts in New Smyrna Beach, Florida. (February 2013)

Dr. Walt Collins
Received a grant of $1800 from the French American Cultural Exchange, the Tournées Festival programs, to support the showing of five current French films on the campus of USC Lancaster. The French Film Series will take place in April 2013 and will be open to the campus and community. (February 2013)

Dr. Annette Golonka and Dr. Bettie Obi-Johnson
Have been awarded funding through the competitive Magellan Scholar Program for their proposal with student Austin Blackwell entitled “SPME Evaluation of the Scent Profile of Gelsemium sempervirens". Project will begin in Spring 2013. (February 2013)

Dr. Courtney Catledge
Has been selected as a Palmetto Gold winner for 2013.  The Palmetto Gold Nurse Recognition program honors 100 nurses each year who have demonstrated excellence in the practice of nursing and commitment to the profession. (February 2013)

Prof. Fran Gardner
Had two new pieces of art accepted into a national juried show titled “PaperWork In, On and Of Paper VI.” The exhibit is in St. Charles, Missouri at the Foundry Art Centre. It will hang from Feb 8 – March 22. (January 2013)

Dr. Nicholas Guittar 
Published the following article: Guittar, Nicholas A. 2013. “’The Queer Apologetic: Explaining the use of bisexuality as a transitional identity” Journal of Bisexuality 13(3). (January 2013)

Dr. Stephanie Gonzalez Guittar
Published the following chapter: Carter, Shannon and Stephanie Gonzalez Guittar. 2012. “Laboring through Pain: Body, Mind, and Emotion Work among Midwifery Clients” Pp. 79-94 in Lean V. Berhardt (ed) Advances in Medicine and Biology, Volume 45. New York: Nova Science Publishers, Inc. (January 2013)

Dr. Nicholas Guittar
Published the following article: Rayburn, Rachel and Nicholas A. Guittar. 2013. “’This is Where you are Supposed to be’: How homeless individuals cope with stigma” Sociological Spectrum 33(2): 1-16. (January 2013)

Prof. Fran Gardner
Had her artwork included in a newly released book, Textiles : the Art of Mankind by Mary Schoeser (London : Thames & Hudson Ltd., 2012.) (January 2013)

 

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