Faculty Research Forum to Be Held November 2

April 07, 2010

Fendrich R. Clark, Dr. Charles A. McClaugherty, Dr. Ann M. Ritchey, and Dr. Gregg O. Courtad will be the featured speakers at the Faculty Forum. The Forum will be held in Bracy Hall Room 04 at 6 p.m. on Wednesday, November 2.

 

Fendrich R. Clark, Dr. Charles A. McClaugherty, Dr. Ann M. Ritchey, and Dr. Gregg O. Courtad will be the featured speakers at the Faculty Forum. The Forum will be held in Mount Union's Bracy Hall, Room 04 at 6 p.m. on Wednesday, November 2.

The introduction will be given by Truman Turnquist, interim vice president of academic affairs and dean of the college. Dr. John F. Kirchmeyer, professor of computer science and information systems, will serve as moderator.

Clark, instructor of communication, will be speaking on 'the power of the word' and the use of rhetoric and linguistics.

McClaugherty, professor of biology and director of the Brumbaugh Nature Center, is to speak on the different strategies that plants have for photosynthesis in understory forest plants in contrasting environments.

Ritchey, assistant professor of mathematics, will be discussing the fundamental question in mathematics, how one quantity changes with respect to how another related quantity changes, then relating this to the real-life issue of building steps.

Courtad, associate professor of Spanish, will be speaking about his writing process for his recent novel 'Last Night in Donostia: The Evolution of a Novel.' Assisting Courtad will be Dr. Patricia Kelvin, associate professor or communication, and Dr. Ricardo Herrera, assistant professor of history.

The summary will be given by Kirchmeyer and concluding remarks will be offered by Turnquist who will also award the certificates of recognition.

The Faculty Forum is organized each year by Dr. Santosh C. Saha, associate professor of history.

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