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Announcements from Academic Affairs

Week of March 18, 2013

Mar 17, 2013, 11:21 pm - Carey Adams

Faculty Award Nominations Due TODAY, March 18

You have the opportunity to nominate faculty colleagues for one or more of six annual faculty awards, including four awards for distinguished service, the Brockmeier Award, and the Dean Probst Award.  The Brockmeier Award honors a faculty member who has been at Armstrong for not less than one year nor more than five years who is recongized as an outstanding teacher, and who has made significant contributions through service to the university and to its students.  The H. Dean Probst Award is presented to a faculty member who has been outstanding in teaching and learning, advisement, counseling, and the encouragement and support of student involvement in academic and co-curricular activities.  You can see a list of previous recipients here.  See the Faculty Development web site for more information.

Graduate Open House This Week

Tuesday, March 19, 4:30 p.m. – 6:30 p.m., Armstrong Center

HOLA Hosts Public Radio’s Story Corps Project

The Hispanic Outreach and Leadership at Armstrong program (HOLA) is proud to announce that HOLA and Armstrong will serve as a regional StoryCorps partner with the specific goal of preserving voices from the Hispanic/Latino community. As part of this effort, the university is reaching out to the community to recruit Latino Americans to record their stories for StoryCorps’ “Historias” repertoire. StoryCorps will be at Armstrong from March 19-29, 2013.

Faculty Lecture Series- Is Our Food Killing Us? Is Michael Pollan Correct?

March 22, Noon, Ogeechee Theatre, David Lake, Rehabilitation Sciences.  This presentation will explore the scientific basis behind the effect our society’s reliance on industrial farming practices and commercial food products has had on the nature of eating in America and how the health of Americans has changed as a result. Highly processed foods and fast foods have led to an increase of sugar and calories in food which in turn has increased obesity rates. The pervasiveness of salt and high-fructose corn syrup in processed foods, the existence of hormones and antibiotics in many products, and the medical implications of these factors in our diets will be explored. Discussion will be linked to Armstrong’s Common Read text, Michael Pollan’s The Omnivore’s Dilemma.

2013 Women In The Arts Symposium

March 28th; 10 a.m. - 5 p.m., Student Union Savannah Ballroom.  Armstrong AMT’s annual celebration of the accomplishments and advancements of women in the visual and performing arts.  Armstrong Fine Arts students will present papers and presentations beginning at 10 a.m. in Armstrong's Savannah Ballroom, second floor of the Student Union.