Articles: by Josh Tysiachney

Community Ballroom Dance Classes to Begin Jan. 15

Allegheny College’s Dance and Movement Studies Program will offer community ballroom lessons beginning Monday, Jan. 15. Classes will be taught by Dance and Movement Studies faculty Betsy Sumerfield and will be held in the Montgomery Performance Space on Mondays from 6:45 to 8 p.m.

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Business Major

Allegheny College Introduces New Major in Business

Allegheny College will introduce a new major in business that integrates classroom learning with experiential opportunities available through the college’s Center for Business and Economics. The program will be offered beginning with the 2018–19 academic year by the Department of Economics, which has provided a business/managerial track within its economics major for 18 years.

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Sheffield Completes completed a Master of Arts Degree in Medieval and Renaissance Literary Studies

Professor of Chemistry Ann Sheffield has completed a Master of Arts degree in Medieval and Renaissance Literary Studies at Durham University (UK). Her Master’s dissertation was entitled, “Postcolonial Perspectives on the Conversion to Christianity in Medieval Icelandic Literature: Heathens and Christians, Colonists and Kings.” Professor Sheffield’s degree was awarded “with distinction,” the highest level granted

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Moore Leads Workshop and Presents Research

In late October, Professor Heather Moore led a workshop on race and racism as part of the Cultural Competency Institute at SUNY Fredonia. Professor Moore also presented original research at the American Educational Studies Association national conference. Her paper was titled, “Re-reading Dope: Re-fashioning Gifted Black Male Student Status in Mainstream American Film.” Charles Ross ’20

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Weir Gives Talk at University of Otago and University of Auckland

During her recent sabbatical trip to New Zealand in October/November 2017, Associate Professor of Mathematics Rachel Weir gave a talk entitled “The Changing Face of Undergraduate Mathematics Education: A U.S. Perspective” at the University of Otago and the University of Auckland. Weir also participated in the panel discussion “Promoting Numeracy Skills Across Disciplines,” which was

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Nunn Awarded Pennsylvania House Fellowship

Andrew Nunn ’18 has been awarded a Pennsylvania House Fellowship, which will take him to the state Capitol, allowing him to gain insight into the people, issues and politics of the legislative process. Nunn, a psychology major and education studies minor, will begin the fellowship in January 2018. He also is a Bonner Scholar. This is the

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Hazlett, Wood Awarded NOAA Hollings Scholarships

Megan Hazlett ’19 and Allyson Wood ’19 have been awarded Ernest F. Hollings Undergraduate Scholarships by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA). The competitive scholarships include two years of tuition support and paid 10-week summer internships to conduct research, resource management or education projects while working with a NOAA mentor. Hazlett is an environmental

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Community Wellness Initiative Featured in Handbook of Sustainability Science and Research

Taylor Hinton, program coordinator for the Community Wellness Initiative (CWI), Kerstin Martin, director of the CWI and Carr Hall Garden manager, and Eric Pallant, professor of environmental science, recently published “Teaching Food Security to Low-Income Rural Families in the United States” in the Handbook of Sustainability Science and Research. The article discusses the Community Wellness Initiative’s model

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