Thursday, August 20, 2015

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  Thursday, August 20                   9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.; 2:00 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.

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8:30 a.m. – 9:45a.m.

TH-1  Faculty Research Presentations (Two sessions - 8:30-9:00 and 9:15-9:45)

Lindner 204 and 208

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Session 1

Session 2

9:45 a.m. – 10:15 a.m.

TH - 2  FR&D Session on Funding Opportunities

Lindner 204

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10:15 a.m. – 10:45 a.m.

TH -3 College Coffee

Phi Beta Kappa Plaza (Rain location: Lindner patio and foyer)

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10:45 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.

TH - 4  Undergraduate Research Interest Group

Lindner 204

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10:45 a.m. –12:45 p.m.
TH-5  Residential Campus Strategic Planning


McKinnon E and F, Moseley Center

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11:30 a.m. –12:15 p.m.

TH - 6  IRB Basics and Q&A

Lindner 208

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1:00 p.m.– 5:00 p.m.

TH - 7  Department Meetings

Various Locations

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TH - 1  Faculty Research Presentations (two sessions:  8:30 a.m. - 9:00 a.m. and 9:15 - 9:45 a.m.)

Lindner 204 and 208

Faculty who have previously received funding from the Faculty Research and Development Committee present results of their scholarship to colleagues.

8:30 a.m. - 9:00 a.m.

 
Room 204

Maureen Vandermaas-Peeler

“I wonder where this rocky stuff came from. Maybe it came from the planet in the sky. Maybe it just fell down?”:  Developing inquiry in early childhood

Social constructivist theoretical frameworks emphasize the importance of children’s participation in engaging, meaningful activities for early learning. By engaging in inquiry, or the processes of observing, questioning, predicting and evaluating, children construct knowledge and learn to coordinate evidence and theory, particularly when guided and encouraged by adults.  Three studies of children’s developing inquiry will be presented, including observations in a Reggio-inspired, richly provisioned preschool; a study of parent guidance during everyday activities at home; and a study of perceived efficacy for inquiry-based teaching and learning with Head Start teachers.

Room 208

Michael Matthews

"Deadly Words, Deadly Deeds:  Honor, Sexuality, and Murder in Late Nineteenth Century Mexico"

This research examines an 1888 uxoricide (wife-killing) that took place in Porfirian Mexico City (1876-1911). It uses a highly publicized murder investigation and trial as a case study that investigates how broad cultural notions related to gendered definitions of masculinity, sexuality, and honor shaped “scientific” knowledge in the newly emerging fields of psychology and criminology. This case study is part of a larger project on the history of love and death in fin-de-siècle Mexico.

9:15 a.m. - 9:45 a.m.

 
Room 204

Pamela Winfield

"Food for Thought:  The Mediation and Remediation of Meals at Eiheiji Zen Monastery, Japan"

Since 1243, Eihieji Zen monastery has trained generations of monks to prepare and consume meals mindfully, as an integral element of daily practice. In addition, Eiheiji has also recently extended its distinctive Zen teachings on food via the web and other digital media. This paper will directly address the material and virtual cultures of food that mediate and re-mediate the bodies and minds of monastic and lay audiences today.  In so doing, this study integrates the Zen body-mind complex into the discussion of contemporary mediation theory, and vice versa.

Room 208

Lauren Kearns

The Creative Implications of Somatics in Action: Generating Innovative and Conceptual Choreography

Somatics in Action (SIA), a technique I have been developing since 2006, is a contemplative body-mind practice to support dancer agency, a humanistic pedagogical tool to train 21st century dancers adept at engaging with complex physical and conceptual work, a means to promote the intentional and mindful three-dimensionality of movement befitting a contemporary dancer, and a choreographic and conceptual device for creating original movement. This presentation, based on my sabbatical project, will highlight how I utilized SIA to create three original dance pieces. Creative process and video excerpts of the pieces will be shared.

Intended Audience: Open to all members of Elon University.

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TH - 2.   FR&D Session on Funding Opportunities (9:45 a.m. – 10:15 a.m.)

Lindner 204

The Faculty Research and Development Committee allocates funds for: 1) Sabbaticals, 2) Summer Fellowships, 3) Release Time Fellowships, 4) Research, Development and Advanced Study, and 5) Hultquist Awards for new faculty. Attend this session to learn about these options, the online application process, and eligibility. Members of the FR&D Committee will be present to answer your questions.

Intended Audience: Program designed for full-time faculty members.

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TH - 3.  College Coffee (10:15 a.m. – 10:45 a.m.)

Phi Beta Kappa Plaza (rain location: Lindner patio and foyer)

Elon’s weekly tradition of community gathering begins with this year’s first College Coffee. This event continues throughout the year on Tuesday mornings from 9:40-10:10 a.m. Show your support for sustainability by bringing your own coffee cup.

Intended Audience: Open to all members of Elon University.

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TH - 4.  Undergraduate Research Interest Group (10:45 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.)

Lindner 204

Faculty members interested in mentoring undergraduates in research will meet to discuss programs supported by the Undergraduate Research Program and best practices on initiating and maintaining research efforts with undergraduates. Members of the Undergraduate Research Program Advisory Committee and the program’s Director will discuss the year’s activities and solicit ideas for enhancements to the program.  New offerings will be announced as well. In addition, editorial staff members from Elon’s undergraduate research journal, Perspectives on Undergraduate Research and Mentoring, will be in attendance to discuss the journal and recruit editorial board members.  This session is appropriate for all interested persons regardless of experience in mentoring undergraduate research.

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TH - 5.  Residential Campus Strategic Planning (10:45 a.m. - 12:45 p.m.)


McKinnon E and F, Moseley Center

Members of the university community working in support of the residential campus meet to discuss strategic goals for the 2015-2016 academic year.  Neighborhood Associations will have breakout sessions during the meeting to review neighborhood plans, meet the faculty and residential staff working in the neighborhood and to share the common calendar for the fall semester.   

Intended Audience:  Neighborhood Association faculty and staff, linked course faculty, living learning community (LLC) advisors, faculty affiliates, faculty directors, and faculty-in-residence.  

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TH - 6.  IRB Basics and Q&A (11:30 a.m. – 12:15 p.m.)

Lindner 208

The Institutional Review Board reviews all research proposals involving human participants. If you or your students will conduct research in 2015-16 that will involve human participation, you should attend this session to clarify the procedures you will need to follow.

Intended Audience: Open to all members of Elon University.

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TH - 7.  Department Meetings   (1:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m. unless noted)

Faculty will meet with other members of their department. When known, department meeting rooms are listed below. For other departments, consult the department chair or program assistant for the location of the department meeting.

Department

Meeting Location

Fall Semester Department Chair

Accounting(See LSB listing) Linda Poulson
Art and Art HistoryArts West 126 Michael Fels
Biology McMichael 226   Antonio Izzo
ChemistryMcMichael 331 Karl Sienerth
CommunicationsMcEwen 011 Jessica Gisclair
Computing SciencesLong 101 Joel Hollingsworth
Economics(See LSB listing) Jen Platania
EducationMooney 111 Richard Mihans
EnglishBelk Pavilion (AVTL) 208 Megan Isaac
Environmental StudiesMcMichael 003G  Mike Kingston
Exercise ScienceKoury Athletic Center,  Atkins Room  Caroline Ketcham
Finance(See LSB listing) Wonhi Synn
Health and Human Performance Koury Athletic Center, Room 140 Amanda Tapler
History and GeographyLindner 110 Charles Irons
Human Service StudiesPSYHSS 125 J Budd Warner
LSBKoury Business Center, LaRose Digital Theatre Raghu Tadepalli, Dean
Management(See LSB listing) Amy Moorman
Marketing & Entrepreneurship(See LSB listing) Coleman Rich
Mathematics & StatisticsDuke 203 Ayesha Delpish
MusicIsabella Cannon Room, Center for the Arts and Terrace (until 6:30) Jon Metzger
Performing Arts Belk Library 206 Fred Rubeck
PhilosophySpence Pavilion (AVRP) 108 Nim Batchelor
PhysicsMcMichael 203 Martin Kamela
Political Science/Policy StudiesGray Pavilion (AVPS) 200 Betty Morgan
PsychologyPSYHSS 136 Alan Scott
Religious StudiesSpence Pavilion 207 Lynn Huber
Sociology & AnthropologyLindner 207 Rissa Trachman
Sport & Event ManagementPowell 304 Hal Walker
World Languages and Cultures Alamance 101 Sophie Adamson

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