Thursday, August 21, 2014

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  Thursday, August 21                   9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.; 2:00 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.

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Most of the sessions for this morning will be on South Campus in or near the newly renovated home for Human Service Studies, Psychology, and Public Health Studies. Please join us to look around this new facility that includes new classrooms, a wet lab, computer labs, various types of dedicated research rooms, student engagement spaces, and faculty offices.

8:30 a.m. – 9:45a.m.

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

PSYHSS (South Campus) Rooms 144 & 150

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Session 1

Session 2

9:45 a.m. – 10:15 a.m.

TH - 2  FR&D Session on Funding Opportunities

PSYHSS (South Campus) Room 148

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10:15 a.m. – 10:45a.m.

TH -3 College Coffee

South Campus lawn adjacent to PSYHSS bldg.

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10:45 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.

TH - 4  Undergraduate Research Interest Group

PSYHSS (South Campus) Room 150

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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

PSYHSS (South Campus) Room 148

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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.)

PSYHSS (South Campus), rooms 144 and 150

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 144

Michael Pregill

Going Astray Like Those Who Went Before: Anti-Judaism and Prophetic History in Medieval Sunni-Shiite Polemic

The Quran creates deliberate parallels between the careers of the prophets of the past – especially Abraham, Noah, Moses, and Jesus – and the career of Muhammad. Subsequently, as the Islamic community grew and sectarian divisions developed, each group, Sunnis and Shiites, found ways to reinterpret the Quranic portrayal of the pre-Islamic prophets as promising salvation for their group and damnation for others. Polemic against sectarian rivals often hinged on the claim that fellow Muslims who had chosen the wrong path had gone astray “following the path of Israel [i.e. the Jews] measure for measure.” My discussion of the use of anti-Jewish language and images in the dynamic of sectarian exchanges will focus on a unique Shiite manuscript, originally composed in the tenth century CE, that aims to propagandize Sunnis by advancing this claim and portraying all of salvation history, from the pre-Islamic prophets of Israel to Muhammad’s foundation of the Islamic community, as culminating in the Shiite path as the unique means of gaining salvation.

Room 150

Caroline Ketcham

MOTOR MATTERS: THE ROLE MOVEMENT PLAYS IN THE DEVELOPING CHILD

Movement is something so many of us take for granted; walking, writing, smiling, talking – these all involve movement – complex patterns our neuromusculoskeletal system plan, organize and execute.  People who work with kids developing know how miraculous it is to watch a child acquire coordinated movement. If you know a child with developmental disabilities or movement disorders, you begin to understand how complex it really can be. But what about kids that fall in the middle? The kids who are clumsy, awkward, uncoordinated, unathletic? What about kids with common diagnoses such as autism spectrum disorder, ADHD/ADD, sensory processing disorders? How much does motor matter for their success?

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

 
Room 144

Barbara Miller

U.S. Public Response to Corporate and Industry Environmental Messages

Marketplace advocacy campaigns are sponsored by corporations and industry trade associations to improve or protect the market for their products. As public and media interest in energy and the environment have increased, these campaigns have become a common strategy for businesses with realized or potential environmental risks to build widespread public support and avoid additional government regulations (e.g., the American Coalition for Clean Coal Electricity's "America's Power" campaign). This talk will report findings from a national Web-based survey and additional focus group research examining audience response to marketplace advocacy messages, highlighting implications for environmental efforts.

Room 150

Samantha DiRosa

37.421467º

37.421467º is a multiple-media project incorporating live music performance, video, and text, that looks at the United States’ response to the ongoing Fukushima crisis, the worst nuclear accident since Chernobyl.  In this artist's talk, I will discuss development of the project, which considers creative strategies to incite dialogue on emotional distance and cultural amnesia in the face of wide-reaching environmental disaster.

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.)

PSYHSS (South Campus) Room 148

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.)

South Campus Lawn adjacent to the PSYHSS Bldg.

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.

Please join us to look around the newly renovated academic building that includes new classrooms, a wet lab, computer labs, various types of dedicated research rooms, student engagement spaces, and faculty offices.

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.)

PSYHSS (South Campus) Room 150

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 2014-2015 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.  Anyone with an interest in learning more about the residential initiative is welcome to attend. 

Intended Audience:  Anyone with an interest in learning more about the residential initiative is welcome to attend.  Lunch will be served.

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

PSYHSS (South Campus) Room 148

The Institutional Review Board reviews all research proposals involving human participants. If you or your students will conduct research in 2014-15 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   Greg Haenel
ChemistryMcMichael 117 Dan Wright
CommunicationsMcEwen, Room 011 Frances Ward-Johnson (interim)
Computing SciencesLong 101 Joel Hollingsworth
Economics(See LSB listing) Jim Barbour
EducationMooney 111 Richard Mihans
EnglishBelk Pavilion (AVTL) 208 Megan Isaac
Environmental StudiesMcMichael 003G  Brant Touchette
Exercise ScienceKoury Athletic Center,  Room 140 Caroline Ketcham
Finance(See LSB listing) Wonhi Synn
Health and Human Performance Koury Athletic Center, Atkins Room

Resa Walch

History and GeographyLindner 110 Charles Irons
Human Service StudiesPSYHSS 125 J Beth Warner
LSBKoury Business Center, LaRose Digital Theatre Raghu Tadepalli, Dean
Management(See LSB listing) Susan Manring
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 Oaks 212 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 MgmtPowell 304 Hal Walker
World Languages and Cultures Alamance 101 Sophie Adamson

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