Baylor University

December 2003 Presentations

Dec. 4, 2003

Dr. Wendy W. Allman, assistant professor of English, presented "Sociolinguistics, Literature and The Reeve's Tale" May 5 at an International Congress on Medieval Studies meeting in Kalamazoo, Mich. She presented "The Wounds of Christ, Temporal Authority and Shakespeare's Coriolanus" July 17 at an International Medieval Congress meeting in Leeds, England.

Dr. Michael B. Frisch, professor of psychology, presented a workshop titled "Quality of Life Assessment" Oct. 4 at the International Positive Psychology Summit in Washington, D.C.

Dr. Gregory T. Garrett, professor of English, discussed his novel Cycling Sept. 24 at a Watonga Book Club meeting in Watonga, Okla. He gave readings from Cycling Sept. 25-26 at Barnes & Noble bookstores in Oklahoma City and Tulsa. He presented "Literature and Healing: Reading the Story," read from his fiction and delivered a sermon Oct. 3-5 at a medical humanities retreat at Camp Allen in Navasota. He participated in two panel discussions on film adaptation and script writing Oct. 9-12 at the Austin Film Festival.

Vicky Gerik, director of distributive systems and services in information technology services, and Melinda Sanson, training and support specialist in information technology services, presented "A Successful Help Desk Process for All IT Support" May 11-14 at a CUMREC conference in Orlando, Fla.

Dr. Roger E. Kirk, Distinguished Professor of Psychology and Statistics and Master Teacher, presented a keynote address titled "Effect Magnitude: A Different Focus" Oct. 3 at the International Conference on Statistics, Combinatorics and Related Areas in Portland, Maine.

Paul A. McCoy, professor of art and Ceramist-in-Residence, had two ceramic sculptures exhibited Oct. 20-Nov. 15 in the National Clay Art Invitational Exhibition at the Collin County Community College Fine Arts Gallery in Plano. He had a ceramic sculpture titled "Exquisite Agony" exhibited Oct. 26-Nov. 22 in the Ceramics USA 2003 juried exhibition at the University of North Texas Art Gallery in Denton. He had a ceramic sculpture accepted for exhibition Dec. 5-Jan. 25 in the Craft Forms 2003 juried exhibition at the Wayne Art Center in Wayne, Penn.

Dr. Roger E. Olson, professor of theology at Truett Seminary, presented a plenary address titled "The World Its Parish: Wesleyan Theology in the Postmodern Global Village" Oct. 2 at the Legacy of John Wesley for the 21st Century conference at Asbury Theological Seminary in Wilmore, Ky.

Matthew Schobert, part-time lecturer in Baylor Interdisciplinary Core, presented "Recovering Vocation: Escaping Seductive Parodies, Embracing Subversive Practices" Oct. 2-4 at the Formation and Renewal conference at the University of Notre Dame Center for Ethics. He led a workshop titled "Vocation and the Spiritual Life" Oct. 23-25 at a North American Association of Christians in Social Work convention in Louisville, Ky.

Three English faculty members made presentations Sept. 25-27 at a Texas Medieval Association annual conference at Baylor University. Dr. Jeannette M. Denton, assistant professor, presented "Expressing Inner States and Ancestral Potential: Symbolism of the Hands in Early Germanic Poetry;" Dr. D. Thomas Hanks Jr., professor, presented "The Society for the Study of Christianity and Culture;" and Dr. Rebecca Munro, post-doctoral fellow, presented "Chaucer: The Pleasure of the Text."

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