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April 2004 Presentations and Participations

April 12, 2004

Dr. Francis J. Beckwith, associate director of the J.M. Dawson Institute of Church-State Studies and associate professor of church-state studies, chaired a session on constitutional law and jurisprudence Aug. 29-Sept. 1 at an American Political Science Association annual meeting. He presented commentary on papers by John Finnis Oct. 10-11 at the Faith and Secularism Conference at Princeton University. He presented commentary on papers by Janet Smith Oct. 30-Nov. 1 at a philosophy conference at Wheaton College in Wheaton, Ill. He presented "Thomson's 'Equal Reasonableness' Argument for Abortion Rights: A Critique" Nov. 19-21 at an Evangelical Philosophical Society annual meeting in Atlanta.

Dr. C. Kevin Chambliss, assistant professor of chemistry, presented "Redox-Switchable Metal Complexes in Analytical Chemistry" Feb. 13 at the University of Texas at Arlington.

Dr. William V. Davis, professor of English and Writer-in-Residence, gave a reading of his poetry Jan. 23-24 at the South Central Conference on Christianity and Literature in New Orleans.

Dr. Gregory T. Garrett, professor of English, discussed his novel Free Bird Jan. 27 at an Alliance Book Club meeting in Temple. He served as moderator for a discussion of immigration issues Feb. 21 at a joint Austin Interfaith and Valley Interfaith meeting in McAllen. He taught a class titled "Finding God in Fiction and Film" in February at St. James Episcopal Church in Austin.

Dr. Isaac V. Gusukuma, associate professor of social work, presented "NASW's Standards for Cultural Competence: Implications and Applications for Social Work Practice" Oct. 23 at a meeting of the Texas chapter of the National Association of Social Workers in Arlington. He presented "Stumbling Block or Stepping Stone: Relating as a Christian to Persons of Other Faiths" Feb. 5 at Howard Payne University in Brownwood. He presented a workshop titled "Diversity and Cultural Competence" Feb. 9 at the Advocacy Center for Crime Victims and Children in Waco.

Dr. Kenneth C. Hafertepe, assistant professor of museum studies and director of academic programs and graduate program director, chaired a program committee meeting March 4-6 at a Texas State Historical Association annual meeting in Austin.

Helen E.W. Harris, lecturer in social work, presented "Ethics in School Social Work" in August at a Community in Schools meeting in Waco. She presented "Child Care Challenge: Working with Families of Origin" in August at the Texas Baptist Children's Home in Round Rock. She presented "Family Relationships and Family Care Planning" Oct. 18 at a family care conference in Waco. She and Dr. Dennis R. Myers, professor of social work, presented "Called to Care: Aging, Congregations and Caregivers" Oct. 24 at a National Association of Christians in Social Work annual conference in Louisville, Ky.

Kathy R. Hillman, associate professor and acquisitions librarian, presented a presidential address titled "Tell the Generations" in November at an Woman's Missionary Union of Texas annual meeting in Lubbock.

Dr. J.R. LeMaster, professor of English, chaired a session titled "Discovery of the Sacred" and gave a reading of his poetry Jan. 23-24 at the South Central Conference on Christianity and Literature in New Orleans.

Vicki C. Northern, lecturer in social work, presented a workshop titled "Social Workers in Congregational Contexts" Oct. 23-26 at a North American Association of Christians in Social Work conference in Louisville, Ky.

Dr. Mary Lynn Trawick, associate professor of chemistry and biochemistry, presented a seminar titled "Evaluation of Combretastatin Analogs as Inhibitors of Microtubule Assembly" Feb. 13 to the Department of Biology at the University of Texas at El Paso.

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