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  Scholarship Across
  the Curriculum

by Christopher Hunt, Coordinator of Scholarship Across the Curriculum

A number of Scholarship Across the Curriculum activities have taken place this spring. Among them are:

The First Annual SAC Faculty Lecture series has continued, with Abby Bardi discussing her novel, The Book of Fred, with an audience of over thirty people on March 14.  The final two lectures of the inaugural series will be "A Cosmologist Recants," by Christopher Hunt on April 18; and Sherman Silverman will speak on "The Catoctin Valley of Maryland: An Example of a Micro Region" on May 2.  All SAC lectures are in held in Chesapeake Hall Room 109 at 3 p.m., with refreshments preceding the talk at 2:45. To see abstracts for these talks, as well as a tentative list of speakers for Fall 2002, go to .

Aristotle and a World of Wonder was a success  with talks by Nancy Sherman of Georgetown University on April 12 (discussing Aristotleís Ethics), as well Alasdair MacIntyre of Notre Dame on May 3 (discussing the Politics). To learn more about this project, go to .

The 2001-2002 Pathfinder Grant cycle has ended. The recipients of the final (Round Three) grants for this fiscal year were:


Faculty Member


Participation at 98th Annual American Association of Geographers Meeting (attendance and presentation)

Sherman E. Silverman

History, Geography, and Political Science

Attendance at the 2002 American Library Association Annual Conference

Marianne C. Rough


Participation in the R.S. Means Value Engineering seminar

David E. Furman

Construction Management

Attendance at the Course Technology Conference

Barry W. Bugg

Computer Information Systems

Attendance at the 2002 American Library Association Annual Conference

Imogene Zachery


Presentation at the "When Rhetoric Fails" conference

Melinda G. Kramer


Participation at the AMATYC Outer Banks Summer Institute

Rosanne B. Benn

Developmental Math

Participation at the "Am I My Brotherís Keeper" CLNE Summer Institute 2002

Margaret C. Warner


Attendance at the ASME Biennial Mechanical Engineering Education Conference

Jesse Ingram

Mathematics and Engineering

Attendance at the TACTYC 2002 Annual Meeting

Betty Habershon


Participation at the 2002 CISCO Networkers Conference

Cynthia A. Mason-Posey

Computer Information Systems

Also, the 2002-2003 Pathfinder Grant application cycle are in the process of being reviewed.  This first Pathfinder Grant is for applicants who plan to undertake professional development activities that will occur in the next fiscal year (i.e., after July 1, 2002, but before June 30, 2003).  I encourage you to look for the next opportunity to apply.  More information, may be found at .

Finally, I am thrilled to announce details for this yearís Lyle Linville Memorial Humanities Lecture. The event will be held Thursday, September 26 from 2-4 p.m. in Rennie Forum. (Save the date!) 
Dr. Evelyn Edson of Piedmont Virginia Community College, a scholar of Medieval cartography, will give us a fascinating talk on that subject.


The Instructional Area Newsletter, Volume 17, No. 4

Spring 2002