Cas Sowa, director of international
studies, has been elected incoming chair of NAFSA Region 8.
(Founded in 1948 as the National Association of Foreign Student
Advisors, the organization is now called NAFSA: Association
of International Educators.) As chairman-elect, he will organize
the November 2002 regional conference in Bethesda, Md. His
four-year term begins after that meeting.
Jane Schaffer, executive secretary
for the Office of Academic Affairs, was elected president
of the Bethlehem-Tondabayashi (Japan) Sister City Commission,
Janet Loengard, professor of history,
chaired a panel on Medieval English statutes, with scholars
from All Souls College, Oxford, and the Universities of Exeter
and Bristol, at a conference of the American Society for Legal
History, held November 8-9 in Chicago.
Joseph M. Shosh, instructor of education,
chaired a panel on Constructing Knowledge in English
Language Arts across Levels and presented a paper, Negotiating
Curriculum in the ELA Methods Seminar, at the 91st annual
National Council of Teachers of English convention, November
15-18 in Baltimore.
Flor María Buitrago, instructor
of Spanish, and Carmen Ferrero-Pino, assistant professor
of Spanish, attended the annual conference of the American
Council for the Teaching of Foreign Languages , November 16-18
in Washington, D.C. The conference included a luncheon sponsored
by the Embassy of Spain.
G. Clarke Chapman, professor of religion,
attended the annual meeting of the American Academy of Religion,
November 16-20 in Denver. Sessions covered topics such as
liberation theology, religion and mass media, and responses
to the war on terrorism.