Faculty & Staff News

Faculty & Staff Achievements

Luther Bean Museum was packed with literature fans Dec. 7, as English department faculty read their work at “Wrap Yourself up in Words.” Presenters included Aaron Abeyta, Peter Anderson, Dr.Carol Guerrero-Murphy, Richard Hamilton, Dr. David MacWilliams, and Kathy Park Woolbert.

Dr. Jared Beeton, assistant professor of earth sciences, was elected to his second two-year term on the Board of Colorado Field Institute. He was also elected vice chairman for 2011.

Margaret Doell, department chair and professor of art,  recently graduated from the HERS Institute for Women in Higher Education at the University of Denver. She participated in the institute Aug. 1-7, Sept. 9-11 and Oct. 21-23. Since 2007, the HERS Institute has annually offered women faculty and administrators the opportunity to participate in an intensive program that prepares them to be leaders in higher education. Read more.

Mike Henderson, web applications developer, and Jen Stoughton, web content specialist, attended the 2010 High Ed Web Association national conference, Oct. 10-13 in Cincinnati.  Also, Mike appears on the organization’s website  relating his “take away” from the event. http://higheredlive.com/a-complete-and-killer-review-of-highedweb-2010/

Dr. Stu Hilwig, professor of history, successfully underwent open heart surgery at the Cleveland Clinic in November. He wishes to thank all members of the ASC community who sent well wishes, good vibes, and prayers.  He is having a great recovery and is excited to return to the classroom in January and rejoin the campus community.

Linda Relyea, assistant director of communications, completed her Master of Art in Art at ASC. Her graduate thesis photography exhibit, “Women of the Land,” is on display in the Hatfield Gallery. A closing reception will be held Friday, Dec. 17, in the Art Building from 4-6 p.m. Relyea’s thesis documents a diversity of women ranchers and farmers performing daily and seasonal chores throughout the four seasons.

Mark Schoenecker, director of communications, attended the American Marketing Association’s   2010 Symposium for the Marketing of Higher Education, held Nov. 7-10 in San Diego.

Julie Waechter, assistant to the president for communications, attended the annual conference for Publications Professionals, presented by CASE (Council for Advancement and Support of Education), Nov. 10-12 in New Orleans.

For the second year, she volunteered with Friends of the Southern Peaks Public Library to produce Messages from the Hidden Lake, a literary and art collection designed to raise funds for the library. She edited the collection and designed the book; three of her poems were selected for publication, including “First Grade Lessons,” which was awarded second place in the poetry division. The book is available at the library for $10.

New Faculty & Staff

Dr. Jeff Elison, asst. professor of psychology
Benjamin Waddell, assist. professor of sociology

Author: jmwaecht

Assistant to the President for Communications
Editor/Designer of alumni magazine – A-Stater