March 10, 2013
Dr. Elizabeth J. Deis, Elliott Professor of Rhetoric and Humanities, has been elected to a three-year term on the Board of Directors of the American Men's Studies Association (AMSA). Her term of office will begin this spring at the annual AMSA conference at the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor, MI, April 4-7, 2013; Dr. Deis will also deliver a paper at the conference on "Victorian Male Feminists" as part of a panel devoted to "Men in Fiction."
Hampden-Sydney will be well represented at the AMSA conference. In addition to Dr. Deis, three other members of the faculty--Dr. Claire E. Deal, Dr. Sarah B. Hardy, and Dr. Katherine J.Weese--will be making presentations, along with four students--seniors John Bishop, Sam Keller, and Walter McCoy, and junior Diego Velasco. Dr. Weese has organized a panel entitled "Dominican Masculinity and The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao, which will feature John Bishop and Walter McCoy, in addition to her own paper. Dr. Deal has organized a panel entitled "Man Talk: Persuasion, Invitational Rhetoric, and Civil Discourse," which will feature Sam Keller and Diego Velasco, in addition to her own paper. Dr. Hardy will deliver a paper entitled "Chronotypes of Masculinity and Modernism's Boys," as part of a panel devoted to "Masculinity through the Eyes of Others."
Hampden-Sydney students and faculty alike have been regular participants at the annual AMSA conference for the past several years.
President Christopher B. Howard has an article in The New York Times in College in Leadership Leading Thoughts. Scroll to "Being The Most Popular Kid in the Class Doesn't Work Forever..." . "In this section, we [The New York Times] invite leading educators, scholars, and practitioners to share their thoughts on leadership. The main purpose of this section is to spur new ways of thinking about leadership as they relate to these areas."
James Y. Simms, Jr., Professor Emeritus of History, on February 24 wrote an op-ed for The Daily Progress (Lynchburg, VA) - "The struggle with Islamic terrorism; A marathon, not a sprint."
Dr. David E. Marion, Elliott Professor of Government & Foreign Affairs, is one of two scholars featured in the Bill of Rights Institute's newest education resource, an 8-minute video describing the importance of the Rule of Law for free societies. This is the second in the Institute's Constitutional Principles series; Dr. Marion also appeared in the first in the series and will appear in two future videos.