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Dr. Jacobsen Publishes on "Giftedness"
Dr. Mary Jacobsen, associate professor of psychology, has just published a chapter in a new book from Springer Science that was released at the beginning of March. Her chapter is titled Intellectual Giftedness, Leadership, and Morality: Parallels, Problems, and Possibilities. The book, entitled Morality, Ethics and Gifted Minds, is described...
Dr. Thomas' Dissertation Wins Award
Dr. Andrew Thomas, assistant professor of history at Salem College, has won the 2008 Distinguished Dissertation Award for the College of Liberal Arts at Purdue University for his work entitled A House Divided: Wittelsbach Confessional Court Cultures in Bavaria, the Palatinate, and Bohemia, 1550-1650. Also, Dr. Thomas will be presenting...
Rector Receives Basketball Honor
Salem basketball player Kelsey Rector (State Road, NC) was selected to the All-Independent Association of Division III (AD3I) Honorable Mention basketball team for the second year in a row. Rector led the young Spirits to an 8-17 season, and was a team captain. She was selected to the Piedmont Baptist...
Salem Professor Awarded Fulbright
Susan Opt, chair and associate professor in the Communication Department at Salem College, has been awarded a Fulbright Scholar grant to lecture at the Masaryk University in Brno, Czech Republic during the 2009-2010 academic year, according to the United States Department of State and the J. William Fulbright Foreign Scholarship...
Philanthropy Journal Highlights Salem's New Program
The Philanthropy Journal recently highlighted Salem's new certificate program in Not-for-Profit Management as well as its director, Dr. Doug Borwick. To read the article, please click here.
Borwick Elected to Board of AAAE
Dr. Doug Borwick, director of the Not-for-Profit-Management and Arts Management programs at Salem College, has been elected vice president of the board of the Association of Arts Administration Educators (AAAE). The AAAE is an international organization incorporated as a nonprofit institution within the United States. Its mission is to represent...
Salem Announces Oesterlein Award
Salem College Senior Samantha Cortez Selman received the Elisabeth Oesterlein Award the schools highest honor for a member of the graduating class during recent Founders Day ceremonies held on Friday, April 17. The Oesterlein Award is named in honor of Salems first teacher when it was founded as a school...
Rev. Dr. Burkette Receives Comenius Award
The Reverend Dr. D. Wayne Burkette, former Head of School for Salem Academy, received the John Amos Comenius Award of Distinction during ceremonies held as part of the annual Founders Day celebration on April 17 at Salem Academy and College. The Comenius Award is the highest award given by Salem...
Lucero-Hammer Publishes Second Book
Graciela Lucero-Hammer, chair of the Modern Languages department and associate professor of Spanish at Salem College, has published a second book, Naked Souls/Desnudos del Alma. Press 53 of Winston-Salem has just released a bilingual anthology of award-winning stories by the Argentine writer Marisa Estelrich, translated into English by Lucero-Hammer. These...
Ljungquist's Essay in Nationally Reviewed Collection
Gary Ljungquist, professor of Modern Languages at Salem College, had a personal essay entitled Dame Joan and I published April 1 by the University of Wisconsin Press. The essay was included in a collection of essays titled My Diva, edited by poet Michael Montlack. Ljungquists essay pays tribute to soprano...
Salem Senior is Finalist in Concerto Competition
Salem senior Daphne Nichols was a finalist in the North Carolina Symphony Young Artist Concerto competition this past week in Raleigh, NC. Nichols, of Machiasport, ME, was one of only five musicians who advanced to the finals out of 60-plus entrants. She is a student in the School of Music...
Salem Now Member of Great South Athletics Conference
Salem College has been notified that the institution is now officially a part of the Great South Athletics Conference (GSAC). According to Kim Fierke, director of athletics and physical education, the presidents of the institutions that are GSAC members met this week and voted unanimously to approve Salems entrance. The...
Chaplain Receives Doctorate
Amy Rio-Anderson, chaplain for Salem Academy and College, has received her Doctor of Ministry degree with a focus on spirituality and story from Wesley Theological Seminary in Washington, DC. The degrees were conferred on May 11 in the National Cathedral. Rio-Anderson, who has been chaplain at Salem for the past...
Education Professor Publishes Book
Benjamin Blaisdell, assistant professor of education at Salem College, had his book published this spring. The book, entitled Seeing with Poetic Eyes: Critical Race Theory and Moving from Liberal to Critical Forms of Race Research in Sociology of Education, was published by Sense Publishers of Rotterdam, Netherlands. It is part...
Salem Joins Triad "Aerotropolis" Plan
Salem College is one of 20 Triad-area colleges or universities joining forces to help promote the area as a hub for worldwide logistics and transportation. The Piedmont Triad Center for Global Logistics, which was announced on May 29, will be located near the Piedmont Triad International Airport and is expected...
Schildkret to be Visiting Scholar in School of Music
David Schildkret is returning to the Salem College School of Music, where he was once dean, to be the 2009-10 visiting scholar. He will be conducting the Salem College choirs and teaching courses in music history, in addition to aiding the dean and president in planning for the future of...
Lister-Sink Named Acting Director, School of Music
Barbara Lister-Sink, artist-in-residence and professor of piano at the Salem College School of Music, has been named acting director for 2009-2010. Along with scholar-in-residence and former dean David Schildkret, she will be participating in a review and revitalization of the School of Music program during the upcoming academic year. A...
Novicki New Public Services Librarian
Elizabeth Novicki has joined the Salem College Library as public services librarian, according to director of libraries Dr. Rose Simon. Novicki, who resides in East Bend, NC, began her duties on July 1. She will be responsible for providing research instruction, reference and interlibrary loan services for students, faculty and...
Salem Hires New Financial Aid Director
Lori A. Lewis has joined Salem College as the new director of financial aid, effective July 13, according to Katherine Knapp Watts, dean of admissions and financial aid. Lewis, who comes to Salem from Citibank where she was account manager and assistant vice president for the banks student loan corporation,...
Salem Announces Articulation Agreement with Community Colleges
Salem College has entered into an articulation agreement with the North Carolina Community College System that will benefit both transfer students and the institutions involved. The announcement was made by Dr. Ann McElaney-Johnson, vice president of academic and student affairs and dean of the College. The agreement allows eligible students...