MISS FACULTY SENATE HANDS OUT EXCELLENCE AWARDS
- Seven faculty members were recognized for outstanding service
to the university during a Faculty Excellence and Grand Marshal
Awards luncheon today.
are selected by the awards committee of the Faculty Senate and also
each receive a $1,000 honorarium.
and their awards are as follows:
in Professional Service: Dr. Harriet L. Perry, assistant professor
of Coastal Sciences, College of Marine Sciences. This award recognizes
exceptional service to a professional organization or activity outside
the university community.
in University Service: Dr. Darlys Alford, associate professor of
psychology, College of Education and Psychology, Southern Miss Gulf
Coast. This award is given to a faculty member who has excelled
in non administrative service to the university community.
in Teaching: Dr. Leah Fonder Solano, assistant professor, Department
of Foreign Languages and Literatures; Dr. John C. Koeppel, associate
professor of psychology, College of Education and Psychology; Dr.
Lawrence Gwozdz, professor of music, College of the Arts; and Dr.
Juliana Sam Abbenyi, associate professor of English, College of
Liberal Arts. These awards recognize faculty members with records
of exceptional teaching. Candidates are full time faculty with a
minimum of three years experience at Southern Miss.
Award: Dr. William Scarborough, professor of history, College of
Liberal Arts. This award recognizes a faculty member who has excelled
in teaching, research and service. To be eligible, candidates must
be full time faculty who hold the rank of full professor and have
a minimum of 10 years experience at Southern Miss. Scarborough will
serve as grand marshal for commencement ceremonies for one calendar
can be nominated by colleagues, staff, administrators or students
and must submit an extensive dossier of materials related to their
teaching, research or service.
chair Dr. Amy Chasteen Miller said the awards are especially meaningful
because they are selected by peers. "It's a wonderful job to
have to be able to recognize our most outstanding faculty, but difficult
because we have so many who are excellent," said Miller, associate
professor in the Department of Anthropology and Sociology.
PHOTOGRAPHER TO LEAD WORKSHOP, PRESENTATION MARCH 10
-- Award-winning wildlife photographer Tom Ulrich will lead
two photographic events at the Gulf Coast Research Laboratory on
Wednesday, March 10.
He will present
a nature photography workshop from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. and then
a talk and slide show called "Wildlife Images 2003" at
7 p.m., both at The University of Southern Mississippi GCRL.
the evening event is free and will be held in the Caylor Auditorium
at GCRL. The veteran photographer will feature photos from his 2003
photographic safaris abroad and in North America. He will answer
questions and sign his books during the reception following his
fee for the all-day workshop is $50 per person, payable to GCRL.
Registration includes a continental breakfast, light lunch and snacks.
Participation is limited to 20. Though the workshop is geared toward
beginners, Ulrich tailors the experience to meet needs for all degrees
will definitely benefit from the workshop, but I always help the
more advanced get something out of it also," Ulrich said. "I
lead many photo trips and always find a wide range of levels."
participants do not need to bring their photographic equipment unless
they need an explanation about some aspect of their equipment.
a brief review of the principles of photography, relationships between
shutter and aperture settings, fundamental elements of composition,
use and timing of fill-in flash, digital versus film photography,
techniques of close-up photography, and a brief discussion of slide
etiquette, the photography business and marketing.
up in South Chicago, graduated with a degree in biology from Southern
Illinois University and taught for four years before launching his
career as a freelance photographer. He has supported himself with
nature photography for the past 29 years.
of more than 300,000 transparencies includes birds and mammals from
all over the world. His photographs have been featured in publications
such as National Wildlife, Audubon, National Geographic, Montana
Outdoors and Life.
He has published
six nature books, including Mammals of the Rockies, Birds of the
Northern Rockies, Once Upon a Frame and his 2002 release, Photo
Pantanal. Dr. William E. Hawkins, GCRL executive director, said
Ulrich brings the scientific and artistic worlds together.
his living photographing wildlife all over the world," Hawkins
sad. "He is an outstanding observer and a biologist. His approach
to photography is to capture his subjects exhibiting their natural
The GCRL is
home to the university's Department of Coastal Sciences, the Center
for Fisheries Research and Development, and the Gulf Coast Geospatial
Center. The J.L. Scott Marine Education Center and Aquarium is also
a unit of the laboratory. The GCRL is part of the Southern Miss
College of Science and Technology. For more information, call the
laboratory at (228) 872-4200.