Several Arizona Western College faculty and staff members attended and presented at a variety of conferences over the spring and summer semesters this year. Employees were also recognized for their written published works and were honored with awards as well.
• Victoria Holas, radiologic technology program director at Arizona Western College, presented as a lecturer at the 2019 Annual Conference of the Society of Radiographers of Trinidad and Tobago in June on “Program Lab Upgrade to Digital Radiography” and “Discrimination in Medicine: Ethical Practices with LGBTQ patients.”
• Monica Ketchum, professor of history and division chair of social sciences at Arizona Western College, presented at the World History Association 28th annual conference in Puerto Rico in June on “Shifting Capitols and Constructing the Future: Kazakhstan’s Global Aspirations in Astana.” She also presented at the International Interdisciplinary Social Sciences Conference in Mexico City in July on “Constructing National Identity in Post-Soviet Central Asia” and at the 112th annual meeting of the Pacific Coast Branch of the American Historical Association at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas in August on “Forging National Identities Within the Global Context.”
• Dr. Sarah Snyder, writing program administrator and professor of English at Arizona Western College, published an article in the upcoming fall issue of the journal WPA: Writing Program Administration titled, “Assessing the Field of WPA with Edward M. White: An Interview with an Influential Scholar.” She was also invited to speak as a panelist at the 2019 Council of Writing Program Administrators Conference in Baltimore in July on “Sustainable Becoming: Women’s Career Trajectories in Writing Program Administration” and she gave a second, peer-reviewed presentation during the same conference on “Sustaining Regional Affiliates at Home and Abroad.” Dr. Snyder additionally presented on “Performing Music, Performing Writing: How Music Can Inform Writing Pedagogy” at the National Conference on College Composition and Communication in Pittsburgh in March and was a pre-convention workshop facilitator on “Establishing a Community of Inquiry in Online Writing Courses through Student and Instructor Presence.”
• David Kern, professor of English at the Arizona Western College Parker Learning Center, had a poem titled, “These Clouds Suggest Animals,” published in the Sierra Nevada Review and will also have a short story titled, “An East-Facing Window,” published in the upcoming edition of the Owen Wister Review.
• Jules Floss, professor of art at Arizona Western College, had work featured in the Ambos Lados International Print Exchange Exhibition which was part of Southern Graphics Council International (SGCI) 2019 Conference at the University of Texas at Arlington. The SGCI conference features exhibitions, demonstrations, and panel discussions.