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Pompe shows art

Florence -- Kathleen  Pompe, Francis Marion University professor of art, was selected to show her digital art images in the Triennial Southeastern Juried Exhibition 1999 at the Mobile Mueaum of Art in Mobile, Ala.  Pompe received a purchase award for a digital print that was added to the Mobile Museum’s permanent collection. 

She received a second place award for a digital Iris print, selected for the Fall for the Arts Exhibition, at the Sumter Cultural Center.  Pompe’s work was also included in two shows this fall at the Florence Museum, the Pee Dee Regional Art Exhibition and the Miniature Art Competition and Exhibition.  She received an honorable mention for her Polaroid manipulation in the Miniature Art Show. 

Pompe is one of three statewide artists selected as an Artist in Residence at Poinsett State Park for 1999-2000.  She will spend one week in residence, creating new photographs.  She will then donate a new work of art to be placed on permanent display at the State Park.

Thayer, Throwe present findings

  Florence -- Joel Thayer, Francis Marion University professor of sociology, and Anita Throwe, associate professor of nursing through the MUSC/FMU program, presented their research, “Risk Factors Among College Students in the Stroke Belt” in the Medical Sociology session of the Mid-South Sociological Association annual meetings, Nov. 5, in Jackson, Miss.

Hildreth publishes article

Florence -- David Hildreth, Francis Marion University assistant professor of education and biology,  recently had an article, “On Encouraging Reflective Practices II:  Suggestions for Successful Implementation,” published in the Fall issue of the S.C. Teacher Education Journal.

Hildreth was also part of a team that represented the Pee Dee region at a week long international conference, “The Next Steps Institute” in Nashville, Tenn., which focused on providing elementary and middle school science teachers with hands-on materials and KITs-based instructional approaches.  At the recent South Carolina Science Council meeting in Greenville, Hildreth presented a session describing a better way for elementary school science teachers to integrate the S.C. standards into their curriculum planning.  His session was called the InSPECTOR Method. 

On Nov. 17, Hildreth also presented middle school students in Cheraw with hands-on science lessons that illustrated whale adaptations.  Nov. 20, Hildreth, along with Tom Roop,

Francis Marion professor of biology, organized the annual meeting of the S.C. Middle and Elementary School Academy of Science (MESAS), Region IV, at FMU.  More than 200 elementary and middle school students from the PeeDee  participated in hands-on science activities.

Holgate to write historical essays

Florence – Francis Marion University associate professor of mass communication – public relations, Jack Holgate, has been asked to provide two essays for a new two-volume reference work called The Encyclopedia of Radio, to be produced by Fitroy Dearborn Publishers, in cooperation with the Museum of Broadcast Communications in Chicago. 

Holgate’s essays will be on the history of radio station WCBS and the Columbia Broadcasting System (CBS) network.


Last Published: June 14, 2004 11:57 AM
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