Brien Sheedy leads snow camping trip in the Blues
Brien Sheedy, director of the Outdoor Program, recently co-led with two students a snow camping trip to Horseshoe Prairie in the Blue Mountains. The 12-member group literally camped in the snow and put in miles on skis and snow shoes. Temperatures were in the teens; “not too cold,” Sheedy said.
Mare Blocker elected president of Book Arts Guild
Mare Blocker, visiting assistant professor of art, has been elected to serve as president of the Book Arts Guild, which is a regional arts organization that has supported and educated book artists, calligraphers and book enthusiasts for the past 30 years. For more information please see the group’s Web site.
Kay Fenimore-Smith develops curriculum for...
Kay Fenimore-Smith, associate professor of education, developed a curriculum based on the 2006 history book published by the Confederated Tribes of the Umatilla Indian Reservation that teachers at the Nixyaawii Community School will use with their students. The curriculum includes lesson plans and related materials and encourages field trips to historical sites within the CTIUR homeland....
Elyse Semerdjian carries out research in Syria
Elyse Semerdjian, associate professor of history, has been moonlighting as a researcher for the PBS series “Faces of America.” Hosted by Harvard Professor Henry Louis Gates Jr., the series investigates the geneologies of famous Americans that include Yo-Yo Ma, Stephen Colbert, Malcolm Gladwell, Mario Batali, Meryl Streep and Eva Longoria Parker. Semerdjian researched the grandfather...