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Faculty + Staff News / Feb. 25, 2014

Rosalind Cummings-Yeates (Journalism, First-Year Seminar) was a judge for the annual Wanderwomen Write travel writing contest, reading through 200 entries, with the winner awarded a trip to Costa Rica. She also conducted a live interview of artist Makeba Kedem Dubose for her new exhibit, "The Other Side of Change," at Faie African Art Gallery.

George Bailey (English) hosted a showing of Twelve Years a Slave at the DuSable Museum of African-American History. He also led a discussion following the screening of the film. The event was part of Black History Month. 

Betsy Edgerton (Journalism) will be on the panel "Gender, Communication & Journalism" at the Joint Journalism and Communication History Conference in New York.

Terri Hemmert (Radio) was featured as a "Remarkable Woman" in the Chicago Tribune.

Jeff Lyon (Journalism) was quoted in the obituary of Nat Lehrman, late editor at Playboy magazine and former chair of Columbia College Chicago's journalism department.

Morris Phibbs (Center for Black Music Research) discussed black composers, the Harlem Renaissance and composer Florence B. Price at the "Women of the American Symphonic Landscape" performance on Feb. 23.

Colleen Plumb (Photography) will have works featured in the "Women in the Arts" exhibit March 3-21 at Woodlands Academy of the Sacred Heart.

Pegeen Reichert Powell’s (English) book Retention & Resistance: Writing Instruction and Students Who Leave was published by Utah State University Press. The book brings together student narratives with a critical analysis of how colleges and universities approach the issue of retention, while exploring how retention can inform the goals of instructors who teach first-year writing.

Jeff Spitz (Cinema Art + Science) screened Food Patriots, a documentary created with his wife, Jennifer, that was inspired by their teenage son's battle with a foodborne disease, at a Chicago event on Feb. 23.