In Our College: Accomplishments,
Milestones, and Awards

John Acorn, professor emeritus, Art-was named one of four 1998 recipients of the Elizabeth O'Neill Verner Award, South Carolina's top arts award, for his contributions to the arts in South Carolina.

John Acorn, Dave Detrich, Mike Vatalaro, Art; Joe Thompson, graduate student, Art; Rob Silance, Architecture-had work selected for Triennial 98 in Columbia, SC. The exhibition, a joint project of the South Carolina Arts Commission and the South Carolina State Museum, features the creative work of 35 visual artists from throughout the state of South Carolina.

James Andreas, English-published "Writing Down, Speaking Up, and Acting Out in Much Ado About Nothing" in Teaching Shakespeare Into the Twenty-first Century and "'Newe Science' from 'Olde Bokes:' A Bakhtinian Approach to the Summoner's Tale" in Casebook on the Canterbury Tales. He also presented "Shakespeare's Africa: The Pre-Colonial View" at the South Atlantic Modern Language Association and "Shakespeare's Africa: The View from Antiquity" at the Shakespeare Association of America.

David Bargatze, undergraduate student, Speech and Communication Studies-won the national championship in the Student Congress competition at the Delta Sigma Rho-Tau Kappa Alpha Forensics Honorary National Championship tournament host by Miami University of Oxford, Ohio. The Student Congress competition involves writing and debating bills on the floor of the COngress, and he won the championship as the unanimous choice of the judging pool.

Julie Barlow, graduate student, Art-won an Emerging Artist Scholarship to the Winter Park (FL)Art Festival which provided her with transportation, housing, and space to display her work.

Carol Bleser, History-was the faculty recipient of the 1998 Outstanding Woman Award presented by the President's Commission on the Status of Women at Clemson University. She presented the keynote address to the "Families at War" conference at the University of Richmond and delivered a lecture entitled "Scarlett Revisited: A Planter's Daughter in the Old South" in the Georgia Historical Society's Spring Lecture Series. The University of South Carolina Press published her series entitled "Women's Diaries and Letters of the Nineteenth Century South."

Joe Burton, Architecture-has been invited to deliver a paper on "Louis Kahn and Heidegger" in Cottbus, Germany. He has also received a grant to conduct research in St. Petersburg, Russia, concerning a 1930's architectural competition designed by Louis Kahn.

Frances Chamberlain, Landscape Architecture-has had her paper, "Site Specific, Nature Based Land Art: A Case Study in South Carolina" accepted for presentation at the International Federation of Landscape Architect's Central Region Symposium on Art and Landscape in Athens, Greece.

Mechtild Cranston, Languages-was selected to receive the Clemson University Board of Trustees 1997 Award for Faculty Excellence. She was also elected Secretary of Comparative Literature at the Atlanta meeting of the South Atlantic Modern Language Association.

ies, Abingdon, VA. She currently has work in an exhibition by contemporary printmakers in two museums in Argentina.

Tom Dimond, Art-received an Honorable Mention at the Chico, CA, National Exhibition, Chico Gallery of Art. He also participated in shows in Florida, Texas, Missouri and Arizona and mounted a one-person exhibition at Lander University in Greenwood, SC.

Steven Grosby, Religion, and Tom Oberdan, Philosophy-have received a $10,000 award from the Templeton Foundation for developing a team-taught course on Science and Religion to be offered in the spring of 1999. The course will examine the revival of Aristotelianism in the Middle Ages, the reaction to the rise of modern science, and the continuing controversy over Darwinian evolution.

Paula Heusinkveld, Languages-published Pathways to Culture, hailed by one expert in the field as the most extensive anthology to date on culture in the foreign language classroom.

Shane Howell, MFA graduate, Teresa Van Hatten and Denise Woodward-Detrich, Art-had a show of their work at the Michael McDunn gallery in Greenville, SC.

Daniel Lepetit, Languages-was invited by the National Language Research Institute in Tokyo to deliver a lecture on the acquisition/teaching of intonation in languages and the analysis of speech.

Jodi Moehring, undergraduate student, Architecture-received the $250 Hill Electric Award in the Anderson County Arts Center's 23rd Annual Juried Exhibition for her chair, "the Divorce Seat", originally completed as an assignment in ARCH 424, Product Design.

Vladimir Nikitin, Speech and Communication Studies, and Sam Wang, Art-received a Platform for Collaboration grant to make digital negatives in order to produce a portfolio of platinum prints from a collection of 19th Century photographs by the Russian artist Alfred Eberling.

Barton Palmer, English-was elected president of the International Machaut Society, a scholarly group devoted to the study of the 14th century French poet Guillaume de Machaut. He also published an essay on the literary connections between Machaut and Geoffrey Chaucer in Second Thoughts. He has also published essays in the Cambridge Companion to Author Miller and the Cambridge Companion to Tennessee Williams on the dramatists' relationship to the Hollywood cinema.

Matthew Rice, Architecture- received an ATC mini-grant from the Department of Computing & Information Technology to develop a series of electronic lectures for undergraduate students and to investigate methods for the recording and presenting of student design work in an electronic format.

Michael Rickard, undergraduate student, Art-received this year's Phi Kappa Phi college award for his scholarly and creative achievement and contributions to the Clemson community.

Raymond Sawyer, Performing Arts-has been named Clemson University's fourth Centennial Professor. He was selected by a committee of Clemson faculty members to receive the two-year professorship which carries with it a $12,000 stipend funded jointly by Clemson faculty and their friends and a matching grant from the Commission on Higher Education.

Jose I. Suarez, Languages-was selected as the Rotary Team Leader for a Group Study Exchange trip to the Philippines.

Mike Vatalaro, Art-is one of fewer than 20 ceramic artists world-wide to be invited to attend the International Workshop for Ceramics at Tokoname, Japan, where he will be making and firing his work using the local clay and kilns at one of the six ancient kiln sites in Japan.

Carol Ward, English-introduced and screened her videotape, "Mrs. Tiny Town" at the State Museum in Columbia, SC.

Daniel Wueste, Philosophy and Religion-has been elected President of the South Carolina Society for Philosophy.

Art Young, English-is co-editor of Electronic Communication Across the Curriculum. He has also contributed "Beginnings: Voice, Creativity, and the Critical Essay" to Teaching Writing Creatively and "Surprising Myself as a Teacher in Houghton, American" in Teaching College English and English Education.


The title of English professor Wayne Chapman's book on W. B. Yeats was incorrectly reported in the fall '97 issue of Mirare. The correct title is "The Countess Cathleen: Manuscript Materials by W. B. Yeats," ed. Wayne K. Chapman and Michael J. Sidnell (Ithaca and London: Cornell University Press, 1998).