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Feb.-March 2, 2015
From the Dean's Desk ...

CASSH Commits to Quality

Dr. Steve Brown, CASSH Dean and Dr. Jocelyn Evans, share important messages regarding their commitment and that of the College of Arts, Social Sciences and Humanities to UWF's Quality Enhancement Plan

" This week,Provost Saunders released some information that is extremely useful in detailing the ten metrics established by the BOG for institutional funding.  The document identifies each metric, and shows UWF’s status on the various scales as of two years ago and as of today..." Read more from Dean Brown.

"Our college is supporting two QEP projects during the pilot phase.  The first project is the Department of English and World Language's "Portfolio Assessment of Student Writing."  The second is the Department of Communication Art's "Direct Assessment for the National Student Advertising Competition." We look forward to featuring these programs in more detail over the next several months..." Read more from Associate Dean Evans


Call for CASSH News Submissions! 

Do you have news, events, staff, faculty or students that you would like featured in an upcoming newsletter? Please send submissions for the next newsletter to Brandy Gottlieb by Friday, March 6th to
Featuring Our Students, Staff and Faculty 

UWF Students Examine Their Future in Anthropology 

On November 8, 2014, the Department of Archaeology and Anthropology threw its second annual Anthropology Undergraduate Student Luncheon. Sabrina Cummings reports on the event; read more. 

Nora Trotman, majoring in Political Science and Communication Arts, is pictured with Congressman Steve King (R IA-4), during her internship in Washington, D.C.

Nora Trotman Credits UWF and CASSH

As both a John C. Pace Scholar and Sam Rose Scholar, Nora Trotman had
the opportunity to intern for Congressman Steve King (R IA-4) this
past summer on full scholarship. Nora worked four days a week for the
Congressman while taking a course on public policy and attending a
seminar series in Washington, D.C.

Through this internship she was able to sit front row to hear
Secretary of State John Kerry speak, take notes at Judiciary Committee
Hearings and meet Rep. Louie Gohmert and Rep. Michele Bachmann.

"This internship helped me grow as a person and a young professional
in so many ways," Trotman said. "I don't think I could ever give the
UWF Department of Government and Department of Communication Arts
credit enough for preparing me for such a transformative experience.
Three years ago I never would have thought I would be living and
working in the nation's capital and now I can't wait to go back."

Nora is an honors student dual majoring in Political Science and
Communication. She is currently interning with Senator Marco Rubio's
Pensacola office and will graduate this May.

Congratulations to Dr. Jocelyn Evans, CASSH Associate Dean, who recently received full professorship. Here, she delivers her Rite of Passage lecture on Feb. 20th. 


Dr. Evans Delivers, "Naked and Afraid: A Survivor's Tale"

"In academia, this is a really tricky thing.  The stakes are really high... Doing the easy things that don’t require us to really subject ourselves to criticism, that don’t expose us, can pad our vita with stuff, but none of the "stuff" really counts... You have to rely on your training, even if it didn't prepare you for the exact circumstance you face. You have to be able to draw from your skill set and improvise to survive."
Read more.
CASSH "Brags". Have you Heard? 

CASSH Student Brags       


Rachel Wright's work won third place in the Association of College Unions International Steal This Idea competition. Photo Courtesy of UCSIATUWF, Twitter.

Congratulations to Rachel Wright, UWF Department of Art graphic design student and University Commons & Student Involvement intern, for being awarded third place in the Association of College Unions International Steal This Idea  competition. Wright's work was selected as one of the best among student entries received from ACUI's 528 member institutions. View her design brochure design

Congratulations to Erby Beshay, International Studies major and recent graduate who has accepted a semester position at the Washington Center, received nearly two dozen internship offers and is now working with the State Department's International Visitor Leadership Program. 

Congratulations to UWF Communication Arts students who received  ADDY®Awards during the Feb. 21 AAF Pensacola's  ADDY® Awards Show.
  • Rebekah Hamil won a Gold ADDY in the single, fractional/full page consumer trade publication category 
  • Daniel Mota won a Silver ADDY in the single poster category  
  • Bishop Bradshaw  won a Gold ADDY in the photography category
  • Rachel Wright and Casey Herman from the Graphic Arts program also received awards during the presentation.  
View the complete winner's book.

CASSH  Faculty Brags  

Congratulations to Judy Bennington-Dykes, Instructor with English and World Languages, for being named the recipient of the 2015 Adjunct Faculty Excellence Award by Dr. Martha Saunders, UWF Provost. 

Congratulations to Assistant Professor Jenna Emery for being named as one of Pensacola's "rising stars"  for 2015. Since 2006, the Independent News has honored the top Rising Stars in the greater Pensacola area. Rising Stars are those individuals, under the age of 35, who are seen as up-and-coming leaders in their professions and/or the community. View her profile, along with all of UWF's named Rising Stars. 

By a unanimous decision, Roz Fisher, Instructor of Sociology, was named the 2015 recipient of the Mary F. Rogers Women’s Studies Faculty AwardRegister to join Fisher on Monday, March 16 as she appears as featured luncheon speaker for the 14th Annual Women's Conference.  
Bre Garret has edited, introduced, and contributed research to a special issue of Reflections, titled, "Engaging the Possibilities of Disability Studies."   
Congratulations to Shannon Holst, Instructor for English and World Languages, for being awarded the SGA's Distinguished Teaching Award.  

Dr. Ying Huang, Assistant Professor in the Department of Communication Arts, published an article titled "Toward Better Gender Equality? Portrayals of Advertising Models' Occupational Status in Chinese Magazines" in the January 2015 issue of Journal of International Consumer Marketing, a peer-reviewed academic journal that examines consumer and organizational buyer behavior on a cross-cultural, national and global scale.

Department of Government's Dr. Michelle Williams' article "Are Radical Right-wing Parties the Black Holes in Party Space? Implications and Limitations in Impact
Assessment of Radical Right-wing Parties" has been accepted for publication in the June 2015 edition of Journal of Ethnic and Racial Studies.

Dr. Alfred Cuzan's article "Five Laws of Politics" has been accepted for publication in PS Political Science and Politics

Congratulations to Dr. Joseph T. Spaniola, Department of Music Department, who was selected as the featured composer, clinician and conductor of the 37th Annual Mid-South Honor Band Clinic, hosted February 2015  by the University of Mississippi. 

In Other News

CASSH in the Media                      


In case you've missed the headlines, here's a look at CASSH's recent news mentions. 


For the Love of Grammar

Before the Google and the social media era, we called 411. (Does anyone still call 411?) However, where does someone turn to in the case of a “grammar emergency”? If we are truly honest, we can admit that the fear of executing badly written or spoken grammar... Read more...

Wednesday, March 4, is National Grammar Day, a day to "March Forth" with good grammar. This year, the UWF Writing Lab will sponsor a Grammar Jeopardy game every hour on the hour from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. in building 51, room 164. These games are scheduled to coincide with the Lab's regular Skill-of-the-Week sessions and will focus on a number of grammatical skills. Call 474-2129 or 2229 to sign up for one of the Grammar Jeopardy games which will take place Wednesday, March 4.

Check out the latest edition of Archaeology Digs

Top: Jason Ockert, Author of The Wasp Box, gives a reading of his novel. Bottom: Eric Angeletti and Cleo Battle, grad students in the Creative Writing track, anticpate Ockert's presentation. 

Author Presents for Panhandler Books' Opening 

The Panhandler Magazine has served as a platform providing authors with literary expression. Published by UWF’s Department of English and World Languages, Panhandler is a literary journal published in three distinct ways: as an open-source e-magazine, as a downloadable PDF, and as a full color, perfect-bound art book. Recently, the Panhandler family expanded with the launch of Panhandler Books, distributed by the University Press of Florida.   
On February 25, Panhandler Books celebrated its official launch by welcoming author Jason Ockert to read an expert from Wasp Box, his first novel and the first published book within the series.
Ockert shared that the title of his novel was born from his memories of a childhood experience set in his grandmother’s living room in which he trapped a wasp in an antique box and released it shortly thereafter. Ockert hoped to create some “space of mystery” through the encounter, but now finds that space through his literary writings of Wasp Box in which all characters inevitably are a variation of himself.”
“I think it’s a tremendous opportunity for growth to make the university stand out as a contender in the state university system. We’ve always had incredible academics and been both party to and a student of those academics for a long time, and this will help definitely make this a beacon on the stage,” says Eric Angeletti, grad student and Panhandler co-editor.
Cleo Battle, also a grad student with the program and Panhandler co-editor believes the launch of Panhandler Books will “help UWF become a ‘literary mecca’.”


UWF ITS Announcements

Qualtrics Research Suite Now Available


The Qualtrics Research Suite online survey tool is now available. UWF faculty, staff, and students can access the suite via the Qualtrics app in MyUWF. Visit Qualtrics Support and Training documentationfor help and resources. For more information, please contact the ITS Help Desk at helpdesk@uwf.eduor 474.2075.


Smart Boards Workshop


This workshop will provide an overview and hands-on use of SMART Podiums and SMART Boards which can be found in classrooms, the Pace Library, conference rooms, and study areas around campus. The workshop will also cover how to utilize SMART Notebook software. The workshop will be held on Friday, Feb. 27 from 10-11 p.m. in Building 79, Room 174. Please register for this and other workshops on the ITS Workshops webpage or through the Reservation Desk in MyUWF. For more information, please contact Dr. Jenae Burkart at


Prezi Workshop


This workshop will provide an overview and hands-on use of the presentation tool, Prezi. The workshop will cover how to create a free Prezi Educational Account. Attendees will learn how to design dynamic presentations using The workshop will be held on Friday, Feb. 27 from 1:30-2:30 p.m. in Building 79, Room 180. Please register for this and other workshops on the ITS Workshops webpage or through the Reservation Desk in MyUWF. For more information, please contact Dr. Jenae Burkart

CASSH Tech Tip  

Here's another great management tip from the CASSH Tech team!

File Management Tricks

Rename a file quickly: Right-clicking and selecting "rename" is not very efficient. Instead, simply press F2 while a file is selected to change its name. To alter the name of another file, type TAB without deselecting the current file.

Rename files sequentially in Windows: You actually don’t need to download any programs to perform a batch file rename in Windows. Instead, select all the files you want to change, right-click the first one in the list, select rename (or use F2), and type in the name. This will automatically change all the other files with the same root name with a suffix: (1), (2), and so on.

Select multiple files using the keyboard: To select multiple files using your keyboard, press Shift + down arrow to select a single file or Shift + Page Down to select a large group of files at one time.

To reach the CASSH Tech Team, contact
Calling for Submissions...

2015 Nautilus Excellence Awards                        Nominations due March 2, 2015 

Nominations for the 2015 Nautilus Excellence Awards are now being accepted. Employees must have worked at UWF for three consecutive years, as of March 1, 2015, to be eligible.  Forms and nomination criteria/guidelines for the Professional Excellence Awards, Gabor Awards and Marion Viccars Award are available on the Human Resources Department website.The deadline for nominations is 5:00 p.m., Monday, March 02, 2015.

The awards ceremony will be held on Thursday, April 16, 2015, from 9:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. in the Center for Fine and Performing Arts, Building 82. All faculty and staff are invited to attend.

Professional Excellence Awards

Up to 20 eligible employees will receive a $2,000 (gross) award. The Outstanding Employee of the Year recipient will be presented with an additional $3,000 (gross) award, a designated parking space and a plaque.

Marion Viccars Award

Employees at the director level and above and faculty administrators (including dean, associate and assistant deans, and chairperson) and those retiring within the academic year are eligible to apply or be nominated for the award.

The award recipient receives a $2,000 (gross) cash award and a certificate of appreciation.

The award recipient will be selected on the basis of outstanding job performance as well as service to the university and the community.

Gabor Award for Excellence

An award will be presented to one faculty member and one staff employee. Each award recipient receives a $200 (gross) award and a certificate of appreciation.

The honorees will be selected on the basis of outstanding job performance as well as service to the university and the community.

If you have questions, contact Sharon Jones at 474-2611 or LaBratta Epting at 474-2292.


Student Scholar Symposium and Faculty Research Showcase Call for Submissions

The 2015 Student Scholar Symposium and Faculty Research Showcase is scheduled for Thursday, April 23, 2015. Undergraduate students, graduate students and faculty are invited to submit their research and creative projects for this university-wide celebration.
The abstract submission form is now available on the 
Research & Sponsored Programs Student Scholar Symposium page, and must be submitted by 5 p.m. on Friday, Feb. 27.

A special note for faculty: This year, the Office of Undergraduate Research would like to highlight research and scholarly opportunities available to UWF undergraduate students during the Faculty Showcase. Faculty are encouraged to submit findings from completed research projects, as well as research projects in the planning and development stages, with a particular emphasis on opportunities for undergraduate student participation. Additionally, OUR encourages faculty to submit research and scholarly activities that are embedded into course curriculum. 
For more information, please contact Dr. Allison Schwartz at

Florida Humanities Council Community Project Grants Deadlines: March 2, 11, June 1, Sept. 1


Community Project grants provide support for the planning and implementation of public humanities programs and resources that meet the needs and interests of local communities. Projects may include lecture series and panel discussions, reading and discussion groups, film series, oral history projects, exhibitions, and the development of cultural resources that complement public programming. View the 2014-2015 Community Project Grant Application Guidelines for more information. 
Mark Your Calendars ...

Register for the 14th Annual Women's Studies Conference 

UWF's Women's Studies Collective and Women Studies Program is proud to host the 14th Annual Women's Studies Conference, Monday, March 16th from 8 a.m. - 7 p.m. This yearly event showcases student research and academic scholarship focused on women's studies, gender studies and topics related to sexuality. Read more about the conference and UWF's Women's Studies program. 

Angela Davis, feminist theorist and civil rights activist, will serve as the conference's featured speaker. Her work exposes racial prejudices in criminal justice systems and contemplates the roles of African American women in capitalist societies. 

Roz Fisher, UWF Instructor of Sociology and recipient of the 2015 Mary F. Rogers Women's Studies Faculty Award  will also present her luncheon lecture, Feminism is Still Needed: Five Illustrations from Popular Culture

Registration is required for the event.Those interested in volunteering should contact (Please copy

Experience UWF Downtown with Sebastian Junger 

Join Experience UWF Downtown and Sebastian Junger, March 25 for The Front Lines of History:Twenty Years of Reporting From Around the World. 

Junger is the internationally acclaimed, best-selling author of WAR, The Perfect Storm, A Death in Belmont and Fire. He is also the acclaimed director of the documentary Restrepo and Korengal. As a contributing editor to Vanity Fair and as a contributor to ABC News, he has covered major international news stories and has been awarded the National Magazine Award and an SAIS Novartis Prize for Journalism.
Follow Sebastian Junger to learn more about his career. 

Event Hospitality: 5:30-6:00 p.m.
Lecture: 6:00-7:00 p.m.

Museum of Commerce
201 East Zarragossa Street, Pensacola

The event is free and open to the public. 

RSVPs appreciated by March 20th

Please visit Experience UWF Downtown to learn more about this and other events. 


Here's What's Coming Up in CASSH! 

Have an event you'd like to feature on the UWF or CASSH News calendar?           Email Brandy Gottlieb at

TAGGED Student Art Exhibit 
Through March 13


Music Hall Artist Series

Jamie Van Eyck, soprano
March 2

Music Hall

William Wilson Thesis Defense 
March 3

B 13, R 104A

Grammar Jeopardy and National Grammar Day
March 4
10am- 4pm 
UWF Writing Lab

UWF Chamber Music Concert
March 4
Old Christ Church

Dr. Jodi Magness, "The Archaeology of Qumran and the Dead Seas Scrolls"
March 5

UWF Jazz Band Concert 
March 5
University Commons, Great Hall

Patrick Jacobs Exhibit and Opening Reception
March 19
(Exhibit runs through April 18)

Patrick Jacobs Exhibit and Opening Reception
March 19
(Exhibit runs through April 18)


Gulf Coast Virtuoso 
March 20

Duo Piano Recital  
March 23


Our Voice Are Many
Dr. Steve Brown, CASSH Dean will perform a medley of Negro Spirituals 
April 1
Pensacola Museum of Art 
For more about the Our Voices Are Many performances and the Color in Freedom exhibit, visit Pensacola Museum of Art. 


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