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November 16, 2012


From the "Through Our Eyes: Midtown and Beyond" and "Alphabet of Art" exhibits held at the popular Studio@620

to the St. Petersburg Science Festival and the SPIFFS International Folk Fair held in downtown St. Petersburg, Eckerd students, faculty and programs are getting noticed. Our people are quoted and featured in news articles - commenting on the news, making the news and writing the news. (Scroll down to the Eckerd in the News section) 


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Gov. Rick Scott: Prevent another tragedy along Pinellas Bayway

On November 7, 2012, a beloved member of the Academy of Senior Professionals at Eckerd College, Robert "Bob" Earl Shepherd, 85, died after exiting campus while turning left, heading westbound on the Pinellas Bayway leading to the Gulf beaches. Bob, who actively pursued public officials and others to advocate for a traffic signal at the entrance to campus, unknowingly foretold his death in 2001 when he said, "It's a tragedy waiting to happen."
Following a successful visit to the Pinellas County Metropolitan Planning Organization's monthly meeting, where the MPO took action to request Florida Department of Transportation reevaluate the installation of a traffic signal at the College's entrance, President Donald Eastman and other members of the Eckerd community will be attending the St. Petersburg City Council's meeting on Monday, November 19, at 3:00 p.m. at City Hall in downtown St. Petersburg (175 5th St. N.). These appearances are part of the College's efforts to re-initiate its conversations with city, county and state representatives to pursue the installation of a traffic signal. All are encouraged to attend these public meetings.

In addition to these in-person efforts, we ask you to become part of a collective endeavor by signing this petition: Prevent another tragedy along Pinellas Bayway.

Click on the link to share it with your colleagues, families and friends to help reach our goal of 2,500 signatures. It will then be delivered to Rick Scott, The Governor of Florida. Thank you for your support! 

Faculty Focus: Davina Lopez, Allan Meyers

Davina C. Lopez, Associate Professor of Religious Studies,has been elected to the Society for Theory in Religion and Theology, and has also been appointed to a three-year term on the editorial board of Religion and Theology: A Journal of Contemporary Religious Discourses, the flagship peer-reviewed journal for the appraisal of methodology in the study of religion within the humanities, natural sciences, and social sciences.


Outside the Hacienda Walls by Allan MeyersAllan Meyers, Professor of Anthropology, has had a new book published, Outside the Hacienda Walls: The Archaeology of Plantation Peonage in Nineteenth-Century Yucatan. It is part of the University of Arizona Press series on the Archaeology of Colonialism in Native North America. Fellow author Jennifer Mathews describes his books as "... the future of archaeology - this kind of interdisciplinary approach that combines archival research, ethnographic interviews, and on-the-ground archaeology."       


ecinthenewsEckerd in the News
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The Current
November 15, 2012

Fox 13 Tampa Bay
November 14, 2012

- Comments by Jeralyn Darling '13 and President Donald Eastman 


83 Degrees Media
November 13, 2012

- Feature interview with Michelle McEachern '10  


Tampa Bay Times
November 10, 2012


2012-13 Eckerd college basketball men's, women's previews
Tampa Bay Times
November 9, 2012


Tampa Bay Times
November 9, 2012

- Comments by ASPEC members Eleanor Wolf and Nena Shepherd and Director of Planning, Development and Construction Bill McKenna 


WFTS - ABC Action News
November 9, 2012

- Comments by ASPEC member Jack Reed 


Students and faculty react to news of the death of ASPEC member 

The Current

November 8, 2012 


One ASPEC member dies in wreck, two others injured 

The Current

November 7, 2012 


Eckerd College hosts an all-day celebration of the arts
Tampa Bay Times
November 8, 2012


Tampa Bay Times
November 7, 2012


Obama Victory Comes With No Mandate
National Journal
November 6, 2012

- Comments by Tony Brunello, Professor of Political Science 


Tampa Bay Times
November 4, 2012

- Cover story written by Malena Carollo '13; comments by Assistant Director of Campus Safety and Pet Council Staff Adviser Tonya Womack '05, Hannah Feigin '13, Rosie Kerber '13, Rachel Ellingson '14, Saige Liparulo '13, Assistant Chaplain Libby Shannon '05 


Eckerd College building to be named after benefactors Tom and Mary James
Tampa Bay Times
November 3, 2012   


New Eckerd building to be named after Tom and Mary James
Tampa Bay Business Journal
November 2, 2012   


David Hastings and Charles Pattison guest opinion: Climate change must be faced by everyone
The News-Press
November 2, 2012   

- Op-ed co-authored by David Hastings, Professor of Marine Science and Chemistry


American Scientist
November 1, 2012    

- Interview with Kelly Debure, Professor of Computer Science 


October 26, 2012   

- Comments by Brenda Thompson Gordon '84

Tampa Bay Times
October 26, 2012 

- Comments by Brenda Thompson Gordon '84 and Doug McMahon, Chaplain and Director of Campus Ministries


Source apportionment and elemental composition of PM2.5 and PM10 in Jeddah City, Saudi Arabia
Atmospheric Pollution Research 

July 1, 2012  

- An article co-authored by Polina Maciejczyk, Assistant Professor of Chemistry  


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Chained Bird by Kirk Ke Wang


"The Invisible Elephant" - Paintings and Sculptures by Kirk Ke Wang and Theo Wujcik    

On display through December 7 in Cobb and Elliott Galleries, "The Invisible Elephant" exhibition comes to us from the Polk Museum of Art in Lakeland, Florida, where it first opened in July of this year. Kirk Ke Wang is Professor of Visual Arts at Eckerd College, and Theo Wujcik is Professor Emeritus at the University of South Florida. This is their second major collaboration. The show's concept was based on an ancient parable that colorfully illustrates how we each can see the same thing differently. The resulting exhibition is a visual feast of western/US and Asian/Chinese cultures in dialogue.




Let Eckerd Wear the Apron on Thanksgiving Day!

Let your Eckerd family prepare this year's Thanksgiving Feast. Bring your family and friends to Fox Hall on Thanksgiving Day, Thursday,
November 22 at 4 p.m.
Enjoy turkey with all the trimmings, football game viewing in the Pub, and holiday craft activities for all ages. Cost: meal cards will admit students who are on the meal plan; other students, faculty, staff and guests will be $7.50/person. Buy tickets in the Bon Appetit Dining Services Office (864-8411, Café Bon Appetit building).


All Eckerd College students, alumni, trustees, faculty, staff, and ASPEC and OLLI members are invited to send in their short stories, one-act plays, nonfiction (15 pages max.), poems and art before November 23 for consideration for publication in Eckerd Review 2013. Visit the website and follow the submission guidelines to electronically submit your work anonymously.



All events are free and open to the public unless otherwise stated.

Through Dec. 7, Cobb and Elliott Galleries, Mon-Fri, 10:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. 

VSA Florida's "Modern Skills for Success Art Exhibition" 

Through Dec.13, Armacost Library, Mon-Fri, 10:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.


CPS: EC Theatre presents "Legally Blonde The Musical"  

Nov. 16-18, Bininger Theatre  

Thur-Sat, 8 p.m., Sun, 2 p.m.


Thanksgiving Holiday, No classes

Nov. 22-23


CPS: "The Invisible Elephant" - Paintings and Sculptures by Theo Wujcik and Kirk Ke Wang   

1 to 3 p.m., Cobb Art Gallery

Receive CPS credit during these hours


ASPEC Public Forum: St. Petersburg Mayor Bill Foster

4 p.m., Nov. 28, Lewis House


CPS: EC Theatre Student Produced Play, MOYLES MUSICAL 

Nov. 29 to Dec. 2, Bininger Theater

Thur.-Sat., 8 pm; Sun., 2 pm


International Cinema Series, "Unforgivable"

7 p.m., Nov. 30, Miller Auditorium 

7:30 p.m., Dec. 3, Fox Hall


Go Tritons! 
EC Tritons
Calling all fans, come cheer on your Tritons at these upcoming HOME games and matches! Visit the Athletics website for more info.

Friday, Nov. 23 

3 p.m., Women's Basketball vs. University of Puerto Rico at Bayamon     

7:30 p.m., Men's Basketball vs. University of Puerto Rico at Bayamon    

Saturday, Nov. 24 

3 p.m., Women's Basketball vs. North Georgia College & State University  

7:30 p.m., Men's Basketball vs. Clark Atlanta (Ga.) University


Wednesday, Nov. 28 

5:30 p.m., Women's Basketball vs. Ave Maria University


Where Are They Now?
Julie Huber '00

Julie Huber: Microbial Oceanography
Dr. Julie Huber '98 describes why
she was drawn to studying
deep-sea microbes.
Dr. Julie Huber '98, who double majored in marine science and biology and minored in chemistry at Eckerd, is an assistant professor (MBL) in the Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology at Brown University. A scientist at the Marine Biological Laboratory in Woods Hole, her lab studies the microbial life found in the unique, and largely unstudied, environment of the deep seafloor. Huber has received a number of awards for her research including a L'Oreal USA Fellowship for Women in Science in 2007.

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