The new issue of “Green Hills Literary Lantern” is now available online, with poetry, fiction and nonfiction, including essays by Joe Benevento, professor of English, and Adam Brooke Davis, professor of English, as well as reviews by Truman students Shawn Bodden, Kasey Perkins and Andrew Kindiger. It can be accessed at

Myra Collins of the Regional Professional Development Center, along with Stacey Craigmyle, a teacher from North Shelby Schools, recently traveled to Indianapolis, Ind., to present at the 2011 Summer Conference for Learning Forward (formerly National Staff Development Council). The workshop, “Determining Levels of Rigor in Common Core State Standards,” was designed to help workshop participants apply the four levels of Depth of Knowledge to the Common Core State Standards for use in instruction and assessment development.

Carolyn Cox, professor of health science, and Janice Clark Young, associate professor of health science, received their Master Certified Health Education Specialist (MCHES) credential from the National Commission for Health Education Credentialing, Inc., (NCHEC). Cox and Young were among the first 812 health education specialists to complete the MCHES Experience Documentation Opportunity process that opened Oct. 15, 2010 and closed April 16, 2011. During this process, applicants documented advanced-level practice in the field of health education and had recommenders attest to their performance and competence levels.  

“From Billy Collins’ ‘Forgetfulness’ to Julian Grey’s ‘Forgetfulness: The Remediation of Poetry,'” by Betsy Delmonico, professor of English, appears in the Spring 2011 issue of “Interdisciplinary Humanities,” published by the Humanities and Education Research Association. This issue is subtitled “Intersections: Mind, Body, Time, Space.”
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