Shorter College hosts fall faculty lectures
Two Shorter College faculty members will present discussions this week as part of the college’s fall faculty lecture series.
Dr. Carmen Acevedo Butcher, associate professor of English at Shorter College, will give a lecture on Tuesday, Oct. 23, at 11 a.m. in Brookes Chapel. The lecture is open to the public at no charge. Her discussion is titled “Throwing Baseballs in Class: Relief Pitchers and Uplifting Mystics.” Dr. Butcher is the recipient of the 2006-2007 President’s Award for Excellence in Teaching and Scholarship.
Recognized also as the 2006 Georgia Professor of the Year by the Carnegie Foundation and the Council for Advancement and Support of Education, Dr. Butcher earned her Ph.D. and master’s degree from the University of Georgia. She received her Bachelor of Arts from Shorter College. Serving as the college’s scholar in residence, she has recently published four books and has served on Shorter’s faculty since 2002.
Jennifer Sikes, assistant professor of English at Shorter College, will give a lecture on Thursday, Oct. 25, at 11 a.m. in Brookes Chapel. The lecture is open to the public at no charge. Her discussion is titled “Terror in the Classroom: Teaching Gothic Fiction and the Humanities.” Ms. Sikes is the recipient of the 2006-2007 Vulcan Materials Company Teaching Excellence and Campus Leadership Award.
Ms. Sikes earned a Bachelor of Arts from Shorter College and a master’s degree from Clemson University. She has been a member of Shorter’s faculty since 2001; in addition to her teaching responsibilities, she has served as director of Shorter’s writing center and faculty adviser to Shorter’s literary magazine, The Chimes.