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Confluence News!

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We are looking forward to sharing the October 2016 issue of Confluence next month! The success of the journal depends on the admirable writing of GLS students and faculty from member programs and the financial support of of Institutional Sponsors.

Institutional Sponsorship for Confluence is $250 per annual issue. For 2016, Institutional Sponsors will receive two print copies of the journal to supplement all online content. In addition, the journal’s website, which remains free to access, is being updated to improve its appearance and readability, while we work toward more frequent online publication and more dynamic content. Click here to complete the sponsorship form or visit the Confluence website. You can also follow Confluence on Twitter: @ConfluenceJrnl

We would like to express our deepest gratitude to our sponsors who have renewed sponsorship for 2016 (*), and to welcome our new sponsors (**)!

*Dartmouth College
*Duke University
*Georgetown University
*Mount Saint Mary’s University
*Rice University
*Rollins College
*San Diego State University
*St. Norbert College
*Southern Methodist University
*Stanford University
*University of North Carolina at Greensboro
*University of Oklahoma
*Vanderbilt University
*Winthrop University

**Arizona State University
**DePaul University
**Dominican University of California
**Hollins University
**Indiana University South Bend
**Johns Hopkins University
**Loyola University Maryland
**North Carolina State University
**SUNY Empire State College
**Texas Christian University
**University of Delaware
**University of Memphis
**University of Pennsylvania 
**University of Toledo

As always, if you If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to let us know.  You can also reach Dr. Steven Burr, Confluence Editor, directly at: sb1017@comcast.net or sburr@loyola.edu.

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AGLSP National Honor Society New Chapter

We are delighted to welcome Indiana University Southeast, Master of Interdisciplinary Studies program as the fifth institution to form an AGLSP National Honor Society Chapter.  We look forward to honoring their graduates. To learn more about the AGLSP National Honor Society, and how to form a chapter, click here.

AGLSP National Honor Society Chapters

Indiana University Southeast
University of St. Thomas
University of Memphis
Southern Methodist University
Rice University

Click here to view our list of Honor Society Inductees

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The 2016 Pre-conference Workshop Schedule is Posted!

We are excited to announce that the 2016 Pre-conference Workshop schedule, set for Thursday, October 20th.

This year’s theme is: SURVIVING AND THRIVING.  Our goal in this event is to offer panels filled with practical insights on questions of importance to the health of our member programs.  We also try to build in plenty of time for discussion and networking among directors so that we can effectively support each other. Click here for full conference details!

2016 Preconference Schedule

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Welcome New Members!

Welcome New Individual Members for 2016!

– Talia Welsh, University of Tennessee at Chattanooga
– John Gillespie, University of St. Thomas

Welcome New Student/Alumni Members for 2016!

– Vester Thacker – (Excelsior College)
– Heather Hunt – AGLSP National Honor Society Inductee (alumna, Southern Methodist University)
– Emmeline Miles – AGLSP National Honor Society Inductee (alumna, Southern Methodist University)
– Michelle Trejo –  AGLSP National Honor Society Inductee (alumna, Rice University)
– Susan Marie Center – AGLSP National Honor Society Inductee (alumna, Southern Methodist University)
– Dawn Carpenter (Georgetown University)
– Elizabeth A. Sullivan (Georgetown University)
– Chew Ngee Tan, AGLSP National Honor Society Inductee (alumna, Rice University)
– Stephanie Tsuru – AGLSP National Honor Society Inductee (alumna, Rice University)
– Andrew Marcum – AGLSP National Honor Society Inductee (alum, Rice University)
– Diane Arens Glick – AGLSP National Honor Society Inductee (alumna, Rice University)
– Natalya Barker (alumna, Duke University)
– Gino LaPaglia (Georgetown University)
– Rebecca Evans (University of North Carolina – Charlotte)
– Laura Jasper (North Carolina State University)
– JinHe Susie Upshaw – AGLSP National Honor Society Inductee (alumna, Southern Methodist University)
– Rhonda Schmidt (Southern Methodist University)
– John Bechtold (Duke University)
– Patricia W. Daggett (alumna, Duke University)
– Jean-Pierre Duqueroix-Duvalier (alumni, Stony Brook University)
– Kalaina Benson-Connor – (Tulane University)
– Theresa Garza – AGLSP National Honor Society Inductee (alumna, Southern Methodist University)
– Ena Janet Saavedra – AGLSP National Honor Society Inductee (alumna, Southern Methodist University)
– Terra M. Johnson –  AGLSP National Honor Society Inductee (alumna, Southern Methodist University)
– Kemberle Johnson (Fort Hays State University)
– Rebecca H. Tirrell – AGLSP National Honor Society Inductee (alumna, Rice University)
– Linda K. Allison – AGLSP National Honor Society Inductee (alumna, Rice University)
– Mattie Fly – AGLSP National Honor Society Inductee (alumna, The University of Memphis)
– Amy Dahmann – AGLSP National Honor Society Inductee (alumna, Southern Methodist University)
– Nancy Manderson – AGLSP National Honor Society Inductee (alumna, Rice University)
– Boston Ross – AGLSP National Honor Society Inductee (alum, Southern Methodist University)
– Ali Garcia-Voissem – AGLSP National Honor Society Inductee (alumna, Southern Methodist University)
– Bettye Heath – AGLSP National Honor Society Inductee (alumna, Southern Methodist University)
– Bart Crowder – AGLSP National Honor Society Inductee (alum, Southern Methodist University)
– Smruti Khandwala – AGLSP National Honor Society Inductee (alumna, Southern Methodist University)
– Joan L. Clark – AGLSP National Honor Society Inductee (alumna, Southern Methodist University)
– Sarah Jane Semrad – AGLSP National Honor Society Inductee (alumna, Southern Methodist University)
– Vicki M. Salley – AGLSP National Honor Society Inductee (alumna, Rice University)
– Sharron L. Hunt – AGLSP National Honor Society Inductee (alumna, Southern Methodist University)
– Leon Monzon – AGLSP National Honor Society Inductee (alum, Southern Methodist University)
– Erin Edgington – AGLSP National Honor Society Inductee (alumna, Rice University)
– Vanna Ngo – AGLSP National Honor Society Inductee (alumna, Southern Methodist University)
– Joyce Wilson – AGLSP National Honor Society Inductee (alumna, The University of Memphis)
– Gregory Guthrie (alum, Georgetown University)
– Thomas Kromis – AGLSP National Honor Society Inductee (alum, Southern Methodist University)
– Harmon Jolley – AGLSP National Honor Society Inductee (alum, The University of Memphis)
– Patti Tenenbaum – AGLSP National Honor Society Inductee (alumna, Southern Methodist University)
– Diane E. Jay – AGLSP National Honor Society Inductee (alumna, Southern Methodist University)
– Julie L. Day – AGLSP National Honor Society Inductee (alumna, Southern Methodist University)
– Andrew Williams – AGLSP National Honor Society Inductee (alum, The University of Memphis)
– Laurie Kay – AGLSP National Honor Society Inductee (alumna, The University of Memphis)
– Emily Melonas – AGLSP National Honor Society Inductee (alumna, The University of Memphis)
– Mary Lynn Fernau – AGLSP National Honor Society Inductee (alumna, Rice University)
– Mary V. Gresik – AGLSP National Honor Society Inductee (alumna, Rice University)
– Elizabeth Grzebinski – AGLSP National Honor Society Inductee (alumna, Rice University)
– Shagufta F. Hakeem (alumna, Duke University)
– Cheryl Thompson – AGLSP National Honor Society Inductee (alumna, Rice University)
– Stephenie Hendricks (Dominican University of California)
– Estibaliz Emma Arriage Hall – AGLSP National Honor Society Inductee (alumna, Rice University)
– Diana Miller (Southern Methodist University)
– Deborah Fuller (almuna, North Carolina State University)
– Robert F. La Raia – AGLSP National Honor Society Inductee (alum, Rice University)
– Steven Burr (alum, Loyola College)
– Oscar Clayton Lilienstern – AGLSP National Honor Society Inductee (alum, Rice University)
– Rebecca Lilienstern – AGLSP National Honor Society Inductee (alumna, Rice University)
– Eneida M. Patricolo (Pace University)
– Adrlan Ormsby (alumni, University of Michigan)
– Rocco Astore (alumni, CUNY: College of Staten Island)

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Welcome New Confluence Editor, Dr. Steven Burr

We are excited and pleased to announce that Dr. Steven Burr is the new editor of Confluence.

Dr. Burr brings a wealth of experience to the journal and to the AGLSP. During his twenty years in publishing and editorial production he has managed and edited work for the American Heart Association, the American Psychological Association, Routledge/Taylor & Francis, Greenwood, and Wadsworth, among others. He currently serves as Director of Program Operations and Affiliate Instructor in the Graduate Liberal Studies program at Loyola University Maryland. His recent book, Finite Transcendence: Existential Exile and the Myth of Home (Lexington Books, 2014), examines the human engagement, aesthetically and existentially, with the finitude and limits that define human existence. Steven has an MLS degree from Loyola University and He completed his doctoral work in Liberal Studies at Georgetown University, where he also developed and taught courses until 2012. For any questions or comments about Confluence, Dr. Burr can be reached at sburr@loyola.edu or sb1017@comcast.net.

I’d like to thank the search committee Martha Banz, Vice President, and board members at-large Rebecca Sharp Sanchez, John Logie, and Wole Ojurongbe, for working with me in reviewing applications and interviewing applicants. We were happy to have a pool of strong applicants to consider and we feel we have made the right choice to continue Confluence’s growth and evolution.

Be sure to visit the Confluence website and note that the submission deadline for the October, 2016 Confluence issue is May 15,2016. Guidelines and more are on the website.

We thank our previous Editor Gary Swaim and Damien Ydoyaga for their excellent work on transitioning Confluence to an online format. We are happy that both will continue to work with Confluence as the transition continues.

Please join me in welcoming Steven to the AGLSP and Confluence.

Deborah Finkel, PhD
President, AGLSP
Director, MIS Program
Indiana University Southeast

 

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Read the Spring AGLSP Newsletter

We are delighted to announce the launch of the AGLSP newsletter!  Click below to read the Spring 2016 issue.

AGLSP Newsletter 2016 Cover

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