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The Blue & Gray Press | July 17, 2018

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Honorable Mentions

Melva Kishpaugh,
assistant director of procurement services, attended the Virginia Association of Governmental Purchasing’s (VAGP) “Day on the Hill,” which was held in Richmond, Va. on Feb. 5. The members met with legislators and members of the administration to discuss procurement issues in the Commonwealth. The VAGP is an association of procurement practitioners with the goal of improving and assisting public purchasers.

Clarence Tweedy,
associate professor of English, gave a presentation about Booker T. Washington at the Auburn University at the Montgomery Liberal Arts Conference on Southern Studies in Montgomery, Ala. on Feb. 8. He discussed the paper “(Re)thinking Booker T.: (Re)reading Booker T. Washington’s Up from Slavery as a Trickster Text.”

Marie McAllister,
professor of English, published an article “A Flaxman Mystery Solved: Lalande, Flaxman’s Venice Visit, and the Attribution of British Library Add. MS 39890″ in Source: Notes on the History of Art. McAllister made a discovery about a manuscript written on the famous British sculptor John Flaxman. The manuscript was considered an important source on Flaxman’s travels and education. McAllister discovered that the manuscript was actually a translation from a French travel book, rather than a travel journal. Her discovery will assist scholars working on travel literature.

Michael Lapke,
assistant professor of management information systems in the college of business, will have an article published by the Journal of Information Systems Security. Lapke’s article, “The Evolution of Cyber Security Policy in the United States,” was co-authored with Ramesh Subramanian.