Assistant dean of advising services, will serve as a proposal reader for the National Academic Advising Association’s (NACADA) 38th annual conference to be held in Minneapolis, Minn. in October 2014. NACADA promotes student success by globally advancing academic advising through providing opportunities for professional development, networking and leadership. Cropp will read proposals for the Advising Adult Learners Commission and the Advising Business Majors Commission.
Professor of political science and director of the University of Mary Washington’s Center for Leadership and Media Studies, presented a talk on his new co-authored book, “The Global President: International Media and the U.S. Government,” at the 20th Annual Virginia Festival of the Book at the University of Virginia in Charlottesville. The Virginia Festival of the Book is the Virginia Foundation for the Humanities’ annual, five-day celebration of books, authors and reading.
Associate professor of history and American studies is a board member of the United States section of MSF/Doctors Without Borders. Al-Tikriti participated in the annual Field Associative Debate (FAD) for MSF staff serving throughout Afghanistan on March 10 and 11. Al-Tikriti made a presentation to the Stafford Rotary Club on March 19, describing his past experiences since 1993, such as volunteering in field operations with MSF as well as his current activities as an MSF USA board member which include his experiences in several international conflicts, MSF’s charter and approach to medical relief, the movement’s global financial challenges and his recent trip to Kabul.
Professor in the department of historic preservation, participated in the March 2014 meeting of the Middle Atlantic Archaeological Conference (MAAC) in Langhorne, Pa. Sanford was an invited participant in the workshop entitled “Boot Camp for Teaching Undergraduate Archaeology: Lessons from the Middle Atlantic,” which included over a dozen faculty members from private and public colleges and universities. Sanford presented on “Teaching Archaeology in an Interdisciplinary Environment: Anthropology, Archaeology and Historic Preservation.” Sanford served as a judge for the conference’s graduate student paper competition and was elected to the position of President-Elect of the MAAC for the next two years.