First Thursday

Each month during the academic year, the Smith Library Center and the Office of the Dean of Faculty host First Thursday gatherings that recognize and celebrate the professional achievements of faculty and staff colleagues across campus.  At each event, several colleagues talk briefly about a recent professional achievement such as a book or article that has been published; a concert, a performance, or a juried exhibition in which they participated; or a grant they received.

First Thursday events are held in the Periodicals Reading Room at 4pm.  Access to portions of the periodicals collection will be limited during First Thursday events. This event is for SU faculty and staff only. 

November 5, 2015

Reggie Byron, Associate Professor of Sociology

Krivo, Laurie J., Reginald A. Byron, Catherine A. Calder, Ruth D. Peterson, Christopher R. Browning, Mei-Po Kwan, and Jae Yong Lee. 2015. “Patterns of Local Segregation: Do they Matter for Neighborhood Crime?” Social Science Research 58: 303-318.

Byron, Reginald A. 2015. “Teaching the Sociological Imagination with SAT Data.” Class Activity published in TRAILS: Teaching Resources and Innovations Library for Sociology. Washington DC:  American Sociological Association.

David Gaines, Associate Professor of English

IN DYLAN TOWN: A FAN’S LIFE (University of Iowa Press, August 2015)

Bob Bednar, Associate Professor of Communication Studies

Bednar, Robert M. 2015.  “Placing Affect: Remembering Strangers at Roadside Crash Shrines,” in Christine Berberich, Neil Campbell, and Robert Hudson (eds.), Affective Landscapes in Literature, Art and Everyday Life: Memory, Place and the Senses (Farnham, UK: Ashgate), pp. 49-67.

Katie Grooms, Assistant Professor of Business

“Does water quality improve when a Safe Drinking Water Act violation is issued? A study of the effectiveness of the SDWA in California,” Forthcoming at The B.E. Journal of Economic Analysis & Policy (Contributions), 2015

Emily Russell, Information Systems – Special Collections

The TexTreasure grant was a joint grant from the Institute of Museum & Library Services and the Texas State Library & Archives Commission and was awarded in 2014 to end in 2015. The grant was for $20,000 and partially funded the purchase of an overhead scanner that was to be used to digitize unique Texana from Special Collections. The scanned images were to be put on the Portal to Texas History and also put on our own site, the Digital Texas Heritage Resource Center.

Erika Berroth, Associate Professor of German

Earned a grant from AATG and the German Government, published the foreword to a poetry collection, and is the recipient of the Bob Lilly Guest Coach Award.