The Electronic Palladian
News and Opportunities for ACS Faculty and Staff
From the Associated Colleges of the South
CONTENTS for September 8, 1999
ACS DATABASE UPDATE
We have been working to update and improve the ACS faculty and staff database in order to make it more useful to ACS members. Please visit it at <http://pieria.acs.southwestern.edu/faculty> if you want to look up ACS members by institution or find contact information for colleagues in your department or discipline. Both academic disciplines and professional groups such as library staff, registrars and career counseling staff are represented. We also need your help to keep our data fresh -- please send us your corrections and additions!
ACS WOMEN'S STUDIES CONFERENCE AT BIRMINGHAM-SOUTHERN
Gendered Environments is the topic for the fourth biennial ACS Women's Studies Conference. The conference will be held at Birmingham-Southern College on Oct. 15-17. Keynote speakers are Winona LaDuke, an internationally-renowned Native American Indian activist and advocate for environmental, women's and children's rights, and Lois Marie Gibbs, founder of the Center For Health, Environment and Justice. The call for proposals deadline is September 15. More information about the conference can be found at <http://www.colleges.org/~wms/conf99.html>
NEW LIBRARY DATABASES NOW AVAILABLE
Now available online are two databases with an emphasis on Environmental Studies: Environmental Knowledgebase (EKOL) and Current World Information Knowledgebase (CWIK). EKOL contains almost 30 years of indexed article citations from academic journals and popular environmental magazines. CWIK is the online version of Current World Leaders Almanac, which provides current information on leaders of the world's governments and important organizations.
More information about these databases can be found at <http://www.iasb.org> or ask your local librarian for more details.
INFORMATION FLUENCY SYMPOSIUM AT ACS TECHNOLOGY CENTER NOV. 19-21
ACS is sponsoring a conference on the topic of Information Fluency at Southwestern University on Nov. 19-21. Faculty and staff from ACS institutions are welcome to attend. We suggest that each ACS institution send a team of 2-3 members, representing some combination of faculty, library staff and information technology staff. Travel, room and board will be paid for up to 2 team members per institution, and partial expenses (room and board) will be covered for additional members. For more information and application materials, please see <http://www.colleges.org/techcenter/workshop/info_fluency.html> or contact Barbara Halbert, Director of Library Services, firstname.lastname@example.org.
ACS BIOLOGISTS LAY FOUNDATION FOR COLLABORATION
As a result of their July workshop at the ACS Technology Center, ACS biologists are moving ahead with plans to facilitate collaboration among biology colleagues. Part of this plan involves the creation of a database of ACS biologists, including courses taught and research interests. Please take a moment to add yourself to this database -- visit the ACS Biologists home page at <http://www.colleges.org/~biology>. We have also established an email listserv for ACS biologists, to enable discussion about future collaborations and general communication among biologists at small liberal arts colleges. To subscribe, send the message 'subscribe acs-bio' (without the quotes) to email@example.com.
SYMPOSIUM: "SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT IN LOCAL COMMUNITIES" NOV. 20-21 AT SEWANEE
This workshop is the next phase of ACS efforts through its Environmental Initiative to promote sustainable development in local communities and continues the education and program development process initiated at last year's workshop. The symposium will feature existing campus and intercampus ACS efforts studying sustainable development on the local or regional level with a Latin American focus. A greater emphasis will be placed on strengthening existing programs, facilitating greater ACS faculty and student participation, and developing collaboration across programs. Participants will also explore the feasibility of establishing new programs in the region.
Participants will be provided with travel expenses and room and board while at the workshop. Call or e-mail Bob Whyte, Director of Environmental Programs for more information: (404) 636-4821, firstname.lastname@example.org or visit <http://www.colleges.org/~enviro/workshops/sdlc.html>
ACS ENVIRONMENTAL WORKSHOP ANNOUNCEMENT: HERITAGE RESOURCE MANAGEMENT IN THE COLLEGE AND UNIVERSITY ENVIRONMENT
The ACS Environmental Program will hold a conference at the University of the South in Sewanee, TN, November 11-14, 1999 addressing the identification and stewardship of archaeological and historical resources. All of the ACS colleges and universities have significant heritage resources that document school history and earlier human life and interaction with the environment. They also have unique opportunities to protect and preserve meaningful samples of America's heritage resources, and through these efforts to enhance such academic programs as environmental studies, archaeology, anthropology, and history. ACS faculty, students and administrators are invited to share experiences in the historic preservation field, to work together to formulate an ACS policy on heritage resource management, and to establish an ACS network for student organizations and contributions in archaeology and historic preservation. For additional information visit <http://www.colleges.org/~enviro/workshops/heritage.html> or call Major McCollough, Sewanee Department of Anthropology, at (423) 751-2440.
TECHNOLOGY FELLOWSHIP APPLICATIONS AND WORKSHOP PROPOSALS DUE BY OCT. 15
A reminder: the deadline for applications for ACS Technology Fellowships for Spring or Summer 2000 is October 15, 1999. Likewise, faculty or staff who are interested in leading a workshop at the Technology Center in the Spring or Summer should submit a proposal no later than October 15. For application guidelines and more information about both these programs, visit the ACS Technology Programs page at <http://www.colleges.org/techcenter/>.
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