• Bruce Finklea, Mass Communication, has recently learned that his story, “Snow Day at the University of Montevallo,” is one of two finalists in the Video News Package category at the NBS-AERho Professional and Alumni Production Competition, which will be held March 26 in Atlanta. View the story. Additionally, Finklea will be presenting a paper at the Broadcast Education Association Research Symposium April 12 in Las Vegas. His paper, titled “Nurturing New Men and Polishing Imperfect Fathers: A Textual Analysis of Protagonists’ Hetero- and Homosocial Relationships in Pixar Films,” will then be published as part of an edited book of research presented at the symposium.
• Leonor Vazquez-Gonzalez, Spanish, was selected as “2014 Best of Alabama” by the Alabama Association of Foreign Language Teachers (AAFLT). She represented the State of Alabama at the 2015 SCOLT Annual Conference, which was held in Atlanta March 5-7. Her presentation, “Social Movements in Latin America: Exclusions, Protests, and More,” was based on a workshop for Spanish language teachers she taught in summer 2014, sponsored by the Alabama Humanities Foundation.