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Tomoko Takahashi  Tomoko Takahashi – Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs

Dr. Tomoko Takahashi was an invited speaker at the 2011 annual conference of the Western Association of Schools and Colleges (WASC) in San Francisco, April 6-8.  She took part in the three-hour workshop on the Educational Effectiveness Review organized by Dr. Diane Harvey, Vice President, Accrediting Commission for Senior Colleges and Universities, WASC.  Dr. Takahashi shared with the audience SUA's success with its Strategic Planning as a vehicle to demonstrate sustainable commitment to academic excellence, assessment and improvement. In addition to addressing the steps involved and the lessons learned in having successfully led the institution to initial accreditation and reaccreditation, she also discussed the richness of her ten-year experience with the process as the University's Accreditation Liaison Officer (ALO).  Last summer SUA received a full ten years of reaccreditation – the maximum time allowed for reaccreditation.  Dr. Takahashi has also served as a visiting committee member and assistant chair to review degree-granting institutions for WASC accreditation.  

Arie A. Galles  

Arie A. Galles - Professor of Painting/Drawing  

Professor Arie A. Galles gave a Lecture/Presentation on his Drawing suite, “Fourteen Stations/Hey Yud Dalet,” on April 7th at the 2011 Conney Conference on Jewish Identity and the Arts at the University Of Wisconsin in Madison, WI.  Additionally, on April 11th, 2011 he gave a Lecture/Presentation on the “Fourteen Stations/Hey Yud Dalet” suite at the Western Jewish Studies Conference in San Diego, CA.


Kristi M. Wilson  

Kristi M. Wilson - Assistant Professor of Rhetoric and Composition & Director of the Writing Program 

Dr. Kristi M. Wilson gave a paper at the Annual Conference on College Composition and Communication in Atlanta on April 7th. Her paper, entitled "Workshopping with a Mission," was part of the "Whole-Class Peer Workshops: Reconceptualizing Relations in the Composition Classroom" panel.


Michael Golden  

Michael Golden - Professor of Music Composition & Theory & Director of Creative Arts Program  

Dr. Michael Golden published a paper, “On Music, Interconnection and Consciousness,” in Volume 15 of the journal Peace and Policy. Elizabeth Guthrey (’12), a student of Dr. Golden’s in music composition, has had her composition for computer, “Dreaming Bell,” accepted for the “Athena Mix,” a collection of short pieces by women composers from around the world.  It was premiered in March, and will be presented at venues around the world over the coming months.