Sharon Arnold and Marianne Goodfellow—along with five students—attended the annual national conference of the Eastern Sociological Society in Boston on Saturday, March 20, 2010. Arnold and Goodfellow, in collaboration with Sara Piasecki, undergraduate Sociology major, were discussants in a roundtable. The collaborative presentation was entitled “Does study abroad lead to greater intercultural competence?” Four of the undergraduate students presented their senior seminar research as posters: Rebekah Carver’s poster was entitled “Inequality among immigrants in the U.S.”, Cory Sabol- “Over the Limit, Under Arrest: DUI and Inequality”, Robert Evangelista- “Incarceration Rates and Poverty: Through a Social Capital Model”; Holly McMichael- “Does punishment fit the Crime?”
Walter Labonte, Director of the Writing Center and four tutors traveled to the University of Delaware to present a paper and poster session on ”Shaping Writing Through Shaping Thinking: a Blueprint Model.” The tutors are Kristine Bova ‘011, Chelsea Acaley ‘011, Melanie Tober ‘010, and Katrina Wells’012. This is an annual conference sponsored by the Mid-Atlantic Writing Center Association. The tutors and the director also attended a special three hour workshop on “Techniques for Tutoring ESL and ELL Student Writers”, the day prior to the actual conference.