"Day One" Celebrates Faculty, Staff Accomplishments

09-02-2015

Kevin Kittredge (chemistry) recently published a paper in the American Journal of Organic Chemistry; Lisa Lyon Payne’s (communication) work incorporating Twitter into communication courses was recognized by the Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication; Clay Drees (history) has been elected as vice president of Phi Alpha Theta, the national honor society in history. Every day, Virginia Wesleyan faculty and staff do incredible work inside and out of the classroom. Day One, a monthly electronic newsletter, celebrates these professional development successes and keeps the Virginia Wesleyan community abreast of one other’s work. Though today it is shared via email, Day One is named after an old mimeographed newsletter launched at the College nearly 40 years ago. The inaugural edition, published February 1, 1977, stated: “This is DAY ONE, the first day of the month and a good time to reflect a bit on who you are and what you are trying to accomplish." The first edition brought news that Larry Hultgren—now VWC’s longest standing faculty member—had successfully completed his Ph.D. at Vanderbilt University. Day One is still published on the first day of each month—view the September 2015 issue and check out archived editions at the webpage for VWC's Center for Innovative Teaching and Engaged Learning (INTEL). For more information or to make a submission, contact Associate Dean of INTEL Kathy Stolley at kstolley@vwc.edu or 757.233.8768.