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COLLEGE OF ARTS AND SCIENCES Honors and Achievements


Beth Buyserie

Anna Plemons and Beth Buyserie, clinical assistant professors, and Patricia Freitag Ericsson, associate professor, English, coauthored the chapter “Retention, Critical Pedagogy, and Students as Agents: Eschewing the Deficit Model” in Retention, Persistence, and Writing Programs (University Press of Colorado). The trio also will present “Retention, Persistence, and Writing Programs: Supporting Student Success” at the National Conference on College Composition and Communication in Portland, Ore., in March.


Scott BlascoScott Blasco, assistant professor, music, utilizing a CAS External Mentorship Grant, authored the electronic work “Clouds, Light forthcoming in ink&coda. Another of Blasco’s compositions, Momentia-Minutia, was added to the repertoire of the Heartland Marimba Festival Academy, including an upcoming performance at the University of Wisconsin–Stevens Point.


Greg YasinitskyGregory Yasinitsky, Regents professor and director, music, authored four big band compositions published by eJazzLines: “Serpentine”; “One-Two-Three”; “Singular Vision”; and “Sideways.” He also authored three forthcoming compositions: “The Big Beat” (Belwin Jazz/Alfred Music) and “Sofrito” and “Greg’s Groove” (Kendor Music).


Lawrence HatterLawrence Hatter, assistant professor, history, authored Citizens of Convenience: The Imperial Origins of American Nationhood on the U.S.–Canadian Border (University of Virginia Press), which received the 2016 Walker Cowen Memorial Prize for “outstanding work of scholarship in eighteenth-century studies.”