There’s a lot happening at MacMurray College this month

By Gary Scott on April 14, 2016 at 12:48pm

Bruce Liebe, chair of the Division of Criminal Justice and Homeland Security program, has published an article on responses to a variety of active shooter situations in the latest edition of “Tactical Edge”, a professional journal for those involved in special operations in law enfrorcement.

The article focuses on identifying at-risk venues and general response planning for both lone gunmen situations and paramilitary attacks, such as those in Paris late last year.

Meanwhile, Eric Berg, an associate professor of philosophy, recently presented a  paper at an international conference on the French philosopher and author Albert Camus at a university in Krakow, Poland, this past spring.

Titled “Camus’ Religious Revolt in the Plague”, the paper looks at religion in a post-communist state and the role it can play in moral and political reconstruction.

Chris Strangeman, a MacMurray associate professor of history, is attending the 22nd Annual Association of Core Texts and Courses Conference in Atlanta, Georgia this week.

Strangeman will deliver a paper titled “Thoreau’s Walden and Depeche Mode’s ‘Enjoy the Silence:’ American Romanticism and the New Romanticism.” The paper focuses on how to get students more engaged with core texts from the Western tradition with the usage of contemporary music.

Strangeman is also serving as a reviewer of papers from last year’s conference to publish for the ACTC’s journal.

And Derek Martin, an environmental biologist working in Africa, will be talking about his work at the Sami Beekeeping Association in the Gambia, West Africa, on Friday, April 15th in the Bailey Auditorium at Julian Hall.

A group of MacMurray biology students got a firsthand look at Marin’s work when they toured the beekeeping center in 2014.

Plus, a pair of MacMurray students- Kenra Brown of Assumption, and Jennifer Cox of Gilman, both seniors- are showing their artwork at the college’s Student Art Exhibition starting tonight at 6 p-m.