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An e-newsletter for the students, alumni and friends of the Department of Sociology, Anthropology, and Criminal Justice Studies at Longwood University

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  • now&then Published for the Students, Alumni & Friends of the

    Department of Sociology, Anthropology, and Criminal Justice Studies

    1

    From The Chair After a hiatus of three years, we are

    reviving our department newsletter,

    Now & Then. The newsletter will

    primarily be in electronic format with

    paper copies being distributed to

    our generous departmental donors and to university

    administrators. To our alumni and current students we

    will endeavor to circulate the newsletter via e-mail. It is

    our hope that you will find items of interest in Now & Then

    and that you may be able to see the true impact that your

    support of the department has for our current students.

    Thanks and enjoy,

    Brian Bates Chair

    Awards & Honors Three signature awards are given annually to deserving students

    who excel academically and meet the award criteria. Last spring,

    the departmental award winners were announced at the Cook-Cole

    College of Arts & Sciences Annual Academic Award Banquet with

    additional recognition of their achievements at a departmental

    awards banquet. We are pleased to announce this years honorees:

    Alyssa Michelle Engiles Awarded Diane M. Sheffield Memorial Scholarship

    This year the Sheffield Memorial Scholarship was awarded to Alyssa

    Michelle Engiles, Class of 2010, who is majoring in criminology with a

    minor in psychology. Engiles, from Stafford, Va., completed a summer

    internship at the Rappahannock Juvenile Center where she

    volunteered with their treatment and rehabilitation programs.

    The Sheffield Scholarship is awarded to a sophomore

    or junior majoring in sociology, anthropology or criminal justice who

    has given evidence of strong scholarship, is active in campus and

    department life, and has demonstrated commitment to Longwood

    University and the department. The scholarship was established by

    Michael Sheffield, husband of the late Diane Sheffield in honor of their

    son, Mike (Class of 1989, Sociology). Both Michael and Mike Sheffield

    continue to support this scholarship with their generosity.

    Longwood University The Cook-Cole College of Arts & Sciences

    Editorial Contact:

    Brian Bates Chair, Department of Sociology, Anthropology

    and Criminal Justice Studies

    Associate Professor of Anthropology

    201 High Street, Farmville, Virginia 23909

    434.395.2875

    batesbd@longwood.edu

    Alyssa Michelle Engiles

  • 2

    Nasim Moadab Receives Kathleen Goodwin Cover Scholarship Award

    This years recipient of the Kathleen Goodwin Cover Scholarship was

    Nasim Moadab, Class of 2011, member of the womens tennis team,

    with a double major in sociology and psychology. Moadab completed

    a summer internship at the Bon Secours St. Francis Medical Center in

    Midlothian, Va., where she received hands-on experience working in a

    health care environment. She is from Colonial Heights and plans on

    attending medical school upon graduation from Longwood.

    The Cover Scholarship is awarded to a junior or senior majoring in

    sociology or anthropology who has demonstrated high professional,

    intellectual, and personal standards and has contributed to the social

    and cultural programs at Longwood. The scholarship is named after

    Professor Kathleen Goodwin Cover who taught at Longwood for 30

    years and was Chair of the Department.

    Mary Elizabeth Farrell Receives Outstanding Graduating Senior Award

    This special award is presented to an outstanding graduating senior

    who has displayed exemplary academic performance in the

    department. Our 2009 Outstanding Graduating Senior is Mary

    Elizabeth Farrell who earned the B.A. degree in Anthropology with

    a minor in Communication Studies

    Farrell, from Spotsylvania, Va., developed an extensive fieldwork

    resume during her years at Longwood, conducting work at sites in

    Prince Edward, Westmoreland and Charlotte Counties in Virginia, and

    also in Great Britain and on the island of Jost Van Dyke in the British

    Virgin Islands. Farrell created a Field School Manual that is being used

    by students in Dr. Batess and Dr. Jim Jordans field courses. She was

    instrumental in running the Peter Francisco Chapter of the

    Archeological Society of Virginia. Following a year of fieldwork,

    Farrell plans to enter graduate school in 2010 to earn her doctorate in

    anthropology with an emphasis on archaeology. This special award

    is supported by matching funds from Lieutenant Colonel Gregory

    L. Bowman, U.S. Army, Class of 1990 (sociology), who received

    this award in 1990.

    The Cook-Cole College of Arts & Sciences Longwood University

    Our 2009 Outstanding Graduating Senior is Mary Elizabeth Farrell

    who earned the B.A. degree in Anthropology with a minor in

    Communication Studies

    Nasim Moadab

  • 3

    STUDENT PROFILES

    Sydney Goheen Sociology Summer 2009 Internship

    Sydney Goheen spent five weeks working seven days a week,

    averaging 12 hours a day, as a Centreville field organizer intern for

    Terry McAuliffe's campaign in the Virginia Democratic Gubernatorial

    Primary. As a field organizer, Goheens studies in sociology were

    applied in more ways than one, as she observed, interacting one-

    on-one with voters of a wide range of socioeconomic backgrounds,

    I was well prepared to handle many situations and meet the different

    needs of individuals. Goheen reported that she learned more during

    her internship than she could have ever imagined at the outset and

    stated, during my time with the McAuliffe campaign, I went from your

    average campaign volunteer to an electioneering, politicking, volunteer

    organizing multi-tasker reporting daily numbers, meeting personal

    goals, and partaking in the ritualistic campaign lifestyle.

    Katherine York Anthropology Longwood Magazine Guest Columnist

    Anthropology major, Katherine K.C. York, did double duty during

    Dr. Jordans May 2009 course on sustainability conducted at

    Longwoods Hull Springs Farm on the Northern Neck. She was

    enrolled in the course and covered the events of the class as a special

    assignment writer and photographer for the Fall 2009 issue of

    Longwood Magazine. She wrote: After a journey of over 790 miles in

    distance and 3,000 years in time from the earliest Native American

    Indians to the most recent tourist, we were sorry to see our course

    come to an end. On that last night at Hull Springs Farm, Dr. Jordan

    said, It is good from time to time, that we pause to reflect that we,

    today, are not the first or only people to love this beautiful place and

    to take joy from it. The Indians who lived here, the Colonists 400 years

    ago, all those who earned their livelihood from the rivers and creeks,

    the ancient farmers and the modern ones, the come here tourists and

    summer people and now we Longwood scholars have all called this

    place home. Surely the spirits of all these people are still here on

    the Northern Neck.

    Sarah Coen Criminal Justice Minor Central Virginia Criminal Justice Academy

    Sarah Coen, majoring in liberal studies with a minor in criminal justice,

    completed her professional semester at The Central Virginia Criminal

    Justice Academy in Lynchburg, Va in December. Professor William

    Burger supervised Coen in this joint venture between Longwood

    University and the Central Virginia Criminal Justice Academy. The

    program allows a limited number of highly motivated and academically

    superior undergraduate students who plan a career in law enforcement

    to attend the Academy fulfilling their internship requirement. Upon

    completion of their studies at the Academy, students will have

    completed all of the requirements mandated by the Virginia

    Department of Criminal Justice Services for certification as a police

    officer in Virginia. Upon graduation from Longwood, Ms. Coen plans

    a career in law enforcement in Virginia.

    Longwood University The Cook-Cole College of Arts & Sciences

  • Co-Curricular Activities

    Alpha Kappa Delta The Iota Chapter of Alpha Kappa Delta, the International Sociology

    Honor Society, initiated 19 new members during spring 2009.

    Lambda Alpha The Delta of Virginia Chapter of Lambda Alpha, the National

    Collegiate Honors Society for Anthropology, has enjoyed years of

    success since its establishment. Our students have been a model

    honor society, active and visible in our Department and on campus,

    which has made it easy to recruit many new members each year

    (12 in 2009/97 total). Our members have regularly attended the

    annual meetings of the American Anthropological Association (AAA)

    and made other educational trips and, for the last several years,

    have established a regular seminar which meets at least once or

    twice a month during the regular semester over pizza and beer to

    discuss a scholarly article chosen and presented by one of our

    members. Last year we thrived under the leadership of President

    Dan Schrier and Vice-President Kathryn Barrows, among other

    officers (Sarah Noel and Kelly Betts). Four of our members traveled

    to San Francisco to attend the AAA meetings in November, where

    they were able to meet authors whose books they we