COP Quick-Takes, Vol. 4: Once More, with Quick-Takes

Here are the latest accomplishments and updates by the faculty, students and alumni from the College of the Pacific:


Monika Meler, Visual Arts, had two paper-cuts juried into the Vulnerability Vs. Strength Exhibit, which took place at Linus Galleries in Long Beach, California. She also had two prints juried into the Shy Rabbit Print International Exhibition. This exhibit was juried by renowned print artist Karen Kunc and is taking place at the Shy Rabbit Contemporary Arts Center in Pagosa Springs, Colorado…Caroline T. Schroeder, Religious and Classical Studies, co-presented a paper at the 2014 Digital Humanities Conference in Lausanne, Switzerland. Schroeder presented “Digitizing the Dead and Dismembered: DH Technologies for the Study of Coptic Texts” with co-author Amir Zeldes of Humboldt University, Berlin…

Earth and Physical Sciences

Angelica Aguilera ’16, majoring in Health Exercise and Sport Sciences in College of the Pacific, was selected to compete in the 2014 Hispanic College Quiz show. Twelve students from member institutions of the Hispanic Association of Colleges and Universities (HACU) were selected from 50 applicants to compete in the annual televised quiz show this fall where students compete for scholarships by demonstrating their knowledge of Latino history. Martinez and her coach Ines Ruiz-Huston, Latino Community Outreach Coordinator, will attend the taping in Chicago in July, and the show will be broadcast nationally during Hispanic Heritage Month, September 15-October 15…Lydia Fox, director of Undergraduate Research and associate professor of Earth and Physical Sciences, presented “Preparing the Mentors-‘How to Get Started’ Workshops at Professional Society Meetings” at the Council on Undergraduate Research (CUR) 2014 National Conference in Washington, D.C.

Social Sciences

Matt Normand, Psychology, and his graduate students published the lead article in the summer issue of the Journal of Applied Behavior Analysis. The study is titled “Further evaluation of a functional analysis of moderate-to-vigorous activity in young children,” authored by Larson, Normand, Morley, and Miller (2014).


Parlisha Watts-Andrews ’14, Theatre Arts, was crowned Mrs. United America in Austin, Texas. The pageant is for woman across the country who, “…who wish to challenge themselves and gain more self-confidence but also be recognized for their achievements in their personal life and with their education, community involvement or career.” Watts-Andrews hopes to use her visibility, influence, and arts training to help at-risk youth in Stockton find positive avenues for self-expression and growth.

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