Dr. David Head wins prize for article on slave smuggling

Mon, 07/28/2014 - 10:00am

PHILADELPHIA – Dr. David Head, assistant professor of history at Spring Hill College, won the Ralph D. Gray Article Prize for his article "Slave Smuggling by Foreign Privateers: Geopolitical Influences on the Illegal Slave Trade," which was published in the fall 2013 issue of the Journal of the Early Republic.

The prize is awarded annually by the Society for Historians of the Early American Republic (SHEAR) at their annual meeting for the most significant article published in the JER in the previous year. The 2014 meeting took place July 17-20 in Philadelphia.

Students recognized at 2014 Honors Convocation

Mon, 04/28/2014 - 10:30am

MOBILE, Ala. – Spring Hill College recognized graduating seniors, undergraduates, graduate and continuing studies students at Honors Convocation held in St. Joseph Chapel Friday, April 25. In addition to the individual awards listed below, students were also recognized for their scholastic achievement and induction into various honor societies.


Senior Class Awards

Matt Rice Service Award – Matthew D. LaBorde

Andrea LaPointe Service Award – Christie M. Alonso

Students receive honors at the 2014 Undergraduate Research Symposium

Mon, 04/28/2014 - 9:30am

MOBILE, Ala. – Students presented projects across many disciplines on April 25 at the Spring Hill College Undergraduate Research Symposium (SHCURS).

The SCHURS provides a platform for students to showcase their classroom and internship projects and research to a larger audience. It also offers students, faculty and staff, and the community the opportunity to come together to observe the connection between education and research. The symposium exposes student attendees to the wide range of opportunities that Spring Hill College has to offer.

This year’s award recipients:

Dr. Marya Schechtman to present Suarez Lecture March 26

Mon, 03/24/2014 - 8:00pm

MOBILE, Ala. – The 2014 Suarez Lecture will be given by Dr. Marya Schechtman, Professor of Philosophy and member of the Laboratory for Integrative Neuroscience at the University of Illinois at Chicago. Her talk, “That Girl’s Gone: The Connections Between Literal and Figurative Survival,” will be at 6 p.m. on Wednesday, May 26 in the Gautrelet Room on the Spring Hill College campus.

Spring Hill College to host Regional Science Olympiad Feb. 22

Mon, 02/17/2014 - 3:30pm

MOBILE, Ala. – On Saturday, Feb. 22, Spring Hill College will host the Regional Science Olympiad tournament for the 5th consecutive year. Two hundred eighty-five students from seven middle schools and six high schools in Alabama will compete in a series of events centered on science and technology. The events will take place at various locations across campus, including Yancey Hall, Deignan Hall, Moorer Hall, Byrne Memorial Hall, Yenni Hall, the Student Center, and the Arthur R. Outlaw Recreation Center.

Dr. Michael Piafsky Signs Debut Novel Feb. 13

Thu, 02/06/2014 - 9:30am

One man’s search for truth and meaning in life is the prevailing theme of Michael Piafsky’s debut novel, All the Happiness You Deserve. Published this month, Happiness follows an Everyman’s journey from a Midwestern childhood through an East Coast education and career, and from first love through marriage, parenthood, and old age.

Joan Sands, RN, M.Ed. ~ Nursing with Integrity

Fri, 01/31/2014 - 9:00am

Though she’s been a familiar face on the Spring Hill College campus for the last decade, Joan Sands officially joined SHC as a full-time member of the nursing faculty in August of 2013.

Sands, who graduated from the University of Missouri-Columbia with her M.Ed. in counseling psychology, also studied at Webster University, and began her undergraduate work at the Lutheran Medical Center School of Nursing, in St. Louis, Mo.

Psychology students present research at regional conferences

Fri, 03/22/2013 - 11:00am

MOBILE, Ala. – Several Spring Hill College psychology students are presenting their research at regional conferences this semester.

Carolina Dominguez and Rebekah Rayburn had the opportunity to present a poster at the 16th Mid-South Psychology Conference on March 2, 2013, at Rhodes College in Memphis, Tenn. The title of their research was “Identity Functions and Race.”

Dr. Jamie Franco-Zamudio to present the “Last Lecture” March 11

Mon, 03/04/2013 - 3:15pm

MOBILE, Ala. – Spring Hill College's Last Lecture Series will continue with Dr. Jamie Franco-Zamudio, assistant professor of psychology, at 7:30 p.m. Monday, March 11 in the Gautrelet Room. Sponsored by Alpha Sigma Nu, the Jesuit student honor society, the talk will focus on Franco-Zamudio’s personal life story and insights. The lecture is free and open to the public.

Students launch online magazine devoted to peace and justice issues

Fri, 03/01/2013 - 2:30pm

MOBILE, Ala. – Spring Hill College has launched the first edition of PAX, an online magazine devoted to peace and justice issues. PAX is intended to give Spring Hill students, from all disciplines, the opportunity to publish content relating to a social justice issue.

“Spring Hill College was founded on Catholic social teaching and it is this background as well as a secular social justice understanding that encourages students and faculty to promote peace and justice on our campus and around the world,” said PAX editor Aislinn Shevlinn, a junior majoring in communication arts.

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