Virginia L. Dixon, professor emerita, Educational Leadership and Policy Studies, was invited to Hunan, China, for leadership work in September 2017.  Dr. Dixon visited Chengsha and Changde, where she participated in the Changde International Tourism Festival and reviewed prospective development plans with an agricultural and technology college. 

Mark Stoner, professor emeritus, Communication Studies, recently published an essay, “Making Sense of Social Justice: Reclaiming the Subject,” in the National Teaching & Learning Forum (December 2017). Stoner's essay was the first of a series on the topic of social justice in higher education that the NTLF plans; other authors now will take up the topic. Stoner's essay offers a model for teaching and facilitating critical thinking about and discussion of divisive social issues that is critical, but noncompetitive. Copies of the essay are available at