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Academic Discussion Panel: Replacing Superstition with Science

March 17, 2014

On Thursday, February 20th, Beacon held its first ever academic discussion panel! This interactive session was an integral component of the events leading up to the inauguration of Dr. George Hagerty on the 21st of February. The topic of the discussion was “Replacing Superstition with Science,” and members of Academic Affairs- Dr. Andrea Brode, Dr. […]

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New Director of the Writing Center Settling In

January 30, 2014

For the spring semester, Beacon has a new Director of the Writing Center- Mr. Jacob Pinkston. Pinkston originally hails from Illinois, but has most recently spent his years getting his masters in Fairbanks, Alaska and Ecuador, where he was serving with the Peace Corps. The extreme differences in temperature haven’t been a problem for him. […]

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Guest Editing for International Botany Journal

December 9, 2013

Dr. Kirk Stowe is our professor of biology here at Beacon College.  In addition to being a full-time editor for the International Journal of Modern Botany, he recently completed guest editing a special issue for the journal.  The topic of the special issue was the tolerance of plants to herbivore damage, which refers to the […]

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Meet Our Newest Professor

August 29, 2013

Dr. Christopher Huff is a new history professor for the Interdisciplinary Studies major here at Beacon College. He hails from recently teaching at the University of Georgia and is going into his sixth year of teaching. Coming from the suburbs of Atlanta to Leesburg has been quite a transition, but one that he says he […]

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Saturday Morning Insect Hunt

June 12, 2013

  On Saturday, June 8th, Dr. Kirk Stowe led an insect scavenger hunt at Trout Lake Nature Center in Eustis. During Summer Term, Dr. Stowe had brought his Field Botany class to Trout Lake for a tour with Lavon. By the end of it, Dr. Stowe had agreed to volunteer his time for an insect […]

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Meet Dr. Stowe: Biology Professor

June 7, 2013

Dr. Kirk A. Stowe, who has been our Professor of Biology for the past three years, has developed and implemented several new courses to our curriculum.  These include Evolutionary Biology, Entomology, Field Botany, and Insects and Mythology.  During the summer semester, he taught Field Botany, which went extremely well, as most of Florida’s flowers bloom […]

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Association of Southeastern Biologist Meetings

May 8, 2013

Dr. Kirk A. Stowe, Assistant Professor of Biology at Beacon College, recently attended the Association of Southeastern Biologist Meetings in Charleston, WV.  During his time there, he attended a number of presentations that have significantly influenced his thinking about plant-insect interaction and given him some ideas of how our undergraduates may be incorporated into his […]

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