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 September 2013



Online Campus Adjunct Instructor James F. Muench has written a historical mystery novel titled “The Teutonic Cross.” According to his website, the book “tells the story of Heinrich Kueter, a young history professor of German ancestry, who solves the murder of a foreign student in a small Missouri college town on the eve of World War I. While doing so, he combats racism and corruption and woos a local suffragette.” The book was published by Silver Tongue Press this month and can be bought online from or Silver Tongue Press.

Interim Dean for Academic Affairs Dr. David Roebuck spent five minutes on television speaking to KMIZ on the “This Week” segment. Roebuck, who has been at the college for 17 years, talked about how Columbia College has changed, technology in the classroom (and his love of chalkboards), fixed-rate tuition, providing a quality education for students from all over the country, and helping students understand the value of a liberal arts education.

Columbia College-Fort Stewart is happy to welcome Dr. Tom Morgan as its lead faculty member. Morgan currently is an active member of the adjunct faculty, teaching courses in psychology and human services. He began with Columbia College as an adjunct faculty member in 2011.

After six years as a top-notch English and composition instructor and online test proctor, Brian Hill of Columbia College-Lake of the Ozarks added academic advisor and Education Program supervisor to his list of activities. A Facebook post announcing his new position received more than 150 likes and 25 comments. Read more about Hill at the Lake News Online

Tom Stauder, instructor of business administration, has an exhibition of his artwork open at Central Methodist University. Stauder’s woodwork is displayed at the Ashby-Hodge Gallery along with paintings by Jane Mudd, a William Woods University professor. A reception for the artists was held Aug. 25. The exhibition runs through Nov. 24, and the gallery is open from 1:30 — 4:30 p.m. on Sundays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays.

Denver campus Director Dr. Allison Friederichs was quoted in an article about leadership in Colorado Biz Magazine. Friederichs spoke about how being a leader is a designation a person earns, not a position they are given.

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