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New SPS Officers

Congratulations to the new SPS officers, elected for the 2009-2010 academic year:

  • President: Ben Ryan
  • Vice President: Staci Small
  • Treasurer: Gavin Teague
  • Secretary: Nick Vann
  • Historians: Amanda Rebovich and Wolfgang Troth

Welcome Back!

Classes are off to a fast start at LU. Here’s what we’re offering this term:

  • PHYS 100, Physics for Educators, Michelle Parry
  • PHYS 101, General Physics I, John Skrobiszewski
  • PHYS 102, General Physics II, Chris Moore and John Skrobiszewski
  • PHYS 105, General Astronomy, Rodney Dunning
  • PHYS 202, University Physics II, Michelle Parry
  • PHYS 324, Thermodynamics, Chris Moore
  • PHYS 332, Electricity and Magnetism, Rodney Dunning
  • PHYS 400, Unifying Principles of Physics, Rodney Dunning, Chris Moore, and Michelle Parry
  • PHYS 401, Quantum Mechanics, Keith Rider
  • Various independent study and research projects

We are looking for TAs for General Astronomy! Astronomy lab meets Tuesday night. You need to be available from 5:00 PM to 11:00 PM. The major responsibility involves helping set up and take down lab equipment, including the telescopes. Outside labs meet at the Farmville Airport. (Dr. Dunning can provide transportation.) You do not need any astronomy background. If you are interested, please contact Dr. Rodney Dunning at

The SPS will start meeting soon! Check this space and MyLongwood for more information.

We’re Hiring!

Longwood University invites applications from physicists and engineers for a tenure-track assistant professorship to start August 2008. Preference will be given to applicants with a background in experimental physics or engineering. The successful applicants will teach at all levels of the undergraduate physics curriculum, and conduct a vigorous research program involving undergraduates. Start-up funds are negotiable. Additional responsibilities include teaching physical science for K-8 education majors (taught on rotation), advising, committee service, and scholarly activities. Longwood University is a public institution with a just-opened, state-of-the-art science facility and is dedicated to undergraduate education and research of the highest quality. We have an active, thriving physics major and 3/2 engineering program, and seek outstanding educators. For additional information on our program please visit our website at: Applicants should send a cover letter, CV, statement of teaching philosophy, summary of research plans involving undergraduate students, unofficial transcripts, and three letters of recommendation by Monday 22 October 2007 to Dr. Michelle Parry, Physics Search Committee, Longwood University, 201 High Street, Farmville, VA 23909. EOE.