Across the country, things are changing for faculty members, Gilbert said. Theyre more focused on research as we go forward. There is going to be more demand on faculty to be involved in knowledge creation and research. An audience member asked for Gilberts opinion on the universitys reliance on faculty adjunct professors. I think there is a place for a variety of different faculty types, Gilbert said, but relying too heavily on adjuncts is not a good idea. Other questions focused on ideas for expanding campus activities, enhancing the universitys role in the community and improving campus communication. Gilbert was also asked about his favorite charities (Habitat for Humanity, a foundation to assist public schools, the Starkville arts council); which professional journals he reads (The Chronicle of Higher Education); and his favorite book (1776 by David McCullough). It was great to field all the questions, Gilbert said after the session. He emphasized his goal to expand the universitys partnerships with Mobiles businesses and industry. I think theres a great opportunity for Mobile to do integrated research projects, and advance the university and businesses in the area, he said. Paul Pietri, a professor of management and director of USAs Business Resources Center, exited the session with a big smile. Very impressive candidate, he said. The other finalists are Sheri Noren Everts, provost and vice president for academic affairs at Illinois State University; and Dr.
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HOUSTON DYNAMO (4-1-3-2): Tally Hall – Warren Creavalle, Jermaine Taylor, Bobby Boswell, Kofi Sarkodie – Ricardo Clark – Jason Johnson (Brian Ownby 83), Giles Barnes (Servando Carrasco 72), Brad Davis – Will Bruin, Cam Weaver (Omar Cummings 79). READ: Carrasco leaves Shield race behind to help Houston make a playoff run TEAM NEWS The Dynamo put an end to their winless streak after four matches, their second-longest winless run this season, after going seven games without a victory from May 12-June 30. The goal was the Dynamo first from a free kick since May 26, and their first from a deadball situation since July 13. The Dynamo have scored seven goals from set pieces this season. We always try and take advantage of them, said assistant coach Wade Barrett, who handled bench coaching duties vs. Philadelphia with Dominic Kinnear suspended. We have guys who have really good service and have some good guys attacking the ball. For whatever reason, we havent gotten too many of those recently, but it was nice that we did. Ricardo Clark returned to the starting lineup for the first time since coming off in the first half due to injury in the Aug. 17 game vs. Seattle, and he scored his first goal since July 6. Brad Davis returned to the starting lineup after missing the New York match while on international duty and recorded his first assist since Aug. 17. Giles Barnes played a second consecutive match in a midfield role, playing an attacking spot with Clark in a deeper-lying holding role. I think having Ricardo back brings a different kind of athleticism into the team, Barnes said.