Logos

About Logos and the One Read

LOGOs logoOur Mission

We expect students who graduate from MACC to be proficient in college-level communication. This expectation includes critical thinking, critical reading, and writing. It is our professional responsibility to help develop this proficiency. With this in mind, we recommend that every course involves critical thinking and incorporates assignments that require reading and writing.

The Logos Project provides education, resources, and support in order to ensure that students realize this expectation and faculty fulfill this responsibility.

Our Committee

The LOGOS committee is made up of faculty and administrators from a wide range of disciplines. To find out more about the committee and to get in touch with us, see the tab below.

One Read

One of the best ways to foster the realization of our mission is to foster participation in a college–wide “One Read”. The idea is to have students, faculty, and administration all engage in the reading and discussion of the same book at the same time—a wild idea, we know. One student may be reading the same book for a history course, a science course, and a communication course, intertwining the themes of the courses in the book. This helps us engage in inter–discipline discussion, analysis, and application, helping us see concepts in various disciplines from their varied perspectives.

2023 – 2024 One Read Book

For the 2023-2024 school year, we are all reading Killers of the Flower Moon by David Grann. Find out more below:

LOGOS Resources

Guidebook

While the One Read is designed to bolster our collective reading skills and to engage the whole college in a particularly focused conversation, our faculty have created a handbook useful in developing skills in reading, writing and critical thinking:

Reading Thinking Writing Handbook by Dr. Mike Barrett

The Book

The LOGOS committee is excited to present David Grann’s Killers of the Flower Moon: The Osage Murders and the Birth of the FBI as the 2023-2024 One Read book.

In 1870, the Osage Nation, much reduced by war and disease and hoping to retain some of the sovereignty lost by other native groups, purchased the land that would become Osage County, Oklahoma.  Surprisingly, and ultimately tragically, within thirty years of the purchase, oil was discovered under Osage land, and the Osage found themselves rich on the spoils of “Back Gold.”  However, with wealth comes betrayal, intrigue, and murder. In Killers of the Flower Moon, Grann takes his readers through the labyrinthine plots of the “Reign of Terror” that ravaged the Osage Nation in the 1920’s as the Osage found their wealth, their lands, and their families devasted by the murderous schemes of interested parties, some of whom were startlingly close to home.  Among this backdrop, Grann relates a story of love, loss, family, history, and the early days of the FBI.

This incredible, almost impossible to believe, true story is so riveting and rife with plot twists that it has been adapted into a film directed by Martin Scorsese with a release date in the United States of October 6, 2023.

Where to Find it

  • Amazon Link – Has hardcover, audio, and ebook formats.
  • Google Books Link Has a preview of the ebook (scan of paper book) as well as links to print versions of the book.

 

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Listed below are all of the LOGOS committee members use the faculty and staff directory for contact information..

MemberTitlePosition
Barbie UnderwoodAssociate Professor of SociologyCo-chair
Andrea WeingartnerAssistant Professor of HistoryCo-chair
Becky AllenProfessor of PsychologyMember
Coltier BlakelyAssistant Director of Instructional TechnologyMember
Todd BowdishInstructor of Biological ScienceMember
David CaplesAssistant Professor of MathematicsMember
Stacy DonaldDirector of Access and ADA ServicesMember
Felicia LeachProfessor of ArtMember
Michelle ScanavinoProfessor of Biological ScienceMember
Allen ShepardAssistant Professor of Language & LiteratureMember
Joe ThrowerInstructor of PhilosophyMember
Gilbert VerserAssociate Professor of HistoryMember
Robert WilliamsProfessor – Teacher Education Program CoordinatorMember

Overview

In your classes, you will need to cite the various authors you have built your own scholarship upon. Good and robust citation serve as the bones for your work. Not only do they support your creative remixing and interpretations of concepts and ideas, but they also help other scholars both check your work and discover ideas upon which to build.

Using standard citation methods helps communities of scholars speak the same language when it comes to finding and using sources in their work. This document points to useful resources along three of the major citation methods:

  • APA (American Psychological Association),
  • MLA (Modern Language Association), and
  • CMS (Chicago Manual of Style).

For a quick comparison of citation styles, see the following document Citation Chart from Purdue OWL.

APA Resources

APA, which is shorthand for “the American Psychological Association style of citation,” is commonly used by the following academic disciplines:

  • Business,
  • Social Sciences, such as Psychology, Linguistics, Sociology, and Economics, and
  • Nursing.

Below, you can find helpful resources for getting started using APA to cite within your papers.

MLA Resources

MLA, which is shorthand for “the Modern Language Association”, is used by the following academic disciplines:

  • English,
  • Cultural Studies, and
  • Foreign Language and Literature.

Below you can find some helpful resources on how to use the MLA citation and style method in your papers.

CMS Resources

CMS is shorthand for the Chicago Manual of Style. It is often used interchangeably with the Turabian style, which is a bit more student friendly. We commonly see Chicago being used in the following academic disciplines:

  • History,
  • Philosophy, and
  • Religious Studies.

Below you can find some helpful resources on how to use the Chicago citation and style method in your papers.

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Coach John Cochran
Ball Boy – Troy Halterman
Eleanor Carr
Rochelle McKenzie
Brenna Kelly
Carmela McMullen
Tammy Harryman
Janet Thompson
Kim Cooley
Lisa Brown
Georgia Hinson
Kathy Schulz
Denise Derrieux
Margrett Bassett
Jackie Glosson
Marion Fitzsimmons
Manager – Debbie Brown
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Coach John Cochran 
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Elenaor Carr
Rochelle McKenzie
Sheri Sills Schneider
Sara Figg Gillilan
Manager Roxie Robinson
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Coach Joyce Campbell
Assistant Coach Steve Hunter
Mary Smiley Wohlford
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Brenda Rucker
Neal Head, trainer
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