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Faculty Scholarship and Professional Engagement: Fall 2013
- John Kruglinski, assistant professor of accounting, presented "Accounting Rules Divergence-Dealing with the Growing Gap in GAAP" at the Northeastern Assoc. of Business, Economics and Technology conference. His paper discusses new reporting options available to small and medium-sized businesses and the implications for the accounting curriculum.
Alumni & Development
- Professors Bill and Penny Dunham and Jill Poretta '93 were honored for their service to the College at the Association of Fundraising Professionals breakfast on Nov 13 in celebration of National Philanthropy Day. Bill, Penny and Jill have been dedicated supporters of the Office of Development and Alumni Relations.
- Amy Cooper, assistant professor of anthropology, presented a paper entitled "Spatiality, politics, and belonging in Venezuelan state health care" at the American Anthropological Association Annual Meeting in Chicago, IL.
- Amy Cooper, associate professor of anthropology, presented a research talk entitled "Healthy Aging Across Cultures" at the annual Phoebe Institute on Aging Conference in Allentown.
- Chris Kovats-Bernat, associate professor of anthropology, has published a chapter entitled "No Balm in Gilead: Childhood, Suffering and Survival in Haiti" in the just-released text "Children in Crisis: Ethnographic Studies in International Contexts" (New York: Routledge). More information about the book can be found here: Read
- Amy Cooper, assistant professor of anthropology, is part of the fall speaker series at the Phoebe Institute on Aging.
- Joseph E.B. Elliott, professor of art, will deliver a lecture at the Harvey&Irwin Kroiz Gallery, the Architectural Archives at the University of Pennsylvania, Oct 3 at 6 pm. Free for Phila. Chapter SAH members, $5.00 for all others. To register email email@example.com or call 610-566-2342.
- Emily Orzech, assistant professor of art, will exhibit four prints in the inaugural show of the Printmaker's Society at the Rotunda Gallery in Bethlehem (next to the public library on Church Street). Opening reception us Sun Oct 6 at 2 pm. The work will be up from Oct 6 - 28.
- Katerina Pham '14 and Sarah Richardson '15 were honored with the Student Award from the Pennsylvania Vector Control Association following their research presentation on Lyme, Babesia and Anaplasma infections in Lehigh Valley deer ticks.
- Emily Bayer '14 & Dominic Lapadula '14 presented at the 16th Annual Undergraduate Research Symposium in the Chemical & Biological Sciences at U. of Maryland, Baltimore County on 10/26. Both presented research conducted in the laboratory of Bruce Wightman (Biology). Emily won 1st prize in Biology, & Dominic won 1st prize in Biochemistry.
- Jordanna Sprayberry, assistant professor of biology, co-authored a research article, "The Effect of Olfactory Exposure to Non-Insecticidal Agrochemicals on Bumblebee Foraging Behavior" for PLoS One. Read More
- Dan Klem, Sarkis Acopian Professor of Ornithology, will present "Bird - Window Collisions: Overview of Current Knowledge and Prevention" at the BioColloquium at East Stroudsburg University.
- Roland J. Kushner, associate professor of business, is the author of the 2013 Choral Operations Survey Report, an annual review of survey data on finances and operations of nonprofit choruses in the U.S. and Canada. The Report is published by Chorus America and available at www.chorusamerica.org.
- Gail Eisenberg and Sam Laposata published an article on the gender wage gap in the Journal of Employment Counseling (Dec 2013). The article is titled "Case Study of the Gender Earnings Gap: A Longitudinal Analysis of Cohort Data of Same-Department Graduates at a Small Liberal Arts College." This research is based on data collected from the Class of 2000.
- Roland J. Kushner, associate professor of business, presented two papers at the Association for Research on Nonprofit Organizations and Voluntary Action meeting in Hartford: "Survival and sustainability in the nonprofit arts" and "What nonprofit directors value in governance work."
- Roland J. Kushner, associate professor of business administration, presented "Survival and Sustainability in the Nonprofit Arts" at Arizona State University in Phoenix, a lecture co-sponsored by the Pave Program in Arts Entrepreneurship in the ASU Herberger Institute for Design and the Arts, and the ASU School of Community Resources and Development.
- Roland J. Kushner, associate professor of business, presented "Crowding-in and -out of private contributions to the arts. Local level analysis 2000-2011" to the 39th annual conference on Social Theory, Politics, and the Arts, held at Seattle University.
- Roland Kushner, associate professor of business, presented "Stewardship of the Invisible Balance Sheet in Nonprofit Governance" to the Public Administration graduate program in the Bush School of Government and Public Service at Texas A&M University, College Station, TX.
- Roland Kushner, associate professor of business, along with co-author Randy Cohen, has completed the fourth National Arts Index report. The Index is an annual measure of the vitality of arts and culture in the U.S. and is published by Americans for the Arts, a leading national advocacy group for the arts. The index is available at: Read More
- Roland Kushner, associate professor of business, will be performing "All Reet Street" hosted by Geoff Chambers on WDIY 88.1 FM twice this fall and performing with Roger Latzgo Sept. 15 in a benefit concert for Trinity Episcopal Church's soup kitchen.
- Reality MC, part of the Senior Year Experience, is included in a new book "The Senior Year, Culminating Experiences and Transitions." Reality MC is included as an example of a cross-campus collaborative career-related program (pg. 124).The book is published by the National Resource Center First Year Experience and Students in Transition.
- Jenna Azar, Senior Year Experience&Learning Assistant Program Manager, presented "Beyond Berg: Meeting the Diverse Needs and Concerns of Seniors as They Transition to the World of Work, Additional Formal Education and Citizenship" at the National Conference on Students in Transition hosted by the National Resource Center in Atlanta, GA.
- Keri Colabroy, associate professor of chemistry, Ian Smith '14, Alexander Vlahos '13, Andrew Markham '09 and Matthew Jakubik '06 had a paper accepted for publication in the journal "BBA-Proteins and Proteomics." (Defining a kinetic mechanism for L-DOPA 2,3 dioxygenase, a single-domain type I extradiol dioxygenase from Streptomyces lincolnensis)
- Christina Joseph '14 was one of four students nationally to win the 2013 Eastern Analytical Symposium (EAS) Student Award, designed to recognize the research contributions of undergraduates to the broad field of Analytical Chemistry. Read More
- Matt Schroeder '10, a PhD student at Virginia Tech, received the 2013 Extra Mile Award, presented to a Food Science&Technology grad student who exhibits strong leadership skills such as peer mentoring, teaching, research, publishing, creativity, service, and participation in professional association activities. He is also the head men's lacrosse coach at VaTech.
- Alyssa Brief '14 received a RAVE Award - "With great involvement in Arts day, she was the perfect person to help with new ideas. She helped recruit volunteers for College Connect and helped us prep. The visits were a huge success and we would like to honor Alyssa as a main contributor to the success of the program!"
- Melanie Goetz '17 received a RAVE award - "Melanie is very dedicated to attending Bikeworks every week and brings a lot of energy and excitement. Especially as a freshman, she brings a lot of leadership to the program." Congrats, Melanie!
- Becca Hahn '17 recieved a RAVE award. "Becca comes to The Caring Place each week with such enthusiasm and excitement. She is always interacting with the kids and contributes great ideas to the club." Congrats, Becca!
- Julia Burns '16 received a RAVE award. Julia coordinated Mules @ the Market and did an amazing job! There were a record number of students enjoying the Farmers market all due to her efforts and fantastic advertising. Julia added a raffle to the event and integrated the Cardinal Shuttle. Well done Julia!
- Kristina Mitchell '17 received a RAVE award - Recognizing Achievement in Volunteer Excellence. "Kristina chose to help her community through Shape It Up! She brings contagious enthusiasm to every session, and is always quick to lend a helping hand. It is clear she genuinely enjoys working with children." Congrats!
- Lauren Kenney '17 received a RAVE Award - Recognizing Achievement in Volunteer Excellence. "She comes to the program excited to participate. She does an excellent job of making the members at Daybreak feel comfortable and listened to. No matter what happens, she always has a positive attitude." Congrats, Lauren!
- Emily Fingerle '15 received a RAVE award (Recognizing Achievement in Volunteer Excellence). "Emily was a wonderful volunteer last year and she liked working with Conversation Club enough to volunteer again this year! She was patient with the students and really enthusiastic about working with them.
- Nick Ellen '17 received a RAVE Award - Recognizing Achievement in Volunteer Excellence. "[Nick] should be recognized because he shows so much enthusiasm every week at The Caring Place and he does a great job at interacting with all the kids." Congrats, Nick! - The Office of Community Engagement
- Andrew Tullo '14, Chris Zumberge '14, Sam Tolkin '14, Holly Bertolet '15, Mike Filippone '15 and David Reinert '16 participated in the 2nd Annual Lehigh Valley Startup Weekend at Ben Franklin Techventures at Lehigh University. Read More
- Clif Kussmaul, associate professor of computer science, attended the POGIL Project Steering Committee and Board Meeting, in Philadelphia. Clif is a steering committee member.
- Mallory Bernstein '14 and Wendy Cole (Academic Resource Center) attended the annual conference of the National College Learning Center Association (NCLCA) in Charleston, SC and hosted a table at the Great Ideas luncheon regarding Universal Design in a Learning Center: RE: LD/ADHD Students.
- Art Raymond, Economics & Finance & Chief Reader for AP Macroeconomics, attended the College Board's Chief Reader Meeting in San Diego from September 27-29 where 34 academic subjects were represented.
- Mark Wolfmeyer, assistant professor of education, is presenting two papers at the American Educational Studies Association (AESA) conference in Baltimore. Read More
- Jim Bloom, Professor of English, spoke at Montclair State University's Institute for the Humanities as part of its Jersey: A Sense of Place series about Newark novelist Philip Roth.
- Francesca Coppa, professor of English, took part in meetings with seven legislative staffers from seven different House Judiciary members to lobby for the rights of noncommercial remixers on the eve of a series of copyright hearings.
- Jim Bloom, professor of English, had his review of "The Prestige of Violence: American Fiction, 1962-2007" by Sally Bachner appear in the fall 2013 issue of "Philip Roth Studies."
- Mary Lawlor, Professor of English, recently published her memoir, Fighter Pilot's Daughter: Growing Up in the Sixties and the Cold War. Read More
- Tom Cartelli, English/Film Studies, had two essays published over the summer. Read More
- Jill Stephen, professor of English, received the Joel and Ruth Spira Award for Teaching Excellence at Opening Convocation.
Inst. for Jewish-Christian Understanding
- Peter A. Pettit, IJCU Director and Religion Studies, delivered the Rabbi Shai Shacknai Memorial Lecture at Temple Beth Tikvah in Wayne NJ on Friday evening. The lecture was entitled, "Israel is in the Eye of the Beholder: Christian Views on Israel."
- Peter A. Pettit, IJCU Director and Religion Studies, briefed the joint JSBOR and IWJIHR task forces of the Jewish Council for Public Affairs on "Christian Engagement with Israel."
- Peter A. Pettit, IJCU Director and Religion Studies, presented on "New Paths: Christians Engaging Israel" at the Christian Scholars Group on Christian-Jewish Relations and spoke on a panel on "Educational Initiatives about Israeli-Palestinian Issues" at the Council of Centers on Jewish-Christian Relations.
- Peter A. Pettit, director of the IJCU and associate professor of religion studies, made the keynote presentation on "Divinity and Humanity" at the opening session of the Columbia/Barnard Interreligious Encounter Seminar.
- Peter A. Pettit, IJCU Director and Religion Studies, presented a workshop on "Images of Israel" at the Lutheran School of Theology and McCormick Seminary in Chicago.
- Peter A. Pettit participated in a consultation of the ICCJ research project team on "Promise, Land, and Hope," leading discussion of "The Fall of the Jerusalem Temple in the Gospels and Its Implications for Christians Theology of the Promised Land."
Languages, Literatures, & Cultures
- Franz Birgel, professor of German and film studies, had his article "The Only Good Indian is a DEFA Indian: East German Variations on the Most American of all Genres," published in International Westerns: Re-Locating the Frontier, edited by Cynthia J. Miller and A. Bowdoin Van Riper.
- Mirna Trauger, lecturer in Spanish, attended the International Conference on Caribbean Literature in Panama City, Panama. She read a paper titled "Cancion de Rachel: En el umbral entre modernidad y posmodernidad. Espacio de transito entre dos epistemes." She also chaired a session titled "Identidad panameÃ±a en su literatura."
- Eduardo Olid, assistant professor of Spanish, recently published "The Machiavellian In-Betweenness of Cervantes's Elizabeth I" at Cervantes 33.1 (Spring 2013): 45-81.
- Eduardo Olid, assistant professor of Spanish, presented as a keynote speaker in the Symposium "400 Years of Cervantes' Novelas ejemplares" at Montevideo, Uruguay.
- Flor Maria Buitrago, lecture in languages, literatures and cultures, participated in a workshop entitle "Learner Identities and Interactions in The Modern Languages Classroom," at East Stroudsburg University.
- Kathy Wixon, professor of French, presented a paper, "The Provencal Santon: An Artifact of Deep France" at the American Association of Teachers of French annual convention in Providence, Rhode Island.
- Linda McGuire has been elected Treasurer of the Eastern Pennsylvania/Delaware (EPADEL) section of the Mathematical Association of America. Her 2-year term begins in January of 2014.
- William Dunham, Koehler Professor of Mathematics, has been selected by the Mathematical Association of America to present an address, "Your humble Servant, Is. Newton," as part of its Distinguished Lecture Series, held at the MAA's national headquarters in Washington, DC. Details can be found at: Read More
- William Dunham, Koehler Professor of Mathematics, spoke at the Mathematics Colloquium at West Chester University. His title was "An Afternoon with Euler."
- William Dunham, Koehler Professor of Mathematics, spoke at the Math Colloquium of Towson University on October 9, 2013. The title of his talk was "An Afternoon With Euler."
Media and Communication
- Kate Ranieri, assistant professor of media and communication, participated in the panel discussion, Social Justice in the Basic Course: Making Connections between Content and Citizenship, at the National Communication Association, Washington, D.C. \
- Susan Kahlenberg, associate professor of media and communication, presented a paper entitled "Targeting all tweens! A content analysis of branding and licensing strategies in toy commercials airing on the Nickelodeon network" at the National Communication Association Annual Conference in Washington, DC.
- Jeff Pooley, associate professor of media&communication, presented a paper titled "A 'Not Particularly Felicitous' Phrase: A History of the 'Behavioral Sciences' Label" at the History of Science Society in Boston.
- Jeff Pooley, associate professor of media&communication, presented an invited paper "The Border-Dwelling Importer: James W. Carey and the Geography of Relative Field Prestige" at the symposium of the ANR Research Group on cross-disciplinary research ventures in postwar American social science, New York University.
- Faculty in Media & Communication presented a panel at the Union for Democratic Communication Conference in San Francisco, November 1-3. The panel was titled Media & Social Justice: Utilizing Critical Topics and Pedagogies to Enhance Democratic Communications in the Classroom. Read More
- HYPE Co-directors Jenna Azar and Lora Taub-Pervizpour screened the short documentary, "Still Seeking Justice," at the Union for Democratic Communication Conference in San Francisco. The documentary is online at http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RT7Tp1-FVHc.
- Jeff Pooley, associate professor of media and communication, published a chapter (co-authored with Michael Socolow), "War of the Words: *The Invasion from Mars* and its Legacy for Mass Communication Scholarship," in an edited collection, *War of the Worlds to Social Media* (Peter Lang, 2013). Read More
- Jeff Pooley, associate professor of media & communication, presented a paper titled "Sociology and the Socially Mediated Self" at the American Sociological Association meeting in New York. The paper will appear as a chapter in an edited volume, *Media Sociology* (Polity Press), later this year.
- Hans Stromsdorfer, an exchange student from at Muhlenberg in 2005-06, published a book: "Watching the Enemy: Propaganda Movies in World War II." It is the first comparative analysis of German, British and US propaganda firstname.lastname@example.org Read More
- David Tafler, professor of media and communication, presented a paper "World-Wide-Walks: global coastlines in the age of climate change" at the Balance-Unbalance International Conference 2013 in Noosa, Queensland.
- Jeff Pooley, associate professor of media&communication, published an article titled "Checking Up on The Invasion from Mars: Hadley Cantril, Paul Lazarsfeld, and the Making of a Misremembered Classic," in the International Journal of Communication. The article, co-authored with Michael Socolow (University of Maine), is available at this link: Read More
- John Sullivan, associate professor of media and communication, presented a paper titled "Transporting Television in Space and Time: The Export of Doctor Who to the U.S. in the 1970s and 1980s" at an interdisciplinary conference at the U. of Hertfordshire in London. The conference celebrated the 50th anniversary of the British science fiction series.
- Michael Tamte-Horan, adjunct professor of music, has been named as the new host for the radio program, Hearing Voices (classical choral and vocal music), airing Sunday evenings, 7-9 PM on WDIY 88.1 FM and wdiy.org, Allentown.
- Diane Follet, associate professor and chair of the music department, had her article, "The Power of Prediction: Ear Training and the Scientific Method," published in Music Theory Pedagogy Online, Vol. 2, 2013.
- The Muhlenberg College Chamber Singers performed this weekend at St. John's Lutheran Church in Allentown.
- Megan Monaghan and Douglas Ovens performed Ovens' "Yours and Mine, Three Love Songs on Poems of Alice Fulton," at the National Conference of the College Music Society. Ovens was also a soloist with Dr. Kia-Hui Tan, violin, of Ohio State U. in a performance of "A Road Less Traveled" by Jess Hendricks.
- Doug Ovens, professor of music, performed his "Improvisation #4, Music Box for vibes and marimba," at the national festival of NACUSA (National Association of Composers-USA) at Louisiana Tech University in Ruston, LA
- Doug Ovens, professor of music, moderated a post-concert discussion of So Percussion's "Where We Live" oat the Philadelphia Fringe Festival.
- Michael Schnack, Director of Choral Activites, gave a master class in vocal performance at the University of Wisconsin in Milwaukee, as collaborative pianist, presented the recital program "The Metropolitan Tower: Songs on Texts by Female Poets" at both UWM and at Viterbo University in LaCrosse.
- Michael Schnack, Jeffrey Peterson, Brian Chu, Lauren Madigan & Steven Snow and alums from the departments of Music, Theatre and Dance, joined an international cast of opera singers, the L.A. Opera Orchestra and a lighting/projections design team from California to present The Cloth Peddler in Los Angeles on the 100th anniversary of its composition. Read More
- Marcia Morgan, assistant professor of philosophy, has been accepted to the American Philosophies Forum for 2014. Read More
- Steve Coutinho, associate professor of philosophy, gave the Honors lecture for the Center for Global Education at Harrisburg Area Community College: "What is the Relation Between Humanity and Nature? The Search for the Genuinely Human in Daoist Philosophy."
- Steve Coutinho, associate professor of philosophy, published a book, "An Introduction to Daoist Philosophies." The book was just released by Columbia University Press.
- Marcia Morgan, assistant professor of philosophy, served as moderator at the Annual Meeting of the Society for Phenomenology & Existential Philosophy at U. of Oregon, moderating a panel titled "Aesthetics & Politics: Modifications of Perceptions, Receptions of Modernism & Affection of Bodies," which included papers on Lukacs, Benjamin & Spinoza.
- Marcia Morgan, assistant professor of philosophy, published a review essay on the book "Arendt and Adorno: Political and Philosophical Investigations," (eds. Lars Rensmann and Samir Gandesha, Stanford University Press, 2012) in the Bryn Mawr Review of Comparative Literature (fall 2013 issue).
- Chris Herrick won 2012 Best Paper for "Perceptions and Misperceptions: China's Relations with the states of Southeast Asia in the Context of a Peaceful Rise". He also presented a China's Relations with Russia in the Context of China's Peaceful Rise at the Northeast Political Science Association Conference.
- Michele Moser Deegan and Lanethea Mathews presented their paper, "Implementing the Affordable Care Act in the States" at the Northeast Political Science Association Conference on Friday, November 15, 2013.
- Giacomo Gambino and Mohsin Hashim presented their paper, "Wading with Cobras: Experiential Learning in a Short Term Study Trip to Bangladesh", at the Northeast Political Science Association Conference on Thursday, November 14, 2013.
- Alton Slane presented a paper, "The Fourth Amendment and the Use of Dogs to Detect Narcotics," at the Northeast Political Science Association Conference on Thursday, November 14, 2013.
- Jeff Rudski, professor of psychology, had an article, "Treatment Acceptability, Stigma, and Legal Concerns of Medical Marijuana Are Affected by Method of Administration," published in the Journal of Drug Issues. Read More
- Ariana Small '15 presented health disparities research as part of the Opening Doors Health Disparities Research Training Program at Drexel Univ. She worked on a project titled "Prevalence of Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder in U.S. Children Aged 4-17 Years Old: Variations by Gender, Race, and Family Structure." Her presentation is featured here: Read More
- Alan Tjeltveit, professor of psychology, was elected to fellow status in the 134,000 member American Psychological Association and in its Division 24, the Society for Theoretical and Philosophical Psychology. Fellow status is awarded "on the basis of evaluated evidence of outstanding contribution in the field of psychology."
- RJ Fellows Ramzy Burns '14, Kelli Meeker '14, Ariel Aranov '15 and Adam Halpern '16, presented at the National Collegiate Honors Council Conference in New Orleans. Burns and Meeker led a roundtable discussion on honors athletes and Adam and Ariel organized a roundtable on diversity and honors.
- Phi Sigma Sigma won first place in the national "Women of Influence Project" competition. The chapter received a $2500 award. For more info, click this link: Read More
- Christine Lynch, RN staff nurse in Health Services, just had an article published in the Journal of Vascular Nursing (Dec 2013): "Improving glycemic control in the acute care setting through nurse education."
- Kent Dyer, Chief Business Officer, was one of 29 CFOs honored at the inaugural CFO-of-the-Year Awards Breakfast sponsored by Lehigh Valley Business. Dyer was a finalist in the non-profit division.
- Sam Laposata, Jan Schumacher, Kim Clark and Heather Beltz volunteered at The Literacy Center during the United Way Day of Caring.
- Bill Keller, Dolores Nash, Michele Elchert, Tammy Lonardo & Sandy Smith volunteered at Community Bike Works during the United Way Day of Caring.
- Megan Smith '16, of Candia, NH, received the Espi Guinto Young Writer's Award for superior writing. The award was presented at Honors Convocation.