Faculty Professional Activities, 2009-2010, Announcement #1
Date: December 11, 2009
Congratulations to our faculty for their impressive professional activities!
Mr. John Bell's essay titled "Phrases of Potent Symbolism" in which he compares the literary impact of William Shakespeare and Stephen Sondheim will appear in the Winter 2009 issue of The Sondheim Review. His two production reviews from the Stratford Shakespeare and Shaw festivals in Canada entitled "In George's Imagination: Shaw Festival Presents a Thoughtful Sunday in the Park" and "Choreographic Real Estate: Stratford Translates West Side Story for the Thrust Stage" for The Sondheim Review will also be published in that issue.
Ms. Pamela Bender made the following podium presentations at the American College of Nurse Practitioners (ACNP) National Clinical Conference in Albuquerque, NM, in October: Psychopharmacology for Primary Care Part 1: Essential Concepts, Psychopharmacology for Primary Care Part 2: Clinical Application, and Management of Treatment Resistant Depression in Primary Care.
Ms. Tricia Bernecker will make a poster presentation entitled "Wanted: Clinical Experts; Strategies for the Recruitment of Adjunct Faculty" at the 10th Annual Nurse Educator Institute entitled "Striving for Evidence-Based Practice in Nursing Education" on April 13-15, 2010 in Branson, MO.
Ms. Mary Brinker and Dr. Mary Ellen Miller co-authored an abstract entitled "The 411 on Utilization Simulation to Teach Nursing Students About Disaster Preparedness in the Community" which has been selected for presentation at the 2010 Redefining Excellence: Pennsylvania's Best Health Care Practices Conference, on April 15, 2010, at the Sheraton Hershey Hotel in Harrisburg, PA.
Ms. Christine Bruce has been selected as the national representative for the PAEA (Physician Assistant Education Association) as the PAEA content expert for the National Commission on Certification for the Physician Assistant. This is the national committee that writes the national certifying and recertifying examinations. The PAEA has only one representative on this national panel of content experts. She was also selected by the National Diabetes Association to participate in an educational seminar on teaching diabetic management to physician assistant students in San Jose, CA, September 2009.
Dr. Christopher Cocozza made a presentation at the Lehigh Tax Forum, sponsored by the PICPA and Lehigh University to over 50 CPAs. The title of his presentation was "Tax Issues for Investors." He was also an invited guest to the Bank of America Merrill Lynch Private Company Conference at which BOA/ML executives discussed the business implications of taking a private company public.
Dr. Angie Corbo is serving as the Vice Chair of the Experiential Learning Division of the National Communication Association. Her paper entitled "Business Communication Etiquette among Accounting Professionals: Maximizing Technology and Social Networking Sites as Business Practice" was accepted by the Association for Business Communication's Conference in March 2010. Her second paper accepted for presentation at that conference is entitled "Public Relations Case Studies Coming to Life: Integrating 'Real Life' Clients into the Curriculum." Dr. Corbo's paper entitled "Social Network Citing and Social Science Studies - An Ethical Intersection or Parallel Lines in the Sand?" has been accepted for presentation at the International Conference on Social Science ResearchinDecember 2009. Dr. Corbo's article "Still-deciding: Working with Learning Communities" will be published in the June 2010 issue of the Association for Business Communication Journal. Dr. Corbo was a guest lecturer at Moravian College on September 25, 2009, on the topic "Health Issues and the Media." On June 26-28, 2009, Dr. Corbo made a presentation entitled "Ethical Uses of Facebook, Twitter, and Social Networking Sites" at the One Voice International Conference and Forum. In April 2009 Dr. Corbo and Mr. Robert Spicer were co-presenters of "Evolving Technology Enhancing Classrooms & Communities" at the Eastern Communication Association Conference.
Dr. Patricia Coughlin had an article accepted for publication in the peer-reviewed journal, The Social Studies, which is published by Heldref Publications. The submission reflects her continuous relationship with the Lower Saucon Township Historical Society. The journal article describes the curriculum module Dr. Coughlin created for the local historic site, the Lutz-Franklin Schoolhouse, and presents her findings on the effectiveness of the curriculum module. There is national interest in restoring what many see as educational treasures and the Lutz-Franklin Schoolhouse, which has been designated a national historic site, is authentically restored. Dr. Coughlin spoke about the project at the annual conference of Country School Association of America, a national organization, in June 2009. Dr. Coughlin is currently chair of a visiting team on behalf of the Commission on Elementary Schools for the Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools in New York City.
Ms. Joan Crete completed a research study with Pamela Adamshick, RN, PhD, of the Moravian College School of Nursing entitled "The Lived Experience in the Management of Polycystic Ovary Syndrome." On October 9, 2009 Ms. Crete made a presentation concerning this research study at the Annual Nurse Practitioner in Women's Health Conference in Providence, RI. On March 3, 2009, she made a presentation entitled "Prenatal Care and Infant Mortality" to the Easton Rotary Club. In October 2009 Ms. Crete was a member of a medical team on a 10-day mission to Nicaragua.
Fr. Thomas Dailey reports the following:
- a presentation and discussion on the new papal encyclical, Caritas in veritate, for the Lehigh Valley chapter of Legatus, a professional association of business leaders, on October 7, 2009
- two workshop presentations on Caritas in veritate for the permanent deacons of the Diocese of Allentown on October 10, 2009 (and which were featured in The A.D. Times newspaper on October 29, 2009)
- two presentations on technology and morality for the Diocesan Education Convention on October 12, 2009
- a lecture on religion and baseball to the Western Massachusetts chapter of Legatus on October 21, 2009
- an article on the core curriculum for Accelerator, the Fall 2009 ACCESS newsletter
- commentaries on each of the two dramatic performances produced in our ACT ONE theatre program
- being interviewed for The Morning Call newspaper article on "Trying to rediscover the joy of the game," published 9/20/09
- a television segment on "Genetic Counseling" for Tempo In Depth on PBS 39 (WLVT) on 10/8/09
- preaching the financial aid collection at all Masses at Our Lady of Mt. Carmel parish in Doylestown on June 13-14, 2009
- being re-elected Secretary and member of the Executive Committee of the Board of Directors of The Wellness Community of the Greater Lehigh Valley
Dr. Andrew Essig attended the Summer Institute of Catholic Social Thought, a joint program of the Society of Catholic Social Scientists and the Cardinal Newman Society, which is co-sponsored by the Department of Sociology of the Catholic University of America. The seminar was held at the Marian Theologate on the campus of The Catholic University of America on June 1-5, 2009. He presented a lecture on "International Organizations" at the Institute of World Politics in Washington, DC, on June 24, 2009. Dr. Essig has been appointed to the Advisory Board of Catholic Charities for the Diocese of Allentown. On September 28, 2009, he presented a lecture on "International Organizations" at the Institute of World Politics in Washington, DC. He attended a two-day symposium "Energy Security: A Global Challenge" at the National Defense University in Washington, DC, on September 29-30, 2009. He also attended a one-day conference entitled "Global Tensions" sponsored by the Globalization and Social Change Initiative at Lehigh University on October 9, 2009. Dr. Essig moderated two panels, "Catholic Psychology" and "On Population" at the 17th Annual Meeting of the Society of Catholic Social Scientists at the University of Mississippi School of Law in University, MS, on October 30-31, 2009. He also presented a conference paper entitled "Faithful Citizenship," and he attended the SCSS Board of Directors meeting at which he was elected to serve two two-year terms on the board. Dr. Essig and Dr. Jennifer Moore are co-authors of the article, "U.S.-Holy See Diplomacy: The Establishment of Formal Relations, 1984," which appeared in Catholic Historical Review, Vol. 95, No. 4, 2009, pp. 741-764.
Mr. Chuck Gloman had the following 11 articles published from April through September 2009:
- Digital Video - "Handheld Flexibility" - February 2009 (DeSales student in photo)
- Government Video - "Battle of HD: HDV vs. AVCHD" - April 2009 (DeSales student in photo)
- Government Video - "What's New in P2?" - April 2009 (DeSales student in photo)
- Outdoor Photographer - "Landscapes Exposed!" - May 2009 (Cover photo also)
- Digital Video - "Shooting with the SG Pro 35mm Adapter" - May 2009 (DeSales students in photos, entire article about DeSales class)
- Digital Video - "Shooting HD Video with Your DSLR" - May 2009 (DeSales students in photo)
- Government Video - "A Really Big Light Source" - June 2009 (DeSales student in photo)
- Government Video - "Just a Little Prompting" - June 2009 (DeSales student in photo)
- Government Video - "Canon Gets REALiS" - July 2009
- Government Video - "The Right Combo" - July 2009 (DeSales student in photo)
- Outdoor Photographer - "Up Close and Wide!" - September 2009
Dr. Maura Hearden's article entitled "Our Lady of Sacramental Communion: Marian Possibilities Emerging from Catholic-Methodist Dialogue" will be published in Pro Ecclesia. She presented the paper "Catholics, Methodists and Our Lady of Sacramental Communion" for the Ecumenical Society of the Blessed Virgin Mary - USA Spring 2009 Meeting ("Development of a Model for an Ecumenical 'Day with Mary': A Conversation") in Walton, NY. Dr. Hearden conducted a two-part interview on the dignity of women and the "feminine genius" for "Among Women," a Catholic women's podcast based in Boston, MA, with an international audience. The interviews aired in October and November, 2009. One listener described the podcast as "the most liberating view of feminism I have ever heard."
Dr. Tahereh Hojjat attended the 40th Annual Conference of Pennsylvania Council for International Education (PaCIE) entitled "Global Innovation, Diversity and Education" on October 2nd in Harrisburg where she presented the paper "Innovative Teaching Experiences: Globalization Via Collaboration." She also presented a paper entitled "Global Food Crisis: Food Versus Fuels" at the Twentieth Annual Conference of the American Society for Competitiveness (ASC) on "Transformation: Sustaining Competitiveness in the Independent World" on October 29-31 in Washington, DC. This paper was published in the Competition Forum, Vol. 7, Number 2, 2009. With Dr. Mehdi Hojjat of Neumann College, Dr. Hojjat coauthored the book Business Strategy Simulation, Strategic Planning & Business Simulation Cases which was published by Linus Publication, Inc. in fall 2009.
Dr. Rodney Howsare's book, Hans Urs von Balthasar: A Guide for the Perplexed, was published by T&T Clark in August of this year. Dr. Howsare and Dr. Larry Chapp coauthored the following article: "David Schindler and the Order of Modernity: Toward a Definition of Liberalism" in The Thought of David L. Schindler, ed. Nicholas J. Healy and David C. Schindler (forthcoming, Eerdmans Press, 2010). Dr. Howsare also authored "Spiritus Sanctus non est Neoconservatus: On Weigel's Reading of Gaudium et Spes," (forthcoming, Nova et Vetera, January, 2010).
Dr. Brian Kane participated in the Eighth Annual Bioethics Summer Course at the Regina Apostolorum in Rome, Italy, in July 2009. This year's topic was "Global Bioethics: Science, Religion and Human Rights in Dialogue." He has been invited to membership on the neonatal ethics board for St. Luke's Hospital in Bethlehem. He has also been invited to the Wabash Center for Teaching and Learning in Theology and Religion to act as a facilitator for the Theology Department at St. Bonaventure University to assist them in improving their introductory theology courses and to initiate an assessment program. Dr. Kane was invited to lecture for the Diocese of Tulsa, OK, on moral theology in September and November 2009.
Dr. Patrick Kenny has been selected to chair the 2010 Pre-Conference of the Association of Nurses in AIDS Care that will be held in November, 2010, in Tucson, AZ. He was featured on the PBS 39 series "Tempo InDepth" on October 22, 2009. In an interview with PBS 39 reporter Laura McHugh, Dr. Kenny addressed President Obama's proposed health care reforms and shared his insight regarding the plan's strengths and weaknesses. During the segment, there is a shot of Dr. Kenny in the Nursing Simulation Lab with the reporter and with Ms. Mary Brinker, DeSales faculty member and sim lab coordinator. Dr. Kenny, who serves as president of the Pennsylvania Nurses Association, was among the group of medical professionals who visited the White House to discuss this same issue with the President earlier in the semester.
Dr. Gregory Kerr reports the following from Rome, where he is serving during the fall semester as an advisor to the ten DeSales students who are studying at the American University of Rome.
- He served as a panelist for a session on "Evolution and Human Dignity: Differences in Kind vs. Differences in Degree, and the Problem of Evil" at the Thirty-Third International Meeting of the American Maritain Association held in Houston, TX, October 22-24, 2009.
- The International Philosophical Quarterly is publishing his book review of The Ecstatic Quotidian by Jennifer Anna Gosetti-Ferencei.
- Philosophia Christi is publishing his book review of Soldier Boy by Raymond Dennehy.
- His article "Antony Flew and the Paradox of Intelligent Design" was accepted for inclusion in an anthology published by the American Maritain Association and will be distributed by The Catholic University of America Press.
- Dr. Kerr delivered a paper on "Dawkins and the Disappearing Act" for the Society of Christian Philosophers (Western Division) at the University of California, Riverside, in October, 2008.
Mr. Thomas Mantoni has been appointed Vice President for Records and Registration by the Middle States Association of Collegiate Registrars and Officers of Admission.
Mr. Scott Mattingly, Ms. Kate Hunter, J.P. Kelliher, and a colleague from Muhlenberg College participated in a panel discussion entitled "Ground Up or Top Down: Two Ways to Create a Senior Year Experience" at the 15th Conference on Students in Transition on November 8-10, 2008, in Columbus, SC.
At the 237th National American Chemical Society (ACS) meeting in Salt Lake City, UT, March 22-25, 2009, and at the local ACS meeting at Moravian College April 28, 2009, Dr. Francis Mayville, Stephanie Hartman (Biology '09), and Erin Remaly (Biology '09) co-presented a poster in the medicinal chemistry session entitled "Investigation of the effect that different drying methods have on the mechanism of naproxen release from microcrystalline cellulose beads." Dr. Mayville, Beth Slaybaugh (Chemistry '09), Marie Connelly (Chemistry '09), Stephanie Geronimo (Biology '09), and Dr. Rodger Berg co-presented a poster in the environmental chemistry session entitled "Qualitative and quantitative analysis of Lehigh River water samples for heavy metals using ICP-AES." Dr. Mayville, Chris Busch (Biology '09), and Nick Chubatyi (Chemistry '09) co-presented a poster in the organic chemistry session entitled "The extraction and isolation of capsaicin from various peppers." Dr. Mayville and Kara Merancy (Biochemistry '09) co-presented a poster in the green chemistry session entitled "The synthesis of two spermidine analogs using various ionic liquids."
Dr. Susan McGorry presented "Sustainability 101: A College Campus Case Study" at the American Marketing Association's Educator's Conference in Chicago, IL, in August 2009. She also served as a reviewer for five papers for that conference. Dr. McGorry continues to serve as faculty advisor for the DeSales University Chapter of the American Marketing Association. She presented "Characteristics of a Successful Eservice Learning Experience" at the 21st annual Western Cooperative of Educational Technology Conference in October, 2009, in Denver, CO. Dr. McGorry published two reviews for MERLOT (Multimedia Educational Resource for Learning and Online Teaching) from July through October, 2009, entitled "Strategic Marketing Plan" and "Public Service Advertising: Case Studies." She continues to serve on the Editorial Review Board for MERLOT.
Ms. Mishele Mennett and Dr. Amy Saborsky were co-presenters in the Trexler Library Brown Bag Lunch series at which they spoke about the "Psychology of Dance - A Behind the Scenes Profile of an Infamous Ballerina."
Dr. Carol Mest's proposal has been funded by the Pennsylvania Higher Education Foundation (PHEF) to receive a $48,740 Nursing Education Grant and the Dr. Edna B. McKenzie Scholarship for Disadvantaged Students for the 2009-10 academic year. The PHEF has also awarded Dr. Mest a $14,285 Capital BlueCross Nurse Scholars Grant to provide funding for graduate nursing students who are pursuing an education to teach and who are enrolled in the 2009-1010 academic year. Dr. Mest was an invited panelist at Lehigh County Community Forum entitled "Establishing a Lehigh Valley Department: Improving Health and Society in Your Community" on December 2, 2009, at the American Legion Post in Coplay, PA.
Ms. Ann E. Michael reports the following publications and activities for 2009:
Ms. Michael's commentary for National Poetry Month aired on radio station WDIY 88.1 FM during "Morning Edition" and "All Things Considered" on April 29 and 30th.
Another of her commentaries aired the week of September 7th. Her review of Elena Georgiou's latest book of poems appears in the winter edition of the online journal Poets Quarterly (www.poetsquarterly.com).
Ms. Michael's manuscript "Strange Ladies" was a finalist in the Plan B Poetry Chapbook Contest, and her manuscript "The Red Queen Hypothesis" was a semi-finalist in the University of Wisconsin poetry contest; her manuscript "Water-Rites" earned an honorable mention in the C&R Poetry Book Contest. Her poem "My Life as a Surrealist Painting" was nominated for a Pushcart Prize by the editors of US1 Worksheets. Her poems also appeared in the journals Manorborn, Mad Poets Review, Atlanta Review, Philadelphia Poets and Light. Her poem "Learning to Curse" appeared as an audiofile and text in the electronic journal Qarrtsiluni in October; the online journal Poemeleon published two of her poems in its winter "Humor" issue and posted an online interview with her in its column "The Habitual Poet." Five haiku by Ms. Michael appear in the May and October versions of Sketchbook: A Journal of Eastern and Western Short Forms (http://poetrywriting.org/Sketchbook). Red Lights Tanka Journal published one untitled tanka-form poem and one tan-renga poem by Ms. Michael in its Summer 2009 issue.
Readings and Conferences
Ms. Michael was one of four featured readers September 10 at Nightingale Lounge, NYC; was a featured reader on October 11 at Manayunk Arts Center, Roxborough PA; and attended the West Chester Poetry Conference in June, where she took a master class in poetry with Molly Peacock. Ms. Michael also participated in the YorkArts "Prufrock Project," contributing a collaborative mixed-media piece on line 51 of Eliot's "Love Song of J. Alfred Prufrock" (www.emster.com/prufrock/).
In November, 2009, Teachers College Press at Columbia University published Dr. Monica Miller Marsh's book, co-authored with Dr. Tammy Turner-Vorveck, entitled (Mis)Understanding Families: Learning From Real Families in Our Schools. She presented a paper entitled "Integrating Familial Knowledge into the Curriculum for Successful Home and School Collaborations" at the 2009 Annual Meeting of the American Educational Research Association (AERA) in San Diego, CA, April 13-17. In addition, she was the discussant for two paper presentations at the meeting, "Community and Democracy in Early Childhood Classrooms" and "Complicating Early Years Education."
Dr. Steve Myers' manuscript "The Leavings" finished as the runner-up selection in the 2009 Keystone Chapbook contest, judged by New York poet Karen Weyant. His poem "Haibun for Smoke and Fog" appears in a new anthology entitled An Introduction to the Prose Poem from Firewheel Editions Press. "At the Apartheid Museum, We Read of the Coloured Man Forced by Law to Resign from the Whites-Only Birdwatcher's Society" will be published in the Spring, 2010 volume of Tar River Poetry. His poems "Harvest Blessing, Early November, 2008," "Last of the Ashes" and "The Body Knows Where It's Going" will appear in the journal Chiron Review, while "Confessional" will appear in MARGIE and "At the Rail" in SLANT. "Haibun for Dancers with Lines from Basho" currently appears in the online journal Connotation. In May 2009, at a Bethlehem performance of Annex Dance Company, company members performed pieces based on the poetry of William Butler Yeats choreographed by the company's Artistic Producer, Ms. Kristin Fieseler. Dr. Myers was a collaborator on the project.
In January 2009 Juilene Osborne-McKnight was the guest speaker in the MFA Program of Carlow University, Pittsburgh, speaking on "Bone Flute for an Old Wind: Irish Literature in Historical/Cultural Context." In March, she was the keynote speaker at a conference of the Greater Lehigh Valley Writers' Group, where she spoke on the "Writing Out Loud: Storytelling and the Writer" and also conducted a seminar on "Archetypes Are Us." Osborne-McKnight published or has forthcoming for publication, poems in Commonweal, The Lyric, and Philadelphia Stories. She read her poetry at the Philadelphia Public Library this fall. Ms. Osborne-McKnight will also be the featured poet in POEM, the publication of the Huntsville Literary Association and the University of Alabama Huntsville.
Dr. Eve M. Puhalla, Director of Special Education, was the recipient of Pennsylvania Education Research Association Distinguished Research Award. She received her award at the PAC-TE/PERA state conference in Harrisburg in October. Eve also won the Consortium of State and Regional Educational Research Associations AERA Distinguished Paper Award. She received this award at AERA's National Conference held in San Diego, CA in April. Eve's research, which was the subject of the award-winning papers, has been accepted for publication in Remedial and Special Education, a peer-reviewed international journal that focuses on bridging the gap between theory and practice involving the education of individuals for whom typical instruction is not effective.
Dr. Brennan Pursell gave three radio interviews about the Pope's third encyclical, Caritas in Veritate, with Redeemer Radio, Ave Maria, and EWTN Radio. In August he gave two invited lectures, one at Kutztown University, the other at the St. Francis Retreat House in Easton, PA, about his book, Benedict of Bavaria. In Regina, Saskatchewan, Dr. Pursell gave two more lectures on September 18 to Catholic business leaders,"Benedict and Business Ethics," and at a convention of Catholic fathers and sons, "The Heart of Benedict: Inspiration for Today's Catholic Men." In October he attended the annual conference of the Society of Catholic Social Scientists at Ole Miss University. Dr. Pursell moderated one panel "before succumbing to strep." Instead of presenting his paper, "God in History: Narratives of Western Civilization," he submitted it for publication in the Catholic Social Science Review. Dr. Pursell was asked to write a blurb for a book written by former student and DeSales graduate ('03) Verna Fisher, entitled Explore Colonial America (Nomad Press, 2009).
Dr. Katherine Ramsland was the keynote speaker on November 5, 2009, for the Northeastern Association of Forensic Scientists, talking about forensic pioneers. She conducted a panel on cyber-predators at the Cyril Wecht Institute Conference in October 21, 2009; and she spoke at the American Association of University Women, on November 3 about Lehigh Valley murders. Dr. Ramsland has been invited to give two presentations at the American Academy of Forensic Science in February 2010, one on jurisprudence and one about criminological museums. She spoke around the Lehigh Valley over a dozen times during October 2009 about her books, "Bethlehem Ghosts" and "Murder in the Lehigh Valley." Dr. Ramsland built a crime scene for a community day at Cumberland Valley High School in Mechanicsburg. She also published six articles, "Joseph Bell, the Real Sherlock Holmes," (in The Forensic Examiner) "Lombroso and the first Criminal Museums," (in The Forensic Examiner) "Erotomania," (in InSinc) "The Real World of Henry Lee," (in The Graveyard Shift) "Narcissistic Immunity and the Development of Villains," (in InSinc) and "The Oklahoma Girl Scout Murders" (in In Cold Blood). Dr. Ramsland has received a contract from Praeger for a book about psychologists who have gained privileged access to extreme offenders. She is currently writing a foreword for Kensington to The Measure of Madness, a book about cases in forensic psychology, a chapter for a true crime anthology, an article about the first female detective, and an article that reviews the relationship between the author of Dracula and the investigation of Jack the Ripper. For her annual Brown Bag Lunch at the library, Dr. Ramsland presented "Haunted Rome. She appeared on E! on November 20 and on 20/20 on November 27 on the subject of vampires.
Dr. Judith Rance-Roney was invited by the Foundation Digital Media to receive advanced training in the impact of new media on young learners. The McArthur Foundation Digital Media and Learning Initiative works in conjunction with the National Writing Project. The training session was conducted in Philadelphia on November 18-19, 2009. She is an advisory board member to the Pennsylvania Department of Education Training and Technical Assistance Network (PaTTAN) Response to Instruction and Intervention (RtII) Advisory Subgroup: RtII for English Language Learners. Dr. Rance-Roney was co-presenter on the use of Digital Narratives to scaffold content learning for English language learners at the National Writing Project Annual Meeting on November 20, 2009. Her article "Reconceptualizing Interactional "Groups: Grouping Schemes for Maximizing Language Learning," was published in English Teaching Forum, Vol. 48, No. 1 (January 2010). English Teaching Forum is a publication of the U.S. State Department with a distribution of 82,000 copies around the world. Her article "Jumpstarting Language and Schema for English Language Learners," was published in the Journal of Adolescent and Adult Literacy, Vol. 53 (5). The Journal of Adolescent and Adult Literacy is the premier journal of the International Reading Association that targets middle school, high school and adult teachers. The journal's circulation is 15,000.
Dr. Angelica Silva will direct a panel and present the paper "Laws and Cultural Traditions in the Cardenista novels Leyes y tradiciones culturales en la novella cardenista" at the 22nd International Convention of Mexican & Latin American Literature on November 11-13, 2009, at the University of Sonora, Hermosillo, Mexico. Dr. Silva presented: "Música mexicana para los mexicanos en los Estados Unidos" at the V Congreso Internacional. El español: integrador de culturas in Sevilla, Spain, June 24-27, 2009. She presented "Santurce: microcosmos literario de conductas sociales" at the VIII Congreso Internacional de Literatura Hispánica in Punta Arenas, Costa Rica, on March 9-12, 2009.
Dr. Margaret Slusser presented a paper "High Fidelity Simulation in Psychiatric/Mental Health Nursing: The Time Has Come" at the annual meeting of the American Psychiatric Nurses Association in Charleston, SC, on October 7-10, 2009.
Dr. Karen's Walton's article " 'On the Shoulders of Giants,' in Memoriam: Professor Winifred Asprey (1917-2007)" was published in the New York State Mathematics Teachers' Journal, Vol 59, No. 2, 2009.
Ms. Teresa Wenner passed the ANCC Gerontological Nurse Certification Examination. She has been selected by the National League for Nursing to serve as the NLN ambassador at DeSales University.
Bro. Daniel Wisniewski presented the paper "Chains of Love: The Eternity of Friendship in the Spirituality of St. Francis de Sales" at the symposium "Encountering Anew the Familiar: The Introduction to the Devout Life at 400 Years" held in Annecy, France, July 27-28, 2009. This paper will be published in a volume by the International Commission for Salesian Studies (ICSS) during the coming year. His article "Love in the 'Unidiverse': A Salesian Perspective on Chance" was published in a recent issue of Zygon: Journal of Religion and Science. This paper draws on the spirituality of St. Francis de Sales as a framework within which to discuss divine action in a world governed by an interplay of law and chance, as evidenced by mathematical and scientific research. Bro. Wisniewski was the proofreader for the recently published book by the late Marie-Patricia Burns, VHM, Friendship, Forgiveness, and the Founders of the Salesian Traditions: Essays on Francis de Sales na Jane de Chantal (Stella Niagara, NY: DeSales Resource Center, 2009).
* * * * * * * * * * * *
Attention DeSales University Faculty: Please inform me of your professional activities by means of a memo or email designated Faculty Professional Activities. Include letters of acceptance from publishers, letters of acceptance of papers for professional meetings, or other relevant information, and a copy of an article after it appears in print. I will place the information in your file in the Academic Affairs Office.
Please do not hesitate to inform me of any of your past activities which have not been reported in this publication or errors I have made in these announcements. The entire University community enjoys reading about the impressive professional activities of our faculty.