Date: August 16, 2007
Ms. Deborah Booros, Dean of Lifelong Learning, will present a workshop entitled "Listen Up!" at the Just Born Women's Conference on September 28, 2007, in Bethlehem. Ms. Booros will argue that "Listening" is a valuable tool in business and personal lives, and that creating a listening atmosphere begins with people. Her workshop will help to show that listening is far from passive and that listening means action and actually involves hard work.
Dr. Gregg Amore, Director of the Counseling Center, received a $3,000 grant from the Grant M. Brown Memorial Foundation for funding of student outreach activities as part of the Peers Advising Counseling Education (PACE) program.
Dr. Larry Chapp's book entitled "The God of Covenant and Creation," which he began while on sabbatical leave, has been accepted for publication by T & T Clark International, a British-based publishing house.
Dr. Christopher Cocozza's article, with co-author William J. Supper, "Moving from Small Business Owner to Secure Retiree" was published in the May 1, 2007, edition of The Journal of Financial Planning. The article analyzes alternative structures for the sale of a small business as part of succession planning.
At the May 2007 World Environment and Water Resources Congress of the Environmental and Water Resources Institute, Dr. Joseph Colosi and Dr. Art Kney from Lafayette College organized an endocrine disruptor session. The Institute is part of the American Society of Civil Engineers. Dr. Kney introduced the topic endocrine disruptors in waste and surface waters to the engineering community via this session at the annual meeting. Drs. Colosi and Kney co-presented two posters at the meeting.
Ms. Kathleen Ehrhardt has been appointed to a two-year term as an alternate delegate to the American Academy of Physician Assistants House of Delegates, which is part of the Physician Assistant Education Association. The House of Delegates was in session on May 26-26, 2007, at the AAPA conference in Philadelphia.
Dr. Andrew Essig is serving as a Subject Matter Expert on the Political Science Examination Development Committee of Excelsior College in Albany, New York. The committee is drafting a comprehensive political science examination which is intended to be equivalent to the AP or CLEP exams. On April 24, 2007, Dr. Essig spoke on the topic of "Central Asia" at the Great Decisions program at Albright College in Reading, Pennsylvania. On June 4-5, 2007, Dr. Essig presented a white paper on "The World Bank" at the Catholic Family and Human Rights Institute (C-FAM) in Washington, DC. He also toured in American Enterprise Institute, the Heritage Foundation, and the Army & Navy Club; and he attended a National Security Council briefing at the Eisenhower Executive Office Building and a Values Action Team session hosted by U.S. Senator Sam Brownback in the Russell Building. Dr. Essig's publication "Catholic International Relations Theory: The Development of a Core Theory" was published in the Fellowship of Catholic Scholars Quarterly, Vol. 30, No. 2 (Summer 2007). The following articles authored by Dr. Essig have been published in the two-volume edition of the Encyclopedia of Catholic Social Thought, Social Science, and Social Policy, editors Michael Coulter, et al, The Scarecrow Press: Lanham, Maryland, 2007: "Arms Control and Disarmament," "Cold War," "Diplomacy/Conflict Resolution," "Deterrence," "Nuclear Weapons," and "Papacy in American Foreign Policy." Dr. Essig and Dr. Brennan Pursell will act as co-chairs of the Society of Catholic Scientists 16th Annual Conference to be held at DeSales University on October 24-25, 2008. It is a great honor for DeSales University to host this conference.
At the International Management Development Association 17th World Congress in Maastricht, Holland, on July 4-8, 2007, Dr. Mohamed Latib served as Co-Track-Chair for global case studies. He has been a board member of this association for the past five years. Dr. Latib is a founding Board Member and Chairman of the Board of the Wholelife Charter School for Learner Alternatives, a new charter school to serve special needs students in Springfield Township and the surrounding areas. He designed an innovative 360-degree feedback system for assessing leadership competencies of two executive vice presidents of the Smithfield Beef Group, Inc., of Green Bay, Wisconsin, a $2.5 billion beef subsidiary of Smithfield Meats, Inc. On June 28, 2007, Dr. Latib made a presentation entitled "Distance Education: An Imperative for the Future" to twenty faculty members of the Indian Institute of Social Welfare and Business Management in Kolkatta, India. For the past four years, Dr. Latib has served on the Advisory Board of the Center for International Business Education and Research of the Fox School of Management at Temple University, and on the advisory board of the Ben Franklin Technology Partnership in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania. For the past three years has served on the advisory board of Lehigh Valley Technet in Bethlehem.
On March 25-28, 2007, Dr. Francis Mayville co-presented with his research students two research posters at the American Chemical Society's national meeting in Chicago, Illinois, and at a local ACS meeting on April 24, 2007, at Moravian College. The titles of these presentations are: "Investigation of the effect that different drying methods have on the mechanism of theophylline release from microcrystalline cellulose beads (part II)" with Angela Bollinger and Rebecca Swoyer; "Synthesis of ionic liquids and their use as replacement solvents in oxidation reactions" with Michael Allen and Justin Sparks. The latter poster was in a select group of 100 posters chosen from the 5000 presented each day. Dr. Mayville and Father Peter Leonard gave an oral presentation of their work at the Pennsylvania Academy of Science on March 31, 2007, in Pittsburgh, PA. The presentation title was "Investigation of spermidine analogs on the growth of several breast cancer cell lines," co-authored by Erin Frey, Adonoi Mays, Christina Bollinger, Michael Ogala, Kristin Prange, Dr. Mayville, and Fr. Leonard.
Dr. Steve Myers's prose-poem sequence "Bloc" recently won the Robert J. LaMott Contest for Short Prose sponsored by the journal Quarter After Eight. The contest was judged by poet and essayist Lia Purpura, Writer-in-Residence at Loyola College, Baltimore. Two other poems, "The Isenheim Altarpiece, Colmar," and "Blake's The Lord Answering Job" were published in the Spring 2007 issue of Ekphrasis. With Ms. Juilene Osborne-McKnight, Dr. Myers co-hosted the Fourth Annual DeSales Writing Conference in late March; he presented a workshop entitled "Writing and Publishing Poetry" at the conference and also took part in a panel discussion. In mid-March Dr. Myers took part in an LVAIC one-time consortial exchange, presenting a two-hour seminar on teaching poetry in high schools to the English teacher certification class at Moravian College. During National Poetry Month in April he hosted the 22nd Annual DSU Poetry Festival. He also served as judge for Lafayette College's Jean Corrie Poetry Competition and was featured poet at a reading to celebrate the winners of the competition. In addition, with poets Lee Upton and Marjorie Maddox he took part in a panel discussion entitled "Pastoral Poetry and the Poetry of Place" and read from his work at Moravian College. Dr. Myers was also a featured reading at Barnes and Noble Bookstore, Center Valley, and did two reading from his work at Episcopal Church of the Mediator, Allentown.
Dr. Richard Noll delivered a keynote address on 4 July 2007 entitled "From Dementia Praecox to Schizophrenia" at the 10th Biennial Conference of the Australian and New Zealand Society of the History of Medicine at the Australian National University in Canberra, Australia. This is the 6th continent that he has visited to deliver lectures or classes, and he would very much like to know "if anyone can hook him up for an invitation to Antarctica!" Dr. Noll's article "Kraepelin 'lost biological psychiatry?' Autointoxication, organotherapy and surgery for dementia praecox" has been published in History of Psychiatry, 2007, 18:301-319. One further article has been accepted for publication in the journal History of Psychiatry in 2008: "Introduction: From dementia praecox to schizophrenia. Classic Text: Non-Dementia Non-Praecox: Note on the Advantages to Mental Hygiene of Extripating a Term, by E.E. Southard(1919)." Additionally, Dr. Noll's biographical profile has been selected for inclusion in the 2007-2008 edition of Marquis Who's Who in American Education.