Date: May 9, 2007
Fr. Thomas Dailey serves on the editorial board of the Indian Journal of Spirituality. He writes a series of commentaries entitled "On a Spiritual Note" for On the Boards, the Act 1 theatre playbill. Fr. Dailey has also authored the following op-ed articles for publication in the "Another View" column of Allentown's The Morning Call newspaper: "Modern fight clubs revive the Colosseum's beasts" (July 9, 2006), "Stem cells display an ever smaller ethical trajectory" (August 13, 2006), "Firefighters listen to another voice" (September 10, 2006), "Power of words, not silence, fosters progress in world" (October 8, 2006), "Eternity means more than diamonds and dandelions" (November 12, 2006), "Denying the reason for the season robs it of its cheer" (December 10, 2006), and "How children inspire change in the world" (December 25, 2006). He directed a three-day retreat for permanent deacons in the Archdiocese of Philadelphia on September 22-24, 2006. Fr. Dailey was considered for inclusion in the 2006/2007 Cambridge Who's Who Among Executives and Professionals "Honors Edition." He was elected Secretary and member of the Executive Committee for the Board of Directors of The Wellness Community, Bethlehem, PA.
Dr. Andrew Essig is the author of the document entitled "The World Bank: How It Compromises Economic Development by Promoting a Population Control Agenda" which was published by the International Organizations Research Group of the Catholic Family and Human Rights Institute. The preface of his 38-page document states "...the International Organizations Research Group is pleased to present to the public this timely and authoritative White Paper by Dr. Andrew Essig in order to finally provide a scholarly account of the Bank's population control agenda." His White Paper will be distributed to every member of the United Nations. Dr. Essig has also been asked by C-Fam to present this work on a panel at the upcoming Society of Catholic Social Scientists annual conference at St. John's Law School in Fall 2007.
According to an article by Robin Goldwyn Blumenthal in the February 2007 issue of Barron's Mr. Charles Finady was tied for first place among faculty members participating in the annual Barron's Challenge stock picking contest as of January 15, 2007, which marked the midpoint of the competition. About 2,000 students and faculty from accredited institutions nationwide participated in the contest which began in October and ended in March. Among the contestants were 29 students in Mr. Finady's Personal Finance class from the fall 2006 semester.
Dr. Tahereh Hojjat has been elected Vice President of the Bethlehem YWCA Board of Directors for 2006-2007. This is her third year serving on the YWCA Great Decisions Lecture Series Committee which selects speakers for topics provided to the YWCA from the New York Foreign Affairs Committees. She was the presenter for the topic "Migration" on February 28th, 2007. Dr. Hojjat was an invited guest speaker for the Division of Business and Information Management at Neumann College where she gave a presentation on "Effectiveness of Technology in Classrooms." Her paper entitled "International Collaboration: Classroom Based Research" was presented at the CAPE Conference entitled "Empowering Partnerships Near & Far: Better Learning Through Technology" on March 8, 2007, in Grantville, PA. During the spring semester, students in Dr. Hojjat's microeconomics classes (Economics 210) collaborated with 30 students from the Romanian American University (RAU) in Romania, Bucharest; and three faculty members from RAU mentored the activities of those students in Romania. The students worked on several joint projects on global economic issues. Dr. Hojjat's paper entitled "Petrodollars, Globalization and US Inflation" was accepted for presentation at the Sixteenth World Business Congress of the International Management Development Association to be held in Maastricht, the Netherlands, from July 4-8, 2007. The paper will be published in the Congress Proceedings.
Dr. Robert Legutko's article entitled "Typing for Success: The Effect of Word Processing Technology on Writing Proficiency," which he co-authored with Kristen N. Swanson (Pfaff Elementary School) was published in The Journal of Reading, Writing and Literacy, Volume 1, Issue 2, August 2006. His article "Influence of an Academic Workshop on Once-Undeclared Graduates' Selection of a Major" was published in The College Student Journal, Volume 41, Number 1, March 2007.
Dr. Sue McGorry reports that students from the DeSales University Chapter of the American Marketing Association and students in her undergraduate Advertising and Promotion class developed an evaluation plan for a Dream Come True benefit at the White Christmas Chalet in Slatington, PA. Dream Come True fulfills the dreams of children who are seriously, chronically, and terminally ill who reside in the greater Lehigh Valley area. The event raised over $4,000 for Dream Come True. Dr. McGorry was an invited reviewer, discussant, and judge for the best conference paper for the Association of Collegiate Marketing Educators Conference in San Diego, California, in March, 2007. She was invited to serve on the Marketing Review Board for the United Way of Lehigh Valley. Dr. McGorry was an invited reviewer for the American Marketing Association's Summer Educators Conference, for the Atlantic Marketing Association's annual marketing conference, and for three new textbooks from McGraw-Hill and Wiley Publishing; and she continues to review for the Institutional Review Board of Lehigh Valley Hospital, for MERLOT (Multimedia Educational Resource for Learning and Online Teaching), and for the Journal of Non-Profit and Public Sector Marketing.
As a member of a large group of individuals from across the world, Dr. Barbara Moyer has rated four articles for the "McMaster Online Rating of Evidence," an International Review and Rating System whose purpose is to review published articles and rate them according to their relevance and newsworthiness for the clinical world. Dr. Moyer was a contributor for Chapter 67: "Musculoskeletal Care Modalities" which will be published in the Brunner & Suddarth's Textbook of Medical-Surgical Nursing (11th Edition), by Lippincott Williams & Wilkins in 2008. She wrote 9 chapters for the "Instructor's Resource Manual" for Nieswiadomy's Foundations of Nursing Research 5e. She reviewed or critiqued another 10 chapters for that "Instructor's Resource Manual." She also critiqued the entire revised textbook for the "Instructor's Resource Manual." Dr. Moyer was a site visitor for the National League for Nursing Accrediting Commission, Inc. She wrote the PowerPoint presentation that was used at Lehigh Valley Hospital's Annual Research Day on Monday, October 2, 2006, and she was part of the collaborative team that researched a pilot program on AMP.
Dr. Ken Nivison gave an address entitled "Legacy of Stewardship: History's Lessons for Sustainability" at the Mid-Atlantic Renewable Energy Association meeting in February 2007.
Dr. Brennan Pursell was invited to chair a panel at an interdisciplinary conference, "Exile in Early Modern Europe," in England, sponsored by the Universities of York and Durham, in September 2006. There he advised Nadine Akkerman on her dissertation on the epistolary corpus of Elizabeth Stuart, the Winter Queen of Bohemia, the wife of Elector Palatine Frederick V. Dr. Pursell published two book reviews: Michael Brennan's, The Sidneys of Penshurst and the Monarchy, 1500-1700 (Aldershot: Ashgate, 2006) for the Journal of Early Modern History, and Alexander Samson's, (ed.), The Spanish Match (Aldershot: Ashgate, 2006) for Seventeenth-Century News. Dr. Pursell spoke at the DeSales Faculty Colloquium on September 27, 2006, about globalization initiatives, namely, his travel-study hybrid courses to Germany and central Europe. On January 10, 2007, he read excerpts of his current book project, The Bavarian Pope: a Cultural History of Benedict XVI, to the Lehigh Valley chapter of Legatus. In February 2007 Dr. Pursell hosted an IMPACT breakfast, sponsored by the Salesian Center, about allowing faith into historical writing and pedagogy; and he presented a paper, "The Historical Theory of Benedict XVI," at a DeSales Communio gathering.
Mr. Dean Shaffer spoke about "Open Source, Open Course, Open Resource: Opening New Worlds in Education" at the Lehigh-Northampton Business Teachers Association annual dinner meeting on April 17, 2006.
Dr. Karen Walton served on the Middle States Association Commission on Higher Education reaccreditation visit at the College of Notre Dame of Maryland on April 2-4, 2007. She was also on the Middle States Visiting Team that reaccredited that institution in 1987. Dr. Walton reviewed an article for possible publication in School Science and Mathematics and substantive change proposals for the Middle States Association Commission on Higher Education. She is completing her tenth year as host of "Scholastic Scrimmage" an academic competition among 35 high schools in the Greater Lehigh Valley. She tapes 35 shows each year and writes the mathematics questions for those contests. "Scholastic Scrimmage" is broadcast three times weekly on PBS39 and six times weekly on the Digital Learning Channel. Dr. Walton was a guest on "Disability Update" on WPAZ 1370 AM which aired on Sunday, January 21, 2007. The program focused on the outstanding students who compete on "Scholastic Scrimmage." For a third consecutive year she has judged the Education Visionary Awards which are sponsored by the Pennsylvania State Education Association. The top three high school students are each awarded $1,000 for their essays. As a previous award winner, Dr. Walton served on the selection committee for the Great Valley Girl Scout Council Women of Distinction Awards.
Dr. Ruth Wittmann-Price and her nursing students provided two Teddy Bear Clinics for St. Francis of Assisi in Allentown and Our Lady of Perpetual Help in Bethlehem Township to provide health care teaching to children. She was offered a postdoctoral T32 training program on "Research on Vulnerable Women, Children, and Families" at the University of Pennsylvania. Dr. Wittmann-Price and Ms. Maryann Godshall sponsored the Pennsylvania League for Nursing District II spring dinner meeting at DeSales. Dr. Wittmann-Price presented the "Mexico Mission" to the Northampton Community College Science and Political Science Club on April 24, 2007. On April 28, 2007, Dr. Wittmann-Price provided inservice training at the St. Luke's Hospital Union Station Clinic so that nurses can perform well-baby visits for clinic patients to identify any health risk factors within the first few days of life. Dr. Wittmann-Price reviewed Transforming Presence by Margaret Newman for F.A. Davis Company/Publishers.
Dr. Galina Yermolenko's review of the collection Religion and the Early Modern State: Views From China, Russia, and the West (eds. James D. Tracy and Marguerite Ragnow; Cambridge University Press, 2004) appeared in Seventeenth-Century News 65 (Fall-Winter 2006): 154-58. On December 27-30, 2006, Dr. Yermolenko attend the 2006 Convention of Modern Language Association of America in Philadelphia, where she met an Ashgate Publishing House editor and several contributors for the collection of essays she is currently editing, "The greatest empresse of the East": Roxolana in European History and Culture. On March 22-24, 2007, she attended the 23rd Annual Conference of the Renaissance Society of America in Miami, Florida, where she presented her paper "Rosa,' 'Rhode,' 'Regina,' 'Roxelane,' 'Roxane': Roxolana in the Genesis of Early Modern European Drama." Dr. Yermolenko made two short research trips to the New York Public Library to do research for her book, Roxolana: From Slave to Legend."