Date: January 30, 2007
Dr. Larry Chapp's article "The Christian Retrieval of a Theology of Nature: Reflections on Deus Caritas Est" has been accepted for publication in the Fall 2006 issue of Communio: International Catholic Review. The article explores the implications for a theology of nature of Pope Benedict's first Encyclical Deus Caritas Est (God is Love).
Dr. Christopher Cocozza's article, with co-author William J. Supper, MBA, CFP, "The Pension Protection Act of 2006" was published in the January 1 edition of the Journal of Financial Planning. The article summarizes the 1,300 page Act that was passed on August 17, 2006.
Dr. Joseph Colosi attended the 2006 Botanical Society of America meeting in Chico, California, from July 28 to August 5, 2006. The highlights of the meeting were an all-day field trip in Lassen National Park and a two-day backpacking field trip in a wilderness area of the Sierra Nevada range.
Dr. Andrew Essig presented his paper entitled "Power Reconsidered: A Moral Realist Perspective" on September 2, 2006, at the annual meeting at the American Political Science Association in Philadelphia. His article entitled "Pope John Paul II and the New International Order" was published in The Catholic Social Science Review II (2006).
Mr. Chuck Gloman's following articles were published in Government Video: "PAG, Bogen Offer Different Kinds of Camera Support" (September 2006), "Vlog It! Provides User-Friendly Workflow for Video Blogging" (October 2006), "Anton/Bauer Makes Shoots 'EZ' with New Battery, Camera Support" (November 2006), and "How to Maximize Results on Your Low-Light Shoot" (November 2006). His articles have also appeared in Videography: "Wireless World" (September 2006), "Bron Kobold DWP 400 and K5600 Joker-Bug 200" (September 2006), and "Camera Support Options from PAG and Bogen" (Reprint, October 2006). Mr. Gloman presented a 160-minute lecture on lighting possibilities entitled "Lighting Problems and Solutions, Part 2" at the Government Video Expo 2006 in Washington, DC, on December 7, 2006. He shot the following videos for the Travel Channel, using DeSales University students as paid crew members: "Luxury Living--Calhoun Jewelers," a segment on one of Philadelphia's premiere jewelers; "Weekend Makeovers—Armstrong World Industries," Infusions: a room dividing system; "Luxury Living—Philadelphia High Rise," a segment on the 3,000-square-foot, 2-million-dollar condos. Mr. Gloman also attended a Canon Corporation training session on Canon's new High Definition Cameras in New York City on November 9, 2006. It was the first time Canon ever offered this type of training to introduce the new product. Over the break between the fall 2006 and spring 2007 semesters Mr. Gloman removed the existing TV Control Room in DeSales' Albert M. Iacocca Studios and installed HDV-ready equipment with flat-screen monitors. He was assisted by Ms. Jen Suwak, Video Technician, and Mr. Ryan McDonnell, Class '08.
Ms. Maryann Godshall joined a team of chapter writers in July 2005 and completed two chapters for a new maternal child textbook entitled Maternal Child Nursing: Mothers, Children and Families Across Care Settings which will be published by F. A. Davis in 2008. The chapters that Ms. Godshall co-authored are chapter 34, "Caring for the Child with Cancer," and chapter 35, "Caring for the Child with a Chronic Condition or the Dying Child."
Dr. Rodney Howsare's review essay of The Cambridge Companion to Hans Urs von Balthasar appeared in the Fall 2006 issue of Ars Disputandi and is available on-line at www.arsdiputandi.org. His article "Why Begin with Love: Eros, Agape and the Problem of Secularism" was published in the Fall 2006 issue of Communio: International Catholic Review and can be seen at www.communio-icr.com. He also presented a paper at the regional meeting of Communion and Liberation on "Experience in Luther and Schleiermacher" in Mt. Zion, Virginia, in October 2006.
Dr. Robert Legutko's research article entitled "An Analysis of One College's Admission Option for Unprepared Freshmen" was published in the College and University Journal, Volume 81, Issue #4.
Dr. Stephen Loughlin's article entitled "Thomas Aquinas and the Importance of Fasting to the Christian Life" has been accepted for publication in the journal Pro Ecclesia.
Ms. Debbie Malone and Carol Videon co-authored a chapter entitled "Models of Library Instruction for First-Year Students" to be included in The Role of the Library in the First College Year (Ed, Larry Hardesty, National Resource Center for The First-Year Experience & Students in Transition and the Association of College and Research Libraries, 2007). On February 27 to March 2, 2007, Ms. Malone will serve on a seven-person visiting team appointed by the Pennsylvania Department of Education to evaluate Waynesburg College's proposal to change to university status. She will be responsible for evaluating library/electronic resources, information literacy, library accessibility, staffing, and technology.
Dr. Stephen Myers' poem, "Breech" will be published in the 2007 issue of The Southern Review. He was a featured poet at a regional reading to celebrate the publication of Common Wealth: Contemporary Poets on Pennsylvania held September 26, 2006, at Penn State University's Berks campus.
Dr. Richard Noll has been invited to present the plenary address that opens the 10th Biennial Conference of the Australian and New Zealand Society of the History of Medicine, "Medicine in Context," to be held at the Australian National University in Canberra from July 3 to 6, 2007. He will present his research on the history of dementia praecox and schizophrenia. He will also participate in a multidisciplinary conference of scholars from Europe, Israel, and Canada at the Esalen Institute in Big Sur, California, from May 14 to 18, 2007. The conference, "Secret States: Altered States of Consciousness and Western Esotericism," will be attended by noted cognitive psychologists, historians of religion, medievalists, and historians of psychiatry and will focus on the reports of visions and other unusual psychological states interpreted as "sacred" in the historical and anthropological literatures on ritual. Dr. Noll was invited to speak on C.G. Jung by the conference co-chair, Dr. Wouter Hanegraaff, Professor of the History of Hermetic Philosophy and Related Currents at the University of Amsterdam. On November 27, 2006, Dr. Noll presented a colloquium on the history of dementia praecox at Rutgers University in New Brunswick, New Jersey, to the graduate seminar, "The Schizophrenia Spectrum," co-taught by Prof. Louis Sass, the director of the clinical psychology training program at Rutgers, and Steven Silverstein, Director of Schizophrenia Research at the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey. This consisted of a repeat of the seminar he led at a NIH-sponsored postdoctoral program on October 3rd at the Institute of Health, Health Policy and Aging Research at Rutgers. Dr. Noll's article, co-authored with Kun Shi of Ohio State University, "A Solon Ewenki Shaman and her Abagaldai Shaman Mask," has been accepted for publication next year in the scholarly journal Shaman: The Official Journal of the International Society of Shamanistic Research (Volume 15, Spring/Autumn 2007). The article contains the life story of a female Tungus (Ewenki) shaman and photos of her wearing a copper bear-spirit mask -- the only such photos in existence of a shaman actually wearing such a mask. The ritual mask is worn only once every three years during a special ceremony, and the only previous photograph of this type of mask dates from the mid-1930s, and is not worn by the shamaness in the photo. Dr. Noll and Kun Shi took these photos during their anthropological fieldwork near Hailar, Inner Mongolia, in the summer of 1994. Three of Dr. Noll's articles have recently appeared in print: "Chicago's Dr. Bayard Taylor Holmes: A Forgotten Pioneer in the History of Biological Psychiatry," Chicago Medicine (Volume 109, No.9, Spring 2006, 28-32); "Infectious Insanities, Surgical Solutions: Bayard Taylor Holmes, Dementia Praecox and Laboratory Science in Early 20th-century America, Part I," History of Psychiatry, 2006, 17:183-204; and "Part II," History of Psychiatry, 2006, 17:299-312. Dr. Noll's biographical profile has been selected for inclusion in the 2007 editions of Marquis Who's Who in America (61st edition) and Marquis Who's Who in the World.
Fr. Alexander Pocetto presented his paper entitled "The Image of Jacob's Ladder in the Writings of Francis de Sales (1567-1682)" at the Salesian Scholars Seminar held at the DeSales Resources and Ministries Center in Stella Niagara, New York, in October 2006.
Ms. Jennifer Specht authored Chapters 14-19 of an instructor resource manual Foundations of Nursing Research, edited by R.M. Nieswiadomy, (5 ed.), published by Prentice Hall, Upper Saddle River, NJ: (2006). Ms. Specht spoke about nursing education at Villanova University's Nursing Career Day in December 2006.
Mr. Al Sproule, a former FBI agent and Marine, authored the article "Use Liberty, Freedom to Fight Terrorism" which was published in The Morning Call on October 6, 2006.
Dr. Ruth Wittmann-Price's article entitled "Exploring the Subconcepts of the Wittmann-Price Theory of Emancipated Decision-Making in Women's Health Care" was published in the fourth quarter 2006 issue of the Journal of Nursing Scholarship.
In the way of public service, Dr. Karen Walton was interviewed on "Disability Update" which was aired on January 21, 2007, at www.1370WPAZ.com. The topics of the interview were "Scholastic Scrimmage" which she has hosted on PBS39 since 1997, and DeSales University's Physician Assistant Program, M.Ed. Programs, and Performing and Fine Arts Department. Dr. Walton served on the 2007 Lehigh Valley Women of Distinction Awards Selection Committee for the Great Valley Council of the Girl Scouts as a past recipient of its Woman of the Distinction Award.