Date: October 17, 2006
Ms. Christine Bruce lectured at the Pennsylvania State Physician Assistant Conference in Harrisburg, on October 5, 2006, to a general assembly of 500 physician assistants. The title of her lecture was "Preparticipation Clearance of the High School Athlete."
Reinhard Huetter, one the most important theologians in the world (he is German) and editor of the prestigious ecumenical theological journal Pro Ecclesia has asked Dr. Larry Chapp to serve on the editorial board and be the book review editor for the journal. Our congratulations to Dr. Chapp personally and to the department for the respect they have gained from a scholar of Reinhard Huetter's stature.
Dr. Christopher Cocozza's article, with co-author William J. Supper, MBA, CFP, "The Back-to-School Issue: Alternative Investments in an IRA" was published in the September 1st edition of the Journal of Financial Planning. The article analyzes the tax traps involved in holding alternative investments in an IRA. The Journal of Financial Planning is the official publication of the Financial Planning Association. Its goal is to foster intelligent and informed dialogue, and enhance the knowledge and understanding of the ever-changing technical and practice management aspects facing the growing community of financial planning practitioners. The Journal has a monthly circulation of 50,000 financial planning professionals including CFPs, CPAs, ChFCs, CFAs and attorneys.
Mr. Charles Gloman has had the following articles published in Government Video - "Smooth Shooter" (October 2005), "An Office to Remember" (November 2005), "Ring Around Your Lighting" (November 2005), "Easy Ways to Fix It in Post" (November 2005), "The Little Things" (December 2005), "A Different Look for NLEs" (January 2006), "A Tale of Two Columns" (February 2006), "Impressive Price Point" (March 2006), "JVC Offers More than a Handful" (March 2006), "Great HDV Expectations" (April 2006); in Television Broadcast - "HD in the Field" (December 2005), "Howard Zuckerman: Mr. Scorebox" (April 2006); and in Videography - "Next-Gen HDV" (January 2006), "Raising the Bar for Affordable HD" (March 2006), "Balancing Art" (March 2006), "Canon's LX HI Delivers HDV Functionality" (April 2006). Mr. Gloman also had two books published in September 2006: Scenic Design and Lighting Techniques: A Basic Guide for Theatre and Working with HDV, both by Focal Press of Boston. He made the following presentations in December at the Government Video Expo 2005, in Washington, DC: a 160-minute lecture on lighting possibilities entitled "DVD Authoring Options" and a 90-minute lecture on DVD authoring. He also shot a segment for the Travel Channel entitled "Mitchell & Ness" concerning a Philadelphia business that makes reproduction athletic wear. Assisting him on this paid production were two DSU students.
Ms. Maryann Godshall has successfully completed certification in pediatric clinical care nursing. The Chair of the Board of Directors of the AACN Certification Corporation stated that "Achievement of a formal credential such as CCRN offers additional validation of a nurse's advanced clinical knowledge and tangibly demonstrates a commitment to patients and families, employers and colleagues." Ms. Godshall's article entitled "Toe-to-Hand Transplantation Surgery" was published in the January/February 2006 issue of Orthopaedic Nursing, Volume 25, Number 1.
Dr. Tahereh Hojjat presented her paper entitled "The Impact of Globalization on U.S. Inflation: A Time Series Analysis" at the Fifteenth World Business Congress of the International Management Development Association in Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina, on June 20, 2006. Faculty from 37 countries were represented at the conference.
Dr. Brian Kane's review of the book Declining by Degrees: Higher Education at Risk, edited by Richard Hersh and John Merrow (New York: Palgrave McMillian, 2005) will be published by Blackwell Publishing in the journal Teaching Theology and Religion. On May 13, 2006, Dr. Kane lectured on "Trends in Catholic Bioethics" for the Diocese of Tulsa, Oklahoma. He was the keynote speaker for the Bishop's Annual Dinner for Permanent Deacons for the Diocese of Tulsa on August 12, 2006. The theme for his address was "Marriage and Catholic Thought."
Dr. Robert Legutko presented a session on WebQuests in July 2006 at the Pennsylvania Governor's School for Teaching, held on the campus of Millersville University for 64 top high school students selected competitively from the Commonwealth. Dr. Legutko's article entitled "Students Grade Their Professors: An Evaluation of a College's Faculty Advising by its Graduating Seniors" was published in The Mentor.
Dr. Sue McGorry's article, "Data in the Palm of Your Hand," was published in Marketing Education Review, Fall 2006. She presented a paper entitled "Eservice Leaning" at the American Marketing Association Educators' Conference in August 2006 in Chicago. Dr. McGorry's paper "Wireless Devices in the Classroom: Issues for Marketing Educators" was accepted for presentation at the 2006 annual meeting of the Atlantic Marketing Association in Charleston, South Carolina, and will be published in conference proceedings. She has been invited to be a track chair for that meeting and also for the 2007 Association of Collegiate Marketing Educators meeting in California. Dr. McGorry has been invited to join the Lehigh Valley Hospital Institutional Review Board. She served as a reviewer for the Journal of NonProfit and Public Sector Marketing, MERLOT, the Multimedia Educational Resource for Learning and Online Teaching, and the Atlantic Marketing Association and the Association of Collegiate Marketing Educators' annual meetings. Students in Dr. McGorry's MK 325 Advertising and Promotion course developed and promoted the Eastern Pennsylvania Down Syndrome Center's Buddy Walk on the DeSales University campus in September. Over 400 walkers participated and $20,000 was raised to support education and research related to Down Syndrome.
Ms. Gretchen McLaine will present her research at the 8th National Dance Education Organization conference in Long Beach, California, October 19-22, 2006.
The Most Reverend Edward P. Cullen, D.D., Bishop of Allentown, has appointed Dr. Carol Mest to the position of Secretary of the Board of Directors of Catholic Charities for the Diocese.
Dr. Monica Miller Marsh and co-author Dr. Tammy Turner-Vorbeck have signed a contract with Teachers College Press, Teachers College, Columbia University, to publish a book entitled Other Kinds of Families: Diversity in Schools and Culture. This is the first time that an Allentown College of St. Francis de Sales or DeSales University faculty member has had a book published by Teachers College Press.
Dr. Stephen Myers has recently had serveral poems accepted for publication. The West Coast journal caesura will publish "For Pavol, Suddenly Taken Ill" and "Reading of the Death of Milosevich, I Remember Jasna"; Wild River Review will publish "Moon in March with Fieldstone" and "What I Became"; Quarter After Eight (Ohio University) will publish "Woodcut with Three Figures"; Atlanta Review will publish "Dinner before Ingathering"; and Seneca Review will publish "Spielfeld-Strasse, 1973."
Dr. Richard Noll has signed a contract with Harvard University Press for his proposed book, The New Peril: Dementia Praecox in America, 1896-1930. The book chronicles the early history of schizophrenia (then called dementia praecox) in American medicine and culture. This is the first time that an Allentown College of St. Francis de Sales or DeSales University faculty member has had a book accepted for publication by Harvard University Press. On October 3, 2006, Dr. Noll presented a summary of his research entitled "From Dementia Praecox to Schizophrenia" for the NIMH- sponsored Rutgers Postdoctoral Program in Mental Health Systems Research at The Institute of Health, Health Care Policy and Aging Research, Rutgers University, in New Brunswick, New Jersey. He was invited to speak at this seminar by Gerald Grob, the Henry E. Sigerist Professor of the History of Medicine Emeritus, and by Allan V. Horwitz, Professor of Sociology, both well-known scholars of the history of psychiatry.
Dr. Katherine Ramsland has recently had two books published: The CSI Effect by Berkley Books and Inside the Minds of Serial Killers: Why They Kill by Praeger Publishing Company. Dr. Ramsland has sold the Dutch rights for The CSI Effect. She has three additional books under contract, including a history of forensic science. Dr. Ramsland published a book chapter entitled "Nurses Who Kill" with Dana DeVito in Nursing Malpractice from Lawyers and Judges Press. Since February 2006, Dr. Ramsland has published approximately 30 articles in such places as The Forensic Examiner, The Philadelphia Inquirer, and Court TV's Crime Library. She taught a forensic psychology class in Holland, spoke about forensics at the June/July 2006 Thriller Fest writers conference in Phoenix, Arizona, and at the American Academy of Forensic Sciences. Dr. Ramsland addressed the topic of hypnosis at the American Psychological Association Convention in New Orleans, Louisiana, August 10-13, 2006. She also received certification for attending the first course ever offered at the Body Farm at the University of Tennessee at Knoxville.
Dr. Amy Scott and Mr. Mike Krajsa presented a paper entitled "Doing Business and Doing Good" at the National ACBSP Conference in Chicago, Illinois, on June 17, 2006. The presentation was divided into three sections: a video segment, a section on Global Entrepreneurship which focused on microfinance, and a section on Connecting Globally which included discussions of ethics, values, and how to help people help themselves. This is the national conference for all ACBSP-accredited schools and had almost 500 participants from the United States and abroad.
Dr. Douglas Turco presented a paper co-authored with Dr. Amy Scott entitled "Consumer Profiles of International Sport Tourists: Economic Impacts and Implications" at the 6th Annual International Conference on Sports in Athens, Greece, on June 29, 2006. The conference included presenters from the United States, Turkey, Romania, Italy, Denmark, and the United Kingdom.
Dr. Karen Walton and instructors from her project funded by the Pennsylvania Department of Education entitled "DeSales University Mathematics Workshops" made a presentation entitled "Using Calculators, Manipulatives, and Geometer's Sketchpad to Improve Learning" at the 2006 Teacher Education Forum on August 17, 2006, in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania.
Dr. Ruth Wittmann-Price presented her research "Emancipated Decision-Making in Women's Healthcare" at the 17th International Nursing Research Congress of Sigma Theta Tau International on July 18, 2006, in Montreal. She presented two workshops this summer on newborn assessment and family-centered care to registered nurses orientating to become part of the NICU team at St. Luks's Hospital and Health Network, Bethlehem, Pennsylvania. Dr. Wittmann-Price authored the chapter "The Newborn at Risk" for a textbook entitled Maternal Child Nursing: Mothers Children and Families Across Care Settings to be published by F.A. Davis in 2008. She has been named an NLN Ambassador at DeSales University by the National League for Nursing.