Date: May 18, 2006
Dr. Shamire Ally, MBA adjunct faculty member, served as an external examiner for an Ed.D. dissertation at George Washington University, DC, on February 28, 2006. Dr. Ally is listed in the Marquis Who's Who in Finance and Business in the USA 2006-2007, 35th edition.
Ms. Christine Bruce is one of six faculty members appointed nationally to the Faculty Development Institute for the Physician Assistant Education Association. The mission of the Institute is to promote the professional development of Physician Assistant faculty and staff through the enrichment of knowledge in the skills of teaching, management, leadership, and education/health policy.
Mrs. Kristina Cagno, adjunct Natural Science Department faculty member, was accepted into Temple University's doctoral program in the integrative physiology of exercise.
Dr. Larry Chapp will present a paper entitled "The Theology of Nature and Grace in Hans Urs von Balthasar and its Implications for the Ontological Materialism of Daniel Dennett" at the annual convention of the Catholic Theological Society of America to be held in San Antonio on June 8-11, 2006.
Dr. Christopher Cocozza's article, co-authored with William J. Supper, CFP, entitled "The CRAT is Back" was published in the May 2006 edition of The Journal of Financial Planning. The Journal's primary focus is to foster intelligent and informed dialogue, and enhance the knowledge and understanding of the ever-changing technical and practical management aspects facing the growing community of financial planning practitioners. The Journal is read by over 50,000 financial planning professionals, and its readership is comprised of the membership of the Financial Planning Association plus others who are non-CFP certificants, candidates for CFP certification, CPAs, ChFCs, CFAs, and attorneys. On March 28, 2006, Dr. Cocozza spoke at the Accounting Society of York College of Pennsylvania concerning "Strategies for Passing the CPA Exam."
Mr. Timothy Cowart and his wife Corrie performed as Co-Art Dance in a professional dance concert entitled "Festival 42" in Philadelphia on April 28, 2006. The dance concert was hosted by Seven Dance Company featuring the work of 16 dance artists. The web address featuring the festival along with descriptions of the performers and their works is: http://www.sevendance.org/festival42/index.html
The Cowarts performed a piece entitled "A River With No Banks," which Mr. Cowart choreographed based on the paintings of Marc Chagall. The Cowarts worked on a project with Dr. Scott Paul to create a dance on camera short film entitled "Hummingbird." Mr. Cowart and Dr. Paul worked collaboratively to bring to the DeSales campus Deirdre Towers who is the artistic director of the Dance Films Association in New York City. She came to DeSales University as a visiting artist with generous support from the Baker Foundation, and she offered two lectures, one to the students and one to the community at large. Mr. Cowart has also brought to campus Gabriel Bienczycki who is the artistic director of Seven Dance Company. He taught a master class to the students in the dance program and gave a lecture in the "Wednesday in the Commons Series" in which he discussed his growth as an independent film maker of dance on camera short films. On March 29-April 2 Mr. Cowart took 36 dance students to the American College Dance Festival at Montclair State University in New Jersey. He taught two classes at the festival and DeSales presented three different student works.
Fr. Tom Dailey's article entitled "Eucharist and the Theopoetics of Encounter According to St. Francis de Sales" will be published in Human Encounter in the Salesian Tradition by St. Joseph's University Press, Spring 2006 edition. His article "Do You Mind? The Anthropological Question Underlying Ultimate Reality and Meaning in Bioethical Discussions," co-authored with Fr. Peter Leonard, will be published in the June 2006 issue of Journal of Ultimate Reality and Meaning. Fr. Dailey's article entitled "The 'Real' Story on St. Francis de Sales" was published in the inaugural online issue of the Theological Review of Episcopal Academy, and his op-ed article in the January 19, 2006 issue of The Morning Call was entitled "Saints like Francis de Sales help people be all they can be." Fr. Leonard and Fr. Dailey presented "Do You Mind? The Anthropological Question Underlying Bioethical Discussions" at the 13th biennial meeting of the International Society for the Study of Human Ideas on Ultimate Reality and Meaning at Regis College in Ontario, Canada, on August 3-6, 2005. Fr. Dailey taught a 3-week short course entitled "The World of Evil" for the Lehigh County Senior Center in Allentown in September 2005; he gave an inaugural lecture on "Being, Becoming and Believing: The Adventure of Phenomenology with John Paul II" for The Edith Stein Lecture Series at Immaculata College in Immaculata, PA, on October 12, 2005; he gave a presentation on "The Eucharist: Martyrdom of Love" for the Sisters of the Visitation of Holy Mary in Philadelphia on October 16, 2005; he was a panelist for the Collegiate Mission Consortium discussion on "The Interface between Mission Officers and Boards of Trustees" at Villanova University on November 17, 2005; he gave a series of retreat conferences on "The Rhapsody of Religious Life: Evangelical Consecration in the Thought of John Paul II" for the Sisters of the Visitation of Holy Mary in Brooklyn, NY, on November 18-21, 2005; he gave a Theology on Tap presentation on "Why Bad Things Happen to Good People" for the Archdiocese of Newark on December 11, 2005; he gave a series of retreat conferences on "God Is Love" for the DeSales group of Malvern, PA, on February 17-19, 2006; he delivered a Surgical Grand Rounds presentation on "Something or Someone? The Meta-Ethical Question in Contemporary Healthcare" at Easton Hospital on February 24, 2006; he was a panelist for a bioethics forum on "Procreation or Reproduction? Ethical Choices in Beginning a Life" on March 27, 2006; he lectured on "Suffering in the Light of Christ's Passion" for Corpus Christ parish's day of recollection in Doylestown, PA, on April 8, 2006; and he spoke at a conference on "What's so Catholic about Love?" for the Catholic Social Services agency of the Diocese of Allentown on May 12, 2006. Fr. Dailey's radio features include a "Morning Air" interview for Relevant Radio programming on December 2, 2005, and on "Lehigh Valley Discourse" for WDIY, Lehigh Valley Public Radio, on January 4, 2006. He has been nominated for inclusion in the 2005-2006 edition of Who's Who of Professionals, selected as candidate for the Continental Who's Who of National Business Leaders, appointed as Managing Director of the Forum for Ethics in the Workplace at DeSales University, appointed a member of the committee on "ensuring effective catechetical programs" for the 2006 Synod of the Diocese of Allentown, and elected to the Board of Trustees of The Wellness Community of the Greater Lehigh Valley in Bethlehem, PA.
Mr. Steven Dennis directed a professional production of "Sight Unseen" by Donald Marguilies at Centenary Stage Company in Hackensack, NJ. The November 2005 production was critically hailed and named as a "10 Best New Jersey Shows 2005" by The Newark Star Ledger on December 27, 2005. After casting the female lead, Mr. Dennis was pleased to discover that the actress Dina Ann Commolli had completed her undergraduate education with the DeSales University Performing and Fine Arts Department.
Ms. Kristin Fieseler proposed and led a panel discussion on "Majoring in Dance in College and College Auditioning" at the National High School Dance Festival in Miami, FL.
Dr. Tahereh Hojjat attended lectures in January, February, and March, at Lehigh University concerning such topics as "Investment in Microfinance," "U.S. Dollars and Lehigh Valley Sense," "Islam, Human Rights and Democracy," and "Loss Aversion, Query, Theory and Consumer Choice." She is serving for a second year on the YWCA of Bethlehem's Great Decisions Lecture Series Committee and was the presenter for the topic "The U.S. and Iran" on February 8, 2006. She has been elected to be the YMCA's Treasurer and Chair of the Finance Committee for a one-year term. Dr. Hojjat's paper entitled "The Impact of Globalization on U.S. Inflation: A Time Series Analysis" has been accepted for presentation at the 15th World Business Congress of the International Management Development Association, June 18-21, 2006, in Sarajevo, Bosnia. Students in Dr. Hojjat's Microeconomics class (Economics 210.01) are collaborating with 20 students from Romanian American University in Bucharest, Romania, and three faculty members at RAU mentoring the activities of these students in Romania. The DeSales and RAU students are working on several joint projects on global economic issues.
Ms. Debbie Malone's article entitled "A Library Compliance Strategy for Regional Accreditation Standards: Using ACRL Higher Education Standards with the Middle States Commission" which she co-authored with Bill Nelson of Augusta State University, was published in College and Undergraduate Libraries, volume 13, no. 1, 2006. Ms. Malone was elected to the Association of College and Research Libraries Board of Directors to serve a four-year term that begins in July, 2006.
Dr. Francis Mayville presented his publication "The Synthesis of Methyl Orange Using Ionic Liquids" at the American Chemical Society meeting on December 18, 2005, in Honolulu, Hawaii. Dr. Mayville, Dr. Trisha Moller, Brad Bauer (Class of '06), and Margaret Zawisza (Class of '06) presented their research on construction of a mathematical model for the release of heavy metal into the Lehigh River on April 24, 2006, at Lehigh University for the Lehigh Environmental Organization, and they will also present at the ACS Middle Atlantic Meeting in Hershey, PA, on June 4-6, 2006.
Dr. Sue McGorry's name will appear in Who's Who of American Women
2006-07, Who's Who in Business and Finance 2006-07, and Who's Who in American
Education, 2006-07. She will be the invited track chair for the 2007 Association of Collegiate Marketing Educators Conference in San Diego, CA. She evaluated two dissertations for the Southern Marketing Association's 2005 Dissertation Competition. She continues to serve as an invited reviewer for the Journal of Non-Profit and
Public Sector Marketing for which she reviews two articles annually, and she serves as an invited reviewer and was appointed to the Business Editorial Board of the Multimedia
Educational Resource for Learning and Online Teaching (MERLOT) for which she reviews six education modules annually. Dr. McGorry was also an invited reviewer and discussant for five articles for the 2005 Atlantic Marketing Association Conference. She presented research on "Service Learning in an Online Environment" at the
AMA Conference, on September 27-30, 2005, in Salem, MA. Dr. McGorry was interviewed by The Morning Call in December, 2005, for the article "Food Fight Gets Animated," addressing the marketing of high-fat, high-sugar foods to
children using popular cartoon characters and the Institute of Medicine's call
for corporate incentives to promote healthy foods for children and adolescents.
Dr. McGorry's article entitled "Data in the Palm of Your Hand" will be published in Marketing Education Review, in fall 2006. She was also elected to Board of Directors of the Eastern Pennsylvania Down Syndrome Center in Trexlertown, PA.
Dr. Trisha Moller is an active member of the Eastern Pennsylvania and Delaware (EPaDel) section of the Mathematical Association of America (MAA). This year, she served as both Student Paper Session Coordinator and Public Information Officer for the section. In addition, Dr. Moller was a co-organizer of EPaDel's Undergraduate Math Career Conference held at Moravian College in October, 2005. Dr. Moller attended Lehigh's colloquium on the art of M.C. Escher and Tessellations, given by Dr. Schattschneider, professor emerita of mathematics at Moravian College. In February, Dr. Moller participated in the Symposium for Mathematics Education at Bloomsburg University, which included speakers from the Pennsylvania Department of Education and local high school administration. Mathematics majors Brad Bauer and Margaret Zawisza presented at the Moravian Conference in February 2005, under the guidance of Dr. Moller. Brad spoke about the mathematics in chemical structures, while Meg described the geometry of origami. In February, Dr. Moller spoke to the Moravian Mathematics Society about using bubbles to depict the 4th dimension. During March, she attended the Everett Pitcher Lecture Series at Lehigh University; this year's invited speaker was Sir Roger Penrose. The mathematics clubs of DeSales University and Moravian College celebrated p Day (3.14) together with pizza "pi", homemade dessert "pi"s, and silly math songs and videos! Dr. Moller is a co-organizer for the summer workshop at Moravian College on Incorporating Fractal Geometry into the classroom. During the three-day sessions, high school and middle school teachers learn about this new branch of geometry and participate in hands-on classroom activities. For the third year, this program is being funded by an NSF grant in association with Yale University.
Mr. Patrick Mulcahy accepted invitations to serve on two panels at the Shakespeare Theatre Association of America annual conference in Baja, Mexico, in January 2006. For the first panel, Shakespeare in American Communities Grantees, Mr. Mulcahy shared insights on the success of PSF's WillPower touring program to schools, and then served on the Marketing Panel, sharing best practices in audience engagement for classical theatre. The former panel invitation reflects PSF's receipt of a prestigious 2005 NEA grant of $25,000 as part of the Shakespeare in American Communities, Shakespeare for a New Generation program. He was also invited to join STAA's artistic focus group and will serve for the year as a member of this body. In 2005, Mr. Mulcahy staffed PSF's company of artists with winners and nominees of Tony, Emmy, Obie, Outer Critics Circle, Drama Desk, Barrymore and Jefferson Awards, produced all six summer productions as well as the fall WillPower tour, and directed "Henry IV," Part 1, which was described by the Philadelphia Inquirer as "imaginative, illuminating and rewarding." He also participated in "Leadership for Artistic Directors," a two-day seminar in New York hosted by Theatre Communications Group.
Dr. Stephen Myers's poem "My Role in the Cold War" has been accepted for
publication in the extremely prestigious Scottish literary journal The Dark Horse. With Dr. Myers' permission, I am including below the charming, "very Scottish" email he received from the editor of The Dark Horse.
Dear Mr Myers,
this is just a note to say I'd like to print yr poem 'My Role in the Cold War'
in the forthcoming Dark Horse. I liked the poem for its rhythmical
sure-footedness and for its wee sparkle and indulgence of the outrageous
innocent egotism of childhood. I'd be v. grateful if you could e-mail me, in
the main body of an e-mail, a copy of the poem, plus a brief biog. note.
A second poem, "Haibun for Smoke and Fog," will appear in the journal Sentence. In March Dr. Myers hosted the 21st Annual DeSales University Poetry Festival and
presented an LVAIC Consortial Professor lecture on teaching poetry at Moravian
College. On April 4 he gave a talk on the poetry of William Butler Yeats at
the Southern Lehigh Public Library and read from his own work at the Library on May
11. He also taught a class in creative writing at Southern Lehigh High School.
Dr. Katherine Ramsland published the book The Human Predator: A Historical Chronicle of Serial Murder and Forensic Investigation, and her book The CSI Effect: The Forensic Science of C.S.I., Vol. II will be published in October 2006. She published the following chapters in books: "Nurses Who Kill," with Dana DeVito in Nursing Malpractice, 3rd ed., Tucson, AZ, Lawyers and Judges Press, 2006; "Forensic Psychology," with Dr. Michael Welner, Foundations of Forensic Science
and Law: Applications in Criminal, Civil, and Family Justice, CRC Press, 2005. Dr. Ramsland also published two short stories. She published 37 articles on Court TV's Crime Library, including one with a student intern, Karen Pepper, as well as the following articles in other sources: "Vidocq, The World's First Undercover Sleuth" in The Forensic Examiner, American College of Forensic Examiners International, April 2006; "IQ, EQ and SQ: Taylor and Caine Patch Grissom's Holes" in Popular Culture; "Co-dependent Defense Fails" in Scientific Sleuthing Review, Summer 2006; "Daubert and Psychological Evidence" in Scientific Sleuthing Review, Winter,
2005/06; "Cold Case Squads" in Web Mystery Magazine, Winter 2005/06; "True Witness" in Scientific Sleuthing Review, October 2005; "Writing in Character" in Penn Series for Writers, October 2005; "Kristen Gilbert and Healthcare Serial Killers" in Crime, Murder, Forensics, November 2005; "Edmund Kemper" in Mind of a Murderer, September 2005; "Slight on Sight: Eyewitness Testimony" in the Philadelphia Inquirer, August 11, 2005; and "Recovered Memories: Can We Tell?" in Web Mystery Magazine, Summer 2005. Dr. Ramsland made the following presentations: "The CSI Effect and the Psychology of Juries" at the Cyril Wecht Institute, April 20, 2006; "Sex, Lies, and Serial Killers" at Psi Chi Southeastern Chapter, Keynote, in Atlanta, GA, March 19, 2006; "Writing about Forensics" Keynote, at Sleuthfest, in Fort Lauderdale, FL, March 4, 2006; "CSI: Beyond Hollywood" at Sleuthfest, March 4, 2006; "Profiling and the Nature of Evil" at Sleuthfest, March 4, 2006; "The Psychopath" at Seattle University, February 24, 2006; "Psychic Detectives" at the American Academy of Forensic Sciences, in Seattle, WA, February 24, 2006; "The History of Serial Killers" at John Jay College of Criminal Justice, in Manhattan, February 6, 2006; "Historical Serial Killers" at the Parkland District Library, in Allentown, PA, January 2006; "Profiling: Case Presentation" at Moravian College, November 17, 2005; "The Human Predator: A Reading" at GLVWG Soiree, Touchstone Theater, November 11, 2005; "Evolution of Psychopathy" at Cedar Crest College, November 10, 2005; "The Human Predator" in Princeton, NJ, October 27, 2005; "World's Scariest Serial Killers" at DeSales University, October 26, 2005; "A History of Serial Killers" at the Learning Annex, in Toronto, October 8, 2005; "Writing in Character" at the Penn Series for Writers, in Philadelphia, October 1, 2005, "Nonfiction Characters" at the Maui Writers Conference, August 28, 2005; "Serial Killers among Us: How we Miss the Clues" at the Princeton Chamber of Commerce, in Princeton, New Jersey, Aug. 10, 2005; "From CSI to Serial Killers" at The Writers Room, on July 29, at Doylestown, PA, 2005; "Narrative Nonfiction in Memoirs: Character, Hook, Scene," "Memoirable Characters," and "The Scene Play" on the Alaska Writers Cruise, May 28 -June 3, 2005; "Forensics for Writers and Readers" in Toronto, Ontario, May 14, 2005; "Serial Killers and Death Investigation" at the Sacred Heart Psychiatric Conference, in Allentown, PA. April 9, 2005.
Erratum: In the Faculty Professional Activities, 2005-2006, Announcement #3 published April 4, 2006, I erroneously reported that Dr. Ramsland spoke on CNN's Larry King Live on Wednesday, April 27. I was incorrect. She spoke on that program in April 2005.
Dr. Dennis Varley premiered his composition "A Connemara Mass" during a service at in DeSales' chapel. Concelebrating with Msgr. Brendan Muldoon were Bishop Thomas Welsh and Msgr. John Martin.
Dr. Ruth Wittmann-Price will receive her diploma for completing her Doctor of Nursing Science degree (DNSc) at Widener University on May 20, 2006. She received the Dean's Award for Excellence from the Widener University School of Nursing. Dr. Wittmann-Price was the speaker for STTI Kutztown chapter on April 24, 2006. She attended the first national conference on the Accelerated BSN Student in Philadelphia with Ms. Maryann Godshall and Mr. James Matejik. Dr. Wittmann-Price and Ms. Godshall organized the Spring District II PLN meeting at DeSales University on April 25th. Her article "Project Noise Buster in the NICU" was published in the May 2006 issue of AJN.
Dr. Galina Yermolenko presented a paper entitled "The Making of Roxolana in Early Modern Europe" on December 2, 2005, at the Thirteenth Annual Conference of the Group for Early Modern Cultural Studies in San Antonio, TX. On December 27-30, 2005, Dr. Yermolenko attended the Modern Languages Association of America's annual convention in Washington, DC.