Date: April 4, 2006
On February 24, 2006, Ms. Christine Bruce spoke at the annual Drexel Physician Assistant Board Review concerning the gastroenterology and endocrinology sections of the examination. On May 28th, Ms. Bruce and Ms. Terry Russo will participate on a panel discussion of "Undergraduate Curriculum Design to Achieve Success in Graduate PA Education" at the national Physician Assistant Education Association Meeting held in San Francisco, CA.
Dr. Larry Chapp will present a paper entitled "The 'liturgical consummation' of all things in the thought of Pope John Paul II" at a conference concerning the liturgical legacy of Pope John Paul II on April 5-7, 2006, at St. Mary of the Lake Seminary in Mundelein, IL. Francis Cardinal George of Chicago will give the keynote address for this very high caliber conference. All of the papers presented at the conference will be published in book form (not in "proceedings") by Hillenbrand Books in 2007.
Dr. Christopher Cocozza and William J. Supper, CFP, MBA, co-presented "The Key to A Dream Retirement" at the Science, Industry and Business Library in New York City on January 19, 2006. The event, which was co-sponsored by the Financial Planning Association and the New York Public Library, was attended by over 40 people.
Ms. Kathleen Ehrhardt and Ms. Christine Bruce made a panel presentation entitled "Using Self-Evaluation Strategies to Improve Performance during Physician Assistant Training" at the Association of Physician Assistant Programs in Puerto Rico on November 5, 2005.
Mr. Chuck Gloman continues to review equipment and software for Government Video and Videography magazines. He has recently reviewed the Panasonic DXL-100B ($4,000), the JVC GY-HD100 (high definition, $7,500), and the Canon XLH1 (high definition, $9,000) cameras. When cameras arrive, Mr. Gloman usually has them for 30 to 60 days. He uses the equipment and writes the reviews in the first week and then he presents each camera to his classes so they are introduced to it for the first time. Normally Mr. Gloman is the first person in the industry to review and use these cameras and therefore DSU students are the first students to use the cameras. Mr. Gloman's students are the only freshmen in the country at any university to have used the JVC camera in a production. Sony has asked Mr. Gloman to be the first person in the industry to review their XDCAM HD. This is a $38,000 camera that records directly to a 23 gigabyte DVD on high definition. In the future we will not be using tape, only disc-based or hard drive recording. His students have the chance to see and use the newest technology before anyone else in the field.
Dr. Galen Godbey co-authored an article with Dr. William Hunter, Director of the Office of International Scholars and Students at Lehigh University, and with Professor George White, Head of the Educational Leadership Program at Lehigh, on "Defining Global Competence." The article will appear in the Journal Studies in International Education. Dr. Godbey taught two classes in Drexel University's new graduate course on "Globalization and Educational Change: Surviving, Thriving, Learning, and Teaching in a Globalized Society." He served as a consultant to Drexel in the redesign of the leadership program last year. Dr. Godbey recently returned from the Romanian American University where he presented a critique of Thomas Friedman's book The World is Flat: A Short History of the 21st Century to students and faculty. He also participated in a dissertation defense at the Technical University of Iasi on the topic of institutional quality rankings in higher education. On January 24-28, 2006, Dr. Godbey attended the annual AACU Conference in Washington entitled "Liberal Education in an Era of Global Competition, Anti-Intellectualism, and Disinvestment."
Ms. Maryann Godshall's article entitled "Toe to Hand Transplantation" was published in Orthopaedic Nursing, volume 25, number 1, January/February 2006. She became interested in this topic when one of her students was able to observe this procedure in a Lehigh Valley Hospital operating room. Dr. Geoffrey Hallock, one of the plastic surgeons who completed the surgery, provided Ms. Godshall with actual photos of the case and Ms. Godshall, and her student cared for the child after the operation.
Dr. Rob Legutko made a presentation entitled "Sermon to Cyberspace: Moving Your Lecture On-Line" at the Pennsylvania Educational Technology Expo and Conference on February 20, 2006, in Hershey, PA.
Dr. Brian Kane was an invited panelist for the colloquium on Just War Theory and the Wars in Afghanistan and Iraq on March 28, 2006, at the Union League of Philadelphia. A transcript of the panel discussion will appear as a chapter of a book on just war theory which will be published next year.
Dr. Barbara Moyer made a presentation on "Research Designs and Evidenced Based Nursing Practice" to a group of nursing educators and advanced practice nurses at Lehigh Valley Hospital. She was moderator for a concurrent research session for Lehigh Valley Hospital's Annual Nursing Research Day. At Kirkland Village, Dr. Moyer presented "Pandemic Global Issues" to about 100 individuals interested in Bird Flu, on February 15, 2006. On March 15-18, 2006, Dr. Moyer was a moderator at the National Association of Clinical Nurse Specialists' National Conference in Salt Lake City, Utah. She participates in monthly Institutional Board Reviews for Sacred Heart Hospital. She reviews annually the policies and procedures for the local division of Bayada Nurses and she serves on their Board.
Fr. Robert Mulligan's article entitled "Thinking about Teaching...Teaching about Thinking" has been published on the Kappa Delta Pi website in the Winter 2005 issue of "New Teacher Advocate."
Dr. Stephen Myers has had three of his poems, published in 2005, nominated for a Pushcart Prize in poetry. Two recent poems, "Great Blue Heron" and "First Day" will appear in the journal Poetry East, published at DePaul University. On February 15, 2006, he was a featured reader and emceed a celebration of the publication of Common Wealth: Contemporary Poets on Pennsylvania, held at DeSales and sponsored by the Cultural Events Committee. On February 26th he presented a talk to the Adult Education class at First Presbyterian Church, Allentown, entitled "Steps Toward Discovering Contemporary Poetry (And Liking It!)."
Dr. Richard Noll's article "Bayard Taylor Holmes of Chicago, A Forgotten Pioneer in the History of Biological Psychiatry," has been accepted for publication in Chicago Medicine, the quarterly journal of the Chicago Medical Society and the Medical Society of Cook County. He has been invited to present his research on this topic in February 2007 in separate lectures to the Chicago Society of Medical History at the Hektoen Institute for Medicine and to the medical faculty of Rush Medical College during grand rounds.
Dr. Katherine Ramsland, an expert on serial killers, will be a guest on CNN's "Larry King Live" at 9:00 p.m., Wednesday, April 27. The show features celebrity interviews, political debates, and topical discussions. Dr. Ramsland will discuss the mind of a psychopath. "Larry King Live" is the first worldwide phone-in television talk show and the network's highest-rated program.
Mrs. Elizabeth Rosa's article entitled "Be Demanding: Require Exceptional Communication Skills" was published in the Spring 2006 issue of Pennsylvania CPA Journal. The journal is published quarterly by the Pennsylvania Institute of Certified Public Accountants.
Dr. Karen Walton served on a Middles States Association Commission on Higher Education visiting team which evaluated Nazareth College of Rochester on March 5-8, 2006. Her primary areas of responsibility were Institutional Assessment, Assessing Student Outcomes, and Administration. On January 26, 2006, she was interviewed on "Disability Update" of WPAZ, concerning Scholastic Scrimmage, which she hosts on PBS39. On "Disability Update" she also spoke about DeSales University Mathematics Workshops which she will direct from June 19-30, 2006. A Pennsylvania Department of Education grant of $166,978.48 will fund four workshops each attended by 15 teachers K-12.