Date: August 22, 2005
Mr. Joseph Brown served on a panel to evaluate Summer Seminars and Institutes applications for the National Endowment for the Humanities on April 18, 2005, in Washington, DC.
The Parish Nurse Coalition of the Greater Lehigh Valley's newsletter entitled "Lilies-of-the-Valley," Summer 2005, acknowledges the partnership of DeSales University with Sacred Heart Hospital to support the mission of parish nursing. Dr. Kerry Cheever is a member of the Board of Directors of the Parish Nurse Coalition of the Greater Lehigh Valley and co-chairs the Council on Education and Research for the organization. The coalition sponsors workshops concerning parish nursing for health care professionals within and outside the Lehigh Valley.
Dr. Christopher Cocozza was a guest speaker for the Accounting Society at Wilkes University on April 6, 2005, where he discussed "Strategies for Passing the CPA Exam." His article, "With the CPA Exam, Perfect Makes the Practice" was published in the summer 2005 edition of the Pennsylvania CPA Journal.
Fr. Thomas Dailey, Dr. Kerry Cheever, Dr. Boyce Jubilan, Ms. Kathleen Erhardt, Dr. Robert Blumenstein, Dr. Christopher Morin, and Mr. Charles Lewis co-authored the article "Surgeons and the Spirit: A Study on the Relationship of Religiosity to Clinical Practice," which was published in the Journal of Religion and Health, volume 44/1 (Spring 2005): 67-80. Fr. Dailey's article "Eucharist and the Theopoetics of Encounter according to St. Francis de Sales" was accepted for publication in Human Encounter in the Salesian Tradition, edited by Joseph Chorpenning, OSFS (Philadelphia, PA: St. Joseph's University Press, 2005). Fr. Dailey writes commentaries entitled "On a Spiritual Note" in On the Boards, the playbill of the ACT ONE theatre program at DeSales University. Fr. Dailey's op-ed articles appeared in the The Morning Call on January 13, 2005 ("Bigger is not always better") and on April 5, 2005 ("Even in death the pope speaks of human life"), and in Newsday (New York) on April 3, 2005 ("Steroids have become baseball's original sin"). Fr. Dailey and Mrs. Deborah Burrows presented "Catholic Identity and Continuing Higher Education" at the Collegiate Mission Consortium of Philadelphia (Villanova, PA) on March 3, 2005. Fr. Dailey spoke about "How Good Can We Really Be? Forgiveness as Our Reason for Hope" to the Fairfield County (CT) chapter of Legatus, on March 15, 2005; "The Book of Job and John Paul II" for the St. Anne's Women's Club (Emmaus, PA) on April 4, 2005; "The Year of the Eucharist" for the St. Francis DeSales Association (St. Louis, MO) on April 29-May 1, 2005; and "An American Eucharist" at Our Lady of Perpetual Help parish (Bethlehem, PA) on May 15, 2005. His media appearances are as follows: WFMZ-TV (channel 69-Lehigh Valley and Berks County, PA) "Crossing the Threshold," a documentary on the death of Pope John Paul II and the election of Pope Benedict XVI; WAEB (AM 790-Lehigh Valley, PA) News Radio program on the election of a new pope; Service Electric Cable (Eastern Pennsylvania and Western New Jersey): TV2 News - a two part series on Pope John Paul II (February 21-22, 2005); and WYBE (channel 35-greater Philadelphia region): Public Voices program on "Pope John Paul II and the Catholic Church" (February 18, 2005).
Mr. Michael Krajsa received the Association of Collegiate Business Schools and Programs (ACBSP) International Teaching Excellence Award at the 2005 ACBSP Annual Conference in Washington, DC, in June 2005. He also won the ACBSP Teaching Excellence Award for Region 2 (Eastern), and was one of eight regional winners who were invited to attend the national conference. The regional winners are nominees for the international award. Mr. Krajsa was also part of the second global expedition to Peru in late May and early June with Dr. Galen Godbey and Dr. Mohamed Latib. Mr. Krajsa took three returning undergraduate students who accompanied six MBA students and community leaders. Mr. Krajsa is the advisor to the DeSales University SIFE (Students In Free Enterprise) team, which he established three years ago. In May 2005 the DeSales SIFE team won the Regional Championship in Philadelphia and advanced to the semi-final round of the national competition in Kansas City, where it defeated Carnegie-Mellon University and Texas A&M, teams that are historically semifinalists. Of the 20 teams that advanced to the semi-final round, the DeSales SIFE team was awarded Third Runner-Up for the Four-Year University Division. They received a trophy and $1,500 in scholarship money donated by Radio Shack. Overall, the DSU SIFE team finished 12th out of 840 member colleges.
Mr. Krajsa attended the BIE (Business and International Education Program) annual conference in Quebec in July 2005, which is a mandatory conference for all grant recipients. The conference focuses on global initiatives, outcomes, and best practices. DSU used the BIE grant funds to deepen our relations with Universidad Peruana De Ciencias Aplicadas (UPC) in Peru and involved undergraduate and graduate students along with community economic development leaders.
Ten students of the DSU SIFE Team gathered in the Pocono Mountains at Camp Willoway on the weekend of July 29th to have fun and fellowship, to reflect on their year's activity, and to develop plans for the fall 2005 semester.
Mr. Krajsa led an expedition of 10 Northwestern High School students, who won the DSU SIFE'S "Glad-Ideaters Arena" contest this spring, along with their teacher Bryan Klass, to San Francisco to compete in the SAGE (Students for the Advancement of Global Entrepreneurship) National and World Cup Competitions on August 11-14, 2005. The team won the National Cup and took fourth in the World Cup Competition. The two DSU SIFE team members who had been mentoring the high school students and been working this summer on the presentations of their global projects to help the villagers in Cuchuma, Peru, also accompanied their mentees to California to compete against SIFE teams from 7 other states and 9 countries.
Dr. Jay Lacke was a panelist at a breakfast meeting and discussion entitled "Teaching Ethics: When everyone is responsible, no one is..." on May 25, 2005, at the Holiday Inn and Conference Center in Fogelsville, PA.
Ms. Debbie Malone co-authored an article entitled "A Library Compliance Strategy for Regional Accreditation Standards: Using ACRL Higher Education Standards with the Middle States Commission" which will be published in the February 2006 issue of College and Undergraduate Libraries.
Mr. Scott Mattingly authored an article while at his previous place of employment entitled "The Business of Learning at Vocational and Technical Schools" which was published in the September/October 2004 issue of About Campus, a national publication of the American College Personnel Association. He co-authored an article in the PCPA (Pennsylvania College Personnel Association) July newsletter entitled "Preparing Ourselves for the Fall: Top Ten Suggestions for Successful Summer Planning" with Matthew R. Shupp of the Community College of Philadelphia. Misters Mattingly and Shupp will make a presentation entitled "Unchartered Territory: New Student Affairs Professionals at For-Profit Vocational and Technical Institutions" at the PCPA Conference in October.
Dr. Francis Mayville reports that the following presentations were co-authored and co-presented by himself, his colleagues, and his research students at national, regional, and local chemistry meetings. This year's activities included 14 presentations, 2 oral presentations, and 12 poster presentations.
"Development of laboratory experiments for the undergraduate forensic biochemistry laboratory," by Nicole Beyer (junior chemistry major) and Dr. Mayville, on March 14, 2005, at the National American Chemical Society (ACS) meeting in San Diego, CA (abstract published), at the local ACS meeting on April 27, at Moravian College, and at the Middle Atlantic Regional Meeting of the ACS at Rutgers University on May 22-25, 2005.
"Investigation of the effect that different drying methods have on the mechanism of theophylline release from microcrystalline cellulose beads," by Kristin Kurek (junior chemistry major), Kathryn Smith (senior chemistry major), and Dr. Mayville, at the national, local, and regional ACS meetings.
"Investigation of the colligative properties of tert-butyl alcohol with the addition of several synthesized ionic liquids," by William Farina (senior chemistry major), Derick Siegel (senior chemistry/biology major), Dr. Mayville, and Dr. Edward Fleming at the national, local and regional ACS meetings.
"Investigation of polyamine analogs on the growth of MCF-7 breast cancer cell lines," by Christopher Higgins (senior chemistry/biology major), Michelle Piel (senior biology major), Kristina Thornburg (senior biology major), Dr. Mayville, and Fr. Peter Leonard, at the national, local, and regional ACS meetings. Oral presentations of this work were also given at the Pennsylvania Academy of Science on April 9, 2005, in Camp Hill, PA (abstract published). Each of the four research projects listed above was presented in poster format at the conferences.
Dr. Stephen Myers' poem "Epileptics Arrive on Christmas Day" will appear in the December issue of the literary journal Rattle. Three of his poems have been accepted for publication in the forthcoming issue of Kestrel, namely, "Through Love of Art," "Brief History of a Seduction, Ending with a Quote from Goethe," and "The Painted Turtles." Dr. Myers' professional activities in the first two weeks of April included hosting DSUs 20th Annual Poetry Festival and two poetry readings by DSU students co-hosting, with Ms. Juilene Osborne-McKnight, the University's second annual Writers Conference and teaching a poetry workshop at that conference; giving a reading of his poetry at Southern Lehigh Public Library; offering a reading of Pope John Paul II's poetry as part of the novemdialis celebrating the Pope's life and legacy; teaching two one-time LVAIC Consortial Exchange classes on poetry at Moravian College, and teaching a creative writing class at Southern Lehigh High School.
Dr. Richard Noll was an invited lecturer on June 21, 2005, for the medical faculty of the Department of Psychiatry and Mental Health at the University of Cape Town, South Africa. The title of his lecture at Valkenberg Hospital was "The Blood of the Insane." This lecture was an addition to his presentation at the International Theoretical Psychology conference in Cape Town the following day.
Dr. Karen Walton served as a judge for the Education Visionary Awards essay contest conducted by Lehigh Valley PBS in May 2005. Her article entitled "Back-to-School Bonanza!" previously published on-line by the ENC (Eisenhower National Clearinghouse) Focus in 2004, will be published in hard copy in the September/October 2005 issue of ENC Focus magazine.
Ms. Ruth Wittmann-Price co-presented, with junior nursing students, a "Teddy Bear Clinic" at Our Lady of Perpetual help parish in Bethlehem on April 7, 2005. The presentation helped children learn about health care through their own stuffed animals to reinforce that their bodies are special and created by God, and to encourage responsible care of themselves. Ms. Wittmann-Price gave a commencement address entitled "Nursing, the Multi-faceted Career" at the St. Luke's School of Nursing in Bethlehem on August 11, 2005. She is the coauthor (with Donna M. Sabol, R.N., M.S.N) of the article "Get Creative with Performance Improvement Plans" which was published in the August 2005 issue of Nursing Management.
Brother Daniel Wisniewski moderated a paper presentation session entitled "Logic, Mathematics, and Scientific Explanation" at the Sixth Annual Metanexus Conference "Science and Religion: Global Perspectives" held at the University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA, on June 4-8, 2005.