Date: September 11, 2008
Dr. Shamir Ally, an adjunct faculty member in the MBA program, was the co-author of a paper "Globalization, Sport, and Tourism: The Case of the 2007 Cricket World Cup in Guyana," presented at the Romanian American University's International Conference on Globalization and Performance in the European Tourism Industry, on November 9-10, 2007. He was a presenter on "Agriculture and Eco-Agri Tourism" at the Agro-Business Investment Opportunities in Guyana Conference held in New York attended by Guyana's Minister of Agriculture, the US Ambassador to Guyana, and 258 potential investors.
Ms. Kimberly Attwood has been named a "Faculty Scholar" at the Columbia School of Nursing and will receive a $40,000 award for her studies toward the Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP) degree beginning Fall 2008. The Arthur Vining Davis Foundation has provided funding to Columbia School of Nursing to offer scholarships to DNP students with experience in nursing education and an interest in pursuing a future academic role. Faculty Scholars are expected to provide national leadership for schools of nursing to build strong clinical doctorate programs.
Ms. Tricia Bernecker and Ms. Dorie Weaver will attend the Geriatric Nursing Education Consortium (GNEC) faculty training institute in St. Louis, MO, on October 14-16, 2008. They will be partially supported by a GNEC grant which provides up to a maximum $825 per person.
On July 10-13, 2008, Dr. Larry Chapp and Dr. Rodney Howsare conducted a conference at St. Charles Seminary in Philadelphia entitled "Theology and the Disciplines." The conference included a discussion of the relationship between Catholic theology and various academic disciplines, viz., the relationships among theology, philosophy, history, political theory, biology, and literature. Thirty-two invited scholars from across the United States and Europe were in attendance, as well as several graduate students. Dr. David Schindler, Dean of the John Paul II Institute for Studies in Marriage and the Family and Editor of Communio: International Catholic Review, gave the keynote address. The conference was made possible by a generous grant from the Our Sunday Visitor Institute. Dr. Chapp's article entitled "An Analysis of Fergus Kerr's 'Twentieth Century Catholic Theologians' " has been accepted for publication by the international journal Nova et Vetera.
Dr. Christopher Cocozza's article entitled "Take Advantage of the Little Things" was published in the May 2008 edition of The Journal of Financial Planning, and his article entitled "Creating a Comfortable Homestretch" was published in the September 1st edition of the journal. Both articles were co-authored with William Supper, CFP. In the March 3, 2008, Eastern Pennsylvania Business Journal Dr. Cocozza and Dr. Amy Scott were quoted extensively regarding the April presidential primaries. In the article they discussed the presidential candidates positions on health care, taxes, and free trade. Dr. Cocozza also served as a reviewer for that journal. On April 9, 2008, Dr. Cocozza served as a panelist for the Southern Lehigh Business Organization's "Southern Lehigh 2025 and Beyond."
Fr. Thomas Dailey reports the following:
Op-Ed publications in The Morning Call newspaper (Lehigh Valley, PA)
"Executions don't transcend the tragedy of violence" (1.13.08)
"Even a pope has the right to free speech" (2.10.8)
"Diplomacy with Vatican serves a greater good" (3.9.08)
"Winning isn't everything, but it's vital that we try" (4.13.08)
"Let's think carefully about gun 'rights,' society" (5.11.08)
"Selecting a child's gender opens the door to tyranny" (6.8.08)
Other published essays
"Saints show us how we can profit from our faults" (1.26.08) - Faith & Values feature in The Morning Call newspaper
"Good news about religion?" (2.27.08) - Google News (online)
"Christian worship celebrates bodily being" (5.24.08) - Faith & Values feature in The Morning Call newspaper
"On a Spiritual Note" - three commentaries for On the Boards, the DeSales University Act One theatre playbill
presentation/discussion on "Church and Churches" at Holy Trinity Lutheran Church (Bethlehem) on 4.13.08
lecture on business ethics to the Philadelphia chapter of Legatus on 5.13.08
presentation (written) on baseball and religion for Allentown Central Catholic High School baseball team on 5.20.08
conferences on the Book of Job, the men's spirituality group of Our Lady of Mt. Carmel parish (Doylestown, PA) on 5.31.08
graduation address for Holy Spirit School (Allentown, PA) on 6.4.08
Awarded the Liberty Bell Medal from the Bar Association of Lehigh County, "honoring a leader in the community for contributing to the promotion of freedom under the law," on the occasion of the 50th anniversary of Law Day USA (5.1.08)
Dr. Andrew Essig has been appointed to serve a two-year term on the Board of Directors of the Society of Catholic Social Scientists. He attended the Society's spring 2008 mini-conference entitled "The Church and American Culture" on April 26, 2008, at Franciscan University of Steubenville in Steubenville, OH. The mini-conference included a morning of recollection presentations and the SCSS Board of Directors meeting. In summer 2008, Dr. Essig peer reviewed his first course for QualityMattersTM, hence completing his training process for QualityMattersTM Peer Course Reviewer Certification. On August 13, 2008, Dr. Essig spoke on the topic "The Papacy in American Foreign Policy" for the Lehigh Chapter of the Legatus Society at the Lehigh Country Club.
The following articles by Mr. Chuck Gloman have been published since January 2008:
Government Video - "LitePads Offers Soft Touch" - January 2008 (DeSales student featured in photo)
Digital Video - "Ego Trip" - March 2008
Digital Video - "Condensed Convenience" - March 2008
TV Technology - "HP Tips and Techniques - Illuminating HD" - February 20, 2008 (Four DeSales students featured in article)
Government Video - "Dueling Canons" - February 2008 (Two DeSales students featured in photo)
Government Video - "More from Less" - March 2008 (DeSales student featured in photo)
Government Video - "Panasonic HPX500 is Mid-Range Overachiever" - April 2008 (DeSales student featured in photo)
Government Video - "Erase Your Stick Figures" - April 2008
- "Prison Recruits University
for Video" - April 2008 (Two DeSales students in photo)
Videography - "Illuminating HD" - April 2008 (Four DeSales students in photo)
Digital Video - "Moving Up" - May 2008 (Two DeSales students in photo)
Digital Video - "How Slow Can You Go?" - May 2008 (Two DeSales students in photo)
AV Technology - "Canon Realis SX7 LCOS Multimedia Projector" - May 2008
Government Video - "Gear Stays Protected in the Lowepro Dryzone" - May 2008 (One DeSales student in photo)
Digital Video - "Added Attraction" - June 2008
- "Ikan Offers Rack Mount LCDs
" - June 2008
TV Technology - "Getting the 'Green' Light" - July 23, 2008 (DeSales student in photo)
TV Technology - "The Fabulous and Often Misunderstood Fill Light" (Photography) - July 9, 2008 (Summer Video Institute Student in photo)
Government Video - "Micro is Another Bright Idea" - July 2008 (DeSales student in photo)
Digital Video - "All in the Wrist" - August 2008
Popular Photography - "Think Small" - August 2008
- "Primera Offers Blu-Ray Duplicator" - August 2008
On January 18, 2008, Dr. Galen Godbey presented to the faculty of the Fox Business School of Temple University at their annual retreat on "Implications of Globally-Distributed Innovation Networks and Processes for Higher Education."
On January 24, 2008, he presented to the Department chairs of Palisades High School on "How the World Works and What It Means for Palisades High School."
Dr. Godbey served as a panelist on "Education for Innovation" on February 13, 2008, at India House, the offices of the Consul General of India in New York City. The panel is part of an ongoing series entitled "India and Innovation."
In March, as part of DeSales' fourth consecutive year of funding by the U.S. Department of Education's Business and International Education program, Dr. Godbey joined Dr. Mohamed Latib and nine DSU MBA students on a study tour of Berlin and Potsdam. The tour was organized and led by Dr. Juergen Gebhard of the Carl Duisberg Center, which promotes understanding of German language and culture worldwide. In addition to visiting a wide range of German and multi-national corporations, students visited various historical sites and cultural events.
On April 10, 2008, Drs. Godbey and Latib hosted a well-received conference at DSU on "Thought Leadership for Business and Education: Co-Creating New Models for Innovation and Global Competitiveness." One-hundred-thirty professionals from K-12, higher education, business, the arts, and government attended this event which was funded and sponsored by Temple University's Center for International Business Education and Research and, for the first time ever, the Gambet Center for Innovation and Global Enterprise. Dr. Godbey is collaborating with Dr. Mark Lang, Dr. William Hunter of Lehigh, and Dr. Latib on a publication concerning the conference's themes, findings, and outcomes. At the conference, Dr. Godbey chaired a panel on the topic of "High Structure vs. Low Structure Approaches to Educational Programs to Innovation and Entrepreneurship."
On May 28, 2008, Dr. Godbey lectured on "Globalization, Innovation, and Human Diversity: Drivers of Change in Higher Education" for Professor Francis Harvey, Director of Drexel University's doctoral program in Global Education. The lecture was recorded and is available at http:drexelonlineseminars.com/p68777155/.
On June 19, 2008, Drs. Godbey and Latib presented on "Barriers to Entry in Global Higher Education Markets: The Case of Romania" at the 18th Annual Meeting of the International Management Development Association (IMDA) held in Paramaribo, the capital of Suriname. As IMDA Board members, Drs. Godbey and Latib also chaired panels at the conference, which attracted management experts and educators from over 30 countries. With appropriate modifications, they will reprise this presentation on October 2, 2008, at the Pennsylvania Council for International Education at Penn State University Park. Dr. Godbey is Vice-Chair of the PaCIE Board.
On June 26, 2008, Dr. Mark Lang of Ecoprise Consulting and Dr. Godbey presented on "Innovation and Entrepreneurship in a Global Environment" at The Charter Partners Institute's EVENTURE program for high school students. Charter Partners Institute is a non-profit organization that promotes entrepreneurship in area schools. Drs. Godbey and Lang are Charter Partners Board members.
Ms. Maryann Godshall will be given a Nightingale Award of $2,000 in support of her doctoral work at the 19th annual gala on October 17, 2008, at the Sheraton Harrisburg-Hershey Hotel in Harrisburg, PA. The mission of the Nightingale Awards of Pennsylvania organization is to support outstanding nursing students in Pennsylvania in the form of scholarships.
Dr. Maura Hearden presented a paper entitled "Our Lady of Spiritual Solidarity: Reflections on the Marian Dimension of Catholic-Methodist Dialogue" at the Ecumenical Society of the Blessed Virgin Mary (ESBVM) International Congress in Pittsburgh on August 11-13, 2008. The ESBVM was founded in England shortly after the close of the Second Vatican Council. Its purpose is to explore the Mother of Christ as a rallying point for Christian unity and invites Christians from all denominations to present scholarly papers providing insights about the Blessed Virgin from each particular tradition. Members include representatives from Catholicism, Orthodoxy, Anglicanism, Methodism and Presbyterianism.
Dr. Rodney Howsare's review of Alyssa Pitstick's book, Light in Darkness, was published in the January 2008, Vol. 72, No. 1 issue of the journal The Thomist. Dr. Howsare wrote a chapter for the book edited by Drs. Chapp and Howsare, How Balthasar Changed My Mind. Dr. Howsare's chapter is entitled "Not Peace but a Sword: How Balthasar Changed My Mind." The book will be published by Crossroad/Herder in November 2008. Dr. Howsare's book, Hans Urs Von Balthasar: A Guide for the Perplexed, will be published by Continuum Publishing Company in their guides for the perplexed series.
Fr. Christopher Hudgin delivered a presentation to a joint meeting of the Bethlehem Serra Club and the Forks of the Delaware Serra Club at the St. Francis Retreat House in Easton on August 26, 2008. His topic was "John Henry Newman and His Relevance Today." Serra Clubs promote vocations to the priesthood and religious life in the United States and throughout the world.
Dr. Tina Kish-Catalone described her research in two oral presentations and a poster at the International AIDS Conference in Mexico City on August 3-9, 2008. Over 25,000 attendees ranged from scientists to political leaders (including President Bill Clinton). On the last day of the conference, Dr. Kish-Catalone's animal model research was highlighted. Conference information is available at the website www.aids2008.org.
Dr. Mohamed Latib reports the following professional activities:
A. Board Memberships: Center for International Business Education and Research, Fox School of Management, Temple University.; Lehigh Valley Technology Network; Ben Franklin Technology Partnership; International Management Development Association; Lansdale Development Foundation; and Forum for Ethics in the Workplace
B. Presentations: "The Role of Technology on Learning in the Future Organization," American Chamber of Commerce, Buenos Aires, Argentina, August 14, 2008; "Education in a Flat World," Round Table Discussion, Bridging Nations, DC, July 31, 2008; "The Role of Technology on Education and Learning- The Case for Dreaming of Models for Reach and Access" (with Dr. Galen Godbey), Indian Consulate, New York, February 13, 2008; International Management Development Association- Annual Global Congress, July 2008, Suriname, and Panelist (with Dr. Galen Godbey) on Global Business Education Development. Their presentation was entitled "Barriers to Entry in International Markets: The Case of Romania."
C. Consulting: Conducted a second senior management retreat for Sacred Heart Hospital of Allentown on "Focus 2020: Crafting Inspiring and Generative Visions of the Future of Sacred Heart Hospital," January 2008, Lehigh University.
Dr. Stephen Liedtka and his co-author, Dr. James Hall, won the outstanding paper award at the 2008 American Accounting Association Mid-Atlantic meetings for their paper entitled "CEO Shareholder Conflicts and Large-Scale Information Technology Outsourcing Decisions." The AAA Mid-Atlantic Region has 730 members and 88 papers were accepted for the conference. Dr. Liedtka published an article entitled "The Impact of US Tax Depreciation Law on Asset Location and Ownership Decisions" (with Joe Hartman and Larry Snyder) in the December 2007 issue of Computers and Operations Research. Dr. Liedtka has been named to the editorial review board of the Northeastern Journal of Business, Economics and Technology. He presented his research on stock option trading and served as a discussant at the 2008 Eastern Economics Association meeting in Boston. During April, Dr. Liedtka gave a one-hour address on business ethics at the annual senior awards dinner of the Lehigh Valley Chapter of the Institute of Management Accountants (IMA). Attendees included IMA members and both faculty and student representatives of LVIAC institutions.
Ms. Debbie Malone has been informed by the Secretary of Education and Commissioner for Libraries for the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania that DeSales University's application for Library Services and Technology Act grant was funded in the amount of $5,500 for LibQual+ assessment for the Trexler Library.
Dr. Francis Mayville made research presentations with his students at the national American Chemical Society meeting in New Orleans on April 7-8, 2008, and again at the local ACS meeting at Moravian College on April 22. Kara Merancy was the co-presenter of "Preparation of Ionic Liquids and Their Use in the Synthesis of Polyamine Analog Reactions." Kristina Wagner was the co-presenter of "Investigation of the Effect that Different Drying Methods Have on the Mechanism of Theophylline Release from Microcrystalline Cellulose Beads." Tiffany Lagass, Britteny Fucci, and Stephanie Smalley were the co-presenters of "Investigation of the Effect that Different Drying Methods Have on the Mechanism of Acetaminophen Release from Microcrystalline Cellulose Beads."
The Lehigh Valley Research Consortium (LVRC) proposal entitled "Good Shepherd Lehigh Valley Disabilities Needs Assessment" will be funded totally by Good Shepherd Rehabilitation Hospital. The Management Team from LVRC for this proposal consists of the Director of LVRC, Project Director Dr. Lanethea Mathews-Gardner, and three lead investigators, Dr. Sue McGorry, Dr. Mathews-Gardner, and Dr. Barbara Moyer. Dr. Stefanie Sinno and Dr. Mary Ellen Miller will serve as Investigators/Consultants with Dr. Daniel Wilson as the Project Advisor. Additionally, two research assistants (graduate students) will be used from DSU and Muhlenberg College.
Dr. Carol Mest and Dr. Margaret Slusser have received funding from Pennsylvania Higher Education Foundation for their Graduate Nursing Education Grant in the amount of $37,860, awarded April 22, 2008. They also received a $10,310 award for the Edna B. McKenzie Scholarship for Disadvantaged Students from Pennsylvania Higher Education Foundation on April 22. On July 16, 2008, through Dr. Mest's efforts, the Nursing and Health Department received a Nursing Education Grant from Pennsylvania Higher Education Foundation in the amount of $114,000. Since 2003, the department has acquired over $1 million for tuition scholarships, faculty positions, and simulation equipment, and approximately 75% of that funding has come to DSU within the past two years.
Ms. Ann Michael reports the following:
A. Essays: A brief essay titled "Milestones" appeared with her poem "La Barbe" in the spring 2008 issue of Umbrella Journal. The essay "Toward an Aesthetics of the Ordinary," originally published in the Schuylkill Valley Journal of the Arts, was selected for online publication on the new SVJA website.
B. Poems: In 2008, Ms. Michael's poems appeared in Umbrella Journal, Lehigh Valley Literature Review, and Philadelphia Poets (which presented her with awards for her poems "Lex Poetica" and "My Daughter Studies the Mosses"). The online journal Studio, from the University of British Columbia, published her poem "My Life as a Japanese Woodcut" in its summer issue, and the journal Qarrtsiluni published her poem and audio-file "Lot's Wife." Her poem "Stabled" was included in the anthology Letters to the World, Red Hen Press, 2008. Other anthologies published this year which include poems by Ms. Michael are Contrarywise: An Anthology, Kings Estate Press; The Cadence of Hooves, Yarrowway Mountain Press; and Pennsylvania Seasons (poems by Pennsylvania writers, edited by Esther Davidowitz, Scranton University Press). Kings Estate Press also reprinted its successful prose poetry anthology, Always the Beautiful Answer (1990), which includes three poems and an essay by Ms. Michael.
C. Papers, readings and conferences: Ms. Michael gave readings at Robin's Bookstore in Philadelphia as part of the Philadelphia Poets awards presentations on March 2 and April 20 and participated in the FootHills Publishing group reading at Reading's Goggle Works on April 13; Barnes & Noble Women's Poetry Group's reading April 21; and Moravian Bookshop's Poetry Month festival readings and book signings April 26. She participated in a reading celebrating the publication of Pennsylvania Seasons at Berks Penn State on August 27.
She presented workshops in both poetry and creative nonfiction at the Greater Lehigh Valley Writers Group Conference, "The Write Stuff," on March 28 and 29, and participated in DeSales' Annual Poetry Festival on campus on April 18. On June 7, she gave a presentation on creative non-fiction at the 60th Annual Philadelphia Writers' Conference.
Ms. Michael presented a paper at the Association for the Study of Literature and Environment (ASLE) regional conference, "The Keyboard in the Garden," at Delaware Valley College on June 28. The paper is titled "Forest Floors and Compost Heaps: The Microbiological and the Metaphorical in Steve Tobin's 'Earth Bronzes'."
Her radio commentary for National Poetry Month aired on radio station WDIY 88.1 FM Bethlehem during National Public Radio's Morning Edition on April 28.
Dr. Mary Ellen Miller's proposal entitled "Not the same old, same old assignment: Using contemporary literature to augment synthesis paper assignments for undergraduate and graduate nursing students" has been selected for oral presentation during the 136th American Public Health Association Annual Meeting and Exposition on October 25-29, 2008, in San Diego, CA.
Dr. Steve Myers's poem "Haibun for Smoke and Fog" has been nominated for a Pushcart Prize by the editor of Sentence: A Journal of Prose Poetics." His poems "In the Vo-Tech Classroom, Allentown, Pennsylvania" and "After Hours" will appear in the journal 5 AM, while "The Leavings" and "Oratorio" will appear in The Sow's Ear and "Murrell's Inlet, Winter Dawn" in Schuylkill Valley Journal. Two of Dr. Myers's poems, "My Father's People" and "Berg," appeared in the December issue of the e-journal poemeleon. Last October he hosted a memorial reading at DeSales to celebrate the life and work of Dr. Len Roberts and also conducted a workshop on publishing poetry at the DeSales Craft and Story Writers' Conference. In November 2007, at the Bethlehem premier of Annex Dance Company, company members performed a piece titled "The Other Side of the Creek," choreographed by the company's Artistic Producer, Kristin Fieseler, and incorporating the text of Dr. Myers's poem "Forty Crossings." At an April encore in Mountain Lakes, NJ, Dr. Myers performed the piece with the company. On April 17-18, 2008, he hosted regional high school students and poets attending the 23rd annual DeSales University High School Poetry Festival. In February he was an LVAIC guest lecturer on the subject of teaching poetry in high schools at Moravian College. He also served as outside reader of a thesis on Virginia Woolf's The Waves for the honors defense of a Moravian College senior.
Dr. Richard Noll presented two conference papers in Bangalore, India, in January 2008. The first, "Disease Entity or Culture-Bound Syndrome? The Troubled History of DSM-IV's Major Depressive Disorder since 1980," was a keynote address delivered at the international conference "Building Bridges for Wellness through Counseling and Psychotherapy" at Sampurna Montfort College on January 11. The conference was attended by more than 600 participants from more than 20 countries. The second, "Shamanism among the Tungus of Northeast China," was delivered to the students and faculty of Sampurna Montfort College, on January 7. Dr. Noll also participated in a pre-conference press conference was and quoted in "The Hindu," one of India's oldest newspapers and a rough equivalent to "The New York Times" in the US.
Fr. Alexander Pocetto reports the following professional activities.
Publications: "Mary de Sales Chappuis (1796-1875): Apostle of the Salesian Spirit," to be published in Salesianum, the scholarly journal of the Università Pontificale Salesiana, Rome;"Self-acceptance Not Self-esteem as a Basic Salesian Pedagogical Principle," to be published in the Indian Journal of Spirituality.
Other Activities: At the request of the De Sales Resources & Ministries Center, Fr. Pocetto evaluated a manuscript of a booklet, which has recently been published by the center under the title Awakening to Now. He translated from the French, an article by Fr. Jules Chambelland, OSFS, on "St. Francis de Sales and His Portraits," which has been posted in pdf on the Salesian Center website. Fr. Pocetto gave professional guidance to an Indian Oblate studying at the University of Fribourg, Switzerland, on his doctoral thesis, which the Indian Oblate successfully defended in May, 2008. Fr. Pocetto also gave religious conferences on Salesian spirituality on two weekends in St. Louis, MO, and conferences at two eight-day retreats to the Salesian Sisters of Don Bosco - one in San Antonio, TX, the other in Haledon, NJ. Fr. Pocetto continues as News Editor of the biannual ICSS Newsletter.
Dr. Brennan Pursell was invited to be a Fellow of The Newman Society's recently established Center of the Study of Catholic Higher Education. He published two articles: "Ratzinger, Bavaria, and Higher Education" and "Truth and Freedom in the Catholic University" in March and May issues of The Bulletin for Catholic Higher Education, 2008 (www.catholichighered.org). During the visit of Benedict XVI to the USA, Dr. Pursell published two newspaper columns, "A genius rises from impoverished childhood," in Our Sunday Visitor, March 30, 2008, and "Joseph Ratzinger, Pope Benedict XVI, a simple genius," in National Catholic Register, April 13, 2008.
Dr. Pursell gave the following live and recorded radio interviews: "Busted Halo Show," The Catholic Channel on Sirius Satellite Radio, March 13; "In Person," KBVM (Portland, OR), March 24; "Son Rise Morning Show," Sacred Heart Radio (WNOP, Cincinnati), March 25; "As the Spirit Leads," WTMR (Philly), March 27; Voice of America, April 3; KPSI (Palm Springs, CA), April 7; "Seize the Day," the Catholic Channel on Sirius Satellite Radio, April 8; "The Bishop's Hour," Immaculate Heart Radio (Sacramento, CA), April 8; Dennis Crowley, United News & Information, April 9; George Rivers, WERC, April 9; Jeff Stiles, WGOW (Chattanooga, TN), April 9; Bob Dunning, "Across the Nation," the Catholic Channel on Sirius Satellite Radio, April 9; "The God Show," KTAR (Phoenix, AZ), April 9; In His Sign Network (Philly-Wilmington), April 9; "Live from Seattle," KGNW, April 9; "Morning Air," Relevant Radio, April 10; "Brad Davis Show," WDRC, April 10; KBFK (CA), April 10; "Morning Show," WCRA (IL), April 11; "Ringside Politics," WGSO (LA), April 11; Interview with Don Weeks, WGY (NY), aired April 14; "All News All Morning," WSBA, April 11; "Good Morning, Westchester!" WVOX, April 11; WGKA (Atlanta), April 11; Holy Spirit Catholic Radio, WISP, April 11; "Catholic Answers," EWTN, April 11; "Warren Pierce Show," WJR (ABC radio), April 13; "Roy Green Show," 940AM Montreal, April 13; KTRH (Houston, TX), April 14; "North Carolina Morning News," WPTF (Raleigh, NC), April 14; "The Jim Scott Show," WLW (Cincinnati, OH), April 14; "Talk of the Town," WICC, April 14; KTSA (San Antonio, TX), April 14; WDEL, April 14; "As You Think," The Catholic Channel (Sirius), April 14; "Seize the Day," The Catholic Channel (Sirius), April 15; "Family Life Radio," WCIK, April 15; "Catholic Connection," Ave Maria Radio, April 15; "Sound Insight," Sacred Heart Radio (Seattle), April 15; Drew Mariani, Relevant Radio, April 15; Radio Guadalupe, April 16; "The Meeting House," Faith Broadcasting, April 16; Al Cresta, Ave Maria Radio, April 16; Interview with Dr. Pia de Solenni, SIRIUS, April 17; "Reporting Religion" with Dan Damon, BBC World Service, April 17; KLPW, April 17; Accent Radio Network (FL), April 17; KOA (CO), April 19; "The Advocate," 1400 AM WDTK (MI), April 19; ABC Radio, April 20; WPTF (NC), April 21; "Catholic Bookmarks," USCCB Radio - Relevant Radio and the Catholic Channel on SIRIUS, April 21; "The Archbishop's Radio Hour," Immaculate Heart Radio, April 21; WOCA (FL), April 22; WDMG (GA), April 22; "BobbyD Show," Day Star Radio (Orlando, FL), April 30; WCRA (IL) with William Bence, May 5; KLTK (Long Beach, CA), May 5; "Gift of Life," Immaculate Heart Radio (CA and NM), May 6; "Rise and Shine," KWKY (Iowa), May 13; "Catholic Mornings," WWOW, May 14; St. Valentine Radio (Amarillo, TX), May 14; Al Kresta, Ave Maria Radio, May 23; Catholic Spotlight (podcast for the Catholic Company, June 25.
Dr. Pursell conducted interviews with the following journalists: Richard Liebson, The Journal News, Westchester County, NY (see article, April 7); Dexter Duggan, The Wanderer, (a national Catholic periodical); Daniel Stone, Newsweek (see article, April 14); Ian Fisher, The New York Times, (see front-page article, April 13, 2008); Diana Morse, The Morning Call, (see two-page feature article, April 12, 2008); Gary Soulsman, News Journal, (see article, April 13, 2008) ; Nate Jastzremski, The Bethlehem Press (see feature article, April 16, 2008); Liz Strillacci, North Haven Citizen, (see article, April 15, 2008) ; Andrew Perlot, Record Journal, CT (see article, April 20, 2008); Anita Crane, Celebrate Life Magazine; Dziemmik (Warsaw, Poland, a national Polish newspaper); David O'Reilly, Philadelphia Inquirer, (see front page article, April 22) ; Rebecca Bostic, Catholic Sun (Phoenix, AZ), May 1, 2008; Chris Quinn, Atlanta Journal Constitution, (see article, April 25); Martin Berillas, SperoForum.com, (see articles, April 25, April 28) and www.thecuttingedgenews.com, (see article, April 28) ; The A.D. Times, diocese of Allentown, May 1, 2008; Trish Bailey, www.regnumchristi.org, May 8, 2008; Lorenzo Fazzini, Tempi, May 30, 2008 - (this article ran in www.tele2internet.at, June 6, Die Bild-Zeitung, www.kreuz.net, June 7, Oberösterreichische Nachrichten, Salzburger Nachrichten, June 17).
Dr. Pursell had the following televised interviews: Service Electric TV-2, Valley View News, April 7; CNN, "Rick on the Road," April 20; TelecareTV (Rockville diocese, NY), April 25.
And he delivered an invited lecture, "The Church in History," at St. Thomas More Church, April 8.
Dr. Katherine Ramsland was given the 2008 Distinguished Alumna award by the John Jay College of Criminal Justice in New York City on April 30, 2008. Dr. Ramsland has a master's degree in Forensic Psychology from John Jay College of Criminal Justice, a master's degree in clinical psychology from Duquesne University, and a Ph.D. in philosophy from Rutgers University. Dr. Ramsland published five books in the 2007-08 academic year:
Beating the Devil's Game: A History of Forensic Science and Criminal Investigation; True Stories of CSI, Bethlehem Ghosts, Inside the Minds of Healthcare Serial killers, and Into the Devil's Den: How an FBI Informant Got Inside the Aryan Nations and a Special Agent Got Him Out Alive. Forthcoming in the fall is Murder in the Lehigh Valley. She also published a chapter in Nursing Malpractice and 40 articles in such places as The Forensic Examiner, the Philadelphia Inquirer, Court TV's Crime Library, and the Journal of Psychiatry and Law. For Discovery Investigation, she did interviews for a dozen documentary programs on serial killers and that network will be filming a documentary of Into The Devil's Den this fall. She was featured in the Philadelphia Inquirer's Sunday magazine as a "professor of murder and mayhem," and gave talks on forensics, writing, and/or ghosts in venues as varied as the Thriller Writers' conference, the American Association of Forensic Science, DeSales' Faculty Forum, and the Wecht Institute. John Jay College of Criminal Justice chose her as this year's Distinguished Alumni. Recently, she sold a pilot for a forensic series to CBS. Forthcoming is a textbook she wrote with criminalist Henry C. Lee and a book about the serial killer investigations that made an impact on forensic methods.
Mr. David Woods' article entitled "Career Greatness: Where Industry Demand and Personal Ability Meet" was published in the Spring 2008 issue of the Pennsylvania CPA Journal.