Burnett, Department of
Elementary Education, participated in second grade observation at
the Urban Seminar: Multicultural Education, Fairhills School,
Philadelphia, May 2008.
Cordner, Department of
Criminal Justice, was appointed co-chair of the Public Safety
Training Academy standards review committee for the Commission on
Accreditation for Law Enforcement Agencies, March 2008.
S. Courtney, Department
of Geography, represented Kutztown University at the meeting of the
Digital Infrastructure Management and Security System Project in
Pennsylvania, Harrisburg, June 2008;
attended the Pennsylvania State System of Higher Education
Geographic Information Systems meeting, Harrisburg, February 2008;
and attended the Second Annual Assessment Symposium held at Kutztown
University, April 2008.
Cullen, Department of
Music, performed with Peter Nero and the Philadelphia Pops Orchestra
at the Kimmel Center, May 2008; performed with Grammy Award-winning
guitarist Will Ackerman at the Barnstormers Theatre, Tamworth, New
Hampshire, May 2008; recorded new music with renowned Ugandan
musician Samite for an upcoming 2008 release.
Daub, Department of Fine
Arts, was the juror for the Bethlehem Palette Club Annual Exhibition
at Moravian College, Bethlehem, April 2008.
Dr. John J.
Delaney, Department of
History, received a Holocaust Educational Foundation fellowship to
participate in the foundation’s 2007 Israel Study Seminar. The
seminar included an international conference on the Holocaust at
Yad Vashem, Israel’s center for Holocaust research and
remembrance. The 11-day traveling seminar included study of the
ancient Hebrews, early Christianity, Rome, Byzantium, and the Modern
State of Israel. Sites visited included historic Jerusalem,
Armenian, Christian, Jewish, and Muslin quarters, Masada National
Park, Nazareth, Mount of Beatitudes, the occupied West Bank,
occupied Golan Heights, a Kibbutz founded by surviving fighters of
the 1943 Warsaw Ghetto Uprising, and the Israeli cities of Nahariya,
Haifa, Jaffa, and Tel Aviv, December 2007.
Department of Modern Language Studies, was appointed a member of the
advisory board for XVIII New Perspectives on the 18th-Century,
Southeastern American Society for Eighteenth-Studies, Auburn
University, Ala., 2008.
Fountain, Department of
Art Education and Crafts, chaired a college review committee for the
Pennsylvania Department of Education focusing on “Special Education
in Art Education,” April 2008.
The Journal of Military History
and served as an outside evaluator for the
Department of History/Political Science at the University of
Pittsburgh-Bradford, February 2008.
Herr, Department of
English, completed his Ph.D. at New York City’s Fordham University.
His dissertation is published by Zittaw Press, April
Department of Fine Arts, had three of her paintings purchased by the
Lehigh Valley Hospital and permanently installed in the new Kasych
Family Pavilion. The pavilion officially opened in January 2008.
Hochberg exhibited three paintings in the group show “5 Views to the
Landscape.” The show was reviewed in the Philadelphia Inquirer,
April/May 2008. She also had a solo show of three dimensional work,
which she creates in collaboration with Andrew Brehm, at the
Jacksonville Art Association, Jacksonville, Ill., May 2008. Hochberg
had a solo show of her paintings at eDavid Gallery in Bethlehem,
Hostetter, fire safety
technician, Environmental Health & Safety, received his national
certification for Fire Inspector II, November 2007.
Department of History, served as a referee for a revised manuscript
submitted to the Journal of Urban History, July 2007. and
completed a public peer review of a book-length manuscript for the
Edwin Mellen Press, January 2008.
Department of Criminal Justice, is an editorial board member of the
Kjos, Department of
Music, was the clinician/adjudicator at University of Wisconsin –
Eau Claire Jazz Festival, March 2008.
Scott Lee, Department of
Music, started Qi Gong (ancient Chinese exercises) and Breathing
Techniques classes for the faculty, staff, and students of Kutztown
University. These classes at KU are sponsored by the Women's Center
and Housing and Residential Services with the help of Kathleen
Lynch. He has taught this class at NYU, UNC-CH, Berklee College
of Music, Morehead State, UNC-G, and the Eastern Music Festival. He
will be conducting a similar class at Princeton University, May
N. Martin, chair,
Department of Geography, chaired the Pennsylvania State System of
Higher Education Geographic Information System Consortium meeting in
Harrisburg, February 2008.
McCloskey, Department of
Communication Design, curated the art exhibition “Mexican
Revolutionary Prints,” from the collection of Kutztown University,
at the Art Gallery of Passaic Area Community College, Paterson, N.J.
and presented an illustrated lecture that coincided with the
exhbition, March/April 2008.
Nordlund, Department of
Art Education & Crafts, chaired the selection process for the
National Art Education Association Women's Caucus Carrie Nordlund
PreK-12 Award, a national award honoring an art teacher for feminist
pedagogy in the K-12 classroom, March 2008.
Ogletree, Department of
Music, performed with the Bach Festival Orchestra and the Bach Choir
of Bethlehem in concerts at the First Presbyterian Church of
Allentown, the First Presbyterian Church of Bethlehem, and the Bryn
Mawr Presbyterian Church, December 2007; with Satori, a chamber
ensemble, a mid-winter concert at Foy Hall, Bethlehem, January 2008;
with the Bach Choir of Bethlehem and Bach Festival Orchestra in the
annual Family Concert, February 2008; and with the Allentown
Symphony Orchestra, Bach Festival Orchestra she performed in concert
with the Bach Choir of Bethlehem, March 2008. Ogletree performed
with the Allentown Symphony, April 2008; participated in the 201st
Annual Bach Festival in Bethlehem, April/May 2008; as first
violinist with Satori in a pair of concerts “North Meets South” in
Allentown and Bethlehem; performed as concertmaster for the
Pennsylvania Sinfonia Orchestra during the Winter Vivaldi concert in
Bethlehem, January 2008; performed as concertmaster for the
Pennsylvania Sinfonia Orchestra at Symphony Hall in Allentown,
February 2008; and performed with the Pennsylvania Sinfonia
Orchestra at Allentown’s Symphony Hall, April 2008.
Department of English, was conferred a Ph.D. by Lehigh University,
Department of Political Science, was a chair/discussant on “Panel
27-11: The Media and Coverage of Scandals and Corruption” at the
66th Annual National Meeting of the Midwest Political Science
Association, Chicago, Ill., April 2008.
Rieksts, Department of
Computer Science, and Dr. Joo Tan, Department of Computer
Science, were co-chairs for the 23rd Annual Pennsylvania Association
of Computer and Information Science Educators conference, April
S. Ryan, Department of
Psychology, served as a monitor for the psychology talks at the 9th
Annual Berks County Research and Creativity Conference held at
Kutztown University, April 2008.
Shively, Department of
Anthropology/Sociology, spoke about Turkish culture in the “Portrait
of Turkey” seminar for educators sponsored by the Berks County
Chapter of the World Affairs Council of America and the Turkish
Cultural Foundation, April 2008.
Sanelli, Department of
History, was invited to the National Council of the Social Studies (NCSS)
Leadership Institute in Washington D.C. She has crafted resolutions
that have been voted upon as part of the NCSS House of Delegates
meeting during the national NCSS conferences, July 2005-2008.
Sanelli has been re-elected president of Middle States Commission on
Secondary Schools for 2008-2009.
M. Schnell, Department of Geography, was interviewed and
quoted as a researcher in local farming and sustainable agriculture
in the article “Small-farm boosters help pay legal costs,” by Ron
Reading Eagle, p. B-4, August 2007. The article also appeared
Passages, “PASA Members Show Support for the Lynch
Family,” the newsletter for the Pennsylvania Association for
Sustainable Agriculture, pp. 15, 18, September/October 2007.
Schwartz, Department of
English, organized the first panel devoted to Vietnamese Cinema at
the Annual 2007 Modern Language Association Convention, Chicago,
Ill., December 2007. He also presented a paper at the conference,
"Dang Nhat Minh's Nostalgia for the Countryside: Abstraction in
Contemporary Vietnamese Film and Culture."
H. Thomas, Department of
English, delivered the keynote speech “The Poem that Took the Place
of a Mountain,” at the Greater Reading Literary Festival, Wallace
Stevens House, Reading, October 2007.
Department of Criminal Justice, and Dr. Gary Cordner,
Department of Criminal Justice, successfully established a chapter
of the national criminal justice honor society Alpha Phi Sigma at
Kutztown University including the induction of 14 charter members.
of Music, was asked to serve as a professional consultant for music
and for research design for a longitudinal music performance and
educational achievement study with the Schuylkill Valley School
Voccola, Department of
English, was awarded the Associated Writing Program Writers’
Conferences and Centers Scholarship for fiction. The $500
scholarship is presented to one fiction and one poetry writer who
wish to attend a writers’ conference, center, retreat, festival, or
Walker, Department of
Accounting and Finance, recently completed the voluntary annual
continuing education program offered by Chartered Financial Analyst
Institute and became co-editor of The Journal of the Northeastern
Association of Business, Economics and Technology, March 2008.
C. Ziegenfus, Department
of Geography, and Faculty Athletics Representative, participated in
the Faculty Athletics Representatives Association’s Executive Board
meeting during the 102nd Annual Meeting of the NCAA, Nashville,
Tenn., January 2008. He served as the official voter for Kutztown
University of Pennsylvania during the NCAA Division II Business
Session at the 102nd Annual Meeting of the NCAA, Nashville, Tenn.,
January 2008 and participated in the spring meeting of the Executive
Board of the Faculty Athletics Representatives Association in his
capacity as vice-president of Division II, Savannah, Ga., March
2008. Ziegenfus also reviewed a manuscript for the Geographical
Bulletin magazine, January 2008.