Christopher L. Bloh, Department of Special Education,
successfully defended his dissertation and received his Ph.D. in
Educational Psychology from Temple University, August 2007.
Burnett, Department of Elementary Education,
is on the executive board and is past president for the Association
for Childhood Educational International, 2007-2008.
Cadieux, Department of Music,
with “Duo Terlano” performed: in Illinois State University’s guest
artist series, September 2007; in Engelhard Hall in Middletown,
Del., September 2007; and in Bradley University’s Music Scholarship
Series. “Duo Terlano” released its second compact disc “Whimsies” in
January 2008. Cadieux joined Johannes Dietrich for a recital as part
of the “Dela-Art Trio,” Lebanon Valley College, October 2007.
S. Courtney, Department of Geography,
completed a locator map for inclusion in the 2007 brochure for
Rosedale Camp Grove, Laureldale.
A. Crooker, Department of Geography,
wrote the PowerPoint presentation to accompany “Physical Geography:
A Landscape Appreciation,” 9th edition, by McKnight and
Rosemary Fliszar, Department of Nursing,
is a board member of the Pennsylvania League for Nursing, Area 2,
and a board member of the Lehigh County Aging and Adult Services
Advisory Council. Fliszar attended the PLN program “Using Human
Simulators in a Psychiatric Nursing Course,” October 2007.
Gutekunst, executive director, Health & Wellness Services,
was appointed to the Berks County Pandemic Preparedness Task Force
and is chair of the sub-committee for educational institutions
representing Kutztown University.
A. Haas, interim associate dean for the College of Business,
made a presentation and participated in discussion on “Mastering the
Corporate Supply Chain” for regional training sessions of the United
States Hispanic Chamber of Commerce Foundation in Chicago, July
2007, and in Miami, August 2007. He served as discussion
moderator for “Mastering the Corporate Supply Chain – Strategies for
Competitiveness” and served as a judge for the finals of the BizFest,
a national business plan competition sponsored for high school
students, at the United States Hispanic Chamber of Commerce Annual
Convention, San Juan, Puerto Rico, September 2007.
Johnson, Department of History,
was awarded the Michael Bernstein Fellowship, Senshu University
Center for History Studies, Kawasaki City, Japan, May-June 2007.
R. Kenney, Department of Counseling and Human Services,
was elected to the Governing Council of the American Counseling
Kjos, Department of Music,
is director of KU Jazz Ensemble I whose compact disc “The
Best is Yet to Come” has been signed by Sea Breeze Records of Pismo
Beach, Cailf. This is the second CD produced by KU Jazz Studies to
be signed by a national record label.
Jonathan K. Kramer, Department of Accounting and Finance,
completed all the requirements to become a certified financial
planner. In preparation for the examination requirement, Kramer
completed seven courses through Kaplan University and earned the
Financial Planning Certificate.
Kruglinski, Department of Accounting and Finance,
chaired a session of the Northeastern Association of Business,
Economics and Technology Conference in State College, October 2007.
Laub, Department of Elementary Education,
served as the international involvement chairperson for the
Keystone State Reading Association board of directors meeting. Laub
reported on activities and programs of the committee and
participated in an awareness workshop session on reading strategies
for vocabulary instruction, October 2007.
Lemelman, Department of Communication Design,
presented a lecture about tolerance to high school students at
Muhlenberg College under the auspices of the Muhlenberg College
Institute for Jewish Christian Understanding, November 2007, and
delivered a lecture during the National Council of Teachers Annual
Convention at the Jacob Javits Center, New York City, November 2007.
The topics covered included creating graphic memoirs and motivating
students to write. Lemelman had his graphic memoir “Mendel’s
Daughter” adopted as a text to teach the history and lessons of the
Holocaust to 6th to 12th graders by the Broward County school system
in Florida. A teacher’s reading guide to the book was developed by
the school system.
of Library Science and Instructional Technology,
hosted the Fall Book Review for more than 65 students, area
in-service teachers, and librarians, November 2007.
M. Long, Department of Library Science and Instructional Technology,
attended a train-the-trainer workshop held by PDE Bureau of Library
Development, Division of School Library Services, to become a
facilitator/trainer for the workshop “Assessment Planner: The Why,
What, and How,” August 2007.
Martin, Department of Geography,
organized and hosted the initial meeting of the PASSHE GIS
Consortium which included representatives from California, Cheney,
West Chester, Shippensburg, East Stroudsburg, Millersville, Indiana,
Edinboro, and Bloomsburg universities; the PASSHE headquarters; and
Environmental System Research Institute, September 2007.
Matejik, Department of Nursing,
was appointed co-chair to the administrative, fiscal, and
legislative committee of the Lehigh County Advisory Council on Adult
Services and Aging by the president of the advisory council, May
Mioskie, executive director of Public Safety and Police Services,
and Guido Pichini, member of the Board of Governors, served
on a system task force for the safety and security initiative of the
Board of Governors. A finding and recommendation report was released
during the “System Summit on Safety and Security,” October 2007.
Nolan, director of Community Relations and Development Services,
has been elected to serve a three-year term on the board of
directors for Junior Achievement of Greater Reading and Lehigh
Valley, a non-profit organization providing basic economic education
to youth in public and parochial schools, September 2007.
Ogletree, Department of Music,
performed as assistant
concertmaster of the Monocacy Chamber Orchestra at Lehigh
University, Bethlehem, September 2007; performed with Satori chamber
group at Luther Crest, Allentown, and at Cedar Crest College,
Allentown, September 2007; served as concertmaster for the
Pennsylvania Sinfonia Orchestra, Zoellner Arts Center, Bethlehem,
October 2007; performed with Satori at the Jewish Community Center,
Allentown, October 2007; and performed a concert with Satori in
addition to conducting master classes at Kutztown University,
October 2007. As a principal player, she performed with the
Pennsylvania Sinfonia during the “Valley Vivaldi” concert series:
at Cedar Crest College, Allentown, June 2007; as concerto soloist at
Cedar Crest College, July 2007; and a trio soloist at Wesley
Methodist Church, Bethlehem, July 2007. She performed at Musikfest,
Bethlehem, August 2007; was a soloist at Wesley Methodist Church,
Bethlehem, August 2007; performed with Satori at the Good Shepherd
Home, Allentown, November 2007; performed with the Allentown
Symphony at Symphony Hall in Allentown, November 2007; and performed
as concertmaster of the Pennsylvania Sinfonia Orchestra in November
Pokorny-Golden, Department of English,
attended the JEA/NSPA National
Middle/High School Journalism Convention, Philadelphia, serving as a
member of the local planning committee and scholarship chair for the
event, awarding more than 50 scholarships to students with financial
need. She also served as newspaper judge, newspaper review contest
moderator, and auction coordinator during the four-day convention
attended by more than 5,000 students and advisers from across the
Richardson Jr., Department of Political Science,
was chair and discussant on “Panel 27-11–The Power of Rhetoric”
held at the annual national conference of the Midwest Political
Science Association, Chicago, Ill., April 2007.
Trucilla Sabatino, Department of Music,
was the featured singer at the Mengel Society Dinner held at the
Reading Public Museum planetarium, November 2007.
A. Sieger, Department of Criminal Justice,
attended a workshop presented by the coach and women athletes at
Slippery Rock University.
Stewart, Department of Art Education,
served as co-chair of a national retreat for art supervisors,
Sundance, Utah, October 2007, and was invited to consult with the
Virginia Beach City Public Schools, Virginia Beach, Va., November
Francis J. Vasko, Department of Mathematics,
reviewed the 6th edition of Kenneth Rosen's book “Discrete Math” and
appeared in "Who's Who in America 2007."
Walker, with Henry Check, Department of Accounting and Finance,
co-authored the practitioner’s article “Formulating Risk/Reward
Expectations during Unusual Times.” The article was published in
Sheshunoff’s Banker’s Economic & Investment Alert, August 2007.
Walker was invited to become associate editor of Sheshunoff’s
Banker’s Economic & Investment Alert, August 2007; authored “Have
You Optimized Your Portfolio’s Convexity?” a practitioner’s article
published in Sheshunoff’’s Banker’s Economic & Investment Alert,
October 2007; was accepted to present at the NABET Conference in
State College, October 2007; and prepared “The Marketing Cure to the
M&A Blind Spot,” a practitioner article distributed to AFG clients,
C. Ziegenfus, Department of Geography, Faculty Athletic
greetings from Kutztown University for the inaugural meeting of the
Historic Barn and Farm Foundation of Pennsylvania at the
Pennsylvania German Cultural Heritage Center. The highlight of the
meeting was a Pennsylvania Legislature citation presented by
Representative Carl Mantz to professor emeritus Robert Ensminger
for his seminal work on the Pennsylvania Barn, September 2007.
Ziegenfus chaired the meeting of the Pennsylvania State Athletic
Conference Faculty Athletic Representatives in Lock Haven, September
2007; served as the master of ceremonies at the Berks County
Agricultural Land Preservation Board’s celebration of 50,000 acres
preserved, October 2007; chaired the NCAA Division II Legislative
Review Committee that prepares the faculty athletic representatives’
position on the proposed legislation to be considered at the NCAA
Convention, October and November 2007; chaired the NCAA Division II
Legislative Review Committee session at the Faculty Athletics
Representatives Association Annual Meeting and Symposium, Baltimore,
Md., November 2007; and chaired two sessions at the Middle States
Division of the Association of American Geographers fall meeting in
Reading, November 2007.