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July 2007- January 2008

Activities or accomplishments of note 

Dr. Christopher L. Bloh, Department of Special Education, successfully defended his dissertation and received his Ph.D. in Educational Psychology from Temple University, August 2007.  

Dr. Jeanie Burnett, Department of Elementary Education, is on the executive board and is past president for the Association for Childhood Educational International, 2007-2008. 

Dr. Marie-Aline 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.   

Dr. Richard S. Courtney, Department of Geography, completed a locator map for inclusion in the 2007 brochure for Rosedale Camp Grove, Laureldale.   

Dr. Richard A. Crooker, Department of Geography, wrote the PowerPoint presentation to accompany “Physical Geography: A Landscape Appreciation,” 9th edition, by McKnight and Hess. 

Dr. 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. 

Mary C. 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. 

Dr. David 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. 

Dr. Eric Johnson, Department of History, was awarded the Michael Bernstein Fellowship, Senshu University Center for History Studies, Kawasaki City, Japan, May-June 2007. 

Dr. Kelley R. Kenney, Department of Counseling and Human Services, was elected to the Governing Council of the American Counseling Association.  

Dr. Kevin 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.   

Dr. 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. 

John Kruglinski, Department of Accounting and Finance, chaired a session of the Northeastern Association of Business, Economics and Technology Conference in State College, October 2007. 

Dr. Mary 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. 

Martin 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. 

Department of Library Science and Instructional Technology, hosted the Fall Book Review for more than 65 students, area in-service teachers, and librarians, November 2007. 

Dr. Eloise 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.   

Dr. Robert 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. 

James C. 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 2007. 

Bill 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. 

Julianne 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. 

Dr. Mary 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 2007.   

Carissa 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 country. 

Dr. Glenn 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.   

Dr. Trucilla Sabatino, Department of Music, was the featured singer at the Mengel Society Dinner held at the Reading Public Museum planetarium, November 2007. 

Dr. Deborah A. Sieger, Department of Criminal Justice, attended a workshop presented by the coach and women athletes at Slippery Rock University. 

Dr. Marilyn 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 2007. 

Dr. 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." 

Dr. John 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, Fall 2007. 

Dr. Robert C. Ziegenfus, Department of Geography, Faculty Athletic Representative, brought 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.




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