On May 13, Brenda Bertrand, visiting assistant professor of languages, presented “Totems and Ghost Writers: The Controversy Surrounding Camara Laye” at the 26th Cincinnati Conference on Romance Languages & Literatures.
Shelley Chan, assistant professor of languages, presented her paper “Private Space and Public Space: Women Writings in China’s Metropolis”at the Global Cities Conference in Liverpool, UK, in June.
Kristin Cline, associate professor of chemistry, presented a poster titled “Comparison of Dilution Procedures: An Experiment for the Quantitative Analysis Lab”at the Biennial Conference on Chemical Education at Purdue University, July 30-Aug. 2. The Hamilton Company also recently awarded Cline $5,000 worth of syringes for the chemistry department.
Kent Dixon, professor of English, has recently published a number of poems including “How Beautiful with Shoes, and Funny” in Genie, and “To My Students, Perhaps All Students” in The Teacher’s Voice at www.the~teachers~voice.org.
The ceramic artwork of Scott Dooley, associate professor of art, was recently published in 500 Pitchers: Contemporary Expressions of a Classic Form. His artwork was also selected for the Best of 2006 juried exhibition.
Ray Dudek, assistant professor of chemistry, presented a demonstration titled “Using a Liquid Prism to Demonstrate Index of Refraction” at the Biennial Conference on Chemical Education at Purdue University.
Trudy Faber, professor of music, presented the annual endowed Gotwals recital, July 9, at the First Congregational Church of Deer Isle, Maine. During the Region One Conference of the Association of Lutheran Church Musicians, July 11-14, at Trinity Seminary, she also gave two presentations/demonstrations on Bach and the Dance. On July 26 and 27, she presented two sold-out organ recitals for the annual Mt. Angel Abbey Bach Festival, St. Benedict, Ore.
Dave Finster, professor of chemistry, co-organized a symposium on “Teaching Inorganic Chemistry” and presented the paper “Fostering Critical Thinking in the Advanced Inorganic Course” at the 19th Biennial Conference on Chemical Education at Purdue University. He also presented “Using Computational Chemistry to Develop Student Research Skills” and “Crime Scene Analysis by the Mills Lawn Sixth Grade Class” at the conference.
Corwin Georges, professor of theatre and dance, and department chair, was appointed to the board of Springfield’s new theatre group, Stageworks. Georges directed Our Town for the group, which was selected as the Dayton City Paper’s Critic’s Choice and received Honorable Mention in the 2005-06 Theatre Season for the Dayton Area. Georges also received the Ohio Arts Educator’s Award from the Ohio Alliance for Arts Education and was recently elected to a three-year term on the seven-member National Leadership Committee of the Kennedy Center Alliance for Arts Education Network.
Peter Hanson, associate professor of chemistry, attended an invitation-only workshop on Green Chemistry in Education sponsored by the National Science Foundation at the University of Oregon in Eugene, July 15-21.
Edward B. Hasecke, assistant professor of political science, presented a paper at the Midwest Political Science Association titled “The Changing Calculus of Voting Behavior.” In addition, Hasecke participated in a National Science Foundation course on evolution controversies.
William Higgins, associate professor of mathematics, was elected as the 2006-07 president-elect of the Ohio Section of the Mathematical Association of America during its spring meeting at the University of Akron, March 31-April 1. His paper, “Adventures with Rubik’s UFO,” also recently appeared in Volume 2 of the “Electronic Proceedings of Undergraduate Mathematics Day.”
Justin B. Houseknecht, assistant professor of chemistry, attended a National Computational Science Institute workshop at Wittenberg, May 21-27, and the Biennial Conference on Chemical Education at Purdue University, July 30-Aug. 3.
On Sept. 3, Rick Incorvati, assistant professor of English, delivered his paper “Thomas Holcroft and the Problem of the Spouting Club, or Preserving the Fine Art of the Fine Arts” at the annual conference of the North American Society for the Study of Romanticism held at Purdue University. He also edited and annotated two 18th-century novels, Manthorn and Alwyn, for the forthcoming collected works of Thomas Holcroft.
Doug Lehman, director of Thomas Library, attended the American Library Association’s annual conference in New Orleans, La., June 23-27. Lehman serves in numerous leadership roles with the Association of College and Research Libraries (ACRL), including on the Poster Sessions subcommittee for the 2007 ACRL National Conference.
Barb Mackey, director of community programs, joined Wittenberg colleagues Elma Lee Moore and Paul Parlato for the annual conference of the Ohio Continuing Higher Education Association (OCHEA). Mackey serves as vice president of the association’s Private Colleges constituency, and Moore serves as treasurer.
Thomas P. Martin, professor of health, fitness and sport, was recently recognized for his work on an Ohio Department of Natural Resources - Division of Watercraft’s map/pamphlet titled “Boating on Ohio’s Streams: Northwest & Southwest Regions.” Martin, who also served as a consultant to the Miami Conservancy District, was similarly recognized on the district’s map/pamphlet titled “The Mad River.”
Alan McEvoy, professor of sociology, and Nicole Spirgen ’06 recently presented at the North Central Sociological Association conference. Their study, “Teachers as Bullies: Student Perceptions and School Responses,” is believed to be the first of its kind in the nation. McEvoy was also a featured speaker at the U.S. Air Force Academy, where he discussed “Toxic Romance.”
Rochelle L. Millen, professor of religion, participated in the sixth Goldner Symposium on the Holocaust at Wroxton College in Oxfordshire, UK, in June. In addition, she has been asked to join the editorial board of the Goldner Series on the Holocaust at the University of Washington Press.
Elma Lee Moore, director of the adult leadership program, has been named president of the McKinley Hall Board, a Clark County-based agency, which provides recovery programs for persons dealing with alcohol and drug problems.
Paul Nelson, professor of religion and department chair, was invited to participate in the Danish International Study (DIS) Program’s International Educators Workshop in April. While there, Nelson spent time with Wittenberg students studying in the program.
Jim Noyes, professor of computer science, attended the 2006 Ohio Nanotechnology Summit, April 4-5, in Columbus, Ohio. Noyes also attended a Reconfigurable Computing Algorithm Design Workshop in Fairborn, Ohio, July 12-14.
Adam Parker, assistant professor of mathematics, was the invited speaker at Ashland University’s mathematics honors society induction ceremony where he discussed “Deranged Mathematics.” He has also been selected as a Project NExT fellow, a competitive two-year professional development program for new mathematics Ph.Ds., and he received Wittenberg’s Edith B. and Frank C. Matthies Award.
Paul Parlato, dean of the School of Community Education, will serve as the 2006-07 chair of the history session as a member of the Curriculum Committee of the Springfield/Clark County Community Leadership Academy.
Carolyn Perkins, associate vice president for student development and dean of students, presented a session on stress/anxiety management titled “The White Rabbit Syndrome” at the joint conference of SOCHE and OCPA held at Wittenberg.
Lisa Rhine, assistant provost for academic services, joined colleagues in presenting at the Southwestern Ohio Council for Higher Education’s summer conference “Legal Issues Impacting Higher Education,” June 16. Rhine discussed “Mental Health Issues on Campus.”
Brian J. Shelburne, associate professor of mathematics and computer science, attended the spring meeting of the Ohio Section of the Mathematical Association of America at the University of Akron,
March 31-April 1, where he presented a talk titled “Balanced (Signed) Ternary Notation.”
Matthew J. Smith, associate professor of communication, presented “The Comic Book Auteurs: How Scholarship Scrutinizes and Legitimizes Comics’ Best” at the Comic Arts Conference in San Diego, Calif., on July 22.
Lowell Stockstill, professor of management, was one of five inaugural members inducted into the Milton-Union High School Hall of Honor. Stockstill was cited for three decades of teaching, his frequent presentations, writings on small business and entrepreneurship, publications, 25 years of teaching undergraduates at Wittenberg and his community involvement.
Anders Tune, university pastor, presented a paper titled “The Missionary Character of the Life of Antony” during the annual meeting of the North American Patristics Society in Chicago in May.
Molly Wood, associate professor of history, was awarded a grant to conduct research at the Franklin and Eleanor Roosevelt Library in Hyde Park, N.Y. She also presented a paper at the Society for Historians of American Foreign Relations annual meeting in Lawrence, Kan., in June.
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