Faculty and Staff Activities
Dr. Ralph Anttonen, academic & student development, and Dr. Michelle White, academic advisement, recently had their article, “Reinvigorating Faculty Advising on Your Campus,” published in The Mentor at dus.psu.edu/mentor.
Dr. Stephanie Elzer, computer science, Dr. Nancy Mata, art & design, and Dr. Patrick McCaskey, management & marketing, met on February 27 with Raymond Wee, manager, Industry Development Group, and Tan Aik Bing, assistant director, Industry Development Group of the Infocomm Development Authority (IDA) of Singapore, a government agency under Singapore’s Ministry of Information, Communications and the Arts (MICA). This meeting was to assist IDA in the development of a program through Millersville University’s Software Productization Center.
Dr. Abdelhadi Halawa, wellness and sport sciences, has been selected by the Senior Advisory Board (SAB) of Intellectbase International Consortium to serve as a conference co-chair for the Multi-Disciplinary International Academic Conference to be held in Bangkok, Thailand, from March 15-17.
Drs. Linda McDowell, educational foundations, Lynn Marquez, earth sciences, Caleb Corkery, English, and Dan O’Neill, counseling & human development, presented at the 31st Annual Conference on the First-Year Experience in San Antonio, February 17-21. Marquez, McDowell and O’Neill presented Millersville’s work on the Freshman Year Experience in a workshop titled “Data is the Lesson, Experience is the Teacher: Keys to Building a Successful FYE Program.” They also conducted a roundtable discussion, “Weathering the Storm: These Times they are a Changing,” focused on challenges universities face in providing quality first year programming. Corkery and O’Neill presented their work in coordinating the One Book One Campus and CHOICES Orientation programs in a workshop titled “Engaging First-Year Students in Crucial Conversations at Orientation.”
Dr. Francis Bremer, professor emeritus of history, has been selected for a fellowship at Trinity College, Dublin, beginning April 1. He will be researching Puritan conversion experiences in the early modern Atlantic world. Also this spring, Bremer’s new book, First Founders: Puritans and Puritanism in the Atlantic World, will be published. The dedication for the book is to Bremer’s colleagues, students and administrators of Millersville University.
Dr. Dennis Denenberg, professor emeritus of elementary education, will present a “Hooray for Heroes” in Vineland, N.J., on March 21. The presentation is through a Teaching American History grant workshop.
Dr. Karl E. Moyer, professor emeritus of music, played two of the series of Wednesday’s noon Lenten Meditation events, organ music with printed but without spoken comment, in the United Methodist Church. One more remains for him: Wednesday during Holy Week, 12:15 – 12:45 p.m., with the theme “From Palm Sunday to Good Friday in Music.” He was consultant for the rebuilding of the organ and played its opening re-dedication in January 1972. Dr. Philip Wynn, professor emeritus of industrial arts education, was chair of the organ committee in that project. The organ is one of the more significant in Lancaster County.