Here are the faculty and staff activities for May 3, 2012.
2012 Retirement Reception
University faculty and staff who recently retired were honored at a reception on campus April 5.
Faculty and Staff Activities
Drs. Kendra Saunders and Lisa House, counseling and human development, presented a workshop titled “Embracing our Differences” at the Global Psychology Conference at St. Francis College in Brooklyn on April 14. Saunders also presented “Re-Shaping Body Image” to junior high and high school students in local districts at the IU-13 Day of Peace Conference, April 13.
Dr. M. P. A. Sheaffer, English, presented a program of her original poetry in celebration of National Poetry Month at the Players’ Club in New York on April 19. On April 22, she sang as the alto ringer in the spring concert of the Richmond Hill Sacred Music Chorale in Queens, New York, featuring works by Mozart, “The Five Mystical Songs” with poetry of George Herbert, set by Ralph Vaughan-Williams and Gabriel Fauré’s “Requiem.”
Dr. John Wallace, biology, was awarded a continuation on his blackfly surveillance grant ($9,500) from the Hunterton County Vector Control Program in Hunterton County, New Jersey, for 2012. The grant is to continue surveillance and control of nuisance black flies on the Raritan River in Hunterton County, N.J. Recently, Wallace (co-principal investigator) and collaborators (Eric Benbow, principal investigator, and Jen Picard, co-principal investigator, from the University of Dayton) were awarded a $3,000 grant from the American Academy of Forensic Sciences for the proposal titled “Aquatic Microbial Communities to Estimate the Postmortem Submersion Interval.” And, Wallace co-authored a paper titled “Assessment of Decomposition Studies Indicates Need for Standardized and Repeatable Research Methods in Forensic Entomology” that was accepted for publication in the Journal of Forensic Research.
Dr. Jack Fischel, professor emeritus, had his 10,000-word essay, “Recent Books on the Holocaust, 2000-2011” published as the feature article in the May issue of CHOICE.
Ethan Hulsey, University Communications & Marketing, and his wife Trista, on the birth of their baby girl, Jocelyn Faith Hulsey, on April 20.
Damian Pitts, intercollegiate athletics, and his spouse Meredith, had a baby boy on March 10. His name is Samuel James Pitts.
Paul S. Belgrade, 65, died April 15. Belgrade taught English and journalism at Millersville University for 25 years, retiring in 2005.
Charles Imbrie Kent, III, 98, died March 17. He worked at Millersville University as the director of student personnel and became the associate vice president for academic affairs for 23 years, retiring in 1977.
Myrtle S. Pugh, 89, of Lancaster, died April 12. She had worked for Student Services, Inc., at Millersville University, retiring in 1975.