Here are the faculty and staff activities for July 19, 2012.
Faculty and Staff Activities
Dr. Francis J. Bremer, retired professor of history, recently led a discussion on his new book, First Founders: American Puritans and Puritanism in an Atlantic World. In the video, Bremer discusses some of the themes featured in his latest book and the effect these congregational first founders had to shape the course of our society. The book is dedicated to the students, faculty and staff of Millersville University. You can watch the video on YouTube: Francis Bremer Interview.
Hank Fijalkowski, intercollegiate athletics, was awarded the Pennsylvania Athletic Trainers’ Society (PATS) Service Award on June 9 at the Annual Meeting held in Lancaster, Pa. Fijalkowski was recognized for his dedication, loyalty and service to the PATS and having made contributions which have greatly impacted all members of the Society. For a full description of award, visit the PATS Service Award website.
Drs. Karen Rice and Leonora Foels, social work, presented a workshop entitled “Use of Oral Histories to Promote Diversity and Social Justice” at the International Social Work Conference: Global Context: Local Solutions recently held at Augsburg College, Minneapolis, June 14-15. This workshop provided faculty participants with curriculum delivery ideas implemented by Rice and Foels within the Encounters in Human Diversity course they teach.
Dr. Beth Finney, professor emerita of psychology, died July 7 in Lewes, Del. Finney was appointed professor of psychology at Millersville University in 1968. In addition to serving several years as chair of the Department of Psychology at Millersville, Finney actively served in the community. An educator for more than 55 years, she retired in 2001 from Millersville University after 33 years of teaching, scholarship and service.
Dr. S. N. Leela, professor emeritus of economics, died June 20 in her native India. Leela was appointed as an associate professor of economics at Millersville University in 1969. From 1995 – 1996, she served as director for the Center for Economic Education. She retired in 1996.