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07/15/10 Activities

Dr. Judy Halden-Sullivan, English, presented a paper titled “Rhetorics of ‘Nearness'” at the Rhetoric Society of America Conference in Minneapolis, Minn., May 28-31.  She also chaired a conference session on rhetorical pedagogy.

Dr. Laurie B. Hanich, educational foundations, presented a paper titled “Extending the Canon: Research in Educational Psychology” that was coauthored with her colleague, Dr. Sandra Deemer, educational foundations, at the 2010 annual meeting of the American Education Research Association held in April in Denver, Colo.

Dr. Joseph C. Labant, elementary and early childhood education, presented a poster session titled “Integrating Story Bags into Oral History Projects Related to Ethnic Awareness”  at the Association for Childhood Education International (ACEI) Global Sharing Fair. The fair was  conducted  as part of the annual ACEI Conference held in Phoenix, Ariz., April 28-May 10.

Dr. Timothy Mayers, English, recently authored a chapter in a scholarly essay collection that has just been published. The title of his chapter is “Poetry, F(r)iction, Drama: The Complex Dynamics of Audience in the Writing Workshop.” The book is Does the Writing Workshop Still Work? The publisher’s online description of the book can be seen at:
http://www.multilingual-matters.com/display.asp?isb=9781847692689.

Dr. M. P. A. Sheaffer, English, participated in the July Poetry Workshop at Birkbeck College in the University of London on July 8.  She was also an alto in the chorus performing the World Premier of Karl Jenkins’ “Gloria” at the Royal Albert Hall in London on  July 11 in a program that also featured Faure’s “Requiem.”

Retired

Jean Bradel, music emeritus, has been very busy with her private studio students this past theater season. Her students held lead and name roles in the productions of Broadway’s “Ragtime” and “Mary Poppins,” Fulton Theatre’s “Annie,” Ephrata Performing Arts Center’s “High School Musical II” and “Hamlet,” Sight and Sound’s “Miracle of Christmas,” OperaLancaster’s “La Boehme” and Hershey Area Playhouse’s  “The Mouse Trap.” In addition, her high school students were heard in the lead roles of their musicals: “Honk” at Catholic High, “Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat” at Eastern York High School, “No, No, Nanette” at Donegal High School, and “Annie Jr.” and “Seussical Jr” at Manheim Central Park and Recreation Commission.

Dr. Charles G. Denlinger, mathematics emeritus, recently had his 730-page textbook, Elements of Real Analysis, published.  The book is a junior/senior level mathematics major course offered by many colleges and universities.  Denlinger’s book is the culmination of his many years of experience teaching this course to hundreds of students at Millersville.  He believes it is more student-friendly than typical “Real Analysis” textbooks, yet completely rigorous and comprehensive.  It has been in continuous use at Millersville while under development over some 10 years.

Obituary

Judith M. Angelo Loeb, 67, of Lancaster, died June 17.  She retired from Millersville University after 20 years as a transcript supervisor.

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