Drs. Barry David and Len Litowitz, both from industry & technology and Christina Pantoja, admissions, recently received a $10,000 2+2+2 Workforce Leadership Grant from the Pennsylvania Department of Community and Economic Development. The grant supported up to 40 J.P. McCaskey rising juniors to attend a robotics camp to help with college and career decision making.   The camp was held in conjunction with the Benjamin Wiley Partnership Program held for the first time on the Millersville campus.

Tony Elliot, Victor Capecce and Tina Stout, communication and theatre, led 17 students on a week-long travel course called the London Theatre Tour from July 22 – July 30. During the week the students saw four outstanding performances, including the award-winning production “War Horse” at the New London Theatre, a very memorable production of “Macbeth” at the Globe Theatre, “Holding the Man” at the Trafalgar Studios and a Restoration comedy called “London Assurance” in the Olivier Theatre at the National. In addition to the plays, the group toured the Globe Theatre, the National Theatre and the Theatre Royal Drury Lane. The London Theatre Tour is offered every other summer, during the second class session. It will be offered again in the summer of 2012.

Dr. Scott Warner, industry and technology, led the Institute for Critical Thinking and Creativity, for educators, on campus during the week of July 19. The topic of this institute was the factors influencing the use of critical thinking skills and creativity in the classroom.  Warner scheduled a variety of guest speakers including, Deborah Smith, who was recently featured with her students in the documentary film “The Sitting Machine;” Dr. Martin Rayala, assistant professor in art education at Kutztown University; Jennifer Baker, chair of the design department at the Charter High School for Architecture and Design in Philadelphia; Wendy Green, who is currently teaching technology education at the Marine Academy of Science and Technology and Dr. Shawn Gallagher, psychology.

Changes in Facilities

As a result of retirements, vacancies and turnover, there have been a number of changes to the facilities department. Effective immediately:

  • Lenny Aurand is the interim director of housekeeping and grounds.  He will be responsible for all housekeeping functions, grounds and the moving crew.
  • Frederick Eddinger is the interim director of physical plant and technical operations. He will be responsible for carpentry, electrical, plumbing, HVAC, building automation and energy management, lock shop, painting, technical operations including ID technical support, and vehicle maintenance and repair.

Obituary

Daniel S. Hostetter, 87, of Lancaster died July 12.  He had worked many years for Millersville University.


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