Here are the faculty and staff activities for July 7, 2011.
Faculty and Staff Activities
Dr. Mark A. Boyle, music, has been invited to present at both the New Jersey American Choral Directors Association Conference, held in Princeton, N.J., and the Eastern Division Convention, held in Providence, Rhode Island. At Princeton, Boyle will address vocal health for the mature voice of the community choir member, and he will also sing the tenor solos in Mozart’s Coronation Mass under the baton of Dr. Joseph Miller. At Providence, he will present a session titled “The Four Stages of Verbalization in the Choral Rehearsal.” On June 14, Boyle will join a group of NYC choral professionals performing live at the Jerome L. Greene Performance Space of WNYC and WQXR. The performance is a live broadcast of The Choral Mix. The small chamber group will perform Brahms’ Lieberslieder Waltzer, led by some of New York’s finest choral conductors.
Dr. Joseph C. Labant, elementary and early childhood, presented a session at the 2011 Middle States Regional Conference for the Social Studies. The conference was held at Rutgers University, March 17-20. The title was “Varying Instructional Strategies in Elementary Social Studies to Ensure Success for All Students.” In addition, Labant was one of two Pennsylvania educators representing the state at the Middle State Board of Directors meeting also held at the conference.
Dr. Jeffrey W. Wimer, wellness and sport sciences, gave a presentation titled “Creating a Motivational Climate Based on Scientific Theory” at the 24th annual Keystone Health Promotion: Aspire to Inspire Conference on the Penn State-Harrisburg campus, June 14-16.
Dr. Dennis Denenberg, retired elementary education, recently gave a number of Hooray for Heroes presentations through Teaching American History grants. On June 6 and 7, he presented in Corinth, Miss.; on June 16 and 17, he was in Waco, Texas; on June 23 and 24, he presented in Mahoning, Ohio and on June 29 and 30, he was in Williamsport, Pa.
To Brandon Rockey, maintenance operations, and Jessica Whitcraft on the birth of their baby girl, Iris Elizabeth Rockey, on June 14.