Here are the faculty and staff activities for October 20, 2011.

Faculty and Staff Activities

Dr. Ralph Anttonen, exploratory program, and Dr. Michelle White, academic advisement, attended the 35th Annual NACADA Conference on Academic Advising. They co-presented two concurrent sessions titled “YouTube Advising FAQ’s: Part II the Saga Continues” and “Reinvigorating Faculty Advising on Your Campus: It’s Time to Do It!” They also participated in a panel discussion titled “Hot Topic: Training and Development for Faculty Advisors.” Additionally, Anttonen had previously been appointed commission chairperson for the NACADA Faculty Advising and attended a commission meeting during this annual NACADA conference. The conference was held in Denver, Colo., from October 1-5.

Dr. Richard D. Clark, earth sciences, was elected to a second three-year term on the board of trustees of the University Corporation for Atmospheric Research (UCAR) at its annual meeting of the full membership in Boulder, Colo., in October. UCAR is a nonprofit consortium of more than 100 colleges and universities offering degrees in the atmospheric and related sciences. UCAR manages the National Center for Atmospheric Research (NCAR) and provides additional services to strengthen and support research and education through its community programs. Clark serves on the board’s executive committee and the budget and programs committee, and is the board liaison to the President’s Advisory Committee on University Relations. Millersville University has a long history of involvement and participation in UCAR. Millersville was a founding member of the UCAR Academic Affiliates Program (AAP), which was created to give non-Ph.D.-granting institutions a voice in the governance of UCAR and the greater atmospheric sciences community. This year is the 20th anniversary of UCAR AAP. Dr. Sepideh Yalda, earth sciences, serves as the Millersville University representative to the AAP. In addition, Dr. Todd Sikora, earth sciences, was recently elected to the UCAR membership committee, which is responsible for reviewing and recommending new and renewing institutional membership applications.

Dr. Carole Counihan, anthropology, and her co-editor Psyche Williams-Forson, recently published their anthology Taking Food Public: Redefining Foodways in a Changing World. This book focuses on innovative ways people are recasting food in public spaces to challenge hegemonic practices and meanings. Organized into five interrelated sections on food production, consumption, performance, Diasporas and activism, articles aim to provide new perspectives on the changing meanings and uses of food in the 21st century.

Drs. Micheál Houlahan and Philip Tacka, music, presented four webinars for Oxford University Press on their newly revised text, “From Sound to Symbol: Fundamentals of Music.” The webinars are presented to faculty from music schools across the country and focus on the model of instruction and learning they have developed as part of the Millersville music degree programs.

Dr. Timothy C. Miller, English, had his review of “Paul Among The People: The Apostle Reinterpreted and Reimagined in His Own Time” by Sarah Ruden, published in Magill’s Literary Annual 2011.

Dr. M. P. A. Sheaffer, English, gave on-site lectures about “Jugendsti in Vienna” for Christ Church, Vienna, Austria, on October 9, and an on-site lecture on “Otto Wagner and His Comprehensive Plan for the ‘New’ Vienna” for the American Women’s Association of Vienna, on October 10.

Dr. Jeffrey W. Wimer, wellness and sport sciences, gave an invited presentation October 11, titled “Always Connected: How Digital Technology Contributes to the Fabricated Reality of People in Addiction” at the annual training meeting for the Lancaster County chapter of the Association of Chemical Dependency Professionals sponsored by Compass Mark – a leader in substance abuse education, prevention and intervention since 1966.

Dr. John Wright, applied engineering, safety & technology, was recently invited to serve as an external field reviewer for U.S. of Bureau of Labor Statistics’ publication, The Occupational Outlook Handbook for the definition of Engineering Management. The publication is a nationally recognized source of career information and is revised every two years.

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