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Faculty & Staff Activities

Faculty and Staff Activities

Here are the faculty and staff activities for September 19, 2013.

Here are the faculty and staff activities for September 19, 2013.


Faculty and Staff Activities

Dr. Thomas P. Bell, applied engineering, safety & technology, was elected president of the Accrediting Council for Collegiate Graphic Communications (ACCGC) and sworn in at their annual board meeting held during the Graph Expo/Print13 Conference held at McCormick Place, Chicago, Ill., September 8.

Dr. Christine Filippone, Art and Design, recently signed a book contract for her manuscript “Science, Technology and Utopias in the Work of Contemporary Women Artists.” She also won a Mellon Postdoctoral Fellowship at The Phillips Museum of Art at Franklin & Marshall College. In February 2014, she will co-chair the session “Always Causing Trouble: The ‘Lesbian’ within Queer and Feminist Art Today” at the international College Art Association conference in Chicago. Her co-chair is Dr. Jonathan D. Katz, director of the doctoral program in Visual Studies at SUNY Buffalo.

Dr. Abdelhadi Halawa, wellness and sport sciences, presented his research paper titled “Effectiveness of the National and State School Lunch and School Breakfast Programs in the Curtailment of Childhood Obesity in the United States” at the Intellectbase International Consortium (IIC) International Academic Conference held in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, July 9-11. His study demonstrated that there is a linkage between the multitude of incoherent and unenforceable federal and state school nutrition and competitive food policies with the steady rise of childhood obesity, especially in Pa., which has one of the highest obesity rates in the nation.


Dr. Kazi Hossain, elementary & early childhood education recently authored an article “Understanding Islam in the U.S. Classroom: A Guide for Elementary School Teachers.” The article was published in the Winter, 2013 issue of Multicultural Education. This article provides simple strategies that teachers can use to familiarize students with followers of the Islamic faith.

Dr. M. P. A. Sheaffer, English, was a participant in two seminars at the Courtauld Institute of Art of the University of London during July. One seminar was “Shakespeare’s London,” and the other “The Way to Campostella—the Medieval Pilgrimage.” She also participated in the Birkbeck College Poetry Workshop at the University of London, reading her original poetry. And in London she sang with an international chorus in a concert of Verdi’s “Requiem” on July 7 and was an alto ringer with the St. Olave’s Singers in conjunction with the Feast Day of St. Olave observed on July 29.

Dr. Ying WuShanley, wellness and sport sciences, presented his research paper “Building ‘Coliseums’: Sport, Architecture, and the Business of Entertainment and Survival of American Universities” at the 14th Congress of the International Society for the History of Physical Education and Sport” at the Notional Taiwan Normal University in Taipei, Taiwan, Aug. 18-22. He also served as the facilitator for the special panel discussion of the congress “Asian Sports Meets Western Sports: Cross-Cultural Exchanges.”

Dr. Sepi Yalda, earth sciences, was part of an invited cohort of about 10 colleagues in geosciences from across the country that was held in Washington, D.C., for Congressional Visits Day, September 17 and 18. The main focus was on the weather and climate enterprise and related funding issues.


Congratulations to:

Dr. Michael J. Douglas, management and marketing, and his wife Kelly K. Douglas on the birth of their daughter Katherine Elizabeth born on 8/8/2013.

Christina Pantoja, admissions, on her marriage to Brad Williams on July 14 in Lancaster, Pa.


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