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Activities for February 26, 2015

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Millersville Appoints New Director of Alumni Engagement

Denise Berg joined the Millersville University Advancement team in late January as director of alumni engagement.

For the past 14 years, Berg has served as director of alumni relations at Mansfield University. While at Mansfield, she provided the vision and leadership of the alumni office and oversight of the Mansfield University Alumni Association.

She has extensive experience in coordinating and implementing alumni, affinity, class and travel programs, alumni benefits and services and a student alumni association. She has been instrumental in the development of a strategic plan for the Mansfield Alumni Association, as well as in the cultivation and stewardship of donors, with particular success in growing attendance at Mansfield’s Reunion Weekend by 70% during an eight-year period.

Prior to Mansfield, Berg was employed by several other entrepreneurial enterprises in various capacities, including sales, marketing, personnel and investments. Berg holds a bachelor’s degree in business administration with a concentration in marketing from Bloomsburg University.

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Dr. Tanya Kevorkian, history, recently participated in a roundtable discussion of Douglas Shantz’s book “Introduction to German Pietis” at the American Historical Association annual meeting in New York City last month. Also in January, she participated in a pre-concert symposium for the Mendelssohn Club of Philadelphia’s performance of Felix Mendelssohn’s 1841 version of J.S. Bach’s St. Matthew Passion in Philadelphia. And, Kevorkian has been appointed to a four-year term on the Advisory Board of the American Bach Society.

Dr. Timothy Mayers, English, recently authored the entry on “Creativity” in “Keywords in Writing Studies,” edited by Paul Heilker and Peter Vandenburg.  “Keywords in Writing Studies” features extended definitions of 36 terms integral to the emerging and fluid field of academic Writing Studies. The Amazon page for the book is here:  http://www.amazon.com/Keywords-Writing-Studies-Paul-Heilker/dp/0874219736/ref=sr_1_1?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1423754735&sr=1-1&tag=amaflink-20

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