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November 4, 2015 Activities

From Flamenco to Austria – find out what our faculty and staff have been up to.

Dr. Ana Börger-Greco, associate professor of Spanish, aided the Museum of International Folk Art in Santa Fe, N.M. in the creation of an exhibit titled “Flamenco: From Spain to New Mexico.” Since the beginning of 2015, Börger-Greco has lent 42 pieces from her and her husband’s collection of costumes to the exhibit, including high quality costumes from the ‘50s, ‘60s and ‘90s. The collection includes three renderings for costumes by Tony Award-winning costume designer, Freddy Wittop, and one by the renowned José Manuel Capuletti. The collection was appraised at a value of $100K. The exhibit will be displayed in the museum from Nov. 22, 2015 to Sept. 11, 2016 with a possible extension afterwards to tour through the United States. Börger-Greco will travel to Santa Fe in late November to attend the pre-opening party and public opening of the exhibit.

Dr. Duane Hagelgans

Dr. Duane Hagelgans, earth sciences, recently took part in the Pennsylvania Public Utility Commission press conference on National Cybersecurity Awareness Month. Hagelgans addressed the importance of cybersecurity.  Millersville’s Center for Disaster Research & Education (CDRE) represented the academic and emergency management communities as the PUC released its cybersecurity best practices, outlining methods to best secure identity and property from theft.

On October 2, the CDRE was well represented as several students and instructors attended a conference at the Hershey Lodge where keynote speaker Dr. Ian Crozier discussed lessons learned from the recent Ebola crisis.   Crozier is an internationally known Ebola survivor, and he spoke of his near brush with death and passed along personal experiences and lessons from his case.  Scott Mickalonis, emergency preparedness program manager at Penn State Milton S. Hershey Medical Center and MSEM graduate was a speaker at the conference and an integral part of the planning committee.

Dr. Rich Mehrenberg, of the Department of Early, Middle, and Exceptional Education recently presented “Comparing Generational Strengths, Interests and Attitudes of Student Teachers and Mentors” at the 2015 National Mentoring Institute in Albuquerque, New Mexico.

Dr. Minor Redmond

Dr. Minor Redmond, assistant vice president for Student Success & Retention, was honored for his work with the Lancaster Partnership Program on November 2. Redmond will be retiring at the end of the year.

 

Dr. M. P. A. Sheaffer, English, gave two lectures in Vienna, Austria, over fall break.  For the American Women’s Association of Vienna, she  lectured on “ Otto Wagner: Architect/Engineer-in-Chief of the New Vienna.” For the “Club Dornbach-Neuwaldegg,”  she lectured in German on “The ‘ True’  Identity of William Shakespeare: Fact and Plenty of Myth” in anticipation of “Shakespeare Year, 2016.”

 

Congratulations to:
Amber L. Pelker
, dining & conference services, married Sharon Daub on September 17 in Haines Mill Park, Allentown, Pa. They have combined their last names – Amber and Sharon Daub-Pelker.

 

Obituary:
Robert Arthur Rotz, 89, of King of Prussia, long time former resident of Millersville, died on October 29. He was a professor at Millersville University for over 20 years, where he also served as a Department of Sociology & Anthropology Chair.

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