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Faculty/Staff Activities

News from Drs. Barry Atticks, Duane Hagelgans, Stacey Irwin and Daniel Wubah and Greg Black, Paul Hill, Janet Kacskos and Lydia Yeager.

Here are the latest faculty and staff activities, awards, conferences and speeches.

Graphic that says "Best Production - Winter Blitz, Directed by Barry Atticks."
Dr. Barry Atticks received “Best Production” for a music video.

Dr. Barry Atticks, Associate Professor, Music Industry
Dr. Barry Atticks and his music students recently received “Best Production” on Winter Blitz 1799-The 12th Night. Atticks directed the music video. The award was from the Europe Music Video Awards.

In addition, the Winter Blitz 1799 music video was screened at the Jim Thorpe Independent Film Festival in April. Atticks participated in a Q/A with the audience after the screening.

 

Photo of Greg Black with his award from the Eastern Region of the Association of Physical Plant Administrators.
Greg Black with his award from the Eastern Region of the Association of Physical Plant Administrators.

Greg Black, Director of Maintenance and Operations
Greg Black was recently awarded the Chapter Champion Award from the Eastern Region of the Association of Physical Plant Administrators, also known as ERAPPA. The award recognizes an individual or an institution for their participation and support of the organization at any or all levels.

Black is also part of the Keystone Chapter of ERAPPA, also known as KAPPA, where his fellow board members surprised him with the award. Black has been part of KAPPA since 2016 and became a board member for ERAPPA in 2020.

 

Photo of Dr. Duane Hagelgans who has been invited to speak at numerous conferences.
Dr. Duane Hagelgans has been invited to speak at numerous conferences.

Dr. Duane Hagelgans, Professor of Emergency Management
Dr. Duane Hagelgans has been invited to speak at several recent and upcoming conferences.

On March 25, Hagelgans spoke at the Center for Homeland Security and Defense as an invited member of a select committee studying AI in emergency management and Homeland Security. The group is developing a national policy regarding AI in emergency management through the Naval Postgraduate School.

Additionally, Hagelgans and Janet Kasckos, director of communications at Millersville University, spoke at the South-Central Task Force 2024 Homeland Security Conference on April 3. They presented “What if it’s not a crisis?” which is an updated version of the presentation they gave to the Central PA PRSA group in Feb.

In May, Hagelgans is invited to speak at the Texas Emergency Management Conference, one of the largest in the nation.

In June, he will be part of a panel discussion for the Maryland Department of Emergency Management, where he will discuss crisis communications and public information during the reunification process during a workshop on school reunification.

 

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Paul Hill

Paul Hill, Director of Environmental Health and Safety
Paul Hill recently earned the title of Certified Emergency Manager through the International Association of Emergency Managers.

This process requires several years of commitment and dedication to emergency management, full-time work experience, volunteerism, training and education. Paul is one of only approximately 90 in the state.

 

 

Photo of Dr. Stacey Irwin who will be releasing a new book in August.
Dr. Stacey Irwin will be releasing a new book in August.

Stacey Irwin, Communication and Theatre Professor
In August, Dr. Stacey Irwin will be releasing a book titled “Survey of Media: Screens, Sounds, Synergies.” The book focuses on the history of media starting in the 1800s through many different media technologies and content areas, including television, cinema, video games and social media.

This will be Irwin’s third published book. Previously, she has written “Digital Media: Human – Technology Connection” in 2016 and co-edited “Postphenomenology and Media: Essays on Human – Media – World Relations” in 2017.

 

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President Wubah recently spoke at EURIE.

Dr. Daniel A. Wubah, University President
Dr. Daniel A. Wubah recently delivered the closing plenary at the Eurasia Higher Education Summit, also known as EURIE, in Istanbul. He presented on “Building Future Global Education Competencies”

His presentation aimed to acknowledge students’ increased interest in studying abroad in Asian countries, the importance of acknowledging economic factors and providing students with essential skills to study abroad.

Eurie is a yearly conference for universities around the world to connect and discuss varying topics from the internationalization of higher education to the current challenges facing universities.

Photo of Lydia Yeager, center receiving Skully's Circle award from President Wubah and Victor Ramos.
Lydia Yeager, center, receives Skully’s Circle award from President Wubah and Victor Ramos.

Lydia Yeager, Director of University Events
Lydia Yeager was recognized as Millersville University’s March Skully’s Circle Award recipient. This award recognizes outstanding University employees each month.

The purpose of Skully’s Circle is to provide an avenue for our campus community to celebrate employees of Millersville University who demonstrate our EPPIIC Values by way of exhibiting exceptional performance and a positive demeanor in fulfilling their commitment to the University’s mission, vision, and strategic plan.

Want to nominate a peer for Skully’s Circle? https://bit.ly/42JdjKl

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