Joel Nathan Rosen, assistant professor of sociology, presented “Separating Wheat from Chaff: Looking for Jackie Robinson in an Uncritical Age” at a symposium called “From Jack Johnson to Marion Jones: Gains Made, Struggles Remain for African- Americans in Sport,” January 20-21 at Ithaca College, New York. The sponsors were the college’s Department of Sport Management and Media and Center for Culture, Race, and Ethnicity.

Joseph Shosh ’88, assistant professor of education and director of the M.Ed. program, wrote an account of his experience as a new teacher offering students the chance to negotiate course content and take the lead in their own learning. The piece, called “Much Ado About Negotiation,” is published in the February 8 issue of NCTE Inbox, an electronic journal of the National Council of Teachers of English.

Robert Stinson, professor emeritus of history, has won first prize from the Ohio Newspaper Association for his column, “A Second Look,” which appears in the weekly Oberlin News Tribune. Bob has been writing the column for two years, ever since he moved to Oberlin after his retirement. He says it’s covered everything from national politics to African-Americans buried in the local graveyard and the annoying failure of Oberlin householders to shovel their sidewalks. He is reachable at

Diane Husic, professor and chair of biology, has articles on “Technology” and “Genetically Modified Foods” in Ethics, John K. Roth, ed. (Salem Press).

Also, at the annual NCAA convention, January 9 in Dallas, she was the moderator as well as a presenter for a panel on “The Faculty Athletic Representative: A Critical Team Player in Athletic Administration.” As part of a project she’s coordinating, Diane has been engaged in research on how conference commissioners and college presidents in Division II schools view the role of the faculty athletic representative on campus and within the athletic conference.

Paul Acampora, John Williams, and Brynn Saltzer ’04 of the Development Office, and Michael Wilson, director of public relations, attended the regional meeting of the Council for the Advancement and Support of Education, January 29- February 1 in Baltimore.

Michael then went on to participate in the public relations directors’ meeting for the Annapolis Group, a consortium of small, prestigious liberal arts colleges led by St. John’s College, Annapolis, Maryland, and Dickinson College, Pennsylvania. The directors met January 30 in Washington, D.C.

The Christian Century published an extended review of John Updike’s novel Villages by James Yerkes, professor emeritus of religion and philosophy, in its December 26 issue. Retired to Maine, Jim is an adjunct faculty member at Bangor Theological Seminary and Acadia Senior College on Mount Desert Island.

John D. Rossi III (M.B.A. ’97), assistant professor of accounting, has been appointed to the professionalism and ethics committee of the American Accounting Association. The committee has completed an ethics resource for academics: http://

Fran Ryan, assistant professor of history, spoke about American presidents and their legacies on WAEB-FM’s community affairs program Saturday, February 19.

Welcome Aboard!

Ethan Christopher Neidig was delivered to Keri Neidig, an assistant director of financial aid, and her husband, Eric, on February 10. He’s their second.

February 22, 2005

Cover Girl:
Krista Steinke Finch’s work is featured on the cover of a medical journal.

Tree’s Company:
Classmates of J.P. Krupa want to plant a tree in his memory.

The Iceman Cometh:
A busy publications time for Peter von Allmen, including an article co-authored with a hockey player.

Preaching to the Choir:
Seminary’s Weber lectures this year are on more effective use of the bible.

Campus calendar.
Seminary Alumni Recognize Their Own:
Awards for two outstanding alumni.
Anniversary Waltz:
Service anniversaries for the winter quarter.
Faculty, staff, student accomplishment.
Point Man:
Brandon Zaleski breaks the men’s basketball career points record.