Graphic design major Julie Leiby ’06 received an honorable mention in photography
at the West Park Art Show, June 18 in Allentown.
Busy Camie Modjadidi, field coordinator
for the Department of Education, was on the state Bureau of Special Education compliance
monitoring team that visited the Pocono Mountain School District, May 2-4. On May
9, she participated in an Instructional Support networking meeting at Intermediate
Unit 20; and on May 13, in the Higher Education Inclusive Practices videoconference
in King of Prussia.
Joan Lardner Paul’s garden was featured in the June 13 segment
of Lehigh Valley Tempo (PBS-39) on the Bethlehem Garden Club’s annual tour. When
she’s not digging and weeding, Joan is a major gifts officer in the Development Office.
Duo-pianists Arianna Goldina and Remy Loumbrozo performed May 4 at
the University of Akron and garnered a pleased review from Wilma Salisbury of the
Cleveland Plain Dealer. Arianna is an artistlecturer in music at the College. Loumbrozo,
her husband, teaches at the Lycée Français de New York.
John D. Rossi III ’97 (M.B.A.), assistant
professor of accounting, made a presentation to the Lehigh Valley CPA Club on “Comparison
of International (IAS 39) and U.S. GAAP (SFAS 140) Approaches to Accounting for Sales
of Financial Assets and Distinguishing Between Sales of Financial Assets and Secured
Borrowings,” May 25 in Allentown.
Neil Wetzel, director of jazz studies, just got
back from the Sudtirol region of Italy, otherwise known as the Italian
Alps, where he performed May 22-26 at Lana Jazz Fest ’05. He was part of a sextet put together
by Lehigh Valley trombonist Rob Stoneback. Neil played
clarinet and sax, and Gary
Rissmiller, artist-lecturer in music,
was the group’s drummer. In addition to concerts, the band played at cafés and clubs in Lana and Merano.
It was the only American group at the festival, the rest coming from Central Europe.
The group also rehearsed
with the Lana Jazz Ensemble, a group of young musicians (ages 16-27) from the area. They
led workshops on jazz improvisation and played a concert with the ensemble in Lana’s central piazza, which will be
broadcast on Italian radio and released on CD later this year.
Dana Dunn, professor of psychology, co-wrote
an article with Sarah Dougherty ’04 that appears in the journal Teaching
of Psychology. It is called “Teaching
Freud by Reading Freud: Controversy as Pedagogy.”
Dana also gave a talk at a conference, sponsored by
his publisher, Pearson Longman, on Writing Across the Curriculum, May 20 at Northeastern
University, Boston. It was on “Reflections on Teaching Writing in Psychology.”
And he attended the 17th annual meeting
of the American Psychological Society, May 26-29 in Los Angeles. A new member of the
program committee, Dana will be organizing presentations and speakers for the teaching
institute that precedes the annual meeting in 2006.
Deanna DiSarro ’06 has returned from a nursing exchange program at the University of
Southern Queensland and Queensland Technical University in Australia. Her supervisors, says School of
Nursing dean Janet Sipple, were “highly complimentary about her participation, professionalism, presence,
and engagement with their university and nursing communities.” She will make a presentation about her
Australian experience this fall.
In other School of Nursing news, Deanna and Kathy Foster (CGS) will
receive Pauline Thompson Nursing Education Scholarships from the Pennsylvania Foundation
for Nursing, September in Harrisburg. And the nursing Class of 2004 had a 100 percent
success rate on the state licensing examination.
Joel Nathan Rosen, assistant professor
of sociology, presented a paper called “The Mouth
Roars No Longer: Pete Franklin, Sports Talk, and Cleveland Indians Baseball” at the 17th annual Cooperstown
Symposium on Baseball and American Culture, June 8-10 at the National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum
in Cooperstown, New York. He also participated in a program for Hall of Fame interns, at which he discussed
issues in the sociology of sport, sport management, and life in the sports world outside the academy.
Some of his talk was based on his experience as stadium announcer in the press box for the Savannah Sand
Gnats, a Single A team.
Sean Tallarico, director of campus safety, presented a workshop
on “Crisis Planning
and Protocols” at the 52nd annual conference of the Northeast Colleges and Universities Security Association,
June 19-22 in Springfield, Massachusetts.
Craig Underwood is the new media services manager,
succeeding Veronika Sanderova. He comes from Communication Systems Inc.,
where as an instructional technology specialist he helped install media equipment
throughout the College. Craig has a B.M. from Lebanon Valley College in music
recording technology, and he has been an adjunct instructor there teaching audio
Joanne Carraghan is the new administrative assistant for the English
Department and the M.Ed. program. She worked as an assistant to Rep. Don Ritter
and secretary to Freedom High School’s then-assistant principal
Anthony Villani ’77.
Paul Acampora, director of development, left us this month
to become director of development for the Bucks County library system.
Merkle, director of development research, has retired on disability after 17
years at the College.
Bob Schoenen, vice president for institutional
advancement, and Patricia Nemesh Schoenen ’70 are new grandparents. On June 6, their
daughter Kristen delivered a hefty baby girl, Alexis Ruth, who weighed 8 pounds 13 ounces.
The Lame and
Carlos Avalos from the mailroom had knee surgery May
24 and spent the first part of the summer at Good Shepherd Rehabilitation Hospital.
He hopes to be back on his feet and at work as soon as possible.
sympathies to Anne Dutlinger, associate professor of art, whose mother died
June 14; and to Nancy Strobel, librarian, whose mother died June 19.