Santo Marabella, associate professor of management, presented “The ‘Universal Truths’ of Not-for-Profit Leadership” to the second International Management Consulting Conference of the Academy of Management, July in Lausanne, Switzerland. Santo is on sabbatical for the year, and this paper is the basis of his sabbatical project. It suggests there are universal truths—competencies, knowledge, sensitivities—that, when explored and managed by board members, enhance their ability to govern.
Joseph Shosh, assistant professor of education and director of the M.Ed. program, published “Making Meaning in a Dialogic Discourse Diary” in the September English Journal. His article was one of 10 chosen for a theme issue on the reform of writing instruction in American secondary schools.
Doris Schattschneider, professor emerita of mathematics, was the Buckingham Scholar at Miami University (Ohio), September 30-October 2. She gave three lectures in conjunction with the annual conference of the Mathematics and Statistics Department and the university’s chapter of Pi Mu Epsilon. The theme of this year’s conference was “Mathematics and Symmetry.”
Gary Kaskowitz, assistant professor of management, gave a paper on “Strategy vs. Tactics: Marketing Business in the Lehigh Valley” at the annual meeting of the Association of Pennsylvania University Business and Economics Faculty, September 30-October 1 at Penn State.
The Northampton County Mental Health, Mental Retardation, Drug and Alcohol Advisory Board has decided to add a student member. The Psychology Department chose John Nicodemo ’06, Bethlehem, to serve the first two-year term.
Michelle Schmidt, assistant professsor of psychology, brought around a baby carriage a couple of weeks ago with a very small new member of her family. She and Bill adopted William Martin at birth, and he’s about six weeks old as of this week.
Having married off daughter Jessica Salter ’04 to Matthew Kutzler in August, Bonnie Salter ’04, administrative assistant for Admissions, has already become a grandmother! Her other child, Michael Salter ’97, and his wife, Candie, brought forth Madison Nicole on October 3.
Errare humanum est
Our list of the degrees awarded to new librarian Beth Fuchs was not quite correct. She has a B.A. and M.A. (in history) from Texas State University at San Marcos and an M.S. in information studies from the School of Information at the University of Texas. Also, her name is pronounced “fox,” which must be one of those Texas things.