Awards and Recognitions

Nilsa Lasso-von Lang, associate professor of Spanish, was awarded the title "Friend of the Library" at the Ernesto J. Castillero National Library of Panama City, Republic of Panama, for her valuable literary contribution and participation in Promoción de la literatura infantil, January 2009. In addition, her article "Evolution of Panamanian Poetry: 1950s to present" was accepted as one of the chapters in the anthology Studies in Honor of Lanin A. Gyurko, edited by Ken Hall and Ruth Muñoz-Hjelm. The anthology was published by the Juan de la Cuesta Hispanic Monographs, 2009.

Larry A. Lipkis, Bertha-Mae Starner and Jay F. Starner professor of music and composer-in-residence, received an "Individual Award" from the Bethlehem Fine Arts Commission, given to an individual "who supports and promotes a branch of the arts beyond the requirements of his/her profession in a way that benefits the Bethlehem community. The category is designed to reward individual vision and service."

Articles, Reviews, and Other Publications

"Teaching by Doing: Making Research Methods Active and Engaging," an article by Dana S. Dunn, professor of psychology, appeared in the electronic journal E-xcellence in Teaching, February 2009.

Frank Kuserk, professor of biological science, reviewed the book Exploring Animal Social Networks by Darren P. Croft, Richard James, and Jens Krause (Princeton, 2008) in the February 2009 issue of Choice, a journal of the American Library Association.

Other News

The Premed Club, advised by Cecilia M. Fox, associate professor of biological sciences, was recognized for its volunteer work, such as the Holiday Hope Chest program, by the Volunteer Center of the Lehigh Valley. The Club's work was acknowledged on the Bobby Gunter Walsh program on WAEB, February 13. Students Ashleigh Decker (club president) and Alyssa Milano (club vice-president) organized many of the community service events.

James West, chair and professor of economics and business, spoke about TARP 2 for the story "Breaking Down the Bailout Reboot," which appeared on Channel 69 News, February 10, 2009.

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