Dr. Gary Grieve-Carlson’s essay “Emily Dickinson and the Question of Belief” appears in the current issue of the Journal Cithara 59.1 (November 2019), pages 31–47. In September, Grieve-Carlson, professor of English, delivered the keynote address, “Conceiving Life as Tragedy,” at the first conference of the Jonathan Bayliss Society in Gloucester, Mass. In March, he will present his paper “’You knew the man’: The Problem of Shaping Identity in Ezra Pound’s Poetry” at the Northeast Modern Language Association conference in Boston.
Archive for November 2019
Dr. Jörg Meindl, associate professor of German and global studies, presented at the annual convention of the American Council on the Teaching of Foreign Languages in Washington, D.C., last week. His presentation, “Teaching Intercultural Competence with Authentic Materials, reflected his approach to teaching without a textbook and exposing students to the diversity of the German language. At the convention, Meindl also met with his colleagues on the FL-A-CH committee, which wants to raise awareness of German-speaking cultures in Liechtenstein, Austria, Switzerland, Luxembourg, Belgium, and Italy.
Dr. Kathryn Whiteley, co-chair of social sciences and associate professor of criminal justice, and Kaitlyn Coulter ’20, a psychology major with a criminal justice minor, attended and presented at the American Society of Criminology Conference in San Francisco, Calif., last week. The duo presented their research, Characteristics of Female Sexual Offenders in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania. Dr. Kristofer “Bret” Bucklen, director of the Pennsylvania Department of Correction’s Bureau of Planning, Research, and Statistics, a colleague of Whiteley’s, attended the session. The trip was made possible by a Student-Faculty Award from the Edward H. Arnold and Jeanne Donlevy Arnold Program for Experiential Education
Dr. Eva Frank, assistant professor of athletic training, made three presentations on Professional Branding, Interviewing, and Working a Room to athletic training programs at Florida International University, Missouri State University, and West Chester University this fall.
Four members of the communication sciences & disorders/speech-language pathology faculty—Dr. Michelle Scesa, chair and assistant professor; Dr. Jennifer Ferry, clinical assistant professor; Dr. Helga McCullough, assistant professor; and Mindy Nguyen, director of clinical education—attended the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association Conference in mid-November. The faculty members attended numerous sessions to enhance their knowledge of the field and learn about existing and upcoming trends.
Dr. Alan Walker, assistant professor of exercise science, had eight exercise science majors attend the Mid-Atlantic Regional Conference for the American College of Sports Medicine in CITY/ST, with him earlier this month. The students— Courtney Betsock ’21, Stephanie Jones ’20, Samuel Miller ’20, Ethan Hurd ’21, Madeleine Brown ’21, Kirstyn McNamara ’21, Shelby Hoke ’21, and Morgan Menges ’21—learned from experts in the field and helped Walker administer a fitness challenge for attending students to represent their respective institutions and compete for a trophy as the fittest school. The LVC octet aided Walker by running various fitness tests and judging the competition.
Dr. David Lyons, professor of mathematical sciences, gave two invited lectures for the Perry Lecture Series at Eastern Illinois University. The lectures, “Spooky Action: Scientific and Philosophical Challenges in the Era of Quantum Technology” and “Mathematical Symmetries in Quantum Information Science,” were given Oct. 31 and Nov. 1, respectively. The latter presentation was part of the university’s colloquium for math and science students and faculty.