Dr. Thomas Dompier, associate professor of athletic training, published “Everyone Profits from Concussion Except the Athletes” on PennLive this past Saturday, In the opinion piece, Dompier discusses how everyone associated with the concussion industry—from the healthcare industry and researchers to lawyers and expert witnesses—benefits financially, except the athletes themselves.
Archive for February 2020
Robert Leonard, professor of business administration, announced that the Department of Business, Accounting, and Economics will present the 16th annual Strategic Management Case Competition on March 10 in Leedy Theater at 6 p.m. Two student teams, each representing a section of BUS 485 (Strategic Management) will present and defend their analysis of Vail Resorts Inc., in front of classmates, fellow students, and campus members.
Strategic Management is the department’s capstone course intended to finalize the communication and analysis skills of senior business majors. We invite you to participate by asking questions of the presenting teams or to simply watch the students as they complete this final course project.
Dr. Ivette Guzmán-Zavala, associate professor of Spanish, and Dr. John Hinshaw, professor of history, will present their research, Dutchirican: A Latinx History of Central Pennsylvania, on March 28 from 1:30–2 p.m. The session, which will include discussion and a question and answer session, will be followed by a reception from 2–3 p.m., and held at 725 Street road, Cochranville.
Dr. Christopher Dolan, professor of political science, had two pieces published in the PA Capital Star: Is Bernie Sanders this year’s George McGovern? Here’s why that could be the case, and “Voter faith in the DNC was fraying in 2016; Iowa unraveled it entirely.” Dolan is following the election closely while serving as a Fulbright Scholar in Kosovo this semester.
Dr. Barbara Prince, assistant professor of sociology, led a pair of workshop sessions, “Using Twitter to Increase Student Engagement,” and “Taking Inventory: Using Clifton StrengthsFinder and Rubin’s Four Tendencies in the Classroom,” at the Eastern Sociology Society Annual Meeting in Philadelphia at the end of February. Prince, president-elect of the Pennsylvania Sociological Society, also participated in a panel, “Turning Scholarly Teaching into Professional Activity: Publishing in Teaching Sociology and TRAILS,” and co-facilitated a workshop, “Approaching the Academic and Non-Academic Job Markets.” Finally, she judged some of the undergraduate student poster competitions.
Dr. Catherine Romagnolo’s article “At the Crossroads of Form and Ideology: Disidentification in Claudia Rankine’s Citizen” was published as the first chapter of Reading Contemporary Black British and African American Women Writers: Race, Ethics, Narrative Form, edited by Jean Wyatt and Sheldon George. Romagnolo, professor of English, along with authors from Canada, United Kingdom, and the U.S., is featured in the volume printed by Routledge Press.
Dr. Monica Cowart, provost and vice president of academic affairs, was named one of five inaugural Anchor Fellows for the Class of 2020. Anchor Fellows are mentored by sitting higher education presidents to learn how colleges and universities can build an institutional commitment to democratic local engagement through partnerships that contribute to their communities. The fellowship runs Jan. 1 to Dec. 31, 2020.
During their tenure, Anchor Fellows will design a series of visits to the campuses and communities of members of the Anchor Institutions Task Force’s Higher Education Presidential Subgroup. Anchor Fellows will receive insights from the host president and learn strategies for successfully navigating the internal and external challenges associated with community partnerships. This fellowship also provides a comprehensive view of how an anchor institution builds and sustains a commitment to its community, as well as the unique role of presidential leadership in these processes. A central goal of the program is to develop the next generation of anchor institution leaders.
Dr. Barbara McNulty, director of the Suzanne H. Arnold Art Gallery and assistant professor of art history, and Dr. Cathy Romagnolo, professor of English, were interviewed for Capturing Courage: LVC exhibit documents the terror, the bravery of the civil rights movement, which was published in the February issue of The Burg. The article noted McNulty’s role in the gallery exhibition of internationally noted photographer Danny Lyon’s historic work on the early Civil Rights movement, which runs through March 22. Romagnolo was interviewed regarding the Gallery dialogue she led on Lyon’s photography during the College’s annual Symposium on Inclusive Excellence.