Archive for November 2020

Dr. Taylor Presents at ATRA Conference

Dr. Grant D. Taylor, professor of art & art history, presented “The Seeing Lens: Therapeutic Photograph” at the 2020 American Therapeutic Recreation Association (ATRA) Conference in October. 

Business Students Excel Globally

Two teams in Business 376 were ranked in the Global Top 100 for the week. “Beyond Imagery,” comprised of Jacob Beard, Madison Donahue, and Joe Qiao, ranked #45 of 3,153 teams from 144 institutions participating in the world-wide business simulation. They were ranked in the “Return on Average Equity” category. “Comfort Tech,” comprised of Sally Cho, Evan Fedorowicz, and Dustin Fisher, ranked #85 in the same category, though in a different week competing against 5,054 team from 258 institutions.

Dr. Dolan Published in The Hill, MSN, and Other Countries

Dr. Chris J. Dolan, professor of political science, published another op-ed on The Hill. The piece, 
In Reversing ‘America First,’ Biden Needs a Multilateral Strategy, Dolan argues that newly-elected President Biden “must put forth a vision for active U.S. global leadership and provide American diplomats with resources to carry it out.” The writing was also picked up by MSN and outlets in several other countries, including Franceand Germany.

Moyer-Drabick Wins Woman-Owned Business Award

Wendy Moyer-Drabick’s consulting firm, Moyer-Drabick & Associate Ltd., was named the Eastern Pennsylvania Woman-Owned Small Business of the Year for 2020 by the U.S. Small Business Administration. Moyer-Drabick, LVC adjunct instructor in business administration, founded the firm 19 years ago and today specializes in the selection, implementation, training, and support of various software accounting packages for all types of businesses.

Education Faculty Present at PAC-TE Conference

Dr. Lindsay Koch, assistant professor of education, Dr. Jennifer Kanupka, chair and associate professor of education, and Jennifer Kuntz, assistant professor of education, presented, “The Use of Critical Reflection through a Concentrated Book Study to Enhance the use of Active Engagement Strategies in Preservice Teachers” at the Pennsylvania Association of Colleges and Teacher Educators (PAC-TE) in October.

Dr. Oriel Speaker for APPT Annual Conference

Dr. Kathryn N. Oriel, professor of physical therapy, will present a session titled, “Promoting Exercise in Children with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) from Preschool Through Adolescence: Benefits, Barriers, and Practical Strategies for Success,” at the upcoming Academy of Pediatric Physical Therapy (APPT) annual conference. In the presentation, Oriel provides practical examples of how pediatric physical therapists can promote exercise, which has been shown to improve a variety of behaviors in children with ASD, across practice settings. 

Dr. Sayers Writes on History of Vocational Reflections

Dr. Matthew R. Sayers, professor of religion, wrote a blog post regarding the importance of history in vocational reflections. His thoughts were published on Vocation Matters, a blog hosted by the Network for Vocation in Undergraduate Education (NetVUE).

Three PT Majors Named to State, Regional, and National Boards

Erin Kingham ’19, D’21 was elected as secretary for the Pennsylvania Physical Therapy Association (PPTA) Student Special Interest Group (SIG) and will continue as a Student Observer to the PPTA Board for 20-21. Kate Mowrey ’20, D’22 was selected as a Student Observer to the American Physical Therapy Association (APTA) House of Delegates (HOD) for 20-21. Lindsey Zulkosky ’20, D’22 was elected as Eastern District Representative for the PPTA SIG for 20-21.

Dr. Pitonyak and Students Present at APS Meeting

Dr. Dan Pitonyak, assistant professor of physics, attended the virtual APS Division of Nuclear Physics Fall Meeting with three students last week. During the conference hosted by Michigan State University’s Facility for Rare Isotope Beams, Pitonyak gave a talk titled, “First Global Analysis of SSAs in SIDIS, Drell-Yan, e+e Annihilation, and Proton-Proton Collisions.” Michel Malda ’23, physics and analytical finance, gave a talk titled, “Mapping the 3D Structure of Hadrons through Asymmetries in Single-Inclusive Pion Production from Electron-Proton Collisions,” and Ben Gordon ’23, physics, and Adam Rilatt ’24, computer & data science, presented a poster titled, “Extraction of the Boer-Mulders Function from Unpolarized SIDIS Data.”

Martin ’22 Releases Debut Novel

Dylan Martin ’22, business administration and economics, writing under the penname L.T. World, published Prophesy through Crave Press in March. Prophesy is the story of Thomas, who has always felt like an outcast in a politically divided medieval city.