Archive for February 2022

All About Jazz Reviews Dr. Morell’s Latest Recording

All About Jazz recently reviewed the album Exit Music for Intelligent Life on Earth by Dr. Justin Morell, associate professor of music (composition and theory). The reviewer noted, “his Exit Music for Intelligent Life on Earth explores the challenges concerning climate change and a potential search for a new home for humankind.”

Dr. Zeuch and LVC Choirs National Semi-Finalists

Dr. Kyle Zeuch, assistant professor of music and director of choral activities, was named an American Prize: National Semi-Finalist for the Dale Warland Conducting Award (College/University Division). The LVC Choirs he directs also were announced as National Semifinalists for the Virtual Performance Award. Dr. Johannes Dietrich, Newton and Adelaide Burgner Professor of Instrumental Music and director of the Symphony Orchestra, and Shelly Moorman-Stahlman, professor of music and College organist, assisted in the 2020 Christmas at The Valley performance that was submitted for consideration by the American Prize judges.

Dr. Josephson Named Faculty Fellow; Published

Dr. Kimberlee Josephson, associate professor of business administration, accepted a short-term faculty fellowship for summer 2022 with the American Institute for Economic Research(AIER). The AIER also recently published an op-ed by Dr. Josephson, Re-Working Supply Chains Requires Thinking Differently.

Dr. Nelson Interviewed by WGAL

Dr. Roger Nelson, professor emeritus of physical therapy, was interviewed by WGAL TV regarding the talking teddy bear he and a colleague developed to help dementia patients connect. Dr. Nelson was the chair of physical therapy who helped the department achieve its inaugural national accreditation.

Dr. McEvoy Participates on Cuban Panel

Dr. Gabriela McEvoy, chair and professor of Spanish, participated at the Coloquio Internacional: Tiempos, Destiempos y Contratiempos en la historia y la cultura de las mujeres (Havana, Cuba, virtual). Dr. McEvoy presented her paper, “Mercedes Gallagher de Parks’ contribution to Peruvian feminism” (Feb. 22–24, 2022).

Coach Woerner Panelist for DePauw Conference

Beth Woerner, assistant baseball coach, participated in celebration of National Girls and Women in Sports Day hosted by DePauw University in Indiana. Woerner was among a distinguished group of panelists that included a former U.S. Women’s National Team soccer player, an ESPN feature producer, and former USA Volleyball National Team player.

Dr. Zeuch Conducts Honors Choir

Dr. Kyle Zeuch, director of choral activities and assistant professor of music, was the conductor of the Pennsylvania Music Educators Association District 8 Honors Choir on Feb. 11. Dr. Zeuch, who also is the music director of the Harrisburg Choral Society, worked with 205 high school students in Williamsport to present a concert.

Dr. Pitonyak Co-Authors Physical Review D Article

Dr. Daniel Pitonyak, assistant professor of physics, co-authored “First Global QCD Analysis of the TMD g1T from Semi-Inclusive DIS Data,” which was published by the peer-reviewed journal Physical Review D. This work provides insight into how longitudinally polarized quarks move inside a transversely polarized proton. It is the second piece Dr. Pitonyak has had published by Physical Review D in less than a year, and both research projects were supported by his grant from the National Science Foundation.

Dr. Taylor’s Research Included in U.K. Exhibition

Dr. Grant Taylor, director of creative arts and professor of art & art history, had his research included in the retrospective exhibition on Adrian Wilsonat the Blackpool College of Art and Design, U.K. In the early 1980s, Wilson was the first photographer to use photomanipulation (on the Quantel Paintbox system) to produce digital photomontage.

Dr. Eggert Composes Commissioned Work for Organ Dedication in Harrisburg

Dr. Scott Eggert, professor emeritus of music, composed an organ showpiece, Michelangelo Fantasy, for the dedication recital at Market Square Presbyterian Church in Harrisburg on Friday, Feb. 25, at 7:30 p.m. Virtuoso organist Ken Cowan will perform the nearly 30-minute piece, which was commissioned expressly for the event.