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MSSE Instructor Finalist for $1 Million Global Teacher Prize

Jeff Remington, an adjunct instructor and thesis advisor in the MSSE Program since 1997, was named one of 50 finalists worldwide from more than 12,000 nominations for a $1 million Global Teacher Prize to be bestowed by The Varkey Foundation. Remington is one of only five U.S. teachers to make the semi-final for the award, which is run in partnership with the United Nations Educational, Scientific, and Cultural Organization (UNESCO). He has previously won numerous state and national teaching awards, including the Presidential Award for Excellence in Science and Mathematics Teaching in 2002.

Dr. Tacelosky Presents Fulbright Research in New Mexico

Dr. Kathleen Tacelosky, professor of Spanish, presented “Heritage speakers (back) in Mexico: U.S.-raised children in Mexican public schools,” at the Annual Symposium on Spanish as a Heritage Language in Albuquerque, New Mexico in February. Tacelosky’s panel, using research she conducted while a Fulbright Scholar in Mexico, attempted to draw together linguists and educators to advance dialogue and a research agenda regarding the linguistic needs of heritage Spanish speakers raised in the U.S. who learned to speak Spanish at home before returning to Mexico.

Dr. Blouch and Others Present and Exhibit in Baltimore

Dr. Kathy Blouch, director of the master of science in STEM education programs, and Andrea Walker, adjunct instructor in science education, presented and exhibited at the ITEEA International Technology Educators Association Conference in Baltimore, Md., with an undergraduate and program graduate. Also, Blouch led “LVC’s Integrated STEM Program: Engaging Students, Empowering Teachers, Growing Leaders, and Enhancing the Community,” with Tyler Frantz ’08, M’20, and Robyn Weiland ’20.

 

Dr. Unger Published Twice in Journal of Sleep Medicine

Dr. Erica Unger, associate professor of biology and director of neuroscience, co-authored “Iron-deficiency and dopaminergic treatment effects on RLS-Like behaviors of an animal model with the brain iron deficiency pattern of the restless legs syndrome” and “Developing a behavioral model of Restless Legs Syndrome utilizing mice with natural variances in ventral midbrain iron,” which were published on ScienceDirect. Unger and her colleagues concluded that BXD strain 40 mice provide a useful tool to model RLS and that the severity of brain iron deficiency is linked to restless legs syndrome symptoms.

PT Faculty and Students Present and Receive Awards

Several physical therapy faculty and students presented their research at the American Physical Therapy Association’s Combined Sections Meeting in Denver, Colo., last month. Two faculty members also received recognition during the gathering of more than 18,000 attendees. Dr. Jennifer Price, director of clinical education for PT, received her Pediatric Clinical Specialist Board Certification from the American Board of Physical Therapy Specialties, and Dr. Justin Mierzwicki, clinical assistant professor of PT, was recognized by the American Board of Physical Therapy Specialties–Geriatrics as “Most Productive Item Writer–2019” for the national board certification examination.

Price; Dr. Katie Oriel, professor of PT; Danielle Burns ’18, D’20; Kaytlyn Fielder ’18, D’20; Alisha Kelley ’18, D’20; and Kayla Roca ’18, D’20 presented their peer-reviewed research poster, “Parent Perceptions of an Early Participation Experience in Young Children with Disabilities: Aquatics versus Land.” Mierzwicki; Kevin Griffith ’18, D’20; Kelsey Harrison ’18, D’20; Nikki Singley ’17, D’20; Madelyn Fox ’18, D’20; and Daryl Holstay ’18, D’20 presented their peer-reviewed research poster, “Comparison of High-Intensity Resistance and Power Training Programs in Pre-Frail and Frail Older Adults.”

Dr. Bentz Producing Oral History of WWII Veteran

Dr. Adam Bentz, adjunct instructor in history and assistant director of library and archives at the York County History Center (YCHC), is documenting the story of Monroe Shearer ’50, who served in the U.S. Army during World War II. Bentz is working with Shearer’s daughter, Joyce Archer, to create an oral history through an AllVets program co-hosted by the YCHC. Also, Ian Rex ’21, history, has been spotlighting Shearer’s story on the Vernon and Doris Bishop Library Tumblr series.

Dr. Dompier Inks Concussion Op-Ed for PennLive

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.

Professor Leonard Leads 16th Annual Strategic Management Case Competition

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. Guzmán-Zavala and Dr. Hinshaw to Lead Dutchirican Event

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. Dolan Publishes Pair of Op-Eds Regarding Presidential Race

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.