Faculty/Staff Accomplishments

March, 2005

Liz Ahl (English) read her poetry on WSCA-FM, Portsmouth Community Radio, in February.

Christian Bisson (HHP) published “Effective Outdoor Teaching Strategies” in Pathways: The Ontario Journal of Outdoor Education. Bisson was invited to present “Considering Our Own Leadership and Roles as Environmental Educators” at the Chesapeake Bay Foundation’s annual education content conference.

Gary Corcoran (Music, Theatre, & Dance) has been appointed to the planning committee for the 2006 eastern division conference of the College Band Directors National Association.

Scott Coykendall (English) has poems appearing in Poetry Motel and The Mid-American Poetry Review.

Irene Cucina (HHP) was named to the New Agenda Northeast Women’s Hall of Fame, as an advocate for girls and women in sports. She won the 2005 Honor Award from the Eastern District Association of the American Alliance for Health, Physical Education, Recreation and Dance, the highest honor given in the profession.

Elizabeth D’Amico’s (Art) paintings were included in the Women’s Caucus for Art-NH’s 10th anniversary exhibition at Southern New Hampshire University, and in the WCA-NH show at Artstream Gallery, Rochester, N.H.

Lynn Davis and Katy Fralick (Education) and Renata Junqueira De Souza (of Brazil) presented “Brazil and USA: Comparisons between Children’s Response to Literature” at the International Reading Association conference.

Brian Eisenhauer (Social Science) published “Unnatural Resource Dependence: Community Adaptation to an Altered Environment” in Interdisciplinary Environmental Review 6(2) and “Using Stakeholders’ Views: A Social Science Methodology for the Inclusive Design of Environmental Communications” in Applied Environmental Education and Communication 4(1).

Angel Ekstrom (Venture Center) was elected to a three-year term on the Association of Outdoor Recreation and Education’s board of directors.

Crystal Finefrock (Financial Aid) presented “Today’s College Student” at the New Hampshire Association of Financial Aid Administrators annual conference.

Marie-Thérèse Gardner (Foreign Language) has been nominated to Who’s Who among America’s Teachers for the third time.

Carleen Graff (Music, Theatre, & Dance) was a panelist for “What Happens between Lessons” at the NHMTA State Conference.

Heather Hamilton (Music, Theatre, & Dance) was named Best Actress in a Professional Drama at the New Hampshire Theatre Awards ceremony for her portrayal of Beatrice in last summer’s Advice to the Players production of Much Ado about Nothing.

Kylo-Patrick Hart (Communication) presented “Promoting and Containing the New Womanhood in the Pages of Photoplay: The Case of ‘Little Mary’ Pickford and Her Mediated Alter Egos” at the New England Historical Association’s fall 2004 meeting. Steve Kahl’s (Center for the Environment) article “Have U.S. surface waters responded to the 1990 Clean Air Act amendments?” appeared on the cover of Environmental Science and Technology (December 15, 2004). Kahl gave an invited talk at the winter meeting of the Geological Society of New Hampshire, entitled “Geochemical signatures of salt sources in New England groundwater.”

Linda Levy (HHP) presented the poster session “How Do Students Transition through Behavior Styles when Learning Injury Assessment Skills?” at the 2005 Athletic Training Educators’ conference.

Barbara Lopez-Mayhew (Foreign Language) was nominated to Who’s Who among America’s Teachers a second time. She was named to the board of directors of COOPERU, Inc., a nonprofit organization raising funds for an impoverished region of Peru.

Mary Ann McGarry (CEAPS, Center for the Environment) facilitated a workshop for educators on the Penobscot River Restoration Project at the Milford (Maine) Dam.

Katherine Min (English) returned to the MacDowell Colony this spring. Her novel, Secondhand World, was recently accepted for publication by Alfred A. Knopf.

Cynthia Moniz (Social Work) was interviewed for a feature article “Health and Mental Health Service Barriers Affect Many: Disparities Keeping Care out of Reach” for the October edition of the National Association of Social Workers (NASW) News.

Joe Monninger’s (English) article “Running of the Dogs” was published in Mother Earth News in January. His article on student travel was published in the Boston Globe travel section. He has been asked to contribute to the Peace Corps Library exhibit.

Dan Perkins (Music, Theatre, & Dance) conducted the New Hampshire Master Chorale in Bach’s St. John’s Passion in March in Nashua and Plymouth.

Jonathan Santore’s (Music, Theatre, & Dance) composition, O World, was selected as a finalist in the 2004 Nuvovox Choral Awards. This piece, written for Dan Perkins and the New Hampshire Master Chorale, will be published by Walton Music Corporation under the title, God’s World. Santore has been included in Who’s Who among America’s Teachers for the third time.

Zhizhang Shen (Computer Science & Technology) presented two papers at the ISCA 20th International Conference on Computers and Their Applications, “Finding Median Set of Tree Structures in Synchronous Distributed Systems” and “Integer Programming Methods for Several Optimization Problems in Graph Theory.” Both will be published in the conference proceedings.

David Starbuck (Social Science) chaired a session on Military Archeology at the Society for Historical Archaeology annual meeting in York, England, where he also presented “Medieval or Later Rural Settlements on Loch Lomond in the Southwest of Scotland.”

Tao Sun (Communication Studies) presented “Online Word-of-Mouse: An Exploration of Its Antecedents and Consequences” at the American Academy of Advertising annual conference. The paper will be published in the conference proceedings.

Steven Sweedler (Horticulturalist) gave a slide presentation on the PSU campus to the New Hampshire Cooperative Extension’s Master Gardeners’ Conference. He also presented “Distinctive Landscape Plants at PSU” to the Woodstock (Vt.) Garden Club.

Robert Swift (Music, Theatre, & Dance) will publish “On Classroom Memories” in state music education magazines in New Hampshire, Maine, Vermont and Massachusetts.

Sue Tucker (Art) exhibited a ceramic sculpture in the biennial New Hampshire Potters Guild show, at Gallery 205, Concord, N.H.


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