Faculty/Staff Accomplishments

October, 2004

Liz Ahl (English) moderated a roundtable on chapbooks at the 2004 Associated Writing Program’s annual conference in Chicago. Her poems appear in recent issues of Clackamas Literary Review and River Styx.

Elaine Allard (Library) and Casey Bisson (ITS) presented “Integrating the Library into the Campus Portal” at the Association of College and Research Libraries New England Chapter technology interest group meeting.

Roy Andrews, Jane Weber (Writing & Reading Center), Liz Ahl (English), and students Gordon Fraser, Meredith Barrett, Kristin Noblet, Peter Billman-Golemme and Marie Favaloro presented on iMovies at the Northeast Writing Centers Association conference.

Kathleen Arecchi (Music, Theatre, & Dance) is governor-elect of the National Association of Teachers of Singing (NATS) New England region, and one of three adjudicators for the regional finals of the NATS Artist Award.

Gerry Buteau (Education) presented on the holiday celebrations controversy at the Association for Childhood Education international conference, and on terminal illness in the curriculum at the Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development conference.

Joy Butler (HPER) presented the keynote address at the Second International Conference for Teaching Understanding in Physical Education and Sport in Melbourne, Australia. TGfU Club members Cathy Berei, Keegan Heavey, Laurie Murphy and Karina Pipes also presented there. Butler, Berei and Heavey gave an in-service workshop for physical education teachers at Castleton State College, Vt. Butler co-wrote a paper on TGfU with Steven Wright (UNH) and Michael McNeill (Singapore) for The Journal of Physical Education, Recreation and Dance (March 2004).

Chris Chabot (Biological Sciences), undergraduate students Michael Levick, Angela Dill, Stephen Skinner, Justin Powers, Benjamin Chaffee and Matthew Bergeron, and graduate students Scott Betournay and Devin Walsh presented two poster sessions on circadian rhythms in lobsters at the eighth annual NorthEast Under/Graduate Research on Neuroscience (NEURON) conference.

Peng-Khuan Chong (Social Science) received an Honoris Causa award from Houdegbe North American Univeristy in the Republic of Benin.

Gary Corcoran (Music, Theatre, & Dance) was conductor-in-residence at Scarborough (Maine) High School and guest conductor for the Nashua (N.H.) High School North Symphonic Band.

Mary Cornish (Education) was recognized by the Newfound Area School Board and Superintendent John Graziano for her many contributions to the district. See story page 12.

Marguerite Crowell (CEAPS) presented a poster session on the active learning approach in general chemistry at the Biennial Conference on Chemical Education.

Peter Drexel (Computer Science) will lead a group of judges for the 2004 Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineers (IEEE) Computer Society International Design Competition.

Janice Edwards (Music, Theatre, & Dance) performed with the Pioneer Valley Symphony and Chorus at UMass, Amherst.

Brian Eisenhaur (Social Science) presented two research papers on the social sciences and natural resources at the International Symposium on Society and Resource Management.

Bonnie Epstein (English) received the Kalikow Award from the PSU President’s Commission on the Status of Women for her commitment to developing the women’s studies program at PSU.

Dick Evans (Mathematics) is the Northeast representative to the Affiliate Services Committee for the board of the National Council of Teachers of Mathematics.

Retha Fielding (Institutional Advancement) was elected to the board of directors of the HNHFoundation.

Crystal Finefrock (Financial Aid) was named Outstanding Volunteer of the Year by the New Hampshire Association of Student Financial Aid Administrators.

Joel Funk (Psychology) presented a workshop on music and near-death experience at the Boston division of the International Association for Near-Death Studies.

Gary Goodnough (Education) published on the national standards for school counseling programs in Professional School Counseling, with coauthors Rachelle Perusse, Jenn Donnegan and Candice Jones, all of Plattsburgh (N.Y.) State University.

Stephen Gorin (Social Work) co-wrote on HIV/AIDS services with Laura Kaplan and Evelyn Tomaszewski for Health & Social Work (NASW Press, May 2004).

Carleen Graff (Music, Theatre, & Dance) hosted sessions, chaired the task force for collegiate chapters and served on the national nominating committee at the MTNA National Conference. She judged for the National Guild of Piano Teachers in Illinois and Colorado.

Kylo-Patrick Hart (Communication Studies) published on Gregg Araki and postpunk style in The Journal of Film and Video (Vol. 55, No. 1), and presented on “Queer Eye for the Straight Guy” at the Communication Studies Association annual conference.

Brian Healy (Psychology) and students Heather Serviss and Andrea Argyle presented “Physiological synchrony during face-to-face interactions” at the Eastern Psychological Association conference.

Dick Hunnewell (Art) spoke on philosophical and historical factors in European landscape painting from the Renaissance to the late 19th century at the Currier Museum of Art in Manchester, N.H.

Clint Hutchins (University Police) was recognized for over 25 years of service to Grafton County, N.H.

Diane Jeffrey (Silver Cultural Arts Center) was elected secretary of New England Presenters, a regional professional organization for performing arts presenters.

Cathie LeBlanc (Computer Science) presented on teaching computer security at the national special interest group on Computer Science Education conference. The paper (coauthored by Evelyn Stiller) will be printed in the conference proceedings. Stiller and LeBlanc will produce a second edition of their book on project-based software engineering for Addison Wesley.

Marcel LeBrun (Education) spoke on adolescent psychological issues at the Canadian Counseling Association national conference.

Barbara Lopez-Mayhew and Marie-Therese Gardner (Foreign Language) were nominated for Who’s Who Among America’s Teachers (2004). Lopez-Mayhew’s article on La traición en la amistad and a review of performances of the play in El Paso, Texas, and Almagro, Spain, were published in Comedia Performance (Spring 2004).

Scott Maltzie (Philosophy) was elected to the Lincoln-Douglas committee of the National Forensic Association.

David Martin (Art) received an honorable mention for his poster design in the 2004 Preservation Week Poster Contest. Martin was again selected for Who’s Who Among America’s Teachers 2003-2004.

Angela Matthews (Development) will join the board of CONFR (Continuing Education in Fund Raising).

Barbara McCahan (HPER) represented PSU at the Council of Chief State School Officers state health education assessment project meeting in South Carolina.

Gail Mears and Leo Sandy (Education) presented a video discussion on children with learning disabilities at Laconia State Prison. Mears and Gary Goodnough (Education) gave a poster session on the TIGER program at the American Counseling Association annual conference.

Scott Meyer (Social Work) and Leo Sandy (Education) presented “Beyond Patriotism in the New Millennium: Creating a New Vision for Education” at the 11th Annual Literacy and Education Conference.

Bryon Middlekauf (Social Science) spoke on cultural ecology, physical geography and natural history in East Africa at Bloomsburg (Pa.) University. He, Kate Donahue (Social Science) and Len Reitsma (Biology), undergraduate students John Lofstedt, Victoria Brenner, Ryan Buchanan, Casey Crawford, Terri Crawford, Heather Gooch and Amy Lefebvre, and graduate students Christian Colwell and Richard Lentz published an article on East African browsers and grazers in Interdisciplinary Environmental Review (vol. V, no. 2, 2003).

Annette Mitchell (Art) appeared in American Artist Magazine (July 2004). She exhibited artwork at Artstream Gallery, Rochester, N.H., and Sharon Art Gallery in Peterborough. Her book, Foam Is Where The Art Is—New Ways to Print, was reviewed in Somerset Studio magazine (July/August 2004).

Joe Monninger (English) spoke at the New Hampshire Preservation Alliance’s 2004 celebration. His article on rock climbing appeared in the April 25 Boston Sunday Globe.

Kathleen Norris (Graduate Studies & Community Outreach) worked with the Best Schools Team in Laconia assisting in data collection on reading in the primary grades. She joined a sharing of Japanese language and culture at Sunapee (N.H.) Middle School with teacher and PSU graduate student Laura Kessler.

JoAnne Ollerenshaw and Leo Sandy (Education), with students from their Social Environments course, participated in the UPSTREAM “Got Kids” conference for parents and their children at Alton (N.H.) Elementary School.

Dan Perkins (Music, Theatre, & Dance) toured Brazil as director of the New Hampshire Friendship Chorus. He was also guest conductor for the Handel Society of Dartmouth College on two occasions in the spring.

Royce Robertson (ITS) presented on electronic portfolios at the SCT (Banner) Summit 2004 in Philadelphia.

Leo Sandy (Education) presented workshops on parents and children at Rivier College, the Laconia State Prison and the Laconia Police Station.

Bob Stremba (HPER) and graduate student Rodney Ekstrom presented “Teaching Adventure Philosophy Experientially” at the annual Northeast Regional Association for Experiential Education conference. Stremba also presented on reflective practice.

Bob and Margot Swift (Music, Theatre, & Dance) were recognized for their 25 and 24 years (respectively) of service to the Pemigewasset Choral Society. Bob served as choral conductor and instructor at two summer music festivals in New York state.

David Switzer (Social Science) spoke at the German Society for the Advancement of Underwater Archeology, in Bremerhaven.

Susan Swope, Alan Davis and Marguerite Crowell (CEAPS) presented on active and cooperative learning in general chemistry at the Biennial Conference on Chemical Education.

Warren Tomkiewicz (CEAPS) and David Wunsch, state geologist with the New Hampshire Geological Survey, gave a workshop for earth science teachers on the fall of the Old Man of the Mountain.

Marianne True (Education) presented on at-risk freshmen at the Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development conference.

Sue Tucker (Art) was included in “The Art of Craft, the Craft of Art” exhibition at Gallery 205, Concord, N.H.

Mark Turski, Warren Tomkiewicz (CEAPS) and Royce Robertson (ITS), and graduate students Eileen Perkins and David Webster Jr., presented “Online Professional Development—Is It the Right Choice for You?” at the National Science Teachers Association national conference.

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