Faculty/Staff Accomplishments

January, 2006

Catherine Amidon (Drerup Gallery) presented “The Town, the Gown: Encouraging Critical Thought in the Public Domain” at the New England Museum Association conference in November 2005.

David Beronä (Lamson Library) presented “Wordless Comics: Review and Investigation” to students at the Center for Cartoon Studies in White River Junction, Vt.

Anita Dillman (Art) exhibited lithographs in “The Art of Peace” (second prize) at Lincoln Levy Gallery, and the NHAA “Judith L. Durgin Memorial Exhibition” (honorable mention), both in Portsmouth, N.H.; and “Momenta” at Two Rivers Printmaking in White River Junction, Vt.; Her collaborative tryptich, “Soaring,” was installed in the permanent collection of the Dartmouth-Hitchcock Norris Cotton Cancer Center, Lebanon, N.H.

Sally Duncan (Art) published “The Via Media of American Museum Practice: Henry Watson Kent and the Metropolitan Museum of Art” in Curator: The Museum Journal (Vol. 38, No. 3, 2005).

Brian Eisenhauer’s (Social Science) article “Capitalizing on the Potential to Empower and Mobilize in Community-Centered Research” was included in Community-Centered Research: A Primer (Utah State University Press). He presented (with Amy Yeakel, director of education, Squam Lakes Natural Science Center) the workshop “Just Do It! Environmental Education Program Evaluation” at the New England Environmental Educational Alliance annual conference.

Gayle Fichtinger (Art) exhibited her sculptures in the invitational “Ceramic Works” at the Benedicta Arts Center, College of Saint Benedict, St. Joseph, Minn., this fall. Also in the fall was her solo exhibition at Gallery Imperato (Baltimore, Md.).

Dwight Fischer (ITS) served as a panelist on the development and implementation of campus emergency planning around information and communication systems at the Northeast Regional Computing Program Seminar on Disaster Recovery and Business Continuity.

Stephen Gorin (Social Work) and Charlie Arlinghaus (president, Josiah Bartlett Center for Public Policy) discussed the pros and cons of health savings accounts on The Exchange with Laura Knoy on New Hampshire Public Radio.

Carleen Graff (Music, Theatre & Dance) has been elected treasurer of the New Hampshire Music Teachers Association for 2005-2007.

Kylo-Patrick Hart and Metasebia Woldemariam (Communication Studies) presented “‘No Runnin’ from Nothin’, You Hear Me’ Media Stardom, Melodrama and Oprah Winfrey” at the Media Stardom Conference at PSU.

Deborah John and Barbara McCahan (Health & Human Performance) and students Amy Morin and Christopher Springer were invited to present “Faculty-Staff Fitness, Building Better Bones and Balance” at the New Hampshire Osteoporosis Advisory Council’s Bone Health Conference.

Carol Jowdy’s (Art) mixed media series “Taking Leave” was installed in the office of the Joint Program on the Science and Policy of Global Change, Sloan School of Management, MIT. In the summer of 2005, Jowdy served as an artist-mentor at the Strafford County Correctional Facility in Dover, N.H., working with incarcerated young adults on a mural project.

Steve Kahl (Center for the Environment) was the invited speaker at the annual meeting of the Lakes Region Charitable Foundation. He discussed how the Center for the Environment will collaborate regionally to address this area’s most important environmental issues.

Jong Kim’s (Art) series of digital photographs, “Summer Night,” took second place in the “Other Nature” non-professional category of the 2005 International Photography Awards competition. Kim included digital panoramic photos of the PSU campus and Livermore Falls in the juried exhibition “Art from Art Teachers and Instructors” in Portsmouth, N.H. Three of his handmade books were juried into the “Word Art” exhibition at the University of Cincinnati College of Design, Art, Architecture and Planning downtown gallery.

James Koermer (CEAPS) appeared on The Right Balance radio program, hosted by Greg Allen, which aired in Tampa, Fla., and online.

David Mackey (Criminal Justice) and Paul Galvin (Framingham State College) presented “Chatterboxes: Student ratings of the pedagogical dimensions of electronic discussion boards” at the annual meeting of the Northeast Association of the Academy of Criminal Justice Sciences.

Warren Mason (Business/Communication Studies) presented on the writing of World War II at the James Jones Society’s annual writing symposium, where he was re-elected to the society’s national board of directors.

Dennise Maslakowski (Graduate Studies) was appointed to a three-year term on the Professional Standards Board of the New Hampshire State Board of Education.

Patrick May (Social Science) is president-elect of the N.H. Council for Social Studies, an affiliate of the national organization. He attended the national Summer Leadership Institute in July.

Mary Ann McGarry (Center for the Environment) was invited to join the Marine Education Advisory Committee for the New Hampshire Sea Grant Program and UNH Cooperative Extension. She presented a poster, “Stewardship in the Internet Age: Linking Lakes and Laptops,” at the 26th National Education Computing Conference (NECC).

Kevin McGuire (Center for the Environment) co-convened SLICE (Slope Inter-Comparison Experiments), an international workshop in Blue River, Ore., on hillslope hydrology experiments for 40 scientists, as part of the International Association of Hydrological Sciences Decade for Prediction in Ungauged Basins initiative. He presented a poster and led a field trip to the H.J. Andrews Experimental Forest.

Bryon Middlekauff (Social Science) was elected president of the New England-St. Lawrence Valley Division of the Association of American Geographers (NESTVAL) at their annual meeting, where he also organized the World Geography Bowl, and served as moderator and panelist. He spoke to the Plymouth Area Democrats on the science behind global warming, the greenhouse effect, carbon dioxide increases and implications for the future.

Annette Mitchell (Art) had works juried into “Momenta” at Two Rivers Printmaking Studio, White River Junction, Vt., and “Layer, Un-Layer” at Mount Ida College, Newton, Mass.

Mark Okrant (Social Science) published “Inuit Co-operatives: The Formative Years 1959-1971” in the journal Studia Universitatis Babes-Bolyai Geographia (2005), Cluj-Napoca, Romania. The cartography for the article was provided by Craig Tufts ’04. He presented a paper on community tourism development issues at the NESTVAL annual meeting. Two entries by Okrant, “Ecotourism” and “White Mountain Attractions,” were included in Encyclopedia of New England: The Culture and History of an American Region (Yale University Press).

Len Reitsma (Biological Sciences) was invited to speak on his migratory warbler research in Puerto Rico and Canaan, N.H. at the New Hampshire/Vermont bird conference in Fairlee, Vt.

Paul Rogalus (English) published his short story “Life Goes On (The Ballad of Marian and Herb)” in a recent issue of Thunder Sandwich (#26, July 2005). Another story, “The Exploding Man,” appeared in Nerve Cowboy (Fall 2005).

Leo Sandy (Education) joined the advisory board of the health club “Fitness Edge” in Meredith, N.H.

Kurt Schroeder (Social Science) presented “Commonwealth and American Tactics in World War II” at the International Conference on Military Geology and Geography in Nottingham, England. Following the conference, he participated in a five-day study of the military geology and geography of Normandy.

Tao Sun’s (Communication Studies) paper “Leadership attributes salient to Chinese local voters: Correlates of voting intentions among Chinese constituents” was accepted for publication in American Behavioral Scientist. Co-authors are Victor Yuan (Horizon Research Group Inc.), Gregory Payne (Emerson College) and Bu Zhong (University of Maryland).

Bill Taffe (Computer Science & Technology) presented “The Role and Responsibilities of a Land Trust” at the Conservation Easements continuing education seminar for the New Hampshire Land Surveyors Association. Taffe is president of the Pemi-Baker Land Trust.

Steve Whitman (Social Science) spoke about the Sustainable Sweden field-study course at the NESTVAL annual meeting.

Kerry Yurewicz (Biological Sciences) was invited to present “Beneath the surface: the strange lives (and big impacts) of dragonfly larvae” at Dragonfly Days, a workshop sponsored by the Squam Lakes Association.

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