Accomplishments by SU faculty, others 1.16.14

Following is a list of presentations, awards, honors and other achievements by or to Shippensburg University faculty or other members of the campus community.

  • Dr. Wendy S. Becker, associate professor of management, represented Shippensburg University and PASSHE at the 2013 Council of Graduate Schools Conference “Crossing Boundaries and Building Community: New Challenges for Graduate Education” in San Diego Dec. 4 to 7.
  • Cynthia A. Botteron and Michael E. Greenberg, Department of Political Science, had their article “Establishment of state religion and requirements for public office” published in the November 2013 volume of the journal Parliaments, Estates & Representation. The journal is supported by the International Commission for the History of Representative & Parliamentary Institutions.
  • Nellie Cyr, associate dean of the College of Education and Human Services, received notification from the Chair of the Board of Trustees for the American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM) that she has been awarded status as a Fellow. Being recognized as a Fellow, designated by the initials FACSM, represents the highest and most prestigious distinction within the governing body for exercise science and of the 40,000 international members of ACSM only 5 percent are recognized as Fellows.
  • Emilee Danielson-Burke, assistant dean of students and director of fraternity & sorority life, recently received the Shelley Sutherland Outstanding Volunteer Award for her work as a member of the Perspectives Editorial Board. The award is presented each year at the annual meeting in December to a volunteer in recognition of outstanding contributions to the association.
  • Dr. David E. Kalist, associate professor of economics, presented his coauthored paper with Dr. Daniel Y. Lee, professor of economics, titled “NFL Games and City Crime” at the 83rd annual meetings of the Southern Economic Association in Tampa, Fla.
  • Dr. Cynthia Koller, assistant professor of criminal justice, presented a paper on “Texting, Social Networks, and Crime” at the 69th Annual Meeting of the American Society of Criminology in Atlanta in November.
  • Dr. Kurt L. Kraus, professor and chair of the Department of Counseling and College Student Personnel, was elected to the International Advisory Council to serve the National Board for Certified Counselors-International (NBCC-I). The eight advisors, representing the World Health Organization’s regions, include individuals from Bulgaria, Egypt, Malawi, Malaysia, Mexico, Nigeria, Turkey, and the U.S. The council provides recommendations and guidance to the NBCC and NBCC-I Board of Directors and staff on topics pertaining to international issues in counseling. He will serve the council for three years beginning this year.
  • Dr. Sally Paulson, associate professor of exercise science, attended and co-authored two posters at the Gerontological Society of America meeting in New Orleans. The posters were “Field Measures of Functional Fitness Predict Ground Reaction Forces in Older Adults” and “Differences in Muscle Activation and Postural Sway Among Older and Younger Adults.” The muscle activation and postural sway poster won an Emerging Scholars Award.
  • Dr. George Pomeroy, professor of geography-earth science, co-organized and directed two special sessions at the annual meeting of the American Planning Association’s Pennsylvania Chapter in Harrisburg. One session, Capital Insights: Perspectives from Our Legislators, featured four members of the Pennsylvania House of Representatives speaking on issues related to planning. The other session was a mobile workshop that featured the South Mountain Conservation Landscape Initiative and other local land use planning efforts.
  • Dr. Robert Shaffer, professor of history, had his article, “’A Missionary from the East to Western Pagans’: Kagawa Toyohiko’s 1936 U.S. Tour,” published in the September 2013 issue of the Journal of World History. He has also had book reviews published in the October 2013 issue of World History Connected and the November 2013 issue of The History Teacher. He has now also become the editor of the twice-yearly online newsletter Peace History News.
  • Ben Wiens, Keystone Library Network applications developer, won the Islandora Camp NY 2013 T-shirt design contest. Wiens and Alan Zanotti, unix systems administrator, participated in the Islandora Camp at Columbia University in New York City in November. The camp provided intensive hands-on experience with Islandora open source digital repository software.
  • Members of the Computing Technologies Center presented at the Pennsylvania Banner User’s Group annual conference in November in Grantville. Dr. Amy Diehl, director of systems and applications, presented “Preventing Data Breaches: How to Create an Effective Information Security Awareness Campaign.” Justin Sentz, director of instructional design and web technologies; Dustin Sier, web content developer; and Mira Mattern, web designer, presented “Integrating your Campus with Luminis.” Andrea Rosenberry, applications manager; John Vandebrake, senior project manager; Cathy Sprenger, registrar; Eric Shirk, database administrator; and Alan Zanotti, unix systems administrator presented “Riding the Banner XE Wave: One Year Later.” Ravi Anne, associate director for applications; Trudy Smith, business intelligence administrator; and Shirk presented “How to Secure Data in Banner Database, ODS, and Cognos.” Shirk also participated in a Banner XE panel.