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Accomplishments by SU faculty, others 3.27.14

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, taught the webinar “Leadership Ethics: Personal integrity and laboratory reputation” to the American Society of Crime Lab Directors Feb. 27.
  • Dr. Beverly Butler Faragasso, retired English professor, won first prize in January for her non-fiction es­say, “The Street,” from The Writers’ Circle, Inc., an on-line publishing journal.
  • Patricia Gochenauer of the Career Center and Michael Unruh of the Small Business Development Center applied for and received a $3,500 grant from Target to implement the Target Case Study Competition in February. Student clubs were en­couraged to participate in the event which involved three rounds and final presentation to Target judges. Cam­pus representatives serving as judges included Unruh, Dr. June Pham, Dr. Ronald Taylor, Danielle Dab­rowski, Ashley White, Jennifer Milburn, and Victoria Kerr.
  • Dr. Billy Henson, assistant profes­sor of criminal justice, was one of 14 cybercrime experts invited to speak at the First Annual Michigan State University Interdisciplinary Confer­ence on Cybercrime. His presentation was “Your Life Just Got Hacked!: Examining The Effects Of Online Victimization On Offline Fear.”
  • Dr. Gretchen Pierce, assistant professor in the history/philoso­phy department, co-edited the book Alcohol in Latin America: A Social and Cultural History. She also co-wrote the book’s introduction and three section introductions. She was the lead translator on the chapter, “Liquid Fire: Alcohol, Identity, and Social Hierarchy in Colonial Brazil,” which was originally written in Por­tuguese. She also wrote the chapter “Pulqueros, Cerveceros, and Mez­caleros: Small Alcohol Producers and Popular Resistance to Mexico’s Anti-Alcohol Campaigns, 1910-1940.”
  • Dorlisa Minnick was a co-trainer at a three-hour community organiz­ing training at the International Public Science Events Conference Feb. 12.
  • Dr. Kathryn Shirk, assistant professor of physics, recently had her research “Assembly of Colloidal Silica Crystals Inside Double Emul­sion Drops” published in the ACS journal Langmuir. She also gave an invited talk for the Rush Hour Semi­nar Series at Dickinson College on Feb. 25 titled “Materials Fabrication – from Metamaterials to Research on a Shoestring.”
  • Dr. Herbert L Steffy, director of field experiences and partnerships in the College of Education and Human Services, was named the 2014 Wil­liam Alexander Award winner by the Pennsylvania Association for Middle Level Education (PAMLE) at its an­nual conference in State College Feb. 23-25. PAMLE presents the award annually to an individual who has made a significant, positive contribu­tion to middle level education in the state of Pennsylvania.