Accomplishments by SU faculty, others 4.21.14

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 class “Personnel Management” at the MCI Entrepreneurial School in Inns­bruck, Austria March 17 to 21.
  • Debra Cornelius, Department of Sociology/Anthropology, co-authored the chapter “Workplace Health on Both Sides of the Border” in the 2014 book Return Migration, Health, and Sexuality in a Transnational Mexican Community published by the Center for Comparative Immigration Studies at the University of California-San Diego.
  • Dr. Nellie M. Cyr, associate dean of the College of Education and Hu­man Services, led a session on teacher preparation, teacher effectiveness and teacher evaluation at the Annual Spring Conference of the Pennsyl­vania Association of Colleges and Teacher Educators in State College.
  • Dr. Corinne Eisenhart, associ­ate professor in educational leader­ship, was asked to help facilitate the West Virginia Governor’s Leaders of Literacy event. The March 26 meet­ing brought together state legislative leaders, educators, business leaders, and other stakeholders to discuss how to improve early literacy outcomes for the children of West Virginia. Eisen­hart facilitated the group of pediatri­cians, discussing the Reach Out and Read program.
  • Dr. Karen Johnson, assistant professor and director of the Writing Studio in the Learning Center, and undergraduates Abbie Brumback, Sheila Foster, Jessica Johnson, Nicole Koenig, Laura Kownacki, and An­gela Schaefer presented “Reopening Futures: Empowering Basic Writers through a Writing Fellow Program” at the Conference for College Com­munication and Composition. John­son also co-presented “Generating and Measuring Change: A Rigorous Qualitative and Quantitative Analy­sis Evaluates a Re-Imagined Writing Studio/Writing Fellow Program” with Brumback, Johnson, Koenig, and Schaefer at the Mid-Atlantic Writ­ing Centers Association Conference. Johnson was an invited workshop presenter for the session,“Generating a Publishable Article: Putting Ideas into Print.” She also co-presented with Holly Ott, instructor in the com­munication/journalism department, on “Creating Synergy through Collabora­tion: How Peer Tutoring Has Empow­ered Journalism Students.” Johnson supported undergraduate research for a number of other presentations: Dayna Geary’s poster presentation entitled “Negotiating Online Agendas with ELL Students”; Claire Holahan’s poster on “The Studio: Implement­ing Creative Writing into Univer­sity Learning Centers”; and Janelle Kagarise, Adria Wilt, and Jeongah Seo’s presentation “Binding Gen­erations: Using Reciprocal Learning Processes to Empower International Writers.”
  • Dr. Misty L. Knight, associate professor of human communication studies, presented the paper “Group Tutoring as Treatment for Commu­nication Apprehension: An Effective Model for the University Learning Center” at the National Association of Communication Centers conference in Glendale, Ariz.
  • Dr. Mary Libertin, professor of English, had her essay “James Joyce’s Review of Ferdinand Schiller’s Humanism, a Collection of Essays on Pragmatism” published in Semiot­ics 2013. She had presented an early version of this essay in Dayton at the Semiotics Society of America Na­tional Conference.
  • Dr. José Ricardo-Osorio, interim associate dean of the College of Arts & Sciences, was elected to the board of directors of the Northeast Con­ference on the Teaching of Foreign Languages, the second largest profes­sional association for K-16 foreign language teachers.
  • Dr. Christine Royce was an in­vited panelist for “The Social Science Teacher” which discussed the integra­tion of social media into the science teacher’s classroom and professional development career during the 2014 National Conference on Science Edu­cation in Boston. In addition to serv­ing on this panel, she also presented the session “Maximizing Instructional Time and Student Learning: Science in Reading and Reading in Science.”
  • Dr. Joseph Zume, associate pro­fessor in geography and earth science, had his co-authored article “Exploring temporal hydroclimatic variability in the Niger Basin (1901–2006) using observed and gridded data” published in the International Journal of Clima­tology.
  • Several members of the informa­tion technology staff and Registrar’s Office presented at the Ellucian LIVE Conference in Anaheim April 6 to 9. Ellucian is the software vendor which sells Banner. They are:
  • Dr. Amy Diehl, director of systems and applications, presented “Prevent­ing Data Breaches through Informa­tion Security Awareness.” Diehl was featured in the Ellucian XE documen­tary video shown during the confer­ence general session.
  • Andrea Rosenberry, applications manager; Cathy Sprenger, registrar; and Alan Zanotti, Unix systems administrator presented “Riding the Banner XE Wave: One Year Later.” Rosenberry also participated in the Banner XE Early Adopters Panel.
  • Justin Sentz, director of instruc­tional design and web technologies, and Dustin Sier, web content de­veloper, participated in the Luminis Kickoff Session. They presented “Re­sponsive Design via Bootstrap Frame­work and Mobile App Integration. Sier also presented “Liferay De­veloper Tips and Tricks for Ellucian Luminis Platform” and was featured in the Luminis documentary video displayed at the Ellucian vendor booth during the conference. He also won the Ellucian 2014 Outstanding Contributor Award and the Luminis Idol competition.