Shippensburg faculty, staff accomplishments 2.18.13
Following is a list of
presentations, awards, honors and other achievements by or to Shippensburg
University faculty. If you need further information, please send an e-mail to SUnews@ship.edu.
Nellie Cyr, associate dean of the College of Education and Human Services, received notification that her research paper
“Comparative Analysis of BMI Values in Adolescent Males“ was accepted for
presentation at the 2013 American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM) Conference.
She also serves on ACSM’s Strategic Health Initiative Women’s Sport &
Physical Activity National Committee.
Dobbs and Doug Cook, both of Lehman Library, co-edited with another colleague Using
Lib- Guides to Enhance Library Services.The book
is the first to focus on
“LibGuides,” a library web content management system, used by more than 2,000
libraries worldwide. The book covers all aspects of library website management
from purchasing software to designing pedagogically sound web guides.
Dolbin, associate professor of art and department chair, recently had his
sculptures be the subject of an exhibition at the Rose Lerhman Art Center in
Harrisburg. The exhibition, “Steve Dolbin Sculpture: A Homecoming, Selections
from 2000 to 2012” was Jan. 16 to Feb. 21. The exhibition was the subject of
features in both the Public Opinion and The Sentinel newspapers.
Corinne Eisenhart, assistant professor of educational leadership and special
education, was selected to serve on the Content Team for the new Appalachia
Regional Comprehensive Center (ARCC). Funded by the U.S. Department of
Education, ARCC serves Kentucky, Tennessee, Virginia, and West Virginia. She
will provide consultation for the priority areas of early education and effective
teachers and leaders. She also serves as a content expert for early learning
for the Mid-Atlantic Comprehensive Center.
Robert L. Hewitt, professor emeritus of social work, was keynote speaker Jan.
20 for the 34th Annual Memorial Service for The Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King,
Jr. at St. Paul United Methodist Church, Chambersburg. His speech was “Dare To Be
The Dream...Not Just For One Day, But For One Lifetime.” The annual event was
sponsored by the Chambersburg Area Ministerium, Chambersburg Area Ministerial Alliance
Evangelical Fellowship of Cumberland Valley, and the United Churches of the
Chambersburg Area. He also received an Outstanding Tutor Award from the
Franklin County Adult Literacy Council.
Xin-An (Lucian) Lu, associate professor of human communication studies,
recently had two of his books placed under contract for publication. They are
Passive Addiction or Why We Dislike Work: An Investigation of Problems in
Organizational Communication and Life on My Own Agenda at My Own Pace: Effective
Intrapersonal Communication for Self-Salvation and Self-Productivity. The
first book, co-authored with
Dr. Matthew Ramsey, assistantprofessor of human
investigates prevalent andobdurate
organizational problemsthat have led to
the general vitiationand
denaturalization of work, tothe general
aversion toward work,and to the wide
practice of passiveaddiction—addiction
with passivity,inaction, or the
choice of least action.The second book
explores methodsof effective
intrapersonal communication,philosophical and
practical,for the purpose of
personal libertyand productivity.
He was also recentlyawarded a Teaching
and ResearchExcellence grant of
$4,175 from theuniversity to
support his pilot workfor the National
Endowment for theHumanities Enduring
Question Grantapplication. The
funded projectinvestigates and
anthologizes canonicalreadings on the
philosophicalperspectives on and
rhetorical mechanismsof eloquence in an
effort toanswer the enduring
question, “Whatis eloquence?”
Anca I. Lasc, assistant professor of art and design, co-chaired two program-sessions
at the annual conference of the College Art Association in New York City. The
sessions, “The Modern Interior as Space and Image I” and “The Modern Interior as
Space and Image II,” were Feb. 15 and 16.
Kate McGivney, professor of mathematics, Dr. Alice Armstrong, assistant
professor of computer science, Dr. Robin McCann, associate professor of
chemistry, and Margaret Light, project manager, co-authored a poster
presentation proposal that was accepted at the NSF ADVANCE/Association for
Women in Science conference in March in Alexandria, VA. The presentation is “Improving
Institutional Structures and Processes: Recruitment, Retention, Advancement.”
Susan Rimby, interim associate dean of the College of Arts and Sciences, had
her book Mira Lloyd Dock and the Progressive Era Conservation Movement selected
as WITF’s Book Pick of the Month for February.
Praveen Veerabhadrappa, assistant professor in exercise science, recently
published the editorial “Leading the change: Second International Society of
Hypertension New Investigators’ Symposium” in the Journal of Hypertension, a
premiere journal in the field of hypertension. His editorial, ‘How to
write a paper and get it published in a good medical journal,” was published in
Explore, the quarterly international society of hypertension new investigators newsletter.