Achievements: April 2014
May 2, 2014   //   By:   //   Achievements

Dr. Edward Chung, associate professor of marketing, and Dr. Cristina Ciocirlan, associate professor of business, presented their paper, “International Student Leader Exchange Conference: A Teaching Case,” at the Northeast Decision Science Institute (NEDSI) annual meeting in Philadelphia March 29. The paper was coauthored with Dr. Paul Ngo, St. Norbert College, in Wisconsin.


Dr. Mark Harman, professor of English and modern languages, spoke to an MFA class at Columbia University about his translation of Kafka’s, “Amerika: The Missing Person.” He spoke on the same topic as the invited speaker for the annual dinner of the German Club at Dickinson College. Among the 80 or so guests were the president of Dickinson College and two officers of E-town’s German Club, Tyler Kunkle ’14 and Annemarie Hartzell ’16.

At the Czech Center in New York, N.Y., Harman was a panelist at the launch of Professor Michelle Woods’ book, “Kafka Translated,” which includes a section on Harman’s work as a Kafka translator and scholar. Woods’ book marks the fourth publication to include a section on Harman’s work as a Kafka translator and scholar. Harman’s latest publication is a review of a book about Franz Kafka by Carolin Duttlinger, of the University of Oxford, in The Times Literary Supplement of London.


Dr. Colin Helb, assistant professor of communications, had his first book “Hardcore, Punk, and Other Junk: Aggressive Sounds in Contemporary Music,” made available through Lexington Books (Rowman & Littlefield). Coedited with Eric James Abbey, the book features a wide range of interdisciplinary approaches to critical, cultural and musicological analysis of the role of aggression in hardcore, punk, metal, and thrash music.


Dr. Brian Newsome, associate professor of history and assistant dean, published “Occupation, Race and Empire: Maxence Van der Meersch’s Invasion 14” in the latest edition of the journal “Historical Reflections/Reflexions historiques” (volume 40, number 1, Spring 2014, pp. 47-66). Newsome explores themes of race and empire in Van der Meersch’s novel on the German occupation of northern France during World War I.


Dr. Robert Spence, associate professor of music and director of instrumental studies, served as a guest conductor for the Allegany County, Md., All-County Orchestra Festival. The festival was held Feb. 12-13, 2014, at Rock Hill High School in Cumberland, Md.

Spence also was inducted into the international bandmasters’ fraternity Phi Beta Mu. The induction ceremony took place March 28 at the Pennsylvania Music Educators Association State Conference in Hershey. Spence was nominated for membership in 2012 by Otis Kitchen, Elizabethtown College professor of music emeritus, then investigated and approved for membership by the Nu Chapter Pa. in 2013.

 Dr. Patricia Likos Ricci, director of the fine arts division and associate professor of the history of art, presented a paper, “The Rediscovery of Virgil’s Lost Landmark” at the Renaissance Society of America Annual Conference in New York. She also presented the paper “To End All Wars: Violet Oakley’s International Unity Mural in the Pennsylvania State Capitol” and participated in the “Revisiting the Great War” seminar at the Northeast Modern Language Association Annual Convention in Harrisburg, Pa


Collaborations & Group or Department News

Stephanie Kramer was accepted into the Naval Research Enterprise Internship Program (NREIP), at the Naval Research Laboratory in Washington, D.C. For her participation in this 10-week program, she will receive a stipend of $8,100.


The High Library is pleased to announce the recipients of the fifth annual Anna Carper Excellence in Library Research Awards. Our grand prize of $500 goes to Noelle Schwegel ’17, for her paper, “The Evolution of Ancient Education,” prepared for Jennifer Besse’s first-year seminar. Also recognized were two honorable mentions, each will receive a check for $100. Brianna Bashore ’17 wrote “Dr. Seuss’s Children’s Books: World War II Symbolism and Morals” for Susan Asbury’s first-year seminar, and Ricky Castro ’17 wrote “Kinetic Thoughts” for Jennifer Besse’s first-year seminar. The winners received their awards April 14 during the Scholarship and Creative Arts Day opening ceremonies.


Maiza Rahman ’14 earned the inaugural President George Ness Falkenstein Outstanding Advocate Award at the Third Annual Pre-Law and Mock Trial Banquet, April 12. The award recognizes the significant and on-going contributions of a Mock Trial competitor. The award honors an individual who is a leader, outstanding courtroom advocate and embodies the ideals of civility, justice and fair play. Recipients are selected by their Mock Trial peers and the Pre-Law faculty.


Occupational Therapy faculty members, students and alumni attended the recent American Occupational Therapy Association Annual Conference, held in Baltimore, Md., April 3-6. This year’s annual conference gathered more than 7,000 U.S. and international clinicians, faculty members and students.

Elizabethtown featured an alumni reception Friday evening at the Hilton Hotel; more than 30 alumni gathered and reconnected with current faculty members, including Dr. Judy Ericksen, Dr. Tam Humbert, Dr. Dan Panchik, Dr. Linda Leimbach, Dr. Kerri Hample, Ms. Ann Marie Potter, Ms. Christine Achenbach, and Ms. Debbie Waltermire.

Elizabethtown College faculty members, students and recent graduates gave presentations on various topics:

Tamera Keiter Humbert, DEd, OTR/L associate professor, and Brittani Nelson ’13, MS, OTR/L, presented a poster, “The Cultural and Disciplinary Border Crossings of an Occupational Therapy and Foreign Language Education Collaboration” on April 3.

Tamera Keiter Humbert, DEd, OTR/L associate professor, and Lauren Rossi ’11 presented a research poster, “A Conceptual Model of Spirituality and Occupational Therapy: Constructs from a Comprehensive Literature Review” on April 3.

Tamera Keiter Humbert, DEd, OTR/L associate professor, and Sara Brown del Pozo ’11, MS, OTR/L presented “Occupational Therapists Working Abroad: Exploring Decision Making with Culturally-Relevant Critical Incidents” on April 4.

Megan Steber, BS ’13, presented the poster, “Building a Healthier America: How Schools Incorporate Health Promotion to Foster Healthy Lifestyles in Children” on April 4.

Linda Leimbach, ScD, OTR/L, C/NDT lecturer, and Gail Z. Richert, MS, OTR/L, FAOTA presented the poster, “Community & Academic Partnerships: Providing Health Promotion Occupational Therapy Services in Community-Based Settings” on April 4.

Kerri Hample, OTD, OTR/L, visiting assistant professor, presented the poster, “Going beyond Continuing Education to Continued Competency: An Opportunity to Shape Your Career and the Future of OT!” on April 4.

Tamera Keiter Humbert, DEd, OTR/L associate professor, and Kristin Hall ’12, MS, OTR/L presented the research poster, “Intimate Partner Violence and Motherhood: An Exploratory Study” on April 5.

Megan DiBernardino, BS ’13, and Ann Marie Potter, MA, OTR/L lecturer, presented the poster, “Addressing Driving within Occupational Therapy Practice: Connecting the Dots between Generalists and Specialists” on April 5.

Debbie Waltermire, MHS, OTR/L lecturer, Kristen Chaney ’13 MS, OTR/L, and Lauren Watt ’13 MS, OTR/L, presented a poster “Play and Social Participation: Children with Congenital Heart Defects Compared to Typically Developing Peers” on April 5.


About the Author :

Nicole Pressel is a 2015 graduate of Elizabethtown College.

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