Achievements: September 2014
October 3, 2014   //   By:   //   Achievements

Dr. David Bowne, associate professor of biology, gave an invited talk, “Land use impacts on freshwater turtle populations: Insights from a national faculty/undergraduate student collaborative research project,” at the Ecological Society of America national meeting in Sacramento, California, Aug. 15, 2014. And for this, he missed his wedding anniversary!


Administration & Staff

John B. Craig, Ambassador in Residence at the Center for Global Understanding and Peacemaking, has been appointed as a Senior Fellow (non-resident) with the National Security and International Policy department, by the Center for American Progress headquartered in Washington, D.C.

The Center for American Progress is a nonpartisan research and educational institute dedicated to promoting a strong, just and free America that ensures opportunity for all. The Center believes that Americans are bound together by a common commitment to these values and the Center aspires to ensure that our national policies reflect these values. They work to find progressive and pragmatic solutions to significant domestic and international problems and develop policy proposals that foster a government that is “of the people, by the people, and for the people.”


Donna Talarico, marketing and communications, was interviewed by The Triangle, a literary organization serving Lancaster County, and also by The Review Review as part of a creative nonfiction editor’s roundtable which also featured editors from Creative Nonfiction, Brevity and RiverTeeth.


Jesse Waters, director of Bowers Writers House, has new memoir work appearing in this month’s edition of BREVITY and poetry in this season’s volume of CUTTHROAT. Used currently as a text in E-town’s English Department’s creative non-fiction classes, BREVITY has become an international venue for some of the best memoir and essay-work being written today.

Collaborations & Group or Department

Dr. Matthew Skillen, assistant professor of English and director of secondary English education, and Dr. David Bowne, associate professor of biology, delivered two presentations that stemmed from their collaborative course, BIO/EN170 Ecology in Short Fiction, at the Ecological Society of America national meeting in Sacramento, California, Aug. 11 and 12, 2014. They presented “Breeding Discussion: Using fiction to understand population ecology” during the session, Resources for Ecology Education: Fair and Share. During a session on Education and Outreach, they discussed “Ecology in short fiction: An innovative approach to teaching ecology and creative writing.”


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About the Author :

Nicole Pressel is a 2015 graduate of Elizabethtown College.

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