Achievements: April 2015
Dr. Amy Milligan, visiting assistant professor of women and gender studies, was chosen as one of eight faculty members, nationwide, for this summer’s Camp Pride leadership program. “Camp Pride is the nation’s premiere LGBTQ Leadership Academy for undergraduate LGBTQ and Ally students.”
Dr. Kelly Poniatowski, assistant professor of communications, and Paige Neidig ’16 attended the International Association for Sport Communication Summit in Charlotte, North Carolina, to present “‘Do you get points for being sexy?’: The Intersection of Gendered, Racial, and Nationalistic Stereotypes in NBC’s 2012 Olympic Gymnastics Coverage”. Poniatowski also was a plenary session speaker for the summit on the panel, “Women in Sports Media Production,” and presented her paper, “‘It’s only a black eye’: The Construction of Abby Wambach during the 2012 Olympic Games”.
Dr. Sara Atwood and Dr. Brenda Read-Daily, assistant professors of engineering, had a peer-reviewed paper, “Using a Creative Fiction Assignment to Teach Ethics in a First-Year Introduction to Engineering Course”, accepted for publication at the June 2015 Annual Meeting of the American Society for Engineering Education in Seattle, Washington.
Otis Kitchen, professor of music emeritus, received the Lifetime Achievement Award from the Phi Beta Mu International Bandmasters Fraternity Nu Chapter March 25 at the PMEA conference in Hershey. Elizabethtown College alumnus and former student of Professor Kitchen, Carl Barr, was inducted into the PMEA Hall of Fame March 27.
Dr. Nobuaki Takahashi, assistant professor of Japanese, presented “The Effect of Explicit Instruction of Error Correction Techniques among Learners of Japanese as a Foreign Language” March 26 at the 2015 American Association of Teachers of Japanese Spring Conference in Chicago, Illinois.
Dr. Fletcher McClellan, dean of faculty and professor of political science; Joel Janisewski, assistant director of prestigious scholarships and fellowships; and Stacey Zimmerman, assistant director of Called to Lead, presented at the Council of Independent Colleges’ Network on Vocation in Undergraduate Education (NetVUE) annual conference in March 2015. They presented “Creating a Culture of Purpose by Deepening Vocational Exploration and Developing Sustainable Programming.” During their presentation, they highlighted the faculty/staff retreats on vocation, sophomore year retreats, Strengths & Vocation development sessions and the Passport to Purposeful Life Work for students.
Dr. Michael G. Long, assistant professor of religious studies and peace and conflict studies, has published Bayard Rustin: The Invisible Activist, a biography for grades 5 and higher. This summer, Long will speak on gay rights pioneer Franklin Kameny at the CIA and the Smithsonian’s Museum of American History.
Richard Wolf-Spencer, associate professor of theatre, has been accepted to participate in “The Song Culture of Athenian Drama” seminar scheduled through the Council of Independent Colleges. The seminar takes place at the Center for Hellenistic Studies in Washington, D.C., in July.
Dr. Michele Lee Kozimor-King ’93, associate professor of sociology, was elected to the governing council of Alpha Kappa Delta, the International Sociology Honor Society, as the president-elect. She will hold the term for two years followed by president for two years and past-president for two years.
In addition, Kozimor-King was recently chosen from a competitive application process (and began her term) as deputy editor of the American Sociological Association (ASA) and Sage edited quarterly journal, Teaching Sociology. The Teaching Sociology office is split between the editor at Ithaca College and Elizabethtown College. Kozimor-King is responsible for the publication of book and film reviews. Through Kozimor-King, ASA sponsors the employment of an undergraduate editorial assistant for the journal. Kaitlyn Xanthopoulos ’15 has been serving as the current undergraduate editorial assistant.
Kozimor-King was the invited Teaching and Learning Workshop presenter for the Department of Sociology at Bowling Green State University (BGSU) on April 10. She provided a full-day workshop on Community-Based Learning to faculty, graduate students and members of the Service-Learning office at BGSU. In attendance, at the workshop, were three sociology graduate students who also were alumni of Elizabethtown College: Marshal Fettro, Barbara Prince and Lindsay Cooper. All three alumni are fully funded graduate assistants in the PhD program at BGSU. There is a social media posting about the event on the BGSU Department of Sociology Facebook page.
Kozimor-King co-organized and presented the Alpha Kappa Delta Pre-Conference Workshop on Teaching and Learning at the Pacific Sociological Society’s Annual Meeting in Long Beach, California, on April 1, 2015.
Dr. Paula Nelson, adjunct instructor of flute, directed the high school honors flute choir in concert at the Flute Society of Greater Philadelphia’s annual Flute Fair Day held April 25 at West Chester University. The ensemble was made up of outstanding high school flutists from southeastern Pennsylvania, New Jersey and Delaware.