Achievements — August
September 18, 2018   //   By:   //   Achievements


An art show, “Placida Paper: Turning Algae into art,” is the result of the Collaborative Interdisciplinary Scholarship Program grant awarded to Kristi Arnold of the Fine and Performing Arts Department and David Bowne of the Biology Department, will be on display at the STEAM Gallery of the North Museum in Lancaster, PA from Sept. 1 to Dec. 31, 2018.

The official show opens on Friday, Oct. 5 from 5 to 8 p.m.  It is a show of the interdisciplinary artwork of Elizabethtown College biology and art students who harvested excess algae from Lake Placida to create handmade paper, which they then used as a medium for artistic expression. The project used nature-based art as a demonstration of the importance of collaboration and creativity in addressing an environmental problem.


Sara Atwood, associate professor and chair of the Department of Engineering and Physics, was recently awarded a National Science Foundation (NSF) grant as principal investigator through the NSF Division of Engineering Education and Centers under the Professional Formation of Engineers solicitation.

The grant, which totals $184,000, is for a proposal titled “Research Initiation: The Role of Internships in Developing Engineering Professional Identity for First Generation Low-Income Students.” The co-investigator on the grant is Sheri Sheppard of Stanford University.


Assistant professor of psychology, Elizabeth Dalton, authored an article titled “Independent and Relative Effects of Stress, Depressive Symptoms, and Effect on College Students’ Daily Health Behaviors,” which was published in the Journal of Behavioral Medicine in June 2018.


Richard Fellinger, fellow in The Writing Wing and professor in the English Department, published an op-ed titled “Backing Away from the Fray of Facebook and Twitter” in LNP on Aug. 5 about re-examining social media use.


Michele Lee Kozimor-King, associate professor of sociology and past Center for Excellence in Teaching and Learning director, celebrated the release of her book, “Learning from Each Other: Refining the Practice of Teaching in Higher Education” at the annual meeting of the American Sociological Association on Aug. 10 through Aug. 14 in Philadelphia. The book is published with the University of California Press.

“Learning from Each Other” includes 20 original chapters written by well-known experts in the field of teaching and learning. The chapters focus on ways that faculty can successfully employ curricular innovations, classroom techniques, and advances in assessment to create better learning environments for their students. The edited volume includes chapters written by Elizabethtown College faculty and alumni including Tracy Sadd, Shannon Haley-Mize and Barbara Prince ’12.


Peter Licona, assistant professor of PK-12 STEM in the Department of Education, recently joined the Board of Directors for the North Museum of Nature and Science in Lancaster.

Licona also recently finished teaching an English/Spanish Bilingual STEM camp to 5th, 6th, and 7th grade students from the Lancaster area. Half of the camp was conducted in English and half in Spanish. The camp was held at Tec Centro in Lancaster.


Jeffery Long of the Religious Studies Department published his essay “Consciousness and Relativity: Anekāntavāda and its Role in Jaina Epistemology” in the Taylor and Francis Online Journal of South Asian History and Culture.

Long also published his essay “Anekāntavāda: The Jain Ontology of Complexity and Relationality and its Implications for the Philosophy of Religions” in the volume “Relations: Ontology and the Philosophy of Religion” edited by Daniele Bertini and Damiano Migliorini.

Additionally, he published his essay “Site Visits in Interfaith and Religious Studies Pedagogy: Reflections on Visiting a Hindu Temple in Central Pennsylvania” in the Wiley online journal “Teaching Theology and Religion”. This article is based in part on Dr. Long’s years of taking Elizabethtown College students on field trips to the Hindu American Religious Institute Temple in New Cumberland, Pennsylvania.


Susan Mapp, a professor in the Social Work Department, presented her paper “Domestic Minor Sex Trafficking” and the workshop “Utilizing the Sustainable Development Goals to Support Social Work Practice” at the Joint World Conference on Social Work and Social Development in Dublin, Ireland in July.


Tara Moore, visiting assistant professor in the English Department, has written about representations of teen girls in her essay “Violent Girls: Power, Predation, and the Use of Weapons in Young Adult Narratives.” It appears in the newly published collection “Handmaids, Tributes, and Careers: Dystopian Females’ Roles and Goals” from Cambridge Scholars Publishing.


Rachel Grove Rohrbaugh, archivist at the High Library, presented at the Society of American Archivists Annual Meeting in Washington, DC on Aug. 16. Her presentation, “Training and Mentoring Student Assistants for Large Processing Projects as a Lone Arranger,” was included in the panel “Too Big to Fail: Processing Large-Scale Collections.” Rachel’s presentation focused on the Donald B. Kraybill papers and the work of Gillian Engelbrecht, ’18.


Jonathan Rudy, Peacemaker-in-Residence at the Center for Global Understanding and Peacemaking, was a program review team leader for a faith-based non-governmental organization in southern Sudan in late July. Visiting projects in the capital city Juba and a trip to a Protection of Civilians camp run by the UN in Unity State provided an overview of the projects.


Curtis Smith, assistant director of the Academic Advising Department, has two stories in the recently released W. W. Norton anthology “New Micro–Exceptionally Short Fiction”. The pieces originally appeared in his latest story collection, “Beasts and Men” (2014, Press 53).



The Elizabethtown College chapter of Alpha Lambda Delta, advised by Justin Badgerow of the Department of Fine and Performing Arts, achieved a 75% yield of invitees to the chapter in 2018. The national honor society has acknowledged this achievement with a 2018 Alpha Bronze award which comes with a certificate and a gift certificate for use on the online national website store.

Margo Donlin ’19, a student studying engineering and physics, and Kurt DeGoede presented a paper titled “Reaction Time of Young Adult and Middle-Aged Men and Women During a Forward Fall” at the American Society of Biomechanics Annual Meeting, Mayo Clinic in Rochester, MN in Aug. 2018.


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