Achievements – December 2018
Jean-Paul Benowitz, director of student transition programs and prestigious scholarships and fellowships, was the key note speaker at the 93rd Annual Woodrow Wilson Birthday Association of Cumberland County on Dec. 9, 2018 in Camp Hill, PA. His presentation was titled “President & Presidentress: Woodrow Wilson, Edith Bolling Wilson, and Fourteen Points.”
Richard Fellinger, fellow in the Writing Wing, has won the novel excerpt contest at Seven Hills Review for his unpublished novel, “Summer of ’85”. It’s the story of a mass shooting and an old summer love, and the first chapter will appear in the 2019 issue of Seven Hills Review. The contest, managed by the Tallahassee Writers Association, is in its 24th year.
Milt Friedly, professor of art, created a hand-pulled print, “Ballistic – 38th Parallel” that was accepted for the 2019 Delta National Small Print Exhibition at the Bradbury Art Museum, Arkansas State University. The juror was Jose´ Diaz, Chief Curator of the Andy Warhol Museum. The exhibition runs Jan. 24 – Feb. 20, 2019.
Armenta Hinton, director of diversity, inclusion and title IX, co-presented with Eric Hinton of Susquehanna University at the College Music Society conference in Vancouver BC in October 2018 and at the National Association of Schools of Music conference in D.C. in November 2018. Their presentation was “Music in Our Schools: Opening Doors to Higher Education for Students” which explored the positive effects participation in music has on various student populations. The presentation also offered opportunities and suggestions for colleges and universities to engage students of color or marginalized communities in higher education by utilizing music as a gateway.
Tara Moore, visiting assistant professor of English, was interviewed in the podcast “Weird Christmas” about the eerie side of Christmas and the discoveries she made while editing the Valancourt Book of Victorian Christmas Ghosts.
Michael Roy, associate professor of psychology, along with Jean Pretz, professor of psychology presented their research titled “How intuition is related to thoughts, beliefs, and cognitions” at the Society for Judgment and Decision Making Conference in New Orleans. The research was done in collaboration with Ally Killen ’18 and Kayla Furman ’18 as part of the Scholarship, Creative Arts and Research Projects program.
Curtis Smith, assistant director of academic advising, recently published a novella, “The Inquisitor” by Running Wild Press.
Additionally, Roy collaborated with Tatem Burns ’16 and Joseph Radzevick of Gettysburg College on the article “Unpacking, summing and anchoring in retrospective time estimation” which was published in the journal Acta Psychologica. The research was started by Tatem Burns as part of the Scholarship, Creative Arts and Research Projects program.
Finance and economics double major, Jeremy Eberly ’20, had a paper title “A Cultural, Economic, and Industrial Analysis of the Republic of Poland and its Financial Services Industry” selected by the National Collegiate Honors Council (NCHC) for publication in the 2018 NCHC Journal for Undergraduate Research & Creative Activity as one of six nationally published social science research papers.