September 2019 Achievements
October 9, 2019   //   By:   //   Achievements, Campus & Community, Campus and Community

Faculty

Douglas Bomberger, professor of music, presented a paper on singer Ernestine Schumann-Heink’s experiences during World War I at the Library of Congress on Sept. 21. This paper was based on his book on American music during 1917, published by Oxford University Press.

Oya Dursun-Ozkanca, professor of political science, published the article “The Western Balkans in the Transatlantic Security Context: Where Do We Go from Here?” in Insight Turkey Volume 21, No. 2 in May 2019.

Richard Fellinger, fellow in The Writing Wing, published an op-ed in LNP on why coaches should not downplay sexual assault.

Ed Frick, lecturer and clinical supervisor of education, co-presented with Dr. Ron Kennedy of the Donegal School District on the topic of school leadership and the transgender experience at the annual Pennsylvania Association of School Administrators and Pennsylvania School Boards Association School Leadership Conference in Hershey, Penn. Oct. 16 through 18.  Frick and Kennedy were invited back given last year’s response to the session. This is an opportunity to present to school board directors and school administrators state-wide on this topic.
Frick also will co-present with William Frick, Rainbolt Family Endowed Presidential Professor of Educational Leadership and Policy Studies at the University of Oklahoma, at the Consortium for the Study of Leadership and Ethics in Education Values and Ethics Conference in New Orleans Nov. 20 through 21.  They will present on the topic of faculty and administrator attitudes toward internet-based technologies and virtual networking leading to the development and support of social capital. This topic is very relevant to both higher education and local-level school contexts.

Jim Haines, professor of music, published the article “Composition Primer: An Educator’s Guide to Teaching Foundational Composition Skills for Music Therapy,” co-authored by Trish Winter, Ph.D., MT-BC, Director of Music Therapy at Radford University and an alumna of the College’s music therapy major.

Jeffery Long, professor of religion and Asian studies, presented at the Museum of Asian Art in San Francisco Friday, Sept. 6.  His presentation was titled “Peaceful Warriors: The Origins and Ongoing Vitality of Jainism.”  The presentation, which was given to a full capacity audience, was part of the museum’s series on lesser known religions of Asia.

James A. MacKay, professor of chemistry, recently published an article in the Journal of Organic Chemistry highlighting work completed during his 2017-2018 sabbatical at Binghamtion University. The article, titled “Synthesis and RNA binding properties of extended nucleobases for triplex-forming peptide nucleic acids,” is a collaborative effort funded by the National Science foundation aimed at dveloping new tools for biotechnoligical applications in the field of ribonucleic acids.  The article is a multi-institutional, international and collaborative effort between MacKay and colleagues at Binghamton University, Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry and the Latvian Institute of Organic Synthesis.

About the Author :

Emma Knight is an honors sophomore mass communications major and graphic design minor. She is the Campus Life Editor on the Etownian, works in the Office of Marketing and Communications as a student writer and is a writing tutor in The Writing Wing.

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