Professional Notes: February 2010

In January, 17 Student Affairs staff were Safe Space trained on STAP, the Southern Tier AIDS Program. Safe Space training is a workshop aimed at training faculty and staff to connect with the gay, lesbian, bisexual, and transgendered community. Through the Office of Social Issues & Wellness Education, Student Affairs staff will be holding three separate training sessions on the Hartwick campus. A full-day intensive training for Student Affairs professional staff, the training completed in January, a half-day training for other faculty and staff, and a half-day training for specifically identified students. Participants included Meg Nowak, Vice President for Student Affairs; Gerri Haan, Executive Assistant to the Vice President for Student Affairs; Tara Loewenguth, Director for Social Issues & Wellness Education; Allison Green, Director of Leadership Development and Greek Life; Thomas Kelly, Director of Campus Safety; Elizabeth Morley, Director of Perrella Wellness Center; Zachary Brown, Director of Residential Life and Housing; Barb Konze, Administrative Assistant for Residential Life and Housing; Allison Spears, Administrative Support for Student Affairs; Andrew Binder, Director of Dewar Union and Campus Activities; Robin Pisano, Counselor; Jill McIntyre, Area Coordinator ; Alisha Sussman, Saxton Hall Resident Director; Gillian Mayglothling, Wilder Hall Resident Director; Rachel Burgess, Smith Hall Resident Director; and Marisa Speranzi, van Ess Hall Resident Director.

Associate Professor of Anthropology Jason Antrosio attended the annual meetings of the American Anthropological Association in December 2009, where he helped present a paper, "Textiles, Ideas and Commodities in the Making of a Public Economy." The paper, co-authored with Dr. Rudi Colloredo-Mansfeld, is based on ongoing fieldwork in Otavalo and Atuntaqui, Ecuador. While at the meetings, Antrosio participated in discussions that led to acceptance of an abstract for a proposed volume on Consumer Culture in Latin America. His chapter, titled "Peasants and Pirámides: Consumer Fantasies in the Colombian Andes" documents the rise-and-fall of a pyramid scheme that engulfed the region where Antrosio did his dissertation research. His fieldwork was funded by a Hartwick Faculty Research Grant.

Head Men`s Lacrosse Coach Bill Bjorness has been named general manager of the Iroquois Nationals Men's Lacrosse team. The team will compete in the Federation of International Lacrosse World Cup this July in Manchester, England. It will be Bjorness' sixth trip to the World Cup with the Iroquois Nationals, either as coach or administrator.

Cuyle Carvin '03 made an appearance on the small screen, with a brief role at the outset of an episode of Law & Order: SVU. The episode, titled "Quickie," included a few lines from Carvin's character in the opening scene. It originally aired on January 6.

Bob Eklund, Aramark Food Services, took home the third place trophy in the 2010 Upper Catskill Community Council for the Arts Chili Bowl. Fourteen entrants brought their chili to the benefit competition, which was judged by members of the Oneonta Fire Department. The event raised $5,500 for UCCCA.

Associate Professor and Chair of Nursing Jeanne-Marie Havener, Ph.D., APRN was named the Chair of the Foundation for New York State Nurses Center for Nursing Research Planning Committee. Havener was invited to serve as guest editor of the winter edition of the Journal of the New York State Nurses Association, which will focus on evidence-based practice. She also is serving as a reviewer for a new Maternal and Newborn Health nursing text from LWW Publishing.

Assistant Professor of History Vicki Howard's "The Bridal Business" was published in the January 2010 issue of the Organization of American Historians' Magazine of History, which reaches nearly 10,000 readers in the field. Founded in 1907, the Organization of American Historians is the largest professional society dedicated to the teaching and study of American history. Another Howard article, made possible by Hartwick faculty grants and the Winifred D. Wandersee Scholar-In-Residence Award, was published in volume two, issue one of the Journal of Historical Research in Marketing in January. It is titled "Department store advertising in newspapers, radio, and television, 1920-1960."

Professor of Nursing Peggy Jenkins' book on EKG monitoring, titled Nurse to Nurse: ECG Interpretation (McGraw-Publishers), was released in September.

Luke Moyer '00 received one of the L.A. Stage Alliance's Ovation Awards on January 10, as the group convened to honor the best of the 2008-09 southern California theatre season. Theatres across the region celebrated as more than 29 awards were bestowed to 17 theatres. Moyer and the NoHo Arts Center Ensemble took home the top award in the Lighting Design - Intimate Theatre category for his work on Dracula.

Luis Pastrán '07 has, since August 2009, been working with Kimberly-Clark Nicaragua, as a Key Account Manager for the Institutional segment (Kimberly-Clark Professional). The main function of his work job is to be the immediate liaison between Kimberly-Clark Distribution Center and each of 10-15 distributors that sell their products. "This has proven to be a very important step in my professional career," he explained. "I am now working for a corporation that provides professional growth and trajectory, while at the same time working with one of the top business ranked by The Great Place to Work Institute (#2 2009 List for Central America and Caribbean)."

On January 30, the Hartwick Swimming and Diving teams traveled to western New York for quadrangular meets with Fredonia, Oneonta, and Cortland. The Hartwick men came away with wins over Fredonia and Oneonta but fell short against Cortland. It was enough for a milestone, as Head Coach Dale Rothenberger cracked the 200-win plateau for men's victories in his storied coaching career.

Assistant Professor of Art Stephanie Rozene will show her work in the following exhibitions this spring: 2010 DIS/ARMING Domesticity at the NCECA Philadelphia, Duke Gallery, of The Community Arts Center in Wallingford, PA with Curator Gail Brown. This exhibition is a part of the National Council for the Education of Ceramic Arts' national conference in Philadelphia. An opening is set for March 7. Rozene also is showing in the 62nd Annual Central New York Artist Exhibition at Munson-Williams-Proctor Institute of Art in Utica, NY with Curator Susan Stoops, as are Professor of Art Phil Young and Arkell Hall Foundation Professor of Art Katharine Kreisher. Rozene also will give a joint artist talk titled "Craft: A 21st Century Definition" at MWPIA on February 24 at noon.

Last fall, English and Theatre Ares Lecturer Carol Silverberg completed her Ph.D. in English from Binghamton University. Professor of English Kim Noling served as outside reader for her dissertation, "If It's Good Enough for Shakespeare: The Bard and the American Musical."

Associate Professor of Nursing Tina Sullivan, MS, FNP-C was on sabbatical during Fall Term 2009 in order to collect data for her dissertation; she recently attended the Biennial Sigma Theta Tau conference in Indiana.

Professor of Nursing Theresa Turick-Gibson, MS, PNP-C, has started course work for the doctorate in education at SUNY Binghamton.

Assistant Professor of Psychology Justin Wellman has co-authored "Dispositional optimism, goals, and engagement in health treatment programs" in the Journal of Behavioral Medicine. In addition, he and co-authors presented both "Why does the dark horse win? Mood, misattribution, and the performance of the pessimist" and "Optimism, construal level, and the processing of threatening health information" at the 11th annual meeting of the Society for Personality and Social Psychology, in late January in Las Vegas, NV.

Assistant Professor of Philosophy J. Jeremy Wisnewski presented his paper "Heidegger's Aristotelian Ethics" at the Eastern Division meeting of the American Philosophical Association held in New York City in late December 2009.

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