Professional Notes: May 2010

Hartwick College Nursing students and recently alumni have published the following articles in the Journal of the New York State Nurses Association:

Lucas, L. & Jenkins, P. (Spring/Summer 2010). Sexuality in Heart Failure. Journal of New York State Nurses Association. Research Review of Medina, M., Walker, C., Steinke, E., Wright, D., Mosack, V., & Farhound, M. (2009). Sexual concerns and sexual counseling in heart failure. Progress in Cardiovascular Nursing, 24(4), 141-148.

Brophy, A. & Jenkins, P. (Spring/Summer 2010). Family-centered care. Journal of New York State Nurses Association. Research Review of Mitchell, M., Chaboyer, W., Burmeister, E., & Foster, M. (2009). Positive effects of a nursing intervention on family-centered care in adult critical care. American Journal of Critical Care, 18(6), 543-552.

Babcock, J. & Jenkins, P. (Fall/Winter 2010). Diabetes mellitus. Journal of New York State Nurses Association. Research Review of Whitmer, R., Karter, A., Yaffe, K., Quesenberry C., & Selby, J. (2009). Hypoglycemic episodes and risk of dementia in older patients with type 2 diabetes mellitus. JAMA, 301 (15), 1564-1572.

Hughes, M. & Jenkins, P. (Fall/Winter 2010). Palliative care. Journal of New York State Nurses Association. Research Review of Brzostek, T., Dekkers, W., Zalewski, Z., Januszewska, A. & Gorkiewics, M. (2008). Perception of palliative care and euthanasia among recently graduated and experienced nurses. Nursing Ethics. 15 (6), 761-776.

In January, five Hartwick College staff members attended a three-day advanced Incident Command System Training at SUNY Oneonta. The course, ICS-300, (Incident Command Intermediate for Expanding Incidents) was attended by Gary Ballard, Facilities and Environmental Health and Safety Manager; Kimberly Lindsley, Human Resources; and Tammy Sweeney, Dave Clapp and Tom Kelly from Campus Safety.

Zsuzsanna Balogh-Brunstad, Assistant Professor of Chemistry and Geology, is an invited speaker of the "Biological Weathering in the Critical Zone: From Nano to Global Scale" session at the Goldschmidt 2010, Geochemistry Conference in Knoxville, TN June 13-18. She will be speaking about Ectomycorrhizae-mediated biotite weathering and potassium uptake.

Professor of English David Cody's article titled "'When one's soul's at a white heat': Dickinson and the 'Azarian School'" has just appeared in the Spring 2010 issue of The Emily Dickinson Journal, and he will be speaking on "'Modes of Iniquity': Hawthorne and the Destruction of the Past" at the upcoming Nathaniel Hawthorne Society Conference. He continues to serve on the editorial board of Literature in the Early American Republic and recently was appointed to the editorial board of The Nathaniel Hawthorne Review.

Visiting Assistant Professor of English Brent DeLanoy's short fiction "Please Familiarize Yourself with the College's Policy on Academic Dishonesty" has been published in the 2010 issue of Chrysalis, a literary magazine from El Paso, TX.

Associate Professor of Political Science Laurel Elder's article "From Hillary to Michelle: Public Opinion and the Spouses of Presidential Candidates," co-authored with Barbara Burrell and Brian Frederick, will be published in the special Polls and Elections section of Presidential Studies Quarterly. The article will appear in the journal in 2011.

Professor of Sociology Reid Golden will, on May 19, speak at the Gilboa History Society on the relationship between Zadock Pratt, Catskills' tanner and politician, and Jay Gould, one of the notorious robber barons. He will provide evidence that their partnership in a tannery in Stroudsburg, PA was not a nefarious plot by Gould to swindle Pratt, but rather a reflection of the historic economic changes between mercantilism and capitalism at the dawn of the Civil War.

Oil paintings by Professor Emeritus Charles Hartley (formerly of the Department of Physics) were featured in a solo exhibition at: Anthony Brunelli Fine Arts Gallery in Binghamton, NY during the month of March. Photographs of his paintings can be found at

The Hartwick College Division of Student Affairs has announced that Seth Lucas '10 has been hired to serve as the Coordinator of Challenge Education and Pine Lake Residency. Lucas will coordinate challenge education activities, including supervising the challenge education student leaders, coordinating challenge education experiences, and managing the high and low ropes course. He will direct the Awakening program--Hartwick College's signature outdoor orientation program--and serve as the hall director for the 35 students who live at Pine Lake. During the summer he will also help with summer rentals and programming at Pine Lake.

Aramark Scheduling Director and Hartwick Lecturer in English Danny Pelletier has two short stories, "Sheldon and Michelle Can't Stop Touching Each Other" and "Sheila is trying to be unhealthy," forthcoming in Pear Noir! 4, which will be out this summer.

Emily Reynolds '04 is co-author of a newly published book entitled Beyond Burning Bras: Feminist Activism for Everyone. According to the publisher, the book is "an antidote to the poison of shock jocks who caricature the women's movement as a radical fringe of man-haters and paint activists as spoiled hooligans. Two real-life feminist activists, Laura Finley and Emily Stringer, focus on the mainstream of everyday feminism, explaining what feminism is really all about and fanning out a spectrum of simple, imaginative, user-friendly ways in which ordinary readers can promote gender equality and social equity in their own lives and in the world around them."

Assistant Professor of Art Stephanie Rozene's work was glowingly reviewed by the Philadelphia Inquirer in conjunction with the 43rd Annual National Council for the Education of Ceramic Art Conference in Philadelphia, PA. "Rozene's installation is enchanting, not only because some of the shallow, wide-rimmed bowls are conventionally beautiful, but because it straddles the divide that separates pure function from conceptional innovation," wrote Inquirer Contributing Art Critic Edward Sozanski.

Professor of Biology Stan Sessions has co-authored "Parasites and Amphibians," chapter 4 of "Amphibian Biology, Conservation and Decline of Amphibians." This publication summarizes some of the research that was funded by a four-year grant from the National Science Foundation to Sessions (2009 was the final year of that grant), and is the latest product of Sessions' Amphibian Research Laboratory, which maintains a Web site summarizing research on deformed amphibians.

Composer Brian Fennelly recently had a premiere performance of his new wind ensemble, "The Other Side of Time," at the New England Conservatory in Boston. Fennelly's composition was commissioned by the New England Wind Ensemble and inspired by Professor of Geology Robert Titus' latest book on the geology of the Catskills and Hudson Valley. The Titus book has the same title. Fennelly enjoys Titus' work and frequently attends his public presentations. Titus also spoke at SUNY New Paltz as part of its Colloquium Series. His subject was the geological history of the Catskills.

Professor of English Thomas Travisano has received an invitation to introduce The Poet's Theatre: The Correspondence of Elizabeth Bishop and Robert Lowell. The event will take place on Monday, May 24, 2010 at 8 p.m. in the Kaufmann Concert Hall of the 92nd Street Y in New York City. The event will feature Tony-nominated actors Kate Burton and Michael Cumpsty. Travisano is principal editor of Words in Air: The Complete Correspondence Between Elizabeth Bishop and Robert Lowell. He will also attend the American Literature Association Conference in San Francisco, where he will deliver a featured paper and chair a panel.

Gina Troy '09 was pictured in the February 2010 issue of the American Society for Biochemistry and Molecular Biology with her poster at the 2009 Experimental Biology Meeting in New Orleans.

Associate Professor of Art Joseph Von Stengel has had two pieces selected for "Paint the Town Red," an innovative fundraiser for the Birmingham, AL Chapter of the American Red Cross. His "8-bit Last Supper" digital illustration was chosen for the Digital Graphic Art category and 'Astronauts and Astroids' image was chosen for the Digital Photography category.

Assistant Professor of Sociology Cecelia Walsh-Russo presented a paper titled "Political repertoires, repression and Anglo-American abolitionist movements, 1824-1839" at the Manchester Metropolitan University "Popular Protest and Alternative Futures" conference in Manchester, England in March 2010.

Associate Professor of Accounting Priscilla Wightman presented "CPAs in Education: Issues Pre and Post Licensure" at both the NYSSCPA's Educator's Conference on April 10 and the American Accounting Association's Mid-Atlantic Conference on April 24. She also participated in the April 28, 2010 meeting of the NYS Board of Accountancy as a member and was accompanied by the students in her Contemporary Issues in Accounting class. Further, Wightman served as the member in education on the NYSSCPA's Ethics Task Force, which submitted to the Executive committee of the Society's Board of Directors April 28, 2010, and presented an "Intermediate Accounting" Workshop for the NYS Association of School Business Officials April 29 & 30, 2010. Wightman attended the NYSSCPA's Government Accounting & Reporting Conference on May 4, 2010.

Assistant Professor of Philosophy Jeremy Wisnewski has recently published “The Texture of Moral Dilemmas: Comments on Cholbi’s ‘Kant on Moral Dilemmas’,” (commentator,) APA Pacific Division, April, 2010; Review of Andrew Haas, The Irony of Heidegger, Continuum, in Philosophy in Review, Vol 30, Number 2, 2010; and Review of Michael Bowler, Heidegger and Aristotle: Philosophy as Praxis, Continuum, in Philosophy in Review, Vol 30, Number 1, 2010. In February, Wisnewski gave an invited paper titled “Teaching Animal Rights through Literature, Film, and Propaganda,” at Young Harris College, as well as “Moral Phenomenology: Some Lessons from Heidegger and Aristotle,” at the University of West Georgia and “Some Remarks on Fritz Allhoff’s Rejection of Absolutism in the Torture Debate,” at a workshop titled Terrorism, Ticking-Bombs, and Torture, at Western Michigan University.

Assistant Professor of Art History Doug Zullo gave an April 24 at the Museum of Russian Icons in Clinton, MA. The Boston-area museum houses the largest collection of Russian icons in North America. The title of Zullo's lecture was "Unholy Communion: The Soviet Occupation of Russian Orthodox Iconography."

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