Ida Swindle of the Student Life Center and William Martin of Building Services assisted in producing the theme music for the new WFMZ-TV “Navigating Your Life Show with Dr. Nat Williams,” which airs every Monday night at 8:30 p.m. Swindle’s vocals are featured and Martin wrote the lyrics and melody.
Rick Frei, Ph.D., associate professor of Psychology, Education and Human Services, testified as a witness at the Senate Judiciary Subcommittee on Crime and Drugs on Federal Efforts to Address Witness Intimidation at the State and Local Level on January 8, 2010 at the Constitution Center in Philadelphia. Senator Arlen Specter (D-PA), Chairman of the Subcommittee, presided and Frei presented the results of his research on snitching and cooperating with police. Frei is the lead researcher on the Snitching Project, an interdisciplinary student-driven research and educational initiative sponsored by the Fox Rothschild Center for Law and Society.
Olga Dugan, Ph.D., assistant professor of English, won first prize for her poem “what we say” in the Innovative Haiku category out of 2,000 entries in the international Haiku Now! 2010 Contest. Former U.S. Poet Laureate from 2001-2003, Billy Collins, and haiku poet and founder of The Haiku Foundation, Jim Kacian, judged The Haiku Now! 2010 Contest. Kacian described Dugan’s winning poem as suggesting, “a new way to organize material within a haiku. Its multiple reading possibilities are the very essence of innovation, and I expect serious poets will study this poem, and we’ll see more like it in the near future. But Olga Dugan got here first.” View Dugan’s winning poem at
Dena Sukol, Esq., adjunct instructor of Paralegal Studies, presented “YOUR BRAIN: The Most Valuable Piece of Property You’ll Ever Own—An Intellectual Property Primer” to more than 40 members of the Philadelphia L.E.A.D.S. program at the December Power Seminar. Philadelphia L.E.A.D.S., the College’s student leadership society, conducts monthly power workshops and seminars with speakers who are experts in their respective fields. Sukol discussed basic law and copyrighting, trademarking and patenting resources. Sukol, who is also faculty advisor for the Student Government Association, observed, “The line of students waiting to ask questions at the end of the program was wonderful—our students are brimming over with ideas, and it’s wonderful to provide them with this information.”