Melissa Altman-Traub, adjunct instructor of Dietetics, was awarded two grants totaling $450 from the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics’ Kids Eat Right campaign in March. Altman-Traub presented Healthy Snacking toolkits to students, conducted a cooking demonstration of quick, no-recipe entrees, and discussed ways to make meals at home that promote good health and nutrition.
Rainah Chambliss, current president of the Alpha Beta Gamma (ABG) Eta Sigma chapter, was elected National Student President for 2012-2013 at the ABG National Leadership Conference, March 29-April 1. Chambliss attended the conference with Derek Ramoutar, Student Government Association treasurer; ABG faculty advisors Cory Ng, instructor of Accounting; and Tamra Chase, adjunct instructor of Economics and Finance. ABG is an international business honor society for two-year college students.
Derek Ramoutar, Tamra Chase, Rainah Chambliss and Cory Ng
Civility Week 2012, a week-long celebration in April of international food, music, dance and culture, included a kick-off with radio personality Jamar “Izzo” Izzard, co-chair of the Mayor's Commission on African American Males, and presentations by faculty, staff, students and administrators. The presentations covered topics such as promoting civility, how to survive in a diverse world, civility in life, perceptions made on the basis of one's clothing and discussions on current news issues related to civility. Civility Week activities were orchestrated by the President's Diversity Council's Subcommittee for Civility and Events, whose members include Brandee Allen, Rhonda Simpson and Gilberto Gonzalez.
J. Alexine Fleck, Ph.D., assistant professor of English and contributing editor to the research blog for the Alcohol and Drugs History Society, recently posted two articles, “Michael Jackson’s Addiction Problem” and “A Sex Addict By Any Other Name.”
Monica Hahn, assistant professor of Art, delivered one paper titled "The Adaptable Image: Performance, Manners and Agency in Joshua Reynolds’s “Portrait of Omai” at the University of Pennsylvania’s Graduate Humanities Forum Conference, Adaptations, on February 17; and another one, "Dramatizing the Encounter: The Performative Body in John Webber’s 'A Man of the Sandwich Islands, Dancing'" at the Rutgers University Art History Graduate Symposium, "The Art of Travel," on March 23.
Joshua Reynolds’s “Portrait of Omai”
Lynette Luckers, assistant professor, Counseling, and founder of the Marion Luckers Kidney Foundation, will receive the 2012 Maroon and Gold Excellence Award presented by the Bloomsburg University Alumni Association at their Alumni Awards Luncheon on Saturday, May 19.
Elisa McCool, adjunct instructor, English, had her poem “Bat Elegy” published in Explosion Proof Magazine, Winter 2012 edition, Volume 2, Issue 1.
Cory Ng, instructor of Accounting, addressed members of the Network for Teaching Entrepreneurship (NFTE) Philadelphia Chapter on January 28. The NFTE, a national organization focusing on at-risk students, offers entrepreneurial training to high school students. Teachers in the audience represented schools throughout Philadelphia, including George Washington, Franklin Learning Center, Murrell Dobbins, Martin Luther King, Charles Carroll, Boys’ Latin of Philadelphia, Maritime Academy, Nueva Esperanza and World Communications.
Mujahid Nyahuma, Ph.D., adjunct instructor, Social Science, and senior scholar at Thomas Jefferson University School of Population Health, is chairperson for the pre-conference workshop titled, "eLearning Healthcare Technology Infrastructure Assessments and Needs in Africa" at the 7th International Conference on ICT for Development, Education and Training in Cotonou, Republic of Benin, on May 22. The workshop will explore building comprehensive models of health care infrastructure technology required to support the international collaboration and coordination necessary to sustain beneficial education and training relationships.
Tom Ott, professor, English, was elected president of the Board of Trustees for the Unitarian Society of Germantown.
Lucila Paramo, Ph.D., instructor of Chemistry, was among those honored as one of the Most Influential Latinos of 2011 at a Hyatt Regency dinner and reception in Philadelphia last December 1. Prior to the College, Paramo taught at St. Joseph’s and La Salle universities. She is the principal of Philadelphia’s new ASPIRA Bilingual Cyber Charter School (grades 8-12), president of International Higher Education Consulting and the co-author of a bilingual GED math and computer textbook for Latinos.
Elaine Terranova, adjunct instructor, English; and Nathalie Anderson, professor of English at Swarthmore College, read from Elaine’s new book of poems, Dames Rocket, at the Good Karma Café in Philadelphia on April 15.
David E. Thomas, dean of the Division of Adult and Community Education, has been selected by the U.S. Department of Education to serve as a chief facilitator for discussion around Drop-Out Prevention, Recovery and Re-Engagement during the High School Graduation Initiative national meeting in Washington, D.C., June 4-5.
Ravyn Wilson-Bernard, instructor, English; Kristy Shuda McGuire, assistant professor, Biology; and Ruth Baker, assistant professor, Library, cooperatively led a forum session titled, "Doing Dewey in the Digital Age" at the League for Innovation in the Community College's Innovations 2012 Conference in Philadelphia on March 5. The forum focused on the digital age and how the basic pedagogical principles that John Dewey asserts in his 1910 text, How We Think, are still used today. The three academics also facilitated small Faculty Learning Communities (FLCs) where attendees offered input on assignments that encourage learner-centered approaches and critical thinking in the digital age.
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