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Summer 2011 | 11

Communicat ions

Tamara Gillis participated in a March 2011 panel discussion on employee commu-nications attended by Indian Overseas Bank communications officers. Also in March 2011, Gillis presented a lecture on communication management challenges at the Great Lakes Institute of Management. She and Kirsten Johnson were named Page Legacy Scholars for the 2011–2012 academic year and were awarded a grant from the Arthur W. Page Center to complete the project, “Markers of Credibility and Mainstream Media Representatives: Developing a Social Media Credibility Inventory.”

Colin Helb presented “The Liminal Space of Semiprofessional Musicians” at the November 2010 American Studies Association annual meeting. Kirsten Johnson and Jamie Bartolino ’11 presented “Let’s Tweet about It: The Impact of Twitter Posts on Students’ Perceptions of Instructor Credibility” at the October 2010 Pennsylvania Communication Association conference. Johnson published “The Effect of Twitter Posts on Students’ Perceptions of Instructor Credibility” in the March 2011 issue of Learning, Media and Technology. The study was the source of commentary on a number of online forums, including The Chronicle of Higher Education and Nature blogs. At the April 2011 Pennsylvania Associated Press Broadcasters Association Conference, she participated on the panels, “When Free Speech is Ugly” and “Social Media Strategies.” Johnson also informed a story in The Patriot-News (Harrisburg, Pa.) about the Oprah Winfrey Network. Kelly Poniatowski published “You’re not Allowed Body Checking in Women’s Hockey: Preserving Gendered and Nationalistic Hegemonies in the 2006 Olympic Ice Hockey Tournament” in the March 2011 edition of Women in Sport and Physical Activity Journal and presented the research that same month at Niagara University.

Educat ion

Kathleen Blouch was appointed higher education representative on the Pennsylvania Environmental Education Advisory Council. She presented “Assessing Opportunities to Learn” and

“Developing Inquiry and Literacy in the Science Classroom: Compacting the Curriculum” at the Pennsylvania Middle School Association conference. Blouch; Wendy Martin, Science in Motion ; and Nancy Fritz Valkenburg ’71, Civic Engagement, presented “Successful Science with Service-Learning: Science in Motion is Civically Engaged!” at the December 2010 Pennsylvania Science Teachers Association convention. Juan Toro was appointed to the Equity Assurance Panel of the Pennsylvania Department of Education’s Educator Certification Tests program.

Emer i t i

Otis Kitchen , Fine and Performing Arts, was honored in March 2011 by the American Bandmasters Association for his service during the Korean conflict. During that period, Kitchen was a member of the 101st Division Band, director of the Army Band Training Unit, and chaplain’s assistant and organist. In addition, he received a citation from the Pa. House of Representatives that recognized his outstanding lifetime achievements, which “brought great credit to himself through his laudable actions and deeds.”

Engl i sh

David Downing was invited to serve as an editorial consultant for Blackwell Books and for the Kent State University Press. Downing presented a lecture about C.S. Lewis at the University of Lille, France, in June 2011 and will speak about the author at Regent College in Vancouver, Canada, in July 2011. In addition, his novel “Looking for the King” was featured in The Patriot-News (Harrisburg, Pa.). Richard Fellinger published “Casey at the Bat” on the Time website and “You vs. The Clipboard.” In December 2010, Fellinger read his fiction at Out Loud Lit. His unpublished debut novel, “Memoirs of a Little League Dad,” was named a quarter-finalist in the Amazon Breakthrough Novel Award.

Mark Harman published “Retranslating Amerika” in the Journal of the Kafka Society of America. Harman also spoke about his experience translating Kafka and Rilke at a conference celebrating the 10th anniversary of the University of Kentucky’s Max Kade German House.

He published an essay in SINN UND FORM, the journal of the Academy of the Arts in Berlin. In addition, a new illustrated edition of Harman’s translation of “The Castle” was published by The Folio Society in London, England. The organization’s publication, Folio:, also featured Harman’s essay, “Unlocking ‘The Castle.’” In April 2011, he was interviewed on ABC, Austria’s public broadcasting network, about his new translation of Rilke’s “Letter to a Young Poet.” Dana Mead published “The Value of a Site Visit: Elizabethtown College” in “A Practical Handbook for Honors Program and Honors College Evaluation and Assessment.” Matthew Skillen informed a Lancaster (Pa.) New Era/ Intelligencer Journal story on shadows.

Jesse Waters published his work in the spring 2011 edition of Poetry Quarterly.

F ine and Performing Arts

James Armstrong coordinated and performed during a Brazilian Percussion Extravaganza featuring guest percussionist Jorge Sacramento and several area ensembles in March 2011. The event was part of the Partners of the Americas Music Without Borders exchange program.

Justin Badgerow and Sarah Daughtrey performed a concert of music from Brazilian composers as part of a guest artist series at Sul Ross State University in Alpine, Texas. E. Douglas Bomberger was interviewed by WITF-FM about the December 2010 MacDowell Festival and Symposium. Bomberger published “Percepciones Europeas del Ragtime: Hindemith y Stravinsky” in the September-December 2010 issue of the journal Quodlibet. He also presented a paper at the 37th Annual Conference of the Society for American Music in March 2011. In addition, Bomberger was elected to a second two-year term as treasurer of the organization. Milt Friedly

served on the Pennsylvania Council on the Arts Visual Arts Review Panel. Two of his mixed media prints were selected for Lebanon Valley College’s 40th Juried Art Exhibition in April 2011. Friedly exhibited his sculpture with the Echo Valley Art Group at the Marietta (Pa.) Art House in April 2011. In addition, his work was featured at the Demuth Museum, Musser Park, the State Museum

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