Dr. John Mulryan, Board of Trustees Professor, emeritus, published an article on Herman Melville and Scriveners, and a review of "Theater and Spectacle in the Roman Empire." Both appear in the current issue of Cithara (volume 56, number 2).
Dr. Chris Mackowski, professor of journalism and mass communication, was an invited presenter for Liberty University’s annual Civil War conference, held April 22 in Lynchburg, Virginia. Mackowski presented “Grant’s Closing Chapter in the West,” a look at the fall of Vicksburg, Mississippi, in July 1863, as the turning point in the career of Gen. Ulysses S. Grant. Grant exemplified this in his own memoirs by ending volume one after Vicksburg and opening volume two with his promotion just before Chattanooga. Mackowski also has an article appearing in the August 2017 issue of Civil War Times magazine, hitting newsstands now, titled “Stonewall’s Greatest Joy.” The article focuses on Confederate Gen. Thomas “Stonewall” Jackson and his role as a father. Jackson had the opportunity to see his infant daughter only twice before his death in May 1863.
Dr. Megan Walsh, associate professor of English, has recently had published "The Portrait and the Book: Illustration and Literary Culture in Early America" by the University of Iowa Press. In the 19th century, new image-making methods like steel engraving and lithography caused a surge in the publication of illustrated books in the United States. Yet even before the widespread use of these technologies, Americans had already established the illustrated book format as central to the nation’s literary culture. In "The Portrait and the Book," Walsh argues that colonial-era author portraits, such as Benjamin Franklin’s and Phillis Wheatley’s frontispieces; political portraits that circulated during the debates over the Constitution, such as those of the Founders by Charles Willson Peale; and portraits of beloved fictional characters in the 1790s, such as those of Samuel Richardson’s heroine Pamela, shaped readers’ conceptions of American literature.
Dr. Phillip Payne, professor of history, participated and spoke at Humanities Beyond the Academy at the University at Buffalo on April 22. He also conducted a workshop for 7th grade social studies teachers for the Gilder Lerhman Institute in New York City on May 8.
Darwin L. King, professor of accounting, and Edward D. King had an article published in the March 2017 issue of the Oil, Gas & Energy Quarterly. The article is titled "An Overview of Timber Accounting and Taxation Principles and Practices." This is the 41st article that King has published in the Oil, Gas & Energy Quarterly since 2000.
Dr. Michael V. Chiariello and Dr. Leigh A. Simone attended the 23rd annual conference of The Association of Core Texts and Courses in Dallas on April 20-23. The conference was titled "Bridging Divides, Crossing Borders, Community Building: Core Texts, Liberal Arts, College and The Human Voice." Chiariello chaired the session titled “Does Wealth Have Contexts?” He additionally presented a paper titled “Plato’s Cave: Meta-Politics for the Post-Factual Era." Simone chaired the panel “In Programs and Classrooms: Re-invigorating the Core through Considerations of Gender.” Simone also presented her paper “The People Have Spoken: How Will St. Bonaventure’s The Mind’s Journey to God be Re-Configured and Re-Imagined in the New Core?”
Dr. Barbara Trolley, professor of counselor education, had her proposal accepted by the national Association for Counseling, Education and Supervision (ACES). The proposal, titled "The Expanding Role of School Counselors in Working with Students with Disabilities," will be presented in Chicago, Ill., in October.
Dr. Gerald P. Boersma, assistant professor of theology, recently published an article titled “Augustine’s Immanent Critique of Stoicism” in the Scottish Journal of Theology 70 (2017): 184–197. The article examines Augustine's criticism of stoic virtue theory in "The City of God." Boersma will be saying farewell to SBU at the end of this year. He has accepted a position in the theology department at Ave Maria University in Southwest Florida in the fall of 2017.
Dr. Leslie Sabina, professor of music, has been contracted by Los Angeles studio owner Thomas Appell and L.A. pianist David Kaylor to edit Kaylor's piano arrangements of the music from the hit movie "La La Land" for publication by Music Notes, the world’s largest e-commerce sheet music retailer and publisher. Additionally, Alfred/Belwin Music (Van Nuys, Calif.) recently published Sabina's jazz band arrangement of Stanford University's Jim Nadel's "Jo-Jo Calypso." J.W. Pepper, the world's largest print music distributor, has added Sabina's arrangement to their "Editor's Choice" category. Lastly, Sabina's longtime publisher, Kendor Music (N.Y.), will soon release Sabina's original jazz band arrangement of "O Christmas Tree."
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