Dr. Megan Walsh, associate professor of English, delivered this semester's keynote lecture for the "Reimagining the Humanities" speaker series at Penn State-Erie, The Behrend College, on Nov. 8. The title of Walsh's talk was "Corpses and Character Portraits: Book Illustration and the Novel of Seduction in Revolutionary America."
Dr. Carol Wittmeyer, associate professor of management, co-facilitated the session "This Generation Roundtable -Many Voices and Many Choices" at the Cornell University Annual Families in Business Conference held at Cornell Oct. 21 & 22. Several SBU students attended, including MBA students Ben Marcus and Stephanie Dolliver, and undergraduate students Ryland Wiseman and Michael Poisson. The workshop attended by students, "Building Emotional Maturing in the Family and in the Business," was led by John Engel, '75, founder of Leadership Coaching. The trip was funded by Betty Ramming, who donated to the business school in honor of her late husband, Allan Ramming, ’63, owner of Electro Abrasive Corporation.
Dr. Paul G. Barretta, associate professor of marketing, had an article accepted by Journal of Issues in Intercollegiate Athletics titled "Consumer Perceptions of the Inaugural College Football Championship Tournament: A Longitudinal Study." The article reports on a study he conducted using a panel of sports fans; it will be available online in the near future.
Dr. David Matz, professor of classical languages, presented at the New York College English Association conference at Suffolk County Community College on October 15. His paper was on the Greek poet Pindar and the ancient Olympic games. Dr. Lauren Matz, professor of English, also presented at the conference, speaking on the topic of building student empathy through developing cultural metanarratives for literary characters. Her article, "Reading Tea and Coffee in Arnold Bennett's 'The Old Wives' Tale' (1908)," was published by the Semiotic Society of America in Semiotics 2015: Virtual Identities.
Sharon Myers, director of admissions communications, was a guest speaker at the 16th Annual Nonprofit Day in Erie, Pa., on October 25. Sponsored by The Nonprofit Partnership & The Erie Community Foundation, Nonprofit Day is a full-day learning event for nonprofit staff and volunteer leadership to come together and learn how to advance their organizations and the nonprofit sector. Keynotes and workshops throughout the day follow four thematic tracks: management, governance, fundraising and marketing, and communication. With more than 300 people in attendance, Myers presented two sessions: Marketing for Good - Applying Integrated Marketing Communications to Nonprofits & Building Your Brand.
Myers also spoke at the Cattaraugus Region Community Foundation Nonprofit Networking Day, held on November 4 on the campus of St. Bonaventure University. Staff, board members and volunteers from the Southern Tier attended this half-day conference to collaborate, share resources and network. Myers was the session leader on "Marketing for Good - Applying Integrated Marketing Communications to Nonprofits," along with panelists Matt Wojick, associate vice president for marketing and communications at Canisius College, and Kelly Powell, president at Flight9 Creative.
St. Bonaventure biochemistry major Jordan Powers, ’18, was recognized at a regional scientific meeting for his oral presentation on RNA sequencing. Powers attended the Rustbelt RNA meeting in Cleveland, Ohio, with associate professor Dr. Xiao-Ning Zhang. Powers gave an oral presentation titled “RNA-seq data analysis revealed a novel role of SR45 in plant innate immunity” about his research and won one of the two Outstanding Undergraduate in Oral Presentation awards. He received immediate congratulations from several professors in research-orientated universities in person or via email. The Rustbelt RNA meeting hosted nearly 300 participants, including professors, post-doctoral and graduate students. Powers, a junior from Lakewood, N.Y., said he was honored to receive the award, especially because it was his first professional talk. Read the full press release: http://www.sbu.edu/about-sbu/news-events/latest-news/news-release/2016/10/25/st.-bonaventure-biochemistry-student-wins-award-at-rustbelt-rna-meeting
Dr. Margaret Jones-Carey, director of the educational leadership program, presented at the Global Education Forum in Philadelphia, P.A., on October 15, 2016, on the topic: Using Teacher Leaders to Infuse Global Competence in K-12 classrooms.
Dr. Carol Fischer, professor of accounting, co-authored an article with Susan Anders, professor of accounting at Midwestern State University (and formerly at SBU), that has been accepted for publication in The CPA Journal. The article is titled "Best Bets in Tax Software: 2016 Annual Survey of New York State Practitioners" and will appear in the November 2016 issue of the journal. This represents the 15th annual survey that they have conducted and published.
An essay by Mark Phillips appears in the print and online editions of the October 21 Commonweal. In “Lost in Storyland,” Phillips reflects on the notion of an owned American narrative. His essay can be read here: https://www.commonwealmagazine.org/lost-storyland
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