Erik Seastedt, director of human resources, chaired a panel discussion on the new Fair Labor Standards Act rules with the Department of Labor at the College and University Professional Association for Human Resources (CUPA-HR) National Conference in Washington, D.C.
Dr. Robin Valeri, professor of psychology, and Dr. Kevin Borgeson, associate professor of criminal justice, Salem State University, had a chapter titled "Masculine Identities within the Skinhead Movement: How Straight Men, Gay Men, and Women Embody and Perform Masculinity in a Culture of Traditional Masculinity," published in Advances in Sociology Research: Vol. 19,(pp. 39-58).
Using qualitative research methods and interviews, the chapter explores masculinities within the skinhead movement. Specifically this chapter examines how three sub-groups of skinheads, heterosexual men, gay men, and women each define and live masculinity within a culture that espouses a traditional hegemonic definition of masculinity. Skinheads present a tough, hard “don’t mess with me” image and a culture that promotes drinking, fighting, slam dancing, and the attributes of aggressiveness, competitiveness, restricted emotions, and limited affectionate behavior between men that are associated with traditional masculinity. Drawing on information from their online communications as well interviews with member of each of these subgroups, we will compare and contrast the extent to which each group embraces the traditional hegemonic masculinity associated with the skinhead movement in relation to skinhead identity, ideology and culture and examine how members of each of these groups, as they interact with other skinheads, embody, interpret, and perform some attributes of traditional masculinity while distancing themselves from others.
Dr. Ed. Simone, professor of theater and director of the theater program, was a presenter at the August 2016 Association for Theatre in Higher Education International Conference in Chicago. His presentation on using mask work to develop comedy was part of an expert panel on improvisational techniques in theater and related media. Simone was also re-elected for a fourth term, and elected an officer of the liaison committee for the Western New York Region of Actors' Equity Association, the union of professional actors and stage managers. Simone continued his work as an associate editor of Players, an online journal about the pedagogy and practice of acting. Simone is the host of Sunday Classics for Classical-WNED, and writes and produces radio promotions for WNED-TV.
Dr. Phillip Payne, professor of history, will be one of five scholars participating in The People’s Forum on the American Presidency Saturday, Oct. 1, at Daemen College in Amherst. The participants will discuss four presidents whose actions and reputations raise questions about how we understand history through the president's lens. Payne, author of “Dead Last: The Public Memory of Warren G. Harding’s Scandalous Legacy,” and “Crash! How the Boom and Bust of the 1920s Worked,” will discuss Warren G. Harding. The other presidents who will be discussed are Thomas Jefferson, Grover Cleveland and Woodrow Wilson. This event is free and open to the public. Learn more at http://dae.men/ThePeoplesForum
Dr. John Mulryan, Professor Emeritus, co-authored a review article in Cithara (volume 55, no. 2) with his student, Tyler Grudi. The article dealt with the subject of Shrinking the New Testament Canon. Mulryan also published an article in "Emblematica: An Interdisciplinary Journal for Emblem Studies," titled "Captioned Images of Venus in Vincenzo Cartari's Imagini." In addition, Professsor Mulryan and Mrs. Sandra Mulryan attended and participated in the Milton Seminar at Princeton University on September 16-17.
Dr. Donika Kelly, assistant professor of English, has made the longlist for the National Book Award in Poetry for her latest collection, "Bestiary." Hers is one of ten books to make the longlist; other poets on this year's longlist include Rita Dove and Donald Hall.
The fall issue of Nūr: the Newsletter of the Center for Arab and Islamic Studies is now available on the Center’s website, www.sbu.edu/CAIS. This issue features articles by Sr. Margaret Carney and Drs. Zahid and Durriya Khairulah, as well as book and exhibit reviews, news items, etc.
Fr. David B. Couturier, OFM. Cap., dean of the School of Franciscan Studies, has published a new article, “The Socio-Analytic Study of Catholic Organizations,” in John B. Morgan, ed., Foundation Theology 2016: Essays for Ministry Professionals (Mishawaka, IN: GTF Publications, 2016), 43-54.
An essay by Mark Phillips, HEOP tutor, appears in the spring issue of J Journal: New Writing on Justice. In “Calvin’s Wager,” Phillips trails the soul of John Calvin through the purgatory of southwestern New York.
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