Dr. Gregory Privitera, Associate Professor of Psychology, School of Arts and Sciences, was a keynote speaker at the 2015 Society for the Teaching of Psychology, Division 2 of the American Psychological Association, in Atlanta, GA, October 16 & 17. His presentation was titled: A Tale of Two Cohorts: Making Class- “Room” to Accelerate Student Preparedness for Laboratory Research in the 21st Century. In August, Privitera was also honored with an Early Career Psychologist Award at the American Psychological Association Annual Convention in Toronto, Canada.
Dr. Privitera is now in production for two books: one is a second edition of his nationally award-winning research methods book, and the second is a chapter contribution on the topic of Health Psychology in an Applied Psychology book that he is also co-authoring.
Dr. Gerald Boersma, assistant professor of theology, was awarded the Imbesi Saint Augustine Fellowship at Villanova University for spring 2016.
Dr. Pauline Hoffmann was a presenter at the October conference of NYS Women, Inc. She is the chapter president of the Buffalo Niagara Chapter of NYS Women, Inc. Hoffmann presented at the conference on two topics: dealing with difficult people and with generational differences in the workplace, and the importance of marketing and branding for your organization.
She was also a panelist and guest speaker at YNPN (Young Nonprofit Professionals Network) Greater Buffalo Summit on Oct. 2. The speaking engagement touched on "Your role in Public Relations, especially if you think you don't have one" and focused on the role each of us plays in promoting — or demeaning — our company/organization.
On Friday, Oct. 16, John and Sandra Mulryan gave a combined presentation at the 2015 Conference on John Milton at Middle Tennessee State University in Murfreesboro, Tenn. Their combined paper appeared in the section "Learning in the Miltonic Classroom" and was titled "Milton's contribution to St. Bonaventure University's Core Seminar Course, 'The Intellectual Journey.'"
John Mulryan explored the writings on Milton and ultimate reality in the Journey textbook, while Sandra Mulryan indicated how Milton's ideas on the godhead and freedom of the will are covered in other Journey authors, including Plato, Sartre, John Donne, and the Chandogya Upanishad. More than 30 people attended the paper; after the talk, one professor ordered the Journey textbook online.
Jess McFall was honored Oct. 17 at Alfred State's halftime celebration for being a member of the school’s inaugural football team. McFall is an alumnus of Alfred State, where he received his associate degree in culinary arts.
Dr. Tate, professor of philosophy, published an article, "Renewing the Question of Beauty: Gadamer on Plato's Idea of the Beautiful," in Epoche: A Journal in the History of Philosophy, Vol. 20, No. 1 (2015), pp. 21-41, which elaborates Gadamer's retrieval of Plato's idea of the beautiful by highlighting its characteristic traits of transcendence, radiance, and measure viewed as structural features of being as an event of truth.
Dr. Barry L. Gan was an invited member of a panel at the national Peace and Justice Studies Association meeting at James Madison University on Oct. 16-18. The panel members each presented summaries of their recent textbooks in peace studies to professors from universities around the nation interested in finding new texts for their classes or finding new approaches to their current pedagogy. Gan presented on his 2013 publication "Violence and Nonviolence: An Introduction."
Research conducted in St. Bonaventure’s Journalists’ Workshop experiential learning course was presented at the New York State Communication Association conference on Oct. 17.
Anne and Richard Lee, who teach the course, are working with their students to determine whether the sense of community is shifting away from traditional geographic-based communities and turning toward topic- and interest-based communities formed around subjects such as sports, theater and public policy.
The research, presented during an “Are You in or Out? Communities and their Boundaries” panel discussion, also was the topic of an op-ed article co-authored by the Lees in the Oct. 18 Buffalo News.
To view the op-ed, click here.
Four SBU Family Business Club students and a faculty member participated in Cornell University’s Families in Business Conference.
Bona students Allison Thomas, Andrea Martinez, Ben Marcus and Alissa Foster joined Cornell’s Family Business Club MBA students to participate in Cornell’s Family Business Conference held at the Statler Hotel and Johnson Business School Oct. 8-9.
The Cornell Smith Family Business Initiative funded their conference fees and an SBU gift from Betty Ramming funded their travel expenses.
Dr. Carol Wittmeyer, associate professor of management and adviser of SBU Family Business Club, participated in the panel “The Evolving Role of Women and Leadership in the Family-Owned Business.”
On Oct. 2, Dr. Anne-Claire Fisher and Dr. Paul Brawdy, with seniors Micaela Young and Nicole Dailey, presented at the National Association for Multicultural Education (NAME) in New Orleans. They presented on the preliminary results of joint research pursued during the spring semester of 2015 with six St. Bonaventure education undergraduate and graduate students (Samantha Arias, Nicole Dailey, Chloe Laundrie, Maria Liotta, Micaela Young and Jessica Zummo).
The presentation was titled “The other side of otherness: Fitting in or branching out?” and it was well received.
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