Welcome to the following new employees at the Mount:  Staff members Rebecca Middleton, education, and Mike Detzel, online initiatives.

Congratulations to Elizabeth Barkley, chairperson of English and modern languages, who recently published a book, “Life After Death: Practical Help for the Widowed.”

Mary Jean Blink, chairperson of computer information systems, presented, “Put Your Data to Work,” at the Revelation Software Conference in Nashville, Tenn.

Robert Bodle, associate professor of communication and new media studies, presented, “Right to a Good Name in the World of Social Media,” at the Pacem in Terris 50th Anniversary Celebration Events at Xavier University on April 18, 2013.

Jim Green, associate professor of education, attended a symposium on March 23, 2013, sponsored by the Intercollegiate Studies Institute titled, “Is America in Decline?” It was held at Indiana University in Bloomington, Ind.

Cynthia Gregory, head of electronic resources, published a review of the book, “40 Under 40: Craft Futures,” for the Art Libraries Society of North America’s March/April 2013 ARLIS/NA Reviews.

Mary Kay Fleming, associate professor of psychology, will present an interactive session titled, “Characteristics of Courses and Assignments that Develop Students’ Interdisciplinary Problem-Solving Skills” at the annual meeting of the Association for the Assessment of Learning in Higher Education (AAHLE) in Lexington, Ky., in early June.

Mary Kay Fleming, associate professor of psychology, will present a poster at the Teaching Institute of the annual conference of the American Psychological Society in late May 2013, in Washington, D.C. The poster is titled, “Developmental Psychology Courses as a Platform for Interdisciplinary/Integrative Learning.”

Catie Geraci, admission counselor, and Calista Stone, assistant director of Project EXCEL, will present at the Ohio Association of College Admission Counseling summer conference in June, 2013. The program, “LD: The ‘D’ Stands for Difference,” will focus on college preparation for students with specified learning disabilities.

Paul Jenkins, director of library services, and Tim Lynch, professor of history, joined musician Mike Oberst at his April 9, 2013, performance at the Brookville, Ind., public library as part of the Tunes Through Time concert series. Paul and Tim spoke about Woody Guthrie and Labor Music in between Mike’s performances.

Nazneen Kane, assistant professor of sociology, presented a paper titled, “Fragmented Childhoods,” at the Annual Conference of North Central Sociological Association in April, 2013. Nazneen was also a recipient of this year’s Leadership Research Grant to develop this same line of research and the “Enchanted Garden: An Early Childhood Summer Camp” at the Mount’s Children Center.

Bill Lonneman, assistant professor of nursing, and Meg Riestenberg, associate professor of chemistry, presented, “Powering a Sustainable Future: Energy Production and the Environment,” at the Pacem in Terris 50th Anniversary Celebration Events at Xavier University on April 18, 2013.

Angela Miller, assistant professor of education, had two proposals accepted to the Association for Middle Level Education (AMLE) annual conference which will be held Nov. 7-9, 2013, in Minneapolis, Minn.

Pete Mosher, assistant professor of physical therapy, along with Gina Fieler, simulation lab coordinator, and Karen Holtgrefe, associate professor of physical therapy, presented, “Utilizing High Fidelity Simulation in Developing Effective Clinical Teaching Strategies and Intra-professional Collaboration in Physical Therapy Students and Clinical Instructors” at the Ohio Physical Therapy Association’s annual conference in Columbus, Ohio, on April 12, 2013.

Beth Murray, professor of biology, was honored by Ohioana Library Association on April 21, 2013, for her 2013 book, “Forensic Identification: Putting a Name and Face on Death.” The Ohioana Library Association held their program and reception at the Hamilton County Public Library in Cincinnati, Ohio, with a panel discussion and book signing.

Jennifer Querner, career and co-op coordinator,hosted a networking breakfast for colleagues who work in the cooperative education field on April 19, 2013, which provided an opportunity to share best practices and discuss current hiring trends.

Patty Ragio, vice president of institutional advancement, presented the “Management and Metrics” module for the Association of Fundraising Professionals’ annual Fundamentals of Fundraising course held at the Urban League in Cincinnati on April 13, 2013.