Welcome to the following new employees at the Mount:  Marianne McGoron, admission; Tony Hester, John Letcher and Nick Niemeyer, campus safety; Fred Okanda, institutional research; Bridget McDermott, library; Deborah Wille, Upward Bound; Marta Trujillo, wellness.

CONGRATULATIONS TO Gail Burns, chairperson of undergraduate nursing, who presented at the 24th International Networking for Healthcare Education Conference at Cambridge University, UK, from September 3-5, 2013. She presented a theme paper, “Contemporary Political, Financial and Social Drivers Forcing Immediate Baccalaureate Nursing Curriculum Redesign.”

Michael Casicato, campus ministry, facilitated the Beginnings Retreat on September 27-28, 2013 at the Grailville Retreat Center in Loveland. The retreat gave freshmen an opportunity to reflect on their first month of college while getting to know fellow classmates and upperclassmen. A team of sophomore-senior students guided the freshmen as they reflected on transitions, relationships and taking chances.

Karen Holtgrefe, associate professor of physical therapy, was re-elected secretary of the physical therapy section of the Ohio Physical Therapy, Occupational Therapy and Athletic Trainers board, and elected secretary of the joint board at the September, 2013 meeting.

Eric Johnson, assistant professor of biology, presented a poster titled, "Do Backbone Motions Contribute to Side-Chain Order Parameters?" at the Gordon Research Conferences.

Craig Lloyd, associate professor of art, had a painting accepted into VISTA: landscape in contemporary art, an international competitive exhibit, at Manifest Gallery in Cincinnati. The exhibition runs from September 27-October 25, 2013.

Pete Mosher, director of clinical education, co-authored and published, “Quality in Physical Therapist Clinical Education: A Systematic Review,” in the October issue of Physical Therapy Journal. http://ptjournal.apta.org/content/93/10/1298.abstract

Stacy Mueller, director of Project EXCEL, gave a presentation titled, “The College Search for Students with Disabilities,” at the National College Fair held at the Duke Energy Center on September 29, 2013.

Patty Ragio, vice president of institutional advancement, was accepted into Leadership Cincinnati Class 37. This 10-month program will culminate in June, 2014.

Roseanne Thomas, associate professor of physical therapy and chair of the physical therapy department, Lisa Dehner, associate professor of physical therapy and Karen Holtgrefe, associate professor of physical therapy, attended CAPTE training in preparation for the PT program’s upcoming accreditation site visit.