Welcome to the following new employees at the Mount:  Faculty members Shanti Chu and Kurt Grannan, arts and humanities; Nick Bodmer, Martha Brosz, Sarah Cassella, Casey Monday, Bruce Nelson, and Brian Schuler, behavioral and natural science; Jamal Rashed and Cynthia Veraldo, business; Laura Saylor, Michael Bindis, Harrison Collier, and Angela Kinney, education; Susan Sportsman and Sue Wajert, health sciences.

Staff members: Corri Frey, academic support; Tammy Bruner, administration; Dustin Baynes, Breanna Cugliari, Beth Goderwis, Warren McConnell, Jeffrey Newman, and Joe Renner, athletics and recreation; Amy Gum, building and grounds; Matt Tyahur, campus safety; Nina Robinson, education; Peggy Welge, fiscal operations; Casey Biggs, human resources; Tara Byrd, marketing and communications; Lisa Peters, music; Sheree Brown, Stacy Mueller, Kevin Larison, Kathleen Ray, and Andrew Verslype, Project Excel; Janet Cox and Warren Grove, student services.

CONGRATULATIONS TO John Ballard, professor of management, who presented, “The Crawford Slip Method: Uses to Improve Teaching, the Classroom, and the Course,” at the Lilly Conference on College and University Teaching and Learning, on May 31, 2013 in Bethesda, Md. He co-authored the article with Mary Ann Edwards, associate professor of business administration.

Robert Bodle, associate professor of communication and new media studies, organized the International Communication Association Pre-Conference, “Exploring and Remaking Critical Studies of Advertising,” where he presented his paper, “A Political Economy Approach to Evaluating Personalized Advertising and Marketing Practices on Social Media Sites.” Robert also presented another paper, “The Political Economy of Algorithms: The Implications of Personalization Services in Social Media Sites” at the International Communication Association held in London, U.K., in June 2013.

Robert Bodle, associate professor of communication and new media studies, wrote an article, “The Ethics of Online Anonymity or Zuckerberg vs. ‘Moot,’” which was published in the special issue titled, “Crossing Boundaries and Ethics” in Computers and Society. www.academia.edu/3553433

Brooke Gialopsos, assistant professor of criminology, had a manuscript, “The Short-Term Repeat Sexual Victimization of Adolescents in School,” published in the journal “Crime and Delinquency.” Along with two co-authors, Brooke examined whether measures of opportunity and low self-control were able to distinguish between one-time and repeat victims of sexual assault and harassment in secondary schools.

Amy Grincewicz, senior instructional designer, will have a chapter titled, “Designing Quality Blended Courses,” included in the book, “Practical Applications and Experiences in K-20 Blended Learning Environments.” The book is being published by IGI Global in December 2013.

Jeff Hillard, associate professor of English, interviewed National Book Award-winning fiction writer, Bob Shacochis, which was published in Interview Magazine online. http://www.interviewmagazine.com/culture/bob-shacochis/#_

Craig Lloyd, associate professor of art, had a photograph selected for inclusion in the Zanesville Museum of Art’s 70th Annual Ohio Exhibition, which runs September 14-November 16, 2013. He also has a small wall sculpture included in HWD, a regional exhibition of three-dimensional work at the Rosewood Arts Centre in Kettering, Ohio, which runs from August 26-September 27, 2013.

Craig Lloyd, associate professor of art, served as a judge in July 2013 for the Professional Fine Arts Show at the Indiana State Fair in Indianapolis, Ind.

Elizabeth Mason, assistant professor of English, wrote two poems, “Remembering Where Pieces Fit” and “Orthopedics is the Medicine of Keeping Children Right,” which were accepted for publication in the Pisgah Review of Brevard College.

Tracy McDonough, associate professor of psychology, and Lynda Crane, professor of psychology, submitted a poster titled, “Our Turn to Speak at Last: Stories of Living with Schizophrenia,” at the annual meeting of the Midwestern Psychological Association in Chicago, Ill., in May 2013.

Clarissa Rosas, program director of TEAM-MSE, and Amy Emery, clinical placement coordinator, led a group of students in June 2013 to Munich, Germany, to learn about inclusive practices in the country, meet intervention specialists and the Minister of Education.

Robyn Stone, adjunct instructor of English, wrote a poem, “Spring, Cloaked,” which was published in the “Silver Leaves Journal” in September 2013. It also won Oloris Publishing’s first Spring Poetry Contest.

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