April 2013 | Mount St. Joseph University

Welcome to the following new employees at the Mount:  Staff members Jack Ballman, admission; Josh Hess, athletics and recreation; Brett Hambrick, campus police; and Brittany Arthur, career and experiential education.

Congratulations to the Mount faculty and staff who will be honored at Celebration of Teaching and Learning on April 16, 2013:

Elizabeth Mason, assistant professor of English, was named the 2013 S. Adele Clifford award winner.

Suzanne Smith, adjunct instructor of nursing, was named the recipient of the Adjunct Faculty Excellence in Teaching award.

Mark Fischer, professor of chemistry, is this year’s Distinguished Scholar.

Adam Konopka, assistant professor of philosophy, was named the Emerging Scholar.

Donna Hemberger, associate director of admission, is the professional staff recipient of the Elizabeth Seton Mission Award.

Peggy Gruen, administrative assistant, is the support staff recipient of the Elizabeth Seton Mission Award.

Congratulations to JW Carter, assistant professor of sociology and criminology, who traveled to Dallas, Tex. in March 2013 to attend the 50th annual meeting of the Academy of Criminal Justice Sciences. He co-presented a paper titled, “An Examination of Faculty, Staff and Students’ Perceptions of Active Shooter Training,” which he co-wrote with Brooke Gialopsos, assistant professor of sociology and criminology, and two colleagues from Northern Kentucky University.

Kristen Hedgebeth, service learning coordinator, served on a panel to share post-secondary service learning opportunities with 200 service-minded high school students from northern Kentucky and southwestern Ohio. The 2013 Youth Service Symposium, sponsored by Children’s Inc., was held on the Northern Kentucky University campus on March 7, 2013. Other panelists included representatives from Northern Kentucky University, University of Cincinnati and Xavier University. In addition to students, parents and teachers were also in attendance. Kristen shared with students was service learning is a valuable way to learn about community needs through hands-on experience.

Jamie Leslie, assistant professor of nursing, had a manuscript accepted for publication by Nursing 2013 titled, “Waist Loss: The Irrelevance of the Scale.” It is expected to be published next year.

Jamie Leslie, assistant professor of nursing, attended the Midwest Nursing Research Society conference on March 7-10, 2013, in Chicago, Ill., where she presented, “Putting the Ethic of Care Into Action: The Social Class Dinner.”

Angela Miller, assistant professor of education, had a proposal accepted for a pedagogical presentation at the Ohio Catholic Educators’ Association annual conference on October 7-8, 2013, in Columbus, Ohio. She will present information about teaching strategies for phonics and word analysis (Bear & Invernizzi, 2012).

Peter Robinson, associate professor of history, participated in the 2013 William Howard Taft Symposium on April 6, 2013.

Cindy Stewart, assistant professor of sociology and criminology, was recently selected as a research team member for the International Self-Reported Delinquency Study (ISRD3). Cindy traveled to Charles University in Prague, Czech Republic, on April 3-6, 2013, to attend research development meetings with fellow research team members from around the world. The research project is founded on an earlier cross-national survey which included collaborative and standardized survey research among 30 participating countries. The current study focuses on juvenile offending, victimization, substance abuse, and testing delinquency theories.

Robyn Stone, adjunct instructor of English, presented her paper, “Mary Sue: Wish Fulfillment in a Public Setting,” at the Being Undisciplined Conference at the University of Cincinnati on April 6, 2013.

Robyn Stone, adjunct instructor of English, is teaching a four-week creative writing workshop for Marjorie Book Continuing Education, a program designed to offer educational opportunities to those with disabilities.

John Trokan, associate professor of religious and pastoral studies, attended the Association for Graduate Programs in Ministry Conference from February 21-24, 2013, at the Franciscan Retreat Center in Tampa, Fla.

John Trokan, associate professor of religious and pastoral studies, performed with an ensemble from the Hills of Kentucky Dulcimer Club at the Northern Kentucky Regional History Day at Northern Kentucky University on March 16, 2013, featuring “Tunes from Appalachia” and a workshop titled, “Music and Reflections from the Civil War.”

John Trokan, associate professor of religious and pastoral studies, completed the Quality Matters program workshop at Christ School of Health Sciences on March 21, 2013.


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