February 2013 | Mount St. Joseph University

Welcome to the following new employees at the Mount:  Staff members Tom Grippa, athletics and recreation; Stephan Craig, campus activities and leadership; and Daniel Schultz, fiscal operations. Faculty members Jamie Bayliss, physical therapy; and Jamie Havrilak, biology.

Congratulations to Sharon Kesterson Bollen, professor of art, who served as a judge for the Regional Scholastic Art Awards Competition on Jan. 19, 2013, assessing more than 600 entries in the mixed media category, grades 7-12. Susan R. Lawrence, adjunct art education instructor, assisted with the jurying process of the Regional Scholastic Art Awards Competition.

James Green, associate professor of education, recently published an article titled, “God and Man at Yale and Beyond: The Thoughts of William F. Buckley, Jr. on Higher Education, 1949-1955” in the journal “American Educational History.”

Cynthia Gregory, head of electronic resources, is the recipient of a 2013 artist residency and grant from The Kimmel Harding Nelson Center for the Arts in Nebraska. Each year, the Center selects through a peer-reviewed process approximately 60 interdisciplinary artists for this research opportunity.

Cynthia Gregory, head of electronic resources, was a visiting artist at the Cincinnati Art Museum’s event, “A Wrinkle in Time.”

Catie Geraci, admissions counselor, Joe Zalot, associate professor of religious and pastoral studies, and Rudy Argueta, head men's soccer coach, took 24 Mount students and a few chaperones to Washington, D.C., for the 2013 March for Life on Jan. 25 to send a pro-life message on the 40th anniversary of Roe v. Wade.

Adam Konopka, assistant professor of philosophy, recently received word that his paper, “Common Goods that Obligate: Prudential Care and Leadership Decisions,” was selected to receive a Best Formal Paper by an Early Career Scholar Award by the Association for Practical and Professional Ethics (APPE). This award is one of the highest presented by the Association and represents a significant milestone in academic achievement.

Tim Lawson, professor of psychology, was ranked 8th in an article listing the top 20 contributors to the journal, “Teaching of Psychology,” during the past 40 years.

BC Charles-Liscombe, department chair of athletic training, Angela Wolfe, associate professor and clinical coordinator, Erin Beckwith, assistant athletic trainer and instructor, and Malissa Martin, adjunct instructor, attended the 2013 Athletic Training Educators Conference sponsored by the National Athletic Trainers’ Association in Dallas, Tex., Jan. 12-14. Malissa, former department chair of the athletic training program, was honored as the keynote speaker as the Sayers ‘Bud’ Miller Distinguished Educator Award winner for 2011. She also presented a workshop titled, ‘Faculty as Designer of Learning.’ BC moderated a session on engaged learning strategies in the college classroom.

Mary Orloff, biology laboratory manager, talked to students at the Saylor Park Boys’ and Girls’ Club on Jan. 23, 2013 about some of the biology labs at the Mount. She set up stations for the students in grades 5-8, and did some hands on experiments involving genetics, microbiology, anatomy and physiology, zoology and botany. The students’ teacher said the children now love Science Club.

Andrew Rasmussen, assistant professor of biology, recently published in the journal “Developmental Biology” about work on the regulation of the stem cell division in response to a bacterial infection in the gut of the fruit fly.

Brent Rogers, director of strength and conditioning, recently published an article in Stack magazine titled, “Broccoli or Big Macs? How collegiate athletes can eat healthy.”

Drew Shannon, associate professor of English, published a monograph from Cecil Woolf Publishers in London, UK, entitled, “How Should One Read a Marriage?: Private Writings, Public Readings, and Leonard and Virginia Woolf.”

Drew Shannon, associate professor of English, will present a paper titled, “Chaos, That’s the Whole Point,” on using Doris Lessing’s 1962 novel The Golden Notebook in his diary-writing course at the University of Louisville’s 20th Century Literature and Culture Conference on Feb. 22, 2013.



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