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Recent Presentations/Performances/Exhibitions

Anning, Jonathan H. (Department of Exercise and Rehabilitative Sciences)

  • (2011) “Anatomical foundations of respect. Diversity and Democracy Series Program.” Slippery Rock University, March 2011;
  • (2012) “Our race toward respect for ethnic diversity. Diversity and Inclusion Series Program.” Slippery Rock University, March 2012;
  • (2012) “Maximize resistance training effectiveness by using biomechanical principles.” NSCA National Conference, Providence Rhode Island, July 2012.

Barnett, Brett (Department of Communication) (2012) presented “Of Letters and Numbers:  Deciphering Shorthand Commonly Used by White Supremacists Online” and served on a panel at the 2012 Central States Communication Association (CSCA) Conference in Cleveland, OH on March 29-30, 2012.  

Benninger, Adam and Ellis Neilly (Department of Philosophy, majors) (2012) presented their
research papers at the 25th Annual Pennsylvania State System of Higher Education Interdisciplinary Association for Philosophy and Religious Studies Conference. Adam Benninger’s paper, “Buddhism and the Possibility of a Just War,” and Neilly’s paper, “Metaphysics and Logic,” shared second place honors.

Birchfield, H., A. Swezey, R. Schnupp, and S. Kuehn (Department of Criminology and Criminal Justice), “Inside the Black Box of a Drug Treatment Court in Western Pennsylvania,” poster presentation at the Symposium for Student Research, Scholarship, and Creative Achievement, Slippery Rock, 2013.

Blasko, Eli (Department of Art, major)
(2011) had his print accepted for the “30 under 30” juried show at Gallery 263, Cambridge, Mass. Thirty artists were selected out of a total number of 151, and 30 submissions accepted out of 450.  The art show runs May 20-June 5, 2011.

Bonaventura, Michelle (Department of Music, senior music therapy major)
(2012) “The Use of Music Technology as an Adaptive Tool in Music Therapy,” poster presentation at the Research Symposium at Slippery Rock University.

Calvert, Scott (Department of Art) (2011) curated “An Other Show” at the Underground Gallery at Butler Arts Center. The show ran April 9-15, 2011.


Capestrani, Katy (Department of Music
senior music therapy major) (2011) presented at the “Sexual Assault Day of Action” Event at Slippery Rock University. Katy shared her experience coordinating a benefit concert for The RAINN (Rape, Abuse, and Incest National Network) Foundation.  Over $600 was donated to RAINN as a result of this event.

Caula, Ana Maŕia (Department of Modern Languages)
(2012) presented “Community Service Learning in a Spanish Curriculum” at the University of Houston, TX, April 20-24, 2012.

Champion, David (Department of Criminology and Criminal Justice)

  • (2011, June) presented “An Integral model of criminality: Developmental lines, levels and crimes” at the Northeast Association of Criminal Justice Sciences (NEACJS) Annual Meetings, Portsmouth, RI.
  • (2012) Conceptualization, Operationalization, Construct Validity, and Truth in Advertising in Criminological Research,” the Pennsylvania Association of Criminal Justice Educators Conference, (PACJE)  in Altoona, PA, March 30-31, 2012.  He is also a discussant at the roundtable to discuss the history, objectives and different types of specialized courts, and, in particular, drug treatment courts (DTC).

Champion, David (Department of Criminology and Criminal Justice) and M. Mangino (2013, April) presented “Prosecutorial decision-making in capital cases: An Integral perspective” at the Pennsylvania Association of Criminal Justice Educators (PACJE) Annual Meeting, Schuylkill, PA.

Charlton, Eric (Department of Art, major)
(2012), had a solo show at Bottlebrush Gallery in Harmony, PA in June, 2012.

Chiappini, Michael (Department of English) (2011) presented “Derek Jarman’s Sebastiane:  A Poetics of Gay Shame” at the Notre Dame Undergraduate Film Conference, South Bend, IN, April 2011.


Colvin, Andrew (Department of Philosophy) (2012) presented “Anger as Self-Grasping; What Śāntideva Saw and Seneca Missed” at the Society for Indian Philosophy and Religion Annual International Conference in Honolulu, Hawaii, June 23-24.

Como, Thomas (Department of Art)
(2012)

  • Was selected to show sculptural objects at the Spinning Plate Gallery in Pittsburgh, June 2-24, 2012;
  • Featured artwork at the Meadville Council on the Arts exhibit, “Debuting the Elements,” in the Heeschen Gallery in Meadville, PA. The exhibit was January 6th through February 4th, 2012; was accepted into the “89th Annual Spring Show,” at the Erie Art Museum, Erie, PA, April 21, 2012 – July 8, 2012.

Como, Thomas, Macmillan, Sean, and students Scott Calvert, Eli Blasco, and Lauren Strahl (Department of Art) (2012) had their work accepted for exhibition at the Recreation/Renewal/Rebirth-Pittsburgh Society of Sculptures Exhibit, May 11-July 22, 2012.  Strahl was awarded "Best in Show."

Cooklin, Katherine (Department of Philosophy) (2012) Presented the paper, “The Lack of Women in Philosophy:  Psychological and Structural Barriers and the Moral Dimension of Epistemic Responsibility,” at the 5th International Conference on Information Law, Special Session on Women in Academia on July 29th, in Corfu, Greece. 

Cortijo, Adelaida (Department of Modern Languages) (2012) presented “Modelos: An Integrated Approach to proficiency in Spanish” at the University of California, Santa Barbara, CA, March 12 – 17, 2012.


Cosgrove, Cornelius and Jason Stuart (Department of English) (2012) presented “Agonistic Deliberations:  A Writing Program Struggles to be Born” at the 11th International Writing Across the Curriculum Conference, Savannah, Georgia, June 2012. 

Covey, William (Department of English)

  • (2012) "MR AND MRS SMITH: Alfred Hitchcock's Experiment in Screwball Comedy." Directors, Texts and Authorship in Film. 2012 Midwest Popular Culture/American Culture (MPCA/ACA) Association Conference. Renaissance Columbus Downtown Hotel. Columbus OH. October 12-14, 2012;
  • (2012) Moderator. "Directors, Texts and Authorship in Film." 2012 Midwest Popular Culture/American Culture (MPCA/ACA) Association Conference, Renaissance Columbus Downtown Hotel. Columbus OH. October 12-14, 2012;
  • (2012) presented “Hell is Other People:  The Joy of Technotise:  Edit and I” at the international conference Visions of the Future:  Global science Fiction Cinema  at the University of Iowa, Iowa City, IA, April 2012;
  • (2013) "TECHNOTISE: Serbian Anime, Transgressed Boundaries and the Posthuman." Animated Film in Eastern Europe and the Former Soviet Union. 128th Modern Language Association (MLA) Annual Convention. Boston, MA. January 3-6, 2013.

Cowan, Aaron (Department of History) (2011) presented “Building Western Pennsylvania History: The Career of Charles Morse Stotz” at the Mid-Atlantic American Studies Association Conference, Harrisburg, PA, April 8-9, 2011.

Custer, Teena (Department of Dance)

  • (2011) performed with the professional hip hop group, Get Down Gang, at Gallery Crawl in Pittsburgh’s Cultural District and Art All Night in Lawrenceville in April 2011; performed with the Get Down Gang at the Kelly-Strayhorn Theater in Pittsburgh as part of YouthMoves Festival in May;
  • (2012) American Dance Festival at Duke University;  performed in the hip hop dance theater show "A Single Ride" in New York City at Dixon Place Theater under choreographer and renowned street dance Ephrat "Bounce" Asherie, September, 2012.

Davidson, Warren (Department of Music) (2012)

  • performed Beethoven Piano Trio Op. 70 with Pittsburgh Ballet at Seton Hill College, Greensburg; 
  • Performance as concertmaster of the Academy Chamber Orchestra, Mozart Vespers, St Vincent Basilica, Latrobe;
  • Concertmaster of the Academy Chamber Orchestra, with Bach Choir of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh;
  • Concertmaster of the Westmoreland Symphony Orchestra, Greensburg;
  • Conductor of Pittsburgh Civic Orchestra, Upper St Clair;
  • Concertmaster of the Westmoreland Symphony Orchestra, Ligonier, PA.

DeNicola, D. M. (Department of Biology) 2012. Bioassessment of Lakes Using Benthic Algal Communities: Evaluation of Different Metrics. Invited platform session for Society of Freshwater Science, Louisville, KY, May 29, 2012.

Dye, Kaitlyn (Department of Dance, major)

  • (2011) had her choreography and justice for all shown at the Byham Theatre in Pittsburgh, PA; this performance was coordinated by Nora Ambrosio in conjunction with Maria Caruso, director of dance at LaRoche College and took place on April 28, 2011;
  • (2012) performed “…fists alone are only hands” at the 2012 National American Dance Festival in Washington, DC at the Kennedy Center on Sunday May, 2012. She was selected through adjudication to represent the Northeast Region at the national festival. 30 dances were selected for nationals out of over 400 dances that were adjudicated this year.

Edwards, June (Department of Art) (2012)

  • group exhibit at the Spinning Plate Gallery in Pittsburgh, PA. June 2nd to the 24th, 2012;
  • one of eight artists selected to create a woodblock print for “Steamrolled Pittsburgh,” Construction Junction’s ‘Steel City Big Pour’ The prints will be featured at the Oakland branch of Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh, and will be distributed to other branch libraries for exhibition. September, 2012.

Eleven SRU Students (Department of English) (2012)

  • presented papers at the EAPSU (English Association of Pennsylvania State Universities) Undergraduate English Majors Conference, Kutztown University, April 2012;
  • SLAB has won the $500 Association of Writers & Writing Programs’ National Program Director’s Prize for Undergraduate Literary Magazines in the Content Category.  May 2012.

Elowny, Mohamed (Department of Modern Languages) (2012) presented “The 2011 Egyptian Revolution: Causes and Consequences” at the Third International Conference on Islam at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, Madison, WI, April 12-15, 2012.

Emery, Joshua, Crystal Nath, and David Swan (Department of Art, majors)
(2011) along with faculty member, June Edwards, had work accepted into the Erie Art Museum 87th Annual Spring Show. The show will run from April 24-July 30, 2011.

Emery, Joshua (Department of Art, major) (2011) received juror award for his print in Metaphor of Memory at Pittsburgh Center for The Arts (organized by Pittsburgh Print Group).  Exhibit opened April 8-May 22, 2011.

Finamore, Matthew (Department of Criminology and Criminal Justice) accompanied by Sarah Kuehn and Rebecca Schnupp (Department of Criminology and Criminal Justice) (2011) “An Overview of General Strain Theory,” the American Society of Criminology Annual Meeting, (ASC) in Washington, D.C., November 17, 2011.


Flynn, Thomas (Department of Communication)
(2012) presented “Reflections on Christopher Newfield’s Unmaking the Public University:  The Forty-Year Assault on the Middle Class”; “The Legacy of Steve Jobs on Communication Law & Ethics”; and “Whose Body Is This? Ethical Dilemmas in Mandatory Health Initiatives” at the Eastern Communication Association (ECA) Convention in Boston, MA on April 26-29, 2012.   

Fortner, HA, J Salgado, ME Holmstrup (Department of Exercise and Rehabilitative Sciences) (2012) “Differential Response to Tabata Interal versus Traditional Kettlebell Training Protocol,” presented at the Mid-Atlantic Regional Chapter of the American College of Sports Medicine Conference, Harrisburg PA, November 3, 2012.

Four music education majors (Department of Music) (2012) served on panel:  “Four Student Teachers – Four Different Student Teaching Experiences” – National Student Teaching and Supervision Conference – Slippery Rock, Pennsylvania – April 23-24, 2012;  Two music education majors presented poster presentations at National Student Teaching and Supervision Conference – Slippery Rock, Pennsylvania – April 23-24, 2012;  One music education major was a finalist in the Memorable Moment Essay Competition and presented her essay at the National Student Teaching and Supervision Conference – Slippery Rock, Pennsylvania – April 23-24, 2012. 

Foster, Jennifer (Department of Communication) (2013) presented “Meeting the Challenges of the 21st Century” at Penn State Shenango Conference in Sharon, PA on March 15, 2013.

Frederick, Heather (Department of Political Science) (2012)

  • participated in the annual Pennsylvania Political Science Association Conference at Muhlenberg College, Allentown, PA, on March 30-31, 2012, where she served as a chair and discussant for 2 different panels;
  • presented "Women in the Business World," the Women's Empowerment Leadership Group at Slippery Rock University, March 1, 2012.

Garrity, Alicia (Department of Dance, major) (2011) 

  • presented her dance performance research titled, “Scholarly Research on Dance Techniques,” at the National Conference on Undergraduate Research at Ithaca College;
  • her research was funded in part by a 2010 SRU Student Scholarly, Creative, Entrepreneurial, or Civic Research Grant and the SRU Department of Dance;
  • her presentation at the conference was supported by the SRU Department of Dance and the College of Humanities, Fine and Performing Arts.

Glover, David (Department of Music) (2012)

  • performed at and presided over the Percussive Arts Society-Pennsylvania Chapter Day of Percussion in Lancaster, PA;
  • performed with the internationally-known, jazz recording artists, the Mason Brothers at Seneca Valley High School in Harmony, PA;
  • performed on the drums with the Bach Choir of Pittsburgh as part of their concert presentation, “Convergence” at the 20th Century Club in Pittsburgh, PA;
  • adjudicated seven area percussion ensembles and soloists at the Norwin High School Solo and Ensemble Contest in North Huntingdon, PA.

Gray, Colleen (Department of Music)

  • (2012) performed at the School for the Blind in Pittsburgh, PA;
  • (2012) performed at the SRU Honors Convocation, April 2012;
  • (2013) performed at the SRU Honors Convocation, April 2013.

Hadley, Susan (Department of Music)

  • (2011) Presentation on music therapy at the Alzheimer’s Association Mercer County Education Conference with a presented called “Music Therapy and Alzheimer’s Disease,” West Middlesex, PA;
  • (2011) Facilitated a panel at the MAR-AMTA (Mid-Atlantic Regional American Music Therapy Association) Conference on therapeutic uses of rap called “Therapeutic Uses of Rap and Hip-Hop.”;
  • (2011) Presented, along with SRU MT Alumnus Vern Miller, on the uses of technology in the clinical applications of music therapy called: “The Use of Music Technology as an Adaptive Tool in Music Therapy”;
  • (2012) was the keynote speaker and presented “Dominant Narratives: Complicity and the Need for Vigilance” at the joint conference session of the 38th Canadian Association of Music Therapy conference and the 1st International Conference on Gender, Health, and the Creative Arts Therapies, held in Montreal, Canada, May 5, 2012.

Hahna, Nicole (Department of Music) (2011)

  • Presentation on music therapy at the Alzheimer’s Association Mercer County Education Conference with a presented called “Music Therapy and Alzheimer’s Disease”, West Middlesex, PA;
  • Graduated from Lesley University “with distinction” with a Ph.D. in Expressive Therapies, Cambridge, MA;
  • Public presentation on her dissertation, “Conversations from the Classroom: Feminist Music Therapy Pedagogy” at Lesley University, Cambridge, MA;
  • Presented, along with SRU MT Alumnus Vern Miller, on the uses of technology in the clinical applications of music therapy called: “The Use of Music Technology as an Adaptive Tool in Music Therapy”;
  • Presented “Reflections on Feminist Music Therapy Pedagogy in Teaching Music Therapy” at the International Conference on Gender, Health, and the Creative Arts Therapies held in Montreal, Canada, May 6, 2012;
  • Presented an invited paper “Feminist Music Therapy Pedagogy,” at the MAR-AMTA regional conference in MD in March 2012. 

Harrington, Maria (Department of Computer Science) (2012) “Video Game Development, a Serious Educational Component of the Curriculum: Part II Overview of the Torque 3D Educational Site License,” and “A review of the effectiveness of Google Earth and Google Sketch-up as free tools used to build a 3D campus in a project management class,” PACISE 2012 - 27th Annual Spring Conference, March 30 – 31, 2012, Millersville University.

Harry, Joseph (Department of Communication) (2011) presented “Reported Speech in News Discourse:  A Semiotic-Linguistic Perspective” at the Semiotic Society of America Annual meeting at the Omni William Penn Hotel in Pittsburgh, PA on October 27, 2011 and October 28, 2011.


Harvey, Patrick (Department of Criminology and Criminal Justice) and Briana Anderson (Department of Criminology and Criminal Justice, major) (2012) “Drug Treatment Courts and the Elderly:  An Examination of the Risks and Needs of Geriatric Drug Offenders,” the American Society of Criminology’s annual conference in Chicago, Il, November 13-17, 2012.  

Harvey, Patrick, David Champion, Sarah Kuehn and Rebecca Schnupp (Department of Criminology and Criminal Justice) (2012) accompanied 2 students, Tiffany Meier and Briana Wimer, to the Pennsylvania Association of Criminal Justice Educators Conference, (PACJE) in Altoona, PA, March 30-31, 2012 to take part as a discussant in the roundtable to discuss the history, objectives, and different types of specialized courts, and, in particular, drug treatment courts (DTC).

Harvey, Patrick and David Champion (Department of Criminology and Criminal Justice) (2012) are accompanying 5 students, Bethany Huff, Samuel Kenyon, Shannon Leslie, Melissa Maczis, and Elizabeth Neel to the Northeast Association of Criminal Justice Sciences Conference, (NEACJS) in Portsmouth, RI, June 6-9, 2012 to take part as a discussant in the roundtable to discuss “The Educational Experience: Accolades, Absences, Avenues or Dead-Ends?”.

Harvey, Patrick and Rebecca Schnupp (Department of Criminology and Criminal Justice) (2012) attended the Pennsylvania Association of Criminal Justice Educators Conference, (PACJE) in Altoona, PA, March 30-31, 2012 as discussants at the roundtable to discuss the history, objectives and different types of specialized courts, and, in particular, drug treatment courts (DTC).

Harvey, Patrick (Department of Criminology and Criminal Justice) and Amanda Whitney (Department of Criminology and Criminal Justice, majors) (2013)

“The Cycle of Violence & Self Harmfulness: Neglecting the Neglected,” the Academy of Criminal Justice Sciences (ACJS) 50th Annual Meeting in Dallas, TX, March 19-23, 2013.

Hawk, Stephen (Department of Music) (2012) played Principal Trumpet with the Broadway Series Orchestra for the National Tour of Billy Elliot at The Benedum Center for the Arts, Pittsburgh, PA; played lead trumpet with the Pittsburgh Jazz Orchestra with Jeff “Tain” Watts and Christian McBride.

Herron, Brett (Department of Art, major)
(2012) print was selected to the juried print show organized by Pittsburgh Print Group titled "2012: End of Time." Exhibit will be presented at Pittsburgh Center for The Arts, Shadyside, May 11 - July 22, 2012.


Hertel, Heather (Department of Art) (2012)

  • “For the Love of Paint” juried exhibit, Minneapolis, MN; juror: Melissa Metzler, September 2012;
  • “Creative H.A.N.D.S” Northwestern Pennsylvania Artist Association invitational exhibit, exhibited 2 paintings and a catalogue publication, Erie, PA, September 2012;
  • “Art Walk”, Old Towne Grove City, display for community event, September 2012;
  • “AABC Art Faculty Show” invitational exhibit in Cranberry, PA and Butler, PA, September 2012;
  • Saxonburg Festival of Arts, visual arts show, Saxonburg, PA, September 2012;
  • Grove City College invitational art exhibit, Grove City, PA, September 2012.

Hrizo SL (Department of Biology), Fisher IJ (former SRU student), Long DR (former SRU student), Hutton JA (former post-back SRU student), Liu Z, Palladino MJ. (2013) "Early mitochondrial dysfunction leads to altered redox chemistry underlying pathogenesis of TPI deficiency." Genetics Society of America, the national meeting for Drosophila researchers, Washington DC, April 6, 2013.

Hydock DS, Lien CY, Jensen BT (Department of Exercise and Rehabilitative Sciences), Parry TL, Schneider CM, Hayward R. (2011) “Effects of in vivo doxorubicin treatment on skeletal muscle function,” Poster Presentation, American College of Sports Medicine National Meeting, Denver, CO, 2011.

Hydock DS, Lien CY, Jensen BT
(Department of Exercise and Rehabilitative Sciences), Schneider CM, Hayward R. (2012)  “Effects of reduced dietary fat intake on doxorubicin cardiotoxicity in previously high fat fed rats,” Thematic Poster, American College of Sports Medicine National Meeting, San Francisco, CO, 2012.

Jacka, Charlene and DePalma, Danielle (Department of Theatre) (2012) staged the Department of Theatre’s first show of the 2012-2013 season, View of the Dome. September, 2012.

Jensen BT
(Department of Exercise and Rehabilitative Sciences)

  • (2011) “Curing the cure: The use of exercise to alleviate cancer treatment-related cardiotoxicity,” Slide Presentation, Mid-Atlantic Regional Chapter Meeting of American College of Sports Medicine, Harrisburg, PA, 2011;
  • (2012) “Exercise and cancer treatment-induced cardiac dysfunction,” Keynote Lecture, International Conference of Exercise Physiology and Fitness; Taipei, Taiwan. 2012.

Jensen BT (Department of Exercise and Rehabilitative Sciences), Hydock DS, Lien CY, Schneider CM, Hayward R. (2011) “Effect of exercise preconditioning on doxorubicin accumulation in left ventricular tissue,” Slide Presentation, American College of Sports Medicine National Meeting, Denver, CO, 2011.

Jiang, Xin (Department of Criminology and Criminal Justice) (2012) “Family Resources and Asian Immigrants’ Participation in School Extracurricular Activities”, the Association of Chinese Professors of Social Sciences (APSS) International Conference at the University of Pittsburgh in Pittsburgh, PA, October 6-7, 2012. 

Kaplan, Iris and
Solomon, Nanette (Department of Music majors) (2012) performed piano four-hand recitals at the Locust Valley, New York, Public Library (sponsored by the Oyster Bay Arts Council) and at Yale University; performed with Dr. Colleen Gray as invited performers at the biennial national conference of the National Association of Teachers of Singing in Orlando, Florida.

Katie Amerson, Kayce Soros, and Jessica Detky, Piano students of Dr. Nanette Kaplan Solomon (Department of Music) (2012) performed at the Spring Honors Recital held at the Steinway Gallery in Pittsburgh. The event was sponsored by the Greater Pittsburgh Area chapter of the Pennsylvania Music Teachers Association.

Keller, Jennifer (Department of Dance) (2012)

  • received a “top ten dances of 2011” listing in the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette for her performance with Pennsylvania Dance Theatre;
  • restaged her choreography, “Molly,” a six minute dance for eight dance majors.  The work was performed on campus in Miller Auditorium for 400 elementary school children, February 8, 2012;
  • performed at the Central Pennsylvania Festival of the Arts on July 12, 2012, in State College, PA, in a premiere of André Koslowski's evening length dance theatre work, "The Hills Cannot Hold Back Our Sorrow Forever";
  •  directed Rock Dance Company to complete a residency with the local elementary school; directed five performances by Rock Dance Company in five elementary schools in Butler County on May 11, 14, 15, 2012.

Kuehn, Sarah (Department of Criminology and Criminal Justice)

  • (2011) “Minority Groups in the Justice System: A Case Study of Incarcerated Aboriginal Juveniles in Canada”,  the American Society of Criminology Annual Meeting, (ASC) in Washington, D.C., November 18, 2011;
  • (2012) attended the Pennsylvania Association of Criminal Justice Educators Conference, (PACJE) in Altoona, PA, March 30-31, 2012 as a moderator at the roundtable to discuss the history, objectives and different types of specialized courts, and, in particular, drug treatment courts (DTC).

Kuehn, Sarah, Rebecca Schnupp (Department of Criminology and Criminal Justice) and Alexa Drenik (Department of Criminology and Criminal Justice, major) (2012) presented a paper “An Evaluation of a Drug Treatment Court Program in Western Pennsylvania”, the American Society of Criminology’s annual conference in Chicago, Il, November 13-17, 2012.

Kush, Jason (Department of Music)

  • (2011) was a featured performer with the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra; recorded and released a CD with the Nathan Douds Ensemble (contemporary music group); performed with Johnny Mathis;
  • (2012) performed with the Nathan Douds Ensemble at the Harold Washington University (Chicago), St. Xavier University (Chicago), Martyrs (performance venue Chicago), University of Wisconsin - White Water, University of Wisconsin – Platteville.

LaCom, Cindy (Department of English) (2011) presented “Dangerous Liaisons:  Me, Marx and Porn,” at the Stand for Women Regional Conference, Huntington, WV, April 2011 and was awarded a PASSHE Faculty Professional Development Grant in the amount of $8,000 for her proposal “Women’s Studies Ghana Internship Program.”

Lefever C, Anning JH, Jensen BT (Department of Exercise and Rehabilitative Sciences) (2012) “Regression models for strength assessment method selection and performance predictions,” Slide Presentation, Mid-Atlantic Regional Chapter Meeting of American College of Sports Medicine, Harrisburg, PA, 2012.

Lefever, Christopher R., Jonathan H. Anning, and Brock T. Jensen (Department of Exercise and Rehabilitative Sciences) (2012) “Regression models for strength assessment method selection and performance predictions.” Mid-Atlantic Regional Conference, Harrisburg, PA, November 2012.

Levy, Alan (Department of History) (2011) presented a paper, Good Management—How McCarthy Did It.  An Extrapolation of Business Management Principles Applied to Sports, at the National Baseball Hall of Fame, Cooperstown, NY, May 31-June 3, 2011.

Lien CY, Hydock DS, Jensen BT (Department of Exercise and Rehabilitative Sciences), Schneider CM, Gibson NM, Cheng H, Hayward R.(2012) “Effect of detraining on doxorubicin-induced cardiac dysfunction,” Thematic Poster, American College of Sports Medicine National Meeting, San Francisco, CO, 2012.

Lien CY, Hydock DS, Jensen BT (Department of Exercise and Rehabilitative Sciences), Schneider CM, Hayward R. (2011) “Voluntary exercise attenuates doxorubicin-induced chronic cardiotoxicity in juvenile male rats”, Poster Presentation, American College of Sports Medicine National Meeting, Denver, CO, 2011.

Lloyd, JW, K Zerfass, ME Holmstrup (Department of Exercise and Rehabilitative Sciences), K Evans, JA Kanaley, S Keslacy (2012) “Effect of an Acute Exercise Bout on Obesity-Induced Chemerin Levels”, presented at the Mid-Atlantic Regional Chapter of the American College of Sports Medicine Conference, Harrisburg PA, November 3, 2012.

Macmillan, Sean  (Department of Art) (2012)

  • 2 pieces accepted to “Beyond Borders: Experimentation and Innovation in Enameling” National Juried Exhibition sponsored by the Northern California Enamel Guild, Richmond Art Center, Richmond, California September- November 2012;
  • 3 pieces accepted to “2012 Touchstone Faculty Exhibit at Fallingwater”  Juried Exhibiton of 2012 Touchstone Center for Crafts Faculty, Gallery At Fallingwater, Pennsylvania September- November 2012.

Malcolm, Devin (Department of Theatre) (2012) presented his research on actor training systems developed by Lee Strasberg and Stephen Wangh as a panelist on Actor Training and Identity at the 2012 National Comparative Dramatic Conference.

Mani, Jaya (Department of Dance) (2012) was invited to conduct a Bharatha Natyam workshop on Sunday March 18th, and perform at the Natya Kala Mandir’s (an Indian Dance School) annual concert on March 24, 2012 in Melbourne, Australia.


Martin, Richard (Department of Political Science) (2011) panel chair, discussant and presented a paper, Poetizing on the Riddle of Being: Arendt on Heidegger, at the New York Political Science Association meeting, Niagara, NY, April 7-9, 2011.

Melago, Kathleen (Department of Music) (2012)

  • Presented  “Getting the Most Out of Your Student Teaching Experience,” February 25, 2012;
  • Presented  “Reaching Higher: Tips for Working with Junior High and High School Piccoloists,”  February 24, 2012;
  • Presented  “Effective Strategies to Improve Tone in Your Band’s Flute Section,” New Jersey Music Educators Association Conference ,East New Brunswick, New Jersey, February 24, 2012;
  • presented “Creating a College Classroom Conducive to Learning and Free From Discipline Problems” at the Community College of Allegheny County Summer Faculty Institute, Monroeville, PA,  June, 2012;
  • solo performance of “Yahtzee!” at the National Flute Association Annual Convention in Las Vegas, Nevada, August 11, 2012;
  • panel facilitator of “What to Do After College: So Many Choices!” at the National Flute Association Annual Convention in Las Vegas, Nevada,  August 12, 2012;
  • Flutist at St. Teresa of Avila Parish in Pittsburgh, PA.

Meztli, Itzi (Department of English) (2011) presented at the Latino Caucus History Panel: Dr. Carlota Cardenas de Dwyer--Latina Trailblazer in NCTE/CCCC at the Conference on College Composition and Communication and facilitated "Teaching Writing with Latina/o Students in the South:  A Workshop Sponsored by the NCTE/CCCC Latina/o Caucus," Atlanta, GA, April 2011.

Mickle, Katherine (Department of Art)

  • (2011) participated in, organized and installed the exhibition Art & Geology: Collaborative Interpretations at the Martha Gault Art Gallery, Maltby Center, SRU. The show featured works by eight students and two faculty members from the Art and GG&E Departments. Participants from the Art Department include: Prof. Katherine Mickle, Ben Bires, Eli Blasko and Eric D. Charlton. Participants from Geography, Geology & the Environment include: Dr. Patrick Burkhart, Lisa Andresky, Nichole Litzinger, Colten McDeavitt, Vincent Rozzi and James Stevens.  Artworks were derived from a joint research expedition to Badlands National Park, SD, June 2011. The expedition was funded in large part by a Slippery Rock University Faculty/Student Research Grant awarded in December 2010;
  • (2012), Griffin Museum of Photography’s 18th National Juried Exhibition in Winchester, MA juror Paul Kopeikin July-September, 2012;
  • (2012) Guest Artist/Lecturer conducted a 3 day visiting artist workshop which included a public artist's lecture as well as critiques of the work of both undergraduate and graduate level photography students for Kansas State University's Department of Art, Manhattan, KS September, 2012.

Mickle, Katherine (Department of Art) and Katherine Cooklin (Department of Philosophy) (2012) presented "Ethical Concerns in the Electronic Age: The Appropriated Image" at the 5th International Conference on Information Law and Ethics 2012 in Corfu, Greece from June, 2012.

Mickle, Katherine, Barbara Westman, Sharon Massey, Ian Thomas, Thomas Como, Jon Shumway, Heather Hertel, Tricia Bishop, Sean Macmillan, and June Edwards (Department of Art)
(2012), participated in  the "While You Were Out" exhibition at the Martha Gault Art Gallery, Maltby Center, with other SRU Art Department faculty and students, September, 2012.

Neidich, Katie (Department of English) (2011) presented “Was It Good For You, Too?: Advocating Against the Dehumanization of Women in Pornography through Dance,” at the Stand for Women Regional Conference, Huntington, WV, April 2011

Neil, Megan and Kristen McSorley (Department of Music, Music Therapy majors) (2012) presented their research in music therapy at the SRU research symposium.
 
Nicholls, Jeananne (School of Business), D. Steven White and Kurt Schimmel (School of Business) (2011) presented “Using Behavioral Reasoning Theory and PLS to Examine the Drivers of Generosity Behavioral Intentions of Business Students’ College SLE” at American Marketing Association Educator’s Conference, San Francisco, CA. Delivering Value in Turbulent Times, Conference Proceedings Extended Abstract. AMA Educators’ Proceedings, Vol. 22.

Nicholls, Jeananne (School of Business), Maria Kalamas and Kurt Schimmel (School of Business) (2011) presented “Match/Mismatch in the College Service-Learning Experience: Influence on Attitudes, Satisfaction, and Future Volunteer Intentions” at Academy of Marketing Science Spring Conference, Coral Gables, FL. Conference Proceedings Extended Abstract.

Ogasawara, Maya (Department of Theatre, major)
(2011) produced a world premiere play in an original translation and adaptation of the Japanese novel Rashomon on April 29 and 30th in Sheehy Theatre.  Maya designed costumes for Unseam’d Shakespeare theatre company in June.

Oldakowski, Tim (Department of English) (2012) presented “Out of School Modalities That Contribute to Literary Interpretation: A Multimodal approach to Literary Analysis and Cognition” at the National Council of Teachers of English Assembly for Research, Tuscaloosa, AL, February 2012.

Parry TL, Iwaniec UT, Turner RT, Lien CY, Jensen BT (Department of Exercise and Rehabilitative Sciences), Hydock DS, Schneider CM, Hayward R. (2012) “Voluntary wheel running does not protect against doxorubicin-induced osteopenia in the growing rat”, Poster, American College of Sports Medicine National Meeting, San Francisco, CO, 2012.

Parry TL, Hydock DS, Jensen BT (Department of Exercise and Rehabilitative Sciences), Lien CY, Schneider CM, Hayward R. (2011) “Endurance exercise attenuates cardiotoxicity induced by androgen deprivation and doxorubicin”, Poster Presentation, Rocky Mountain American College of Sports Medicine Regional Conference, Fort Collins, CO, 2011.

Payne, Ursula (Department of Dance) 

  • (2011) Had a ten-minute work titled, “Things You Miss” commissioned by the Dance Alloy presented in their main stage concert April 16-18, 2011 in Pittsburgh;
  • (2011) Served on the faculty at the American Dance Festival held on the campus of Duke University in Durham, NC from June 9-July 23 and taught modern dance technique, primus archive inspired repertory, and dance notation;
  • (2011) Co-directed the American Dance Festival’s three-week school from July 2-23 and helped select faculty for the program, organized orientation and placement classes for the students, set the curriculum, determined schedules, and facilitated meetings with the faculty;
  • (2012) Performed with the Staycee Pearl Dance Project in the Kelly-Strayhorn Theater's New Moves Contemporary Dance Festival on Saturday May 12, 2012, and at the August Wilson Theater;
  • (2012) Faculty at the American Dance Festival at Duke University for six weeks. Her responsibilities also included Co-Directing the Young Dancer’s School with NYU professor Pam Pietro. Payne also received permission from Robert Battle (Director of the Alvin Ailey Dance Theater) to restage his dance “Primate” from the Labanotation Score.  This was the first time that the piece was staged from dance notation;
  • (2012) Performed with the Staycee Pearl Dance Project in the First Voice International Black Arts Festival presented by the August Wilson Center in Pittsburgh, PA in two shows on Saturday May 26;
  • (2012) was invited to attend the Language of Dance Fundamentals course at the University of Texas in Austin, TX from June 4-8th, 2012. The courses are designed for dance/movement educators and arts specialists;
  • (2012) received permission from Robert Battle, Artistic Director of Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater to reconstruct from Labanotation Score “Primate” as a part of her Repertory Class at the American Dance Festival from June 14-July 28th. This reconstruction marks the first time he has granted permission for his dance to be restaged from labanotation score; co-directed the Young Dancers’ School at ADF. ADF is hosted by Duke University in Durham, North Carolina.

Pease-Hernandez, Christine (Department of Communication) (2012) presented “Ethically Communicating as the Privileged Other” at the 12th National Communication Ethics Conference and attended conference programming at Duquesne University on June 13-15, 2012.  

Permenter, Rachela (Department of English) (2011) presented the paper “From Pierre’s Women to the Gaze of Beatrice Cenci” at the 8th International Melville Conference at the University of Rome, Rome, Italy, June 2011.


Phetteplace, Gordon (Department of Theatre)

  • (2011) was the scenic designer for the Department of Theatre’s production of Streamers, April 15-21, 2011. In addition, Phetteplace designed the set for the production of Out of this Furnace with Unseam’d Shakespeare in Pittsburgh, PA;
  • (2012) worked as scenic designer for the Department of Theatre’s presentation of the Theresa Rebeck play View of the Dome.

Pitard, Derrick (Department of English) (2012)

  • presented “Pathos, the People, and the Clerk” at the Eighteenth Biennial International Congress of the New Chaucer Society, Portland State University, Portland, OR, July 2012;
  • presented “HEL, Literary Theory, and Pedagogical practice” at the 47th International Congress on Medieval Studies at Western Michigan University, Kalamazoo, MI, May 2012.

Pivarnik, James, M., Winters, Carena S. (Department of Exercise and Rehabilitative Science), Collins, Robert, K., Wilcox, Ralph C., Dunn, John M. (2011) “Exercise is Medicine™ on Campus: Thoughts from the Advocates," Oral presentation at the 2011 American College of Sports Medicine National Conference, Denver, CO, Jun 1, 2011.

Pivarnik, James. M, and Winters, Carena (Department of Exercise and Rehabilitative Science) (2012) “Exercise is Medicine™ on Campus: Time to Get Involved,” Oral presentation at the 2012 American College of Sports Medicine Health Fitness Summit,  Las Vegas, NV., March 27th,2012.

Pratt, Emily Wells and Torres, Mauricia (Department of Theatre majors) (2011)  worked as playwrights in adapting the Japanese novel, Rashomon, into a play which was staged in Sheehy Theatre April 29-30, 2011.

Pu, Li (Department of Communication) co-authored with Jennifer Foster (Department of Communication) (2012) presented “China’s Response to Global Television” at the annual National Communication Association Convention in Orlando, Florida on November 15, 2012 through November 17, 2012. 

Puglisi, Anthony (Department of Modern Languages) (2012) presented “Expulsion as Salvation: the Tratado de Los Dos Caminos and 17th Century Tunisian Morisco Identity” at the 32nd Annual Cincinnati Conference on Romance Languages and Literature Cincinnati, OH, May 3-5, 2012.

Quinn, Katrina (Department of Communication)

  • (2011) took students and presented “Promoting Engagement through a Student-Run Public Relations Firm” at Association 72nd Annual Convention at Westminster College, October 8th, 2011;
  • (2012) Presented “Improving Undergraduate Learning Outcomes with a student-run Public Relations Firm”, and “Settling in or Settling for Michigan?  Nineteenth-Century Views of the Great Lakes State” at the Michigan Academy Conference in Alma, Michigan on March 1, 2012 – March 3, 2012;
  • (2012) Presented “Inscribing a Discourse of Nationhood in Samuel Bowles’ Across the Continent (1865)” at a conference hosted by The International Association for Literary Journalism Studies, Ryerson University, School of Journalism in Toronto, Ontario, May 17, 2012 – May 19, 2012;   
  • (2013) presented “Albert Deane Richardson and the politics of seeing in the Antebellum South” at The Michigan Academy Of Science Arts and Letters Conference at Michigan Academy in Holland, Michigan on March 21, 2013 through March 23, 2013.

Ranck, Ashley (Department of English) (2011) presented “Transnational Activism:  Strategies for Hearing the Subaltern Voice,” at the Stand for Women Regional Conference, Huntington, WV, April 2011.

Reilly, Colleen (Department of Theatre) (2011) served as director of the 10th Annual Kaleidoscope Arts Festival on the SRU campus April 13-23, 2011. In addition, Reilly made a treasurer presentation during the Theatre Library Association Executive Board Meeting via Skype on April 23, 2011.

Schaefer, Aniela (Department of Theatre Junior) (2012) presented Prophesies, Prophets, and Oracles of Greek Lore by performing two contrasting monologues from Euripides’s The Bacchae at the 2012 SRU Symposium for Student Research, Scholarship and Creative Achievement on campus, April 10, 2012.


Schnupp, Rebecca  (Department of Criminology and Criminal Justice) (2011) “An Examination of Adolescent Deviance by Gender within Families and Neighnborhoods,” the American Society of Criminology Annual Meeting, (ASC) in Washington, D.C., November 17, 2011.

Schnupp, Rebecca, D. Champion, and S. Kuehn (Department of Criminology and Criminal Justice)   (2012) ‘An Evaluation of A Drug Treatment Court Program in Western Pennsylvania’, presented at the American Society of Criminology, Chicago, 2012.


Shumway, Jon (Department of Art) (2012)

  • Exhibited the collaborative installation “Incidental Transformations,” along with Ian F. Thomas at the Brazos Gallery, Richland College, Dallas, TX, March 7, 2012 – March 29, 2012;
  • Presented an artist’s talk, with Ian F. Thomas, at the McKinney Avenue Contemporary Art Center, Dallas, TX, March 9, 2012;
  • Exhibited digital prints from the “Transformative Constructs” series in the “Categorical Modalities” exhibition, at the RO2 Art Downtown Gallery, Dallas, TX, March 9, 2012 – April 15, 2012;
  • Exhibited the digital print “Transformative Construct: Ice/Cracked Pavement” in the juried “74th Annual Area Artists Exhibition” at the Butler Institute of American Art, Youngstown, OH, March 11, 2012 – April 8, 2012;
  • Exhibited the animated video works “7 Transforming Choreographed Klein Bottles,” “Transformative Klein Bottles: Composition #8,” and “Transformative Klein Bottles: Composition #13” in the juried “89th Annual Spring Show,” at the Erie Art Museum, Erie, PA, April 21, 2012 – July 8, 2012;
  • Exhibited recent animated video works in the Area Artists Exhibition at Grove City College, Grove City, PA, September 2012.

Siciliano, Erica, Rachel Edman, and Courtney Moats (Department of Communication, majors) were student panelists with Dr. Katrina Quinn (Department of Communication) (2011) at the Pennsylvania Communication Association 72nd Annual Convention at Westminster College on October 8th, 2011.  The presentation they were panelists on was “Promoting Engegement through a Student-Run Public Relations Firm.”

Skeele, David (Department of Theatre) (2011) directed Streamers by David Rabe, the Department of Theatre’s fourth production of the 2010-2011 season on the Miller Auditorium stage April 15-21, 2011.

Skeele, David  (Department of Theatre) (2012)

  • Directed an adaptation of Shakespeare’s The Merchant of Venice on the Miller Auditorium stage March 1-7, 2012;
  • had his play Starla featured by The Scottish Drama Association as one of its representative short plays.  Starla also is currently in production at SUNY Purchase.  University of Ibadan in Nigeria produced his play The Margins to sold-out houses.
  • Directed his play The Barwell Prophecy (May 2-4), in preview performances of the upcoming world premiere at The Edinburgh Festival Fringe this August.

Smiley, Laura (Department of Theatre) (2012)

  • Directed Acts of Contrition by Western PA playwright Patricia Montley during the Department of Theatre’s Brave New Plays; produced and acted in A Midsummer Night’s Dream and Two Gentlemen of Verona in repertory with the Unseam’d Shakespeare Company of Pittsburgh, June 6-23;
  • Directed the first show of the Department of Theatre’s 2012-2013 season, View of the Dome by Theresa Rebeck in the MPR for seven performances, September, 2012.
  • produced the play Out of This Furnace for her Pittsburgh-based theatre company Unseam’d Shakespeare.

Smith, KA (Department of Exercise and Rehabilitative Sciences) and KL Abt (2012) “Group Exercise Considerations and Modifications for Special Populations: Creating an Inclusive Environment,” Invited Lecture at the Mid-Atlantic Regional Chapter of the American College of Sports Medicine conference. Harrisburg, PA, USA, November, 2012.

Smith, Kelly (Department of Computer Science, major) and Deborah Whitfield (Department of Computer Science) (2012) “PICS: Platform Independent Cloud Scripting,” ACM International Undergraduate Student Research Competition at SIGCSE. Raleigh, NC, March 2012.

Solomon, Nanette (Department of Music) (2012)

  • along with Dr. Colleen Gray, performed at the Steinway Gallery of Pittsburgh, at the Haven of Concordia Senior Living Center in Sarver, PA; 
  • performed at Longwood Senior Living Center in Oakmont, PA;
  • performed Beethoven's 4th Piano Concerto with a festival chamber orchestra in the inaugural Renova Festival held in New Castle, PA;
  • along with her sister Iris Kaplan Rosenthal performed four-hand piano recitals in Syosset and Locust Valley, New York;
  • were invited presenters at the Music Teachers National Association in New York, New York giving a workshop entitled "Get Off My Note: Choreographing Four Hand Piano Music Through The Centuries;
  • performed at the Villa Maria Retreat Center in western Pennsylvania.  

Sostaks, Alexander and Andrzej Szymanski (Department of Mathematics) (2012) “On a class of Namioka spaces determined by a topological game,” IVth Workshop on Coverings, Selections, and Games in Topology, Department of Mathematics, Seconda Università di Napoli, Caserta, Italy, June 25-30, 2012.

Sparrow, Tom (Department of Philosophy)
(2012) presented the paper, "Levinas, Ecology, and Environmental Ethics," at the North American Levinas Society annual conference at the University of Alaska.

SRU Saxophone Quartet under the direction of
Jason Kush (Department of Music) (2012) performed a jazz-influenced program to an international audience at the International Saxophone Symposium in January 2012.

SRU Dance Theater 42 students (Department of Dance) presented 12 student dances and 2 faculty/guest artist dances in the concert “Movement Speaks,” February 9-11, 2012. 

SRU Students (Department of Philosophy) (2012) Presented papers at the 25th annual PASSHE Interdisciplinary Association for Philosophy and Religious Studies conference at Kutztown University. 

  • Garrett Bonfanti “The Existential Tendencies of Modern Writers”;
  • Adam Benninger “Buddhism and the Possibility of a Just War”;
  • Patrick Conners “On Happiness; Shantideva and Artistolte”;
  • Matt Howryla “Proper names and Dualism”;
  • Ellis Neilly “Philosophy and Metaphysics”;
  • Bridgette Powers “Diotima as Trickster:  Native American Myth Meets Plato”;
  • Max Spears “Boredom with Other; A Phenomenological Sense of Boredom”;
  • Jason Wolfe “Truth as a Refinement of Error”.

SRU students (Department of Theatre) (2012) participated in the production of the Department of Theatre’s 3rd show of the 2011-2012 season, The Merchant of Venice. Danielle Depalma worked as stage manager.  Samantha Kuchta was assistant stage manager. Zachary Durler designed the lighting for the show and Charlene Jacka designed the sound for the show.

SRU students (Department of Theatre) (2012) participated in the production of the Department of Theatre’s final show, The Barwell Prophecy, May 2-4, 2012 in Sheehy Theatre. Stage Manager was Danielle DePalma, scenic designs were done by Charlene Jacka, Zachary Durler was the Lighting Designer, costumes were designed by Aniela Schaefer, and sound design was by Zoe Prokopiak.

SRU students (Department of Theatre)
and students from other majors (2011) worked on the production of Streamers by David Rabe. The show was presented on Miller Auditorium stage from April 15-21, 2011. Stacie O’Hara was the student technical director, Ronald Nocera was the sound designer and Danielle DePalma was stage manager for the show.

SRU Voice majors (Department of Music)
(2012) performed in two Colleen Gray master classes in March 2012.

Strahler, Douglas (Department of Communication) (2011) chaired the panel “Evolving Conversations: Perceptions of Social Networking Websites for Establishing Personal and Professional Connections” and presented along with Valerie Swarts (Department of Communication) “Developing Deeper Connections with Digital Portfolios: Connecting and Collaborating with the Professional World” at the New York State Communication Association Conference in Ellenville, NY on October 21, 2011 through October 23, 2011.  He accompanied three students.

Swarts, Valerie (Department of Communication) (2011) gave three presentations at the New York State Communication Association Conference in Ellenville, NY on October 21, 2011 through October 23, 2011.  Her involvement was as a Panel Presenter for the following 3 panels:  Bridging the Town-Gown Gap:  Getting Students Involved in the Local Community”; “Developing Deeper Connections with Digital Portfolios:  Connecting and Collaborating with the Professional World”; and “Master Class in Rhetoric:  Obama’s ‘More perfect Union’ Speech”.

Swarts, Valerie (Department of Communication) (2012) presented on three panels at the New York State Communication Association Conference in Ellenville, NY from October 19, 2012 through October 21, 2012.  The panels she presented on were:  “Ethics in the New, Flipped Academic World:  A NYSCA Roundtable”; “To Be or Not to Be:  Managing Online and Offline Professional Identities”; and “G.I.F.T.S. (Great ideas for Teaching Students)”. 

Swezey, A., H. Birchfield, R. Schnupp, and S. Kuehn (Department of Criminology and Criminal Justice) (2013) presented “Participants’ Experience of A Drug Treatment Court in Western Pennsylvania” at the Pennsylvania Association of Criminal Justice Educators, Schuykill, PA, 2013.

Taylor, Ashley (Department of Music) (2012) a sophomore music therapy major, and Megan Neil, a sophomore music therapy major, volunteered for a service project providing supervised music therapy sessions to older adults in a nursing home during the MAR-AMTA (Mid-Atlantic Regional American Music Therapy Association) Conference in Saratoga Springs, NY.

Teodoro, Melissa (Department of Dance) (2012) choreographed an Afro-Colombian dance, Fandango that was performed by six SRU dance majors in the following venues and events: 1, Children's Concert at Miller Auditorium as part of the Rock Dance Company Repertoire directed by Jennifer Keller Feb 8, 2012; 2. SRU Diversity and Inclusion Conference Feb 27, 2012; and 3. Latin American Festival - Pittsburgh March 31, 2012.

The SRU Percussion Ensemble (Department of Music) (2012), under the direction of Dr. David Glover (Department of Music), traveled to Millersville University in Lancaster, PA to take part in the Percussive Arts Society-Pennsylvania Chapter, Day of Percussion Festival Students from the SRU Flute Studio performed for the Flute Fest at Youngstown State University as well as for the Music Education awareness day at Clarion University.

Thomas, Charles (Department of Communication) (2012) presented “Don’t Judge Me by My Color: The Ethical Implications of Socially Constructed Categories of Culture” at the 12th National Communication Ethics Conference and attended conference programming at Duquesne University on June 13-15, 2012.  

Thomas, Ian (Department of Art) (2012)

  • participated in "Push Play," (international juried invitational), Bellevue Arts Museum, Seattle, WA, January –June, 2012;
  • participated  in "Land Portrait", (juried proposal for curated group show), UTSA Satellite Space Gallery, San Antonio, TX, January-February, 2012;
  • participated in "The Jackalope Exhibition", (national juried), Northern Illinois University, DeKalb, IL, January 2012;
  • participated in "41.807296,-77.077468", (invitational), Mansfield University, Allan Hall Gallery, Mansfield, PA, January-February 2012;
  • headed a workshop and giving a lecture at Mansfield University, Mansfield PA, February 2012;
  • exhibition review of "Co-Modity" on Glasstire.com<http://Glasstire.com>, Sandhu, Harbeer, Visual Arts resource for Texas, Huston, TX, January, 2012;
  • participated in "Incidental Transformations: Jon Shumway and Ian F. Thomas", (juried proposal for curated two person show) Brazos Gallery, Richland College, Dallas TX, March, 2012;
  • presented a lecture at the McKinney Avenue Contemporary (MAC) with Jon Shumway, Dallas, TX, March, 2012;
  • participated in "Transformative Constructs: In Flux", Faculty Research Support, Martha Gault Gallery, Slippery Rock University;
  • Art Juror, "21st Century Ceramics: The First Decade", Lark Books, Sterling Publishing Company, New York, February 2012;
  • headed a workshop at Hub-Bub Residency, Image Transfer on Clay, Spartanburg, South Carolina, February 2012;
  • presented a Lecture at Hub-Bub Residency, "How the west was won", Spartanburg, South Carolina, February 2012;
  • participated in  "Response" show at Brazos Gallery, Dallas, Texas, February 2012;
  • featured artist on International web-resource, Ceramics Now, (ceramicsnow.tumblr.com), Cluj-Napoca, Romania;
  • participated in "Trickle", (two-person invitational), Yoshi Ikeda  Gallery, Kansas State University, Manhattan,  Kansas (April 2012);
  • presented a lecture at the Kansas State University, School of Art, Manhattan,  Kansas April 2012;
  • had a collaborative work go into the permanent collection of the Nasher Sculpture Center, Museum, Dallas, Texas (September);
  • "Sculpture in So Many Words",  Nasher Sculpture Center, Museum, Dallas, Texas (July);
  • Resident Artist at Touchstone Center for Crafts, (invitation) Farmington, PA (June-July);
  • "The Lamb and The Chariot: Five Acts"Hart Moore Museum, Touchstone Center for Crafts, Farmington, PA. (June-July)
  • "Land Portrait", UT Downtown Gallery, University of Tennessee School of Art, Knoxville, TN (June-July).

Timothy Hogg, Zach Nading, Ron Steiner, Aaron Mild, James J. David, Sheena Carroll, Jason Wolfe, Jennifer Reeher and Nora Connlain (Department of Theatre student playwrights) (2012) had their 10 minute plays featured in Brave New Plays 2012. Kevin H. Moore directed the one act play Raw. Other student directors for Brave New Plays, and the one act play Acts of Contrition were Amber Mikec, Christian McIlwain, Chelsey Grossman, Justin Cobern, Albert Patricca, Charlene Jacka, Frank Hammond, Ciera Spencer, Aniela Schaefer, Ashley Orsino, Liam Nute and Ashton Williams. Students who worked behind the scenes included Aaron Mild, Student Producer; Samantha Kuchta and Zachary Durler, Stage Managers; Danielle DePalma, Lighting Designer; Alex Barnhart, Sound Designer; Katie Makufka, Chelsey Grossman, Aniela Schaefer, Jessica Kowach, Kayla Boulton, Costume Designers.

Tuten, Eric (Department of History) (2012) presented a paper, The Jewish National Fund and the State of Israel: Some Ramifications for Israel as a Jewish and Democratic State at the Association of Israel Studies Conference, Boston, MA, June 12-15, 2011.

Utsch, Glenn (Department of Music) (2012) conducted research at the Royal Academy of Music in London, England, and at the Sibley Music Library at the Eastman School of Music in Rochester, New York.  As a culmination of his sabbatical research, Dr. Utsch is performing a faculty piano recital at SRU, September.

Valentine, David (Department of Computer Science) and Bryan Learn (Department of Computer Science, major), “HOW CAN WE INTRODUCE PARALLEL PROGRAMMING AND HPC INTO THE UNDERGRADUATE CURRICULUM?”, Pennsylvania Assn of Computer and Information Science Educators (PACISE), Mar 30-21, 2012 at Millersville University.

Valentine, David (Department of Computer Science) took Bryan Learn & Mike Burtner (Department of Computer Science, majors) (2012) to Grove City College Department of Electrical Engineering for their “Supercomputing Conference” on April 25, 2012.  Bryan presented his work on the “LittleFe Personal Cluster” and Mike presented his work on a “Twin Card Enabled CUDA Computer.”

VanDyke, Nicole, Alyssa Klosky, and Rebecca Lowrie (Department of Communication, majors) (2011) attended the New York State Communication Association Conference in Ellenville, New York on October 21, 2011 through October 23, 2011.  They presented on a panel with Professor Douglas Strahler.  The panel was titled: “Evolving Conversations: Perceptions of Social Networking Websites for Establishing Personal and Professional Connections.”


Wang, J. (Department of Geography, Geology, and the Environment) (2012) “Investigation of urbanization in relation to accessibility of urban green space in Kunming, China”, oral presentation at the 32nd International Geographical Congress in Cologne, Germany, 26-30 August 2012.

Westman, Barbara (Department of Art) (2012)

  • “Celebrating 25 Years”, Target Gallery, Alexandria, VA, (September);
  • “PLAN.OPEN:  Hidden/Exposed (Curated by Nimrod Vardi and Caroline Jane Harris), Mile End Art Pavilion, London, England (September);
  • “Papergirl San Francisco”, Incline Gallery, San Francisco, CA (August);
  • “Papergirl Vancouver”, Roadhouse Community Arts & Recreation Centre, Vancouver, BC (August);
  • “10x10x10”, Tieton Arts & Humanities, Tieton, WA (August).  2012;
  • Art, fiber art work selected to the national juried art exhibit:  White, Black & Shades of Gray. Juror Dina Deitsch viewed over 1,000 images in the process of selecting art works submitted. South Shore Art Center, Cohasset, MA  Exhibit runs: March 30th - May 6th, 2012;
  • along with twenty two students exhibited art works at the Bottlebrush Gallery in Harmony, PA.  January 13-20, 2012
  • monoprint selected to the juried print show "2012: End of Time". Exhibit, Pittsburgh Center for The Arts, Shadyside, May 11th - July 22nd, 2012.

White, Frederick (Department of English) (2011) presented the paper “Ubiquitous Indian Stereotypes in TV” at the Sequoyah Symposium at the University of Arkansas at Little Rock, April 2011. 

White, Frederick (Department of English) (2012) speaker in the 91st Session, “Indigenous Languages and Literatures in the Americas,” at the Modern Language Association Convention, Seattle, WA, January 2012.

Willford, J. (Department of Psychology), Singhabahu, D., Ranaweera, N., Richardson, G. Prenatal drug exposure effects on behavioral and brain measures of attention: preliminary data. Presented at the Neurotoxicology and Teratology Society, June 2012.

Winters, Carena (Department of Exercise and Rehabilitative Science) and Pasterno-Bayles, Madeline (2012) “Exercise is Medicine™ Updates," Oral Presentation at the 2012 Mid Atlantic Regional Conference of the American College of Sports Medicine, Harrisburg, PA. November 3, 2012.

Zeiger, William (Department of English) (2012) appeared in An Evening of One-Acts at The Victorian Players Theater, Youngstown, OH.  Performed in "A Marriage Proposal," and "The Lighthouse-Keeper's Daughter," May 2012; performed an evening of storytelling from Three Camp People Stories by Jean Maria Arrigo in a private home, April 2012.

Zinni, Elizabeth (Department of Dance) (2012) received the Most Outstanding Senior Woman Award; also received the most outstanding choreographer award for her piece “Echoes of Me” presented January 28, 2012 at Bloomsburg University of Pennsylvania.  Zach Bergfelt received a 2nd place award for the performance of the solo he choreographed.


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