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Accomplishments Fall 2015

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Our faculty and staff members are doing great things! The Achievements column recognizes recent accomplishments such as: Otis Kitchen, professor of music emeritus, received the Lifetime Achievement Award from the Phi Beta Mu International Bandmasters Fraternity Nu Chapter March 25 at the PMEA conference in Hershey. Kyle Kopko ‘05, professor of political science and director of the pre-law program, was appointed as director of Elizabethtown College’s Honors Program and is president-elect of the Northeast Association of Pre-Law Advisors, the oldest and largest of the six regional pre-law advising associations. Dr. Fletcher McClellan, dean of faculty and professor of political science; Joel Janisewski, assistant director of prestigious scholarships and fellowships; and Stacey Zimmerman, assistant director of Called to Lead, presented at the Council of Independent Colleges’ Network on Vocation in Undergraduate Education (NetVUE) annual conference in March 2015. Dr. Kelly...

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Kudos, Awards & Honors – Staff & Faculty: Spring 2013

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An abbreviated list of accomplishments appears in the print edition of the spring magazine. Below are additional faculty and staff accomplishments. The College Elizabethtown College’s young alumni challenge against Messiah College—The Battle of the Blues—was one of 25 higher education social media case studies featured in “Social Works”, released Feb. 25 from EDUniverse Media. Biology Diane Bridge, Jon Coren and Jodi Yorty, plus 10 students, attended the annual Tri Beta Undergraduate Research Conference at Lincoln University. Elizabethtown College was recognized for having the largest group of delegates at the conference. Jon Coren, Biology, was an invited speaker and the cochair of the Structural Genomics and Functional Genomics Session at the fourth annual World DNA and Genome Day in Nanjing, China. The title of his presentation was “An Arrayed Human Genomic Library Constructed in the PAC Shuttle Vector pJCPAC-Mam2 for...

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Administration and Staff Accomplishments Winter 2013

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Benowitz, student present at Students in Transition conference Jean-Paul Benowitz, director of Momentum and assistant director of Academic Advising, and sophomore Miguel Ruiz, a Political Science major, presented Sunday, Oct. 14, at the 19th National Conference on Students in Transition in Philadelphia. Their presentation about an assessed institutional initiative was titled “Momentum: An Advising Approach for First-Generation Students.” Elizabeth Harvey, Office of Marketing and Communications, spoke on tapping into alternative markets as a freelancer in “Going beyond books and magazines,” in the October edition of “The Writer” magazine. Fletcher McClellan, Dean of Faculty, had an opinion-editorial piece, titled “Pennsylvania election result echo Arlen Specter era” published on PennLive. Barbara Randazzo and Dawn Spaar, CCEDL, attended the Council for Accelerated Programs (CAP) National Conference Randazzo facilitated a roundtable discussion, titled “The opening act: Setting the stage for adult learner success...

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College Accomplishments Winter 2013

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The College’s Battle of the Blues young alumni giving challenge was one of six institutions featured in social media case studies highlighted in the new report “Social media and advancement: A report on data from 2010-2012.” The College’s website was featured as a case study by OmniUpdate’s OUCampus, the College’s content management system. The case study, titled “Elizabethtown College capitalizes on web content reuse for storytelling,” shares how E-town uses various features within the CMS. The Office of Marketing and Communications was awarded a bronze Telly award for a promotional video. The College’s Chapter of Alpha Lambda Delta, and its sponsor Justin Badgerow (Fine and Performing arts) earned two national awards—the 2012 Alpha Silver Award, in recognition of the chapter’s notably high yield of inductees (88 percent of invitees) and the 2012 Delta Silver Award due to the chapter’s...

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Faculty Accomplishments Winter 2013

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Business Dmitriy Krichevskiy’sarticle, “A consumption-based measure of the monetary rewards to entrepreneurship” was accepted for publication in the Journal of Entrepreneurship and Public Policy. Sanjay Paul was featured in a Sept. 4 Patriot-News op-ed about “Budget austerity isn’t best path for our country.” Hossein Varamini presented a paper, “Collaborative industry partnerships: Practical international business experience to assist entrepreneurs,” at the Ninth Annual International Conference on Small and Medium Sized Enterprises. Chemistry James MacKay …along with Zachary Landis ’11, Stephen Motika ’12 and Margaret Kench ’10 published “The intramolecular allenolate rauhut currier reaction” in the Journal of Organic Chemistry … and Kristi Kneas presented at the 2012 Disappearing Boundaries Summer Research Meeting at Lebanon (Pa.) Valley College. …along with Jeffrey Rood and Kristi Kneas presented talks at the 2012 Biennial Conference on Chemical Education. Communications Colin Helb performed a piece,...

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Faculty Accomplishments Fall 2012

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Biology Jon Coren with Laura Wingert ’12 and Jessica Manchak ’12 presented a poster titled “An Arrayed Human Genomic Library Constructed in the PAC Shuttle Vector pJCPAC-Mam2 for Genome-wide Association Studies and Gene Therapy” at the Tri Beta Northeast District 2 Convention at Bloomsburg University. was one of two faculty members to receive the CCCE Service-Learning Award. Aaron Cecala gave a presentation, titled “Dissecting the Neural Circuitry of Target Capture Across Species” at Janelia Farm, Howard Hughes Medical Institute. Business Cristina Ciocirlan had her entry, “Family Business,” accepted for publication in the Encyclopedia of New Venture Management. Hossein Varamini presented at the “Plug In to the Information Technology Sector” conference, sponsored by the Innovation Transfer Network. His presentation described the Collaborative Industry Partnership (CIP) projects that he developed for the International Business program at Elizabethtown. .  Communications Kirsten Johnson...

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Administration and Staff Accomplishments Fall 2012

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Jean-Paul Benowitz, Center for Student Success, had his senior undergraduate thesis “The Dissatisfied Ones: Change and Adaptation Within the Old Order Mennonite Church of Virginia, 1901-1991,” and his master’s thesis “Community and Conflict: The Structuring of the Old Order Mennonite Church in Virginia,” published as two separate books by The Weaverland Mennonite Conference of Virginia. Elizabeth “Liz” Braungard, Office of Marketing and Communications, was elected to the Board of Directors of Leadership Lancaster. Ray Carmeron, Board of Trustees, received the Packy Award from the Hershey Rotary Club. Nevin D. Cooley, Board of Trustees, was selected by the Boy Scouts of America as the 2012 Distinguished Citizen at its 25th annual Distinguished Citizen Award Dinner. Yvonne Kauffman, Athletics, was inducted into the Middle Atlantic Conference’s first Hall of Fame class. Mike McGrann, executive director of the High Center for Family...

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Faculty Accomplishments Spring 2012

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Biology Diane Bridge coauthored two papers recently accepted for publication. “Hydra, the everlasting embryo, confronts aging” appears in The International Journal of Developmental Biology. “Incorporation of a Horizontally Transferred Gene into an Operon in Hydra” is in the Journal PLoS One. Jon Coren was invited by the Depression and Bipolar Support Alliance-Harrisburg Chapter to give a presentation on the symptoms, treatments and genetics of bipolar disorder. was invited to the Infinity Charter School to give the presentation “Fruit Flies Can Be Used To Demonstrate Mendelian Inheritance.” Business Ed Chung presented “You Can Lead a Horse to Water: Does Coursework Affect Students’ Attitude towards CSR?” a paper he coauthored with Elizabethtown’s Cristina Ciocirlan and Jeff Gabriel and with Professor Paul Ngo of St. Norbert College, at the 5th Annual International Conference on Business and Sustainability. Sean P. Melvin’s”Case Study of...

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Administration and Staff Accomplishments Spring 2012

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Gail Bossenga, scholar-in-residence and assistant to the chair of the Board, had an article, “Estates, Orders, and Corps,” published in The Oxford Handbook of the Ancien Régime, edited by William Doyle. Elizabeth Dahmus, executive director of gift planning, was elected to the board of directors of Susquehanna Valley Planned Giving Council at its annual meeting in Harrisburg, Pa. Mike Faith, head coach of women’s lacrosse, presented a one-hour lecture on the Techniques of Shooting at the U.S. Lacrosse National Convention at the Philadelphia (Pa.) Convention Center. Nancy Florey, Human Resources, was quoted on the topic of whistle-blowing policies in a feature article, titled “Whistling While You Work,” which appeared in the online professional journal, Workforce.   Wendy K. Martin, Science in Motion with Alicia Klepper, NSTA Student Chapter president and Jessica Swank, NSTA Student Chapter vice-president, presented a session,...

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Faculty Accomplishments Winter 2012

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Biology David Bowne and 11 co-authors published a paper titled “Transforming Ecological Science at Primarily Undergraduate Institutions through Collaborative Networks” in the May 2011 edition of BioScience. Bowers Writers House Jesse Waters’ first collection of poems, titled “Human Resources,” was nominated for an Independent Publisher Book Award. Business Bryan Greenberg was promoted from assistant professor to associate professor and awarded tenure. Sanjay Paul’s op-ed, on “Maybe the Fed could use a ‘Hail Mary’ for nation’s monetary policy,” was published in the Sunday, Aug. 21 Patriot-News on page C1. Hossein Varamini presented a paper for which he served as co-author, “The Digital Divide: Impediment to Equal Participation in the World Economy,” at the 11th International Conference on Knowledge, Culture and Change, in Madrid, Spain. Chemistry and Biochemistry James MacKay published a paper titled “Directed Oxidative Cyclization to C2 or C4...

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