Faculty and Staff Activities

Henry Steck, William Veit, Julia West and John Suarez

Henry Steck, distinguished service professor emeritus of political science, William Veit, risk management officer, Julia West, risk management intern, and John Suarez, Institute for Civic Engagement director, participated in SUNY Central’s Deliberative Democracy Conference held June 22 and 23 at the SUNY Oswego Metro Center. Steck participated in the Experience a Deliberation workshop. West, Veit and Suarez conducted the Risk Managed Applied Learning Workshop in which participants applied enterprise risk management concepts to a real-life project as a way of determining how they could apply those concepts to their own projects. Suarez served as a panelist on the Envisioning the Uses of Deliberation panel and served as a facilitator in the Experience a Deliberation workshop.  

Emily Quinlan

Emily Quinlan, Advisement and Transition, presented “Transforming the Transfer Student Experience: A Fluid and Dynamic Approach to Advocacy, Support and Services” at the New York State Transfer and Articulation Association (NYSTAA) conference, held May 22-24 in Lake Placid, N.Y.

Richard Hunter

Richard Hunter, Geography Department, co-authored an article in the latest issue of Local Environment titled “Drivers of local people’s participation in sustainable natural resource management: a case study in central Iran.”

Kathleen A. Lawrence

Kathleen A. Lawrence, Communication Studies Department, had her poem titled “I Was a Carvel Soft Serve Queen” appear in the “My First Job” series at Silver Birch Press on June 22. Also, two of her poems were published in the debut issue of Scryptic Magazine on June 19. They are titled “Shadow Beach” and “Walking the Graveyard of My Poems.” Her two poems titled “Adding Machines” and “Lab Test” were published in Lemon Quarterly on April 8.

Thomas Hischak

Thomas Hischak, professor emeritus of theatre, had his book 1939: Hollywood’s Greatest Year published by Rowman & Littlefield, Publishers. The book is a day-by-day chronicle of the year 1939 describing all 510 movies that opened as well as events in history, sports, music, theatre, radio, and politics.

Carol Costell Corbin

Carol Costell Corbin, Advisement and Transition, presented two sessions at the New York State Transfer and Articulation Association (NYSTAA) conference, held May 22-24 in Lake Placid, N.Y. The first was “Pre-Conference Session for New Professionals,” designed for professionals in the transfer field with one to three years’ experience to discuss trends in higher education, terminology and tips for success. Also, she presented “Let’s Celebrate! Promoting the First Annual National Transfer Student Week on Your Campus.” NYSTAA has been working with the National Institute for the Study of Transfer Students (NISTS) to launch the first National Transfer Student Week, which is scheduled for Monday, Oct. 9 through Friday, Oct. 13, 2017. Corbin served as president of NYSTAA for the 2016-17 year, and her term concluded at the end of the conference. 

John C. Hartsock

John C. Hartsock, Communication Studies Department, was invited to give a lecture on June 21 to the doctoral program in human sciences at the University of Perugia on the relationship between literary journalism and ethnography. The University of Perugia is located in Perugia, Italy and is one of Italy’s oldest universities, founded in 1308. The invitation came about because Hartsock has been teaching a study abroad course at the Umbra Institute in Perugia for the last three summer sessions.

Maaike Oldemans and Jennifer Kronenbitter

Maaike Oldemans and Jennifer Kronenbitter, Memorial Library, presented at the Ohio Valley Group of Technical Services Librarians Conference 2017 in May at Xavier University, Cincinnati, Ohio. They presented “Technical Metamorphosis by Design.” 

Larissa True

Larissa True, Kinesiology Department, had her manuscript “Relationships Among Product- and Process-Oriented Measures of Motor Competence and Perceived Competence” published in the Journal of Motor Learning and Development.

John C. Hartsock

John C. Hartsock, Communication Studies Department, has had one of his award-winning books accepted for publication in Chinese by Fudan University Press in China. A History of American Literary Journalism: The Emergence of a Modern Narrative Form, is expected to be published in Mandarin later this year. Translated by Li Mei, professor of journalism at South China University of Technology in Guangzhou (Canton), the book was the recipient of the two leading American awards for the history of journalism and mass communication from the Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication, and the American Journalism Historians Association. The book was originally published by the University of Massachusetts Press in 2000. It is the first history of the journalistic genre of literary journalism in the United States, and has also been published in Romanian. Fudan University Press is widely regarded as one of the leading academic presses in China. Fudan University is located in Shanghai.

In other news, Hartsock was the subject of a question-and-answer article in the May issue of the journal Mass Communication Historiography. The journal is publishing interviews in each issue of recipients of major awards in the field of journalism and mass communication history. The interviews focus on historical methodologies used by the recipients.

Also, Hartsock participated in an interview in April with Polina Popova, a graduate student in journalism at St. Petersburg State University in St. Petersburg, Russia. The interview focused on Russian analogues to American literary journalism. Hartsock lectured on American literary journalism at St. Petersburg State University last November.

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