Faculty and Staff Activities

Nance S. Wilson

Nance S. Wilson, Literacy Department, co-authored a chapter with Michelle Kelley titled “Avid Readers in High School: Are they Reading for Pleasure?” It is included in Teaching Adolescent Literature Today, J. A. Hayn & J. S. Kaplan, editors. The book was selected to be showcased in Cambridge Scholars Publishing’s July ‘Best Sellers’ marketing campaign.

Chris Manaseri

Chris Manaseri, Foundations and Social Advocacy Department, presented at the Country School Association of America’s annual conference this June in New London, N.H.  The group, devoted to the restoration and interpretation of one-room schools across the country, heard Manaseri’s dissertation presentation called “Keeping School: One-room Schoolhouse Preservation Projects in the Greater Finger Lakes Region.” Manaseri visited, photographed and catalogued more than three dozen projects, and interviewed 60 informants for the study.

Kathleen A. Lawrence

Kathleen A. Lawrence, Communication Studies Department, recently received word that her poem “High Tea” has been nominated for the Best of the Net competition by Highland Park Poetry, for the first time. Her speculative poem “Vampirette” has been accepted for publication by Star*Line, the print journal of the international Science Fiction and Fantasy Poetry Association. Her parallel haiku poem “Extracurricular” is forthcoming in Sonic Boom Journal. Her spiraling abecedarian poem “Curiously, Unexplainably Optimistic” will be published in the magazine Edify Fiction

Mark Dodds

Mark Dodds, Sport Management Department, was interviewed by The Detroit News on June 1. He provided a sponsorship and economic impact analysis for the Belle Isle Grand Prix IndyCar race.

Amy Berg

Amy Berg, Information Resources, is a recipient, along with two colleagues, of the SUNY Council of Chief Information Officers (CCIO) Team Collaboration Award for the implementation of SUNY Breach Insurance Program. The SUNY Breach Insurance program provides SUNY colleges with a cost effective and easy to procure process for acquiring breach insurance for an individual campus. It took about a year from idea to realization. Through their efforts and stewardship and close collaboration with colleagues, data breach insurance, once unattainable due to cost, is now within reach to many SUNY campuses at a reasonable price point. The Team Collaboration Award recognizes individuals, groups or institutions whose work exemplifies CCIO’s efforts to build and support SUNY’s IT community. The awards were presented at the annual SUNY Technology Conference held June 20-22 in Lake Placid, N.Y.

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.

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