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, 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, 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, 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, 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.
Mary McGuire, Political Science Department, gave two presentations on New York State Constitution Convention processes and history. She provided background for the November vote on whether or not New York should hold a convention to amend the state constitution for the Cortland County Republican Women’s Spring Luncheon and at the New York State Rural Democratic Conference.
Janet Duncan, Foundations and Social Advocacy Department, recently attended Babes-Bolyai University in Cluj-Napoca, Romania as an Erasmus Plus Scholar for the Public Administration Department and the Social Work Department. During her week-long appointment in May she gave two graduate lectures on Human Rights for Persons with Disabilities and met with three leaders of national non-governmental organizations (NGOs) for Romania. The Erasmus Plus Project is funded through the European Union.
Diane Craft, Physical Education Department, continues to share ideas for promoting physical activity among toddlers and preschoolers throughout the nation. Since March 2017 she has presented keynotes and sessions at state conferences in Wisconsin and North Dakota, and conducted state-wide train-the-trainer workshops in Mississippi, New York, Wyoming, North Carolina and California. Also, she has given presentations at the National Child and Adult Care Food Program (CACFP) Sponsors Association Conference and the 9th Biannual Childhood Obesity Conference, both held in California.
Carolyn Bershad, Counseling and Student Development, has been informed that the Counseling Center has met the criteria for full re-accreditation by the International Association of Counseling Services (IACS), the only association that accredits counseling services on university and college campuses. Accreditation by IACS is dependent upon evidence of continuing professional development as well as demonstration of excellence in counseling performance. The Counseling Center offers individual and group counseling for students, as well as consultation and outreach to the campus community and beyond.
Susan Barnett, Recreation, Parks and Leisure Studies Department, was featured in WalletHub’s May 31 article “2017’s Best & Worst Cities for Staycations.” Barnett was one 13 educators on the panel of experts who helped determine the best staycation spots by comparing the 150 most populated U.S. cities across three key dimensions: 1) recreation, 2) food and entertainment and 3) rest and relaxation.