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The Bulletin: Campus News for the SUNY Cortland Community

  Issue Number 8 • Monday, Dec. 7  

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Campus Champion

The proactive campus response to the recent H1N1 influenza threat has involved the contributions of many staff members. Devin Coppola, M.D., the College physician, who has spearheaded those efforts, provides the same care and concern for our students throughout the year.

Nominate a Campus Champion


Tuesday, Dec. 8

Holiday Concert: Seasonal choral and instrumental music, Dowd Fine Arts Center Theatre, 8 p.m.


Wednesday, Dec. 9

Symposium: 9th Annual COR 101 Teaching Assistant Poster Symposium, Brockway Hall Jacobus Lounge, noon-5 p.m.


Thursday, Dec. 10

$ Performance: "'The Long Christmas Dinner' and Other Short Plays by Thornton Wilder," Dowd Fine Arts Center Theatre,
8 p.m.


Friday, Dec. 11

All fall semester classes end.


Friday, Dec. 11

UUP Holiday Party: Corey Union Function Room, 4-7 p.m. Open to UUP bargaining unit members only.


Friday, Dec. 11

$ Performance: "'The Long Christmas Dinner' and Other Short Plays by Thornton Wilder," Dowd Fine Arts Center Theatre,
8 p.m.


Saturday, Dec. 12

Study day


Saturday, Dec. 12

$ Performance: "'The Long Christmas Dinner' and Other Short Plays by Thornton Wilder," Dowd Fine Arts Center Theatre,
8 p.m.


Sunday, Dec. 13

$ Performance: "'The Long Christmas Dinner' and Other Short Plays by Thornton Wilder," Dowd Fine Arts Center Theatre,
2 p.m.


Monday, Dec. 14

Final Examination Period: Through Friday, Dec. 18.


Wednesday, Dec. 16

Support Group: SUNY Cortland Aphasia Support Group, Main Street SUNY Cortland, 6-7:30 p.m. Call 753-5423 or e-mail Irena Vincent or Brent Wilson, Communication Disorders and Sciences Department.


Wednesday, Dec. 23

Second-Quarter Student Teaching ends.


Monday, Jan. 4

Winter Session classes begin.


Thursday, Jan. 14

Bloodmobile: Park Center Hall of Fame Room, 10 a.m.-5:30 p.m.


Friday, Jan. 15

Winter Session classes end.


Thursday, Jan. 21

Spring Opening Meeting: President's State of the College Address, Corey Union Function Room, 9 a.m.; coffee will be served from 8:30-9 a.m.



Relay For Life Raises $39,000 for Cancer Society

12/03/2009

About 700 students, faculty and staff members raised more than $39,000 for the American Cancer Society in the fifth annual SUNY Cortland Relay For Life on Saturday, Nov. 21, at the College's Lusk Field House.

This year's relay attracted 71 teams who walked laps for 12 hours in the field house located off Pashley Drive.

"We had a phenomenal group of participants this year," said event co-chair Marie Bieber, a senior psychology major from Conklin, N.Y. "It is amazing to see so many students from so many different places and backgrounds come together to fight for a common cause."

"This year's event really captured the "Celebrate, Remember, Fight Back!" model of Relay For Life," said Jillian Ladouceur, a 2007 SUNY Cortland graduate and director of college events for the Southern New York Regional Office of the American Cancer Society. "The student planning committee embraced the opportunity to engage their peers in celebrating survivors, remembering those we have lost to cancer, and most of all fighting back against this disease that is taking the lives and livelihoods of their loved ones. The students captured the essence of Relay For Life perfectly, and I believe they were more connected to the cause than ever. I am incredibly proud of the dedication and passion that my fellow Red Dragons have about finding a cure for this disease, and I look forward to seeing this event grow even more in the future."    

Building on the work of the past four events, a 15-member student committee and campus advisor Nanette Pasquarello, Judicial Affairs Office, began planning the relay in September. 

"The annual SUNY Cortland Relay For Life has become an important tradition on campus," said Pasquarello. "I participate to raise money for a cause near and dear to my heart. The event is an opportunity for students, faculty and staff to come together to support those undergoing cancer treatment, celebrate cancer survivors and remember friends and family who have lost the battle. It is my privilege working with so many caring, enthusiastic and philanthropic college students."

This year's relay featured a variety of entertainment and fundraisers, including massages and ballpark food sales, wheelchair races, a peanut butter and jelly station, manicures and sports items sales.

Relays For Life are held on college campuses nationwide to raise money for cancer research, education and services. Donations may still be made to SUNY Cortland's Relay For Life until February through its Web site.

For more information about the College's Relay For Life, contact Cathy Smith in the Health Promotion Office at (607) 753-2066.

 

Sheila Gregoire Receives 2009 President’s Award for Excellence in Classified Service

12/04/2009

Sheila Gregoire, a secretary II in the Dean of the School of Education Office since 2003, was named the recipient of the prestigious 2009 President's Award for Excellence in Classified Service.

SUNY Cortland President Erik J. Bitterbaum presented Gregoire with the award on Dec. 4 at the 40th Annual Service Recognition Ceremony, sponsored by the SUNY Cortland Human Resources Office, in the Corey Union Function Room.

The award was created in 2002 to annually recognize one individual "for extraordinary achievement and to encourage the continuation of excellence." Nominees must be current SUNY Cortland full-time classified service employees with at least three years of continuous service. A supervisor, co-worker or other college community member may make nominations.

"Sheila is a highly effective team builder who treats all employees and students fairly, maintains high morale and is dedicated to providing excellent customer service," writes Marley Barduhn, interim assistant provost for teacher education, who nominated Gregoire for the honor.

"She is one of the most flexible and creative employees on campus," added Barduhn, noting Gregoire's ability to effectively serve both the interim dean of the School of Education and the interim provost for teacher education. Her skills also shined during the expansive reorganization of offices for the Education Building and Child Care Center construction and the Cornish Hall renovation.

"Sheila seamlessly coordinated the entire move of faculty, people and furnishings from the Cornish Building to the new Education Building without batting an eye and with her usual wonderful sense of humor."

"People know that she cares about them and she gives them her undivided attention, even during peak times of stress. She is seen as the 'go-to' person who believes that not only do students come first, but so do faculty and staff."

A native of Endicott, N.Y., Gregoire graduated from Maine-Endwell High School, where she was a cheerleading team member.  She served in the U.S. Amy Reserves and retired in January 2000 with the rank of Sergeant First Class.

Prior to joining SUNY Cortland in December 1982 as a cashier in the Bursar's Office, Gregoire worked for the Broome County Developmental Center, both the New York State Department of Taxation and Finance and the Department of Motor Vehicles, and for SUNY Binghamton.

Gregoire left SUNY Cortland in November 1984 for a position with the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation, but returned to the College's Registrar's Office in April 2001 as an administrative aide. She was promoted to secretary II in April 2003 in the then-newly created School of Education where she has remained.

She and her husband, Harold, who works for the Tompkins County Probation Department, have been married for 26 years and reside in Cortland. They have two daughters, Colette, 21, who attends William Smith College, and Ashlie, 24, a Clarkson University graduate who lives in Princeton, N.J., and is employed by McNeil Consumer Heathcare in Philadelphia, Pa.


Capture the Moment

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From a drum containing the 293 raffle entries for a Super Bowl weekend package, President Erik J. Bitterbaum selected the winning ticket, which was purchased by Joseph Vallo, a 1979 SUNY Cortland alumnus. The prize includes two tickets to the Super Bowl in Miami this February, as well as hotel accommodations and $1,000 to offset travel expenses. The New York Jets presented the College with the two tickets this fall as part of their official partnership with SUNY Cortland. After deducting expenses, the College raised approximately $27,000 for student scholarships, faculty research and other important campus initiatives. Looking on is Robert Kashdin, an independent accountant from the firm of Port, Kashdin and McSherry, who audited the entire raffle proceedings. The drawing took place Dec. 1 in Brockway Hall Jacobus Lounge.


In Other News

'Brockway Road Pour' on Display at Main Street SUNY Cortland

12/07/2009

The sculpture exhibition "Brockway Road Pour" will run through Dec. 31 in the Beard Building Gallery at Main Street SUNY Cortland, 9 Main St. Open from 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday through Friday, the exhibition is free and open to the public.

The exhibit, which opened on Dec. 3, features the work of sculptor Vaughn Randall, Art and Art History Department, and his summer apprenticeship program students. The joint project between the Cortland Downtown Partnership and SUNY Cortland was funded by a National Endowment for the Arts grant designed to demonstrate and celebrate the industrial heritage of the Cortland community through the lens of art.

"Brockway Road Pour" includes Brockway-inspired designs by Randall; Darla McGrath, his primary assistant; art and art history student volunteers Brian Roach, Tara Evans and Grace Loiselle; and the unique works of Randall's apprentices, Alexandria Jones, James Courtney, Cody Tallet, Andrew McConnell, Jessica Heider, Colin Heasley, Elisabeth Sprague and Nichole Farley.

The Beard Building Gallery is a collaboration between SUNY Cortland, the Cultural Council of Cortland County and the Cortland Downtown Partnership. For more information, contact Adam Megivern of the Cortland Downtown Partnership at (607) 753-4270.


Three Thornton Wilder Plays Performed at Dowd

12/02/2009

The Performing Arts Department will present three classic American one-act plays Dec. 10- 13 in a 90-minute program titled "'The Long Christmas Dinner' and Other Short Plays By Thornton Wilder."

The three comedy-dramas will be performed by an all-student cast in the Dowd Fine Arts Center Lab Theatre. Performances are at 8 p.m. on Thursday, Dec. 10, Friday, Dec. 11 and Saturday, Dec. 12, and at 2 p.m. on Sunday, Dec. 13. Tickets are $12 for the general public, $10 for senior citizens and SUNY staff and $5 for students and children. Tickets will be on sale at the door only. This production is partially funded by the Cortland Fund and the Cortland College Foundation.

"The Long Christmas Dinner" is about one American family as seen over 90 years through glimpses of them at Christmas dinners. The second one-act play by Wilder, "The Happy Journey to Trenton and Camden," is about an automobile ride in 1928 in which a New Jersey family travels to visit a relative. The program ends with "Pullman Car Hiawatha," a somewhat fantastical play about life and death as seen through the passengers traveling on a train in 1930.

All three plays were written in the early 1930s and can be viewed as experimental pieces in which Wilder was preparing to write his masterpiece, "Our Town." As with that famous play, the three one-act plays are presented on a bare stage with no scenery or props.

The plays are directed by Thomas Hischak, Performing Arts Department, and will be staged in the round. For more information about this production and other events, visit the Performing Arts Department Web site.


Annual Holiday Concert Takes Place Dec. 8

12/02/2009

The Performing Arts Department will present its annual Holiday Concert at 8 p.m. on Tuesday, Dec. 8, in the Dowd Fine Arts Theatre. The event is free and open to the public.

The seasonal program, under the direction of Stephen Wilson, will feature choral and instrumental music. Among the groups to perform are the College Singers, the Cortland Gospel Choir and the Cortland Area Flute Ensemble. Also included in the concert will be the popular sing-along section.

For more information, visit the Performing Arts Department Web site.


College Launches Support Group for Individuals with Aphasia

12/03/2009

SUNY Cortland has started an Aphasia Support Group for brain injury survivors who have aphasia as well as their family members, friends and professionals who work with these individuals.   

Aphasia is the partial or total loss of the power to use or understand words, usually as the result of a brain disease or injury.

“To the best of our knowledge, the closest aphasia support group is 50 miles outside of Cortland,” explained Irena Vincent, an assistant professor in the Communication Disorders and Sciences Department at SUNY Cortland. Organizers consulted the online records of the National Aphasia Association to determine the local need for this group.

One in 250 people in America has aphasia, affecting the individual’s language comprehension and production capabilities, observed Vincent, who is a co-founder of the non-profit, voluntary support group.

“Considering the number of people every year who suffer a brain injury, usually stroke, and then aphasia as one of its consequences, we thought that it would be beneficial to the community to have the group available,” she added.

Providing support to anyone who deals with someone who has aphasia is the primary purpose of the group, she noted. Another goal is to encourage future graduate students in communication disorders and sciences to provide individual treatment services to those with aphasia who attend. The therapy session will be followed by the support group meeting.

The group has met two times since October. The next meeting is from 6-7:30 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 16, at Main Street SUNY Cortland, 9 Main St.

The Aphasia Support Group was launched with a $500 Small Grant from the Cortland College Foundation. The funds were used to purchase National Aphasia Association materials related to initiating and enriching aphasia support groups and to disseminate information about the new group to local hospitals, nursing homes, medical offices and the general public.

The Aphasia Support Group founders won the competitive grant by fulfilling the foundation’s criteria of providing special educational opportunities for students; promoting professional development of faculty as teachers, researchers and clinicians; accommodating unique contingencies that fit nowhere else; and enhancing the image of the College.

“The College already has a strong reputation for its community service, which was recently recognized by the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching,” said Brent Wilson, another co-founder and an assistant professor of communication disorders and sciences. “Developing a community-oriented group such as an aphasia support group in this region would both justify and further enhance this reputation.”

For more information, call (607) 753-5423 or e-mail Vincent or Wilson.

Faculty Senate Approves Paperless Election Process

The Faculty Senate ended the Fall 2009 semester on a "green" note during its final meeting on Dec. 1 in Brockway Hall Jacobus Lounge.

Senators unanimously approved recommending a number of changes to the College Handbook that, collectively, give the senate the option to use electronic software to improve the current, cumbersome process of mailing paper ballots and envelopes to its constituents.

The senate approved the Steering Committee's extensive revised language that introduced the use of an alternative digital voting method.

Parliamentarian Steve Anderson complimented the Committee on Committees for its excellent job of keeping track of details in its review of the Steering Committee's proposal.

Several senators noted the move will save many trees and much money as well as significant time for the faculty senators involved in the current process. Because senators are required to find their own replacements, all senators currently print volumes of paper and stuff and address envelopes.

"It seems we're entering the digital age kicking and sliding," observed Senator David Miller, Geography Department, shortly before the vote. "This is an effort to streamline the election and voting process."

"It's great that the Faculty Senate is moving over to this green process," said Senator Jesse Campanaro, president of the Student Government Association. He noted that SGA has conducted electronic elections for some years and is willing to share its software system.

Faculty Senate Chair Kathleen Lawrence, Communication Studies Department, cautioned that the Senate has a more complex process than the SGA. She noted that Faculty Senate Secretary Teri Vigars, Academic Support and Achievement Program, who could not attend the meeting, is currently researching the most suitable software to preserve the essentials of the voting process, including information security and the ability for faculty to nominate write-in candidates.

The parliamentarian had advised the Steering Committee on how its process of electing officers and members might be redesigned to run more smoothly and efficiently and also helped it fine-tune the language of the draft proposal. Miller wrote the revisions in consultation with Joanne Barry, assistant vice president for human resources.

The recommendations will go to SUNY Cortland President Erik J. Bitterbaum for his approval. If endorsed, the Faculty Senate can begin using the new election process as soon as it has been identified and is operational.

In other business, the senate unanimously approved an additional College Handbook revision to reset the mandatory five-year period for Faculty Senate governance structure review. The next scheduled review will take place in the 2012-13 academic year.

Before the meeting, senators had filled two large bags with their gifts to this year's Toys for Tots drive, being conducted on campus by the SGA. Campanaro thanked the senate for its generosity.


UUP Musical Spoofs 'Mary Poppins' and 'Monty Python'

The United University Professions (UUP) Holiday Party will be held from 4-7 p.m. on Friday, Dec. 11, in the Corey Union Function Room. The party, open to all UUP bargaining unit members, will feature food, drink and fellowship. UUP will recognize retiring colleagues at 5 p.m.

Beginning at 5:30 p.m., the annual musical spoof titled "SUNY Poppins' Flying Circus" will be performed. The spoof lampoons both the Disney film "Mary Poppins" and the British television show "Monty Python's Flying Circus." The book and lyrics are by Tom Hischak, Performing Arts Department, and his son Mark Hischak. The 40-minute production will include music from the film by Richard M. and Robert B. Sherman and musical direction by Donna Anderson, professor emeritus of performing arts.

The cast will include the following faculty and staff members: Cindy Benton, Childhood/Early Childhood Education Department; Girish Bhat, History Department; Colleen Buchanan, Physical Education Department; Mark Cerosaletti, International Communications and Culture Department; Tom Fuchs, Physical Education Department; Cindy and Kevin Halpin, Performing Arts Department; Nancy Kane, Performing Arts Department; Donna Margine, Registrar's Office; Jo Schaffer, Art and Art History Department; William Sharp, History Department; Robert Spitzer, Political Science Department; Sharon Steadman, Sociology/Anthropology Department; Judith Van Buskirk, History Department; Dawn Van Hall, Library; Chris Xenakis, Political Science Department; and Karen Zimmerman, Performing Arts Department.

For more information, contact the UUP Office at (607) 753-5991.


Nominations Due for Participation in SUNY-wide Showcase

Nominations are due Friday, Dec. 11, to participate in the SUNY-wide research or creative activities poster session and meeting titled "SUNY Undergraduates Shaping New York's Future: A Showcase of Scholarly Posters at the Capitol." It will be held on Tuesday, Feb. 2, 2010, in the Legislative Office Building, Albany, N.Y.

Completed nomination forms should be filled out and returned to the Undergraduate Research Council Office, Miller Building, Room 402, by 4 p.m. on Friday Dec. 11. For more information, contact Undergraduate Research Council Chair Christopher McRoberts, Geology Department.

To be eligible, the student should have completed a research project/creative activity while at SUNY Cortland, agree to complete a final abstract by Jan. 15, 2010, and prepare and present a poster for the Albany meeting on Feb. 2, 2010. Nominations are open from all matriculated full-time SUNY Cortland undergraduate students enrolled during the Spring 2010 semester. Students must be in good academic standing; not on probation, leave of absence or suspension.

Proposals from all academic disciplines are welcome and encouraged. Up to three undergraduate students and up to three alternatives will be selected by SUNY Cortland's Undergraduate Research Council from nominations received. To request a nomination form, send an e-mail to Pam Schroeder, Research and Sponsored Programs. Travel expenses for student researchers and their faculty mentors will be provided through Undergraduate Research Council Travel Grants.

The poster session is designed to bring together some of SUNY's most talented undergraduate scholars with SUNY administration officials, members of the New York state legislative delegation and their office staff, and to be included in the journal of proceedings.

The meeting will allow SUNY undergraduates the opportunity to present their research and creative academic projects to a large audience at Albany's Legislative Office Building.


Faculty Research Program Applications Due by Feb. 1

Applications for the Faculty Research Program are being accepted until February 2010 at the Research and Sponsored Programs Office (RSPO). 

Full-time, tenure-track teaching faculty and professional staff are eligible to apply. The intent of the program is to provide seed money for projects that are new and likely to lead to future funded research. 

Applications and guidelines are available online. Completed applications should be forwarded to the respective dean's office for signature no later than Monday, Feb. 1, 2010, and then to the RSPO no later than Monday, Feb. 8, 2010.

Awards generally range between $1,000 and $3,000 and may be used for personal compensation and/or research support. International faculty possessing an H1B visa are assessed a fringe benefit rate on salaries of 42.67 percent. International faculty members are strongly encouraged to contact RSPO prior to completing the budget to discuss means to maximize the awards based on individual needs and visa status. 

Awards to those with 12-month appointments support a replacement during the investigator's project period. Award recipients receiving a stipend cannot teach more than one session during the summer. New faculty members are especially encouraged to apply.


Apply by Jan. 15 for UUP Drescher Affirmative Action/Diversity Leave Program

The deadline for submitting an application for the Dr. Nuala McGann Drescher Affirmative Action/Diversity Leave Program is Friday, Jan. 15, 2010, to the Research and Sponsored Programs Office. 

Application guidelines and applications can be accessed at www.cortland.edu/rspo/uup_grant.asp.

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Center for Environmental and Outdoor Education Director Jack Sheltmire to Retire

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Jack Sheltmire, who has directed the Center for Environmental and Outdoor Education at SUNY Cortland since 2000, will retire on June 30, 2010. He will be designated director emeritus of the center for environmental and outdoor education.

A SUNY Cortland graduate program alumnus and former faculty member, Sheltmire replaced the late Joe K. Pierson as director of the Outdoor Education Center at Raquette Lake.

When Sheltmire took over, the scope of the position expanded to encompass supervision of all the College’s outdoor and environmental education facilities — the Outdoor Education Center, the Brauer Education Center near Albany and Hoxie Gorge Nature Preserve in Cortland County — with an added emphasis on developing grant proposals, increasing facility use and revenue and other initiatives.

During Sheltmire’s tenure, educational programming facility use at Camp Huntington increased more than 30 percent, approaching 9,000 user days for fiscal 2008-09 with the camp hosting as many as three different groups scheduled for the same period.

A crowning achievement, accomplished according to Sheltmire with the help of the outdoor education staff and the support of the campus faculty, administration and alumni, was the designation in 2004 of Camp Huntington (Pine Knot) as a National Historic Landmark by the U.S. Department of the Interior National Parks Service. Cortland remains the only SUNY campus to have a National Historic Landmark as part of its campus.

Sheltmire introduced the Raquette Lake Newsletter to keep supporters informed of developments at the Raquette Lake camps and presided over a significant increase in the Raquette Lake endowment through the generosity of a growing list of Friends of Raquette Lake. Under his stewardship, the historic Kirby Camp was renovated into a revenue-generating facility. Former sisters of Theta Phi refurbished and renamed the Glass Dining Room for M. Louise Moseley, the C-Club Hall of Fame honorary member and professor emerita of physical education. The Old Maid’s Cabin was formally renamed for Franklin E. Coolidge ’35, the late professor emeritus of education. When renovated in 2010, this last unrestored original building will serve as the director’s office and will be accessible to persons with disabilities.

Sheltmire obtained grants to upgrade equipment, complete building renovations, purchase boats and motors and replace and add summer and winter camping equipment. He worked with the College’s Information Resources Office to establish a nationally recognized, state-of-the-art, wireless communications system and technology classroom with a mobile computer lab made possible by a U.S. Higher Education Act Title III Grant. He introduced kayaks to the camp in 2001 and his canoe replacement and recognition program led to the addition of 26 new canoes. A new maintenance shop opened in Fall 2008. The Challenge Course was upgraded with new equipment and externally inspected and accredited.

Sheltmire served on several key campus committees, including the National Council on the Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE). In the Raquette Lake area, he was liaison with the Adirondack Museum and the Adirondack Architectural Heritage Association, the New York State Office of Parks, Recreation and Historical Preservation and the U.S. Department of the Interior National Parks Service.

He was Region Seven coordinator for the New York State Outdoor Education Association and vice president for Recreation EDA/American Association of Health, Physical Education Recreation and Dance.

Sheltmire is a 1983 recipient of the New York State Outdoor Education Leadership Award. In 2009, the College honored him as a role model, leader, problem-solver, visionary and dedicated professional of the highest caliber in the area of institutional service with its Excellence in Professional Service Award.

Before joining SUNY Cortland, he was professor and chair of the Health, Physical Education and Recreation Department at Morehead State University in Kentucky. In his seven years at Morehead State, Sheltmire helped to secure $1.08 million in grants from the Kentucky Department of Education, the Kentucky State Legislature, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services and the National Collegiate Athletic Association. He inherited the struggling National Youth Sports Program at Morehead State and, with the help of the local community and schools, rejuvenated the venture. In 1994, the National Youth Sports Program designated the Morehead program as Most Improved in the Nation. His professional service earned him many accolades.

A native of Jacksonville, Fla., Sheltmire graduated from Niagara-Wheatfield High School in Sanborn, N.Y. He earned an associate’s degree in agronomy from SUNY Morrisville, a bachelor’s degree in recreation education from Utah State University, a master’s degree in outdoor education from SUNY Cortland and a Ph.D. in nature resource policy from SUNY College of Environmental Science and Forestry in Syracuse.

He began his professional career as an outdoor education instructor for the Syracuse Public Schools. From 1973-79, Sheltmire was an instructor and later an assistant professor in SUNY Cortland’s Department of Recreation and Leisure Studies.

He began his 14-year service on the faculty at the University of Maine at Presque Isle (UMPI) in 1979 as an associate professor and later a professor. He chaired the Division of Education/Health, Physical Education and Recreation from 1982-89 and coordinated recreation and leisure services at UMPI throughout his tenure.

While in Maine, Sheltmire also worked five years as a volunteer instructor trainer and outdoor education instructor for the Maine Department of Inland Fisheries and Wildlife. During the summers Sheltmire, a licensed master guide, was a back country ranger at Baxter State Park in Millinocket, Maine. He also assisted with the Caribou Adult Education Department.

From 1990-93, Sheltmire was president-elect, president and past president of the Maine Association for Health, Physical Education, Recreation and Dance. From 1990-92, he was vice president for recreation for the Eastern District Association of the American Alliance for Health, Physical Education, Recreation and Dance. He received that organization’s Recreation Merit Award in 1991 and its Professional Award in Recreation in 1992.

A frequent presenter, Sheltmire has written numerous articles for a variety of publications. These include: The Journal of Health, Physical Education and Recreation, The Journal of Physical Education and Recreation, Canoe, The Communicator, Maine Fish and Wildlife, Journal of Park Law Enforcement and Kentucky Journal of Recreation and Parks.

After he retires, Sheltmire and his wife, Patti, will live in Maine.


Faculty/Staff Activities

Ellen Paterson

Ellen Paterson, Library, has a book review of Dying To Please: Anorexia, Treatment, and Recovery, by Avis Rumney, 2nd ed., McFarland, 2009, published in the December 2009 issue of CHOICE.


Robert Spitzer

Robert Spitzer, Political Science Department, has been appointed to serve as a member of the Cortland City Planning Commission. His appointment was approved by the City Council in November.


Henry Steck

Henry Steck, Political Science Department, recently attended the annual conference of the Alliance of Universities for Democracy held at Uludag University in Bursa, Turkey. He presented "Campaigning in Poetry - Governing in Prose: Reflections on President Obama's First Months."


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