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Faculty Scholarship and Professional Engagement: Fall 2014


  • Senior Deborah Carlin, an RJ Fellow, and a double major in environmental science and art, spoke at an international conference at the United Nations. She delivered her address before an audience of about 300 representatives from international Non-Governmental Organizations.
  • Janine Chi (Sociology & Anthropology), Linda McGuire (Mathematics), and Cathy Marie Ouellette (History) attended A Public Dialogue Between bell hooks and Cornel West, and Man Enough: Theory and Practice In and Outside of the Classroom, a dialogue with bell hooks, Oman Frame, Darnell Moore, Ron Scapp, and Kurt Voss, in NYC on Wed Oct 8.
  • McCauley Breault '15 and Wendy Cole traveled to Albuquerque, New Mexico Oct 1-3 to present a conference session on the impact or the Peer Learning Assistant program. This was the annual conference of the National College Learning Center Association (NCLCA).

Art Studio

  • Carol Heft's work will be presented at the First Bank & Trust Gallery on the campus of Dakota State University. Read More
  • Scott Sherk, professor of art, will be exhibiting his work at Assembly in Montreal. The exhibition is a collaborative work with Pat Badt based on their travels to historic Quaker Meeting Houses. The show opens Friday.

Community Engagement

  • Abigail Hedrick `18 has received a RAVE award - "Abby is truly a fantastic volunteer! She has taken such initiative working with the students at Community Bike Works and is always willing to help anyone, any time! Abby always has an optimistic manner and never misses a visit! Thanks for all of your hard work, Abby!"
  • Sam Gelbert '17 - has received a RAVE Award! "Sam gives 110% every single week when she’s at the caring place. She’s created amazing bonds with our 4th-6th graders and they all look forward to seeing her smiling face when she walks through the door. She is patient with everyone and is an amazing listener."

Languages, Literatures and Cultures

  • The Languages, literatures and cultures department and the French department are mentioned on the website of the French Embassy in the U.S. The French Culture section of the Embassy announced the US tour of French-Romanian poet Rodica Draghincescu, including her public lecture at Muhlenberg Sept 16, sponsored by the French Club and the LLC department. Read More
  • Erika M. Sutherland, associate professor of Spanish, team-taught the immigration law seminar at the Northampton County Bar Association's People's Law School. Her team teacher for the session was DA John Morganelli. Sutherland was the only non-attorney invited to teach as part of the 8-week course.


  • Michael Schnack led a workshop entitled "Teaching Tuning, Balance, and Groove in Choral Jazz" at the 3rd International Conference of the Jaques-Dalcroze Society of Japan in Tokyo.
  • Doug Ovens, chair of the music department, composed a piece that will be performed by the North/South Chamber Orchestra in New York City next weekend. Read More

Staff Activities

  • Rachel Hamelers presented Advocating for Information Literacy: Successful Programs Beyond Library Instruction at the Pennsylvania Library Association Conference. The presentation was co-created by Jen Jarson.

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