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July 2007


Karen Aumann, associate professor of Art, exhibited ceramic works at Onishi Gallery at 521 W. 26th Street New York in June. Included in the show were lidded jars which were made in terra cotta clay. The surfaces were created by burnishing the raw clay pieces and completed by a firing in sawdust. Through this firing technique, the variation of color on the surfaces is formed.

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Two terra cotta jars from Karen's show

Dena Sukol, visiting lecturer of Paralegal studies and faculty advisor to the Paralegal Student Association, accompanied students to the National Constitution Center in the evening on Tuesday, July 11 to participate in a live taping of Justice Talking, an NPR program hosted by Margot Adler. The program was entitled “Highlights of the Supreme Court Term: How Has the New Conservative Majority Affected the Court?” The first full term of the court under the new chief justice, John G. Roberts, came to a close this summer, and a number of blockbuster decisions on free speech, abortion, affirmative action, equal pay and other cases were decided. Moderated by Margot Adler, a panel of experts including Supreme Court journalist for ABC News Jan Crawford Greenburg analyzed the significant decisions of this term and explored how the addition of two conservative justices has affected the year’s cases. After the program, students gathered at Sukol’s home for a discussion of the program. Pizza and good conversation were enjoyed by all. The program aired by WHYY radio 91FM on Monday, July 23, at 10 p.m.

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Dena and students visited the Constitution Center in June

Dr. Theresa Tsai, associate professor and counselor in the Counseling department and Center on Disability, was honored by the Horizon House Education Plus program at their annual spring awards ceremony, which honors the achievements of college students in the program. Theresa received an award to recognize her service to students with disabilities. The Horizon House Education Plus is an academic support program providing services to college students in the Philadelphia area who have psychiatric disabilities.

Theresa received this plaque from Horizon House


Rotunda Schedule

The exhibit Celebrating the College Family had a long run in the Rotunda, showcasing the personal talents of College faculty, staff and administration. Installed days before Commencement, the exhibit was first enjoyed by many College employees during the annual College Honors Tea. From photographs, hand-crafted jewelry and crochet works to published articles and musical scores, the wide range of skillful accomplishments by our colleagues was impressive this year.

The new Rotunda schedule will be available soon. Check back next month to find out what you can look forward to seeing in the Rotunda this academic year.