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November 2011

Edward Baker, assistant professor of Computer Technologies, is completing the course work for the ePublishing Graduate Certificate Program while working on obtaining his second master’s degree in Publishing with a concentration in Digital Production and Design. The graduate ePublishing certificate is a joint venture of the New York Times Knowledge Network and Rosemont College. The program examines how new technologies such as mixed media, data visualization and design techniques are used to publish to modern devices and environments such as the web, iPad and smartphones. The program uses modern tools for design and production, such as Adobe Flash, Dreamweaver and InDesign, as well as Photoshop and Illustrator for content creation and dissemination. Edward also holds an M.B.A. in Strategic Leadership from Amberton University.

Mark Bambach, assistant professor of Marketing and Management, was invited by the Network for Teaching Entrepreneurship (NFTE) Philadelphia to speak to the teachers who are using the NFTE curriculum in their high schools. The topic for the professional development seminar held October 29, 2011 was Marketing. The NFTE curriculum presents to students the aspects of business through entrepreneurship. NFTE is a national organization that focuses on at-risk students in low-income areas. The teachers represented high schools throughout Philadelphia, including George Washington, Franklin Learning Center, Murrell Dobbins, Martin Luther King, Charles Carroll, Boy's Latin of Philadelphia, Maritime Academy, Nueva Esperanza and World Communications.

Millie Lane Berg, professor of Early Childhood Education, participated in an evening at the Rosenbach Museum and Library's Banned Books Week celebrating the freedom to read on September 27, 2011. The museum has observed this important event sponsored by the American Library Association since 1982. Eight readers were selected from Haverford College, the Poet-in-Residence at the Museum, The American Civil Liberties Union, the International Opera Theater, a singer-songwriter, a Latin class student from Haverford High School, two performance artists, and Millie, who took children's literature students to the museum for more than 20 years. Readings included selections from the I-Ching, Metamorphoses of Ovid, Poems of John Donne, Gulliver's Travels, the Decameron of Boccaccio and Twelfth Night of William Shakespeare. Millie presented Lewis Carroll's section from Alice in Wonderland where Alice meets the caterpillar, who is smoking with a hookah in his mouth. All of these great classics have been included on banned book lists over the years.

Kara Crombie, instructor of Photographic Imaging, has been selected as a MacDowell Fellow and will attend their residency program this winter. The MacDowell Colony, located in Petersbourough, New Hampshire, was founded in 1907 and has 32 studio houses which are offered as residencies to artists working in all disciplines. The sole criterion for acceptance to The MacDowell Colony is artistic excellence. MacDowell defines excellence in a pluralistic and inclusive way, encouraging applications from artists representing the widest possible range of perspectives and demographics.

The mission of The MacDowell Colony is to nurture the arts by offering creative individuals of the highest talent an inspiring environment in which they can produce enduring works of the imagination. It stands now having provided crucial time and space to more than 6,000 artists, including such notable names as Leonard Bernstein, Thornton Wilder, Aaron Copland, Milton Avery, James Baldwin, Spalding Gray, and more recently Alice Walker, Alice Sebold, Jonathan Franzen, Michael Chabon, Suzan-Lori Parks, Meredith Monk and many more. In 1997, The MacDowell Colony was honored with the National Medal of Arts — the highest award given by the United States to artists or arts patrons — for “nurturing and inspiring many of this century’s finest artists” and offering them “the opportunity to work within a dynamic community of their peers, where creative excellence is the standard.”

Kara also has work exhibited at Pageant Soloveev Gallery from October 22 through December 22, 2011.

Jason Esters, instructor of English, authored a chapter titled, “On the Edges: Black Maleness, Degrees of Racism, and Community on the Boundaries of the Writing Center,” that appears in the newly released book, Writing Centers and the New Racism: A Call for Sustainable Dialogue and Change (Utah State University Press, 2011). This book responds to a glaring absence in writing program pedagogy and scholarship by exploring how institutionalized racism in American education affects the work, aims and stakeholders within college Writing Centers.

Please join Rogers Glispy, athletic director, in congratulating our women's cross country team on winning their 6th consecutive EPCC and PCAA state championships! Iyanna Crawley, Kristyn Green and Shamira Colquitt received All-Tournament, All-Conference and All-State honors. The coaching staff of Ephener Green, Robert Taylor, El'Phant Eure and Shawna Bearden received coach of the year honors.

Kathy Harter, associate professor and head of the department of Chemistry, and Kristy Shuda McGuire and Carla Perry, both assistant professors of Biology, volunteered to conduct hands-on science experiments with sixth grade girls as part of the Philadelphia Area Girls Enjoying Science (PAGES) program on Saturday, October 8, 2011 at Chestnut Hill College. Kathy tested food products with the girls to determine the presence of fats and carbohydrates, as well as their calorie contents. Kristy and Carla extracted DNA from strawberries, helping the girls visualize and learn about the genetic material shared from strawberries to humans. PAGES is organized by Kathy Thrush Shaginaw, adjunct instructor of Chemistry.

Carala Perry photo
Carla Perry

David Raskin, adjunct instructor of Communication Arts, recently published an article titled "Boardwalk Umpire" in Governing Magazine. It addresses the moves made by the New Jersey Governor's Office to wrest Atlantic City planning and zoning control from the municipality. The article was printed in the November issue and is also available online.

Faith C. Watson, assistant professor of English, presented her paper, "Engladesh: Writing Over Bangladesh in English," at the 25th Annual National Conference on Liberal Arts and the Education of Artists at the Algonquin Hotel in New York on October 19 through 21, 2011.

Athletic Events Schedule

Men’s and Women’s Cross Country
Sat., Nov. 26 USATF Mid-Atlantic Championship
Wilmington, DE
Please visit the Cross Country page for the complete schedule.

Men’s Basketball Games
Date Location Time
Sat., Nov. 19 @ Bucks 3 p.m.
Mon., Nov. 21 Valley Forge 8 p.m.
Mon., Nov. 28 DeVry 8 p.m.
Wed., Nov. 30 Thaddeus Stevens 8 p.m.
Sat., Dec. 3 Delaware 3 p.m.
Mon., Dec. 5 Penn State Lehigh Valley 8 p.m.
Tues., Dec. 6 Harrisburg 8 p.m.
Fri., Dec. 9 @ ASA College 8 p.m.
Sat./Sun., Dec. 10/11 @ Genesee Junior College Tournament TBA
Tues., Dec. 13 Montgomery 8 p.m.
Sat., Dec. 17 @ Globe Institute of Technology 3 p.m.
Please visit the Men’s Basketball page for the complete schedule.

Women’s Basketball Games
Date Location Time
Sat., Nov. 19 @ Bucks 1 p.m.
Mon., Nov. 21 Valley Forge 6 p.m.
Sat., Dec. 3 Delaware 1 p.m.
Tues., Dec. 6 Harrisburg 6 p.m.
Please visit the Women’s Basketball page for the complete schedule.