Judy Albertson (Development) will retire from the college this summer after 18 years. Albertson has worked in a number of departments across campus. Her most recent role on campus has been in the Development Office where she has served as coordinator of Commencement and special events, such as Fall Convocation. Albertson was recognized at the May 18, 2008 Undergraduate Commencement Ceremony. A retirement party will be held from 2 to 4 p.m. on June 26 in the Haggerty Administration Building Room 903.
Amy Cheng (Art) will be Artist-in-Residence at the McColl Center for Visual Arts in Charlotte, N.C., in spring 2009. Ted Clark (Business) and John Bassler (Business) were awarded two grants, one for $5,000 from a credit union to conduct a workshop on "Visioning and Mission Development." The second grant, for $4,000, is from Families First to provide a strategic marketing workshop for seven community-service groups.
Heather Morrison (History) received the Richard Plaschka Fellowship. The research fellowship is granted by the Austrian government's Department for Academic Sciences and Research. It is an international program that supports teachers of Austrian history at universities throughout the world to pursue research in Austria. Morrison will be in Vienna working at the state and city archives for the 2008-2009 academic year.
Aaron Haselton (Biology) delivered an invited talk, "Eating and Aging: Lessons From the Diptera," to the Entomology Division of the Department of Plant, Soil and Insect Sciences at the University of Massachusetts - Amherst on May 5. The talk focused on the effects of nutrition on carbohydrate homeostasis and aging in insects.
Gerald Sorin (History, Emeritus) had three review essays published. His pieces on Adam Mansbach's third novel, "The End of the Jews," and Holocaust survivor Imre Kertesz's novel, "Detective Story," appeared in the books section of the Israeli- English language newspaper Ha'aretz (The World). Sorin's review of Holocaust survivor Fred Wander's autobiographical fiction book, "The Seventh Well," appeared on the Web site of the National Yiddish Book Center's "Jewish Reader."
Lee Conell '09 (English), an intern in the Public Affairs Office, had an essay published in The New York Times Modern Love column on June 1. As a finalist in the Modern Love College Essay Contest, Conell had her work appear in both the print and online versions of the paper. To read the essay, visit www.nytimes.com/2008/06/01/fashion/01love.html.
For the sixth consecutive year, the Management Association (MA), a student chapter of the Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM), received the organization's Superior Merit Award. Led by advisor Kristin Backhaus (Business) and the MA board, the group was one of 67 national chapters – and two SUNY chapters – to earn the award. Members of the MA board are – Kristina Marsella '08 (Management/Marketing), Craig Lecker '08 (Management), Shaina Miller '09 (Management), Marisel Lewis '10 (Management), Catherine Effertz '08 (Management), Erika DeWitt '08 (Marketing), Michelle Rosas '08 (Management, Interpersonal/Intercultural Communication), and Lauren Guido '11 (Business Administration).
Adam Bosch '05 (Journalism) has a contract with Scientific American Magazine to write a 600-800 word article every other month. Bosch recently graduated from Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism in New York City.
A.J. Schenkman '92 (History, Political Science), '95g (Secondary Education/Social Studies) published a book, "Washington's Headquarters in Newburgh," in the "Images of America" series. Listed among the acknowledgements are the Sojourner Truth Library and Professor Laurence Hauptman (History).
Members of the Psychology Department and their families participated in the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation's Great Strides event in Wappingers on June 1. Under the name the Hawks for Eamonn, Katie Becofsky '08 (Psychology); Andrew Geher; Glenn Geher (Evolutionary Studies, Psychology); Kathleen Geher (Psychology, SUNY-YÖK); Megan Geher; Maureen Kaddar; Yoav Kaddar (Theatre Arts); Heather Mangione '07, '09g (Psychology); Carolyn Mounteer '08 (Psychology); Jeff Reinking (Biology); Rachel Reinking; Sam Reinking; and Eamonn Rynne raised more than $1,000 for the foundation.