Writers unite Morgan Gwenwald (Library), library outreach coordinator, was one of 22 emerging writers accepted at the first Lambda Literary Foundation Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender and Queer Writers Retreat held in Los Angeles in August. Gwenwald (center), who is working on a novel, is seen here with writers Dorothy Allison (left) and Fenton Johnson (right). Photo submitted
Joan Hollister (Business) and Sally Schultz (Business) presented their paper, "The Ledger of Ann DeWitt Bevier (1802-1813) - Early American Estate Manager and Mother," at the Fifth Accounting History International Conference held in Banff, Canada, in August.
Provost David Lavallee spoke to the valedictorians, salutatorians, their parents and principals of Senator John Bonacic's 42nd Senate District at the New York State Legislative Building in Albany in June. He also gave a keynote address to the faculty and staff at Highland School District on Superintendent's Day, Sept. 5.
Art of Work Study Wayne Lempka (left), art collections manager at the Samuel Dorksy Museum of Art, speaks with one of more than 500 students at the Third Annual Federal Work Study Job Fair hosted by the Office of Financial Aid on Aug. 28. The Work Study program provides students with on-campus jobs at no cost to the departments. This year, the job fair brought more than 50 departments together with students.
Jonathan Raskin (Psychology) presented a paper on constructivist psychotherapy at the first Humanistic Psychotherapies for the 21st Century conference in San Francisco in August. He also presented two papers on constructivism and evolutionary epistemology at the American Psychological Association's annual convention in San Francisco in August. The first paper was part of a symposium on evolution, epistemology and religion that also included Tabitha Holmes (Psychology). The second paper was Raskin's address for receiving the humanistic psychology division's early career award.
Bruce Milem (Philosophy) has an article, "Four Theories of Negative Theology," in the March 2007 issue of The Heythrop Journal.
Tad Richards (English) published poetry in "The Cortland Review," "Snakeskin" and "Ars Poetica." His novel-in-verse, "Situations," is being serialized. Additionally, a nonfiction book, "Life, Inc.: The Ultimate Career Guide for Young People," cowritten by Neale Godfrey, was published. Richards's art is featured at Opus 40 and the Catskills Gallery in Saugerties.
Morgan Jones (English, Emeritus) died on July 20, 2007, in Hickory, N.C. He was 84. Jones taught English linguistics at the college from 1967 to 1985. His is survived by his wife, Emily, and sons Timothy, Steven and Roger, and daughter, Virginia. He is also survived by a brother, six grandchildren and one greatgrandchild. Donations can be made to the Mohonk Preserve and the John Burroughs Natural History Society.
Ted Clark (Business) supervised business students conducting a spring 2007 research study for the Samuel Dorsky Museum of Art. The study's 31-item questionnaire was administered to more than 300 faculty, staff and students to measure awareness and determine how the museum could better serve the campus.
Kyoko Kakerbeck (far right) teaches students calligraphy during the Language Immersion Institute's new program, Camp LII. In addition to receiving instruction in Chinese, Japanese, French and Spanish, more than 30 students in grades 7-10 participated in art and sports activities. For more information, call x3500 or visit www.newpaltz.edu/lii.Photo submitted