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Ted Clark (Business Institute/Business Administration) was awarded a grant for $19,114 by Putnam Hospital for a project titled "Hospital Habits." Clark is working with a study team, composed of faculty, undergraduate and graduate business students. The project is scheduled for completion in December.

Gayle Grunwald (Financial Aid) received a presidential citation at the 39th annual New York State Financial Aid Administrators Association conference held in New York City in October. Grunwald was also re-appointed to the HESC State Guaranty Agency Advisory Board in Albany.

Kelly Franklin (International Programs), coordinator of the Haggerty English Language Program, was one of 18 international educators selected to attend a one-week seminar on the German education system sponsored by the state of Baden- Wüerttemberg, from Oct. 13 to 20.

Lucy Walker (Institutional Research) has been appointed as the senior research analyst for Institutional Research and Planning. Walker, who has worked in Computer Services since 1996, will split her time between Computer Services (mornings) and Institutional Research (afternoons) until Dec. 31.


Thomas Festa (English) presented a paper, "Milton and God the Geometer," at the 2007 Conference on John Milton in Murfreesboro, Tenn. He also delivered an invited lecture, "On Teaching Shakespeare and the 'Classics,'" to the faculty at Villanova University's Center for Liberal Education in Villanova, Pa.

Richard Kelder (Teaching and Learning Center, Communication and Media) gave a presentation on "Changing Faculty Roles and Centers for Teaching and Learning" at the 16th Annual SUNY Conference on Instructional Technology at SUNY Plattsburgh in June. In October, he gave a presentation at the 21st National Conference on the Liberal Arts and the Education of Arts at the School of Visual Arts in New York on the topic of "Blake's Vision: Art, Dualism, and Spirituality."

Ron Knapp (Geography and Asian Studies, Emeritus) gave an invited workshop, "Teaching the Cultural Mosaic of Houses in China," at the National Council for Geographic Education's annual conference in Oklahoma City, Okla., on Oct. 21.


Ahmed Ebrahim (Business) published a paper, "The Value Relevance of Product Diversification in Commercial Banks," in the Review of Accounting and Finance.

Kate McCoy (Educational Studies) presented a paper titled "Disciplining Teaching for Social Justice: Compromising Dispositions" at the American Educational Studies Association in Cleveland, Ohio, in October.

Anne Roschelle (Sociology) had her book review of "Black Intimacies: A Gender Relationship on Families and Relationships" by Shirley Hill published in a recent issue of Contemporary Sociology.


Karen Walcott '06 (Theatre Arts), Alyson Konsker '04 (English/Creative Writing), Jamie Gerardi '04 and former faculty member David Cohen (Theatre) had plays produced Off- Off-Broadway in the production "Animals R Us" in November in New York City. All are members of the SUNY Playwrights Project headed by Larry Carr (English).


Four Communication and Media students delivered papers at the New York State Communication Association Convention on Oct. 19 in Kerhonkson. Brandon Berte '09 presented "Campaign to Oppose the Construction of Industrial Wind Farms Off of Jones Beach and Robert Moses State Park"; Amanda Gresens '08, "Campaign to Promote the Consumption of Fair Trade Coffee"; Alexandra Stewart McCarroll '09, "Campaign to Mandate Foreign Language Education in New York State Elementary Schools"; and Natalie McKinstrie '07 "Campaign to Reform the No Child Left Behind Act." The research was conducted in the spring 2007 Theories of Persuasion course taught by Professor Mary Kahl (Communication and Media).

Ken Ronk '08 (Political Science) was elected to the Ulster County Legislature to represent District No. 8, which includes Gardiner, New Paltz and Shawangunk.


James Faulkner (Foreign Languages, Emeritus) died on Sept. 25, 2007. He was 88. Faulkner taught at the college from 1962 until his retirement in 1985. He was instrumental in developing instructions in foreign language and creating the graduate program in French, Spanish and German. He also introduced the teaching of Greek and Latin to the college curriculum.