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Notable & Quotable

  • Paul Antonellis Jr.Rachel SilsbeePaul Antonellis Jr., lecturer in management and director of the human resource management programs, and Rachel Silsbee, assistant director of student success at the Writing Center, published a paper, “Employment Interview Screening: Is the Ink Worth It?” in the February 2017 issue of the Global Journal of Human Resource Management. The paper looked at how tattoos are viewed by interviewers and the impact tattoos have on the interview process. Antonellis published a second article, “Practical Steps for the Utilization of Action Research in Your Organization: A Qualitative Approach for Nonacademic Research,” in the May 2017 issue of the International Journal of Human Resource Studies. The article detailed the process nonacademic researchers can use to investigate topics they wish to change within an organization.

  • Cynthia CarlsonCynthia Carlson, assistant professor of civil engineering, was first author on a paper, “Storm-Water Management as a Public Good Provision Problem: Survey to Understand Perspectives of Low-Impact Development for Urban Storm Water Management Practices Under Climate Change,” that won Best Policy-Oriented Paper of 2016 from the Journal of Water Resources Planning and Management, published by the American Society of Civil Engineers. The paper explored how storm water could be thought of as a “public good” and be managed better.

  • Leah PoloskeyLeah Poloskey, clinical instructor in the athletic training education program, has been selected to participate in the National Athletic Trainers Association’s Mentor/Mentee Program. The program uses mentorship to build a solid knowledge base and acquire an understanding of the balance necessary to becoming a successful researcher and educator in the field of athletic training.

  • he liHe Li, professor of political science, was part of a panel on “Sino-Latin American Relations in the Era of Trump” on April 19, 2017, at Cornell University. Sponsored by the university’s Latin American Studies Program and the SC Johnson College of Business’ Emerging Markets Institute, the panel explored the growing uncertainty of multilateral relations among the United States, China, and Latin America since the election of President Donald Trump. Li is an expert on Chinese political thought and Sino-Latin American relations.

  • Father Raymond Dlugos, O.S.A., vice president for mission and student affairs, delivered a lecture, “Feeding the Beast Who Is Feeding on You,” April 5, 2017, at St. Augustine Church in Andover, Massachusetts. Father Dlugos urged the young people in the audience to resist “the beast,” which he defined as the culture of instant gratification that pervades society today. “The beast wants us to spend money,” he said. “If you’re sad, buy something.” (Photo by Tim Jean/The Andover Townsman)

  • Alisa RussellAlison Russell, assistant professor of political science and international studies, was quoted in an April 17, 2017, Eagle-Tribune story about President Donald Trump’s decision to take military action against Syria in the wake of reports that Bashar Assad used chemical weapons against his own citizens. “This (military action) represents a very different foreign policy action than the president indicated even last week, so it’s a dramatic turn,” Russell said.

  • Ana SilvaAna Silva, associate professor of finance and chair of the accounting and finance department, was quoted in a WalletHub.com “Ask the Experts” column about secured credit cards. Asked how the issuer of a secured credit card with no annual fee makes money, Silva responded, “Issuers charge high APRs on the unpaid balances each month. Late fees are also charged when a customer misses a payment. Some issuers charge a fee for setting-up an account. Issuers also charge the interchange fee on every credit card transaction. In addition, some banks cross-sell other products such as insurances.”

  • Kevin FinnKevin Finn, associate professor and chair of health sciences, co-authored two papers about teaching and learning methods aimed at improving academic success in the health sciences. “Student Expected Achievement in Anatomy and Physiology Associated with Use and Reported Helpfulness of Learning and Studying Strategies,” co-authored with professor emerita Kathleen FitzPatrick and former assistant professor Courtenay Dunn-Lewis, was published in the December 2016 issue of the HAPS-Educator, the official publication of the Human Anatomy of Physiology Society. The second paper, “Integrating Lecture and Laboratory in Health Sciences Courses Improve Student Satisfaction and Performanc,” co-authored with FitzPatrick and assistant professor Zi Yan, will be published in the summer 2017 issue of the Journal of College Science Teaching.

  • Nancy WynnNancy Wynn, associate professor of visual and performing arts, chaired a panel, “Using ‘The Flip’: Why Your Students Want to Hear From You Rather Than YouTube,” April 6, 2017, at the eighth annual Foundations in Art: Theory and Education conference in Kansas City, Missouri. The panel presented papers on ways to integrate technology to allow students to learn, engage and get feedback quickly outside of class.

  • Laura Pruett, associate professor and chair of visual and performing arts, presented a research poster, “I Did It My Way: An Alternative Concept for Teaching American Music,” March 25, 2017, at the annual conference of the Society for American Music in Montréal.

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