March 2018 Faculty Accomplishments

Heather Acomb, Visiting Assistant Professor of Dance, taught two master classes at the Northeast Regional American College Dance Association conference at Montclair State University in New Jersey, March 15-18.​  She was peer selected to teach a somatics-based contemporary modern technique class and an intermediate/advanced level hatha yoga class. Participants in the class and conference included both faculty and students from colleges and universities throughout the northeast.  Acomb selected 8 Wells College students to join her in attending the conference.

Marian Brown, Director of the Center for Sustainability and the Environment, served as a reviewer of presentation abstracts for the Fall 2018 conference of the Association for the Advancement of Sustainability in Higher Education. She reviewed nearly two dozen proposals submitted in the areas of Coordination & Planning, Curriculum, and Purchasing.  She was also named to the board of directors of the Cayuga County Chamber of Commerce, representing Wells College.

On March 16th, 2018, Lindsay Burwell, Assistant Professor of Chemistry, attended the Upstate New York Local Area Network Conference sponsored by NEAAHP (National Association of Advisors for the Health Professions). During this conference, Lindsay was able to talk with admissions directors of the Cornell Vet School and a variety of Medical Schools (Upstate Medical, University of Rochester, and Buffalo) about their admission process and preparing students to be successful in their programs.  ​

Cross Country Coach, Jack Daniels, received the honor of being inducted into the "Peninsula Sport Hall of Fame" in San Francisco on March 29th.  This honor was awarded base on Jack’s earning medals in two Olympics, and one World Championship.  Jack believes his sporting success was the result of an outstanding high school physical education program, something that he feels should be part of all schools these days.

Deborah Gagnon, Professor of Psychology, and Dr. Taylor Newton, assistant professor of psychology (Lenoir-Rhyne University), co-presented an Interest Group Session on teaching research methods and statistics at the 64th Annual Meeting of the Southeastern Psychological Association, Charleston, SC on March 9.  The conference paper will be published by the Society for Teaching of Psychology in the upcoming third annual volume of Teaching Tips: A Compendium of Conference Presentations on Teaching, 2017-18, edited by Richard L. Miller.

In March 2018, Springer-Verlag published the Second Edition of Energy and the Wealth of Nations, written by Charles Hall and Kent Klitgaard, Professor of Economics and Sustainability.

Theodore Lossowski, Professor of Art, completed work from his sabbatical leave to include four wall sculptural reliefs, one coil-built sculpture, one coil built lamp and one sculptural end table. He produced a professional video demonstrating some of the processes of his works and included images of the final pieces.

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