October 2014 Faculty Accomplishments

Wayne Brewer, Lecturer in Criminal Justice, was elected president of the New York State Outdoor Writer's Association at its annual fall conference held at Greek Peak Mountain Resort in Virgil, Cortland County.

Siouxsie Easter, Associate Professor of Theater, directed SHERLOCK HOLMES AND THE ADVENTURE OF THE SUICIDE CLUB by Jeffrey Hatcher. The production involved 34 students, and won 7 awards from the Theatre Association of New York State (TANYS) including Outstanding Direction, Outstanding Set & Lighting Design and Execution, Excellence in Costume Design, Excellence in Ensemble Acting, and three awards for Meritorious Achievement in Acting. This is Professor Easter's 11th Directing award from TANYS.

Richard Kegler, Director of Wells Book Arts Center, is featured in a solo exhibition of posters and prints at the Western New York Book Arst Center in Buffalo NY. The exhibit features work completed by Kegler during the span of time that he founded and ran the WNY Book Arts Center (2005-2012) and the years after where work was produced as a member of the Buffalo based non-profit arts center.

Kent Klitgaard, Professor of Economics, spoke on the topic of "Beyond the Fiscal Cliff" at Buffalo State College on October 9.

Professor Klitgaard also spoke on the topic of "Challenges of the Early Anthropocene: Beyond Business as Usual," at the Loudoun Campus of George Washington University on October 24. The talk was sponsored by Sustainable Loudoun.

Milene Morfei, Professor of Psychology, presented at the Association for Continuing Education at Case Western Reserve University on October 13. The title of her talk was, "Promoting Environmentally Sustainable Behavior with Applied Psychology."

Professor Morfei was also a presenter in two sessions of the Association for the Advancement of Sustainability in Higher Education (AASHE) conference in Portland, OR, Oct. 26 - 29. The sessions, "Innovative Pedagogies: Linking Learning to Communities" and "Teaching Sustainability: Perspectives from the Humanities and Social Sciences" were both co-presented with other chapter authors of a recently published book on teaching sustainability.

Gehan D. Dhameeth, Assistant Professor of Business, has been awarded with a "Certificate of Appreciation" from SCORE (Service Corps of Retired Executives), Auburn Chapter, New York for his contribution to small and medium size businesses in the community as a Business Mentor.

Andre Siamundele, Associate Professor of Humanities, presented a paper entitled "Decolonizing Images...From Thiaroye to Katanga: African Cinema as Decolonial Practice" at The 20th Annual Meeting of Mid-America Alliance for African Studies, University of Kansas, Lawrence, KS, on August 4th , 2014.

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