Welcome to the following new employees at the Mount: Casey Thompson, academic advising center; Nesta Hampton and Deborah Jones, buildings and grounds; Bill Minor, enrollment management; Joe Cornely, institutional advancement.

CONGRATULATIONS TO ROBERT BODLE, associate professor of communication and new media studies, who presented his paper, “Social Media and Cybersecurity: Examining the Public-Private Nexus of State Security and Online Social Production,” at GigaNet Annual Symposium on October 21, 2013, in Bali, Indonesia.  GigaNet is a scholarly community initiated in conjunction with the Internet Governance Forum (IGF). Robert also chaired the workshop, “Rights Issues for Disadvantaged Groups” at the Eighth Internet Governance Forum on October 23, 2013. The IGF, convened by the United Nations, is the largest multi-stakeholder meeting on internet governance, and drew more than 1,500 representatives from governments, civil society, the technical community, and the private sector from 111 countries.

Gail Burns, assistant dean of nursing, BC Charles-Liscomb, associate professor of athletic training, Mary Kishman, chairperson of graduate nursing, and Rosanne Thomas, chairperson of physical therapy, attended the Interprofessional Education Collaborative (IPEC) Fall Institute in Chicago, Ill., from October 7-9, 2013. The faculty members worked at the team-based conference to facilitate the implementation of interprofessional education across the programs and divisions at the Mount.

R.A. Davis, professor emeritus in biology, was invited to be a tour leader at Big Bone Lick State Park in Kentucky on September 29, 2013, as part of the Cincinnati-area “Great Outdoor Weekend.” Big Bone Lick is the premier fossil-vertebrate locality in North America.

Karen Ghaffari, adjunct instructor in nursing, presented several seminars to faculty, nurses and nurse leaders to at University of Cincinnati, West Chester Hospital and the Greater Cincinnati Health Council.  The seminars ranged from “Strategic Plan for Development of a Caring Bundle” to talks on improving patient satisfaction and fall prevention.

Karen Holtgrefe, associate professor of physical therapy, Lisa Dehner, associate professor of physical therapy, and Rosanne Thomas, associate professor of physical therapy, attended CAPTE training in preparation for the physical therapy program’s upcoming accreditation site visit, and the American Physical Therapy Association’s Educational Leadership Conference in Portland, Ore. in October, 2013.

Kathryn Kelly, director of student administrative services, has been appointed to the NCAA Division III Financial Aid Committee for a four-year term beginning January, 2014.

Tracy McDonough, associate professor of psychology, and Lynda Crane, professor of psychology, were recently awarded an Advised Grant from Interact for Health (formerly the Health Foundation) to support their work on The Schizophrenia Oral History Project.

Kathleen Ray, Project EXCEL, presented, “Twenty-seven More Ideas for Using Technology in Your Classroom,” at the Ohio Catholic Education Association Conference in Columbus, Ohio, on October 8, 2013.

Karl Zuelke, director of the writing center, presented, “Falls of the Ohio” at the Society for Literature, Science and the Arts (SLSA) conference on October 4, 2013. It was held at Notre Dame University in South Bend, Ind.

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