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Laurels: December 2010

Published: December 15, 2010

Steve Fleck, Romance/German/Russian Languages and Literatures, delivered a conference paper, “Ecrire l’invraisemblable: Inventions du Dernier Molière” at the Society for Interdisciplinary French Seventeenth-Century Studies meeting held at the University of North Carolina Charlotte in April.

Bonnie Gasior, Romance/German/Russian Languages and Literatures, presented “Monstrous Maneuvers in Two of Sor Juana’s Romances” and participated in a roundtable discussion titled “GEMELA: Past, Present and Future” at the biennial Grupo de Estudios Sobre La Mujer en España y las Américas (GEMELA) conference in South Hadley, Mass. She is the president of the organization.

Nele Hempel-Lamer, Romance/German/Russian Languages and Literatures, and three of her students (Rashad Captan, Rebecca Hermann, Krystle Taniguchi) participated in the First Annual Conference of the Long Beach Historical Society. Their panel “The National Council of Jewish Women in Long Beach: An Oral History Project” was chaired by history’s Arlene Lazarowitz.

Maridith Janssen, Recreation and Leisure Studies, has been elected to the Council on Accreditation for Parks, Recreation, Tourism and Related Professions (COAPRT). She joins Michael Blazey, assistant dean in the College of Liberal Arts who currently chairs the council. COAPRT is authorized by the Council on Higher Education Accreditation to accredit undergraduate academic programs specializing in park management, recreation and leisure studies, tourism and related specializations.

Jean-Jacques Jura, Romance/German/Russian Languages and Literatures, published “Aucassin and Nicolette: A Chantefable from the Twelfth-Century Minstrels, A Facing Page Translation” online with Critical Review. Also, he reviewed in Zeitschrift für romanische Philologie, Vol. 125, Issue 4, Pages 740-741, November 2009 and published online Dec. 17, 2009.

Barry Lavay, Kinesiology, delivered several presentations including other CSULB Kinesiology faculty at the 2010 North American Federation of Adapted Physical Activity Symposium (NAFAPA) with the 39th National Adapted Physical Education Conference (NAPEC). Topics included “Behavior Management Instructional Practices and Content of College/University Physical Education Teacher Education (PETE) Programs” from Lavay; Hester L. Henderson, University of Utah; Ron French, Texas Woman’s University; and Sharon R. Guthrie, CSULB. Also on tap was “Assessment of the Effectiveness of the CSU Long Beach Adapted Physical Education (APE) Credential Program and Student Learning Outcomes” from Lavay and Kinesiology’s Lori Reich. Lavay recently authored several textbook chapters including “Specific Learning Disabilities”. In Winnick, J. P. “Adapted Physical Education and Sport,” fifth edition, Champaign, IL: “Human Kinetics,” Lavay, B. and Winnick, J. P. (2011), “Perceptual Motor Development” in Winnick, J. P. and “Adapted Physical Education and Sport,” fifth edition, Champaign, IL: Human Kinetics.

Ingrid M. Martin, Marketing, was an invited expert panelist on the topic of “Integrating Emergent Communication Technologies” at the Prevention First 2010 Conference sponsored by the California State Lands Commission at the Westin Hotel in Long Beach on Oct. 19-20. She was part of a panel that discussed the use of various types of social media to communicate with stakeholders during crises such as earthquakes, oil spills, wildfires and other public hazards.

Najib Redouane, Romance/German/Russian Languages and Literatures, has published two books titled Diversité Littéraire en Algérie, Paris, Éditions L’Harmattan, (Coll. Autour des textes maghrébins), 2010, 371 p. and Ahmed Beroho, Paris, Éditions L’Harmattan, (Coll. Autour des Écrivains maghrébins) with Yvette Bénayoun-Szmidt, 2010, 371 p.

James Manseau Sauceda, Multicultural Center (MCC), spearheaded the Latino/a Leadership Academy to serve as a role model to the campus of coalition building. The MCC partnered with Director of the Hispanic Serving Institutional Grant Gloria Inzunza-Franco and Director of Student Life and Development Jeff Klaus. The collaborative coalition includes a student committee providing input and serving as group facilitators during the workshops. Fall 2010 marked the beginning of the pilot phase of the academy. The inaugural cohort consists of 60 students (drawn from more than 200 applications) and represents a broad cross section of the Latino/Latina population at CSULB. The academy is structured into a series of four-hour workshops (two in the fall semester, two in the spring semester, as well as two plenary orientations). In addition to the shared “core,” there will be elective activities. Sauceda designed and delivered the fall semester series of workshops. The initial informational sessions on Sept. 24 were addressed by CSULB President F. King Alexander, Provost and Senior Vice President for Academic Affairs Don Para, Vice President for Student Services Doug Robinson and Klaus.