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Laurels: March 2016

Published: March 1, 2016

Tom Blomquist, Film and Electronic Arts, recently saw the selection of the textbook he co-authored with Theater Arts’ Maria Viera, Eye of the Storm: Directing for Film, Television and Emerging Media from Kendall Hunt Publishing, as one of 12 books for recommended reading by the prestigious Disney Studios/ABC Directing Program.

Barry Lavay, Kinesiology, recently coauthored the following textbook, book chapter and journal publication: Lavay, B., French, R. and Henderson, H. (2016), Positive Behavior Management in Physical Activity Settings (3rd ed.), Champaign, Ill., Human Kinetics; Block, M. E., Henderson, H. and Lavay B. (2016), “Positive behavior support of children with challenging behaviors” in A teacher’s guide to including students with disabilities in general physical education, (4th ed.), Baltimore, Md., Paul H. Brookes; and Lavay, B., Sakai, J., Ortiz, C. and Roth, K. (2015), “Tablet Technology to Monitor the Physical Education IEP Goals and Benchmarks,Journal for Physical Education, Recreation and Dance, 86 (6), pp. 16-23.

José Sánchez-H., Film and Electronic Arts, had his feature documentary “Searching for Simón Bolívar: One Poet’s Journey,” premiere at the 30th Latin American Film Festival Trieste, Italy on Oct. 23. The documentary was jury-selected to screen at the Revoltella Museum as a special event at the festival. Other screenings as part of the festival’s traveling exhibits included Florence and Padua in November; Rome in December; and Mantua in February. The documentary is based on the Phi Kappa Phi award-winning poetry book The Delirium of Simón Bolívar published by Floricanto/Berkeley Press and written by award-winning poet Tina Datsko. The documentary is part of interdisciplinary work among CSULB faculty including Domenic Cretara, art, and James Sauceda, Multicultural Center, as well as staff members Robert Rhyu, film and electronic arts, and Jorge Hurtado, University Relations and Development. Alumni collaborators include Stan DeWitt, music; Armando José Durán, theater; Ron Simonson and Douglas Gentry, film and electronic arts. Sánchez-H. also presented on Oct. 24 at the Trieste Film Festival the Mexican film Little Giants (1960) by Hugo Butler, a restoration project created in collaboration with the Academy Film Archive of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, the Los Angeles Latino International Film Festival, and the Film and Electronic Arts Department of CSULB.

An article and a chapter by Terry Witkowski, Marketing, are now in print. The article, “Mythical Moments in Remington Brand History,” appears in Culture and Organization v. 22 (1) 2016, and the chapter is “A History of Consumption in the United States,” in Routledge Companion to Marketing History, D.G. Brian Jones and Mark Tadajewski, eds., Abingdon, UK: Routledge, 2016.