Sustainable Susquehanna Faculty Development Workshop Participants Selected

Nine faculty members have been selected to participate in this year’s Sustainable Susquehanna Faculty Development Workshop from May 17-18that College Camp. The facilitators for this year’s workshop are Gina Keel and Tyra Olstad.  The workshop focuses on integrating sustainability across the curriculum through course revision or new course development. The faculty members who participate in the workshop receive an honorarium upon completion of a new or revised syllabus, with the intent to teach the course within three semesters.  Faculty from diverse teaching backgrounds across campus have received training through this workshop over the past several years.

The workshop was developed with roots in in the Piedmont Project at Emory University and has been endorsed by the Association for the Advancement of Sustainability in Higher Education (AASHE). The following faculty have been selected  to participate in the workshop this year:

  • Jacqueline Bennett, Chemistry
  • Kristen C. Blinne, Communications
  • Jacqueline S. Bruscella, Communications
  • Charlene Christie, Psychology
  • David Fieni, Foreign Language
  • Paul Macharia, Political Science
  • Rahul Rastogi, Communications
  • Dawn Sohns, Communications
  • Yoko Takagi, Psychology


Anthropology students present exhibit on dogs and humans

The students of ANTH 312 Exhibiting Cultures in Museums invite you to the opening of their exhibit, “DOGS! Anthropology on 4 Legs” on Friday, May 5, 6:30 to 8pm in the Anthropology Teaching Gallery.

The exhibit, which is their culminating project for the semester, features displays on the (co)evolution of humans and dogs, dogs in prehistory, and dogs in/and human culture. There will be brief presentations by students as well as human and canine visitors from the Susquehanna Animal Shelter and Guiding Eyes for the Blind.

This invitation is extended to human guests only!

A flyer is attached: ANTH 312 DOGS 2017  Please share with faculty and students in your departments.

Free Printer Cartridge/Toner

The Geography and Environmental Sustainability Department has multiple print cartridges and toner that we are giving away. If you’d like any please email by Wednesday, May 3rd.

  • HP LaserJet Print Cartridge 12A
  • HP Color LaserJet Print Cartridge Black Q3960A
  • HP Color LaserJet Print Cartridge Yellow Q3962A
  • HP Color LaserJet Print Cartridge Magenta Q3963A
  • HP Color LaserJet Print Cartridge Cyan Q3961A
  • HP Color LaserJet Print Cartridge Cyan CB401A
  • LD Laser Toner Cartridge LD-CE505X
  • Toner Cartridge C44096A
  • HP DeskJet Ink Cartridge 98 Black C9664WN


Congratulations English Department Award Winners

Susan Sutton Smith Scholarship Award…..….Cheyenne Dorsagno
Susan Sutton Smith Award…………………….Anna Paige Welch
Susan Sutton Smith Award………………….……Amber Mercado
Minnie P. Olive Memorial Award. ……….….………Aliya Ladha
Minnie P. Olive Memorial Award. ……….….….Rebecca Pollard
Harry Bloom Prize: Fiction Writing ……………. Jason Birkelbach
Goodrich Prize: Poetry.….…..……….………….Jonathan Albert
Goodrich Prize: Poetry Honorable Mention…………Gemma Pinto
Goodrich Prize: Creative Non-Fiction & Memoir…..Anna Graziosi
Goodrich Prize: Personal Essay…………………..Caitlyn Conway
Goodrich Prize: Critical Essay………………Cheyenne Dorsagno



BIOL 271 students contribute microplastic samples to a global microplastic pollution data repository

Students in Fall 2016 BIOL 271 (Janine Clark, Richelle Cremo, Emily Manley, Blair O’Brien, Sydney O’Gorman, Rafael Olan, Jr., Jaime Rinaldi, and Silas Sleeper) (instructor: Kiyoko Yokota) collected beached plastic wastes on beaches on Chichijima (父島), Ogasawara Islands, Japan, during their faculty-lead study abroad in December 2016 to January 2017 as experiential and service learning activities.  The team also collected and contributed sea water samples to the Global Microplastics Initiative ( Our samples covered an area that was not studied by the 2014 Trans Pacific Plastic Pollution Survey by Matt Rutherford and his colleagues ( and provide new insights into the fate of suspended microplastics through the complex ocean currents that travel over the ~ 10 km (~ 6.3 miles) deep Izu-Ogasawara Trench. The final lab results were recently made available by the Principal Investigator Abby Barrows at

Dr. Izabella Lokshina participates in Wireless Telecommunications Symposium 2017

Dr. Izabella Lokshina (Management, Marketing and Information Systems) participated with two invited papers in the Wireless Telecommunications Symposium 2017 (WTS 2017), held in Chicago, Illinois on April 26-28, 2017 and co-sponsored by the IEEE Communications Society. Additionally, Dr. Lokshina served as Healthcare track co-chair at the WTS 2017.

One paper is entitled “Redesigning the Healthcare Model to Address Obesity Problem Using the Integration of Processes and Mobile Technologies: Facing a Worldwide Epidemic in an Innovative Manner” and co-authored with Dr. Barbara Durkin (Management, Marketing and Information Systems). Another paper is entitled “Qualitative evaluation of IoT-driven eHealth” and co-authored with Dr. Cees Lanting (DATSA Belgium, Consulting). Dr. Lanting is the School of Economics and Business (SEB)’s Business Advisory Council member. Both papers have been published in the IEEE WTS 2017 Proceedings.

*The IEEE is a non-profit, technical professional association of more than 360,000 individual members in approximately 175 countries. Through its members, the IEEE is a leading authority in technical areas ranging from computer engineering, biomedical technology and telecommunications, to electric power, aerospace and consumer electronics, among others. The IEEE Communications Society is a community comprised of a diverse group of industry professionals with a common interest in advancing all communications technologies. To that end, the Society sponsors publications, conferences, educational programs, local activities, and technical committees that foster original work in all aspects of communications science, engineering, and technology.