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Faculty/Staff News October 2011

What's New, 2011-10-18

Dr. Zahid Amjad, Visiting Assistant Professor of Chemistry, published a paper “PRB 25-3” in the July issue of Phosphorus Research Bulletin Journal. The co-author was Danielle Morgon, an undergraduate student in Chemistry.  In addition, Dr. Amjad’s paper “Gypsum Scale Part 7 Influence of Rust Particles on the Performance of Inhibitors” was published in the September issue of The ULTRAPURE Water Journal. The co-author of the paper was Dominique Guyton, an undergraduate student at Walsh.

Barbara Cockroft, Professor of Education, will be speaking at the National Association of Gifted Students Conference in New Orleans, Louisiana, in November.

Diane Belfiglio, Adjunct Professor of Art, will be featured as the grand opening exhibition at First Row Center for the Arts in Greentown until November 7, 2011.  Diane Belfiglio: A Retrospective is a solo show featuring work done in three different media over the past 20 years. In addition, Belfagio was one of 41 artists selected for inclusion in the Stark County Artists Exhibition at the Massillon Museum. The show opens Saturday, October 22 from 7-9:00pm and runs through December 31, 2011.

Dr. Gregory Knapik, Assistant Professor of Nursing, volunteered with a mission group called Faith in Action Together and travelled to El Salvador this summer. The mission group was involved in building a daycare, a small home and working on drainage projects.  In addition, Dr. Knapik volunteered at a community clinic outside of San Salvador and also with a public health nurse in a rural farming area. 

Dr. Will Cooley, Professor of History, co-wrote an op-ed article "Keep a Close Eye on Private Prisons" which appeared on Page One of the “Views” section of The Canton Repository on Sunday, September 18.

Dr. Leslie Whetstine, Professor of Philosophy, was quoted as an expert bioethicist in a September 19 article in The Washington Post.  The article discussed changes in organ donor federal guidelines.

Lee Horrisberger, Associate Professor of Communication, will present “Spending Time with Dueber-Hampden,” at the National Association of Watch and Clock Collectors’ (NAWCC), Ward Francillon Time Symposium in Hebron, Kentucky.  The Symposium will focus on the activities of the clock and watch industries in Ohio.  Horrisberger’s research project is an ongoing history of the Dueber-Hampden Watch Works, how the company changed life in Canton, and the Dueber-Hampden move to Russia.   Horrisberger was awarded an individual artists grant from Arts in Stark that helped fund both a digital story and blog focusing on Dueber-Hampden.

Dr. Michael Petrochuk, Director of the MBA Program has been named to the editorial boards of the Journal of Health Administration Education (published by the Association of University Programs in Health Administration) and the Journal of Healthcare Management (published by the American College of Healthcare Executives).

Dr. Rahmat Tavallali, Professor of Business along with his co-authors from Wright State University, Cleveland State University, and the University of New South Wales, Australia are presenting a research paper on Fracturing Natural Gas in the Market Investments and Sustainable Economy Panel at the 12th Global Conference on Environmental Taxation in Madrid, Spain this October.

Dr. Chad Cook, Chair of the Division of Physical Therapy, was a research keynote speaker at the Societa' Italiana Fisoterapists, in Pacengo, Italy on October 5th. In addition, he has published the following article in the Italian Journal of Physiotherapy: Cook C, O'Halleran B, Showalter C. The use of non-thrust manipulation in a consecutive case series of patients who met the clinical prediction rule for thrust manipulation.

Dr. Lewis P. Porter, Associate Professor of Foreign Languages, presented a workshop entitled Dictation for the Twenty-first Century Foreign Language Classroom at the OFLA (Ohio Foreign Language Association) Fall Conference this past October at Denison University.

Walsh Philosophy Professor, Dr. John G. Trapani, Jr., President of the American Maritain Association, delivered the President's Address, " 'The Mysterious Nest of the Soul:' Maritain's Epistemological Epiphanies" at the 35th Annual International American Maritain Association Conference at Notre Dame in October.  The AMA is a philosophical association devoted to the philosophical legacy of the 20th century French Catholic philosopher, Jacques Maritain.  In addition, Walsh student Dominic Colucy presented his paper “Maritain and the Problem of Universal Salvation” at the 35th Annual International American Maritain Conference in October, as a part of the "Issues in Moral Philosophy and Theology" session.  Dominic is a sophomore Philosophy and Theology major.

Two students, Nathaniel Eaton and Nick Brugh, from Dr. Michelle Spain’s BUS 304 course showcased their innovative ideas during the Jumpstart Inc. Annual meeting Showcase on October 25 at the University of Akron’s Knight Center.

The Division of Physical Therapy Students(*) and Faculty (**) presented 12 of 30 presentations accepted for the Ohio Physical Therapy Association Fall Conference in Columbus Ohio.

Wilhelm M*, Roskovensky G*, Emergy K*, Manno C*, Valek  K*, Cook C**. Effect of Strengthening Exercises on Function for Patients with Osteoporosis or Osteopenia: A Systematic Review.

Baker T*, Haines S*, Yost J*, DiClaudio S*, Braun C*.
The role of family centered therapy when used with physical and occupational therapy in children with congenital or acquired disorders: A systematic review of the literature.

Hardwick D*, Tierney D*, Fein C*, Reinmann S*, Donaldson M**. Motor Control Versus General Strengthening in the Treatment of Low-Grade Spondylolisthesis: A Systematic Review.

Narducci E*, Waltz A*, Gorski K*, Leppla L*, Donaldson M**. The clinical utility of physical performance tests within one-year post ACL reconstruction: A systematic review.

Cook C**, Wilhelm M*, Cook A, Petrosino C**, Isaacs R. Clinical tests for screening and diagnosis of cervical spine myelopathy.

Cook C**, Baxter D, Sizer PS Jr., Murray L**, Wright SA. Utility of an Active Movement Examination of the Cervical Spine in Detecting Underlying Closed Cervical Fractures.

Cook C**, Ross MD, Isaacs R, Hegedus EJ. Investigation of Non-Mechanical Findings During Movement Screening for Identifying/Ruling out Metastatic Cancer.

Raciki S*, Gerwin S*, Early S*, Vizmeg J*, Reneker J**. Unique and overlapping clinical signs and symptoms of PTSD and mild TBI in military personnel post-deployment to active combat: a systematic review.

Reneker J**, Paz J**, Petrosino C**, Cook C**. Diagnostic Accuracy of Clinical Tests and Signs of Temporomandibular Joint Disorders: A systematic review.

Weisend M*, Linc T*, Paz J**. Physical Therapists' Perceptions of Physical Therapy in the Emergency Department.

Cook C**, Phillips JC, Hawkins RJ. A Magnetic Resonance Image Provides No Value in the Diagnosis of Superior Labrum Anterior Posterior (SLAP) Lesions.

Cook C**, Mabry L, Reiman MP, Hegedus EJ. Best Tests for Screening and Diagnosis of Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome: A Systematic Review of the Literature.

Cook C**, Beaty S, Kissenberth MJ, Siffri P, Pill S, Hawkins RJ. Diagnostic Accuracy of Five Orthopedic Tests for Diagnosis of Superior Labrum Anterior Posterior (SLAP) Lesions.