Thursday May 31, 2007

Campus Report May 31, 2012

People in action around campus

People in action:

Criminal Justice Studies

Art Jipson

Art Jipson was quoted in a USA Today article May 3 about the increasing number of states that want to replace homemade roadside memorials marking traffic fatalities with official signs warning drivers not to drive while intoxicated or to watch for pedestrians and bicyclists.

Jipson, who is writing a book on roadside memorials, said, "The Arizona Legislature is considering a bill that would allow homemade memorials on county roads to mark any traffic death. Sixteen states consider such memorials illegal." He said homemade memorials have cultural significance among Roman Catholics, Native Americans, Mexicans and Central Americans and are sometimes considered folk art. Many people he's interviewed  "see them as warning signs, to let people know this is a dangerous stretch of road."

Fitz Center

Dean Lovelace

Dean Lovelace, coordinator of the Dayton Civic Scholars Program at UD and Dayton City Commissioner, will receive the second annual Outstanding Service Award from St. Mary Development Corp June 4 at an awards breakfast at Sinclair Community College. The award is part of National NeighborWorks Week, a celebration of the accomplishments of the NeighborWorks network whose members work in more than 4,400 communities across the nation, including Dayton. Lovelace has served on the St. Mary Development Corp. board for seven years.

Health and Sport Science

Peter J. Titlebaum

Peter J. Titlebaum, associate professor and coordinator of the sport management program, has had his first book published. The Career Playbook: Your Ticket to Success, published by American Press, Boston, Ma., is available from To learn more about the book, click here.

History and Political Science

Larry Schweikart, Mark Ensalaco

Larry Schweikart, professor of history, and Mark Ensalaco, the Rev. Raymond A. Roesch Chair in the Social Sciences, and offered analysis throughout the day on WDTN-TV, Channel 2, about President George W. Bush's speech in Tipp City April 19.

Schweikart was interviewed by Sirius Radio's Catholic Channel, "Speak Now," April 27.

Religious Studies

Dennis Doyle

Dennis Doyle's article "Vision Two of Hildegard of Bingen's Book of Divine Works:  A Medieval Map for a Cosmic Journey" will appear in the June 2007 issue of Pacifica.

His paper "Wesley's Methodist Movement: What Might It Have to Offer to Contemporary Roman Catholics?" has been accepted for publication in the annual volume published by the Wesleyan Philosophical Society. This year's volume, titled Wesleyan and Catholic Intersections: After Faith and Reason, is edited by L. Bryan Williams.

School of Law

Lori Shaw, Thomas P. Whelley II, G. Jack Davis, Mary Kate Huffman, John Kessler

Dean of Students Lori Shaw, adjunct professor Thomas P. Whelley II and the late Montgomery County Common Pleas Judge G. Jack Davis were honored with Francis J. Conte Special Service Awards during the School's alumni weekend, May 18-19. The Distinguished Alumni Award was given to adjunct professor Mary Kate Huffman, a Montgomery County Court of Common Pleas judge. John Kessler, the presiding judge for the general division of the Montgomery County Common Pleas Court, received the Walter H. Rice Honorary Alumni Award. Kessler has served as an adjunct faculty member in the law school since 1991.

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