In the News

*The Danbury News-Times ran a column, written by education reporter Eileen FitzGerald, about the phenomenon of “helicopter parents.” The column, which ran Feb. 28, included insight from Suzanne Carroll, professor of marriage and family therapy, and Phyllis Gordon, manager of Southern’s Family Therapy Clinic. The column also referred to Southern’s new blog, “Wise Words,” where Suzanne and Phyllis shared their expertise on the subject.

The following is a link to the News-Times column:

http://www.newstimes.com/default/article/Eileen-FitzGerald-Over-involved-parents-4314232.php

*Elliott Horch, associate professor of physics, and Jim Fullmer, associate professor of earth science, were both quoted in a front page story Feb. 15 in the Connecticut Post about the asteroid that was a near miss to the Earth. The asteroid is known officially as 2012 DA14.

The following is a link to the Post article:

Near-miss asteroid a wake-up call, experts say

*Kim Crone, associate vice president for academic student services, shared her suggestions on how to write an effective college admissions essay during a Feb. 5 interview on the Channel 61Morning Show. The interview was generated via a recent post on the new blog, “Wise Words.” The segment ran for more than 4 minutes.

The following is a link to the Channel 61 interview:

http://landing.newsinc.com/shared/video.html?freewheel=91060&sitesection=wtic_mrn_590&VID=24322098

*An article that previews a talk by former NBA and college basketball player Chris Herren ran in the Feb. 4 edition of the New Haven Register. He shared his story the next day at the Lyman Center about how drugs ruined his promising basketball career.

The following is a link to the Register story:

http://www.nhregister.com/articles/2013/02/04/sports/doc510ee6b481871255689458.txt

*Research conducted by Gene Birz, an assistant professor of economics and finance, was highlighted in a Jan. 17 article in the New Haven Register. The study focused on how newspaper headlines on certain types of economic stories influence the stock market. He found that while there are many variables, headlines that are viewed as positive on stories related to the unemployment rate and the Gross Domestic Product have a positive influence on the stock market. Negative headlines on those types of stories have the opposite effect.

The following is a link to the Register story:

http://www.nhregister.com/articles/2013/01/16/business/doc50f73c49bc9ec253941023.txt

*Elliott Horch, associate professor of physics, was featured in the Jan. 6 edition of the New Haven Register as the subject of the lead story in the paper’s Connecticut section. Elliott developed a device that attaches to telescopes and enables astronomers to see images in space much more clearly than previously could have been done with a ground-based telescope. He recently traveled to Hawaii with a team of astronomers to work on the Kepler project, and while there, they used his device to take a closer look at Pluto and its moon, Charon.

The following is a link to the Register story and photos:

http://www.nhregister.com/articles/2013/01/05/news/doc50e852e5e1f12854475552.txt

*Southern was represented in several stories related to the recent tragic shooting in Newtown.

Helen Bennett Harvey, who is an adjunct journalism faculty member, as well as city editor at the New Haven Register, wrote a Dec. 20 column about the tragedy and how it can effect teachers. She also discussed how the shootings have caused her to reflect on classes she teachers. She complimented Southern – especially the journalism students – and offered high praise for Police Chief Joe Dooley, his professionalism and his commitment to the safety of the campus.

The following is a link to the Register column:

http://www.nhregister.com/articles/2012/12/19/news/doc50d23e0f03ed7008964204.txt

Also, Southern’s own memorial service on attracted two stories — one in the New Haven Register on Dec. 19 and the other covered by a Fox News affiliate from New York on Dec. 18.

The following is a link to the Register story:

http://nhregister.com/articles/2012/12/18/news/doc50d10cef66e8c404591504.txt?viewmode=fullstory

*Jon Bloch, chairman of the Sociology Department, was quoted in a recent New Haven Register story about the effect that the tragedy can have on how people celebrate Christmas.

The following is a link to the Register story:

http://www.nhregister.com/articles/2012/12/16/news/doc50ce6755611ef259043912.txt

*Jerry Dunklee, professor of journalism, was quoted in a Dec. 15 story in the New Haven Register about the media coverage of the Newtown tragedy.

The following is a link to the Register story:

http://www.nhregister.com/articles/2012/12/14/news/doc50cbcb857e193378441326.txt

*Two courses being offered by Southern were highlighted Dec. 2 in Sunday’s lead story of the Connecticut section of the New Haven Register. Both courses pertain to the cultural phenomenon of apocalyptic predictions. Marie McDaniel, assistant professor of history, is teaching a class this semester called “Apocalypse Then: End Times in American History.” It examines the history of doomsday predictions in America. Jessica Kenty-Drane, associate professor of sociology, will teach a class during the spring semester called “Apocalypse Now: Culture of Fear in the U.S.?” It will look at the societal consequences of repeated predictions of the end of the world.

The following is a link to the Register story, photo and video:

http://www.nhregister.com/articles/2012/12/01/news/doc50b93c7ddffe0841849690.txt

*An article ran in the New Haven Register on Dec. 2 that previewed a concert at Southern by the Haven String Quartet. The concert would feature Mani Mirzaee, who plays an ancient Persian instrument called a setar. Mark Kuss, professor of music, composed a 25-minute piece for the concert.

The following is a link to the Register story, photo and video:

http://www.nhregister.com/articles/2012/12/01/entertainment/arts/doc50ba254c2fda0083226470.txt

*A Nov. 18 column in the New Haven Register by Randy Beach focused on Lisa Siedlarz, who has written a book of poetry about her brother’s (Kevin) deployment in Afghanistan. Lisa is a loan administrator in the Office of Financial Aid and Scholarships.

The following is a link to the Register column:

http://www.nhregister.com/articles/2012/11/17/news/doc50a840ee9a4f9743170908.prt

*Deborah Carroll, professor of psychology, was interviewed Nov. 18 on Channel 61’s morning news show for her recent selection as Connecticut Professor of the Year by the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching and the Council for Advancement and Support of Education. The interview ran for about 4 1/2 minutes.

The following is a link to the Channel 61 interview:

http://landing.newsinc.com/shared/video.html?freewheel=91060&sitesection=wtic_mrn_590&VID=23892146

Deborah was also featured in the Nov. 15 edition of the New Haven Register for the same award.

The following is a link to the Register story:

http://www.nhregister.com/articles/2012/11/15/news/new_haven/doc50a59bf392efe915352131.txt

And Channel 8 posted an article on its website about her award on Nov. 14.

http://www.wtnh.com/dpp/news/education/conn-professor-of-the-year-selected

*Wes O’Brien, chairman of the Media Studies Department, was the focus of a Page 1 story in the Nov. 11 (Sunday) edition of the New Haven Register pertaining to his research on music that is played in war movies. He found that the music is often indicative of society’s changing attitudes toward a particular war.

The following is a link to the Register story:

http://www.nhregister.com/articles/2012/11/11/news/doc509f2bdbbf6ad252850280.txt

*The SCSU Veterans Association was highlighted in an article that appeared in the Nov. 8 edition of the New Haven Register. The organization had participated in a charity event for a Connecticut veteran who killed during the Iraq War.

The following is a link to the story:

http://nhregister.com/articles/2012/11/07/news/new_haven/doc509b164fb5227075056120.txt

*The Oct. 24 elections forum organized by Southern’s Office of Public Affairs, “Politics and Apple Pie: A Look Into The 2012 Presidential & Congressional Elections,” garnered significant media coverage. The event featured keynote speaker Erin McPike, a national political reporter covering the presidential race for Real Clear Politics and a frequent guest analyst on MSNBC and FOX. The forum, which attracted 225 people (including about 40-50 high school students), also included a panel discussion and Q & A.

In addition to preview stories in the recent education supplements in the New Haven Register, Connecticut Post, Norwalk Hour and the iTowns section of the Hartford Courant, WQUN radio (1220 AM) interviewed Erin just before the event. The Register posted a photo online later that day. And Hamden Patch published an article and photo on Nov. 2.

The following is a link to the Register photo:

http://www.nhregister.com/articles/2012/10/24/news/doc50885ed9f1a0c847722662.txt

The following is a link to the Hamden Patch story:

http://hamden.patch.com/articles/national-political-reporter-analyzes-2012-elections-at-scsu

The following is a link to the Courant iTowns article:

http://www.courant.com/community/hc-community-articleresults,0,5942637,results.formprofile?Query=66221HC

*Southern had three stories appear Oct. 14 in a special section of the Connecticut Post called “Educational Outlook 2012.” The three stories were more than any other college or university.

The following were the articles:

Southern celebrated the ceremonial opening of its new School of Business building. (A photo of the new building was included.)

Two new courses on the phenomenon of doomsday predictions are being taught at Southern in connection with the hullabaloo surrounding the Mayan calendar.

A preview of the elections forum, “Politics and Apple Pie,” would be held on campus on Oct. 24.

*Southern also had three stories appear Oct. 18 in the “Education Connection” supplement of the New Haven Register.

The following were the articles:

The new School of Business building opened.

Southern became only the second college or university in Connecticut to participate in Jumpstart, a national program funded by AmeriCorps that seeks to close the achievement gap by connecting college students with classes of preschoolers.

A preview of the elections forum, “Politics and Apple Pie,” would be held on campus on Oct. 24.