July 2011

July 26

Brian Quinn, Athletics, has joined the board of directors of the Los Angeles Sports Council.

John Koegel, Music, has been honored with the Irving Lowens Book Award form the Society for American Music. The award recognized Koegel for “Music in German Immigrant Theater: New York City, 1840-1940.”

July 21

In Memoriam - Eileen D. Johnson Langsdorf, widow of founding CSUF President William B. Langsdorf, died June 7 at the age of 91. She is survived by her son, William, and his wife, Mary; son-in-law, Stephen Haiman; grandchildren Meghan and Mary Langsdorf, Wade Haiman and his wife, Wendy Haiman and her husband, Jon; great grandchildren Carlos and Kayli Haiman, and Olivia, Ty and Abby McEvoy; her brother Wayne Johnson and his children, Duke and Kip Johnson and Linda Johnson Mahlow.

July 19

Michele Cesca was recently named associate vice president of central development. Formerly, she served as the director of development for Mihaylo College of Business and Economics. Also in University Advancement, Ann Steichen was named assistant director of development for the College of the Arts. She formerly was assistant director of annual campaigns.

Carol Creighton has been appointed acting associate dean, academic programs, for University Extended Education. She, a member of UEE since 1999, previously served as senior director of UEE’s academic programs.

July 15

In Memoriam - Gerald Brem, emeritus professor of geological science, 66, died July 11 of complications of a brain tumor. Brem joined the campus in 1976 and served for 28 years, teaching courses in mineral and crystallography, petrology, petrography, physical and field geology. During his tenure, he served as department chair for seven years and designed a new graduate program; was a member of several department, school and university committees; and garnered grants that supported undergraduate geochemistry instruction and research. Brem also taught special courses at UC Rverside and served as a field trip leader for the U.S. Geologic Service for six years. He is survived by his wife, Shira, and children Lindy and Matthew. A memorial is scheduled for Aug. 14 in Chino Hills. More information is available by emailing geology@fullerton.edu.

In Memoriam - Robert M. Barath, emeritus professor of marketing, died June 27 from a head injury while camping in Yosemite National Park. Barath joined the university in 1974 and served on various committees and taught on campus for 27 years. In 1993, he was honored with the Best Article of the Year Award from the Western Marketing Educators for “Multimedia Delivery System: A Bridge Between Teaching Methods and Learning Styles” published in the Journal of Marketing Education. Barath is survived by his wife of 50 years, Janet; his brother, James; sons David, Robert and Christopher; daughter Lynn; and grandsons Jacob and Samuel.

Former Titan pitcher Ricky Romero is headed to Phoenix as an American League All-Star for the Toronto Blue Jays. He is the fifth CSUF player to make the All-Stars.

July 12

Julie Max, Athletics, received the Distinguished Trainer Award from the American Orthopaedic Society for Sports Medicine June 21 in New Orleans. The award honors an athletic trainer for distinguished service to the National Athletic Trainers Association and to the athletic training profession. Max, who joined the university in 1979 and is the most senior member of the atletics department staff in longevity, became the first female president of NATA in 2000 and served two terms. She was inducted into the NATA Hall of Fame in 2007.

Bandit Copper has been promoted to associate head coach for the track and field programs. She joined the university in 2007 after serving as an assistant at the U.S. Military Academy.

July 5

Mira Farka and Adrian Fleissig, both Economics, discussed the regional economy during a special workshop held for Riverside County officials May 16.

John Patton and Brandon Rose, both Anthropology, presented “Mating and Parenting Effort in the Ecuadorian Amazon” at the 5th annual Workshop on Evolutionary Perspectives of Human Behavior at Cal Poly San Luis Obispo in April. Joining him were several students: Psychology student Brook Gentle delivered “Now I Lay Me Down to Sleep…: The Attractiveness of a Woman’s Partner Affects Whether She Sleeps More or Less at High Fertility” co-authored with fellow student Aaron T. Goetz and Elizabeth G. Pillsworth, Anthropology; anthropology major Jennifer Cullin read “Factors Affecting Inter-Generational Exchange and Maintenance of Diet and Food Preference;” and psychology and child development major Jason Williams, spoke on “The Effect of Siblings on Attractiveness Ratings.” Pillsworth was part of the organization team for the workshop.

Bruce Goodrich was reappointed chair of Theatre and Dance for a three-year term effective Aug. 18.

Communications students Brianne Kinder and Bo Wang, working with the guidance of Irv Cuevas, Communications, got real-world television news experience in April when they filmed Watergate media figures Ben Bradlee and Bob Woodward at the Nixon Library. Their video of the Washington Post veterans attending the opening of a new Watergate exhibit is posted under “World Press” on the Titan Communications website.


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