Exercise Science Department Chair and Assistant Professor Barry Parker, Ph.D., and Assistant Professor of Exercise Science Jessica Sansone, Ph.D., are presenting on the “Importance of a Periodized Strength and Conditioning Program for Dancers” at the UMass Amherst 2021 Dance Science Symposium.
On Martin Luther King Jr. Day, McCormick Civil War Institute Director Jonathan Noyalas ’01, M.A., (pictured, above) hosted a tour featuring the experiences of Winchester’s African Americans during the Civil War era. The tour visited sites that highlighted the experiences of both the enslaved and the free, as well as played in making emancipation a reality. It also explored how efforts discussed in the tour inspired hope — not only in the 1860s, but a century later.
Psychology Professor Laura Zimmerman, Ph.D., whose first children’s book is slated for 2022 publication, was recently quoted in article about feminist children’s books at fatherly.com.
Students in the Adult Years class taught by Psychology Chair and Professor Scott King, Ph.D., crafted more than 100 Valentine’s Day cards for older adults receiving meals-on-wheels from Winchester Senior Center.
Assistant Professor of Psychology Kim Newberry, Ph.D., had an article she co-wrote, “Influences of domain knowledge on segmentation and memory,” published over winter break in the journal Memory & Cognition.
The current One Big Question series, which asks “What’s Beyond the Pandemic?” held a Feb. 10 virtual presentation, “Reflecting on the Pandemic,” with Dr. Colin Greene, director, Lord Fairfax Health District, who discussed the effect of vaccination, risks of not getting vaccinated, and lessons learned. The second event, “[Ask the Experts] COVID-19: Past, Present, and What’s Ahead: An open forum for community questions regarding SARS-CoV-2, COVID-19, vaccinations, and what happens next,” will be held virtually at 7 p.m. on March 11, with Shenandoah University experts in the fields of virology, immunology, and public health.