Archive for December, 2019

Sigma Delta Pi Celebrates Día de los Muertos with Altar, Pan de Muertos

Three of Sigma Delta Pi's members pose under papel picado while decorating Gordy Hall for Día de los Muertos.

In order to celebrate Día de los Muertos properly, members of Sigma Delta Pi decked out the Modern Languages Department in traditional decorations on Oct. 28, alongside setting up an altar with personal, regional and informational artifacts. Using papel picado (Mexican perforated paper), calaveras (skulls), cempasuchiles (tissue paper flowers), and […]

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December 18, 2019 at 8:18 amNews

Sigma Delta Pi Welcomes 19 New Members

From left, Row 1: Dr. Betsy Partyka (Advisor), Shayla Cohen, Jacqueline Menchaca, Alexis McCollough, Ali Russo, Caroline Tee, Della Harmison, Analee Davis
Rows 2, 3: Jessica Minarchek, Gustavo Velázquez, Claire McIsaac, Prestin Minter, María Díaz Martín, Hannah Posedel, Zoe Kiourtsis, Madeleine Case, Carli Henman, Alyssa Leaton, Alex Hiser, Andy Kostival, Joe Brucker

  The lights are low, the candles are lit and there is a knock at the door. Enter now 19 future members of Sigma Delta Pi led by advisor Dr. Betsy Partyka adorned in her finest black medieval garb. Four officers of Sigma Delta Pi stand behind a table topped […]

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December 18, 2019 at 8:06 amNews

Stender Presents on Software for Analytical Chemistry at MUACC

Dr. Anthony Stender

Dr. Anthony S. Stender, Assistant Professor of Chemistry & Biochemistry at Ohio University, was recently invited to present a talk at the Midwestern Universities Analytical Chemistry Conference (MUACC). This year’s conference was held Nov. 7 – 9 at Indiana University-Purdue University-Indianapolis. Stender first attended this conference when it was hosted […]

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December 18, 2019 at 7:51 amResearch

Career Corner | Quitslund on ‘5 Reasons English Majors Land the Job’

Dr. Beth Quitslund

Dr. Beth Quitslund was interviewed by Peterson’s for a story headlined “5 Reasons English Majors Land the Job.” Quitlund is a faculty fellow and Professor of English at Ohio University. “English majors are good at much more than just reading and writing. They’re also masters of critical thinking, creativity, and […]

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December 17, 2019 at 6:02 pmFaculty in the News In the News

Barlag Named President Elect of the Forensic Science Institute of Ohio

Barlag Named President Elect of the Forensic Science Institute of Ohio

Dr. Becky Barlag has been named president-elect of the Forensic Science Institute of Ohio for 2020. In 2021, she will serve a one-year term as the institute’s president. Barlag is director of the Forensic Chemistry program and Associate Professor of Instruction in Chemistry & Biochemistry at Ohio University. The Forensic […]

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December 17, 2019 at 5:47 pmNews

Sigma Delta Pi Celebrates Centennial Anniversary, Honors Seniors

Cake served at the Sigma Delta Pi Centennial, noting "Feliz cumpleanos."

Ohio University’s Pi Rho/Tau chapter of Sigma Delta Pi celebrated the society’s centennial and held a cord ceremony for two graduating seniors on Nov. 21. Under gold and crimson adornments and soft lighting, the ceremony boasted a table holding cords on either side of the original registers of neófitos (newcomers) […]

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December 17, 2019 at 5:06 pmNews

Partyka, Henman Teach Middle Schoolers about Latin American Culture

Spanish graduate student Carli Henman and Dr. Betsy Partyka pose at the Bunsold Middle School Hispanic Cultural Celebration.

Dr. Betsy Partyka, Associate Professor of Spanish in Modern Languages, and Carli Henman, a graduate student in Spanish, represented Ohio University and Sigma Delta Pi at the Hispanic Cultural Celebration at the Bunsold Middle School in Marysville, Ohio, on Nov. 3. During the celebration, middle school students and their families […]

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December 17, 2019 at 4:47 pmNews