Cal State San Bernardino welcomes John Binkley as the new associate vice provost and dean of the College of Extended and Global Education. Binkley will also hold a tenured academic appointment in the Department of Theatre Arts.
Andre Harrington (theatre arts) was featured in an article about his new role as department chair, and Brian Levin (criminal justice, emeritus) discussed the rise in antisemitic incidents as new hate crime statistics are reported.
Johanna Smith (theatre arts) will present “Puppets in the Mara” this weekend at CSUSB, Megan Carroll (sociology) was interviewed about new research on asexuality, Barbara Sirotnik (information and decision sciences) discussed the state of the region’s economy, and various news media interviewed Brian Levin (criminal justice, emeritus) on topics related to the latest hate crime statistics.
CSUSB Department of Theatre Arts presents “Puppets in the Mara,” which includes a retelling of “The Legend of Ngong The Giant,” a Maasai Tale, by Neil McLeod and Sue Hooper-Lawrie, adapted by Johanna Smith, CSUSB professor of theatre arts.
Kristi Papailler (theatre arts) was interviewed for an article about one of her students, Dea Armstrong, who won a national award, and Diane Vines (nursing) was honored by her alma mater, Vanderbilt University, with an award for public service.
Dea Armstrong’s essay on former slave, abolitionist and playwright William Wells Brown marked the first time a Cal State San Bernardino student won a Black Theatre Network research award. “Stepping out of my comfort zone and really applying myself has made all of this come true,” she said.
Quoted in recent news articles or publishing research are Kathryn Ervin (theatre arts emerita) and Brian Levin (criminal justice emeritus); Eugene H. Wong, Kevin P. Rosales and Lisa Looney (child development); Edna Martinez (associate vice president and administrator in charge of the CSUSB Palm Desert Campus) co-authored a study with Sharon Velarde Pierce (CSUSB public administration); and Jonathan Jay Dubois (anthropology).
Kathryn Ervin (theatre arts, emerita) is the project director for “Stand Against Hate: A Community and Performing Arts Concert,” which will be presented on Nov. 30 at the San Bernardino Valley College Auditorium.
A first-generation Haitian American, Kristi Papailler, associate professor of theatre arts, loves sharing her experiences with CSUSB students.