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The Summer Writing Retreat was held Monday, June 4 to Thursday, June 7, 2018, at the Carriage House at Gramercy Mansion. It was attended by 17 faculty members, 2 facilitators, and support staff from the Office of Sponsored Projects and Research.

Our two facilitators were Herb Childress and Elizabeth Perry-Sizemore. Herb has been a facilitator of the summer writing retreat since its inception 10 years ago, and is the head of the Teleidoscope Group, a consulting firm. Elizabeth Perry-Sizemore joined us as co-facilitator for the first time this year. Elizabeth . is a professor of economics at Randolph College in Virginia, and is also currently the head of its Division of Social and Behavioral Sciences. She is a writer and an accomplished guide to faculty development.

Both facilitators provided invaluable assistance to the faculty members in a variety of projects, including dissertation writing, article writing, research collaborations, and grant proposals. The evaluations of the retreat were consistently and highly favorable, and the retreat proved to be both a productive, and enjoyable, time for all.


OSPR hosted a Winter Writing Retreat. Eleven faculty members came for the 2-day retreat which gave them the opportunity to write, research, and collaborate as they worked on articles, books, and grant proposals. Many took the opportunity to engage in peer review with fellow faculty members.

Thank you to Sue Bonsteel and the library staff for allowing us to make use of the second floor of the library. This was the first time we have held this type of retreat, without an outside facilitator, and utilized the library as a venue. The evaluations by the attendees told us that this event was deeply appreciated by the participants, and likely to become an annual event.

Thanks you to the library staff, and thank you to all the participants!

Dina Fiasconaro Wins Film Award


Congratulations to Dina Fiasconaro. She has received an award from the Saul Zaentz Innovation Fund in Film and Media at the Johns Hopkins University. The award is in support of her film project, “Commercial for the Queen of Meatloaf.”


Dina is the Associate Professor Film & Moving Image. Her short films have screened at a variety of festivals, including Portland Underground, Blackstar, and NYC International. She is a recipient of the ‘Generation Next’ screenwriting grant. Her feature documentary, Moms and Meds, is currently available on Amazon.


“Commercial for the Queen of Meatloaf” is a domestic drama within a television commercial within a short film. In a surreal 1950’s commercial, a housewife prepares meatloaf for dinner and what emerges is “The Queen of Meatloaf” incarnate, who invades the homes of consumers and wreaks havoc on the set.


Congratulations to Rachel Clein and Erich Guzman. Both students received a Certificate of Achievement for the outstanding presentations at the ABRCMS Conference in Tampa, Fl, this past November.

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