Congratulations to Claire Swanson, Alpha Chapter, who has been appointed to the International Leadership Development Committee by Becky Sadowski. Claire has been on the Communications Committee and she has been the chair of the Membership Committee for the last biennium. She is a past state president here in New Jersey!
Irene Maskaly was just invited to serve as a member of the 2020-2024 Arts and Humanities Jury for DKG International!
The Arts & Humanities Jury is entrusted with the coordination and fulfillment of The DKG Gallery of Fine Arts, an online publication and display of DKG members’ creative works. The online Gallery includes Literary Efforts; Two and Three Dimensional Art; Performance Art; Photography; and Crafts. The Jury invites expressions of creativity that are commensurate with the Society’s Purposes. Due to the diversity of Society membership, content of a religious, political or patriotic nature may be inadmissible. Selection will be based on originality, authenticity, coherence, accessibility, clarity and aspects relevant to specific sub-categories as specified in the judging criteria.
Suzanne Diszler, Gamma Chapter, was recently notified that she is one of four recipients of a $10,000 Delta Kappa Gamma International Scholarship to pursue a doctoral degree. Congratulations, Suzanne!
This just in from Jane:
I submitted a proposal for a workshop, and it was accepted. I will be repeating the one I gave at the state convention a few years ago : Two Trains- Friendship and Gratitude. I won't know until mid-March when I will be giving it, but I will let you know.
Congratulations to Dr. Barbara Wheeler, Omicron Chapter, on receiving the American Music Therapy Association 2019 Lifetime Achievement Award.
Each year, the AMTA Board of Directors honors two deserving individuals with the Lifetime Achievement Award. The 2019 recipients are Dr. Robert Groene and Dr. Barbara Wheeler.
The accomplishments of Dr. Barbara Wheeler, PhD, MT-BC over her multiple-decade career in the profession of music therapy are many and multi-faceted. She has produced hundreds of publications, peer-reviewed journal articles, and presentations that have impacted not only the US music therapy community, but also international practitioners and students. More recently, she curated and edited Music Therapy Handbook for Guilford Publications. Her contributions are generously given as she has traveled throughout the world at the request of universities, music therapy associations and music therapists to educate the public about the power of music therapy to repair and heal, based on her extensive knowledge of best practices and approaches. Dr. Wheeler’s knowledge of music therapy and related research has also made her a sought-after reviewer and editorial board member for many major journal publications. Dr. Wheeler’s lifelong investment in promoting music therapy, its educational standards and standards of professional practice and credentials have been significant and she served the American Music Therapy Association as President, Vice President, Arthur Flagler Fultz Award Chair, and many other national and regional positions of professional service. (https://www.musictherapy.org/2019_lifetime_achievement_award_recipients/)
Congratulations to Kimberly Dickstein, member of Iota Chapter, who has just been named NJ Teacher of the year!
An English teacher at Haddonfield Memorial High School has been named New Jersey's Teacher of the Year for 2019-20, the state Department of Education announced on Wednesday.Kimberly Dickstein, who was named Camden County Teacher of the Year in August, has been recognized as the top teacher in the state.
"You could not have chosen a finer, more deserving educator for this award than Kimberly Dickstein," Haddonfield Superintendent of Schools Lawrence J. Mussoline said. "Kimberly has one speed: 100 m.p.h. She instills confidence in her students every day. She delves deeper than most into inquiry, and in the case of caring about and raising money for a former child soldier in Sudan, she brings content to life for her students. We are lucky to have her on staff and New Jersey is lucky to have her as the 2019-20 New Jersey State Teacher of the Year." Read the whole news article >
Congratulations to Dr. Jeanne DelColle, Eta Chapter, who is an Instructional Development and Strategic Partnerships Specialist at Stockton University. She has just received her doctorate from Walden University!
Congratulations to Dr. Barbara Wheeler, Omicron Chapter, on her latest publication.
I am VERY PLEASED that a research study that I have been working on with some wonderful colleagues - Teresa Lesiuk, Deb Burns, Suzanne Hanser, Andrew Rossetti, and Michael Cassity - "Music Therapy and Music Medicine Studies in Oncology: Part I: A Comparison," has just been published. This research is special to me because it is the final research study that I intend to do (another step on my continuing retirement journey). Joanne Loewy, one of the editors of the journal Music and Medicine, suggested to me 10 years ago that I look at similarities and differences in the research in music therapy and music medicine, and I agreed to do that. It has taken 10 years, but the research is now complete. Thank you to the editorial team of Music and Medicine for making this article available; to read the other part of this article and the other articles in this issue - and to have access to other issues of this excellent journal - you can join the International Association of Music and Medicine. I hope you will enjoy this!
International Association for Music and Medicine (IAMM)
July 27 at 8:43 PM ·
The journal Music and Medicine (MMD) is celebrating 10 years of publication this year! In honour of this milestone achievement, the MMD Journal Team is pleased to offer one article from our hot off the press July edition 2019 to everyone for free. Please feel free to share this paper with colleagues. We chose to share Dr. Barbara Wheeler et al's paper "Music Therapy and Music Medicine Studies in Oncology: Part I: A Comparison". Dr. Barbara Wheeler has served IAMM and the MMD journal as an editorial review board member for 10 years and is highly regarded for her publications, research, teaching and service work. We also encourage you to join IAMM if you have not yet done so and encourage others to join. Your IAMM membership comes with a free subscription to MMD where you can also read Part 2 of Wheeler et al.
Congratulations to the 2019 International Achievement Award recipient, Judy Merz!
The award was presented at the International Conference on July 12, 2019 in Iowa.
Judy is a member of Alpha Chapter in NJ, as well as a member of a chapter in Nevada.
Dr. Nora Pollard's article "Considering the POWER of Teacher Leaders: A Book Review" has been selected for inclusion in the 2019 Volume 85-5 issue of The Delta Kappa Gamma Bulletin.
Nora is a member of Lambda Chapter and is our First Vice President this biennium.