Dr. Jennifer Sasser, human sciences chair and gerontology program director, is one of several experts who will lead Oregon Humanities' Talking About Dying Series starting in September 2015.
Dr. Petra Kern, music therapy faculty, will present at the World Congress of Music Therapy in Vienna, Austria in July 2014.
Dr. Kern will contribute to a seminar titled Studying, Interning and Working Abroad with colleagues from Austria, Canada and the United States.
She will also participate in several roundtable discussions: Good, Better, Best: Recommendations on evidence-based practice for children with autism spectrum disorder; Diversity in Education: Music therapy training in various modalities; The Economics of Therapy: Clients, colleagues, cash and competition; and The Color of Us: Music therapy for children and families in Europe.
In addition, Dr. Kern will be recognized with the 2014 Service Award "for providing significant service to the profession of music therapy through work related to the World Federation of Music Therapy, supporting the growth of the WFMT." As past president of the WFMT, she will co-present student scholarships and awards.
Dr. Petra Kern is a faculty member in the music therapy program at Marylhurst University. Her clinical and research focus is on young children with autism spectrum disorder, inclusion, and teacher and parent training.