• Professional Notes

    Dr. Sarah Armstrong, Counseling and Career Services, was invited to co-present a half-day seminar, "Using Spirituality in Counseling," for the Minnesota Psychological Association. She also is a member of MPA’s Education and Training committee. She and Jane Rauenhorst co-authored a proposal, approved by the MPA Executive Council, that allows Minnesota’s pre-doctoral interns free attendance at MPA professional development offerings. Armstrong directs St. Thomas’ American Pyschological Association-approved pre-doctoral internship program in psychology.

    Dr. Stephen Brookfield, School of Education, recently delivered the keynote speech, "The Relationship of Social Change to Becoming a Critically Reflective Adult Educator," at the 21st annual conference of the Alliance for Adult and Continuing Education/American Council on Education. The conference was held in Austin, Texas.

    Dr. Paul Feng, Physics Department, gave a physics seminar Oct. 24 at Miami University in Oxford, Ohio. He spoke about his work with "Spin-Polarized Magneto-Optical Traps."

    Dr. Frederick Holton, Master of Business Communication Program, and Michael Porter, president of MC Porter Marketing Communications Inc., gave a presentation, "Marketing for Results: Don’t Whisper When You Can Roar," to the Minnesota Homebased Entrepreneurs Association. Porter outlined marketing communication strategeis for small business; Holton followed with a discussion about how to put those ideas into practice.

    Dr. David Kelley, Geography Department, and Bob Douglas, UST Physical Plant (recycling coordinator), gave presentations at the 2001 Midwest Green Campus workshop Nov. 3 at the University of Minnesota Carlson School of Management. Kelly gave a presentation about the integration of service-learning opportunities into undergraduate environmental coursework, focusing on his current involvement of students with the Great River Greening initiative. Douglas gave an overview of recycling at St. Thomas, which has one of the Midwest’s most successful recycling programs. He also led a discussion on trends in campus recycling and strategies for increasing recycling awareness among college students. The workshop was sponsored by the Sustainable Campus Initiative and the National Wildlife Federation; it attracted about 120 representatives of 15 university and college campuses.

    Dr. Mitchell Kusy, Organization Learning and Development Department, gave a keynote speech about leadership in the 21st centuryat the annual meeting of the American Association of Eye and Ear Hospitals Nov. 13 in New Orleans.

    Joe Landsberger, Learning Center, received the 2001 Achievement Award from theAssociation for Educational Communications and Technology at its annual conference Nov. 10 in Atlanta. The award recognized Landsberger’s work as consulting editor, guest editor and columnist for Tech Trends, AECT’s peer-reviewed magazine.

    Dr. Jeff McLean, Mathematicsdepartment, attended the Philosophy of Mathematics Conference Nov. 10-11 at the University of Notre Dame. There were 11 presenters, and attendees discussed the possibility of establishing a yearly meeting devoted to this area of research.

    Dr. Thomas Sturm, Quantitative Methods and Computer Science, coached two teams of undergraduate students in the recent North Central regionals of the Association for Computing Machinery International Programmin Contest. One of the teams placed first at the University of Wisconsin-Stout contest site.

     

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