• Professional Notes

    Dr. Phil Anderson, Management Department, had Version 3 of his software product, "Threshold Competitor: A Management Simulation," published by Prentice-Hall in late August. The product (co-authored with Davve Beveridge and Tim Scott of Minnesota State University, Mankat0) consists of a participant’s manual and software and an administrator’s manual and software. Threshold Commpetitor is designed for use in university-level business courses and corporate training programs.

    Dr. Carole Bagley, Quantitative Methods and Computer Science Department, has been invited to give a keynote speech and will provide a two-day seminar on strategic planning and the implementation of corporate e-learning at the international conference, "e-Learning: International Best Practices to Enhance Corporate Performance," Oct. 21-25 at the School of Business Information Technology, RMIT University in Melbourne, Australia. The RMIT Foundation and Macromedia Inc. sponsor the conference.

    Dr. Meg Wilkes Karraker, Sociology Department, was honored for her three years of service as executive officer of Sociologists for Women in Society at the SWS annual meeting. SWS, a United Nations NGO, was located at St. Thomas from 1999 to 2001.

    Dr. Bruce Kramer, School of Education, presented a paper, "Working the Messy Dilemma: A Leadership Methodology," at the Conference on Leadership Ethics and Values Oct. 305 at the Ontario Institute of Studies in Education. Kramer and about 100 other ethicists participated. Conference proceedings are available through OISE at the University of Toronto.

    Dr. Mitchell Kusy, Organization Learning and Development Department, was the final plenary speaker at the annual conference of Twin Cities Leadership, sponsored by the Greater Minneapolis Chamber of Commerce, on Sept. 20. The title of Kusy’s presentation was "Inter- and Intra-Group Dynamics.

    Dr. Diane Matson, Accounting Department, and David Kiwus of the local accounting firm Schechter Dokken Kanter Andrews & Selcer have co-authored an article, "Forensic Accounting Offers Practice Development Opportunities." It was published in the September issue of The Footnote, a publication of the Minnesota Society of Certified Public Accountants.

    Dr. William Ojala, Chemistry Department, presented a poster, "Crystal and Molecular Structures of N-Arlglycosylamines of Ribose, Arabinose and Galactose," in June at the 34th Great Lakes Regional Meeting of the American Chemical Society in Minneapolis. Co-auuthors are Thomas Skyrpek, a 2001 St. Thomas biochemistry alumnus now in medical school at Creighton University; Charles Ojala, William’s brother and a chemistry instructor at Normandale Community College; and Robyn Sabo, Charles’ research student.

    Erin Waldenberger, senior community health education major and family studies minor, was selected as the 2002 recipient of the prestigious Vivian Drenckhahn Scholarship Award of the Society of Public Health Educators. This award provides a scholarship to one full-time graduate or undergraduate student in health education. Waldenberger will attend the society’s 53rd Annual Conference next month in Philadelphia to receive her award. Dr. Janet Grochowski, who directs both the Community Health Education and Family Studies programs, is her adviser.

    Dr. John Wendt, College of Business, was interviewed and quoted by the Star Tribune Sept. 25 on public relations issues facing the Minnesota Vikings as a result of Randy Moss’ recent arrest. If you’d like to read it, click here.

    Dr. Fred Zimmerman, Graduate Programs in Engineering and Technology
    Management, presented the principal findings of Manufacturing Works: The Vital Link Between Production and Prosperity to 130 people at the Ford Plant on Sept. 26. On Sept. 19, he and co-author Dave Beal presented the findings at a conference sponsored by Minnesota Technology Inc. The book recently was put on the Business Reporters Bookshelf of the Society of American Business Editors and Writers and has been mentioned in several publications in this country and abroad.

     

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