St. Thomas Communication and Journalism professor Mark Neuzil joined the Newsroom to discuss the complexities of telling Mother Nature's story, and making sure people will take the time to understand it.
This week's notes feature faculty Stephen Brookfield, William Cavert, Vanessa Cornett-Murtada, John Froula, Karen Howard, Mike Klein, John Martens, Jeni McDermott, Debbie Monson, Jack Nelson-Pallmeyer, William Ojala, Lisa Prevette, Buffy Smith, Lynn Stansberry Brusnahan, William Stevenson, Lisa Waldner and Christian D. Washburn; staff Artika Tyner; students Chad Arnhold, Dan Conrad, Anna Folska, Kiersten Idzorek, Francesca Ippoliti, Ryan B. Johnson, Kara Kassekert, Jack Kellner, Laura Kvasnicka, Maria Neuzil, Claire Spangenberg, Michael Stodolka, Samantha Whitcomb, Thomas Wieser and Divine Zheng.
By visiting each other’s classrooms, faculty have learned new techniques, including the "flipped classroom" in which students watch lecture videos before class and spend class time more engaged with the material.
This award, given every year by the Center for Global and Local Engagement, recognizes one St. Thomas faculty member for innovation and excellence in integrating sustainability into one of his or her courses.
COJO faculty member Xioawen Guan, Vice President of Student Affairs Karen Lange and senior biochemistry major Raymond Nkwain Kindva will be recognized for the contributions to fostering global citizenship at St. Thomas on April 30.
Aaron Sackett, associate professor of marketing, was recently named as a finalist in the Knight Cities Challenge for his project, titled “I’m Going to Vote Today!” which aims to increase voter turnout using a “behavioral intervention.”