Dr. Stephen Brookfield, School of Education, will receive an honorary doctor of letters degree from Concordia University at its May commencement ceremonies. The degree will be given in recognition of Brookfield’s influence on adult educational theory and practice on a national and international level.

Dr. Sharon Gibson, Management Department, presented a paper, "Exploring the Evolutions of Human Resource Management, Human Resource Development and Organization Development," with co-author Wendy Ruona at the international research conference of the Academy of Human Resource Development Feb. 26-March 2 in Minneapolis. The paper also was published in the conference proceedings. Gibson also was asked to give a presentation on the social construction research perspective in a preconference session, Theory-Building in Applied Disciplines.

Dr. Kenneth Goodpaster, Koch Chair in Business ethics, has given several guest lectures around the country since January. On Feb. 6, he spoke on the theme, "New Demands on Corporate Leadership: The Moral Dimension," at St. Edward University in Austin, Texas. On Feb. 28, he gave a keynote address on a similar theme to the international conference of the Academy of Human Resource Development at the Minneapolis Hilton Hotel. On March 6, Goodpaster presented the annual Aquinas Lecture at St. Louis University, "Conscience and its Counterfeits: a New World for Ethical Business Leaders," co-sponsored by the Aquinas Institute of Theology and the Center for Business Ethics. This week he will deliver the annual Cahill Lecture on business ethics at the University of Notre Dame.

Father Jan Michael Joncas, Theology Department and Catholic Studies Department, is the author of four recent articles: "The Institutio Generalis Missalis Romani 2002: An Overview" in Worship (Vol. 77, No. 1, January 2003); "Music as Worship" and "Ordination 3: Medieval and Roman Catholic," in the New Westminister Dictionary of Liturgy and Worship, edited by Paul Bradshaw (Louisville, Ky., and London: Westminister John Knox Press, 2002); and a review of William T. Flynn’s Medieval Music as Medieval Exegesis in Doxology: A Journal of Worship (Vol. 19, 2002: 154-158).

Dr. Nick Nissley, Organization Learning and Development Department, and colleagues Dr. Andrea Casey and Linda Byington of George Washington University, recently were notified that their peer-reviewed paper has been accepted for presentation at the annual meeting of the Academy of Management in Seattle. Their paper, "Corporate Museums: The Politics of Exhibiting Organizational Memory, Identity and Image," will be included in the meeting’s proceedings; it presents the findings of a multicase study of corporate museums using qualitative methods of interviews, document analysis and observation. Research questions addressed corporate museums as little-understood sites of organizational memory that are used strategically by organizations in the development of their identities and images. More critically, Nissley and his partners examined the politics of the exhibition of organizational memory — what organizations choose to remember and forget from their history, as expressed in the corporate museum.

Nissley and Dr. Eugene Audette, School of Education, were co-chairs of the Site Planning committee of the recent Academy of Human Resource Development annual international conference Feb. 25-March 2 in Minneapolis. The conference was co-hosted by UST’s Organization Learning and Development Department and the University of Minnesota Department of Human Resource Development and Business Education. The conference drew 350 scholars, HRD practitioners and graduate students from 20 countries. Fifteen graduate students from UST and the U of M also assisted with conference details. In addition to Gibson and Goodpaster, whose contributions are listed above, Dr. Peter Vaill, College of Business, and Dr. John Conbere, School of Education, were presenters.

Dr. Richard Raschio, Modern and Classical Languages Department, presided at a workshop presentation during the Central States Conference on the Teaching of Foreign Languages March 6-8 in Minneapolis. Raschio also presented the welcoming address to the states delegate assembly as well as served as assistant program director of the conference.

Dr. Lisa Waldner, Sociology Department, is the author of an article, "If You Want Me to Pull Myself Up, Give Me Boostraps," published earlier this year in Reclaiming Class: Women, Poverty and the Promise of Higher Education in America, edited by V. Adair and S. Dahlberg (Temple University Press).

Dr. Scott Wright, History Department, is the author of two articles, "Theodore Dreiser’s Jenny Gerhardt" and "Frank Norris’ The Pit," in the recently published Cyclopedia of Literary Places (Salem Press).