Professional notes

Sheila Hague, Archbishop Ireland Memorial Library, was among 12 American Institute of Conservators members who on June 6 volunteered their skills at preserving historical items at the Clearwater County History Museum in Shevlin. Hague, a book conservator, helped to build shelving to increase storage units at the museum.

Doug Hennes, University Relations, has been appointed by St. Paul Mayor Randy Kelly to the board of directors of the St. Paul RiverCentre Convention and Visitors Authority. Hennes has served since 2001 as a board member of the authority’s predecessor organization, the St. Paul Convention and Visitors Bureau.

Dr. Michael Hennessey, School of Engineering, and School of Engineering colleagues Peter Rhode and Allen Jaedike, presented a paper, "A Gallery of CAD-Generated Imagery: Pedagogical Reflections," at the annual conference of the American Society for Engineering Education June 15 in Portland, Ore.

Dr. Buffy Smith, Sociology and Criminal Justice Department, received a Scholarship Development Award from the Midwest Sociological Society. Her project is titled "Moving Beyond Academic Survival to Achieving Academic Success."

Susan Spray, Development Office, has been appointed to the Minnesota Literacy Board, a statewide organization that provides a full range of direct and indirect literacy services to adults, children and community programs (such as English as a Second Language classes, GED preparation, citizenship classes, etc.). The board, established in 1972, serves thousands of individuals each year.

Dr. Victoria Young, Art History Department, was appointed by Gov. Tim Pawlenty to the Governor’s Residence Council. She replaces retired University Relations staff member Arlene Leyden as a representative of higher education for a four-year term that expires Jan. 5, 2009. The Governor’s Residence Council develops and implements an overall restoration plan for the governor’s residence and surrounding grounds and solicits contributions to restore, maintain, improve and furnish the building. The council consists of 19 members, 13 appointed by the governor.

Dr. Frederick Zimmerman, School of Engineering, is the author of an article, "Chain Reactions in Minnesota Manufacturing," published in the July/August issue of the journal Precision Manufacturing (pages 8-11). On June 22 he was a guest speaker on manufacturing for the Richfield Optimists Club. A few days later he taped an hourlong TV program for Suburban Community Channels cable network with host Bob Cardinal on the need for cooperation among public and private sectors in strengthening U.S. industry. On June 25, he spoke to the Minnesota Futurists about the future of education in the United States. On June 27 and 28 he was invited to participate in the Fortune Boardroom Forum for corporate directors sponsored by Fortune magazine in Chicago. The conference aimed to improve the quality of corporate governance. In July, he rested.