Katarina Schuth, O.S.F., Endowed Chair for the Social Scientific Study of Religion, wrote chapters published recently in two books: “Assessing the Education of Priests and Lay Ministers: Content and Consequences,” in The Crisis of Authority in Catholic Modernity, Michael Lacey and Francis Oakley, Eds. New York: Oxford University Press, 2011; and “Incidence of Clerical Sexual Abuse Over Time: Changes in Behavior and Seminary Training Between 1950 and 2008,” in Sexual Abuse in the Catholic Church: A Decade of Crisis, 2002-2012, Thomas Plante and Kathleen McChesney, Eds. Santa Barbara, Calif.: Praeger, ABC-CLIO, 2011. Her book review of Habits of Change: An Oral History of American Nuns by Carole Garibaldi Rogers was published by America, Oct. 31.
Tori Svoboda, associate dean of students, presented a session titled “Exploring Social Class Within Private Colleges/Universities” at the Private College Advising Network meeting, hosted by Academic Counseling. She also just returned from the National Orientation Directors Association (NODA) Convention in New Orleans, where she co-presented an extended workshop on diversity developments in orientation/retention with Cordy Love, NODA Multiethnic Network Chair and assistant director of New Student Programs from Eastern Illinois University. She also accepted an award for outstanding student handbook for St. Thomas. Svoboda serves as the Minnesota State Coordinator for the association.