Dr. Sarah Armstrong, Counseling and Career Services and director of pre-doctoral psychology internship training, presented a workshop, “Using Technology to Market Your Internship,” at the 1999 national conference of the Association for Counseling Center Training Agencies. ACCTA is a national network for college and university internship directors. Armstrong also is a member of the association’s Research Committee.
Dr. Douglas Bass, Graduate Programs in Software, reviewed “Regular Triangulated Toroidal Graphs With Applications in Cellular and Interconnection Networks” for the Journal of Graph Algorithms and Applications. You can visit his Web site at http://personal1.stthomas.edu/DBASS/.
St. Thomas junior Casey Curson has been named president-elect of the Student Council of the Minnesota Association for Health, Physical Education, Recreation and Dance. The association’s fall conference was held Oct. 14-15 in Duluth. Curson, whose majors are health education and physical education, is a member of St. Thomas’ Physical Education and Health Education Teaching Majors’ Club and also plays on the softball team.
Dr. Bridget Duoos, Health and Human Performance Department, received a Presidential Award at the 75th fall conference of the Minnesota Association for Health, Physical Education, Recreation and Dance. The award was made in recognition of Duoos’ contributions and service to the state organization. She also was named president-elect of the Physical Education Council of the association.
Katherine Faricy, Graduate Program in Piano Pedagogy and Performance, gave a lecture-demonstration, “Performance Practices in the Romantic Period,” to the West Suburban Piano Teachers Association Oct. 15.
Dr. Kenneth Goodpaster, Koch Chair in Business Ethics, presented a paper, “Benchmarking: Fulfilling the Aspirational Goals of the Caux Principles,” at the annual meeting of the Caux Round Table July 21-23 in Switzerland. He also co-presented a program, “Making a Moral Difference: Ethics and Values in the Business School Curriculum,” with Dr. Sally Power, Thomas Holloran and Dr. Peter Vaill, Graduate School of Business, at the Academy of Management meetings Aug. 9-10 in Chicago.
Goodpaster and Dr. Dawn Elm, Graduate School of Business, recently published a Web-based textbook, Business Ethics: An Introduction (Coursewise Division of Houghton-Mifflin Inc.). They are using it in their day MBA ethics course. It will be marketed nationally and internationally in January 2000.
On Sept. 29, Rotary International honored Goodpaster with its Paul Harris Fellow Award. The award recognizes his five years of leading ethics workshops for Eagan High School in conjunction with the Eagan Rotary. The citation reads: “In appreciation of tangible and significant assistance given for the furtherance of better understanding and friendly relations among peoples of the world.”
Dr. Sally Power, Graduate School of Business, is the co-author of an article, “A Herrmann Brain Dominance Profile Analysis of the Sixteen MBTI Types in a Sample of MBA Students,” published in this summer’s edition of the Journal of Psychological Type. Other co-authors are Jean Kummerow and Dr. Lorman Lundsten, Marketing Department. The reseach compares a whole type analysis using the Myers-Briggs Type Indicator (MBTI) of a large sample of St. Thomas MBA students with their results on the Herrmann Brain Dominance Instrument (HBDI). The authors found that four the of MBTI feeling types among MBA students have surprising HBDI profiles given their feeling preferences.
Mary Riebe, Entrepreneurship Department, presented her paper, “Female Entrepreneurs Growing Businesses in the U.S., Ireland and Finland,” Oct. 9 at the International Economic and Business Conference held at St. Norbert College in De Pere, Wis. Conference attendees represented 27 countries.
Dr. Robert Rehn, Instructional Support Services, and Dr. Anne Auten, School of Education, received word recently that they have been awarded a $115,000 grant from the U.S. Department of Education for a yearlong project, “RECIPE: Resources for Enhanced Curriculum and Instruction for Pre-Service Educators.” The capacity-building grant is one of more than 200 funded through the USDE’s Preparing Tomorrow’s Teacher to Use Technology program. The RECIPE project will design a comprehensive faculty- and student-development initiative using critical thinking, computers as cognitive tools, and self-directed evaluation to integrate new media into the full range of the St. Thomas K-12 teacher-education program.