Dr. Bob Brown, School of Education, and Dr. Jeff Cornwall, Entrepreneurship Department, are the authors of The Entrepreneurial Educator, now available in the UST Bookstore, via Amazon.com and at Barnes & Noble. The book notes the increasing competition in the K-12 education marketplace and discusses additional skills needed for successful school leadership. It provides tools and tactics for educational leaders and explains what it means to be entrepreneurial. The publisher, Scarecroww Press, is working with the authors to develop a book series on this new approach. Cornwall is the Sandra Schulze Endowed Chair in Entrepreneurship; Brown is a professor of education leadership.

UST students Johann Leida and Jeffrey Carlson have received writing prizes from Delta Epsilon Sigma national scholastic honor society. Leida won $1,000 for his poem, “The Compass Seeks the Point” and his story, “Integration by Parts.” Leida’s entires will be published in the DES Journal. Carlson received a $250 second-place prize for a piece of expository writing, “Comparative Measurement of Acoustic Response in Untrained Singers With Controlled and Uncontrolled Feedback.” Congratulations!

Nancy Norris-Weber and Lisa Haberstroh, Child Development Center, will give a guest address, “Infant Interest Areas for the Creative Curriculum,” Feb. 24 at Hennepin Technical College. They’ll give the talk as part of the Infant/Toddler Development Course at HTC.

Dr. Ivancica Schrunk, History Department, presented a paper, “The Transformation of Society and Landscape in Roman Istria, 46 B.C.-A.D. 70,” at the annual conference of the Archaeological Institute of American in San Diego. Schrunk also has co-authored an article, “The Impact of Rome on the Egyptian Pottery Industry,” published in the Journal of the American Research Center in Egypt (2000, Vol. XXVII, pages 91-114).

Dr. John Tauer, Psychology Department, gave a presentation on his motivation research, “Cooperation of Competition? Both May Be Better Than One in Facilitating Intrinsic Motivation,” a the annual conference of the Society of Personality and Social Psychology Feb. 3 in San Antonio, Texas.