Dr. Kathleen Allen, School of Education, has been recognized as a "Diamond Honoree" of the American College Personnel Association and its Educational Leadership Foundation. The ACPA is an association of more than 8,000 student affairs professionals. The Diamond Honoree program recognizes student affairs professionals who have made exceptional contributions to their campuses, to ACPA and to the profession. Allen is associate professor for the new M.A. in leadership in student affairs. She is the co-author with Dr. Cynthia Cherrey of a recently published book, Systematic Leadership: Enriching the Meaning of Our Work. Allen was recognized at the ACPA national convention March 18 in Long Beach, Calif.

Dr. Michael Andregg, Justice and Peace Studies Program, left April 25 for Pusan national University in south Korea to give talks, "Building Bridges Between Cultures" and "Ethical Dilemmas in War and Peace" in support of the sunshine policy for which Korean president Kim Dae Jung was awarded the 2000 Nobel Peace Prize. the long-term goal is rapprochement between North and South Korea despite the many serious economic difficulties in that process. Andregg also have discussions with business groups, arranged by the Economics Department, about sustainable development and creating economic ventures in the Third World despite difficulties.

Dr. Janet Grochowski, Heath and Human Performance Department, and Dr. Meg Wilkes Karraker, Sociology Department, presented papers at the international Parent/Child 2002 conference in London, England. Grochowski’s paper was titled " ‘Telling Tales’: Impacts and Implications of Storytelling and Enhancing Youth Resiliency." Karracker’s paper was "Adolescents ‘Doing Good’: Correlates and Consequences of Prosocial Behavior."

Diane Matson, Accounting Department, received the Best Paper Award at the Midwest regional meeting of the american Accounting Association April 11-13 in Milwaukee, Wis. Her paper is titled "Accountability and Evidence Evaluation."

Dr. Jeff McLean, Mathematics Department, attended the national convention of the National Council of Teachers of Mathematics April 21-23 in las Vegas. The meeting featured new material to support implementation of the NCTM standards for K-12 curriculum and a draft of the accreditation standards for elementary education math specialists.

Dr. Mark Neuzil, chair of the University of St. Thomas Journalism and Mass Communication Department, won a Minnesota Book Award recently for his Views on the Mississippi: The Photographs of Henry Peter Bosse. The book, which won in the history and biography category, was published last fall by the University of Minnesota Press. The Minnesota Book Awards, sponsored by the Minnesota Humanities Commission, drew 250 nominations in all categories this year. The awards presentation, held April 12 at the Fitzgerald Theater, was telecast statewide on public television.

Sister Katarina Schuth, St. Paul Seminary School of divinity, is the author of a book review, "This Least Society," a review of Passionate Uncertainty Inside the American Jesuits, a new book by Peter McDonough and Eugene Bianchi, in the March 25 issue of America.

Dr. John Wendt, College of Business, has been appointed by the board of the International Council of Arbitration for sport as a member of the Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS). Based in Lausanne, Switzerland, the court resolves legal disputes in the field of sport through arbitration. It pronounces arbitral awards that have the same enforceability as judgments of ordinary courts. The CAS also gives advisory opinions and establishes ad hoc tribunals on the occasions of international events such as the Olympic Games, the Commonwealth Games and the Pan American Games. Created in 1983, the CAS has only 178 arbitrators from 55 countries throughout the world. They are chosen for their special knowledge of arbitration and sports law.

Victoria Young, Art History Department, chaired a session, "The Rebirth of Solids: Redefining Mid-Century Modern Architecture," at annual meeting of the Society of Architectural Historians in Richmond, Va.