Tom Couillard, University Relations, had a story, “Ann McCarthy: Triathlete in the Olympian Spirit,” published April 12 in the Minnesota Triathlon News.

N. Curtis LeMay

N. Curtis LeMay

N. Curtis Le May, director of the Archbishop Ireland Memorial Library, was elected vice chair/chair elect of the Academic Libraries Section of the Catholic Library Association, April 2, at the association’s annual conference in Houston, Texas.

Dr. Sarah Noonan

Dr. Sarah Noonan

Dr. Sarah Noonan, Leadership, Policy and Administration Department, College of Education, Leadership, and Counseling, is the author of a new chapter on talent development, titled “Educating Wizards: Developing Talent Through Innovation Education,” in The Routledge International Handbook of Innovation Education (2013). The handbook introduces an entirely new field in educational practice − innovation education − using findings from the fields of innovation, gifted education, scientific talent and education and high ability studies.

Dr. Kim Vrudny

Dr. Kim Vrudny

Dr. Kimberly Vrudny, Theology Department, College of Arts and Sciences, is the author of “An Ethical Gaze? Behind the Scenes with 30 Years / 30 Lives,” in ARTS: The Arts in Religious and Theological Studies, 24/1 (2012-2013) 20-33. Vrudny is also assuming the role of senior editor of ARTS starting in July. She was elected to this role last year at the AAR. Wilson Yates, who was the founding editor, is retiring from the role at the end of this academic year.

Dr. Martin Warren, English Department, College of Arts and Sciences, is the author of “Filling in the Template: King Arthur as an Exercise in Answering a Generation’s Questions,” published in Minnesota English Journal, 48: 55-58.

Faculty and undergraduate students in the College of Arts and Sciences Sociology and Criminal Justice Department presented their research at a regional meeting of the Midwest Sociological Society held March 27 to 30 in Chicago. Dr. Meg Wilkes Karraker and sociology students Emilee Sirek, Victoria Speake and Mitchell Wolff presented “Religious Family Values, Family Business Virtues: Preliminary Findings from a Study of 20 Family Businesses.” Dr. William Kinney and UST alum Dr. Jynette Larshus (Minot State University) presented “The Impact of Race on Popular Music Recognition: A Listener Artist Comparison.” Dr. Tanya Gladney participated in two panels, including “Academia as a Second Career” and “Networking for Academics and Professionals.” Dr. Lisa Waldner and sociology student Kylee Joosten presented “Analyzing the Use of Heterosexual Perpetration Tactics in Sexually Coercive Undergraduates.” Waldner also (with Betty A. Dobratz, Iowa State University) presented a workshop on “How to Get Published in Referred Journals” and was a panelist in “Future Trends and Issues in Publishing.” Dr. Peter Parilla received a 2013 Presidential Award for his service to the Midwest Sociological Society.

Mitchell Wolff, Emily Sirek, Victoria Speake, Dr. Meg Wilkes Karraker

Mitchell Wolff, Emilee Sirek, Victoria Speake, Dr. Meg Wilkes Karraker