UST hosts annual Midwest Qualitative Research Conference St. Thomas Newsroom June 22, 2009 UST hosts annual Midwest Qualitative Research Conference UST will host the 15th annual Midwest Qualitative Research Conference Thursday and Friday on the Minneapolis campus. Dr. Peter Magolda Dr. Marcia Baxter Magolda The conference will feature Dr. Peter Magolda and Dr. Marcia Baxter Magolda, of the College Student Personnel Department at Miami University (Ohio). Their keynote address, "Understanding Contemporary College Students through Qualitative Analysis," is free and open to the public and will be given at 4:30 p.m. Thursday, June 25, in Thornton Auditorium in Terrence Murphy Hall. A book signing will be held at 5:45 p.m. The conference, according to the School of Education’s Web site, "showcases scholarly investigations that use qualitative methodologies to understand all aspects of human experience" and "attracts practitioners, scholars and graduate students from throughout the Midwest and across the country. Topics range from ethnography to phenomenology, with discussions taking place in an open atmosphere examining the challenges and rewards of qualitative methodologies." For more information visit the conference Web site.