Professional Notes

Dr. Bernard Armada, Communication Studies Department, presented a paper, "Space, Architecture and Resistance at the National Civil Rights Museum's Expansion Project," at the Western Speech Communication Association conference in Albuquerque, N.M.

Dr. Camille George, Programs in Engineering and Technology Management, spent two weeks during January Term at the University of Washington, Seattle, as a National Science Foundation Advance Scholar. A competitive program funded through the National Science Foundation, Advance Institutional Transformation Awards aim to provide networking opportunities for faculty, visibility for women scholars and opportunities for faculty and scholars to work together to develop collaborations. George was hosted by Dr. Eric Stuve, chair of the University of Washington's Department of chemical Engineering and a nationally recognized scholar in fuel cell research. George worked with Stuve and the Center for Engineering Learning and Technology (CELT) to develop her ideas for classroom innovation for her Fuel Cell Engineering course.

Dr. Sharon Gibson, Organization Learning and Development Department, is the author of an article, "Being Mentored: The Experience of Women Faculty," in the spring 2004 issue of the Journal of Career Development (Vol. 30, No. 3).

Dr. Mel Gray, Economics Department, was the invited speaker for a meeting of the combined boards of trustees of five nonprofit organizations in south Minneapolis: Phillips Community Initiative for children, Zion Originated Outreach Ministry, Our Savior's Housing, Our Savior's Outreach Ministries and Kaleidoscope. His presentation was titled "Governance Structure and Board Roles in Nonprofit Organizations."

Gray also was invited to be a panelist for the Joseph Taylor Symposium sponsored by the Indiana University School of Liberal Arts at Indiana University/Purdue University-Indianapolis. The symposium addressed the topic "Arts in the City: The Power of Culture," and Gray's presentation was on "The Arts and Economic Development." While in Indianapolis, Gray also gave a luncheon presentation, "Economics of the Nonprofit Arts: An Overview," to students, faculty and staff of the Center on Philanthropy, and a research seminar, "Costs of Performing Arts Firms: The Case of Norwegian Theater," to the IUPUI Economics Department.

Dr. Susan Huber, School of Education, presented a paper, "No Principal Left Behind (NPLB): A New Mandate for Creating a Communicative Culture in Schools," at the 2004 Hawaii International Conference on Education in Honolulu.

Dr. Mitchell Kusy, Organization Learning and Development Department, was the keynote speaker at the annual conference of the Student Human Resource Management Association. Kusy's keynote was based on his research on worldwide leadership practices and was titled "Moving Into Leadership: Seven Practices Every Emerging Leader Must Know."

Larry McDonough, School of Law, received the first Paul Marino People's Lawyer Award at the Feb. 21 Social Justice Dinner, an annual fundraiser of the Minnesota chapter of the National Lawyers Guild. McDonough is an attorney specializing in housing and consumer law at the Legal Aid Society of Minneapolis. He was recognized for his substantial work representing low-income people in federal and state courts and at administrative hearings.

Marguerite Spencer, Theology Department, recently co-wrote with john a. powell an article, "'Brown' is not 'Brown' and Educational Reform is Not Reform if Integration is Not a Goal," in a recent issue of New York University Review of Law & Social Change, Vol. 28, No. 34.

Dr. Kevin Theissen, Geology Department, is co-author of an article, "The National Map: Benefits at What Cost?" published in the February issue of the journal, Geospatial Solutions. The article explores the long-term economic benefits of an online mapping system known as The National Map, which soon will be available to the public from the U.S. Geological survey. The article provides details on a novel economic model and STELLA computer simulation that were developed by U.S. Geological Survey researchers and co-authors David Halsing, Richard Bernknopf and Theissen.

Dr. John Wendt, College of Business, has had two Web sites reviewed and chosen by the International Association of Web Masters and Designers to receive a 2003-2004 Golden Web Award for Excellence in Education. The sites are: Legal Environments of Business and Sports Management.

Dr. Fred Zimmerman, Programs in Engineering and Technology Management, gave a talk, "Trends in Manufacturing," to the management team of Caterpillar Paving Products on Feb. 16.