Dr. Sarah Armstrong, Personal Counseling and Testing, was invited to speak at the Minnesota Psychological Association’s November First Friday Forum. She presented "Integrating Spirituality Into Counseling: What Does the Research Say and How Does One Do It?" to local psychologists, psychology students and mental health practitioners.
Dr. Angeline Barretta-Herman is the author of an article, "Meeting Expectations of the Global Standards: A status report on the IASSW Membership," published in International Social Work (Vol. 51, No. 6). The article, which analyzed the responses of 127 social work programs from 28 countries, provided a level of evidence demonstrating member schools met at least one expectation in each of the seven Global Standards approved by the International Association of Schools of Social Work in 2006.
Dr. Heather Bouwman, College of Arts and Sciences (English Department), reports that her new book for children, The Remarkable and Very True Story of Lucy and Snowcap, has been named one of the Best Children's Books of 2008 by Kirkus Reviews, the respected American book-review journal. In case you missed it, Bulletin Today introduced the book in its Sept. 8 issue here.
Dr. Gerriann Brower, School of Education, presented a paper at the 2008 History of Education Society meeting Nov. 7 in Tampa, Fla. Brower also presented research from her dissertation. The session, "Getting Ahead: Images of Adult Education," examined representations of race and gender in 1930s photographs of adult education at the Highlander Folk School and the Works Progress Administration adult education programs.
Dr. Paul Gavrilyuk, College of Arts and Sciences (Theology Department) is the author of "The Healing Process of Initiation: Towards the Retrieval of Patristic Catechumenate,” published in Immersed in the Life of God: The Healing Resources of the Christian Faith. Essays in Honor of William J. Abraham (Eerdmanns, 2008). He also is a co-editor of the book. Gavrilyuk also is the author of "The Reception of Dionysius in Twentieth-Century Eastern Orthodoxy," published in the October issue of Modern Theology, and "Did Pseudo-Dionysius the Areopagite Live in Constantinople?" published in the fall issue of Vigilae Christiane.
Dr. Mel Gray, Opus College of Business, recently attended the annual meeting of the American Evaluation Association in Denver, where he presented a paper, "Fund-Raising Effectiveness in the Nonprofit Lively Arts: Moral Hazard as an Unintended Outcome,” in a session on Building Policy and Practice in the Arts.
Dr. Ivancica Schrunk, College of Arts and Sciences (History Department), presented a paper, "The Brioni Islands: Functional Identity of a Historical Landscape" Sept. 1-5 at the 23rd session of the Permanent European Conference for the Study of the Rural Landscape in Lisbon, Portugal. She is co-author with her sister, Vlasta Begovic, of the paper, "St. Mary's Church on Brioni and the Episcopus Cessensis," presented Sept. 8-12 at the International Congress of Christian Archaeology in Toledo, Spain.
Dr. John Wendt, Opus College of Business, has been named a member in The Chartered Institute of Arbitrators. The institute is a recognized world leader in providing training and qualifications in arbitration, mediation and adjudication. Founded in 1915 and now with 11,000 members across more than 100 countries, the CIArb is a center of excellence for the global promotion, facilitation and development of all forms of dispute resolution. The institute is a not-for-profit, UK-registered charity working in the public interest through an international network of more than 30 branches and chapters. It provides users with the confidence that its members have a globally recognized, assured level of training and experience.