Professional Notes

Dr. Michael Andregg, Justice and Peace Studies Department, College of Arts and Sciences, was invited to write the chapter, “Ethics for Intelligence Professionals,” for Great Britain’s foundational textbook on intelligence affairs, Oxford Handbook for National Security Intelligence (Oxford University Press, ed. Loch Johnson). He also presented two workshops on “The Real Causes of Wars” March 6, at the 22nd annual Nobel Peace Prize Forum held at Augsburg College.

Dr. Thomas Hickson, Geology Department, College of Arts and Sciences, will present three talks in his role as one of the National Association of Geoscience Teachers’ Distinguished Lecturers.  On March 10 at Hofstra University, he will give a talk, “No More Lecture, Way More Engagement: Developing a 100% Project-based Course From the Ground Up,” a summary of the techniques he used to create a successful upper-division geology course centered on a workshop versus a traditional lab/lecture format.  He also will present his research on river processes, “Building and Using Physical Models in the Classroom,” on March 11 at the University of Akron.

T. Dean Maines, president of the SAIP Institute, led a workshop,Taking the Measure of Mission: Challenges and Approaches,” at the Catholic Health Association System Mission Leadership Forum Jan. 20 in San Diego, Calif. The workshop focused on the measurement of mission within Catholic health care organizations and on the application of the Catholic Identity Matrix within Ascension Health, the nation’s largest Catholic and not-for-profit health care system. The CIM is an organizational assessment process that helps Catholic health care institutions evaluate the degree to which their current policies and processes are consistent with principles of the Catholic moral tradition. 

Dr. Mark Neuzil, Communication and Journalism Department, College of Arts and Sciences, was a guest on the “State of Affairs” show Feb. 26 on WFPL-FM in Louisville, Ky. Neuzil spoke on environmental journalism and some of the top issues in the field.

Dr. Terrence Nichols, Theology Department, College of Arts and Sciences, is the author of two articles recently published in the Ammon (Jordan) News: “A Christian Perspective On the Iraq War” and “Love in Islam and Christianity.”

Several faculty members and students from the Music Department, College of Arts and Sciences, took part in the Minnesota Music Educators Association’s annual Midwinter In-Service Clinic Feb. 11-13 the Minneapolis Conference Center and surrounding venues. Those who presented research were: (faculty and staff) Dr. Angela Broeker, “Tools for Teaching Part Singing”; Jay Broeker with Joanna Cortright and Carey Nadeau, “Creating New Music with Students in the K-8 Classroom: Arranging”; Dr. Vanessa Cornett-Murtada and Dr. Sarah Schmalenberger, “'Suite 2th’ Teaching Improvisation in the Instrumental Classroom”; Ann Kay, former UST Kodály program director, with Lisa Lozito,  ’04 M.A., “The Minnesota Singing Challenge: Helping All Children Sing in Tune”; and Sowah Mensah with graduate student Kathy Crockett, “Drumming Out of Your Comfort Zone.” Other staff who did not present research were: Kara Jannings, who hosted the UST booth in the exhibition hall, and Dr. Matthew George, who conducted the 2010 Minnesota College Band Directors National Association’s Intercollegiate Honor Band in a world premiere of Stephen Paulus' “Three Moods for Band.” Undergraduate students Alexandra Goebell (clarinet) and Joshua King (string bass) were members of the Minnesota CBDNA Intercollegiate Honor Band, and the UST Symphonic Band served as the clinic band for Scott Temple’s presentation, “Learning about Music Making through Collaborative Rehearsals.” Graduate students who participated: Rick Geiger worked for the past year in organizing the clinic; Kate Larson presented her group, “Mound Westonka MADD Jazz”; and Barry Zumwalde presented his research on “Ownership: Encouraging and Nurturing Student Leadership.” Alumni who participated were: Nyssa Brown, ’08 M.A., with Lyz Jaakola, presented “Things You Wanted to Know About American Indian Music in the Classroom, but Were Afraid to Ask”; Dr. Christopher Russell, ’01 M.A., presented “Technology in Secondary Music Education” and “SMART Boards and Secondary Music”; William Webb ’77 hosted the Minnesota State High School League Open Forum, and with Carl Lipke hosted the MSHL Contest Management session; Chuck Weise ’04, led a band literature reading session for MBDA; and Ann Wingert-Williams, ’04 M.A., conducted the Twin Cities Youth Chorale with Diane Nielsen, and accompanied by Julie Bright, ’98 M.A.