Professional Notes

Dr. Sanjeev Bordoloi, Operations and Supply Chain Management Department, Opus College of Business, is co-author of a paper titled “Performance Evaluation of Metro Stations in Shanghai,” published in the International Journal of Services and Operations Management, Vol. 11 (2), 2012, p.151-168 with W. Gu.

Dr. Mark DelCogliano, Theology Department, College of Arts and Sciences, is the author of “Basil of Caesarea’s Homily On Not Three Gods (CPG 2914): Problems and Solutions,” published in Sacris Erudiri 50 (2011): 87–131.

Dr. Eileen Manning Michels, professor emerita, Art History Department, College of Arts and Sciences, was inducted as a Fellow of the Society of Architectural Historians at the society's April meeting in Detroit, Mich. Dr. Victoria Young, Art History Department, College of Arts and Sciences, and a board member of the national SAH, presented Eileen with her citation and award. SAH recognized Eileen for her more than four decades of teaching, her advocacy for historic preservation in Minnesota and her promotion of architectural history through the SAH's local and national chapters.

Dr. Susan Myers, Theology Department, College of Arts and Sciences, is the author of Portraits of Jesus, published by Mohr Siebeck, Tübingen, Germany, 2012.

Dr. Kevin Sauter, Communication and Journalism Department, College of Arts and Sciences, delivered a paper titled "Global Identity, Local Culture: Examining the Catholic Mass as Unifying Ritual" at the Identity, Culture and Communication Conference, held at the St. Louis University campus in Madrid, Spain. Sauter's paper was based on the research he conducted during his 2008-09 sabbatical when he traveled the world examining the role of the Catholic Mass in people's connection with the worldwide Catholic Church while maintaining a sense of the local culture.

Dan Taylor, Conference and Event Services, added a piece to a 150-year-old Civil War puzzle in an article published in the May issue of Vermont’s Northland Journal. During the waning days of the American conflict, Confederate guerilla John Singleton Mosby chose seven Union prisoners by lot to hang in retaliation for seven of his men condemned in the same fashion by Northern forces. The identity of all seven soldiers has never been known. Taylor has added the name Sgt. William Daniels of the 1st Vermont Cavalry to the roster of the condemned. His gripping tale of Daniels’ capture and eventual escape is a compelling read.

Dr. Teresa Rothausen-Vange, Management Department, Opus College of Business, presented two papers at the annual meeting of the Society for Industrial and Organizational Psychology, (Division 14 of the American Psychological Association). “Well-being, Emotional and Physical Strain, and Coping Cycles in Voluntary Turnover,” which she co-wrote with Dr. Kevin Henderson, Management Department, Opus College of Business; Jim Arnold, Management Department, Opus College of Business; and Dr. Avinash Malshe, Marketing Department, Opus College of Business, was selected as a “Featured Top-Rated Poster” and honored at the all-conference reception. “Interacting Industry and Professional Contexts: A Case of Nurse Leader Development,” written with co-author Dawn Bazarko, DNP, senior vice president at UnitedHealth Group, was selected for credit by the Human Resources Certification Institute.

Talee Vang, M.A. student, and Dr. Kerry Frank, Graduate School of Professional Psychology, presented “Psychotherapy and Hmong Clients:  Deepening Cultural Competence to Improve Treatment,” at the annual Child and Adolescent Mental Health Conference, held April 24 in Duluth, Minn.

Dr. Kyle Zimmer, Biology Department, College of Arts and Sciences, has received the University of St. Thomas’ “Undergraduate Research Award for Faculty.” This award is given annually to one faculty member who has demonstrated outstanding commitment to supporting undergraduate research and faculty/student collaboration.

The Department of Communication and Journalism hosted its 21st annual Undergraduate Communication Research Conference April 20. The conference celebrates undergraduate research in all areas of communication and journalism. Students from universities around the Upper Midwest region presented their work at the conference, which was held at the Minneapolis Campus.  Dr. John Nussbaum (Pennsylvania State University) delivered the keynote address.  Several St. Thomas students presented their research at the conference: Gaby Arguello, Krissy Atterholt, Cara Chandler, Jacqueline Destache, Ellie Galgano , Pauleen Le, Rebecca Ney, Kate Norris, Molly Mamaril, Lauren Marosok, Alexis Rodarmel, Jacob Schlabach, Grant Spanier, Stacey Sterzinger, Ashley Stewart and Valerie Turgeon.

Additionally, Galgano, Norris and Schlabach won one of three Top Paper Awards for their essay, “I’m Alive Because of You: A Rhetorical Analysis of Violence and Dependence in Twilight,” under the supervision of Dr. Bernard Armada, Communication and Journalism Department, College of Arts and Sciences.