Dr. Joseph Fitzharris, History Department, recently was recognized with the Silver Beaver Award, the highest honor for Boy Scouts of America volunteers. The award was presented at Indianhead Scouting-BSA’s Council Court of Recognition dinner March 3. Fitzharris has been involved in scouting for the past 17 years. He is currently the Boy Scout leader training chair for the Chief Black Dog District and has served as Webelos transition chair, Boy Scout Roundtable commissioner, Webelos Activity Days chair and Scout Leader Fundamentals course director. Indianhead Scouting serves young people in 12 counties in eastern Minnesota and western Wisconsin with a variety of programs, including Tiger Cubs, Cub Scouts and Boy Scouts for boys in grades 1-12, and the coeducational programs Learning for Life (K-12) and Venturing and Exploring (ages 14-20).

Dr. Ameeta Jaiswal-Dale, Graduate School of Business and Finance Department, is the author of the Financial Management Association Award-winning case,”Enron in India: A Case in International Finance,” published in the Center for International Business Education and Research Case Collection of the European Case Clearing House housed at Babson College. Part A of the case is published in the second-edition textbook, International Financial Management (McGraw-Hill, 2001, pages 385-390).

Dr. Ellen Kennedy, Marketing and Sociology departments, attended the conference of the Australian Studies Association of North America recently in Washington, D.C. Kennedy presented a paper, “No Asians Allowed: The ‘White Canada’ and ‘White Australia’ Immigration Policies.” Conference attendees included academics from the United States, Canada, Australia and New Zealand, as well as representatives from embassy, State Department, National Security Council and military staffs. The Center for Australian and New Zealand Studies at Georgetown University hosted the conference, which included a dinner at the Australian Embassy in Washington.

Dr. Pamela Nice, Faculty Development, is the author of two articles in the winter issue of Al Jadid magazine. Her “Letter From Cairo” discussed artistic censorship in Egypt, based on interviews with several Egyptian filmmakers and writers in January. She also reviewed an anthology of cultural studies, Mass Mediations: New Approaches to Popular Culture in the Middle East and Beyond, edited by Walter Armbrust. Nice also chaired a session on gender and identity at the conference, “Life and Politics in the Middle East,” March 2-3 at Hamline University.

Dr. Nick Nissley, Organization Learning and Development Department, School of Education, contributed the chapter, “Action Learning and Organizational Design,” to the book, Leading Knowledge Management and Learning, published by the American Society for Training and Development. The book was one of ASTD’s top sellers in 2000.

Dr. Paul Schons and Dr. Richard Raschio, Modern and Classical Languages Department, presented a March 8 workshop, “Technology for Foreign Language Teaching and Learning,” to the modern language faculty of Augsburg College. In the workshop Schons and Raschio demonstrated the development and use of Web-based and computer-delivered multimedia materials they have created for their courses.

Dr. Mark Stansbury-O’Donnell, Art History Department, is the author of articles on Trier, Speyer and Archbishop Egbert in Medieval Germany: An Encyclopedia, edited by John M. Camp (Garland, 2001).

Dr. Mary Swanson, Art History Department, is the author of an essay, “Pictures From a New Home: Minnesota’s Swedish-American Artists,” published in Swedes in the Twin Cities: Immigrant Life and Minnesota’s Urban Frontier, a new book edited by Philip J. Anderson and Dag Blanck and published by the Minnesota Historical Society Press.

Dr. Susan Webster, Art History Department, presented a paper, “Shameless Beauty and Worldly Splendor: On the Practice of Adorning the Virgin,” at the annual meeting of the Medieval Academy in Tempe, Ariz.

Dr. Frederick Zimmerman, Manufacturing Systems and Engineering Department, spoke about the changing economy and manufacturing in northeast Minnesota March 7 to the Arrowhead Manufacturers and Fabricators Association. The group consists of manufacturers in northern Minnesota and Wisconsin.


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