Professional Notes

Dr. Heino Beckman, Master of International Management program, has been invited by the ifo Institute for Economic Research in Munich, Germany, to be a regular contributor to the Economic Survey International. The ifo Institute is the leading economic research organization in Germany. Beckmann joins a panel of 730 economicsts in 80 countries who contribute to the survey.

Dr. Stephen Brookfield, School of Education, has just learned that his book, Becoming a Critically Reflective Teacher, is going to be published in the People's Republic of China by China Light Industry Press. This is the second of Brookfield's books to be translated into Chinese.

Donna Gilliland, Keffer Library, presented a session, "Information Literacy K-12 to College: Working Together for Empowered Students," at the Minnesota Library Association conference Oct. 10 in St. Cloud. She presented an overview of national standards for information literacy and then discussed how school and academic librarians can work together to help students become information-literate.

Dr. Michael Hennessey, Programs in Engineering and Technology Management, received the MIKOL best paper award for "A Structured Activity-Based Approach to Teaching Machine Design" at the 2001 North Midwest Section annual conference of the American Society of Engineering Education. The conference was held Sept. 28 at the University of North Dakota in Grand Forks. The paper will advance to national level competition and receive automatic consideration for publication in ASEE's journal.

Dr. David Jenkins, St. Paul Seminary School of Divinity, presented a workshop on new music for church organists, "Amen Be Sung by Every Tongue," at the annual church music conference at Luther Seminary in St. Paul.

The Rev. Jan Michael Joncas, Theology Department and Catholic Studies Program, is the author of an article, "The Song of the Assembly," in the October-November issue of the journal, Pastoral Music (Vol. 26, No. 1, page 44).

Dr. Nick Nissley, Organization Learning and Development Department, recently presented "Assessing School Culture: What Stories Can Tell Us" at the Superior (Wis.) Diocese's Fall Teacher Institute. The presentation focused on what stories can tell us about organizational culture -- within the parish school.

Dr. Fred Zimmerman, Programs in Engineering and Technology Management, delivered the keynote address, "Meeting the Customer's Request," at the Rosemount Global Operations team meeting Oct. 2. Attendees were from 11 plants in several countries. On Oct. 4, he gave a televised presentation, "Fair Play and Efficient Production," to the Oakdale Business and Professional Association. Both were luncheon speeches, and Zimmerman says he now needs to go on a diet.