Professional Notes

Dr. Janice Andrews, School of Social Work, is co-author with Michael Reisch of the University of Michigan of The Road Not Taken: A History of Radical Social Work in the United States (Brunner Rutledge, 2001). Andrews delivered a plenary paper, "The Life and Legacy of Ruby Pernell," at an October meeting of the International Association for the Advancement of Social Work With Groups. Three of her articles recently were published: "Champion of Social Justice: Contributions of Gisela Konopka," by the University of Minnesota Center for Holocaust and Genocide Studies; "The Web of Life: a Reminiscence of a Group Experience With Incarcerated Adolescent Females," a chapter in Group Work: Strategies for Strengthening Resilience, edited by T. Kelly et al; and "A Life F ully Lived: A Narrative Interview With Social Group Worker Ruby Pernell" in the summer issue of the journal Reflections: Narratives for the Helping Profession.

Dr. Bernard Armada, Communication Department, recently received the national Communication Association's Gerald R. Miller Award for Outstanding Doctoral Dissertation. Armada's dissertation is titled "The Fierce Urgency of Now: Public Memory and Civic Transformation at the National Civil Rights Museum." Armada received the award at the NCA convention earlier this month in Atlanta, Ga. He also presented two papers at the convention.

Glenn Ayres, Entrepreneurship Department, has been elected to the board of directors of the Family Firm Institute, an international professional organization dedicated to assisting family firms by increasing the interdisciplinary skills and knowledge of family business advisers, educators, researchers and consultants. Ayres, who also is an attorney at the law firm of Fredrikson & Byron, is a national family business consultant and one of the founding members of St. Thomas' Center for Family Enterprise.

Dr. Tom Carey, International Student Services, was recognized by the Minnesota College Personnel Association on Oct. 23 for 30 years of service to that organization, which he helped to found. Carey also is a former MCPA president, secretary-treasurer and newsletter editor. Carey recently retired after 35 years as a counselor at North Hennepin Community College. He now serves as an immigration adviser at St. Thomas.

Diane Crist and Becky Durham, Counseling and Career Services, presented a seminar, "Surviving or Thriving," for the International Career Development Conference in Seattle. A paper on the same topic was accepted for publication in the 2001 International Career Development Library.

Dr. Nick Nissley, Organization Learning and Development Department, recently learned that his article, "Tuning In to Organizational Song as Aesthetic Discourse," will be published in the spring 2002 issue of the journal Culture and Organization. In the article Nissley explores organizational songs created as an expression of organizational culture. He asserts that these songs act as expressive strategies: song as a form of organizational action and an attempt at organizational intervention, an attempt to construct history and biography, and a means of celebrating the identity of leaders and values. Nissley and colleague Dr. Chuck Palus of the Center for Creative Leadership in Greensboro, N.C., have been invited to present a paper, "Arts-Based Learning: A Creative Approach to Organizational Learning," at the American Creativity Association's annual conference next spring in Philadelphia.

Dr. Richard Raschio, Modern and Classical Languages Department, attended a recent meeting of the American Council on the Teaching of Foreign Languages. He has accepted his appointment as assistant program director of ACTFL's 2003 Central States conference to be held in Minnesota.

James Rogers, Center for Irish Studies, presented a lecture on Irish-American writing Nov. 20 at the University of South Dakota, Vermillion. Rogers' appearance was part of a yearlong "Ireland and the Americas" series sponsored by the Diversity Committee of the Office of the Dean at USD.

Dr. Richard Sathe, Accounting Department, presented a paper, "Writing the Historical Episode as a Liminal Event," to the Academy of Accounting Historians 2001 research conference Nov. 16 in Santa Fe, N.M.