Professional Notes

Brian Brown, University Relations, is the author of " 'Not on Our Radar': Career Made on Stories Often Neglected," a profile of photojournalist and 1966 College of St. Thomas alumnus Kevin McKiernan. The story originally appeared in the summer 2001 issue of St. Thomas Magazine. It was reprinted in the December 2001 issue of the Irish American Post; that Milwaukee, Wis.-based paper's executive editor and publisher is another St. Thomas alumnus, Martin Hintz '67.

Dr. Mel Gray, Economics Department (and currently a visiting professor at the University of Rochester's Simon School of Business and Eastman School of Music), recently attended the inaugural conference of the National Center on Nonprofit Enterprise in Washington, D.C. He co-presented a task force report on pricing for nonprofit organizations and served as a roundtable moderator on economic issues for arts organizations. Gray also serves on NCNE's Research Advisory Council.

Joanne Hansen, BeFriender Ministry, is the author of an article, "At the Table With Caregivers," in the September 2001 issue of The Clergy Journal. The theme of the issue was providing pastoral care to caregivers. BeFriender Ministry is a national ecumenical lay ministry program based at the St. Paul Seminary School of Divinity.

Jennifer Heying, a 1996 St. Thomas alumna, is the 2002 Queen of the Snows for the St. Paul Winter Carnival. Heying has a B.A. in marketing management and business communication. She is a sales account executive for Eagan-based Endurant Business Solutions, an Internet problem-solving company. She also is a team captain for the U.S. Tennis Association, and her team won the association's national tournament in Tucson, Ariz., in November. Heying's friend Misty Engler-McGowan, a 1999 UST alumna who graduated with a major in environmental studies, was the 2001 Queen of the Snows. Winter Carnival royalty make more than 300 appearances a year, representing St. Paul at festivals and celebrations, volunteer centers and schools.

Mark Neuzil, Journalism and Mass Communication Department, has been nominated for a Minnesota Book Award in the history and biography category for his 2001 book, Views on the Mississippi: The Photographs of Henry Peter Bosse. The 14th annual Minnesota Book Awards, sponsored by the Minnesota Humanities Commission, recognizes, honors and celebrates Minnesota's literary culture.

Neuzil, along with Robert Douglas, Physical Plant, and Mississippi River specialist Patrick Nunnally, presented a program, "The Mississippi in Story and Song," Dec. 30 at the Frederick R. Weisman Art Museum at the University of Minnesota. Neuzil and Nunnally shared stories of the river from literature and legend. Douglas shared 1840-1920 stories, songs and fiddle tunes from the Mississippi River north of St. Louis. The program was sponsored by the museum and the University of Minnesota.

Dr. Nick Nissley, Organization Learning and Development Department, has been invited with colleagues from the University of Aukland, New Zealand, the University of Bath in England, and Rotterdam University in the Netherlands, to convene presenters, papers and performers for "The Art of Management and the Organization" conference Sept. 3-7 in London. The conference is sponsored by Essex Management Centre, University of Essex; the Management Centre of King's College, London; and the Tate Modern Gallery. Nissley and his colleagues will organize presenters on the theme of "Appliqué: Doing Art In/Of/For/About/Around/Under Organizations."

Dr. William Ojala, Chemistry Department, is co-author of a paper, "The Saccharide-Hydrazide Linkage: Molecular and Crystal Structures of the Semicarbazide Derivatives of D-Glucose, D-Galactose, and D-Xylose, Including a 'Forbidden' Conformation of the Galactose Derivative," in Vol. 332 of the journal Carbohydrate Research. The other co-authors of the paper are Ojala's brother Charles, a chemistry instructor at Normandale Community College, and Joanne Ostman, Charles' research student.

Dr. Sally Power and Susan McCloskey, College of Business, gave a presentation, "Integrating Ethics Into Entrepreneurship Education," at the annual conference of the U.S. Association for Small Business and Entrepreneurship Jan. 18 in Reno, Nev. The pair presented a class module incorporating the discussion of ethics into the classroom, emphasizing the unique challenges entrepreneurs confront.

Dr. Fred Zimmerman, Graduate Programs in Engineering and Technology Management, is the author of an article, "Restoring the Balance," in the Jan. 21 special economic outlook section of the Star Tribune. The article emphasized the importance of the industrial sector to overall community prosperity. Zimmerman also was interviewed by Minnesota Public Radio Jan. 18 regarding cutbacks at 3M. On Jan. 11, he was interviewed by Industrial Maintenance & Plant Operation Magazine for suggestions manufacturing companies could employ to survive in the currently slow economy.