Professional Notes

The College of Business graduate programs awarded their annual Business Excellence Awards on April 9. Participants in the event and award winners are, from left to right: Ameeta Jaiswal-Dale, College of Business; Richard Sauter, Dean's Special Award; Mary Brainard, Ethical Leadership; Jeanne Buckeye, College of Business, interim associate dean; Tammie Follett, Community Service; Kenneth Goodpaster, Innovation in Teaching; Dawn Elm, Business Ethics; Neal Johnson, Lifelong Learning.

Dr. William Banfield, Endowed Chair in Humanities and Fine Arts, has three operas premiering this spring -- in New York City, the Raleigh-Durham area of North Carolina and at Princeton University. Banfield has been invited by Nobel Prize-winning author Toni Morrison to teach in her Atelier visiting artist series at Princeton University this spring. There he'll also team up with Pulitzer Prize winning poet Yusef Komunkyakaa to write a new dramatic work on the life of 19th century black sculptor Edmonia Lewis. The piece premieres at Princeton later this month. Banfield's "Gertrude Stein Invents a Jump" was performed at the Manhattan School of Music in New York on March 10. On May 4 and 5, his one-woman opera, "Soul Gone Home," with text by Langston Hughes, will premiere in the Raleigh-Durham area. Banfield's "Essay for Orchestra" got its Midwest premiere by the Chicago Symphonia April 12-13.

Dr. Thomas Endres, Communication Department, participated in the Central States Communication Association convention April 4-7 in Milwaukee. His position paper/syllabus, "Study Abroad: Intercultural Communication," was presented in absentia. He chaired the session, "NCA Undergraduate Student Organizations: Forging Bonds With Students," and he served as the Minnesota representative to the regional States Advisory Council. With Steve Olsen, of the University of Wisconsin-River Falls, he presented the top-ranked States showcase panel, "Sales, Stories and Sturgis: A Multidisciplinary Look at the 2001 Motorcycle Rally." the presentation marked the launch of Endres' new book, Sturgis Stories: Celebrating the People of the World's Largest Motorcycle Rally.

Dr. Sharon Gibson, Management Department, presented a paper, "Enhancing the Career Success of women Faculty: Mentoring as a Human Resource Development (HRD) Initiative in Higher Education," at the international conference of the Academy of Human Resource Development Feb. 27-March 3 in Honolulu. gibson, with co-author Dr. Lisa Hanes, also presented a second paper, "Expanding Perspectives on HRD Research: Understanding the Foundations of Phenomenology," which explored the use of this research methodology to inform HRD practice. Both papers were published in the conference proceedings. In addition, gibson chaired the symposium, "Tools in HRD."

Dr. Yusen Liu, Marketing Department, recently returned from the 13th annual international conference of the International Academy of Business Disciplines held in Los Angeles. Liu presented a paper, "U.S. Trade Deficit: Miracle or Bubble?" based on research that he conducted with Dr. Rawlie Sullivan, also of the Marketing Department. The paper was published in Business Research Yearbook: Global Business Perspectives, Vol. IX, 2002.

James Rogers, Center for Irish Studies, is the author of an article, "Blessed Words: duality of Language in Edwin O'Connor's The Edge of Sadness," in the current issue of Providence: Studies in Western Civilization (Vol. 6, No. 2, fall/winter 2001). The article examines the way sin which eloquence and linguistic playfulness mask a deeper alienation in O'Connor's famous Irish-American novel, which won the 1962 Pulitzer Prize.

Dr. Teresa Rothausen, Management Department, presented her manuscript, "Work-Family Fit: A Social Systems Perspective on the Whole Life," at the annual meeting of the Society for Industrial and Organizational Psychologists April 12-14. She also co-chaired a session, "Revising Mid- and Late-Career Research Models," in which Dr. Sally Power, Management Department, presented a paper, "A Work and Life-Oriented Model of Mid-Career Development," which she and Rothausen co-authored.

Six Theology Department faculty members presented papers or led workshops or seminars at the American Academy of Religion/Society of Biblical Literature Upper Midwest regional Conference April 5-7 at Luther Seminary in St. PaulAmerican Academy of Religion/Society of biblical Literature Upper Midwest regional Conference April 5-7 at Luther Seminary in St. Paul. Dr. Elizabeth Burr, Theology Department, presented a paper, "Libanius's Relations With Christians in the late Antique City of Antioch," and convened the workshop on "Teaching Introduction to the Bible Courses -- Syllabus Construction." Dr. Cornelia Horn presented a paper, "Eugenia, a Fifth-Century Jewish Convert to Anti-Chalcedonian Asceticism in Palestine." Dr. John Martens presented a paper, "'Good Will Comes First': Ben F. Meyer's Project and Achivement." Dr. David Penchansky led the disciplinary seminar, "Post-Modern Biblical Interpretation." Dr. Ted Urlich presented a paper, "Benedictine Monasticism and Advaitic Samnyasa in the Experience of Swami Abhishiktananda."

Dr. Susan Webster, Art History Department, recently presented a paper, "Images of Identity: The Artistic Patronage of Confraternities in Colonial Quito," at the Renaissance Society of America annual conference in Scottsdale, Ariz. She also served as a discussant on a panel, "Art and Northern European Confraternities," at the conference.

Dr. John Wendt, Management Department, recently was interviewed by Kermit Pattison of the St. Paul Pioneer Press regarding legal and management issues in intercollegiate athletics and the enforceability of coaches' contracts.