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Professional Notes for Aug. 8, 2016

Carole Bagley

Carole Bagley, Organizational Learning and Development Department, College of Education, Leadership and Counseling, has two recent publications: “The Role of Social Media as a Tool for Learning” in Online Learning: New Developments in Web-Mediated Human Computer Interaction and “What is Best for the Learner? Are MOOCs the Answer?” in Macro-Level Learning through Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCs): Strategies and Predictions for the Future.

David Jamieson

Robert Barnett and David Jamieson, Organizational Learning and Development Department, College of Education, Leadership and Counseling, recently co-edited a book, Consultation for Organization Change, Revisited, published by Information Age Publishing. Comprising current perspectives on consultation and change, several Organizational Learning and Development Department faculty were contributors, including: Bill Brendel contributed “Mindfulness Based Consulting”; Barnett and Nancy Weidenfeller co-authored “Improving the Effectiveness of Planned Organization Change”; Jamieson and Leslie McKnight, a former doctoral student, co-authored “The Critical Role of Use of Self in Organization Development Consulting Practice”; Jean Davidson contributed “The Infinite Power of Polarities”; and Steve Mandersheid ’05 Ed.D., an associate professor of organizational management at Concordia University, contributed “Supporting Leaders in Transition: A Peripheral View.”

Bruce Gleason

Bruce Gleason, Music Department, College of Arts and Sciences, presented “The U.S. Army Mounted Band Tradition: Spanish American War to World War I” on Saturday, July 30, at Carleton College for the Historic Brass Society’s Early Brass Festival, which this year was held in conjunction with the Vintage Band Festival in Northfield.

Karen Harthorn

Karen Harthorn, associate vice president for procurement services, has been elected to a three-year term on the national board of the National Association of Educational Procurement (NAEP). She also was awarded the Neil D. Markee Communicator of the Year Award at the May meeting of NAEP for her work on a mentorship pilot program. Harthorn was on the NAEP Great Plains Regional Board of Directors for five years, including a term as president in 2009-10.

Dr. R. Mary Lemmons, Philosophy Department, College of Arts and Sciences, has become the president of University Faculty for Life, a nationwide interdisciplinary and multidisciplinary fellowship of academics interested in pro-life scholarship and publication. She also presented “Ex Corde Ecclesia and the Need for Interdisciplinary Programs of Family Studies” at the annual convention of the Fellowship of Catholic Scholars in St. Paul. Lexington Books will be publishing, in fall 2016, the collection of essays that she has edited. It is titled “Woman as Prophet in the Home and the World: Interdisciplinary Investigations.” It includes essays by herself; emeritus professor Dr. Meg Wilkes Karraker, Sociology and Criminal Justice Department and Family Business Center Fellow; Susan Stabile, School of Law and director of the Office of Spirituality; Dr. Heidi Giebel, Philosophy Department; Dr. Deborah Savage, Saint Paul Seminary School of Divinity; and Dr. Anne King, Theology Department.

Father Steven McMichael

Father Steven McMichael, S.T.D., Theology Department, College of Arts and Sciences, is the author of a book, The Glory of Paradise: Risen Life in the Easter Octave Sermons of Bernadino da Siena, edited by Kathleen C. Berken; published by Tau Publishing, Phoenix, Arizona, 2016.

Mark Neuzil

Dr. Mark Neuzil, Communication and Journalism Department, College of Arts and Sciences, presented a peer-reviewed paper, “Challenges in Teaching Environmental Journalism,” at the World Journalism Education Congress in Auckland, New Zealand, on July 14. His co-authors were Michigan State professors Eric Freedman and David Poulson and graduate student Kevin Duffy ’15.

Doug Orzolek

Dr. Doug Orzolek, Music Department, College of Arts and Sciences, has been appointed to serve a term (2016-22) on the Update Applications of Research in Music Education editorial committee as the elementary researcher. Published by Sage Publishing in association with the National Association for Music Education, Update is a peer-reviewed journal “that brings research in music teaching and learning close to everyday practice, enabling teachers to apply the results of research readily in music classrooms and rehearsal halls.”

Kate Schaefers, Organizational Learning and Development Department, College of Education, Leadership and Counseling, is a co-author on “Organizational Change Around an Older Workforce” in the Gerontologist (April 2016).