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University Inaugurates First Lay President in its Nearly 200-Year History
It was a historic day for Saint Louis University on Oct. 3, as nearly 2,500 people came together in Chaifetz Arena to celebrate the inauguration of SLU's new president Fred P. Pestello, Ph.D.
A Roman Catholic and Jesuit educated, Pestello is the first permanent lay leader in the University's 196-year history — a fact that was not lost on many of the speakers at Friday's event.
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• Dr. Fred P. Pestello Named President of Saint Louis University
• A letter from President-elect Pestello
• Thank you, Father Biondi
• Sept. 30, 2013: Presidential Search Update
• Oct. 1, 2013: Letter from Presidential Search Chair
• Oct. 29, 2013: Presidential Search Update
Dissertation DefensesThe schedule will be updated throughout the term.
- Aaron Winkler, a Ph.D candidate in Educational Leadership, will defend his dissertation, "A Quantitative Examination of Elementary Teacher Technology Integration and Perceptions of Technology, "on Monday, March 16, 2015 at 1:30pm, in Room 123 of Fitzgerald Hall.
- Daniel Nickolai, a Ph.D candidate in Romance Language Pedagogy (Multidisciplinary), will defend his dissertation, "Increasing Placement Proficiency Test Reliability Through Data-Driven Criterion-Referenced Adaptive Assessments," on Thursday, March 19, 2015 at 11:00am in room 1705 of Morrissey Hall.
- Cheryl McConnell, a Ph.D candidate in Higher Education Administration, will be defending her dissertation, "Examining the Percentage of Women Earning MBA Degrees at United States Universities: Effects of Time, Institutional Characteristics and Ranking," on Tuesday, March 24, 2015 at 11:00am - 12:30pm, in Room 218 of Fitzgerald Hall.
- Jordanna Riebel, a Ph.D candidate in Clinical Psychology, will defend her dissertation, "Romantic Attachment and Psychological Aggression: The Mediating Roles of Emotion Dysregulation and Interpersonal Problems," on Friday, March 27, 2015 at 10:30am in Room 2720 of Morrissey Hall.
- Robert Armbrust, a Ph.D candidate in Higher Education Administration, will defend his dissertation, "Predictors of Student Success: A Regression Analysis of Student Demographic Factors Predicting the Completion Rate of Technical Training Programs at a Midwestern Community College," on Tuesday, March 31, 2015 at 10:00am, in Room 123 of Fitzgerald Hall.
- Elisabeth Hedrick-Moser, a Ph.D candidate in English, will defend her dissertation, "Sustaining Practices: Autobiographical Responses to Peripheral War Trauma in Stein, Woolf, and Doolittle," on Wednesday, April 1, 2015 at 9:00am in Room 128 of Ritter Hall.
- Bradley Steven Olsen Thornock, a Ph.D candidate in Health Care Ethics, will be defending his dissertation, "A New Strategy for Persuading Vaccine Hesitant Parents of Children with Autism to Immunize: A Ground Theory Study and Metarhetorical Approach," on Monday, April 13, 2015 at 10:00am, in Room 1412D of Salus Center.
- Joshua Mathers, a Ph.D candidate in History, will defend his dissertation, "Citizens of Compassion: Relief, Development, and State-Private Cooperation in U.S. Foreign Relations, 1939-1973," on Monday, April 20, 2015 at 10:00am in Room 243 of Adorjan Hall.
- Kelly Meiners, a Ph.D candidate in Higher Education Leadership, will defend her dissertation, "Factors Predicting Passage of the national Physical Therapy Examination in a Private Midwestern University," on Tuesday, April 21, 2015 at 10:00am in Room 218 of Fitzgerald Hall.
- Kelley Campbell, a Ph.D candidate in Higher Education Administration, will defend her dissertation, "The Impact of Military Status and Instructional Modality on Adult Students' Initial Course Completion at a Midwestern University," on Wednesday, April 22, 2015 at 10am in Fitzgerald Hall.
- Hanaa Abdalregal, a Ph.D candidate in Educational Leadership, will defend his dissertation, "A Study of Teachers' Evaluation System in Saudi Arabia as Compared to the Best Practice Literature on Teacher Evaluation Systems," on Thursday, April 30, 2015 at 2:30pm in Room 218 of Fitzgerald Hall.
- Janine Kampelman, a Ph.D candidate in Curriculum and Instruction, will defend her dissertation, "Experiences of Clinical Research Nurses: Competence and Expectations," on Wednesday, April 8, 2015 at 10am - 12pm in Room 218 of Fitzgerald Hall.
The Saint Louis University Board of Trustees has elected Board member Joseph ("Joe") Conran to be its next chairman, effective at the December Board meeting. At that time, current Chairman Joe Adorjan will become Chairman Emeritus and will remain on the Board. Patrick Sly will continue to serve as Vice Chairman of the Board.
Also . . .
- Athletic Training Students Complete Full-Year Clinical with St. Louis Rams
- Parks Professor Receives Prestigious National Science Foundation Award
- College of Arts and Sciences Announces Next Dean
- Public Health Doctoral Student Wins Levy Award
- Provost search committee website launched
- Graduate Education Announces 2014-2015 Fellowship Recipients
- Langan Appointed an Associate Dean of Nursing
Also . . .
- Academy of Geriatric Physical Therapy to Host Courses at SLU
- Department of Biomedical Engineering Acquires New Equipment
- Sigma Xi Calls for Abstracts for Research Symposium
- University Hosts Martin Luther King Jr. Annual Tribute
- University Launches New Faith and Justice Collaborative
- Center for Sustainability to Fund Research, Community Projects
- Center for Sustainability to Offer Graduate Assistantships
- Bioinformatics and Computational Biology Master’s Program Announced
- American Journal of Botany Highlights Biology Faculty Research
- Parks College IEEE Hosts Second Annual BillikenBots
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"From school to work to school again: the changing face of graduate education" (First in a series about graduate education from the St. Louis Beacon)