Monday, January 10, 2011 NEWSLETTER
University Libraries E-Newsletter
The December issue of the University Libraries e-newsletter is now available online at:
Check out the latest edition of The Reinert Center for Teaching Excellence "The Notebook."
The Reinert Center for Teaching Excellence proudly announces the third edition of the our peer-reviewed publication, White Papers: Focus on Teaching and Learning. The White Papers Series is intended as a showcase for articles written by faculty and graduate students at Saint Louis University. Articles selected for publication focus on issues related to teaching and learning in higher education. This third edition contains three papers: "If you can't beat 'em, join 'em: using computers in the classroom," Elizabeth Fathman, Ph.D. Saint Louis University; "An Integrated Micro-insertion Teaching Strategy for Business Ethics," Sylvia Rohlfer, Ph.D. and Alesia Slocum, Ph.D. Saint Louis University, Madrid; "Reaching Out After Class: A Call for Research Examining Out-of-Class Contact with Students in Post Secondary Education," Amy M. Garczynski, Ursula A. Sanborn, and Kelly Reed, Saint Louis University Graduate Students. These papers are available at http://cte.slu.edu/white_papers/ed3/
You can submit material for the College of Arts and Sciences Newsletter to:
Linda Thien by Wednesday at 4:30 p.m. via email or by Google newsletter submission form. Please be sure to include your department in your submission. Please do not re-submit information for the Newsletter. One submission is all that is necessary, your calendar item will continue to run in subsequent Newsletters until the event has taken place or the deadline has expired.
Steps Through Time: Journeys in the Middle East
2 - 4 p.m.
Pius XII Memorial Library (2nd floor)
For more information, visit http://pius7.slu.edu/librarynews/?p=473
Visit St. Louis Magazine, to read their review
Wednesday, January 12
College of Arts and Sciences All Staff Meeting
10 - 12 noon
Pope Pius XII Memorial Library, Knights Room
Monday, January 17
Dr. Martin Luther King Day -
Thursday, January 20
Chairs and Program Directors Meeting
3 - 5 p.m.
Verhaegen 219 Conference Room
FROM THE COLLEGE
NEW OFFICE LOCATIONS WITHIN VERHAEGEN HALL
Just an update on office changes within Verhaegen Hall.............
Michael D. Barber, S.J., Dean: VH 302
Carol Murphy, Assistant to the Dean: VH 303
Dr. Donna LaVoie, Associate Dean: VH 307
Marie Halstead, Business Manager: VH 305
Beth Fluhr, Financial Coordinator: VH 319
Cathy Zimmer, Business Manager: VH 320
Delia King, Financial Coordinator: VH 318 (New phone number is: 977-2602)
Everyone else has retained their same phone numbers.
Kathy Lambert: VH 105
Gayle Rogan, Ph.D., Director: VH 106
Mary Hammett: VH 107
Reception Area: VH 108
Micah Program: VH 119 (Program and Director's office, effective January 10, 2011)
MISSION-FOCUSED TRAINING OPPORTUNITIES FOR SLU EMPLOYEES
Human Resources, with the support of Fr. Biondi and the Executive Staff, will once again offer mission-focused training opportunities to SLU employees.
Fr. Paul Coutinho, S.J. will be conducting in-service sessions for select groups at the University focusing on the Jesuit Mission of SLU and the spirituality that drives the mission. An invitation is extended to all employees to consider attendance at one of these sessions.
The sessions will take place on Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays. There will be morning sessions only on Tuesdays and Thursdays, with Wednesdays being open for morning and/or afternoon sessions (see below).
Tuesdays / (9:00-10:30 a.m.), (10:30 a.m.-12:00 p.m.)
- January 11, 18, 25
- February 1, 8, 15, 22
- March 1, 22, 29
Wednesdays / (9:00-10:30 a.m.), (10:30 a.m.12:00 p.m.) (1:30 - 3:00 p.m.) (3:00-4:30 p.m.)
- January 12, 19, 26
- February 2, 9, 16, 23
- March 2, 9, 23, 30
Thursdays / (9:00-10:30 a.m.), (10:30 a.m.12:00 p.m.)
- January 13, 20, 27
- February 3, 10, 17, 24
- March 3, 10, 24, 31
Please contact Lisa Terneus at email@example.com, if you plan to attend one of the sessions.
SAINT LOUIS UNIVERSITY'S 22ND ANNUAL DISTINGUISHED SERVICE AWARDS
The SLU Distinguished Service Awards were held on Wednesday, December 1, 2010.
The event honored members of the SLU community who have reached milestones of five, 10, 15, and 20 years of service during the last fiscal year. Nearly 300 people attended the ceremony.
The following are the honorees for the College of Arts and Sciences:
20 Years of Service
A. Michael Anch, Ph.D.
Gregory Beabout, Ph.D.
Teresa E. Harvey
Honore M. Hughes, Ph.D.
Wynne Walker Moskop, Ph.D.
Thalanayar S. Santhanam, Ph.D.
Bryan W. Sokol, Ph.D.
T. Christine Stevens, Ph.D.
William D. Thacker, Ph.D.
Theodore R. Vitali, C.P.
15 Years of Service
Phyllis Terry Friedman, Ph.D.
Julia J. Hoffmann, Ph.D.
Robert L. Krizek, Ph.D.
Janet Kuebli, Ph.D.
Patricia D. Miller
Charles H. Parker, Ph.D.
Karla D. Scott, Ph.D.
Joya Uraizee, Ph.D.
Robert M. Wood, Ph.D.
10 Years of Service
Amy A. Bautz
Jeral Blaine Becker, Ph.D.
Margaret A. Dotson
Elizabeth A. Fluhr
Terri Lynn Foster
Dana F. Guyton
Robert L. Hughes
Shawn Elizabeth Nordell, Ph.D.
Julie H. Rubio, Ph.D.
Thomas J. Valone, Ph.D.
Terri Weaver, Ph.D.
Five Years of Service
Ellen M. Crowell, Ph.D.
William Paul Dannevik, Ph.D.
Elizabeth A. Glauber
Jay Merritt Hammond, III, Ph.D.
Cornelia B. Horn, Ph.D.
Michael A. Lewis, Ph.D.
Kathy A. Murphy
Judith M. Ogilvie, Ph.D.
David A. Parnell
Jennifer J. Popiel, Ph.D.
Robert L. Ripperdan, Ph.D.
Ruben Rosario-Rodriguez, Ph.D.
Mark E. Ruff, Ph.D.
Laurie K. Russell, Ph.D.
Martha L. Shockey-Eckles, Ph.D.
Kevin L. Tang
Jillon S. Vander Wal, Ph.D.
Norman A. White, Ph.D.
Lisa M. Willoughby, Ph.D.
Mary Ann Wolf
Brent M. Znosko, Ph.D.
PIUS XII MEMORIAL LIBRARY LAUNCHES BORROW-A-LAPTOP PROGRAM
Pius XII Memorial Library now has 10 laptops available for SLU students and faculty to borrow for in-library use.
"The computers in our iCommons area are almost all in use, especially this time of year," Gail Staines, Ph.D., assistant vice president, University libraries said. "The laptop program offers SLU students and faculty an alternative when computers are at a premium."
For more information about the program, visit the libraries website.
ITS Service Email Address for the College of Arts and Sciences
It is firstname.lastname@example.org and is checked daily by A&S technicians and Carole Sharp. This should be used instead of the generic email@example.com account. Please remember that when you call extension 4000 to press 5 and you will be directed to the A&S service desk directly.
SLU Domain Google Calendars
If you have a question about a College of Arts and Sciences Meeting time or location or checking on a deadline, please check the "College - AS - meetings and deadlines" Google calendar.
In Google Calendar go to "Other Calendars" section
Click on "ADD"
Click on "Browse Interesting Calendars"
Click on "Resources for slu.edu"
and then look for College (1) and click on it and you will access the "College - AS - meetings and deadlines" Google Calendar.
INTERVIEWERS NEEDED DURING SCHOLARSHIP INTERVIEW WEEKENDS
In February and March 2011, the office of admission will host three interview weekends in conjunction with two freshman scholarships: the Presidential Scholarship and the Martin Luther King Jr. Scholarship.
Faculty and staff members are strongly encouraged to take advantage of these excellent opportunities to serve as interviewers and to aid in the recruitment of the University's fall 2011 freshman class.
The full-tuition Presidential Scholarship is awarded to a select number of SLU's most qualified freshmen applicants. This year, the University will invite more than 500 students to interview for the Presidential Scholarship. Interviews will take place on Saturday, Feb. 19 and Saturday, Feb. 26.
The Martin Luther King Jr. Scholarship is awarded to students who are committed to promoting diversity in society. Awardees must demonstrate leadership in multicultural, school or community activities that espouse Dr. King's ideals and present a vision to increase diversity on SLU's campus. Interviews for this scholarship will take place Saturday, March 26.
Each program also will feature a Friday evening reception that gives interviewers an informal opportunity to meet the candidates. Breakfast and lunch will be served at each event.
Because the magnitude of each scholarship weekend requires the involvement of so many individuals, faculty and staff participation is essential to make each event a success.
To volunteer as an interviewer for Presidential Scholarship Weekend or Martin Luther King Jr. Scholarship Weekend, register online. Contact Andrea Hitsman-Ryan at (314) 977-2420 or firstname.lastname@example.org with questions.
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Dr. Cindy Ott: Dr. Ott has been appointed Graphics Editor of the journal Environmental History. Dr. Ott will co-edit the journal's Gallery section, which is devoted to visual and material culture analyses of environment-related images and artifacts, and will co-manage all the illustrations and the graphic details in the rest of the journal. Dr. Cindy Ott's article, "The Human Drama of Weather," was published in Reviews in American History 38, no. 4 (December 2010), 736-42.
A second article by Dr. Ott, "Cindy Ott's Object Analysis of the Giant Pumpkin," appears in Environmental History 15, no 4 (October 2010), 746-64.
Dr. Benjamin Looker: Dr. Looker published an article, "Microcosms of Democracy: Imagining the City Neighborhood in World War II-Era America," in Journal of Social History 44, no. 2 (Winter 2010), 351-78.
Communication Sciences and Disorders
The Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders completed installation and programming of METI Learning Space interactive web based digital audiovisual recording system for the CSD Speech-Language-Hearing Clinic. This state of the art system is designed, to paraphrase the website, be a " full-featured specialized application for clinical skills education and center management. It is a comprehensive package that manages the entire process of creating, using, and reporting assessments and interventions, which includes creating test cases, collecting clinical instructor and student input, generating scores and reports." This is an international company and we are the first communication disorders program in the world to use it. It was developed for medical schools, being used at top medical schools including Northwestern, Stanford, UCLA, and Emory. In addition, to the Clinic rooms all being wired with this system, the Department also obtained a mobile recording unit on wheels which is connected to the METI Learning System. If plugged into computer jack, this unit can view live or record anywhere in the building into the METI Learning System. For example, we can record a guest lecture in a class. An additional technical upgrade for the Speech-Language-Hearing Clinic is a new advanced microphone/head jack listening system and a wireless headset microphone/ earbud system. With both of these upgrades, the clinical faculty are able to improve their ability to instruct speech-language pathology students when the students are providing therapeutic services with persons with communication disorders. The wireless microphone/earbud system allows clinical faculty to speak into a microphone directly into a receiver in the student clinician's ear. Thus, the clinical faculty can give real time feedback directly and only to the student clinician without the faculty member having to enter the therapy room. The clinical faculty can observe the student from the observation area of the Clinic or in their office while watching the session over the METI Learning Space system.
Kristal Schuette, master's student, successfully defended her thesis, Theory of Mind development in internationally adopted children. Drs. Deborah Hwa-Froelich (Chair), Sara Steele, and Travis Threats were her thesis committee.
Dr. Travis T. Threats: Dr. Threats authored "The ICF framework and third party disability: Application to the spouses of persons with aphasia" which was published in Topics in Language Disorders 17 (6), 451-457.
Vickers, C. & Threats, T. presented Self-rated Communication and Social Participation in Chronic Aphasia Poster at American Speech-Language-Hearing Association convention, Philadelphia, PA, 2010.
Dr. Threats was recognized by the academic journal International Journal of Speech-Language Pathology as having an 2010 article of his as the most viewed/downloaded article for all of 2010.
In addition, Dr. Threats was referenced in a major report commissioned by Medicare for a new conceptualization of documentation and making reimbursement decisions for rehabilitation services. This was based on his work with the World Health Organization and the development of the International Classification of Functioning, Disability, and Health (ICF) Of the 300 articles used to complete this report, 14 of the articles were authored or co-authored by Dr. Threats and another 10 of the articles were published by two journals of which he was the guest editor. In the field of communication disorders, these contributions represent 24 of the total 30 articles referenced by this report.
Drs. Sara Steele and Deborah Hwa-Froelich: Dr. Steele and Dr. Hwa-Froelich had a joint publication: "Children's nonword repetition tasks and English language learners," published in Perspectives on School-based Issues, 11(3), 73-79.
Dr. Hwa-Froelich was asked to be an expert on internationally adopted children for a blog that ASHA is developing. It is posted at http://blog.asha.org.
Dr. Phyllis Weliver: Dr. Weliver has published the following essay: "Oscar Wilde, Music, and the 'Opium-Tainted Cigarette': Disinterested Dandies and Critical Play," Journal of Victorian Culture 15.3 (2010): 315-47.
Br. William R. Rehg, S.J.: Br. Rehg has recently published "The Vocation of the Jesuit Brother Today," Review of Ignatian Spirituality 61, no. 124 (Feb. 2010): 38-51. On December 14, 2010 he delivered a paper at the Gregorian University in Rome: "The Common Good and Catholic Social Thought: A Contemporary Reflection."
Dr. Timothy Lomperis: Dr. Lomperis had his memoir accepted for publication for the Fall 2011 list of its Modern War Studies series at the December 2nd meeting of the editorial board of The University Press of Kansas. It is now officially in production.
The title is: The Vietnam War From the Rearch Echelon: An Intelligence Officer's Memoir, 1972-1973.
Dr. Eddie Clark: Dr. Clark co-authored "Comparing narrative and informational videos to increase mammography among low income African American women" published in the journal Patient Education and Counseling.
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