Monday, May 12, 2014

Bill Hodapp, Professor, School of Arts and Letters

Bill Hodapp, Professor of English, presented a paper entitled “Lydgate’s Early Poetics of Translatio: Reading and Reson and Sensuallyte” at the 49th International Congress in Medieval Studies, held May 8-11 on the campus of Western Michigan University. Bill also chaired a session entitled “Beyond World’s End: Scotland and Europe in the Middle Ages.” 

Thursday, May 8, 2014

Guanshen Ren, Professor, School of Sciences

Guanshen Ren, Professor of Math, has two manuscripts  titled "Proof Without Words: Pythagoras for a Clipped Rectangle" and "Pythagoras for a Right Trapezoid" published in the COLLEGE MATHEMATICS JOURNAL, Vol. 45, No. 3, May 2014.  CMJ is an official publication of the Mathematical Association of America.

Monday, May 5, 2014

Betty Preus, Associate Professor

Betty Preus, Associate Professor in the School of Education, gave a presentation entitled Building a Foundation for Civic Engagement at the National Network for Educational Renewal annual conference in Albuquerque, New Mexico. 

Thursday, May 1, 2014

Brandon Olson, Associate Professor, School of Business & Technology

Brandon Olson, Associate Professor in the School of Business and Technology, was named the new leader of the Northeast Outreach program for the Minnesota chapter of the Project Management Institute. Brandon was also recognized with the Volunteer Team Award at the April chapter meeting for his work on the Community Outreach team. 

Tuesday, April 29, 2014

Annette Simmons, Assistant Professor, School of Education

An article entitled Secondary Students and the Deliberation of Public Issues, written by Annette Simmons, Sara Levy and Patricia Avery has been accepted by and is scheduled to be published in the October 2014 issue of PS: Political Science and Politics. The paper reports on the use of Structured Academic Controversy used in secondary classrooms to facilitate deliberative civic discourse.

Monday, April 7, 2014

Jennifer Rosato, Assistant Professor & Chery Takkunen, Associate Professor

Chery Takkunen, Associate Professor in Education, and Jen Rosato, Assistant Professor in CIS,  were accepted to present at the March, 2014 SoTL Commons Conference in Savannah Georgia. The presentation, Community and Social Presence in a MOOC: Course Design for Student Engagement, provided preliminary data from their ongoing research project funded by Google. Takkunen and Rosato received funding from Google to design an online course for educators to learn how to better teach computer science and computational thinking. Takkunen and Rosato have researched how online course design can better support participants in feeling a sense of community and establishing social presence. The SoTL conference is an annual conference to support the scholarship of teaching and learning. Their participation in SoTL and the conference was funded by the College's Center for Teaching Excellence. 

Monday, February 24, 2014

Tom Buck, Adjunct Faculty

Tom Buck, CIS Department Adjunct faculty member, won the McGraw-Hill/Irwin Distinguished Papers Award for 2014 for his paper entitled:  "Living the Case Study: Teaching Management and Leadership Ethics online through Serious Games", 

The paper will be published by The Society for the Advancement of Information Systems, and Tom will be presenting the paper at the MBAA conference next month.  Three Management Ethics students and Rick Revoir, Associate Professor in the Management Department, will also be presenting their papers at the conference as well.