Thursday, April 26, 2018

Dave Swenson presents at conferences

Dave Swenson, Ph.D. presented a workshop about managing serious behavior problems in youth to Minnesota Human Service workers in New Brighton on Oct. 6. He also presented at the Society for Human Resource Management on Managing Psychopathic Behavior in the Workplace On Oct. 8. Lastly, Swenson presented The Challenge of Climate Change to Health and Human Services to the St. Louis County Health and Human Services Conference on Oct. 12.

Melissa Goodson to publish manuscript on blended learning

Dr. Melissa Goodson's manuscript, “Extended Campuses and Blended Learning: Design, Instruction and Synchronous Methods for Connecting Across Campuses” will publish this Fall in the NonTrad Journal.

Tom Buck publishes "Marketing on the Internet"

Tom Buck, Ph.D. recently published his book, “Marketing on the Internet.” The book was published by McGraw Hill and is available on Amazon. Through the lessons and case studies presented in this collection, students will explore mission-critical digital marketing systems designed to teach and explore
expanding real-world online storefronts. They’ll learn about creating virtual startups, and
how to identify a market need, choose a web hosting service, implement security and privacy measures, open up shop, and start promoting new products to the world.

Bob Hartl presents on Organization Development

Bob Hartl, MA presented “Making Organization Development Happen from the Outside” on Oct. 5 to the monthly meeting of the Minnesota OD Network on the Campus of the Carlson School at the University of Minnesota. He discussed what trends external OD consultants are seeing with their clients and how current business needs are being addressed. The session concluded with a dialogue circle in which the participants learned from each other's consulting experiences.

Healthcare faculty members represent St. Scholastica at conference

A group of faculty members represented St. Scholastica at the Nexus Summit in Minneapolis, a national conference focusing on the Triple Aim of Healthcare: improving the patient experience of care, decreasing the per capita cost of care, and improving the health of populations. Paula Byrne, DNP (nursing), Samantha Mohn-Johnsen, DPT (Physical Therapy), Dalerie Lieberz, DPT (Physical Therapy) and Michele Johnson, OTD (Occupational Therapy) gave a presentation on “Achieving Interprofessional Competencies with Veterans Population Health Focus.”

Friday, April 20, 2018

Dalerie Lieberz, PT, DPT, GCS and Samantha Mohn-Johnsen, PT, DPT, OCS, PCS achieved trainer status with the American Physical Therapy Association to credential clinical instructors (CI).  Credentialing courses provide clinical instructors tools related to designing learning experiences, providing effective feedback and objective assessment in clinical education. CI credentialing courses enhance faculty collaboration with clinical partners and promote ideal clinical education experiences for students - both significant benefits to The College of St. Scholastica.  Dalerie and Samantha recently partnered with Christie Anderson, PT, DPT from St. Kate's to offer a credentialing course at Riverwood in Aitkin, MN.  Fourteen participants from rural Minnesota sites in Aitkin, Moose Lake, Ramsey, Thief River Falls, and St. Peter in addition to Duluth and Minneapolis achieved credentialed clinical instructor status at the end of the two-day course.

Wednesday, November 22, 2017

College noted for innovative CS education outreach

At the national CSforAll summit at Washington University in St. Louis in October, St. Scholastica was noted for its innovative outreach programs in computer science education. The College is incorporating computational thinking into all teacher preparation programs, and will be offering a new minor in computer science education. Congratulations to Chery Lucarelli , professor of Education, Jen Rosato, assistant professor of Computer Information Systems, and Jill Long, assistant professor of Education, for leading these efforts. More information is available at the College’s TeachCS@CSS.EDU page.