Friday, September 25, 2015

Bill Hodapp, Professor, School of Arts & Letters

Bill Hodapp, Professor, School of Arts & Letters completed his stint as a US-UK Fulbright Scholar at Durham University in May, where he delivered a public lecture based on his archival research entitled“James I of Scotland’s Kingis Quair in Linguistic and Manuscript Contexts.” The Institute for Medieval and Early Modern Studies and the Department of English Studies, Durham University, co-sponsored the lecture. Bill also drafted a report on undergraduate English teaching based on his work with faculty in DU’s Department of English Studies. He has since shared this report with both DU’s Department of English Studies and his colleagues here at CSS. On another note: in June, his article “Shakespearean Medievalism in Performance: The Second Tetralogy” appeared in volume 29 of the The Year’s Work in Medievalism (1-8), an annual peer-reviewed journal sponsored by the International Society for the Study of Medievalism.

Thursday, August 20, 2015

Shawna Weaver, Adjunct Instructor, Psychology Department and Dignitas Program.

Shawna Weaver, Adjunct Instructor, Psychology Department and Dignitas Program.
Shawna Weaver, adjunct instructor in the Psychology Department and instructor in the Dignitas Program, completed her PhD in Education through Prescott College in May. Her dissertation was on an innovative mental health therapy approach called Nature-Based Therapeutic Service. She practices this approach with clients in
​her private practice located in Lincoln Park. She will be sharing her research findings with her students this fall. 

Gina Diaz, Assistant Professor, Traditional Undergraduate Nursing Department

Gina Diaz, Assistant Professor, traditional undergraduate (TUG) nursing faculty was one of the 14 participants nationwide to attend the National Human Genome Research Institute (NHGRI) Summer Workshop in Genomics (Short Course) for Nursing Faculty and Educators held at the National Institutes of Health (NIH) in Washington DC on August 3-6, 2015. This intensive, four-day course is designed to update nursing faculty and educators in related disciplines on genomic science. The course focuses on the relevancy of advances in genomics research to educators, updates on the most current understanding of the genetic/genomic basis of disease, examine the ethical, legal and social implications of genomics, and provides potential strategies for nursing education. This course is especially intended for college and university faculty seeking to update their curriculum or to develop new courses related to genomics. This course is designed to update nurse faculty who are preparing the next generation of providers in this era of genomics and precision medicine  Gina Diaz is second from right, first row.

Tuesday, July 28, 2015

CSS Nursing Faculty Participate in American Nurses Association Membership Assembly

Dr. Sara McCumber, Assistant Professor, and Dr. Mary Tanner, Faculty Emeritus participated as elected and appointed representatives at the recent American Nurses Association (ANA) annual Membership Assembly in Washington, DC from July 22-25.  McCumber and Tanner  served with 150 representatives from across the country representing the nation's 3.1 million Registered Nurses.  They are pictured with the ANA Chief Executive Officer Dr. Marla Weston and ANA President Dr. Pamela Cipriano.

Monday, April 20, 2015

David Dykshoorn, Adjunct Instructor, Computer Information Systems Department

David Dykshoorn, Adjunct Instructor in the Computer Information Systems Department and IT Leadership alumni (2013), passed his Scrum Alliance certification exam to become a Certified ScrumMaster (CSM). Scrum is an agile approach to project management and is used as an alternative software development methodology. David currently teaches C#.Net programming and will be able to apply this alternative methodology in this course as well as other CIS courses he plans to teach in the future.

Monday, April 6, 2015

Bill Hodapp, Professor, School of Arts & Letters

Bill Hodapp, Professor, School of Arts & Letters, currently a US-UK Fulbright Scholar at Durham University, England, Bill has been researchinglate-medieval manuscript book production and linguistics and has been working with the Department English Studies to learn about scholarly-teaching practices in the UK. He has also delivered papers andlectures based on related research projects.

In January at the Medieval Association of the Midwest’s 30th Conference, held at St. Louis University’s Madrid campus, he delivered two papers and chaired one session:
  •  “Listening to the Scribe: "Nou goth sonne" in its Manuscript Context.”
  •  “On Translating Old English Poetry: Audiences in and for Tolkien’s Beowulf.”
  •  Chair, Session II.B, “Models and Metaphors and Religious Identity.”
More recently, he has delivered two public lectures on aspects of the history of higher education: 
  •  “Minerva magistra artium liberalium: Liberal Learning in the Middle Ages.” At The Institute of Medieval Studies, Leeds University, Leeds, England; February 16, 2015.
  • “Benjamin Franklin, Liberal Learning, and the Foundation of Higher Education in the West.” At Benjamin Franklin House, London, England; March 30, 2015. 
He delivered the latter lecture in the room Franklin occupied for nearly 16 years while living in London prior to the Revolutionary War.

Thursday, February 26, 2015

Madonna LeBlanc, Assistant Professor, Health Informatics & Information Management

Madonna M. LeBlanc, Assistant Professor for the Department of Health Informatics and Information Management, was awarded the designation of Fellow of the American Health Information Management Association (FAHIMA). The Fellowship program is a program of earned recognition for AHIMA members who made significant and sustained contributions to the profession and to advancement of the Health Information Management (HIM) discipline through meritorious service, excellence in professional practice, excellence in HIM education, and advancement of the profession through innovation and knowledge sharing.