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.

Thursday, February 12, 2015

Allen Chaparadza, Assistant Professor, Department of Chemistry

Allen Chaparadza, Assistant Professor, Department of Chemistry, contributed a chapter on Biopesticides Residues in Foodstuffs in the  Biopesticides Handbook by CRC press (http://www.crcpress.com/product/isbn/9781466596528publication. 

Dr. Chaparadza also published an article entitled: Adsorption of Zn2+ and Ni2+ in a binary aqueous solution by biosorbents derived from sawdust and water hyacinth (Eichhornia crassipes).  This article was published in Water Science & Technology Vol 70 No 8 pp 1419–1427 and it talks about using cheap and natural materials for water purification.

Wednesday, February 11, 2015

Todd Neuharth, Assistant Professor, Athletic Training Department

Todd Neuharth, Assistant Professor of Athletic Training, completed the required coursework and passed the credentialing examination for recognition as an ITAT (ImPACT Trained Athletic Trainer).  ImPACT is a computer-based neurocognitive testing program used as an aid in diagnosis and treatment outcome tracking for individuals suffering from concussions. Todd provides concussion assessment, treatment, and rehabilitation instruction for MS-AT students at The College of St. Scholastica.  He is identified as one of thirty-two certified athletic trainers in the state of Minnesota with this specialized concussion assessment expertise, the list can be found at
https://www.impacttest.com/find_care_provider/trainers_itat_listing/MN

Tuesday, February 10, 2015

Sarah Brokke Erickson, Lecturer, Art Department


Sarah Brokke Erickson, MFA, Instructor of Art, received a Minnesota State Arts Board Artist Initiative Grant funding the work on her series, 'Portrait of an Artist', 35 painted portraits of Area Artists.  The work will be exhibited at the Duluth Art Institute with an accompanying exhibition of the Artists' works featured in her portraits, October 15th. A book of the portraits,also titled 'Portrait of an Artist', will be published and printed to be released on the same date. 

Wednesday, February 4, 2015

Ryan Sandefer, Chair and Assistant Professor for the Department of Health Informatics and Information Management

Ryan Sandefer, Chair and Assistant Professor for the Department of Health Informatics and Information Management has completed a study that will be published in the Journal of AHIMA in March 2015.  Recently an AHiMA article entitled: Mind the Gap--HIM Rushes to Bridge Educational and Professional Gaps Caused by a Quickly Advancing Industry, written by Mary Butler, features the results of the study.

Following is a link to the article: