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 ( 

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

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:

Wednesday, September 17, 2014

Brandon Olson, Associate Professor, School of Business & Technology

Brandon Olson, Associate Professor of Computer Information Systems and Project Management, qualified for and passed the Project Management Professional (PMP) certification examination. Brandon is the director of the Master of Science in Project Management program and the PMP certification provides evidence of professional qualification to the governing agency for the project management field. The certification will be used to support the program as it is reviewed for professional accreditation during the fall of 2015.

Thursday, August 14, 2014

Denise Starkey, Associate Professor, School of Arts & Letters

Denise Starkey, Associate Professor of Theology and Religious Studies, presented a paper entitled “The Quest for Home: Pilgrimage and Multiple Religious BeLonging” at the Fourth International Conference on Religion and Spirituality in Society at the Universidad Nacional Costa Rica in San Jose, Costa Rica. Denise also explored a Costa Rican fair trade coffee plantation which she will use as a case study for the upcoming course Theologies of Peace and Justice.