October 30, 2008
2009 Issue 4 
Above: Dr. Nancy Erickson, interim vice president for academic affairs, addresses high school students in attendance at the Office of Admissions fall visit days event on Oct. 16-17.

Campus Notes

College of Arts and Sciences

** Dr. Mark Fulton, professor of biology, presented a poster titled "Mantel Tests Are Not the Only Way to Examine Relationships Between Dissimilarity Matrices: A Regression and Cross-Validation Alternative" at the annual meeting of the Ecological Society of America in August. At this meeting he also co-authored two posters with graduate students Gary Swanson, John Kamman and Matt Coyle; co-organized a special session on wild rice conservation and traditional harvesting; and chaired the meeting of the ESA Vegetation Section.
In September, Fulton gave invited talks on Forest Dynamics at the 2008 Tree Climbing Rendezvous in Atlanta.
** Randy Westhoff, professor of mathematics, and Marty Wolf, professor of computer science, along with Darren Parker of Grand Valley State University, have had their paper "Convex Independence and the Structure of Clone-Free Multipartite Tournaments" accepted for publication in the International Journal Discussiones Mathematicae Graph Theory.

College of Healt Sciences and Human Ecology

** Dr. Lorraine Boyle, associate professor of professional education, and Dr. Barbara Bridges, professor of professional education, presented "Beginning with the End in Mind: Using Evaluation Rubrics Tied to State Standards and the eFolio in Wikis a and Google Docs" at the eighth annual Still Blazing the Trail and Meeting New Challenges in the Digital Age conference, Aug. 7-10, in Minneapolis. The conference was sponsored by Multimedia Educational Resource for Learning and Online Teaching.
Boyle also presented at the Minnesota Association of Colleges for Teacher Education's 2008 fall conference in Minneapolis on Oct. 24. There, she presented with BSU students Amanda Sovell, Deborah Schandelmeir and Julie Stender on the university's DLiTE and FasTrack programs.
** Dr. Rochelle ("Riki") Scheela did poster presentations at two national conferences in October. The first, "Polygraphy: Outcomes of New Sex Offender Treatment Strategy," was presented at the National State of the Science Congress in Nursing Research in Washington, D.C. on Oct. 3. The second, "Sex Offenders: New Treatment Strategy and Outcomes," was presented at the American Psychiatric Nurses Association Conference, Oct. 15-18, in Minneapolis.

Student Affairs

** Nathan Meints, Residence Hall Director; Mary Tosch, Interim Director Hobson Memorial Union; Anna Ask, Office and Administrative Specialist, Residential Life; and Josh Zaborowski, Russell Pikal, and Lia Pirro, BSU students, represented BSU at the fall Minnesota College Personnel Association (MCPA) conference: The Political Climate in Higher Education, October 16-17, 2008 in St. Paul. Lia Pirro was a scholarship recipient for the conference. Nathan Meints presented "Theories and Models of Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, and Transgendered Student Development" at the conference. Mary Tosch participated in a Student Activities Roundtable: "Let's Communicate, Celebrate and Commiserate!" on political activity on campuses.

Personnel Notes

** Demetrias Ioannides named systems librarian at the A.C. Clark Library, effective Nov. 3.
** John Miller named student paraprofessional for men's ice hockey in the Department of Athletics, effective Oct. 3.
** Travis Schock named assistant athletic trainer in the Department of Athletics, effective Oct. 20.
 
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