December 14, 2007
Issue 5 

Dr. Chad Schmidt; Gina Skansberg; Dr. Lorraine Boyle and Dr. Siri Anderson attended the Sixth annual Beyond Boundaries Conference at the University of North Dakota in early October.

Campus Notes

[Administrative Affairs][Student Development & Enrollment][Human Resources]
College of... [...Arts & Letters][...Professional Studies][...Social and Natural Sciences]
School of... [...Integrative Studies]

Administrative Affairs

• no updates this issue.

Student Development and Enrollment

• The Department of Residential Life has been recognized by the Association of College and University Housing Officers - International for its commitment to the use of the ACUHO's Educational Benchmarking program in assessing its program and services to residence hall students.

Human Resources

• no updates this issue.

College of Arts and Letters

• no updates this issue.

College of Professional Studies

Dr. Charles E. Alberti, professor emeritus of education, made a presentation on Nov. 28 in the Scandinavian Room at the monthly Undergraduate Teaching Associate Program luncheon. His presentation was on the topic of "Fostering Effective Classroom Discussions When Attitudes Get In The Way."

• In January 2007, Dr. Sandra Bland, professor and chair of accounting, submitted 20 tax questions to the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants for consideration for the Uniform Certified Public Accounting Exam. In November she was notified that 15 of her questions had been accepted.

Dr. Lorraine Boyle, assistant professor, DLiTE, FasTrack College of Professional Studies, presented "Shake and Quake? Advisors Share Online Advising Model" at the Sixth Annual Beyond Boundaries Conference: Integrating Technology into Teaching & Learning at the University of North Dakota, Oct. 4-5. Co-presenting were assistant professors Dr. Chad Schmidt, and Dr. Siri Anderson, and Gina Skansberg, a student in the Department of Professional Education.

Dr. Maggie Carlson, assistant professor of education recently attended two conferences in Little Rock Arkansas. One was a national gathering of Experiential Educators and the other was a national reading conference held by the International Reading Association.

Joan Miller, Office and Administrative Specialist, Sr. in the College of Professional Studies/School of Graduate Studies recently completed the Master of Science in Higher Education Administration at St. Cloud State University.

College of Social and Natural Sciences

Dr. Keith Marek, Associate Professor of Chemistry, presented a paper entitiled "Polyoxoniobates are Stable in Acidic Aqueous Solution" as part of the Polyoxometalates and Related Clusters in Chemisty and Nanoscience symposium at the 234th American Chemical Society National Meeting held in Boston, Mass., August 19-23.

• The Department of Nursing was awarded HRSA funding beginning in the summer of 2007 for $250,000 per year, renewable for up to three years. Dr. Ranae Womack is the principal investigator and Gwen Verchota is managing the grant which focuses on the expansion of both the RN-to-bachelor of science and four-year track programs.

• The nursing program was visited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education for its national accreditation on Nov. 13-15. The visitors provided preliminary feedback on BSU's program, both the RN-to-bachelor of science and four-year track, and found that it met all standards and that there were no deficiencies. Final approval will occur during a meeting of the CCNE in April, 2008.

• Five BSU mathematics and computer science majors participated in the 11th Annual Mathematics Association of America North Central Section Team Contest on Nov. 10. Teams from Minnesota, North Dakota and South Dakota participated in the contest. The students were presented with 10 mathematics questions and had three hours to work on the questions, which ranged in difficulty from moderately easy to quite difficult.

School of Integrative Studies

• no updates this issue.

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