October 14, 2008
2009 Issue 3 
Above: Linda Christianson visited the Bemidji State campus on Oct. 7 to give an artist lecture as part of the Bemidji art community's "It's Only Clay" event. "It's Only Clay" is sponsored in part by the BSU Ceramics Club and the BSU Foundation.

Campus Notes

College of Arts and Sciences

* Dr. Todd Frauenholtz, associate professor of mathematics, received the 2008 Outstanding Research Award from the New York College Learning Skills Association for an article he co-authored for the Journal for Research and Teaching in Developmental Education. The focus of the article was placement of college students into their initial mathematics course.
* Dr. J. Thomas Murphy, associate professor of history, presented a paper, "To Sound My Trumpet: Henry Hastings Sibley, Minnesota, and the Rise of a National Identity," at the Northern Great Plains History Conference in Brandon, Manitoba.
* Dr. Marty Wolf, professor of computer science, presented the paper, "Free, Source-Code-Available, or Proprietary: An Ethically Charged, Context-Sensitive Choice," which he co-authored with Keith Miller (University of Illinois, Springfield) and Frances Grodzinsky (Sacred Heart University), at Ethicomp 2008 in Mantova, Italy on Sept. 25.

College of Business, Technology and Communications

* Dr. Bill Scheela, professor of business administration, presented "Business Angel High-Tech Investing in South East Asia: Myth or Reality?" at the IEEE (Industrial Engineering) International Conference on Management of Innovation and Technology in Bangkok, Thailand. Co-authors are Edmundo Isidro, President, Philippine Venture Capital Investment Company, Manila, Philippines and Dr. Thawatchai Jittrapanun, Faculty of Economics, Chulalongkorn University, Bangkok. The paper was also published in the conference proceedings.
Scheela also presented "Private Equity Investing in South East Asian Emerging Economies" to faculty and graduate students at the Asian Institute of Technology, Bangkok.

Personnel Notes

* Anthony Hommes named assistant director of the Center of Excellence, effective Oct. 6.
* Toby Palmiscno named head coach for women's tennis in the Department of Athletics, effective Aug. 25.
* Travis Shock named assistant athletic trainer in the Department of Athletics, effective Sept. 29.


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