February 2010 President's Update
Dear Bellarmine Students, Faculty and Staff,
I hope everyone’s spring semester is off to an
enlightening and productive beginning.
We are now accepting nominations on our website for our
2009-2010 faculty and staff awards. The awards recognize the
distinguished achievements of faculty and staff in living the core
values of the Bellarmine campus community.
To nominate a faculty or staff member for one of these
prestigious awards, please click here.
The page includes descriptions of the awards, along with a
form you can use to make a nomination. Just enter the name of the
nominee and your name (optional), choose the appropriate award, and
include a brief description of why your nominee deserves recognition.
Award winners will receive a beautiful stoneware
"Bellarmine jug" when faculty and staff convene at the start of the
2010-2011 academic year.
I was very impressed by the enthusiasm displayed by the
200 students who made the road trip to Highland Heights on Jan. 23 to
cheer our Knights against the Northern Kentucky Norse. The Bank of
Kentucky Center may be larger than Knights Hall, but Bellarmine had
just as many students present as NKU did.
While our women’s team suffered a tough loss, the men’s
team held off the Norse for a 74-69 win on national television in CBS’
Division II Game of the Week.
I encourage everyone to come out and support both teams
at their next home games: 5:45 and 8 p.m. Thursday, 1 and 3:15 p.m.
Saturday and 5:45 and 8 p.m. Feb. 11.
Out in the Country presented
by author Mary Gray
On Jan. 14, Dr. Mary Gray, author of Out
in the Country, discussed youth, media and queer visibility in
rural America during a presentation in Hilary’s. The event was
sponsored by Bellarmine’s Office of Multicultural Affairs; Gay,
Lesbian and Straight Society (GLASS); Ariel, Bellarmine’s Friendly
English Society; and the Bellarmine Communication Association.
Dr. Gray is an assistant professor in the Department of
Communication and Culture and an adjunct professor of American
studies, anthropology and gender studies at Indiana University in
Bloomington. She also wrote the book, In Your Face: Stories from
the Lives of Queer Youth. To learn more, click here.
Bellarmine Hosts Discussion on Restorative
Also on Jan. 14, we welcomed Dr. Howard Zehr,
who is nationally acclaimed for his work in the area of restorative
justice, which focuses on repairing the harm caused by, and revealed
by, crime or wrongdoing. The process brings together those who have a
stake in an offense, including the victim, offender, family members
and community, in an effort to heal all parties. Dr. Zehr, professor
of restorative justice at the Center for Justice & Peacebuilding
at Eastern Mennonite University in Harrisonburg, Va., gave two
presentations in Frazier Hall. Read more here.
Bob Edwards Addresses December Graduates
Bellarmine University awarded 232 degrees during annual
December commencement exercises on Dec. 16 in Knights Hall. Mr.
Bob Edwards delivered the commencement address and received an
honorary degree, along with Mr. John M. Cranor III,
chairman and director of AFC Enterprises Inc. of Atlanta and former
director of Bellarmine’s Center for eBusiness, now known as CITÉ. Mr.
Edwards is a native of Louisville and host of “The Bob Edwards Show”
on Sirius XM Radio and “Bob Edwards Weekend,” distributed to public
radio stations by Public Radio International (PRI). Read more about
Congratulations to Dr. Christy
Wolfe, assistant professor in the Psychology Department, and
her husband, Mr. Matt Trippe, on the birth of their daughter, Sophia
Wolfe Trippe, on Dec. 29.
Mrs. Janet Conover ’89, daughter of Mrs.
Joanne Kleinhenz, faculty secretary for Mathematics and
Natural Sciences, was promoted in January to warden of the Kentucky
Correctional Institution for Women (KCIW) at Pewee Valley after
serving as interim warden of the prison since October. She and her
husband, David, live in Louisville with their daughter Allie.
Faculty and Staff News
Dr. Hannah Clayborne, assistant vice
president for Student Affairs and Multicultural Affairs, was selected
to attend the Alice Manicur Symposium, a biennial leadership program
for women aspiring to be senior Student Affairs officers. The
leadership program, coordinated by NASPA - Student Affairs
Administrators in Higher Education, focuses on such topics as
strategic thinking; leading change; planning for career advancement and
continual development; and personal and professional life balance.
Dr. Melanie-Prejean Sullivan, director
of Campus Ministry and Service, has completed a curriculum guide for
teaching discernment entitled Whispers, Nudges, and A Couple of
Kicks. Based upon her doctoral research, the book walks
instructors through an introduction to the topic and intersecting
disciplines. It will be available through the Office of Campus
Ministry, with proceeds to benefit Alternative Spring Break domestic
trips. It will also be distributed nationally through the National
Coalition for Church Vocations’ website. Mr. Brad Craig,
director of Creative Services, designed the book.
Dr. Robert Kingsolver, dean and director
of the Center for Regional Environmental Studies, has been accepted
as a member of the Bingham Fellows Class of 2010. Sponsored by the
Leadership Louisville Center, the Bingham Fellows focus their
collective efforts for one year on a community project. This year’s
topic, “Positioning Louisville as a Green Leader,” emphasizes
environmental sustainability and reduced carbon emissions for our
School of Arts and Sciences
Broadstone Books, which published Mr. Frederick
Smock’s Pax Intrantibus: A Meditation on the Poetry of
Thomas Merton in 2007, has accepted his new collection of
essays, On Imagination: Poetical Essays 1995-2010, for
publication in the fall. Mr. Smock is chair and assistant professor
of the English Department.
Dr. Annette Powell, assistant professor
of English, presented a paper at the 2009 national meeting of the
Conference on College Composition and Communication.
Dr. Elizabeth Hinson-Hasty, associate
professor of Theology, recently presented a paper entitled “Embodying
Wisdom: Creating Effective Communities of Moral Discernment in the
US Today” at a conference in Velletri, Italy. Her paper will be
translated into Italian and published later this year.
Last semester, Dr. Hinson-Hasty also
served as a lecturer for a series on “Seeing with the Eyes of
the Heart” that was sponsored by Pinnacle Theological Center in
Scottsdale, Ariz. Her lecture was entitled “For a Love Beyond All
Reasons: God and the 21st Century Social Creed.”
Ms. Meme Tunnell, Bellarmine music
faculty member, is featured on Patrick Henry Hughes’ second CD,
Look Within, released this past fall on the TNT label.
Mr. Richard Burchard, associate
professor of Music, had his composition for six-part a cappella
choir, When David Heard, published by Gentry Music in Los
Angeles under the Bruce Rogers Choral Series – Hal Leonard,
distributor. The world premiere of the published composition will
take place on March 4 at the American Choral Directors Association
Regional Convention in Tucson, Ariz.
Dr. Mary Huff, associate professor of
Biology and director of the BMB program, was awarded a stipend from
the American Association of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology to
support the development of a lab entitled “Design of an Inquiry-based
Laboratory Project to Study the Structure and function of alcohol
dehydrogenase in Yeast using a collaborative approach” in December.
Dr. Joann Lau and Dr. Dave
Robinson, members of the Biology faculty, published an
article called “Effectiveness of a cloning and sequencing exercise on
student learning with subsequent publication in the National Center
for Biotechnology Information GenBank” in the December issue of
CBE-Life Sciences Education(vol. 8, pp. 326-337).
Dr. Pam Cartor, associate professor of
Psychology, was elected to the Kentucky Psychological Association
Board of Directors as the academic representative for a two-year
term, which started in January.
Dr. Thomas Wilson, associate professor
of Psychology, completed revisions on his Study Guide to
accompany Burger’s Personality (8e) to be published in March. A
companion guide to understanding the grand personality theories of
psychology, their application and supporting research evidence, the
work uses six different study strategies to strengthen students’
knowledge of the core concepts and applications. Dr. Wilson also
completed revision of the Instructor’s Manual and Test
Bank ancillaries that accompany Jerry Burger’s textbook.
Dr. Bill Fenton, interim dean of Arts
and Sciences and professor of Mathematics, gave a presentation,
“Exploratory Labs for Multivariable Calculus,” at the national
meeting of the Mathematical Association of America in San Francisco
Works by Ms. Laura Hartford, assistant
professor of Art, will be in these upcoming shows:
“No New Tale to Tell: Contemporary Narrative Art” will
show from Jan. 20 to Feb. 17 at the Claypool-Young Art Gallery of
Morehead State University in Morehead, Ky.
“Lucid Directions” will show from Feb. 24 to March 19 at
Western Michigan University’s Frostic School of Art in Kalamazoo,
“Conspiring with Nature” will show from April 30 to May
30 at The 930 Art Center, 930 Mary St., Louisville.
Ms. Hartford’s photographs were also
featured in the Jan. 29 “Late Seating” event at Actors Theatre.
Dr. David Mosley, associate professor of
Philosophy, will present a paper this month at the annual meeting of
the Society for the Philosophical Study of Education in Chicago. The
title of the paper is “Nietzsche’s Acoustic Philosophy of Education
and the Designation of Genius.”
Mrs. Gabriele Weber Bosley, director
of International Programs, received the 2010
Louisville MOSAIC AWARD, honoring first-generation immigrants who
have made significant contributions in their profession and
Mrs. Bosley has been invited to speak on
“Cutting Edge Intervention Research” at Nelson Mandela
Metropolitan University in Port Elizabeth, South Africa, Aug. 15-18,
2010. She has also been invited by Leeds Metropolitan University in
Leeds, England, one of Louisville’s sister cities, to take a
“standing visiting professorship” to assist the university in their
School of Education
School of Education MAT/MAILSA alumni Dustin
Johnstone has been recognized as a Louisville Science Center
2009 Ambassador of Science Literacy. Mr. Johnstone is currently an
assistant principal at Kammerer Middle School.
Education student Delana Hill and Kathy
Drehmel, a KEA-retired student program leader, were featured in The
Heart of a Mentor, an article in the National Education
Association’s journal, NEA Today. Ms. Hill is a senior from
Dr. Robert Cooter has just completed the
fourth edition of his book (co-authored with D. Ray Reutzel), Strategies
for Reading Assessment and Instruction, for Allyn &
Bacon/Pearson Education. It will carry a 2010 copyright and should be
released sometime in the spring. The text is currently listed as the
country’s top-selling book on reading assessment in higher education
and is frequently used for in-service programs.
Dr. Christy McGee, along with former
faculty member Dr. Claire Hughes, presented “Hey, We
Are Gifted! – A Look at Being Gifted in the Millennial Generation”
at the national meeting of the National Association for Gifted
Children in St. Louis, Mo., on Nov. 6.
Dr. Cindy Gnadinger has been appointed
by the Kentucky Education Professional Standards Board to serve on
the Committee to Review Admissions and Clinical Experience (CRACE)
for pre-service Programs.
Lansing School of Nursing and Health Sciences
The doctoral program in nursing practice
welcomed its first students on Jan. 9. Twenty-one students make up
the first cohort. The doctoral students come from Somerset,
Cincinnati and Southern Indiana as well as the Metro Louisville area.
Dr. David Pariser, Mr. Kent
Brown and Mr. Tony Brosky have received a
Faculty Development Fellowship for Summer 2010 for their research,
“Effects of pre-habilitation on early rehabilitation of total knee
Dr. Christy Kane will
partner with Dr. Pam Cartor for a Summer Faculty
Development Fellowship to explore the impact of faculty participation
in renewal and wholeness work on student engagement.
Dr. Dan Golemboski, a member of the
Clinical Laboratory Science faculty, will initiate his research,
“Correlation between biofilm production and acquiring antibiotic
resistance in Acinetobactor,”with a Summer Faculty Development
Dr. Mark Wiegand has been nominated for a
MediStart Award, the A.O. Sullivan Award for Excellence in
Education. This award is presented to an individual who has developed
and implemented programs that increase the level of knowledge,
education and career opportunity in healthcare.
Ms. Sally Sturgeon has completed
certification as a Sexual Assault Nursing Examiner (SANE) through the
Forensic Nursing Certification Board. Ms. Sturgeon works closely
with the Center for Women and Families, the judicial system and law
Dr. Sherill Cronin’s article, “Low back
symptoms among hospital nurses, association to individual factors and
pain in multiple body regions,” was published in the International
Journal of Industrial Ergonomics(2009).
Dr. Cronin and Dr. Carole
Pfeffer have published “Edgar Allan Poe, ‘The Pit and the
Pendulum’ and ventricular assist devices” in Highlights from the
December Digital Edition of CCN (2009).
Second-year doctoral students in physical therapy
presented a two-day continuing education program on evidence-based
therapeutic approaches to treatment of spinal dysfunction to 40 area
clinicians. Attending clinicians received 8 hours of continuing
education credits through the Kentucky State Board of Physical
Therapy. Dr. Elaine Lonnemann and Dr. David
Boyce were facilitators for this workshop, Nov. 30-Dec. 1,
Dr. Karen Golemboski will present a
poster, “Patient safety-related concepts in CLS and CLT,” at the 2010
Clinical Laboratory Educators’ Conference this month.
Dr. Elaine Lonnemann and Tim Noteboom of
Regis University in Denver teamed for a platform presentation,
“Utilizing a wiki to promote evidence based practice and
collaborative learning between physical therapist student, clinical
instructors, and academic faculty in a doctoral program in physical
therapy,” at the 2010 Health Professions Educational Research
Symposium in Fort Lauderdale, Fla., in January.
Mr. Tony Brosky, Dr. David
Pariser and Dr. Mark Wiegand have had a
paper, “Key elements for the development of professional core values
through service learning and community involvement,” accepted for
presentation at the Gulf-South Summit in Athens, Ga., this year.
Dr. Barry Padgett, Dr. Mark
Wiegand and Mr.Tony Brosky
have had their paper, “Copy cat colleague: A case study,” accepted by
the Association for Practical and Professional Ethics for
presentation in March in Cincinnati.
Dr. Beverley Holland, Ms. Brandy Henderson and Bellarmine nursing students
received recognition from Dr. Richard Clover, dean of the University
of Louisville School of Public Health and Information Sciences, for
their services during the H1N1 Immunization Campaign at Papa John’s
School of Communication
The School of Communication welcomes three new part-time
faculty: Ms. Heather Howard, Mr. Dominic Guarnaschelli and
Dr. Gennadi Gervorgyan.
Dr. Kimberly Parker
and co-author Bobi Ivanov had their paper, “The Interaction Effect of
Attitude Base and Multiple Attacks on the Effectiveness of
Inoculation,” accepted for presentation at the International
Communication Association, to be held in Singapore in June 2010.
Dr. Kyle Barnett has been asked to
submit a book review of David Suisman’s Selling Sounds: The
Commercial Revolution in American Music to the Society of Cinema
and Media Studies’ Cinema Journal, to appear in 2010. On Dec. 17, Dr.
Barnett joined panelist Wes Harris at Fern Creek High School for a
screening and discussion of the film “Young@Heart,” as part of a
continuing Community Cinema film series sponsored by the Louisville
Film Society at that high school.
Dr. Gail Henson has agreed to serve as
co-chair of the Service Learning Committee at Bellarmine University.