October 2008 President's Update
Dear Bellarmine Students, Faculty and
I recently had the pleasure of announcing that we received a
$3 million gift from the James Graham Brown Foundation. This gift is
one of the largest single contributions in school history, equaling a $3
million anonymous gift received earlier this year.
The gift will support the most transformational capital
project in Bellarmine’s history – construction of three new signature
buildings in front of and connected to the existing Horrigan Hall. The
project calls for the addition of more than 65,000 square feet of new
space and approximately 39,000 square feet of remodeled space in the
As Bellarmine continues to grow and achieve the goals of
Vision 2020, gifts from the private sector are essential. We deeply
appreciate the support of the James Graham Brown Foundation, and we
applaud their vision in attending to the needs of this city,
commonwealth and region.
To read more about Vision 2020 and how this generous
donation will be utilized, click here.
Welcome Rev. Dr. Adam
I am delighted to welcome to our community the Rev. Dr. Adam
Bunnell, who joins our staff in the new position of Special Assistant
to the President for International and Interfaith Relations.
Father Bunnell’s many experiences over a long career of
teaching, scholarship and ministry make him the ideal person to help
guide the university as we follow our QEP imperative to become more
international both in our outreach and on our own campus, and as we
continue to embrace people of all faith traditions.
Having traveled all over the world, Father Bunnell says he
is ready to “sink some roots” and share the fruits of his spiritual and
intellectual life. I am so gratified that he has chosen to do so at
Bellarmine. I know that he will be of great help to us as we continue to
grow and to embrace people of all faiths and nationalities, just as I
know that you will join me in making him feel at home here.
Ray Suárez to deliver Wyatt
I am happy to announce journalist and author Ray Suárez will
deliver the 2008 Wilson W. and Anne D. Wyatt Lecture on Tuesday, Oct.
7. Suárez’s lecture, “Election 2008,” will begin at 7:30 p.m. in the
Brown Activities Center (Frazier Hall) and will be free and open to the
With more than 25 years of varied experience in journalism,
Suárez is one of the most respected news anchors in Washington today and
continues to make major contributions to the public understanding of
the stories shaping America today. He currently serves as the senior
correspondent for PBS's NewsHour with Jim Lehrer and was previously host
of NPR's nationwide call-in news show Talk of the Nation.
His lecture will outline the upcoming election in November.
Following the lecture, Suárez will conduct a book signing, and copies of
The Holy Vote will be available for purchase.
For more information on the Wyatt Lecture Series, click here.
News From the Lansing School
Nursing and Health Sciences
Congratulations to these Lansing School faculty members for
Dr. Gina Pariser, Dr. Patty Gillette, and Dr. Karen
Golemboski have been awarded a $5000 grant from the American Physical
Therapy Association, Cardiopulmonary Section for a study on type II
Clinical Laboratory Science
Dr. Karen Golemboski been selected for the Metroversity
Instructional Development Award. Her instructional strategy that gained
this awards was the “Bioterrorism Scenario.”
Our newest Lansing School program opened Fall 2008. Freshman enrollments
in the major peaked at 55 students. We all welcome the part time
faculty teaching in the program, William Goral, Alice Kimble, April
Richardson, and Chris Thompson.
Dr. Kathy Hager has had her poster abstract, “Cultivating a Community of
Care,” selected for presentation at the American Academy of Pain
Management, 19th Annual Clinical Meeting in Nashville, TN.
Congratulations to Dr. Joan Masters on being selected as the co-editor
with Dr. Mary C. Townsend of the 6th edition of Psychiatric Mental
Health Nursing: Concepts of Care in Evidence-Based Practice.
Sherri Ryan, Gregory Matthew and Lisa Wheeler, BSN students have had
their article, “SCDs Bring Sexy Back”, has been selected for publication
in the Data Bites section of the Kentucky Nurse.
The Family Nurse Practitioner program, under the direction of Dr.
Michael Huggins, admitted its first class that will begin in Fall 2009.
Huggins directs the free Umoja Health and Education Clinic housed at St.
Martin de Porres Church on West Broadway. The Clinic is supported by
the Catholic Enrichment Center. We look forward to expanding this
program with his assistance.
Dr. Mark Wiegand has been elected to the American Physical Therapy
Association Education Section Nominating Committee.
Dr. Elaine Lonnemann and Dr. Megan Danzl presented a Paper at the
International Academy of Orthopedic Manipulative Physical Therapists
Conference in Rotterdam.
The faculty in the Physical Therapy Department also have had the
following paper acceptances for the 2009 Combined Sections Meeting in
Las Vegas, NV.
Instituting an injury prevention/performance enhancement program in
adolescent club level swimmers
Authored and presented by: David Boyce
The Systematic Development of an Evidence-Based Ergonomic Training
Module: A Community Partner Project
Authors: Sarah Tingle; Danielle Redmon; Carrie Kiefer; M. Lonnemann
Presenter: Sarah Tingle
Implications of a Managed Care Physical Activity Benefit for Senior
Adults: Physical Therapy Scope of Practice
Authored by: Patricia Gillette; Christina Caswell; Meghan Willson; Gina
Presenter: Dr. Patricia Gillette
A service learning approach in physical therapy education for emergency
preparedness and disaster response
Authors: Dave Pariser; Mark Wiegand; Joseph Brosky; Fred Ehrman
Presenter: Dr. Dave Pariser
The Effects of Exercise Instruction in a Community-Based Diabetes
Self-Management Class on Participants Knowledge and Physical Activity
Authors: Gina Pariser, Andrea Rothgerber, Lindsay Scheer, Marie Zanter,
Presenter: Dr. Gina Pariser
The Effects of Aquatic Based Physical Therapy on Children with Autism
Authors: Daniel Blandford; Cory Feger; Ashley Heister; Kelly McKenna;
Kyle Thrasher; Beth Ennis
Presenter: Daniel Blandford
Development of a Community Resource Guide for Families of Children with
Authors: Mary Lampe; Jenna Lillpop; Allerie Schneider; Beth Ennis
Presenter: Mary Lampe
Early Recognition of Childhood Developmental Delays
Authors: Holly Allgeier; Jenna Posey; Leslie Ruiz; Joseph Stinnett;
Julie Wiedemer; Beth Ennis
Presenter: Holly Allgeier
Dr. Jerry Walker is preparing for his leave of absence in Spring 2009
which will include research in China in collaboration with Dr. Yu,
University of Louisville. We wish him the best of luck in his studies.
Dr. Schmidt and Dr. Coomer
I am happy to report that the two 2003 graduates of the
Economics Department of the Rubel School of Business recently completed
Ph.D.s in Economics at North Carolina State University. Kristen Collett
Schmidt defended her doctoral dissertation in Law and Economics last
spring, and Nicole Coomer defended her dissertation in Labor and Health
Economics in August. Kristen has accepted a teaching position at Notre
Dame. Nicole is looking at employment options in industry or government.
Congratulations to Drs. Schmidt and Coomer.
Bouncing Bowman Baby
I would like to congratulate Jessica Bowman and family for their new
little bundle of joy. Lorelai Kathleen Bowman was born August 27 at
11:44 a.m. She weighed 7 lbs., 12 oz. and was 19 inches long.
Knights’ Samuels Named GLVC Women’s
Runner of the Week
A job well done also in order for Bellarmine’s Cross Country runner
Cristin Samuels who was chosen as the Great Lakes Valley Conference
Women’s Runner of the Week. Samuels raced in the 5,000-meter in 20:24
leading Bellarmine to fouth-place among 11 teams at the Madison Kiwanis
Invitational. Samuels’ race time pushed her to 14th place out of 120
runners. Congratulations to Samuels and the Cross Country team. To read
more about the Women’s Cross Country team, click here.
Traffic signal update
We expect the long-awaited and much needed traffic signals and
crosswalks to be installed and operating at our Newburg Road entrance by
mid to late October.
As you have no doubt noticed the underground electrical conduits have
already been installed and we are awaiting the delivery of the specially
manufactured light poles.
The plan is to set the poles as soon as they arrive.
Thank you for your patience, and for your attention to safety at this
intersection now and continuing after the signals are installed and