President’s Update – November 9, 2018

Dear Bellarmine Students, Faculty and Staff,

As you enjoy the peak fall colors on our campus, take a moment to thank the relatively unheralded campus tree committee, whose work has helped us earn a Tree Campus USA designation for four years running.

Tree Campus USA status, which is bestowed by the Arbor Day Foundation, recognizes that “we take our environmental obligations seriously, and that we are committed to making the greater Louisville community greener, more beautiful and more livable for many years to come," says Dr. Robert Kingsolver, professor of ecology and dean of the School of Environmental Studies.

Over the past three years, the tree committee has guided the planting of 42 campus trees, with two more coming before the end of 2018. The committee has also worked with our Environmental Studies program for annual student service projects.

Trees are a natural resource that may beautify our campus and neighborhood well into the next century. Thank you to Dr. Kingsolver and the entire tree committee for their stewardship.

Faculty News and Achievements

Bellarmine College of Arts and Sciences

Mr. David Clark, instructor of Music, published an article in the Oct. 9 edition of that makes a strong case for the importance of multicultural education and a better understanding of the human condition.

Mr. Frederick Smock, English professor and Kentucky Poet Laureate, was inducted into the Lambda Chi Alpha fraternity’s Hall of Fame. His poem Parable of the Stars is included in the Merton Among Us exhibit at 849 Gallery in Louisville. He also read that poem at the “Awakening the Creative Spirit: Inspired by Thomas Merton” conference at Bellarmine University.

Dr. Conor Picken, assistant professor of English, presented “Fatality Makes Us Invisible: Narrating Responsibility in Faulkner and García Márquez” at the biannual Faulkner Conference at Southeast Missouri State University. Dr. Picken was also a panel participant in a community discussion called “Democracy and the Informed Citizen” at Actors Theatre on Oct. 15, a Kentucky Humanities initiative to celebrate the 75th anniversary of Robert Penn Warren's All the King's Men. Dr. Picken gave a critical introduction, “All the King's Men in Context,” at Western Kentucky University on Oct. 23.

Dr. April Fallon, adjunct faculty in English, presented the paper “Paula Meehan: The Urban Wild” at the Midwest American Conference for Irish Studies, Oct. 5-6, at University of St. Thomas in St. Paul, Minn.

Dr. John Gatton, professor emeritus of English, delivered a paper titled “‘Fiction . . . taught to look like truth’: Byron—Fictive and Factual—in Tom Stoppard’s Arcadia” at the Thirteenth Messolinghi (Greece) Byron Conference in May. In July, in Ravenna, Italy, he presented the paper “‘Pilgrim of the deep’: Byronic Aquatics—Fact into Performance and Fiction” at the 44th International Byron Conference.

Ms. Kathi E.B. Ellis, Theatre adjunct faculty, directs Lucy Prebble’s The Effect for Liminal Playhouse. Prebble casts a keen eye on the ethics and morals of drug trials in this real-world examination of the chemistry of attraction. Performances are at the Henry Clay Theatre through Nov. 4.

Dr. Zackary Ross, assistant professor of Theatre, is the new regular author of Southern Theatre’s “Hot off the Press” column.

Dr. Joseph S. Flipper, associate professor of Theology, published “The Gods of Nation and Blood: Henri de Lubac and the Heresy of Racism” in Commonweal, Theology Issue, 145, No. 16 (Oct. 5, 2018). He also presented the paper “World in the Debate over African Theology” in the Black Theology Consultation at the Catholic Theological Society of America’s Annual Convention in Indianapolis in June.

Dr. Justin Klassen, associate professor of Theology and program director of the Master of Arts in Spirituality, Peace and Justice, recently published “Evolution, Temporality, and Ethics: On Kierkegaard’s Surprising Relevance to Eco-Theology” in Journal for the Study of Religion, Nature and Culture 12.1 (2018).

Dr. Elizabeth Hinson-Hasty, professor and chair of Theology, preached and lectured early in October at Wake Forest Divinity School on themes presented in her book The Problem of Wealth: A Christian Response to a Culture of Affluence. She was also elected to the Mission Responsibility Through Investments committee of her denomination and will be advocating as a representative of shareholders for best and just practices in the corporations in which they invest.

Dr. Anne Raymond, professor and chair of Mathematics, co-authored a paper with Drs. Myra McCrickard, Frank Raymond and Hongwei Song of the Rubel School of Business entitled, “Can Aplia Math Assessment Scores Predict Academic Performance in Introductory Economics?” It will be published in the Fall 2018 issue of The Journal of Business and Educational Leadership.

Dr. Perry Chang, adjunct instructor of Sociology, presented “What Presbyterians Are Thinking and Doing About Immigration, Refugees, and Immigrant Ministries” at the Presbyterian Center Brown Bag Lunch on Oct. 22.

Dr. Jean Lamont, assistant professor of Psychology, published an article entitled “The Relationship of Mindfulness to Body Shame, Body Responsiveness, and Health Outcomes” in the peer-reviewed journal Mindfulness in August.

Ms. Laura Hartford, associate professor of Art, presented “Putting History in the Hands of Students” in Birmingham, Ala., on the SECAC conference panel “In the Dark: Analog Photography in a Digital World.” She is among the regional photographers featured in the exhibit Live from a Dark Room: Louisville Underground Music in Photographs, 1980-Present at the University of Louisville Photographic Archives through Dec. 20.

Dr. Katherine Johnson, associate professor of Philosophy and director of the Ethics and Social Justice Center, published the article “Ignorance and Hope” in The Bright and The Good: The Connection Between Intellectual and Moral Virtues (ed. Audrey Anton, Rowman & Littlefield International).

Dr. Eric Paul Roorda, professor of History, wrote a new book, Twain At Sea: The Maritime Writings of Samuel Langhorne Clemens. The book covers the many ocean voyages the great writer took. The University Press of New England first published the book in May 2018, but The Johns Hopkins University Press has acquired the title and will also publish it in the future.

Dr. M. Saleem, assistant professor of Physics, and Dr. AK Mahmood, professor of Physics, recently published a peer-reviewed paper titled “The Hiperwall-Tiled Display Wall System for Big-Data Research” in the Journal of Big Data. Their research work was funded by the National Science Foundation (NSF).

College of Health Professions

Dr. Kathy Hager (associate professor, Nursing, and president of the Kentucky Nurses Association) received the University of Louisville School of Nursing’s Florence Nightingale Award in Nursing, which is bestowed upon registered nurses licensed in Kentucky and Indiana who have excelled in providing patient care, impacting the profession of nursing, or improved the overall health of people in the region through practice, teaching, research, and/or service.

As part of a large grant-funded research project, Dr. Gina Pariser (professor, Physical Therapy) and Dr. Leann Kerr (assistant professor, Physical Therapy) put together the Bellarmine University’s Walk with Ease program—entitled “Arthritis Health in the Commonwealth Is Improved through Walk with Ease!”—which was selected as a success story by the Kentucky Health department.

Dr. Lori Minton (instructor, Nursing) successfully defended her dissertation, “Readiness for Self-directed Learning of Traditional and Second-degree Nursing Students in an Undergraduate Nursing Program and Faculty Perceptions,” on Oct. 1 at Northern Kentucky University.

Ms. Shelley McGuire (instructor, Radiation Therapy) presented “Radiation Therapy: Educating a New Generation” at the National Radiation Therapy Conference in San Antonio, Texas, on Oct. 23.

Dr. Sherill Cronin (professor, Nursing) and colleagues had a manuscript, “Crossing Boundaries to Advance Nursing Research Education,” accepted by the Journal for Nurses in Professional Development.

Dr. Ta’Neka Lindsay (assistant professor, Nursing) spoke at the Delta Sigma Theta Louisville Alumnae Chapter’s Art of Literacy Book Club Discussion and Health Fair on Oct. 28 in Louisville.

Dr. Barbara Jackson (associate professor, Nursing) with Ms. Jessica Scheller (’18 FNP graduate), Ms. Kaitlin Davis (FNP student) and colleagues presented a poster entitled “Advancing Nursing Practice: Quality Improvement Initiative to Increase Specialty Certification Achievement” at the Research!Louisville Nursing Research Symposium in October.

Dr. Natalie (Elliott) Vance (part-time faculty, Physical Therapy, and Neuroresidency graduate) is the lead author of “Yoga Led by a Physical Therapist for Individuals with Essential Tremor: An Explorative Pilot Study,” with Dr. Megan Danzl (associate professor and assistant chair, Physical Therapy) and Dr. Elizabeth Ulanowski (assistant professor, Physical Therapy), in press in the journal Complementary Therapies in Clinical Practice. This work reflects a community service project Dr. Vance developed, implemented, and examined during her residency in 2015. She serves as a certified yoga instructor in the Louisville community, leading classes tailored to individuals with neurological disorders. Dr. Vance is also co-mentoring a group of DPT students on a capstone project about yoga and individuals with Parkinson’s disease.

Dr. Megan (Veltman) Cash (part-time faculty, Physical Therapy, and Neuroresidency graduate) is the lead author of “Development of a Community-based Golf and Exercise Program for People with Parkinson’s Disease,” with Drs. Danzl and Ulanowski, in the journal Complementary Therapies in Clinical Practice. This work reflects a community service project Dr. Cash developed, implemented, and examined during her residency in 2015. She continues to lead the Parkinson’s disease golf clinic sponsored by Norton Healthcare, an event in which she also mentors DPT and pre-PT students who volunteer.

Dr. Shelby Schroeder (part-time faculty, Physical Therapy, and Neuroresidency graduate) co-presented a two-hour educational session at the American Physical Therapy Association Combined Sections Meeting in New Orleans in February 2018 with Dr. Sonja Bareiss(associate professor, Physical Therapy), Drs. Danzl and Ulanowski and colleagues titled “Understanding and Managing Pain in Neurodegenerative Diseases.” Dr. Schroeder also presented a poster with Drs. Ulanowski and Danzl titled “Mind Maps as a Tool for Physical Therapy Students to Conceptualize Complex Neurologic Patient Management”at this conference and at the Indiana Physical Therapy Association & Kentucky Physical Therapy Association Joint Conference in Louisville in September. The poster reflected her role and contributions as adjunct faculty during the residency in PT 630: Adult Neurorehabilitation.

Dr. Beth Ennis (associate professor and chair, Physical Therapy) and Dr. Danzl presented a three-hour course, “Splish Splash… Not Just Taking a Bath: An Introduction to Aquatic Therapy,” at the Indiana Physical Therapy Association & Kentucky Physical Therapy Association Joint Conference in Louisville.

Drs. Beth Ennis and Megan Danzl and six 2017 DPT graduates (Dr. Katherine Countryman, Dr. Mary C. Hurst, Dr. Mary M. Riney, Dr. Abbye Senn, Dr. Emily Walker and Dr. Kirsten Young) have an article, “Aquatic intervention for core strength, balance, gait speed, and quality of life in children with neurological conditions: A case series,” in press for The Journal of Aquatic Physical Therapy. This article reflects the graduates’ capstone work.

Drs. Elizabeth Ulanowski and Megan Danzl and two 2018 DPT graduates, Dr. Hayley Lawler and Dr. Jasmine Charpentier, presented a poster entitled “Self-efficacy toward Exercise in People with Parkinson’s Disease who Participate in a Wellness Retreat” at the Indiana Physical Therapy Association & Kentucky Physical Therapy Association Joint Conference in Louisville.

Dr. Christopher Wingard (professor, Physical Therapy) and colleagues had a paper accepted for publication in the October Journal of Cardiovascular Toxicology entitled “Airway Exposure to Modified Multi-walled Carbon Nanotubes Perturbs Cardiovascular Adenosinergic Signaling in Mice.”

Dr. Karen Golemboski (professor and chair, Medical Laboratory Sciences) and a colleague presented a poster entitled “Improving Diagnosis: Educating MLS Students for Better Communication with Care Providers” at the International Federation of Biomedical Laboratory Scientists’ 33rd Congress in Florence, Italy, in September 2018.

As part of a long international partnership, the Doctor of Physical Therapy program hosted six physiotherapy students and Professor John “John-O” Owens from Curtin University in Perth, Australia, for two weeks in September. Through the coordinating efforts of Dr. David Boyce (associate professor, Physical Therapy), the Australian students participated in a number of academic, clinical and social activities with Bellarmine DPT students and faculty. They also collaborated with Dr. Dawn Hall-Bibb (associate professor, Physical Therapy) on an IRB-approved international research project, “Physiotherapists As Educators: the Use of Peer-teaching and Peer-feedback As a Tool To Develop This Graduate Competency.”

In a partnership with Passport Health, 58 Community Health Nursing Students and seven senior-level respiratory therapy students supervised by Dr. Teena Darnell (assistant professor, Nursing), Ms. Julia Senn-Reeves (instructor, Nursing), Ms. Janet Vogt(director of Clinical Education, Respiratory Therapy), and Ms. Sarah Pehlke (instructor, Respiratory Therapy) participated in Healthy Hoops at Central High School on Sept. 22. Healthy Hoops provides children with asthma the opportunity to have their lung health evaluated while educating parents about the chronic disease.

Dr. Thomas Wojcicki (assistant professor, Exercise Science) and Dr. Tony Brosky (professor, Physical Therapy, and dean of the School of Movement and Rehabilitation Sciences) participated in Louisville’s 4th Annual Clinical Town Hall, held at St. Stephens Community Center, on Oct. 16. More than 150 individuals, representing nearly 70 local organizations, engage in legacy work to positively influence residents with pre-diabetes and behavioral and respiratory health needs, as well as to build a healthy culture in Louisville. Louisville Metro Public Health and Humana have led this initiative.

Annsley Frazier Thornton School of Education

Dr. Corrie Block and the undergraduate students in the Educational Measurement course assisted in assessing students into the Advanced Program at a local public elementary school, and she and Ms. Diane Courington, a doctoral student, conducted a trauma informed professional development session at The Brown School. Dr. Block made a presentation titled “Behavior & Advanced Placement” at the National Evaluation Institute’s annual conference, The Consortium for Research on Educational Assessment and Teacher Effectiveness, in Williamsburg, Va. She was also voted in as secretary for the Consortium’s board. Dr. Block has been asked to become a trainer in Trauma Informed Care for educators and school personnel by the Center on Trauma and Children in Lexington, Ky.

Dr. Kristin Cook conducted professional development on STEAM Education for middle schools in Jefferson County Public Schools alongside the Next Generation Leadership Academy. Dr. Cook and colleagues published “K-12 STEM and STEAM education in the United States: Vision and best practices” in the Teachers College Record.

Dr. Jessica Ivy co-authored a chapter, “Adding a New Dimension to Teaching Mathematics Educators,” in a handbook that was just released: Handbook of Research on TPACK in the Digital Age, M. Niess, H. Gillow-Wiles, & C. Angeli (Eds.), Hershey, PA: IGI Global.

Dr. Amy Lein co-presented “Teaching Equal Groups Problems to Elementary Students with Learning Disabilities” at the Council for Learning Disabilities’ 40th International Conference on Learning Disabilities in Portland, Ore.

Dr. Donald "DJ" Mitchell, Jr., professor of higher education leadership, co-authored a journal article, “A Qualitative Analysis of Undocumented Latino College Students’ Movement Toward Developing Purpose,” in The Review of Higher Education.

W. Fielding Rubel School of Business

Ms. Christy Burge, instructor of Accounting, attended the Accounting Advisory Board meeting on Oct. 8.

Dr. Sharon Kerrick, dean of the Rubel School, helped organize and facilitate the second annual National Association of Women Business Owners “Business in the Bluegrass” symposium at Bellarmine, with more than 160 in attendance. She hosted with the Rubel School a community workshop, “Risk and Reward.” She also hosted the Kentucky World Affairs Council. Dr. Kerrick presented to the community group, Prohispanica, on how to choose and apply to graduate school. She had a research paper accepted by the Journal of Organizational Effectiveness. She organized the national Small Business Institute’s judging of “Projects of the Year” consulting projects. Dr. Kerrick did a short video clip for the organization “One Southern Indiana” discussing the leadership strengths and characteristics of Young Business Professionals.

Dr. Myra McCrickard, professor of economics, and Dr. Frank Raymond, professor of economics, along with Dr. Dan Bauer and Dr. Hongwei Song, assistant professor of economics, presented a paper, “Achieving Coexisting Goals in an Undergraduate Liberal Arts Based Economics Program,” at the Indiana Academy of the Social Sciences’ annual meeting.

Dr. Elizabeth Payne, Endowed Chair of Accounting, was appointed by Gov. Matt Bevin in August to serve a four-year term on the Kentucky State Board of Accountancy. During October, Dr. Payne continued to serve as vice president of Professional Development for Financial Executives International. In addition to regular State Board of Accountancy duties, she represented the board at the Fall KYCPA Awards Banquet.

Dr. Patricia Selvy, associate professor of accounting, gave a presentation on “Using Apps in the Classroom” at the 2018 SoTL Conference at IUS. Dr. Selvy also had an extended abstract published in proceedings.

Dr. Brad Stevenson, associate professor of Finance, was interviewed by Wallet Hub ( for the Oct. 25 article, “2018 Halloween Spending & Financial Fears Survey.” On Oct. 24, he attended the Advisory Committee for the iGen Business Academy at Southern High School. The Advisory Committee reviewed and provided feedback on the Performance Improvement Plan for the Academy and reviewed results for the 2017-18 academic year. The committee was also asked to brainstorm potential corporate partners for the program and to attend senior defenses of their portfolios in the spring.

School of Communication

Dr. Shawn Apostel participated on a panel, “Take Your Course from Snore to High Score: Instructional design principles plus pertinent web tools,” with Dr. Janice Poston from the Office of Academic Affairs at the Kentucky Convergence Conference on Oct. 18. He also participated on a panel, “A Matter of Principle: Technical Communication courses that seek to help immigrants and refugees feel welcomed in the USA,” with Ms. Kristi Apostel and other colleagues at the Watson Conference at the University of Louisville on Oct. 26.

Dr. Kyle Barnett presented “Screen Stars at 78 rpm: Fandom, Media, and Material Culture” and chaired the “Performing Sound, Music, Vocals, and Stardom” panel at the Stars and Screen conference at Rowan University in Glassboro, N.J., on Sept. 28.

Mr. Gary Fogle, through the Institute for Media, Culture and Ethics, provided training on public speaking and presentation skills to employees of Sypris Corp. on Oct. 24 and 27.

Dr. Gail Henson, Communication faculty emeritus and part-time English professor, was elected to the board of the English Speaking Union. She received a national teaching award as 2018 Facilitator of the Year from the Oates Pastoral Care Institute on Oct. 18, and was inducted into the Seneca High School Hall of Fame on Oct. 20, along with former Gov. Martha Layne Collins. On Oct. 23, she presented “Customizing Governance Institutes for Student Success for States and Regions: How an Institute Helps Bond a Board to Student Success” at the Association of Community College Trustees’ Leadership Conference in New York City. Dr. Henson is the only Kentuckian who has served on the Jefferson County Public Schools’ Board of Education, the Kentucky Board of Education, the Council on Postsecondary Education's P-16 Council, and the Kentucky Community and Technical College System’s Board of Regents.

Dr. Michael LaRocco participated in the faculty roundtables during the Bazin@100 conference at the University of Chicago, Oct. 11-13, celebrating the centennial anniversary of the birth of media theorist André Bazin. The event drew scholars from a variety of disciplines and featured film screenings and analysis, panel presentations, and group discussion.

Dr. Wuyu (Rain) Liu presented her research, “Social Influence on Behaviors: Toward a Culturally-Based Approach,” during the Faculty Colloquy organized by the Ethics and Social Justice Center on Oct. 25, and presented at Louisville’s 4th Annual Clinical Town Hall on Oct. 16 at St. Stephen’s Community Center on behalf of Bellarmine University and the Louisville Health Advisory Board (LHAB) Communication Committee.

Dr. Moira O’Keeffe’s video essay, “Love in the pixels: A visual auto ethnography of restoration,” will be published in InVisible Culture: An Electronic Journal of Visual Culture, Issue #29.

Ms. Stacie Shain spoke on a panel at the College Media Association national conference in Louisville on Oct. 26, discussing the status of women in sports media and explaining ways in which men can be allies to women in the sports media workplace.

Dr. Michael Strawser published two articles in the Journal of Faculty Development. The first, written with Dr. Shawn Apostel, Dr. Moira O’Keeffe and Ms. Crystal Simons, a graduate student, was titled “Diffusing innovation: Encouraging faculty learning management system transitional ‘buy-in’ through institutional development.” The second, written with Dr. Apostel, was titled “When did ‘Sage on the Stage’ become ‘Weaned to the Screen’?: Instructional implications of the new digital divide.” Dr. Strawser and Ms. Lauren Coffey, graduate student, published a chapter, “Engaging the millennial workforce through high-quality internships,” in Recruitment, Retention, and Engagement of a Millennial Workforce (Lexington Books).

Dr. Michael Strawser and Mr. John Stemmer, director of the library, presented a session at the Kentucky Convergence Conference on Oct. 19 titled “A space for wisdom: Library functionality in the digital age.” Dr. Strawser also participated on a panel at Digital Crossroads, the Louisville Digital Association’s annual conference, on Oct. 26 entitled “Where to go next with your career.”

School of Environmental Studies

Dr. Martha Carlson Mazur will present a talk titled “Sinkholes and their riparian buffers influence water chemistry in the Blue River, southern Indiana” at the Geological Society of America’s annual conference on Nov. 7. She is also a co-author on a student presentation by Clare Boothe Luce Scholar Emily Brown titled: “How do low-head dams affect sediment deposition and toxicity in Indian Creek in southern Indiana?” This work is in collaboration with The Nature Conservancy and supports effective watershed management.

Dr. Kate Bulinski is presenting a talk titled “Re-evaluation of biostrome paleoecology at the Falls of the Ohio (middle Devonian), Clarksville, Indiana” at the Geological Society of America’s annual conference on Nov. 7. She is also a co-author on three student presentations at this conference, including Clare Boothe Luce Scholar Aspen Burman: “A comparative study of organismal Interactions and diversity at the Falls of the Ohio (middle Devonian, Clarksville, Indiana) to similar Environments Within the Kaskaskia Sea”; Environmental science major Alma Wilcox: “Identifying environmental conditions of the middle Devonian Biostrome at the Falls of the Ohio (Clarksville, Indiana) through examination of corallum curvature in rugose corals”; and Environmental Science major Zoe Laughlin: “Exploring the Influence of Water Energy on the Taphonomic Condition of Rugose Corals at the Falls of Ohio, Clarksville, Indiana.” Dr. Bulinski contributed a chapter entitled “Paleoecology of the Jeffersonville Limestone Coral Zone Biostrome at the Falls of the Ohio (Devonian, Kentucky-Indiana): a 21st century update” as an edited contribution in Lower to Middle Paleozoic Stratigraphy and Paleontology in the Greater Louisville, Kentucky Area. Geological Society of America Field Trip Guidebook (in press). Dr. Bulinski co-led a two-day field trip entitled “Middle Paleozoic Stratigraphy and Paleontology of the Greater Louisville, Kentucky Area” as a part of the national Geological Society of America meeting in Indianapolis, Nov. 4-7.

Staff News and Achievements

Dr. Anne Bucalos, vice provost in Academic Affairs, and Dr. Michael Strawser published a chapter, “Millennial Culture and Communication Pedagogies: Mentoring Millennial Faculty for Success,” in the book Millennial Culture and Communication Pedagogies (Lexington Books).

Dr. Mark Kano is the new director of Chapel Music for Student Affairs. This is in addition to his full-time faculty position as assistant professor of Music and Vocal Area coordinator in the Music Department.

Dr. Kristen Wallitsch, associate dean of Student Success for Academic Support, and Dr. Jim Breslin, dean of Student Success, accepted the 2018 Innovative Use of Technology Award from the National College Learning Center Association at its annual conference. This award recognizes the development of Bellarmine's First-Year Predictive Model and was accepted on behalf of the full team that developed the tool, which also includes Mr. Drew Thiemann, director of Institutional Research and Effectiveness, and Ms. Elizabeth Cassady, assistant dean of Student Success and senior director of Academic Services.

Dr. Jim Breslin published two chapters in the new book Learning Centers in the 21st Century: A Modern Guide for Learning Assistance Professionals in Higher Education: “An Allied Framework for Social Learning in Peer Tutoring Contexts” and “Exploring Intersections of Student Transition Issues, Advising, and Learning Center Support.” Dr. Breslin, also presented four sessions at the National College Learning Center Association Annual Conference: “The More You Know: Using Predictive Analytics for Good in Student Success,” with Dr. Kristen Wallitsch; “Professionals and Peer Educators: Making Sense of Critical Relationships,” with a colleague; “Work Smarter! Implementing Tech Tools for Learning Center Leaders”; “Students as Colleagues: Operationalizing a New Paradigm for Peer Educators,” with a colleague.

Ms. Qiana Ingram, Public Safety coordinator, recently graduated from the 20th class of the Leadership Louisville Center’s Ignite Louisville program. Her team also won the Ignite Louisville Challenge, working with local nonprofit Inside the Lines Training Inc., an academic enrichment and athletic training program for student-athletes 6-18 years old.

Fr. George Munjanattu, campus minister, published his article “It Is Necessary to Disseminate Multicultural Standards in Higher Education” in Diverse Issues in Higher Education on Oct. 15.

Dr. Paul Pearson, director and archivist of the Thomas Merton Center, gave the keynote address, “Thomas Merton: Poet, Monk, Prophet,” at the Thomas Merton in Alaska 50th Anniversary Conference in Anchorage, Sept. 28-29; and published “A Unique Gift” in Merton Among Us: The Living Legacy of Thomas Merton (Louisville: 849 Galley, KyCAD, 2018).