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Students Activities

GEOGRAPHY

David Nichols (BA History 2014 and MS History 2016) presented a paper on the anti-suffragists in Minnesota at the Northern Great Plains History Conference, St. Cloud, MN, September 2016. He also participated on a Minnesota woman suffrage roundtable at the conference. 

PSYCHOLOGY

Nicole Haffield is serving as Secretary on the board of the Minnesota Professionals for Psychology Applied to Work (MPPAW) for the 2016-2017 term.

Ryan Powley and Dr. Mark Whitmore of Scitrain have received the Douglas W. Bray and Ann Howard Grant by the SIOP Awards Committee for their proposal entitled “The Effects of Participant Self-Assessment on Development Center Performance.”

Rachel Burlet, Marissa Hamilton, Mary Jane Harty, RaeLynn Laminen, Sarah Marsh, Janine Ray, and Cassandra Schriber (School Psychology graduate students) led by Dan Houlihan participated in a practicum experience in Belize, helping deliver and interpret cognitive assessments to students at the local schools.

All nineteen I/O psychology  graduate studentsAll nineteen I/O Psychology graduate students and faculty member Kristie Campana Kristie Campanaattended the September meeting of the Minnesota Professionals for Psychology Applied to Work (MPPAW) to hear a talk by Dr. Tracy Kantrowitz, of CEB on “The Intersection of Research and Trending Topics in I/O,” in Minneapolis, MN, September 2016. As well as talks by Alumni Tony Carthen, Brittany Davis, Ryan Hanna, and Natalie Sokol.

All nineteen I/O Psychology graduate students and faculty member Kristie Campana attended the September meeting of the Minnesota Professionals for Psychology Applied to Work (MPPAW) to hear a talk by Dr. Tracy Kantrowitz, of CEB on “The Intersection of Research and Trending Topics in I/O,” in Minneapolis, MN, September 2016. As well as talks by Alumni Tony Carthen, Brittany Davis, Ryan Hanna, and Natalie Sokol.

Eric Leingang, Jenna McChesney, Nicole Haffield and Tiffany Ackerman (I/O Psychology graduate students) joined MBA students for a visit to Optum Health in Minneapolis, where they met with Kunjorn Chambundabongse, VP of Innovation and Research Development, and had a guided tour of the Optum Experience Center.

Faculty, Staff, and Department Activities

ECONOMICS

Ishuan Li was offered another four-year term appointment to the Peer Corps of Reviewers at Higher Learning Commission.

GENDER & WOMEN'S STUDIES

Laura Harrison and Maria Bevacqua presented, “Gender & Women’s Studies at Minnesota State University, Mankato, USA: Bridging theory & practice,” at the International Congress, “Gender Studies in Debate: Pathways, challenges and interdisciplinary perspectives,” at the Institute of Social and Political Sciences, University of Lisbon, Portugal, May 25-26, 2016.

GOVERNMENT

Joe Kunkel was interviewed by Mankato Free Press about partisan gridlock's effect on federal and state elections, September 2016.

HISTORY

Lori Lahlum was elected to a three-year term as chair of the Council at the recent Northern Great Plains History Conference Council meeting.

Lori Lahlum presented a paper entitled, “ John Paulson: Norwegian Immigrant, Civil War Soldier, and USCI Officer,” at the 2016 Northern Great Plains History Conference, St. Cloud, MN, September 2016.  She also organized the session on John Paulson that included a paper by Dave Battistel, a high school history teacher in Thunder Bay, Ontario.  Lahlum and Battistel are working on a journal article about Paulson.

PSYCHOLOGY

Emily Stark and students from the I-O Program and the MBA program met with the President of the Minnesota Twins and attended a game at Target Field. Mr. Dave St. Peter of the Twins talked to the students about his journey to his current position, and how the Twins will persevere despite recent hardships. 

The I/O psychology department’s OERG program has been engaged in a number of projects this year including; creating surveys for the Inter-Faculty Organization, obtaining a grant to work on a film project for Forecast Public Arts, obtaining a grant to study the effects of public art on citizens sense of community, completing an organizational development project for Accent Signage, creating an on-line course for UltraMC, creating a supervisory training course for Condux, completing a project with Riverfront Inc, completing a diversity survey for MSU, and working with J&B Foods to write a workforce development grant.

SOCIAL WORK

Kofi Danso had his article, “Nativity and Health Disparities: Predictors of Immigrant Health,” published in Social Work in Public Health, 31(3), 175-187.

SOCIOLOGY AND CORRECTIONS

Kendra Jason (UNC-Charlotte) and Sarah Epplen published an article, “Interrogating Ourselves in a Racialized World: Using Personal Experiences to Improve Students' Understanding of Racism,” in the journal Sociology of Race and Ethnicity, July 2016.

Afroza Anwary’s paper, “Feminized Workforce in Transnational Production: Bangladesh Ready-Made Garment Industry,” has been accepted for publication in the Journal History and Sociology of South Asia. The paper will be published in July 2017, Volume 11 (2).

URBAN AND REGIONAL STUDIES

Raymond Asomani-Boateng reviewed a manuscript for the Journal of Planning and Education Research, September 2016.