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College of Social and Behavioral Sciences Student Activities
College of Social and
Behavioral Sciences
Volume 15, Issue 3
December 2013
Student Activities
GENDER AND WOMEN’S STUDIES
Abigael Barefoot, Abby Haak, and
Quenter Ramog, all graduate students,
presented, “Collective Action for NonViolence Around Storytelling,” at the
National Women’s Studies Association
conference, November 2013.
GEOGRAPHY
The Department of Geography held the
first GIS day activities to promote
Geospatial Thinking: Real-World Solutions
in the community and beyond, Dr. Mary T.
Dooley Map Library, November 20, 2013.
SOCIAL WORK
Donna Vig, MSW graduate, was recognized for the
completion of her Master’s degree and Capstone Project in
the IAPI OAYE, the Shakopee Mdewakanton Sioux
Community monthly newsletter, November 2013.
Donna Vig with her Capstone Project. She encourages
Community members to consider becoming a foster parent.
GIS Day Activities
GOVERNMENT
Maria Carrillo-Perez (Political Science),
Richard Armah (Master’s in Public
Administration), Ellen Ahlness, Rebecca
Holmberg, and Katrina Ortloff
(International Relations) and Fred Slocum,
attended the Minnesota Political Science
Association conference, November 9, 2013.
David Wentzel, May ’13 BSSW graduate, is working in
Congressman Tim Walz’s office in a veterans’
constituent position through the Wounded Warrior
Program in Mankato, MN. The Wounded Warrior
program creates employment opportunities for veterans
in the House of Representatives. Wentzel has served
three overseas tours in the past few years, and an article
about his work appeared in the Rock County Star
Herald, November 20, 2013.
David Wentzel with Congressman Tim Walz during a
groundbreaking ceremony for the new state veterans cemetery in
Preston, MN
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College of Social and Behavioral Sciences Good News
Faculty and Department Activities
HISTORY
Justin Biel presented the Fall History Forum Lecture,
“Naïve Mapmakers or Peculiar Secularists? The British
and Empire by ‘Toleration’,” November 21, 2013.
ANTHROPOLOGY
Heath Anderson’s project, “Cerror Magoni Chronology
and Micromorphology Project,” was awarded funding by
the Faculty Research Committee, November 8, 2013.
ECONOMICS
Ihsuan Li presented, “A Course Pack for Undergraduate
Research in Economics,” a Teaching Scholar
Presentation, MSU, Mankato, October 4, 2013.
GEOGRAPHY
Don Friend was quoted regarding consumer sales in
regional centers in the Star Tribune at
http://www.startribune.com/local/233175711.html,
November 24, 2013.
Carol Reedstrom received a 2013-14 President’s
Commission on the Status of Women Professional
Development award, November 21, 2013.
Justin Biel Fall History Forum Lecture
GOVERNMENT
Fred Slocum presented “Public Opinion and Public
Policy” to the Mankato Area Lifelong Learners group,
July 18, 2013.
Lori Lahlum has been selected as one of the program
committee co-chairs for the 2015 Western History
Association annual meeting in Portland. Elizabeth
Jameson, Imperial Oil & Lincoln McKay Chair at the
University of Calgary, will preside at the conference;
Karen Leong of Arizona State University and Jose
Alamillo of California State University, Channel Islands
are the other program committee co-chairs, November
2013.
Fred Slocum presented “The First Amendment: The
Establishment and Free Exercise Clauses” at the
university-wide Constitution Day event, September 17,
2013.
Fred Slocum serves on the Truman and Reta Wood
Scholarship board, helped organize the Wood Scholarship
Dinner held September 21, 2013.
Fred Slocum was interviewed by Minneapolis StarTribune columnist Gail Rosenblum on motivations for
voting and reasons for voting decisions. His
observations, alongside those of two other political
scientists, were published in the Star-Tribune at
http://www.startribune.com/local/230922881.html,
November 6, 2013.
Fred Slocum chaired the American Politics panel, and
presented “Minnesota Political Culture versus Southern
Political Culture” on the same panel, at the Minnesota
Political Science Association conference, November 9. .
He was elected to a two-year term, 2013-2015, as
treasurer of the Minnesota Political Science Association
in April 2013.
Matt Loayza published, “‘A Curative and Creative
Force’: The Exchange of Persons Program and
Eisenhower’s Inter-American Policies, 1953-1961,” in the
Diplomatic History, November 2013.
Matt Loayza presented, “Reflecting on the Kennedy
Assassination, November 22, 1963,” to the Greater
Mankato Rotary Club, Mankato Courtyard Marriott,
November 20, 2013.
Matt Loayza was quoted in a front page article by Edie
Schmierbach, “Locals Recall President Kennedy,
Assassination,” in that Mankato Free Press, November
22, 2013.
Agnes Odinga presented, “Transitions: African Voices of
New Americans,” in a panel discussion, MSU, Mankato,
November 12, 2013. The panel discussion was also
featured as, “African Immigrants, Refugees Share
Experiences,” in the Mankato Free Press at
http://www.mankatofreepress.com/local/x1442605909/Af
rican-immigrants-refugees-share-experiences
Judie Ziemke received a 2013-14 President’s
Commission on the Status of Women Professional
Development award, November 21, 2013.
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College of Social and Behavioral Sciences Good News
and Eichler’s Consensus Models,” in the Journal of
Baccalaureate Social Work, 2013.
On November 8, 2013 the Department of Social Work
honored two program alumni, along with current students.
Robin Bode, ‘09, was honored as the 2013 Outstanding
New Social Worker, an award for BSSW or MSW
program alums 5 years ago or less and who have made
significant contributions to their field. Lynda Erickson,
‘79 was honored as the Social Work Alumna of the Year
for her 35 years of dedication to the social work
profession. Three students were honored as Social
Welfare Scholars for papers they wrote while enrolled in
SOWK 190W Social Welfare Services. Kara Hoel,
Michael Provancha, and Makenzie Petzel. BSSW and
MSW Child Welfare Scholars receiving educational
stipends through the Title IV-E Child Welfare Program
were recognized. BSSW students were Kari Albrecht,
Danielle Barten, Tiffany Breckenridge, Randi Callahan,
Elishua Crocker, Rachel Ellison, Haley Forsyth, Ariel
Johnson, Tricia Larson, Jenna LaTour, Melissa Manns,
Lori Nelson, Katelyn Reiner, and Megan Winter. MSW
graduate students were Jade Blekestad, Macey
Deslauriers, Chad Ellis, Kelly Froehle, Danielle Jones,
Kelly Kjarland, Benjamin Kolling, Lucy Matos, and
Katrina Ohmann-Thai. Students who received
Department scholarships for summer 2013 or the 2013-14
academic year were recognized. These included Alicia
Armstrong, Carissa Bakke, Sarah Bast, Tanya Borchert,
Annie Edel, Leah Elbert, Rachel Ellison, Chelsi
Hammon, Lucy Matos, Gudrun Schletz, Kelsey
Tollefson, and Cynthia Trevino.
“Transitions: African Voices of New Americans” panel
discussion
PSYCHOLOGY
Sarah Sifers was awarded a Faculty Improvement Grant
in order to attend the National Institute on the Teaching of
Psychology, St. Pete Beach, Florida, November 11, 2013.
Eric Sprankle’s project, “Genital Piercing: A Pre and
Post-Analysis of Motivation and Satisfaction,” was
awarded funding by the Faculty Research Committee,
November 8, 2013.
Emily Stark submitted her online course for Quality
Matters review and received QM certification. QM
certification recognizes online and hybrid courses that
meet Quality Matters Standards for course design after
undergoing a peer review process. Her course is titled
‘PSY 101: Introduction to Psychological Science’, and is
the first course at Minnesota State, Mankato to receive
QM certification. For more information about Quality
Matters and submitting courses for review, please go to
http://www.mnsu.edu/its/academic/qm.html
SOCIAL WORK
Paul Mackie, as President-Elect of the National
Association for Rural Mental Health, was interviewed by
the Times-News of Twin Falls, ID regarding challenges
associated with accessing mental health services in rural
areas. The story was published November 21, 2013.
URBAN AND REGIONAL STUDIES
Raymond Asomani-Boateng’s project, “Protecting and
Preserving Urban Wetlands in Ghana,” was awarded
funding by the Faculty Research Committee, November
8, 2013.
Missy Manderfeld received a 2013-14 President’s
Commission on the Status of Women Professional
Development award, November 21, 2013.
Paul Mackie and George Leivowitz (University of
Vermont) published, “Teaching Community Organizing?
A Postmodernist Comparison Between Alinsky’s Conflict
College and Related Activities
Maria Bevacqua presented, “The Program Review
Process: Insights and Advice,” at the National Women’s
Studies Association Program Administrators’ PreConference, Cincinnati, OH, November 7, 2013.
Maria Bevacqua presented, “Directors Workshop,” at the
National Women’s Studies Association Program
Administrators’ Pre-Conference, Cincinnati, OH,
November 7, 2013.
Maria Bevacqua was a panel moderator for, “Recipes in
the Making: Toward a Critical Feminist Food Studies,” at
the National Women’s Studies Association Conference,
Cincinnati, OH, November 7-10, 2013.
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