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  • April 20, 2004

    Gene Bauer (ESL) and Nancy Hill (ESL) present at NAFSA regional conference.

    Gene Bauer, English as a second language (ESL) coordinator and adjunct instructor in educational studies, and Nancy Hill, ESL support assistant and writing/professional exploration assistant, presented a session at the NAFSA: Association of International Educators Region IV Conference titled "Best Practices: A Case Study of ESL Writing Needs and Support," about Carleton's approach to providing writing support to a rapidly increasing international student population and a high number of American non-native speakers of English.

  • April 19, 2004

    Jacqulyn Lauer-Glebov (institutional research) and Carol Rutz (writing program) present at conference.

    Jacqulyn Lauer-Glebov, assistant director of institutional research, and Carol Rutz, director of the writing program, presented related papers at the Conference on College Composition and Communication. Their panel was titled "Accounting, assessment, and improvement: Getting past good news to benefit from the bad."

  • April 15, 2004

    Ruth Sylte (media relations) chosen as folk artist in four states

    Ruth Sylte (media relations) and her dance partner, Mikkel Thompson, have been accepted to the juried state folk artist rosters in Minnesota, North Dakota, South Dakota and Wisconsin as teachers and performers of traditional Norwegian folk dancing and music. Known as "HjerteDans," they recently held a one-week state arts residency at an elementary school in Minot, N.D. and performed at the North Dakota State Arts Council annual meeting.They have both earned the highest level as Folk Dance Specialists in the Sons of Norway Cultural Skills Program and are in the midst of completing 80 hours of teacher training coursework through Noregs Ungdomslag (NU), Norway’s national youth organization. Upon completion of the coursework, Sylte and Thompson will be among the first NU certified teachers of Norwegian dance outside of Norway.

  • April 15, 2004

    Adeeb Khalid (history) elected president of Central Eurasian Studies Society.

    Adeeb Khalid, associate professor of history, has been elected president of the Central Eurasian Studies Society, an international organization of over 1000 members in several dozen countries. He will serve a three-year appointment on the board.

  • April 15, 2004

    Susan Singer (biology) chairs NRC Committee.

    Susan Singer, professor of biology, is chairing the National Research Council's Committee on High School Science Laboratories: Roles and Vision. This committee was commissioned by the National Science Foundation to prepare a report on science lab teaching in response to a federal mandate. The National Research Council is the operating arm of the National Academies.

  • April 15, 2004

    Nelson Christensen (physics) gives talk on LIGO.

    Nelson Christensen, associate professor of physics, gave a talk at the monthly meeting of the Minnesota Chapter of the Optical Society of America titled "The Optics of LIGO: The Laser Interferometer Gravitational Wave Observator."

  • April 12, 2004

    Poetry book by Gregory Hewett (English) accepted for publication.

    Gregory Hewett, assistant professor of English, has had his book, "Eros Conspiracy," accepted for publication by Coffee House Press in 2005. The volume will be Hewett's third published book of poetry.

  • April 12, 2004

    Ruth Weiner (theater arts) and Julie Klassen (German) author essay.

    Ruth Weiner, professor of theater arts and English, and Julie Klassen, professor of German, co-authored an essay titled "Reviving Brecht: Transformations, or the Reciprocity of Outward Signs and Inward States" in New German-American Studies: Essays on Twentieth-Century German Drama and Theater, a volume of essays edited by Hellmut Hal Rennert. Klassen also authored a second essay in the book titled "The Rebellion of the Body Against the Effect of Ideas: Heiner Müller's Concept of Tragedy."

  • April 8, 2004

    John Ramsay (educational studies) publishes article on Division III athletics.

    John Ramsay, the Hollis L. Caswell Professor of Educational Studies, wrote an article titled "To Miss the Joy" for the Center for Inquiry in the Liberal Arts at Wabash College.

  • April 8, 2004

    Gregory Marfleet (political science) presents at ISA.

    Gregory Marfleet, assistant professor of political science, presented a poster titled "The Evolution of Player Strategies in Multiple Game Environments: A Computer Simulation using a Genetic Algorithm" at the International Studies Association convention.

  • April 8, 2004

    Laurence Cooper (political science) publishes article.

    Laurence Cooper, assistant professor of political science, published an article titled "Between Eros and Will to Power: Rousseau and 'The Desire to Extend Our Being" in the American Political Science Review.

  • April 8, 2004

    Norman Vig (political science) publishes book on environment.

    Norman Vig, the Winifred and Atherton Bean Professor Emeritus of Science, Technology and Society, has published a book co-edited with Michael Faure titled "Green Giants? Environmental Policies of the United States and the European Union," published by MIT Press.