Faculty respected during annual Academic Affairs Awards and Recognition Ceremony

You didn’t see expertise members from a College of Saint Benedict and Saint John’s University dress adult in their latest tuxedos or gowns from Donna Karan, Giorgio Armani or Calvin Klein on May 2.

But expertise members did come together for a Academic Affairs Awards and Recognition Ceremony. The ceremony, hold during a Gorecki Center, CSB, famous expertise for years of service, promotions and contributions as dialect chairs and leaders.

In addition, a following awards were presented:

S. Mary Grell Teacher of Distinction Award
Don Fischer, associate highbrow of practice grant and competition studies

Grell, a remarkable biologist who was a 1933 connoisseur of CSB, served students during CSB and SJU for some-more than 35 years with intelligence, loyalty and affection. The disproportion S. Mary done in her lifetime of training during CSB is distinguished by a approval of a expertise member who represents a best training and training during CSB and SJU. S. Mary served as boss of CSB from 1963-68. This endowment has been presented yearly given 1995.

Fischer, who began training during CSB and SJU in 2001, brings a estimable volume of knowledge to his position. Prior to fasten a faculty, he worked as earthy therapist for 8 years. He has worked in a CSB jaunty dialect as a strength and conditioning manager and as an partner softball coach. Fischer has mentored 55 tyro investigate projects and moderated 23 internships as good as ancillary tyro presentations during investigate conferences. Students regard Fischer for his ability to plea and enthuse students to consider critically. “What creates Don an glorious professor, rather than only a good professor, is his ability to bond with students,” a former tyro said. Fischer believes it is his shortcoming to yield an altogether training knowledge that creates a probability of any tyro being successful in a course.   

Robert L. Spaeth Teacher of Distinction Award
Scott Richardson, highbrow of denunciation and cultures

This endowment is named in respect of Spaeth, who served as vanguard during SJU for 9 years in further to use as a highbrow of magnanimous studies from 1979 until his genocide in 1994. Each year, Spaeth’s joining to glorious training is remembered by honoring a expertise member who brings a special passion and poise to a classroom and a training community. This endowment has been presented yearly given 1995.

Students and colleagues regard Richardson, who has taught during CSB and SJU given 1984, for his intellect, his clever superintendence of their research, his unrestrained and his wit. He has desirous many of his students to pursue miraculous careers and lives. Richardson served as a Blecker Professor in Humanities from 2007-10, has served on expertise governance committees, has constructed estimable publications and has oral during countless veteran gatherings. He is “a clergyman who clearly loves his subject, engages his students and encourages them to puncture deeply into topics,” pronounced a former tyro who warranted a doctorate in classics who went on to join a expertise of a college.

Linda Mealey Faculty/Student Collaborative Research and Creativity Award
Steve Saupe, highbrow of biology

The Linda Mealey Faculty/Student Collaborative Research and Creativity Award is given annually to a expertise member who exemplifies demonstrated value in grant as good as teaching, conducts student/faculty collaborative investigate or artistic work and excels in a mentoring of students. The award, that was determined as a Teacher-Scholar Award in 2000, was renamed for Mealey in 2004. Mealey, who had perceived a endowment in a open of 2002, upheld divided in Nov 2002. 

Saupe, who began training during CSB and SJU in 1981, has mentored 61 students opposite a far-reaching operation of topics. One of his colleagues settled that “it is considerable how Steve is means to attract students to a investigate on plants by creation use of a accumulation of technologies.” One tyro pronounced that Saupe “exemplifies what CSB and SJU are all about, good expertise who concede students and professors to rise profitable veteran relations for a lifetime rather than a semester.”

S. Linda Kulzer Gender Educator Award
Sheila Nelson, associate highbrow of sociology

This endowment recognizes a member of a CSB and SJU expertise member who has contributed to students’ gender preparation by curricular leadership, courses taught, grant and mentoring of students eccentric of normal classroom teaching. This chairman demonstrates care and fosters an atmosphere that encourages exploring gender issues from many angles. Kulzer, CSB’s clamp boss for educational affairs from 1977-85 and a highbrow emerita of preparation who attended a ceremony, was a colonize in a colleges’ beginning efforts to confederate gender into a curriculum. 

Nelson, who has taught during CSB and SJU given 1994, promotes gender equivalence in her classrooms and in a community. A former tyro of Sheila’s stated, “Much of what we schooled from Sheila as a student, came not from a doctrine taught, though from who she was and how she approached a universe around her.” In her over 20 years during CSB and SJU, Nelson has been an model advisor, coach and teacher.  In a difference of a colleague, Sheila “personifie(s) gender education.”

Additional recognition

Academic advising awards: Emily Paup, communication; Parker Wheatley, economics.

Alcuin and Clemens Library Information Literacy Award: Yvette Piggush, partner highbrow of English, perceived this endowment for a many ways she uses library resources and services to assistance her students. Piggush collaborates with a library for her first-year convention classes, and her Honors 250 category on “Slave and “Neo-Slave Narratives.” For a after course, she worked with a librarian and a member of Media Services to emanate erudite editions of brief worker narratives that were collected in 1856, regulating Google Map to snippet a track by that they transient to Canada, and yield erudite records of reason for themes overwhelmed on in a narratives. Puggish was comparison to attend a Council of Independent Colleges Information Fluency discussion focusing on investigate in a fortify of English and American literature. 

Tenure and graduation to associate professor: Bob Bell, accounting and finance; Todd Johnson, physics; Roy Ketchum, Hispanic studies; Jessica O’Reilly, sociology; Dora Saha, economics; Jennifer Schaefer, biology; Christi Siver, domestic science; Mary Stenson, practice grant and competition studies; Erica Stonestreet, philosophy.

Promotion to professor: Jon Armajani, theology; Pam Bacon, psychology; Jim Crumley, physics; Mary Jepperson, accounting and finance; Kelly Kraemer, assent studies; Janna LaFountaine, practice grant and competition studies; Shane Miller, communication, gender studies; Rodger Narloch, psychology; Chris Schaller, chemistry.

Special appointments

Professor emeriti and retirement: Cynthia Curran, history; Bernie Evans, theology; Kim Kasling, music; Diane Veale Jones, environmental studies; Richard White, chemistry.

Professor alumna, with special admiration for his many contributions in educational leadership: Chuck Villette, languages and cultures;

Professor alumna and retirement: Jean Ochu, accounting and finance; Vilma Walter, Hispanic studies.

Retirement: Gary Gillitzer, nursing.

Department chair/program directors tenure completion: Brian Campbell, music; Kelly Kraemer, assent studies; Barb May, healthy science; John Merkle, theology; Imad Rahal, mechanism science; Andrea Shaker, art; Parker Wheatley, economics.

Acting dialect chair: Bruce Campbell, Hispanic studies; Katie Johnson, communication; Dean Langley, physics.

Joint Faculty Senate Chair tenure completion: Jean Lavigne, environmental studies.


10 Years of Service: Jean Didier, tellurian business leadership; Emily Esch, philosophy; Marietta Franulic, Hispanic studies; Mark Glen, nutrition; Matthew Harkins, English; Jessica Harkins, English; Robert Kachelski, psychology; Jean Lavigne, environmental studies; Julie Lynch, communication; Barb May, biology; Margrette Newhouse, tellurian business leadership; Tonya Schmidt, accounting and finance; Lynn Schnettler, education.

15 years of service: David Arnott, music; Dana Drazenovich, communication; Don Fischer, practice grant and competition studies; Bob Hesse, mathematics; Mary Jepperson, accounting and finance; Kelly Kraemer, assent studies; Janna LaFountaine, practice grant and competition studies; Br. David Paul Lange, OSB, art; Ed McIntee, chemistry; Erin Szabo, communication.

20 years of service: Jeff Kamakahi, sociology; Jean Keller, philosophy, gender studies; Bill Lamberts, biology; Chris Schaller, chemistry.

25 years of service: Tony Cunningham, philosophy; J. Andrew Whitford Holey, mechanism science; Aubrey Immelman, psychology; Phil Kronebusch, domestic science.

30 years of service: Brian Johnson, chemistry; O. Nicholas Raths, music; Steve Stelzner, psychology; Richard White, chemistry.

35 years of service: Bernie Evans, theology; LuAnn Reif, nursing; Steve Saupe, biology; Michael Tangredi, mathematics; Ed Turley, music.

40 years of service: Ken Jones, history.

45 years of service: Jim Hendershot, art.

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