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July 2016 – June 2017

Professional & Scholarly Activities, July 2016 - June 2017

Books Published

Books Published
Amy Knox Brown, Ph.D.   Brown, A. (2017) What Is Gone. Texas Tech University Press.

Chapters in Books

Chapters in Books
Karla Bergen, Ph.D.   Braithwaite, D.O., Foster, E., & Bergen, K. M. (2017). Social construction as
      theoretical perspective. In Engaging theories in family communication. (Eds., D.O. Braithwaite, E. Foster, and K. Floyd). Routledge: London, UK..
    McBride, M. C., & Bergen, K. M. (2016). Answering qualitative and quantitative
      questions. In S. T. Wahl (Ed.), Public relations principles: Strategies for public success. Dubuque, IA: Kendall Hunt.
     
Jing Chang, Ph.D.   Chang, Jing. (2017)  Rewrote chapter 4 - Discrete Random Variable of a Texas
      high school statistics textbook as part of OSX TEA (Open StatX Texas Education Agency) Statistics phase 2 project.

Articles in Peer-Reviewed Journals

Articles in Peer-Reviewed Journals
Kristin Mattson, Ph.D.   Mattson, K. and Reed-Bouley, J. (2017).  Educating for engagement.  Journal of
      Religion and Society, Supplement 14, pp. 181-199.
       
Jennifer Reed-Bouley, Ph.D.   Mattson, K. and Reed-Bouley, J. (2017).  Educating for engagement.  Journal of
      Religion and Society, Supplement 14, pp. 181-199.

Scholarly Essays/Publications

Scholarly Essays/Publications
Karla Bergen, Ph.D.   Bergen, K.M. (Spring,2017). "Bridging the Distance in Commuter Families,"
      Family Focus, online newsletter of the National Council on Family Relations. Available at:  https://www.ncfr.org/ncfr-report/focus

Presentations at Professional Meetings

Presentations at Professional Meetings
Karla Bergen, Ph.D.   Panel Participant, "Toward an Expanded U.S. Family Leave Policy: Advocacy as
      Civic Calling." Roundtable presentation presented to the Feminist and Women Studies Division of the National Communication Association at the annual meeting in Philadelphia, PA, November 2016.
    Panel Participant: "Creating Spaces for Feminism on Campus," Panel presented
      to the Women's Caucus of the Central States Communication Association, Minneapolis, MN, April 2017.
    Panel Participant. "Emotional Labor in Academe: Creating Balance." Panel
      presented to the Women's Caucus of the Central States Communication Association, Minneapolis, MN, April 2017.
    Panel Participant. "Aging in Academia: Fermentation of Former Freshman
      Faculty." Panel presented to the Women's Caucus of the Central States Communication Association, Minneapolis, MN, April 2017.
     
Jing Chang, Ph.D.   "Plickers - a formative assessment tool for math courses", Spring meeting of the
      Nebraska-South Dakota section of the MAA (Mathematical Association of America), Doane University, March, 2017
       
Melanie Felton, Ph.D.   Stepping Outside: Using Experiential and Service Learning to Engage Students,
      National Association of Early Childhood Teacher Educators Conference Session, NAEYC Professional Learning Institute, June 2017, San Francisco, CA
       
Jennifer Grove, Ph.D.   "Comprehensive Genetic Studies in Pediatric Myelodysplastic Syndromes",
      Children's Hospital and Medical Center Pediatric Research Forum. Omaha, NE, 2017.
       
Phyllis Higley, Ph.D.   "Strategies for Fostering Class Participation," Nebraska Academy of Science,
      Lincoln, NE April, 2017.
       
Maureen Hoppe, Ed.D., M.A., OTR/L   "Clinical simulation in occupational therapy curriculum," American Occupational
      Therapy Association, March, 2017. (Co-presented with Audrey Zapletal, Dr. Tracy Van Oss, Dr. Jean  Prast,  Dr. Joann. Baird, & Dr. Adel Herge)
    "Effective integration and application of clinical simulation in occupational
      therapy curriculum," American Occupational Therapy Association, March, 2017. (Co-presented with Audrey Zapletal, Dr. Tracy Van Oss, Dr. Jean  Prast,  Dr. Joann. Baird, & Dr. Adel Herge)
       
Rebecca Hoss, Ph.D.   "Faculty Perceptions of Student Evaluations of Teaching," Midwestern
      Psychological Association, Chicago, IL, April, 2017. (Co-presented with Molly Wernli).
     
Dunesh Kumari, Ph.D.   "Qualitative analysis of molecular interactions in binary and ternary complexes of
      curcumin and resveratrol with various polymers using FTIR" Poster Presentation at Annual American association of Pharmaceutical Scientist annual meeting. Denver, Colorado. (Nov 13-17; 2016)
       
Molly Mahoney, Ph.D.   Faculty Perceptions of Student Evaluations of Teaching (Roundtable Discussion),
      Midwestern Psychological Association, Chicago, IL, April, 2017. (Co-presented with Dr. Becky Hoss)
       
Shannon McMahon, Ph.D.   Presentation at College English Association Conference, Hilton Head, South
      Carolina March 30, 31, April 1st, 2017. "Childless and Successful: The New/Old Frontier for Women in Higher Education."
       
Rita Million, Ph.Dc., M.S.N.   "Urban and Rural Midwest Alzheimer's Family Caregiving Feasibility Study:
      Lessons Learned," National Gerontological Nurses Association Annual Conference.  Indianapolis, IN, October, 2016.
       
Kristi Preisman, Ed.D.   Preisman, K. (2016). The road to jaded: You don’t have to go that way.
      Presentation for the American Association for Teaching and Curriculum, Grand Rapids, MI.
       
Brenda, Romero, Ph.D.   "La narrativa de Antonio Guadarrama Collado: una visión refrescante de la
      Conquista de México," 19th International Conference of Hispanic Literature. Buenos Aires, Argentina, March, 2017.
       
Mark Sand, Ph.D.   "Recent Articles on Super Circles and Trigonometry," Nebraska/Southeast South
      Dakota Section of the Mathematical Association of America, Crete, Nebraska, March 2017.
       
Narcissus Shambare, Ph.D.   "Recruitment and retention of students to Mercy business programs," Mercy
      Business Leadership Conference, Detroit, Michigan, June, 2017
       
Christine Simone, M.Ed.   "Empowered Women, Empowering Women," Nebraska Women in Higher
      Education Leadership. Omaha, NE, October, 2016.
       
Claudia Wickham, Ed.D.   "Cultivating Pre-Service Teachers' Dispositions With Fierce Conversations", AMLE
      (Association of Middle-Level Educators), Austin, TX, October 8

Artistic Works, Exhibits, Performances

Artistic Works, Exhibits, Performances
Amy Knox Brown, Ph.D.   "Reading and Conversation," Salem College, Winston-Salem, NC, October 2016.
     
Phyllis Higley, Ph.D.   CSM Community Art Show, Omaha, NE, September-October, 2016
    Lincoln Quilters Guild Show, Lincoln, NE October, 2016
    Modern Quilt Exhibit at the International Quilt Study Center & Museum, Lincoln,
      NE May-June, 2017

Funded Research Grants or Proposals

Funded Research Grants or Proposals
Sally Bisson-Best, J.D.   "Doris Stevens: Nebraska's Forgotten Suffrage Leader", Nebraska State Historical
      Society Research Grant, Received May, 2017.
     
Phyllis Higley, Ph.D.   "Epidemiology of Pythium root rot in hydroponically grown lettuce," NASA
      Nebraska Space Grant Research Mini-Grant, August 1, 2016- April 30, 2017.
     
Dunesh Kumari, Ph.D.   "Qualitative and Quantitative analysis for simultaneous detection of curcumin
      and resveratrol for the development of a synergistically acting novel drug delivery system"  NSF supported Nebraska EPSCoR Undergraduate Research Experiences at Small Colleges and Universities grant for research; (May - Sep 2016)
    "Curcumin and resveratrol combination as potent antioxidants to prevent
      oxidative stress associated with space travel." NASA Nebraska Space Grant: PI: Research Mini-grant for research (August, 2016 - April, 2017)
    "Novel Binary and Ternary Phytochemical-Biodegradable Polymer Complexes:
      Preparation, Stability and their Anti-Oxidant Potential." Nebraska INBRE research Grant : Developmental Research Project Program (DRPP): (May 2016-May 2019)

Professional Reviewer

Professional Reviewer
Mindy Barna, M.S.N.   Lippincott Review for NCLEX-PN 11th Edition, 2016
      Online Resources, NCLEX-PN Questions and Answers Made Incredibly Easy, 4th edition, Wolters Kluwer Health, 2015.
     
Karla Bergen, Ph.D.   Reviewed submissions for the Women's Caucus of the Central States
      Communication Association Conference. October, 2016.
    Reviewed article for Journal of Family Communication. 'What would a loving
      mom do today?: Exploring the meaning of motherhood in stories of prenatal and postpartum depression."  March, 2017.
    Reviewed manuscript, “Motherlines: Family Stories and Female Identities” for
      the Journal of Family Communication, June 2016.
     
Sally Bisson-Best, J.D.   "New Era of Estate Planning and Tax Considerations", The Paralegal Educator,
      Volume 32, No. 1, Spring/Summer 2017.  Article reviewed in February, 2017.
     
Jing Chang, Ph.D.   The Chi-square distribution (chapter 11), Linear Correlation and Regression
      (chapter 12), F-distribution and One-way ANOVA (chapter13), Introductory Statistics,  the OpenStax College Project of Rice University, 2016
     
Melanie Felton, Ph.D.   Reviewer, Assessment of Student Achievement (10th Edition) by Waugh &
      Gronlund, March 11, 2017
     
Dunesh Kumari, Ph.D.   "REVERSE ENGINEERING AND FORMULATION BY QBD OF OLOPATADINE
      HYDROCHLORIDE OPHTHALMIC SOLUTION"Journal of Pharmaceutical investigation,9th January  2017
    "Artemisinin-loaded Niosome and Pegylated Niosome: Physico-chemical
      characterization and effects on MCF-7 cell proliferation" Journal of Pharmaceutical investigation 19th December 2016
     
Rita Million, Ph.Dc., M.S.N.   Reviewed 12 abstracts for the American Public Health Association for their
      November 2017 annual conference and expo.
     
Kristi, Preisman, Ed.D.   Persistence in an online master’s degree program: Perceptions of students and
      faculty, Online Learning Journal, 2016.
    A closer look at trust among team members in the online learning community,
      Online Learning Journal, 2017.
     
Jennifer Reed-Bouley, Ph.D.   See, Judge, Act, 2nd ed., 2017.
      The World of Water and Catholic Social Teaching: Applications to Our Current Water Crises, 1st ed., 2017.
     
Narcissus Shambare, Ph.D.   Textbook Proposal Review: “Databases and Data Analytics in a Big-Data World,”
      2018; Publisher: Jones & Bartlett Learning.

Professional Conferences Attended

Professional Conferences Attended
Karla Bergen, Ph.D.   Organization for the Study of Communication, Language, and Gender. Oak Park,
      IL. October, 2016.
    National Communication Association, Philadelphia, PA. November, 2017.
    Central States Communication Association, Minneapolis, MN, April, 2017.
     
Sally Bisson-Best, J.D.   Nebraska Bar Association Annual Meeting, La Vista, NE, October, 2016.
    American Association for Paralegal Education National Conference, San Antonio,
      Summerlin, NV, October, 2014.
      TX, October, 2016.
     
Steven Brewer, M.B.C.   Phi Beta Lambda state conference, Lincoln, October, 2016
    Phi Beta Lambda state leadership conference, Kearney, March, 2017
     
Britiany Casey, M.A.   2017 CUPA Spring Conference - Midwest Region, St. Louis, MO, March, 2017.
     
Nicole Casey, B.G.S.   Rocky Mountain Association of Student Financial Aid Administrators Annual
      Conference, Rapid City, SD, October 2017.
    Nebraska Association of Student Financial Aid Administrators Annual Conference,
      Lincoln, NE, April 2017.
    Heartland Region PowerCampus Users Conference, Omaha, NE, June 2017.
     
Jing Chang, Ph.D.   Spring meeting of the Nebraska-South Dakota section of the MAA (Mathematical
      Association of America), Doane University, March, 2017
    Research On Statistics Attitudes (ROSA) workshop, Monmouth, IL, July, 2016
    Big Data on the Great Plains (organized by North Central MAA Section),
      Brookings, South Dakota, June, 2016.
     
Melanie Felton, Ph.D.   National Association for Early Childhood Teacher Educators Conference, Los
      Angeles, California, November 2016
    National Association for the Education of Young Children Annual Conference, Los
      Angeles, California, November 2016
    PD for All: Young Children as Active Thinkers: Integrating Learning Matters
    Professional Development for All: Young Children as Active Thinkers: Integrating
      Learning Matters, Learning Community Event, Omaha, NE, March 2, 2017
    Nebraska Education Technology Conference, CenturyLink Center, Omaha, NE,
      April 20-21, 2017
    National Association for Early Childhood Teacher Educators Conference, San
      Francisco, CA, June 12 - 14, 2017
    National Association for the Education of Young Children Professional Learning
      Institute, San Francisco, CA, June 12, 2017
     
David Ferber, M.S.   International Association of Campus Law Enforcement Administrators Annual
      Conference,  Milwaukee, WI, June 2017
     
Christi Glesmann, Ed.D., M.S.N., R.N.   ACEN Self-Study Forum, New Orleans, March 2017
    ATI National Nurse Educator Summit, Orlando, April 2017
     
Jennifer Grove, Ph.D.   Children's Hospital and Medical Center Pediatric Research Forum. Omaha, NE, 2017.
    Nebraska Academy of Science Annual Meeting, Lincoln, NE, 2017.
     
Kristin Haas, O.T.D.   American Occupational Therapy Association Annual Conference, Philadelphia,
      April, 2017.
     
Phyllis Higley, Ph.D.   Annual INBRE (IDeA Networks of Biomedical Research Excellence) Conference,
      Nebraska City, August, 2016
    UNL SciComm 2016 meeting, Lincoln, NE, September, 2016
     
Maureen Hoppe, Ed.D., M.A., OTR/L   2017 AOTA Annual Conference & Expo, Philadelphia, PA, March 2017
    Nebraska Occupational Therapy Association Spring Conference 2017, Omaha, NE,
      February, 2017
     
Dunesh Kumari, Ph.D.   Annual American association of Pharmaceutical Scientist annual meeting.
      Denver, Colorado. (Nov 13-17; 2016)
    Nebraska Academy of Science meeting, Lincoln, NE, April, 2017.
     
Susan Liston, M.S.N, R.N.   Creighton College of Nursing Iota Tau 28th Annual Research Day, Omaha, NE
      May, 2017
    11th Annual Nurse Educator Conference Creative Ways to Teach Diverse
      Learners, Lincoln, NE June 2017
    2017 Simulation Workshop, Lincoln, NE June 2017
     
Molly Mahoney, Ph.D.   Midwestern Psychological Association, Chicago, IL, April, 2017.
     
Rita Million, Ph.Dc., M.S.N.  

National Gerontological Nurses' Association Annual Conference, Indianapolis, IN,

      October, 2016.
    Association of Public Health Nurses Annual Conference, San Diego, CA, April,
      2017.
     
Kelly Murphy, M.S.   Nebraska Educational Technology Association Conference, Omaha, NE, April,
      2017.
     
Sara Nordquist-Davis, B.A.   NASFAA (National Association of Student Financial Aid Administrators)
      Conference, Washington D.C., July 2016
    NEASFAA (Nebraska Association of Student Financial Aid Administrators)
      Conference, Lincoln, NE, March 2017
     
Diane Proulx, M.S.   Estate Planning and Charitable Giving
    What Every Planner Needs to Know about IRA Beneficiaries
    A Potpourri of Charitable Tricks and Traps --- all in April in Omaha
     
Megan Ray, M.S.N., R.N.   11th Annual Nurse Educator Conference, Southeast Community College, Lincoln,
      NE, June, 2017
     
Brenda Romero, Ph.D.   The 2016 Nebraska International Languages Association Conference, Lincoln, NE,
      October, 2016.
    11th M. A. in Language Teaching Colloquium at UNO, Omaha,NE February, 2017.
     
Jennifer Rose-Woodward, Ed.D.   Nebraska Education Technology Association, Omaha, April, 2017.
     
Narcissus Shambare, Ph.D.   Mercy Business Leadership Conference, University of Detroit Mercy, June, 2017
    Infotech Annual Conference, Embassy Suites, Omaha, Nebraska, March, 2017
     
Christine Simone, M.Ed.   Association for Student Conduct Administration, Jacksonville, FL, February, 2017.
    Nebraska Small College/GPAC Student Affairs Annual Meeting, Doane, NE,
      October, 2016.
     
Beth Sisk, M.A.   RMASFAA (Rocky Mountain Association of Student Financial Aid Administrators),
      Rapid City, SD, October, 2016
    NeASFAA (Nebraska Association of Student Financial Aid Administrators), Lincoln,
      NE, March, 2017
     
Genevieve Summers, M.S.N.   Midwest Nurse Educator Conference, Kansas City, MO, May 2016
    National Nurse Educator Summit, Orlando, FL,  April 2017
    Nurse Educator - Creative Ways to Teach Diverse Learners Conference,
      Lincoln, NE June 2017
     
Claudia Wickham, Ed.D.   AMLE (Association of Middle-Level Educators), Austin, TX, October 2016
    NETA (Nebraska Educational Technology Association), Omaha, NE April 2017
    AQuEEST (Accountability for a Quality Education System, Today and Tomorrow),
      Kearney, NE April 2017

Consultations

Consultations
Jing Chang, Ph.D.   Retention data analysis for the college, College of Saint Mary, Omaha, NE, June-
      August, 2016.
     
Cristy Daniel, Ed.D., OTR/L   2016 Item Development Meeting, National Board for Certification in
      Occupational Therapy, Orlando, FL, July, 2016.
    2017 AOTA Conference & Expo Proposal Reviewer, American Occupational
      Therapy Association, June, 2016.
     
Lois Linden, Ed.D.   Defining the Health of Nebraska: Data Analysis, Nebraska Nursing Collaborative,
      Statewide throughout NE, October-December, 2015.
     
Kristi Preisman, Ph.D.   Meeting the Needs of All Learners (Professional Development), St. Columbkille
      Catholic School, Papillion, NE, 2015-2016.
     
Mark Sand, Ph.D.   Radiological Officer for the Washington County Emergency Operations Center
      Nuclear Disaster Exercise, Blair, Nebraska, August, 2015.
     
Narcissus Shambare, Ph.D.   GEAR UP Annual Performance Report Preparation, Central Michigan University,
      Mt. Pleasant, Michigan, April, 2016.
     
Kathleen Zajic, Ed.D.   ACEN Program Evaluator, San Juan, Puerto Rico, October, 2016.
    ACEN Program Evaluator, Washington, March, 2016.

Leadership in Professional Organizations

Leadership in Professional Organizations
Karla Bergen, Ph.D.   Vice-Chair, Women's Caucus, Central States Communication Association, April
      2016-April 2017.
    Nominating Committee, Central States Communication Association. April 2016-
      April 2017.
    Editorial Board, Women and Language. Journal of the Organization for the Study
      of Communication, Language and Gender. Appointed October, 2016.
    Editorial Board, Journal of Communication Pedagogy. Appointed 2017.
     
Melanie Felton, Ph.D.   Co-President, Nebraska Association of Early Childhood Teacher Educators, June
      2017 (part of organization of this new affiliate of NAECTE - National Association of Early Childhood Teacher Educators)
     
Maureen Hoppe, Ed.D., M.A., OTR/L   Conference Planning Co-Chair, Nebraska Occupational Therapy Association,
      February 2017
     
Susan Liston, M.S.N, R.N.   VNA Mother Child Health Advisory Board Member 2016 and 2017
     
Kristin Mattson, Ph.D.   Exploratory Committee Co-Chair, Campus Compact of the Great Plains, 2016-
      2017
     
Sara Nordquist-Davis, B.A.   Secretary, NEAFAA (Nebraska Association of Student Financial Aid
      Administrators) , March 2017
     
Jennifer Reed-Bouley, Ph.D.   Steering Committee Member, Catholic Social Teaching, Learning and Research
      Initiative Working Group, June 2016- present
     
Narcissus Shambare, Ph.D.   Greater Omaha Tech Talent Taskforce, Evaluation & Measurement Workgroup,
      Omaha Chamber, July 2016-Present
     
Christine Simone, M.Ed.   Annual Conference Logistics Chair, Association for Student Conduct
      Administration, June 2016-March 2017.
    Annual Conference Assistant Chair, Association for Student Conduct
      Administration, March-June 2017.
     
Beth Sisk, M.A.   President, NeASFAA (Nebraska Association of Student Financial Aid
      Administrators), March 2016-March 2017
     
Genevieve Summers, M.S.N.   Governance Committee member, Sigma Theta Tau International, July 2016-
      present

Non-Professional Publications

Non-Professional Publications
Judith Patricia Healy, R.S.M., M.L.S.   “Giving Thanks for God’s Abundant Blessings.” The Catholic Voice, November,
      2015.
     
Jennifer Jessen, Ed.D.(c), RN   “90+ Percent of Our Students Use Pinterest; Shouldn’t We?” Online Classroom,
      Magna Publications, April, 2016.
     
Kristi Preisman, Ph.D.   “Are you ready to move into nursing education?” Nebraska Nursing News,
      October, 2015.
     
Merryellen Towey Schulz, Ph.D.   “Thoughts about Mary.” Advent Devotional First Presbyterian Church, December,
      2015.
    “When You Fast.” Lenten Devotional First Presbyterian Church, February, 2016.

Awards and Honors

Awards and Honors
Melanie Felton, Ph.D.   Individual Governor's Volunteer Award, Iowa Commission on Volunteer Service,
      Council Bluffs, Iowa, July 2016
     
Molly Mahoney, Ph.D.   Catherine McAuley Excellence in Teaching Award, College of Saint Mary, Omaha,
      NE, April, 2017.
     
Kristin Mattson, Ph.D.   Inspiring Excellence Award, College of Saint Mary, Omaha, Nebraska, May, 2017
    Igniting the Flame Award, Student Leadership and Organizations, College of Saint
      Mary, Omaha, Nebraska, May, 2017
     
Rita Million, Ph.Dc., M.S.N.   Jim D. & Faye D.E. Rasmussen CON Future Faculty Fellowship, University of
      Nebraska Medical Center College of Nursing, Omaha, NE, 2017.
    Christine Heide Sorensen Excellence in Nursing Fund - Fellowship, University of
      Nebraska Medical Center College of Nursing, Omaha, NE, 2016-17.
    Sigma Theta Tau Gamma Pi-At-Large Evidenced-Based Practice Award, Sigma
      Theta Tau Gamma Pi-At-Large Chapter, Omaha, NE 2017.
     
Megan Ray, M.S.N., R.N.   Job Well Done Award, Student Senate, College of Saint Mary, Omaha, NE, April,
      2017
     
Brenda, Romero, Ph.D.   2016 Hispanic Heritage Month Inspiration Award, the Nebraska Latino American
      Commission, Lincoln, NE, October, 2016.

Continuing Education and Training

Continuing Education and Training
Sally Bisson-Best, J.D.   Supreme Court Update and Ethics, Nebraska State Bar Association Annual
      Meeting, La Vista, NE, October 2016.
    Court Technology, Nebraska State Bar Annual Meeting, La Vista, NE, October,
      2016.
    Guardianships, Nebraska State Bar Association Annual Meeting, La Vista, NE,
      October, 2016.
    Elder Law and Medicaid Planning, Nebraska State Bar Association Continuing
      Education, Omaha, NE, December, 2016.
    ABA Reapproval, American Association for Paralegal Education National
      Conference, San Antonio, TX, October, 2016.
    Technology in the Paralegal Curriculum, American Association for Paralegal
      Education National Conference, San Antonio, TX, October, 2016.
    Paralegals and Limited Liability Legal Technicians, American Association for
      Paralegal Education National Conference, San Antonio, TX, October, 2016.
     
Nicole Casey, B.G.S.   National Association of Student Financial Aid Administrators Credentials in the
      below topics:
   

Student Eligibility, Omaha, NE, September 2016.
Verification, Web training, February 2017.
Administrative Capability, Web training, March 2017.
Cost of Attendance, Web training, March 2017.
Need Analysis, Web training, April 2017.
Return of Title IV Funds, Lincoln, NE, April 2017.
Direct Loans, Lincoln, NE, May 2017.
Packaging and Notification of Awards, Web training, May 2017.

     
Melanie Felton, Ph.D.   Incorporating Playful Approaches to Learning and Development Webinar.
      SCRIPT-NC, July 26, 2016
    Social-Emotional Education for Creating Positive School Culture in Early Learning
      Settings by Lauren Starnes, Webinar by Early Childhood Investigations, September 13, 2016
    Music, Books and Puppet Connections for All Classrooms by Mary Jo Huff,
      Webinar by edWEB.net, September 29, 2016
    Handling Change Starts with Leaders Themselves: Exploring Effective Approaches
      to Personal and Professional Change by Nancy Seibel, Webinar by Early Childhood Investigations, February 28, 2017
    Making and Tinkering With STEM: Solving Design Challenges with Young Children
      by Cate Heroman, Webinar by NAEYC, March 8, 2017
    Art as a Persuasive Language by Cheri Sterman & Melissa Hayes, Webinar by
      edWEB.net, March 16, 2017
    Strategies to Improve Behavior and Instruction in the Classroom by Lee Kern &
      Michael George, Webinar by edWEB.net, March 21, 2017
     
David Ferber, M.S.   Training-Title IX Investigator Level 2, Wichita, KS, September 2016
     
Christi Glesmann, Ed.D., M.S.N., R.N.   Understanding the NCLEX - A Guide for Nursing Educators, NCSBN Learning
      Extension - Online, September 2016
    Test Development and Item Writing, NCSBN Learning Extension - Online,
      September 2016
     
Phyllis Higley, Ph.D.   "Seeking Clarity: An Examination of Omaha's Water" Faculty Community
      Orientation, Omaha, NE, August, 2016.
     
Maureen Hoppe, Ed.D., M.A., OTR/L   Doctor of Education, College of Saint Mary, Omaha, NE, 2017
    Designing Education to Convey Occupational Therapy's Distinct Value using The
      Subject-Centered Integrative Learning Model, Fort Collins, CO, June 2017
     
Kristin Mattson, Ph.D.   Know Your Rights Train the Trainer Workshop facilitated by Nebraska Appleseed,
      Justice for our Neighbors and Heartland Workers Center.  University of Nebraska Omaha Alumni Center, Omaha, Nebraska, February, 2017.
     
Sara Nordquist-Davis, B.A.   Earned NASFAA (National Association of Student Financial Aid Administrators)
      Credentials in the following:
   

Administrative Capability achieved February 21,2017
Satisfactory Academic Progress achieved February 21, 2017
Verification achieved February 21,2017
Cost of Attendance achieved March 9, 2017
Return of Title IV Funds achieved April 7, 2017
Direct Loans achieved April 11, 2017
Need Analysis achieved April 26, 2017
Packaging and Notification of Awards achieved June 22, 2017

     
Kristi, Preisman, Ed.D.   “Evaluate Online Teaching”, Magna Online, April, 2018.
     
Diane Proulx, M.S.   Six Steps to Financial Success --- March 2017 in Omaha
    Debunking 5 Common Myths Surrounding Planned Giving - April 2017 - Omaha
    Capital Campaign Classes at UNO - October 2016
    How to Engage Donors in Giving Discussions - January 2017 - Omaha
     
Jennifer Reed-Bouley, Ph.D.   Written Feedback to Faculty. Omaha, Nebraska, October, 2016.
     
Brenda, Romero, Ph.D.   Tech Enhanced Certificate Program, College of Saint Mary, Omaha, NE, January,
      2017
    Workshop "Building Positive Multilingual Student Writer Identities through Our
      Responses," Department of Foreign Languages and Literature at UNO, Omaha, NE, February, 2016
     
Jennifer Rose-Woodward, Ed.D.   Training:
    Technology Enhanced Certificate, College of Saint Mary, Omaha, Nebraska,
      Completed: December 2017
     
Christine Simone, M.Ed.   Omaha Metro Residence Life Meeting, Council Bluffs, IA, July, 2016.
    Drug Identification, Presented by Omaha Police Department in Omaha, NE,
      August, 2016.
    "Key Issues with Student Handbooks," Webinar, September, 2016.
    "Recognizing and Responding to Student Mental Health Issues," Webinar,
      October, 2016.
    Women's Center for Advancement Workshop, Omaha, NE, February, 2017.
    Safe Space Training, Presented by University of Nebraska Omaha, Omaha, NE,
      February, 2017.
    "Stealing Problems," Webinar presented by UMR-ACUHO-I, April, 2017.
     
Beth Sisk, M.A.   Professional Credential earned through NASFAA (National Association of Student
      Financial Aid Administrators) in student eligibility, cost of attendance, need analysis, verification, direct loan program, packaging, return of Title IV funds, satisfactory academic progress, administrative capability, and professional judgment.

Regional/Community Presentations

Regional/Community Presentations
Sally Bisson-Best, J.D.   "Doris Stevens: Omaha's Forgotten Suffrage Leader", West Douglas County
      Rotary, Elkhorn, NE, April 2017.
    'Doris Stevens: Omaha's Forgotten Suffrage Leader", Optimists International,
      Omaha, NE, May 2017.
    "Utilizing Paralegals", Koley Jessen Law Firm, Omaha, NE, May 2017.
     
Jing Chang, Ph.D.   "Plickers and More", Faculty Fall In-Service, College of Saint Mary, August, 2017
     
Melanie Felton, Ph.D.   We are in this Together: Building Positive Partnerships with Families,
      Presentation for the Archdiocese of Omaha Early Childhood Professional Development Session, Omaha, Nebraska, March 3, 2017
    Making Language Come Alive! Building Early Literacy Skills, Presentation for the
      Archdiocese of Omaha Early Childhood Professional Development Session, Omaha, Nebraska, November 7, 2016
    Creating a Learning Place: Setting the Stage & Guiding the Players, Presentation
      for the Archdiocese of Omaha Early Childhood Professional Development Session, Omaha, Nebraska, September 23, 2016
     
Rita Million, Ph.Dc., M.S.N.   "HERO Project & Trial Match," Alzheimer's Association:  Alzheimer's & Dementia
      Workshop.  Council Bluffs, IA, June, 2017.
     
Kristi, Preisman, Ed.D.   Preisman, K. (2016). You are in a leadership role now- That’s a big change.
      Presentation for the Nebraska Women in Higher Education Leadership, Omaha, NE.
    Invited Keynote Speaker, Award of Academic Excellence, Papillion South High
      School, Papillion, NE.
     
Jennifer Reed-Bouley, Ph.D.   "Catholic Social Teaching: Our Best Kept Secret," St. John's Parish at Creighton
      University. Omaha, Nebraska, February, 2017.
    "Catholic Social Teaching: Our Best Kept Secret," St. Wenceslaus Parish, Omaha,
      Nebraska, December, 2016.
     
Beth Sisk, M.A.   "Financial Aid Forum", PowerCampus Users Conference, Omaha, NE, June, 2017
    "Packaging and Notification of Awards", NASFAA Credential Session, April 2017
     
Claudia Wickham, Ed.D.   "Cultivating Pre-Service Teachers' Dispositions With Fierce Conversations",
      AQuEEST (Accountability for a Quality Education System, Today and Tomorrow), Kearney, NE, April 2017

Professional/Community Service

Professional/Community Service
Karla Bergen, Ph.D.   2nd Vice-President, VFW Auxiliary, Bolton Post 1609, York, NE, 2016-2017.
    Volunteer, York Adopt-A-Pet, 2016-2017.
    Member, American Association of University Women, Omaha Branch. 2016-
      2017.
    Member, National Communication Association, 2016-2017.
    Member, Central States Communication Association, 2016-2017.
    Member, Organization for the Study of Communication, Language, and Gender,
      Lifetime Member.
    Member, International Association of Relationship Research, 2016-2017.
    Member, Council on Contemporary Families, 2016-2017.
     
Sally Bisson-Best, J.D.   Advisory Board Member, Omaha Northwest High School Law, Public Safety and
      Security Magnet Program, 2016-2017.
     
Steven Brewer, M.B.C.   Judging competitions for college business students, Phi Beta Lambda, March
      2017
    Judging competitions for high school business students, Future Business Leaders
      of America, April 2017
    Mock job interviewer, Millard West High School, October 2016 & March 2017
     
Jing Chang, Ph.D.   Advisor of Math and Science Club, 2016-2017
     
Melanie Felton, Ph.D.   Pancreatic Cancer Action Network's Purple Stride 5K Omaha 2016, Fundraiser &
      Participant, Omaha, NE, July 29, 2016
    Member, Bright Horizons Recruitment Advisory Committee, 2005 to Present
    Member, Iowa Western Child Development Program Advisory Committee, 1983-
      99; 2008 to Present
    Member, Metro Community College Early Childhood Advisory Board, 2003 to
      2007; 2017 to present
    Member, ELC of Omaha/ECCOA Advisory Board, 1998 to Present
     
Christi Glesmann, Ed.D., M.S.N., R.N.   Association of Independent Colleges and Universities of Nebraska Nurse
      Educator member, NEBRASKA CENTER FOR NURSING, Aug 2016-current.
     
Kristin Haas, O.T.D.   Roster of Accreditation Educators (RAE), Member Accreditation Council for
      Occupational Therapy Education (ACOTE), January 2014 - present
    Proposal Reviewer, American Occupational Therapy Association, June 2017
     
Molly Mahoney, Ph.D.   Volunteer at Open Door Mission, September 10, 2016, December 6, 2016
    Volunteer at Portal Elementary, December 20, 2016
    Member of the Portal Elementary Scholarship Committee, Spring 2017
    Volunteer at Project Harmony, June 10, 2017
     
Kristin Mattson, Ph.D.   Search Committee Member, Campus Compact of the Great Plains Director,
      Summer 2017
    Co-facilitator, Border Immersion for Omaha Professionals, 2016-2017
    Community Outreach Lead, Women's March on Omaha, 2016-2017.
     
Rita Million, Ph.Dc., M.S.N.   Guest speaker, Alzheimer's Support Groups in Iowa, 2016-17.
     
Kristi, Preisman, Ed.D.   School Advisory Council President, St. Columbkille Catholic School, Papillion, NE
    St. Columbkille Education Trust Board Member, St. Columbkille Catholic Church,
      Papillion, NE
     
Megan Ray, M.S.N., R.N.   Wish Granter, Make-A-Wish Nebraska, 2016-2017
    Young Professionals Committee, Make-A-WIsh Nebraska, 2016-2017
    Member, Sigma Theta Tau International, 2016-2017
    Volunteer, Spring Ridge Elementary, 2016-2017
     
Jennifer Reed-Bouley, Ph.D.   Knowles Mercy Spirituality Center Task Force Member, October 2015-November
      2016.
     
Brenda, Romero, Ph.D.   Volunteer translator and interpreter liaison, Outlook Nebraska, Inc., Fall 2016-
      Spring 2017.
     
Jennifer Rose-Woodward, Ed.D.   Mentor, Team Mates Mentoring, 2016
     
Mark Sand, Ph.D.   Continued to administer and lead the CSM Math Circle for high school girls in the
      Omaha area, twice per month from August 2016 to May 2017.
    Radiological Officer for the Washington County Emergency Operations Center,
      Blair, Nebraska, ongoing.
     
Genevieve Summers, M.S.N.   Various activities, St. Andrew's Episcopal Church, 2002-present
    Food pantry volunteer, Dean Fricke Food Pantry, 2016-present
    Habitat for Humanity, 2000-present
     
Claudia Wickham, Ed.D.   Nebraska Council on Teacher Education (NCTE) Alternate Member 2014-2017
    Brownie Troop Leader, 2015-2017
    Teammates Mentor, 2014-2017

Other Activities

Other Activities
Mindy Barna, M.S.N.   NCLEX-PN, National Council State Boards of Nursing, Chicago, Illinois, April, 2017
    Item-Writer
     
Karla Bergen, Ph.D.   Interview with Talk Radio AM640 (Toronto). (November 14, 2016) "Having a
      work spouse makes you happier." Available at: https://omny.fm/shows/tasha-kheiriddin/karla-bergen
    Organized Service Project for the Women's Caucus of the Central States
      Communication Association: Diaper Drive for the Harriet Tubman Center, Minneapolis, MN, April 2016.
    Dissertation Committee member for (2) Ed. D. students at CSM.
    Member, College of Saint Mary Fine Arts Council, 2016-2017.
     
Sally Bisson-Best, J.D.   Interview with KIOS Radio, Omaha, Ne, February, 2017 to promote CSM guest
      speaker Mary Beth Tinker, plaintiff in the landmark U.S Supreme Court case, Tinker v. Des Moines School District.
     
Steven Brewer, M.B.C.   Board of Directors, Pottawattamie County Conservation Founding, 2017-present
     
Melanie Felton, Ph.D.   Chair of Doctoral Committee for Mary Schemmel, Complete, Summer 2017
    Chair of Doctoral Committee for Robin Kappler, Research in process, August 2017
    Chair of Doctoral Committee for Jayme Hines, Research Proposal in process, Fall
      2017
     
Christi Glesmann, Ed.D., M.S.N., R.N.   Nebraska Board of Nursing News article, "Technology and Simulations Enhance
      Learning", Winter 2016
     
Phyllis Higley, Ph.D.   Attended Nebraska Department of Education 2016 Teacher Education Forum,
      Lincoln, NE, August, 2016.
    Participated in 2017 Midwest Noyce Dialogue on Stimulating Research and
      Innovation for Preservice Education of STEM Teachers in High-Need Schools, Lincoln, NE, May, 2017.
     
Jennifer Rose-Woodward, Ed.D.   Parent/Teacher Association, Room Parent, Pine Creek Elementary, Bennington
      Public Schools 2016-2017
    Bennington Booster Club, Bennington High School, Bennington Public Schools,
      2016-2017