Oct. 27, 2005


  1. SBU's BIS Club upgrades computer network during service trip to NYC
  2. SBU School of Business announces two new Pacioli Scholarships
  3. SBU counseling professor creates, edits first state school counseling journal
  4. Committee named for provost, VPAA search
  5. Students give computer science a thumbs-up at Girls' Day workshop at SBU
  6. St. Bonaventure presents "Perspectives on Spirituality" symposium
  7. Former astronaut, physiology professor to speak at SBU's Morning Call
  8. Hanley keynotes Communications Day; local schools among winners at SBU
  9. SBU professor Denny Wilkins earns award for service in environmental journalism
  10. Career Center news ...
  11. United Way 'early bird winner' announced; campaign continues through Nov. 4
  12. Friday Forum
  13. Newsmakers ...


SBU's BIS Club upgrades computer network during service trip to NYC

St. Bonaventure University’s Business Information Systems (BIS) Club recently made a service trip to New York City’s CREATE Young Adult Center in Harlem to help upgrade its computer network.

The young adult center is a transitional housing program for homeless young men ages 18 to 25. It was in need of more computers, which are used to train basic job skills and search for employment opportunities. The center also needed maintenance performed on existing computers.

The BIS Club installed a wireless notebook computer network at the center on Oct. 14. As a result of the group’s efforts, the network grew from seven computers to 11. The students also installed a variety of software (Microsoft Office, virus protection, Windows updates, etc.), groupware, printer drivers and IP addresses for high-speed Internet access.

The project provides an opportunity for students to understand how Franciscan values can be integrated into and be an important factor in their career pursuits, and that it is necessary to utilize one’s skills to help those in need.

“Most of the time when we are here in college we are focused on ourselves and how we are going to obtain money for ourselves in the future,” said Joshua Mayer, a senior computer science major from Portville, N.Y., who participated in the trip.

“That’s why most people go to college — to get an education so they can make as much money as possible for themselves. I have been on more than a couple of these trips and I can't explain how good it feels to use your education to help others succeed in their goals … every time I go on one the more I want to do, not because I feel bad but because I have the skills and abilities from my education to help people. I feel it’s a waste if you have the power to help and don’t,” said Mayer.

“It was an excellent learning and troubleshooting opportunity for the students,” said Dr. Carl J. Case, associate professor of management sciences and director of the business information systems major at SBU.

“Moreover, the project demonstrated to the students the importance and satisfaction of service,” added Case.

BIS Club students who participated in this service trip included Matt Agostinelli, a senior business information systems major from Rochester, N.Y.; Carla Tharnish, a junior business information systems major from West Valley, N.Y.; Julie Case, a dual business information systems and MBA management/marketing major from Allegany, N.Y.; Jeff Gallo, a dual business information systems and MBA accounting/finance major from Salamanca, N.Y.; and Mayer.

Financial support for the trip was provided through a sub-grant by the Journey Project, funded by a nearly $2 million grant from Lilly Endowment, Inc. The notebook computers were provided by SBU’s Technology Services.
friars with strong ties to St. Bonaventure, including SBU professor and former interim president Fr. Dominic V. Monti, O.F.M., were called into leadership positions of the Province of the Most Holy Name of Jesus during its chapter in June.

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SBU School of Business announces two new Pacioli Scholarships

The St. Bonaventure University School of Business has announced two new Pacioli Scholarships, $2,500 awards offered as part of its “Pacioli Project.”

These scholarships were made possible through gifts made by Robert “Bob” Daugherty, ’77 and Nancy (Johnston) Daugherty, ’79, and SBU alumni employed by PricewaterhouseCoopers, or PwC, and the PwC Foundation.

The two $50,000 gifts have established the Daugherty Family Pacioli Scholarship, and the PwC SBU Alumni Pacioli Scholarship. The PwC contributed to the scholarships by matching the Daugherty and SBU alumni donations; the firm regularly matches gifts from SBU alumni.

The Daughertys live in Chatham, N.J., and have a son, Connor, who is a current SBU freshman. Bob and Nancy are loyal supporters of the University through the Bonaventure Fund, and have been members of the Devereux Society since 1995. Bob, the Partner in Charge of Human Resources/Learning & Education at PwC, also serves as a member of the SBU Business Advisory Council.

“Nancy and I feel strongly that the Franciscan teachings while we attended SBU have shaped our values and strong belief in the importance of community service,” said Daugherty. “We are excited to establish a scholarship with the integrated goals of the Pacioli Project and our love for St. Bonaventure University.”

The Pacioli Scholars Program offers a limited number of scholarships each year, renewable throughout the time of the student’s undergraduate enrollment in the School of Business.

The overall goal of the Pacioli Project is to integrate St. Bonaventure’s Franciscan tradition and its values into the environment and education of students while enhancing academic excellence, according to Dr. Michael J. Fischer, dean of the School of Business.

The Pacioli Project draws its name from the 15th-century Franciscan friar, mathematician and business scholar Luca Pacioli, often referred to as “The Father of Modern Accounting.” Woven throughout Pacioli’s description of the double-entry method of accounting, the first ever published, are his insights on how being a successful business person and a “good person” can be brought together in living an integrated life.

According to the application, the Pacioli Scholar must demonstrate outstanding academic achievement and promise, a commitment to service and a willingness to explore and discover. The ideal candidate is gifted, eager to learn and highly motivated.

Through the program, the Pacioli Scholar will develop skills and knowledge as a business professional, with an understanding of the importance of service to others, and cultivate a sense of vocation within the spirit of the Franciscan tradition.

All students must meet the eligibility criteria to apply for the program:

• High school GPA, minimum of 3.25;
• SAT, minimum of 1,100 (Math and Verbal Sections only) or 24 ACT;
• Two additional letters of recommendation addressing potential to be both an outstanding business person and an outstanding person;
• Completed Pacioli Scholars application, including:
o An expressed interest in the program;
o A demonstrated record of achievement in service-related activities;
o An essay (minimum of 1,000 words) on the role of service to others for the business professional.

Students enrolled in the Pacioli Scholars program will be expected to maintain high academic standards while enrolled in the SBU School of Business, and to engage in designated Pacioli Scholar activities.
Applications to participate in the Pacioli Scholars Program must be postmarked no later than Jan. 15, 2006. Scholarship acceptance decisions will be made by Feb. 1.

For more information on the Pacioli Scholars Program, please contact the SBU School of Business at (716) 375-2112; for more information about scholarships and endowments at St. Bonaventure, please contact Janet Glogouski, director of scholarships and endowments, at (716) 375-4084 or jglogous@sbu.edu.

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SBU counseling professor creates, edits first state school counseling journal

Barbara C. Trolley, Ph.D., C.R.C., assistant professor of counselor education at St. Bonaventure University, has launched first state school counseling journal.

Trolley serves as editor of the New York State School Counseling Journal, published by the New York State School Counselor Association (NYSSCA), a chartered state chapter of the American School Counselor Association (ASCA). Volume 1, Fall 2005, has just been published and will be featured at the NYSSCA Conference, slated for Nov. 3-5 in Rochester.

“My overall hope is that it will help both students and professionals. With so many demands on their time, it can provide tools and resources to make their jobs easier,” Trolley said, adding, “I also hope that it will help to foster research, and increase networking, continuity and collaboration by helping professionals to share what we are doing across the state. That can help to bridge the gap between counselor education professionals and school counselors.”

The journal, which will be published each fall and spring, features three areas: peer-reviewed articles, invited commentaries and reviews, and resources and reflections, which features hands-on, practical advice.

How did she come to undertake such a monumental project?

Doug Morrissey, then-NYSSCA president, asked her to consider developing a state school counseling journal; some state associations have one, but others do not.

She began by reviewing and researching existing journals, networking with editors of other state journals. She then reached out to other professionals in the state to select an editorial board that includes 10 other professionals, both practicing school counselors and counseling educators, with extensive publishing, editing and reviewing experience.

“I really began from square one, developing manuscript submission guidelines, reviewer forms, reviewer letters, author letters — everything,” Trolley said. The editorial board then began soliciting and reviewing submissions for Volume 1.

At the same time, the initial guidelines were set forth for journal advertisements, and Trolley and her consultants successfully covered more than half the cost of printing the journal through advertising. Trolley and the NYSSCA regional governor, Beth Porterfield, then began obtaining printer estimates and learning about the world of printing.

One of Trolley's former students, Danielle Gilevski Patti, was instrumental in providing a framework for the cover of the journal. Trolley finalized the cover to include a diverse group of children standing on a bridge. Already, Trolley has received numerous submissions for the upcoming spring volume of the journal.

An interesting note: The entire process has been conducted electronically. Trolley said the editorial board will meet in person for the first time at the state conference next week. “It’s the age of electronics,” she said with a smile.

Trolley noted that throughout the process, which took approximately a year, she has had the full support of the state NYSSCA board, which has also allocated funds each year. While Morrissey has since stepped down, the new president, Lesli C. Myers, is equally supportive.

Trolley is already looking ahead to further improvements: She hopes to add a fourth section, graduate works, which will foster collaboration between professionals and students.

A major goal for the future is to offer professional development units (PDUs), which are required continuing education credits for counselors.

Largely based on her efforts on this project, Trolley was nominated by her state association, NYSSCA, for the American School Counselor Association's "Counselor Educator of the Year Award."

In her editor's welcome to the journal, Trolley notes, "We hope that this journal, compiled of theoretical, empirical and practice articles, will assist you as the school counseling profession continues to be transformed, strengthened, utilized and respected," closing with a quote from Harry K. and Rosemary T. Wong's "The First Days of School," on the impetus for every good counselor: "A hundred years from now, it will not matter what my bank account was, the sort of house I lived in, or the kind of car I drove ... But the world may be different because I was important in the life of a child."

Trolley published her first book. “School Counseling Resource Manual: Practical Tools of the Trade,” with co-author Heather S. Haas, a former student, in December 2004. The 486-page manual is available both as an electronic book and in soft cover.

Trolley the University faculty in 2001 after 11 years as a faculty member at the University at Buffalo and a decade of clinical and administrative work.

She holds a bachelor of science degree in biology and psychology from St. John Fisher College in Rochester, and a master of science degree in rehabilitation counseling and doctorate in counseling psychology from the University at Buffalo. A licensed psychologist and certified rehabilitation counselor, she resides in the Buffalo suburb of Williamsville with her husband, Ron, and their five children.

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Committee named for provost, VPAA search

Dr. Peggy Yehl Burke, associate professor of education and dean of the School of Education, will chair the search committee for a new provost and vice president of academic affairs.

The search will seek a successor for Dr. Frank E. “Skip” Saal, who announced in August that he plans to retire at the close of the academic year.

University president Sr. Margaret Carney, O.S.F., S.T.D., announced that the members of the committee, along with Burke, will be Fr. Michael W. Blastic, O.F.M., Conv., associate professor of Franciscan Studies and associate dean of the Franciscan Institute; Dr. Nancy C. Casey, associate professor of education; Nigel-Ray Garcia, a junior English major from Brooklyn, N.Y., and president of the Student Government Association; Heather Jackson, registrar; Dr. John Kupinski, associate professor of biology; Carole McNall, J.D., assistant professor of journalism/mass communication; George F. Solan, vice president for student life; Ann M. Tenglund, coordinator of library computer services and bibliographic instruction; Dr. John G. Watson, professor of management sciences; and Dr. Ronald Zwierlein, director of intercollegiate athletics.

The committee held its first meeting on Friday, Oct. 19. An advertisement for the position is being prepared and will be placed in The Chronicle of Higher Education, the leading publication in the field, as well as online.

The president has requested that the committee present at least three finalists to the faculty and administration for consideration, as well as offer a final recommendation following screening of the candidates. While no firm timetable has been set, she has asked that a successor be named in time to provide for a smooth transition prior to Saal’s departure following Commencement next May.

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Students give computer science a thumbs-up at Girls' Day workshop at SBU

The Fourth Annual Girls’ Day Workshop, held at St. Bonaventure University this past Saturday, received a great response from the participants involved.

“I think the program was fun and enjoyable and that all of the programs are fun,” one participant said in the follow-up survey.

Coordinator Dr. Suzanne Watson said originally 42 girls had signed up from 11 different schools; 35 girls from 10 different schools attended, including Allegany-Limestone Middle School, Bolivar-Richburg Central School, Cuba-Rushford Central School, Floyd C. Fretz Middle School (Bradford, Pa.), Olean Middle School, Otto-Eldred High School (Duke Center, Pa.), Portville Central School, Salamanca Middle School, Southern Tier Catholic School and St. Bernard’s School (Bradford, Pa.).

The program was designed to get girls involved in the field of computer science. Students participating had the opportunity to choose from five exciting hand-on workshops: Alice, a computer generated graphics program; Handy with Hardware, taking a computer apart; Pixel Perfect, using Adobe Photoshot elements; Robots, programming robots and Web Site Design, creating a Web site about Girls’ Day.

“I really enjoyed the Alice program and the Pixel Perfect program,” one participant said. “They were so much fun, hopefully next year I can come and learn more about them. Girls’ Day was a very fun, fun program.”

Students showed great appreciation towards SBU for putting on this workshop. Many said they are already looking forward to next year. Not only did the students enjoy the day, but parents as well. “As a parent, I appreciate the opportunity to be involved with my girls in technology orientations,” was one response in the follow-up survey.

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St. Bonaventure presents "Perspectives on Spirituality" symposium

St. Bonaventure University is proud to present a symposium on “Perspectives on Spirituality: East and West.” It will be held at 3 p.m. Friday, Nov. 4, in the Dresser Auditorium of The John J. Murphy Professional Building. The Visiting Scholars Committee, School of Arts and Sciences, the Diversity Action Committee, as well as members of the Departments of Theology and Philosophy at St. Bonaventure sponsor the symposium.

“Spirituality intersects both disciplines of theology and philosophy, which is partly why both departments are sponsoring this symposium,” said Dr. James Fodor, Ph.D, and chair of the Department of Theology. “The interest in investigating spirituality from both Eastern and Western perspectives goes to the heart of the Catholic and Franciscan mission of the University, in particular, to the universal nature of Christian faith and theological inquiry.”

The first presentation is from 3 to 4:10 p.m. on “Hindu Devotion and the Bridal Mysticism of Bernard of Clairvaux.” The presenter is Dr. K.R. Sundararajan, professor of theology at St. Bonaventure.

Sundararajan received his Ph.D. from the University of Madras at the Centre of Advanced Study in Philosophy and did post-doctoral work at the Center for the Study of World Religions, Harvard University. He is widely published, with numerous articles in academic journals in the U.S.A., U.K. and India, along with contributed chapters to a number of books. He has edited the second volume of Hindu Spirituality-Post Classical and Modern in the “World Spirituality” series.

Responding will be Dr. Anthony Murphy, professor of philosophy at St. Bonaventure.

The second presentation is “Jain Nuns & Sisters of Charity,” and will be presented by Dr. Sherry Fohr from 4:20 to 5:30 p.m. She is a visiting assistant professor in the Department of Religion and Philosophy at Converse College, Spartanburg, S.C.

Fohr holds a Ph.D. in religious studies from the University of Virginia, Charlottesville. She has participated in numerous panels and discussions on Jainism and Asian religions and has been the recipient of several grants and fellowships, including a Fulbright-Hays Doctoral Research Fellowship.

Responding will be Dr. Alison More, assistant professor in the School of Franciscan Studies at St. Bonaventure.

The third presentation’s topic is “The Ethical Implications of Emptiness in Nagarjuna and St. John of the Cross.” It will run from 7 to 8:10 p.m. and will be presented by Dr. Abraham Vélez de Cea, visiting assistant professor at Georgetown University.

A native of Spain, he holds a Ph.D. in philosophy from the Universidad Complutense in Madrid. His publications in English include “Emptiness in the Pali Suttas and the Question of Nagarjuna’s Orthodoxy,” Philosophy East and West, and “The Early Buddhist Criteria of Goodness and the Nature of Buddhist Ethics,” Journal of Buddhist Ethics. Vélez’s research interests include Buddhist ethics, comparative applied ethics (Buddhist and Catholic) and John of the Cross.

Responding will be Rev. Michael Blastic, O.F.M., Conv., Ph.D., associate dean and associate professor in the School of Franciscan Studies.

After the final presentation a panel discussion on “Thomas Merton and D.T. Suzuki on the Wisdom of the Desert Fathers,” will follow from 8:20 to 9:30 p.m. The panel chair is Rev. Daniel Riley, O.F.M., University minister and guardian of Holy Peace Friary at Mt. Irenaeus. The panelists are Dr. Samuel Fohr, chair of the Behavioral and Social Sciences Division and professor of philosophy at the University of Pittsburgh at Bradford; Rev.Michael Calabria, O.F.M., lecturer in the Department of Modern Languages at St. Bonaventure; and Dr. Richard Reilly, Board of Trustees professor of philosophy at St. Bonaventure.

The symposium is open to the general public. No reservations are necessary. For more information, contact Dr. Richard Reilly at rpreilly@sbu.edu or at (716) 375-2276.

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Former astronaut, physiology professor to speak at SBU's Morning Call

St. Bonaventure University and Dresser-Rand Co. will present the Morning Call Executive Breakfast Series at 8 a.m. Thursday, Nov. 17, at the Premier Banquet Center in Olean. Registration and coffee bar begins at 7:30 a.m.

Opening the series is Jim Pawelczyk, Ph.D, a man who circles the Earth to study changes of the human body during space flight. Pawelczyk is an associate professor of physiology and kinesiology of the Noll Physiological Research Center at The Pennsylvania State University.

Pawelczyk’s research focuses on the dynamic regulation of blood pressure and how disuse atrophy affects blood pressure regulation. Problems with moment-to-moment regulation of blood pressure lead to orthostatic intolerance, an inability to maintain adequate blood flow to the brain that affects as many as 500,000 Americans.

In 1995, he was selected as a payload specialist for the Neurolab space shuttle mission, and flew aboard STS-90 on the space shuttle Columbia in April and May of 1998. He logged 16 days and 6.4 million miles in space, circling the earth 256 times and conducting neuroscience experiments that addressed changes in the development of the nervous system, balance, blood pressure regulation, sleep and control movement during spaceflight.

Pawelczyk received a bachelor of arts degree in biology and psychology from the University of Rochester in 1982, a master’s of science in physiology from Penn State University in 1985 and a Ph.D. in biology (physiology) from the University of North Texas in 1989.

He completed a post-doctoral fellowship at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center in Dallas in 1992, and then joined the faculty as an assistant professor of cardiology and bioengineering. At UT he served as the director of the Autonomic and Exercise Physiology Laboratories and a founding member of the Institute for Exercise and Environmental Medicine, clinical research collaboration between UT Southwestern and Presbyterian Hospital in Dallas. In 1995, he joined the faculty of the Noll Physiological Research Center at Penn State University.

Morning Call has brought business and community leaders from all over Western New York and the nation to speak about ethics and values in the corporate world. Speakers to date have included Tom Donahoe, Buffalo Bills general manager; Deb Henretta, Procter & Gamble executive; Br. Ed Coughlin, O.F.M., then- secretary of the Holy Name Province; Tom Curley, publisher of USA Today; Brig. Gen. Sherian Cadoria; Richard Stephens, president of Delaware North; and Homi Patel, CEO of Hartmarx Corp.

To register for Morning Call, please contact Deborah Post at (716) 375-7673 or e-mail her at dpost@sbu.edu. Cost is $12 per event, with corporate tables of 10 available at $120. The cost includes a coffee bar that begins at 7:30 a.m. and a full breakfast. Please R.S.V.P. by Nov. 10 and make checks payable to St. Bonaventure University. Seating is limited, and early registration is encouraged.

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Hanley keynotes Communications Day; local schools among winners at SBU

St.St. Bonaventure University graduate and Pulitzer Prize winner Charles Hanley of The Associated Press opened his Communications Day address Friday with a personal story about when he was a high school journalist.

Hanley said that he wrote a sensational story about the high school basketball coach who threw the star player out of practice. The story, he said, was nothing more than “hallway gossip” and it hurt the coach’s reputation — something Hanley says he still feels guilty about today. From this incident, Hanley said he learned an important lesson and a respect for truth.

“Journalism is not organized gossip,” Hanley stated. “Journalism is the search for truth, and it’s a search that never ends.”

He told the high school students in the crowd that journalism is a “discipline of verification” and that it’s their job to provide people with information they need to be informed and self-governing.

“It is the journalist’s job to verify, question and challenge those in power,” said Hanley, who encouraged students to practice “show-me journalism” as opposed to “trust-me journalism.”

Communications Day introduces high school students and teachers involved in newspapers, literary magazines, yearbooks and radio and television shows to media professionals.

Roughly 270 high school students from more than 20 area schools registered for the event, which also included workshops with a dozen communications professionals. Some of the workshops included the importance of ethics, using graphics, planning and conducting interviews, and writing interesting features and effective opinion pieces.

A list of winners follows:

Russell J. Jandoli Memorial Award
Mary Ronan
Cuba-Rushford Central High School

Rob Stengel
Cuba-Rushford Central High School

Kate Ronolder
Cuba-Rushford Central School

The Russell J. Jandoli Memorial Award honors the department’s founder and recognizes student writing creativity on the year’s theme, “Why is Journalism Important?”

Adviser of the Year Award

Sandra Burdick
Cuba-Rushford Central School

Bertram Freed Memorial Award

Fredonia High School

The Bertram Freed Memorial Award, named for longtime Buffalo journalist Bert Freed and sponsored by The Buffalo News, is awarded to the high school that has demonstrated overall journalistic excellence.

Individual Awards

Depth Reporting:
1st Alicia Hardenburg, Brocton Central School
2nd Matt Travis, Brocton Central School
3rd Claudia Raspini, Fredonia High School

Entertainment Review:
1st Becca Bass & Hans Glick, Buffalo City Honors
2nd Lindsay Suppo, Brocton Central School
3rd Jamie Ensign, Brocton Central School

Essay (Critical or Personal):
1stCaroline Billet, Buffalo City Honors
2nd Maria Forti, Buffalo City Honors
3rd Jesse Karger, Kane Area High School

1st Jennica Spinozza & Laura Neuhaus, Fredonia High School
2nd Sufyan Siddiqui & Justin Sherlock, Fredonia High School
3rd Jamie Ensign, Brocton Central School

~no winners

1st Katie Morrison, Brocton Central School
2nd Nick Hill, Brocton Central School

News Reporting:
1st Casey Armstrong, Fredonia High School
2nd Lindsay Suppo, Brocton Central School
3rd Sloane Comstock & Jessica Marble, Wellsville High School

Non Fiction:
~no winners

1st Justin Vossler & Scott Mansfield, Wellsville High School
2nd Kathryn Reynolds, Brocton Central School
3rd Ron Powless, Brocton Central School

Personality Profile:
1st Alicia Hardenburg, Brocton Central School
2nd Jessica Spinuzza, Brocton Central School

~no winners

Sports Features:
1st Matt Travis, Brocton Central School
2nd Alicia Hardenburg, Brocton Central School

Sports Reporting:
1st Ben Wendell, Fredonia High School
1st Pete Miller, Brocton Central School
2nd Robert Calph, Fredonia High School

1st Scott Wise, Fredonia High School
2nd Liam Eckert, Brocton Central School
3rd Carrie Hutley, Eisenhower High School
3rd Riley Eckert Brocton Central School

Publication Awards

Literary Magazine:
1st Keyholes, Ridgway Area High School
2nd Pencilheads, Allegany-Limestone High School
3rd Reflections, Mount St. Mary Academy

1st The Spector - Fredonia High School
2nd Brocton Review - Brocton Central School
3rd Quaerere - Buffalo City Honors

News Magazine:
1st ~no first
2nd Blue Light - Mt. St. Mary Academy

1st Salamanca High School

1st Kane Area High School
2nd Allegany-Limestone High School
3rd Eisenhower Middle High School

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SBU professor Denny Wilkins earns award for service in environmental journalism

Dr. Denny Wilkins, associate professor of journalism and mass communication at St. Bonaventure University, recently received the David Stolberg Meritorious Service Award for service to environmental journalism.

An engraved plaque was presented to Wilkins at the Society of Environmental Journalists’ 15th annual conference in Austin, Texas, for his recognized work as SEJournal’s “workhorse” and the fact that he has copyedited the society’s material for free for years.

In response to the award, Wilkins replied that he was “shocked, stunned and flattered that you would honor me this way. I’m just an old copy desk hack who likes to run down errant commas. To me, this award represents the service and dedication of current and past editors of the journal, its editorial board and the selfless members who write for the journal.”

Wilkins started out helping to publish SEJ’s quarterly journal a decade ago, volunteering as a proofreader; now he is a volunteer chair of the editorial board. Wilkins has declined offers to be paid for his work.

The Stolberg Award was created in 1998 and is given annually to a member whose service exemplifies the volunteer spirit of David Stolberg himself, one of SEJ’s founders. The mission of the SEJ is to advance public understanding of environmental issues by improving the quality, accuracy and visibility of environmental reporting, according to the organization’s Web site.

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Career Center News ...

For information on how to utilize a career fair, on-campus recruiting, resumé due dates, registration for job quest deadline and day-of-event details, visit the Career Center Events Web page.

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United Way 'early bird winner' announced; campaign continues through Nov. 4

The Regina A.Dr. Greg Gibbs, assistant professor of education, has won the campus United Way campaign “early bird” prize, a CUTCO “Homemaker Plus Eight with Block” cutlery set.

Jill Gray, United Way board member and SBU campus campaign director, noted that everyone who donates by Nov. 4 will be in the final campaign drawing for four additional prizes:

bulletSet of three framed Buffalo Bills prints autographed by #21 Willis McGahee, #51 Takeo Spikes, and #7 J.P. Losman.
bullet$50 JCPenney Gift Card.
bulletTwo tickets to “Michael Cooper: Masked Marvels & Wondertales” at the Quick Center.
bulletMountain Trail gift basket from Eleni Interiors valued at $100.

Gray said that the campaign goal for this year is $12,000, up 20 percent from last year’s campaign, which raised more than $10,000.

“We are running this campaign through Nov. 4 and need your support to show our commitment to this community which supports us in so many ways,” Gray said. “Every dollar makes a difference. There is no gift too small.”

Gray invited employees to call her at ext. 2479 if they would like to have a United Way board member attend one of their staff meetings. “In as little as three minutes they can give you an overview of the 51 health and human service agencies assisted by the United Way and identify how your pledges can help over 29,000 people right here in Cattaraugus County,” she said. “Let’s make this a great final week for the campaign.”

All contributions, which may be made through payroll deduction, are tax-deductible and may be targeted to a specific program supported by the United Way, or for employees who reside in another area, may be targeted to support that area’s United Way.

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Friday Forum

All SBU faculty, staff and administrators are welcome to all the Friday Forums.

Date: Oct. 28, 2005 (this Friday)
Speaker: MJ Telford and Carol Fischer
Time: Lunch starts at noon, Forum goes from 12:30 to 1:30 p.m., including Q&A
Place: University Club - Above Hickey
Title: "The St. Bonaventure Pilgrimage to Assisi"

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Newsmakers ...

Darwin L. King, professor of accounting, Dr. Michael J. Fischer, dean, School of Business, and Dr.Carl J. Case, associate professor of management science, had a paper titled “A Review of Civil War Tax Legislation and Its Influence on the Current U.S. Tax System” accepted for presentation at Allied Academies 2005 International Conference held in Las Vegas from Oct. 12-15, 2005.

The paper reviewed the Union and Confederate tax legislation of the 1860's and its impact on our current system of taxation. An amazing number of deductions, exclusions and tax credits in our current Internal Revenue Code were originally enacted during the Civil War.

The paper, presented at the conference by King, won a “Distinguished Research Award.” This honor was given to less than 25 percent of the papers presented at the conference. Earning this award guarantees that the paper will be included in the next issue of Allied Academies’ Accounting and Financial Studies Journal. This is the third Allied Academies research award that King and Case have earned in the past four years.


Chris Mackowski, associate professor of journalism and mass communication at St. Bonaventure University, has published an article about media relations for non-profit theatres in this month’s edition of Spotlight, the national magazine of the American Association of Community Theatre.

The article is titled “Survival of the Fittest: How to Give Your News Release a Fighting Chance in the Newsroom.” It provides five tips that volunteers can follow to improve their theatre’s chances of getting media coverage.

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