Sept. 6, 2007


  1. University welcomes new members to Board of Trustees
  2. Promotions and awards of tenure announced
  3. Seneca Battalion to swear in new ROTC cadets today
  4. Counseling Clinic to offer autism spectrum disorders program
  5. Newsmakers ...
  6. Friday Forum


University welcomes new members to Board of Trustees

Eight new members will take their seats on the St. Bonaventure University Board of Trustees during the Board’s September meeting on campus.

Robert J. Daugherty, Colette C. Dow, CPA, Timothy J. Finan, Kathryn H. Lauterbach, Mary J. Meehan, James E. Meyer, Eugene M. O’Connor Esq., and Vincent R. Volpe Jr., will each serve a three-year term as a University Trustee.

Robert J. Daugherty
Daugherty is the Partner in charge of all recruitment and global mobility in the U.S. for the global firm of PricewaterhouseCoopers. Preceding this role he served as the firm’s U.S. Leader of Human Resources/Learning and Education from 2000 to 2006. Additionally, he served on PwC’s Management Committee.

Daugherty earned a bachelor’s degree in accounting from St. Bonaventure in 1977.

In 2005, Daugherty and his wife, the former Nancy Johnston (St. Bonaventure Class of 1979), established the Daugherty Family Pacioli Scholarship to promote the School of Business’s Pacioli Project. Daugherty is also a member of the University of Southern California Marshall School of Business Corporate Advisory Board, SBU Business Advisory Council, and in May he served as the keynote speaker for Accountants-in-Residence Day at St. Bonaventure.

Daugherty and his wife live in Chatham, N.J., with their three children. Their son, Connor, is currently a student at St. Bonaventure.

Colette C. Dow, CPA
Dow is retired managing director and chief operating officer for the global business of Dillon Read Capital Management LLC, a business unit of UBS AG. Dow joined UBS in May 1997 from KPMG, where she was a senior audit manager in the Financial Services Industry Practice.

Dow was appointed chief operating officer in June 2005, in conjunction with the establishment of Dillon Read, and managed human resources, operations, treasury and technology for Dillon Read globally. Dow earned a bachelor’s degree in accounting from St. Bonaventure in 1988.

In 2006, Dow made a five-year campaign gift to the Anniversary Campaign for St. Bonaventure to help fund the William F. Walsh Science Center, a 46,000-square-foot, three-story addition to DeLaRoche Hall on campus. Dow is also a member of the Metro New York Campaign Committee and a member of the DeLaRoche Challenge Committee.

Her professional memberships include the Managed Funds Association and the CFO/COO Peer Advisory Council of 100 Women in Hedge Funds. She also is the vice president of marketing and a member of the Centennial Circle of the American Red Cross of Greater New York for generating awareness for disaster preparedness.

Dow lives in Pound Ridge, N.Y., with her husband, David, and their two children, Grace and Harrison.

Timothy J. Finan
Finan, a native of Allegany now living in East Aurora, has served as the president and chief executive officer of Olean General Hospital since January 2006.

Finan received a bachelor’s degree in economics from Hamilton College in 1975 and a master’s degree in health administration from George Washington University in 1978.

Finan has held executive positions in a number of health care organizations, including serving as executive director of Evercare, a subsidiary organization of United Health Group; executive vice president and chief operating officer of Sisters of Charity Hospital in Buffalo; president and chief executive officer of Niagara Falls Memorial Medical Center; executive vice president of Univera Healthcare; and president of the Health Services Group of The Lifetime Healthcare Cos., Univera’s parent company.

Finan is a fellow in the American College of Healthcare Executives and a licensed nursing home administrator.

Finan has three children and lives in East Aurora with his wife, Cathleen. Finan’s father, the late Austin L. Finan, was a longtime finance professor at St. Bonaventure.

Kathryn H. Lauterbach
Lauterbach and her husband, Dennis, own and operate the largest retail flooring store in Northern Michigan, Floor Covering Brokers in Traverse City.

She holds a bachelor’s degree in philosophy from St. Mary’s College at the University of Notre Dame. After serving many years in the banking industry, Lauterbach returned to Moline, Ill., to serve as Chairman of the Board of Montgomery Elevator Company, until its sale in 1994.

She became active with a number of non-profit organizations in her community, including the Junior Achievement Board of Directors, Quad City Arts Board of Directors, Boys and Girls Club Board of Directors, and the Arts and Letters Council of Notre Dame University.

Lauterbach’s association with St. Bonaventure started when her daughter, Kate Collett, a 2006 graduate of St. Bonaventure, became a freshman at the University. Lauterbach volunteered to be the chair of the 2006-2007 SBU Parents Program.

Lauterbach also has a son, Adam, and a grandson. She and her husband, Dennis, live in Leland, Mich.

Mary J. Meehan, Ph.D.
Meehan assumed the role of Alverno College president in Milwaukee, Wis., on June 1, 2004, marking a new era at Alverno as the first lay president to lead the college.

She has extensive leadership experience in the areas of education, health care and administration. She was vice president and assistant to the president from 1996-2001 and executive vice president for administration from 2001-2004 at Seton Hall University; executive vice president and chief operating officer at St. Mary’s Hospital in Passaic, N.J., from 1993-1996; and administrator and chief executive officer of St. Vincent’s Medical Center in Harrison, N.Y., from 1999-1993.

Meehan holds a bachelor’s degree in sociology, a master’s degree in rehabilitation counseling, and a doctorate in higher education administration from Seton Hall University, as well as a master’s degree in health policy and management from New York Medical College.

Meehan serves on the boards or committees of a number of local and national organizations, including Georgian Court University, National Association of Independent Colleges & Universities, Aurora Visiting Nurse Association, Women’s College Coalition, Wisconsin Foundation of Independent Colleges, Sacred Heart School of Theology, Milwaukee Achiever Literacy Service and Milwaukee Public Museum.

James E. Meyer
Meyer is president of Sales and Operations at SIRIUS Satellite Radio. He is responsible for overseeing and directing all of the operations and sales at SIRIUS — including its automotive OEM (original equipment manufacturer) business, retail markets, product management, customer service and retention, engineering and networks.

Prior to joining SIRIUS in May 2004, Meyer was president of Aegis Ventures, a general management consulting company, and provided consultant support for SIRIUS and DirecTV.

Before Aegis, he held a number of senior management positions in consumer electronics, including the senior executive vice president of Digital Media Solutions for Thomson — a worldwide leader in consumer electronics. In this job, Meyer had full responsibility for Thomson’s Digital Media Solutions Business Unit, a global business serving the entertainment, broadcast and content industries, and which included such clients as Disney, Warner Brothers, Dreamworks, Microsoft, DirecTV, ABC and BBC.

He also was Thomson’s chief operating officer for the Americas and senior vice president of Product Management, and held other senior management positions at Thomson, General Electric and RCA during his 25 years in consumer electronics.

Meyer serves on the boards of Gemstar-TV Guide and the National Hot Rod Association.

Meyer earned a bachelor’s degree in economics in 1976 and a MBA in 1979 from St. Bonaventure. For the past two years, he and his wife have funded a St. Bonaventure journalism student to intern at SIRIUS in New York City.

Meyer and his wife, the former Nina Koebel, a 1979 journalism and mass communication graduate of St. Bonaventure, have three children and live in Indianapolis, Ind.

Eugene M. O’Connor, Esq.
O’Connor, of Brighton, N.Y., is a partner in the law firm of Chamberlain D’Amanda Oppenheimer & Greenfield LLP of Rochester, where his practice is concentrated in estate planning, estate and trust administration, estate litigation, elder law and guardianship matters. He is frequently called upon to speak to professional and community groups on estate planning and elder law topics.

O’Connor graduated cum laude from St. Bonaventure in 1979 and earned a master’s degree in education/community counseling, suma cum laude, from St. Bonaventure in 1983. He earned his juris doctor, magna cum laude, from the State University of New York at Buffalo Law School in 1989.

Following his undergraduate work, O’Connor served as an admissions counselor from 1979-81 and director of social action from 1981-83 at his alma mater. O’Connor has been a longtime member of the University’s National Alumni Board, most recently serving as president. During his term as president, O’Connor served as the Alumni Board’s representative on the Board of Trustees.

O’Connor serves on the Board of Directors of the Monroe County Bar Association and is an active member of the St. Mary’s of Downtown Rochester Church. He also coaches youth sports. He is a member of the American Bar Association, the Trusts & Estates Section of the Monroe County and New York State Bar associations, and a member of the Estate Planning Council of Rochester.

O’Connor and his wife, the former Maureen McMullen (St. Bonaventure Class of 1982), are the parents of three sons.

Vincent R. Volpe Jr.
Volpe, president, chief executive officer and director of Dresser-Rand Company, has been employed by Dresser-Rand since 1981.

Volpe has held positions in engineering, marketing and operations, residing and working in various countries, including: applications engineer in Caracas, Venezuela; vice president of Dresser-Rand Japan in Tokyo; executive vice president of European Operations in Le Havre, France; and president of Dresser-Rand Europe in London.

In January 1997, Volpe was named president of Dresser-Rand Company’s Turbo Products Division in Olean, a position he held until September 2000. In April 1999, he assumed the additional role of chief operating officer for Dresser-Rand Company, responsible for worldwide manufacturing, technology and supply chain management.

Volpe holds bachelor’s degrees in mechanical engineering and German from Lehigh University. He is proficient in five languages. He also serves on the Board of Directors for the New York State Business Council.

Volpe lives in Houston with his wife, Christine, and their daughter, Camille.

St. Bonaventure's Board of Trustees also recently elected its officers and approved nominations for five current members. John R. “Jack” McGinley Jr., Esq., a 1965 alumnus and a well-known Pittsburgh attorney, was re-elected chair; John J. McCormack Jr., retired group president of TIAA-CREF Enterprises and a 1966 alumnus of St. Bonaventure, was re-elected vice chair; and Fr. Daniel P. Dwyer, O.F.M., Ph.D., assistant professor of history at Siena College, was elected secretary.

Renewed members are: Ellen E. Grant, Ph.D., Very Rev. Louis Iasiello, O.F.M., Ph.D., Brig. Gen. Maureen Keenan-LeBoeuf (Ret.), Samuel L. Molinaro Jr., and Fr. Fred Link, O.F.M.

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Promotions and awards of tenure announced

ST. BONAVENTURE, N.Y., Sept. 3, 2007 – St. Bonaventure University has announced promotions and awards of tenure for the 2007-2008 academic year.

Six professors have received promotions with two of them also being awarded tenure, and an additional professor also received tenure. All designations were effective Sept. 1.

Promotion and tenure decisions are made based upon the recommendation of each individual faculty member’s department chair, as well as the dean of the recipient’s school, the Faculty Recommendations Committee and Dr. Michael J. Fischer, provost and vice president for academic affairs, to University President Sr. Margaret Carney, O.S.F.

Dr. Susan B. Anders, CPA, was promoted to professor in the Department of Accounting. She has been part of the St. Bonaventure University faculty since 1998. Anders has taught undergraduate classes, including Introduction to Taxes, Advanced Taxes, International Accounting, Introduction to Financial Accounting, and Introduction to Managerial Accounting, and graduate classes, including Federal Taxation, Federal Tax Policy, International Accounting, and Accounting Foundations.

Anders directs the Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) program, which brings federal and state income tax benefits to people with low and moderate incomes. The Bonaventure Accounting Association organized the first student volunteers in 2003. Anders has helped lead the program to more than $1 million in cumulative tax refunds, surpassing original expectations.

Anders also initiated a Financial Literacy program in 2005, in which VITA student volunteers teach seminars to low-income groups.

Anders’ primary research interests are tax policy issues, international accounting, and accounting education, and she has published various articles on the subject of accounting. An article from her dissertation, “An Empirical Analysis of the Effect of the Earned Income Tax Credit on Work Effort,” was published in 2002 in Advances in Taxation.

Anders and co-author Dr. Carol Fischer, SBU professor of accounting, have published an annual tax software survey of NYS practitioners in The CPA Journal each year since 2002. Anders has also authored a monthly column for The CPA Journal called “Website of the Month” since 2002. She has served on the editorial boards of the Journal of Business Disciplines since 2002 and The CPA Journal since 2004.

Anders’ most recent 2007 publications include “Promoting Perceptions of Fairness: A Proposed Tax Incentive for Payers of Child Support,” with Dr. Paul Hutchison and Dr. Gary Fleischman, and “Adding Cash to Cash Analysis to Your Skills Portfolio,” with Hutchison and Dr. Theodore Farris. Both were published in The CPA Journal.

Anders’ 2006 publication, with co-author Dr. David Hulse, “Social Security: The Past, the Present, and Options for Reform,” in The CPA Journal received the Max Block Distinguished Article Award from the New York State Society of CPAs (NYSSCPA).

Anders’ 2005 article, “Financial Literacy: CPAs Can Make a Difference,” with 2007 SBU graduate Timothy Crawford, was published in The CPA Journal. Anders and Crawford also became two of the first joint American Institute of CPAs/NYSSCPA certified financial literacy volunteers.

In 2004, Anders’ “Do Professor Gender and Teaching Style Matter to Business Students?” with SBU lecturer of management sciences Kathleen Premo, appeared in the Journal of Business Disciplines. “An Experiential Learning Exercise: Student Participation in a Survey on Social Security,” was published in the Journal of Accounting and Finance Research in 2002. “Social Security: An Opinion Survey of the Issues and Alternatives,” was published in the Journal of Accounting and Finance Research in 2001.

Anders earned a bachelor’s degree in accounting from Southern Methodist University, a master’s degree in tax accounting from University of North Texas, a master’s degree in business statistics from Texas Tech University and a Ph.D. in tax accounting from Texas Tech University.

Dr. Steven Brown was promoted to full professor in the Department of Classics. He joined the SBU faculty in 1969 as an assistant professor. He was promoted in 1973 to associate professor.

Brown has endeared himself to legions of St. Bonaventure students explaining the intricacies of the roots of our civilization. He is known not only for his command of the classics, but also for his quick wit. In addition to his instruction in the classroom, Brown served as classical languages’ department chair.

From 1978 to 2000, he was associate editor of Cithara. Brown and Dr. John Mulryan, SBU professor of English, have published two volumes of Natale Conti’s Mythologiae in 2006, “Natale Conti and the Alchemists” in Cauda Pavonis in the fall of 1990, and “Venus and the Classical Tradition in Bocaccio’s Genealogia Deorum Gentilium Libri and Natale Conti’s Mythologiae” in Mediaevalia in 2006.

Brown was recognized in 2004 for 35 years of service to St. Bonaventure.

Brown earned a bachelor’s degree from Clark University and a master’s degree and Ph.D. from The John Hopkins University.

Constance Pierce was promoted to associate professor of art, as well as awarded tenure.

She joined the University faculty in 2002 and teaches the drawing and painting courses in the Department of Visual and Performing Arts.

Pierce originated the concept of Imaging Journals that she adapted for her course “Imaging Journal: Creative Renewal and the Inward Journey.” Intensely colorful and innovatively designed journals, produced by her undergraduate students, were exhibited in The Branch Family Gallery of the Regina A. Quick Center for the Arts in 2003, 2004 and 2005. In 2007, her own and her students’ journals were displayed in the Divinity Library of Yale University.

Last March, Pierce received a Leo E. Keenan Jr. Faculty Appreciation Award and in May she received a Partial Fellowship for “A Visual Rumination: Dante’s Divine Comedy.”

Beyond her services at St. Bonaventure, Pierce exhibits extensively and her art is included in the collections of several museums, including The National Museum of Women in the Arts, the Archives of American Art of the Smithsonian Institution, the Henry Luce III Center for Art and Religion and the Georgetown University Special Collections among others. Her art has been reviewed in several publications including The Washington Post, The New Art Examiner, Journal of the Print World and IMAGE: Journal of Art and Religion.

Pierce’s exhibitions include “Bearing Witness” at the Houghton College Center for the Arts, “Opus Cordis” at the Regina A. Quick Center for the Arts, and “Lamentations of War” at The Henry Luce III Center for the Arts and Religion in Washington, D.C. Most recently she was featured in “Artists’ Sketchbooks and Illustrated Diaries: Exploring the In/ Visible” at The National Museum of Women in the Arts in Washington, D.C.

Pierce has also presented papers at the 2006 Association for Integrative Studies Conference, the 2005 American Art Therapy Association Conference, and the 2004 Society for the Arts and Healthcare National Conference.

Pierce is a graduate of The Cleveland Institute of Art and the Hoffberger Graduate School of Painting of The Maryland Institute, College of Art in Baltimore. She has taught Imaging Journal at the Yale Divinity School, Smithsonian Institution’s Campus on the Mall, The Cleveland Institute of Art’s National Summer Program, and the Master of Arts in Art Therapy Counseling Program of Ursuline College in Ohio, among others.

Pierce was active as a professional illustrator and designer before entering the fine arts.

Dr. Michael Russell has been promoted to full professor in the Department of Marketing.

He joined the University faculty in 1984. He has served as chairperson for the Marketing department since 1997. He has taught a wide range of classes at the undergraduate and graduate levels, including marketing research, marketing management, advertising, channels of distribution, principles of marketing, new product development, event and sponsorship marketing, introduction to business, freshman year experience, and a variety of special topics courses.

Russell also has served as the School of Business MBA director, Oxford Program director, and the associate director for the China Program.

He is currently a member of the Web Presence Advisory Group, Enrollment Management Committee, and the Handbook Review Committee.

He was elected to the Board of Managers of Chautauqua Lake Estates in 2005.

He was a member of the Commission of the Future, which developed the long-range strategic plan for St. Bonaventure University.

Russell has published several journal articles, including “Examination of Stock Market Response to Publicity Surrounding Athletic Endorsers” for the Journal for Marketing Management in 2005, “A Historical Comparison of Student Ability in Statistics Courses in the Business Curriculum” for the Business Research Yearbook in 2005 and “Exam Question Sequencing Effects on Marketing and Management Sciences Student Performance,” for the Journal for the Advancement of Marketing Education in 2002 and “International Direct Selling: A Basis for Identifying Attractive Markets” in the Journal of Ethics and Critical Thinking in 1998.

Russell has presented his work at numerous conferences, including “Traditional or Intensive Course Lengths? A Comparison of Outcomes on Student Performance in Graduate Management Education” at the American Society of Business and Behavioral Sciences in Las Vegas, Nev.; “The Impact of the Internet on Plagiarism in Marketing Classrooms: the Extent of the Problem, Plagiarism Detection and Recommendations for Marketing Educators” at the Winter Educators’ Conference in Orlando, Fla.; “An Examination of Client Perceptions of Advertising and Advertising Agencies in China” at the Marketing Management Association Educators’ Conference in Memphis, Tenn.; and “Designing and Implementing an MBA Course in the People’s Republic of China,” at the Marketing Management Association Educators Conference in St. Louis.

In 1996, Russell received the University’s Faculty Award for Teaching Excellence. Russell holds bachelor’s and master’s degrees in business education from the School of Business at Northern Illinois University and an Ed.D. in marketing from the School of Management at Northern Illinois University.

Br. Basil Valente, O.F.M., has been promoted to assistant professor in the Russell J. Jandoli School of Journalism and Mass Communication and awarded tenure.

Br. Basil, who joined the University faculty in 1990, teaches a variety of masters-level courses in the Integrated Marketing Communications (IMC) Program, including Principles and Practices of IMC, Cases and Campaigns for IMC and the IMC Campaign Project, the graduate defense course. He also teaches many undergraduate classes in the mass communication arena, including Introduction to the Mass Media, Advertising, American Advertising Federation Case Study, Public Relations, Public Relations Cases, Communications Technology and Media Graphics.

Br. Basil earned the Faculty Recognition Award for Excellence in Service in 2003.

During his tenure at the University, Br. Basil has served as a faculty member, University minister, minister in residence, public relations director, admissions coordinator and graphic designer, and marketing communications research coordinator.

A few years ago, Br. Basil took on the formidable task of researching, defining, creating and promoting the first-ever master’s degree program in Integrated Marketing Communications for the School of Journalism and Mass Communication. Now in its fifth successful year, the IMC graduate program is hailed as the first of its kind in New York state.

A winner of national advertising awards, including a gold medal for outdoor transit advertising, Br. Basil has been recognized by The Buffalo News for his innovative and creative teaching approaches at St. Bonaventure. He challenges his students to work as communications professionals immersed in actual marketing communications research projects.

In addition to his other teaching duties and various committee assignments, Br. Basil serves as faculty director and tutor for the University’s Francis E. Kelley Oxford Program, which each summer sends more than 30 of St. Bonaventure’s brightest students to Oxford, England, for study at Oxford University under international tutors. During his tenure as faculty director for the Oxford Program, Br. Basil managed to accomplish substantial research in the areas of international advertising and marketing communications at Oxford’s Bodleian Library.

On July 28, during the 20th anniversary celebration of the Oxford Program, Sr. Margaret Carney, O.S.F., University president, and the Oxford directorial team presented Br. Basil with the Franciscan Leadership Award for his inspiring work with the Oxford Program. The award carries with it nearly $12,000 that was raised on Br. Basil’s behalf. Br. Basil hopes to use that money to benefit the many tutors, directors and students involved in the program and to fund scholarships for qualifying students during the upcoming Oxford sessions.

Br. Basil also serves as adviser to St. Bonaventure’s American Advertising Federation chapter on campus. His responsibilities include preparing students for and accompanying them to the advertising competition in New York City.

As an emerging scholar in his field of marketing communications, Br. Basil has recently contributed substantially to the literature in his field. His article, “An Empirical Examination of Key Factors Influencing Development of Strategic Marketing Communications Initiatives: A Case Study of a Small, Private University in Western New York,” has been accepted for publication by the American Marketing Association. He will also present this paper at the 18th Annual Symposium for the Marketing of Higher Education in San Diego, Calif., in November. In addition, he also writes on public relations ethics and Franciscan vocational initiatives.

As a Franciscan Friar of Holy Name Province, one of the founding provinces of the University, Br. Basil finds time to direct the SBU Franciscan Vocation Program, through which he mentors young men who may be considering a vocation and arranges regular gatherings and ministerial opportunities between them and the Friars. He also is regional vocation director for Holy Name Province and was elected by his Franciscan community at St. Bonaventure to serve on the Franciscan House Council to ensure the ongoing community management of the Franciscan Friary on campus.

Br. Basil is originally from Rutland, Vt., and has earned degrees in higher education from Siena College, The Washington Theological Union and The American University in Washington, D.C.

Dr. Joseph Zimmer has been promoted to associate professor. Zimmer teaches courses in assessment, diagnosis and remediation of literacy difficulties in the University’s School of Education. As director of the St. Bonaventure Reading Center since 1997, Zimmer has coordinated tutoring programs that have helped to improve the reading and writing skills of more than 1,000 children and young adults in the Olean and Buffalo areas.

Zimmer is also director of The Master of Science in Education Literacy Programs, a post he has held since 1998.

He has served five years as the chair of St. Bonaventure’s Faculty Senate, the University’s primary legislative body for academic matters and has also served as faculty liaison for development to the University’s Board of Trustees. He was also a member of the Trustees’ special investigative committee to review all aspects of the men’s basketball program.

In May 2003, he was named director of the National Council for the Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE) accreditation process, which the University completed successfully later that year and is directing the School of Education’s preparation for its re-accreditation in 2008.

In 2004, Zimmer served as the co-convener and author of Standard 4, Leadership and Governance, for St. Bonaventure’s Middle States re-accreditation and serves on the University’s permanent accreditation committee.

Beyond his service at St. Bonaventure, he has served since 2002 as co-editor of the History of Reading News, serves on the editorial boards of the Journal of Adolescent, Adult Literacy and The Reading Teacher. He has published two book chapters, several articles and book reviews in the history of reading, Zimmer’s primary research area.

Zimmer holds bachelor’s, master’s and doctoral degrees from the University of Buffalo. He lives in Allegany with his wife, Kayla, lecturer in the School of Education, and daughter, Alexandra.

Receiving tenure is:

Dr. Jean Francois Godet-Calageras, associate professor at the School of Franciscan Studies and editor of “Franciscan Studies.” As a Franciscan scholar, he is internationally well known for his publications on the early Franciscan documents, in particular the writings of Francis and Clare of Assisi, for his lectures and workshops on early Franciscan history, and for his participation in the elaboration of the new Rule of the Third Order Regular of Saint Francis.

In three consecutive years (2004-2006), he was awarded a Keenan Grant for “Franciscan Women — History and Culture: A Geographical and Bio-bibliographical Internet Guide” (http://franwomen.sbu.edu).

Godet-Calogeras received his education in classical philology and medieval studies at the Catholic University of Louvain, Belgium. In addition, sabbatical leaves for the fall 2007 semester have been approved for Dr. Durriya Khairullah, professor of marketing, Dr. Zahid Khairullah, professor of management sciences, Dr. Anthony Murphy, professor of philosophy, and Dr. Rodney Paul, associate professor of finance.

Those receiving sabbaticals for the spring 2008 semester include Dr. Robert Amico, professor of philosophy, Dr. Nancy Casey, associate professor of education, Dr. Michael Jackson, associate professor of English, and Dr. Mary Rose Kubal, associate professor of political science.

Dr. Dennis Wilkins, associate professor of journalism and mass communication, will be on sabbatical for both fall and spring terms.

Also, the following faculty members were named professor emeritus: Dr. Frank Bianco (modern languages), Robert Brill (accounting), Dr. Michael Lavin (psychology), and Dr. Paul Wood (modern languages).

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Seneca Battalion to swear in new ROTC cadets

St. Bonaventure University’s Army Reserve Officer Training Corps’ (ROTC) Seneca Battalion will hold its annual cadet contracting ceremony at 2:30 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 6.

The ceremony will be held near the St. Bonaventure War Memorial, adjacent to the University’s Reilly Center. Lt. Col. Rick Trietley, professor of military science, will administer the Oath of Office to 15 cadets prior to their weekly leadership lab on Thursday afternoon.

The following students are scheduled to contract: Juan Cortez, Drew Fairbrother, Jessica Gee, Cai Hansel, Alexander Jones, John Raleigh, Thomas Rosetti, Brian Siebert, Jacob Wood, Robert Burns (Alfred University), Matthew Gustin (University of Pittsburgh-Bradford), Shaun McKinley (Houghton), Charles Weaver (Houghton), and Zachary Wise (Houghton).

“It is a great experience for me to administer the oath every year. These young men and women are some of America’s finest leaders, exactly the kind of person that the American soldier deserves to have leading them in these times. These students are committing themselves to serve the United States in a time of war and to become its future leaders,” Trietley said.

These cadets will commit themselves to service as an officer in the United States Army, following completion of their undergraduate degree. Army ROTC is the leading commissioning source for the United States Army’s Officers, currently commissioning approximately 4,000 new second lieutenants per year.

Following the ceremony, cadets will conduct drill and ceremony training, which includes marching movements and military courtesies, with drill sergeants from the 98th Division.

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Counseling Clinic to offer autism spectrum disorders program

ST. BONAVENTURE, N.Y., Sept. 6, 2007 — St. Bonaventure University’s School of Education Counseling Clinic is again offering a comprehensive group program for children with autism spectrum disorders and their families.

Two orientation sessions will be held: Thursday, Sept. 13, from 6-7 p.m. in the Counseling Clinic in the Plassmann Hall Annex on campus, and Wednesday, Sept. 19, from 6:30-7 p.m. at Trinity United Methodist Church, 131 N. Ninth St., Olean.

The clinic is funded by donations, but welcomes any donations up to a maximum of $100 per family. However, no family will be denied participation because of financial constraints.

Three eight-week group programs will be offered: a psycho-educational support group for parents; a psycho-educational support group for siblings; and a social skills group for children with autism spectrum disorders.

The groups provide parents and siblings with accurate information about the disorder as well as support. They also assist children with autism spectrum disorders with enhanced social and communication skills.

“I've participated in other parent groups and I’ve found them to be long on commiseration and short on active, supportive problem-solving and education,” said one family member who took part in SBU’s first autism clinic offered in the spring. “This group is the opposite and I've really enjoyed that. We’ve learned a great deal about intervention strategies, school advocacy, available resources and services.

“We’ve also learned to be more positive and proactive in our interactions with each other, our communities and schools by advocating more diplomatic approaches to get our families’ needs met. I also like that the child pieces are not just baby-sitting, they are true skill-building sessions and an opportunity for both the identified kids and their siblings to discuss their issues and feelings, too. It’s a whole-family approach that, to my knowledge, is unique to support groups in our area.”

The Counseling Clinic, developed by Dr. Craig Zuckerman, chair of the University’s counselor education program, and Dr. Barbara Trolley, associate professor in counselor education, opened its doors to the community in the spring of 2005.

Counseling services are offered to children and their families. These services are provided by graduate counseling students in training, under the close supervision of credentialed faculty, and in state-of-the-art facilities.

The clinic is also the site of the St. Bonaventure School of Education Reading Clinic.

For more information on the autism groups, contact Karen O’Dell, autism services specialist for the Olean City School District (969-3299 or ko’dell@olean.wnyric.org), or Jennifor Sylor at the St. Bonaventure Counseling Clinic (375-7670).

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Charles Hanley to speak on 9/11 about AP coverage of war

St. Bonaventure University will host alumnus and Pulitzer Prize-winner Charles Hanley, ’68, Sept. 11 to speak about a new book and traveling exhibit that examines compelling Associated Press reports of some of history’s most memorable stories.

“BREAKING NEWS: How the Associated Press has Covered War, Peace, and Everything Else,” written by a team of former and current Associated Press journalists, takes readers into the bureaus and out to the field to experience firsthand AP’s groundbreaking reporting on war, politics, crime, disasters and sports. “BREAKING NEWS” is the first book about The AP since 1940.

The book recounts the challenges of reporting on armed conflicts, major trials, aviation milestones, presidential elections, the struggle for civil rights, the White House and disasters such as the 9/11 terror attacks, all highlighted on display panels that will be exhibited in the Regina A. Quick Center for the Arts.

Hanley will present the exhibit’s opening talk at 7 p.m., Sept. 11, in the Quick Center’s Rigas Family Theater. Hanley, who has reported for The AP from more than 80 countries on stories on war and has spent a total of 12 months in Afghanistan and Iraq covering the crises and conflicts in those countries, will speak about the exhibit and how The Associated Press has covered war.

The exhibit includes large display panels, mounted on easels, featuring photos and text highlighting the story behind a news story from different chapters of “BREAKING NEWS.” The exhibit will be on display in the Quick Center from Sept. 10 through Oct. 10.

Hanley joined The AP in 1968 in Albany, N.Y., and has been a roving correspondent assigned to the Associated Press International Desk in New York for most of the past 25 years.

Lee Coppola, dean of the Russell J. Jandoli School of Journalism and Mass Communication, said, “Charlie Hanley personifies what the Jandoli school is all about: He’s aggressive, he’s tenacious and he’s committed to getting it right. I can’t think of a better representative of the AP and a better representative of St. Bonaventure’s journalism program.”

Hanley’s international reporting has won awards from the Overseas Press Club, the Associated Press Managing Editors association, Brown University’s Feinstein media awards program, and the Korn-Ferry awards for reporting on the United Nations. He and his AP collaborators also won 11 major journalism awards, including the Pulitzer Prize for investigative journalism and a George Polk Award for their reporting on the U.S. military’s killing of refugees at No Gun Ri, South Korea, in 1950. Hanley won the Pulitzer Prize for his expose of civilians killed by American troops during the Korean conflict.

Hanley is co-author of “World War II: A 50th Anniversary History”(Henry Holt); “20th Century America” (Grolier Educational); “FLASH! The Associated Press Covers the World” (Abrams); and “The Bridge at No Gun Ri,” published in 2001 by Henry Holt.

Hanley’s talk and The Associated Press exhibit are open to the public at no charge. The Quick Center’s regular hours are Tuesday through Friday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Saturday and Sunday, noon to 4 p.m. It is closed on Monday and holiday hours may vary.

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Newsmakers ...

Dr. David Haack, O.F.M., assistant professor in visual arts, was invited to execute a solo exhibit of Franciscan themed paintings at Washington Theological Union, Washington, D.C. The exhibit began July 16, 2007, and closes mid-November 2007. All 38 paintings are informed by 13th and 14th century Franciscan Early Documents, but painted in a contemporary manner. Also, he was commissioned to create seven painted panels (recently installed) for permanent hanging in the entrance to the Graduate Theological Union. The seven panels represent seven ministerial themes taught at WTU. Each ministry is represented by a pair of hands, and represent six different nationalities.

Dr. Joel Horowitz, professor of history, has recently had an article, “Patrones y clientes: el empleo municipal en el Buenos Aires de los primeros gobiernos radicales (1916-1930)" published in Desarrollo Económico (Jan.-Mar. 2007). Desarrollo Económico is a social science journal published in Buenos Aires, Argentina. The article was a slightly updated and enlarged version of “Bosses and Clients: Municipal Employment in the Buenos Aires of the Radicals, 1916-1930,” which appeared in the Journal of Latin American Studies in October 1999.

Dr. Rodney Paul, associate professor of economics in the Department of Finance, was an invited speaker at the International Hamburg Symposium on Sport and Economics in Hamburg, Germany. The conference included presentation of papers and roundtable discussions on various topics in the Economics of Sports including presentations by heads or members of Olympic committees in various countries (Germany, Switzerland, U.K.), leaders of efforts to bring the World Cup to Africa, presidents of cycling organizations (discussing the problems of doping in sports), and sports economists from around the world. Paul's paper was presented and discussed in the session on "Competitive Balance in Performance Sports." The paper introduced a new method to measure competitive balance through market-determined prices and discussed its advantages over other measures. The selection process for presentation of papers was competitive, with submissions from around the world. Paul's paper was one of only two selected for the conference from North America.

Dr. Charles Walker, professor of psychology, gave a talk on "The Fine Art of the Pursuit of Happiness" to the faculty and staff of the Community School of Music and Art located in Mountain View California. CSMA is the largest center for instruction in the arts in the San Francisco bay area.

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Friday Forum

Date: Friday, Sept. 7, 2007
Speaker: Dr. Joel Benington
Time: Lunch starts at noon, Forum goes from 12:30 to 1:30 p.m., including Q&A
Place: University Club - Above Hickey
Title: "How To Keep Worrying About a Bird Flu Pandemic"

The cost of lunch is $3.

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