May 31, 2007


  1. Anders receives distinguished award for CPA Journal article
  2. SBU inducts eight into political science honor society
  3. MERT training kicks in as SBU student administers aid at W.Va. accident scene
  4. Newsmakers


Susan Anders receives distinguished award for CPA Journal article

St. Bonaventure University professor of accounting Susan B. Anders, Ph.D., CPA, received an award for best policy analysis for an article she co-authored on Social Security for The CPA Journal, announced the New York State Society of Certified Public Accountants (NYSSCPA).

Anders and David S. Hulse, Ph.D., the Deloitte & Touche Professor of Accountancy, Von Allmen School of Accountancy, University of Kentucky, received the 2006 Max Block Award for their article “Social Security: The Past, the Present, and Options for Reform,” published in the May 2006 issue. The article provides a detailed analysis of the tax rates and benefits paid, the funding and redistributive aspects of Social Security, and the options for future reform.

The 2006 Max Block Award recognizes innovative and thought-provoking articles in the areas of technical analysis, informed comment and policy analysis published in The CPA Journal.

The CPA Journal is a peer-reviewed technical publication aimed at public and private accounting practitioners, managers, educators, and other financial professionals. The editors receive hundreds of manuscripts annually. The CPA Journal’s editorial board and editorial review board members, representing dozens of professionals in all fields of practice and study, judged articles published in 2006. Awards were presented at The CPA Journal’s Editorial Board meeting on May 7 and the award winners were acknowledged at the Society’s 110th Annual Election Meeting & Dinner at the Hilton New York Hotel in New York City on May 17.

“The Max Block Distinguished Article Award, named for an early and influential managing editor, has been awarded each year since 1975,” said Mary-Jo Kranacher, editor-in-chief of The CPA Journal. “The award recognizes innovative and stimulating articles that are of current significance and which are likely to be of lasting value.”

The CPA Journal archives are available at www.cpajournal.com.

The Anders and Hulse article can be viewed at http://www.nysscpa.org/cpajournal/2006/506/infocus/p20.htm.

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SBU inducts eight into political science honor society

St. Bonaventure University’s Department of Political Science has inducted eight new members into Pi Sigma Alpha, the political science honor society.

Inducted were Jacklyn Delaney of Pelham; Jeffrey Freeland of Lewiston; Alex Kotas of Lancaster; Stephen Malley of Pittsford; Andrew Newhart of Rochester; Alixandra Tretter of Sanborn; Julissa Torres of Queens; and Jacob Wolf of Olean.

Torres graduated in December and Freeland expects to complete his degree in August; the other six graduated May 13 as part of the University’s 147th Commencement.

Pi Sigma Alpha, the Political Science Honorary, was founded at the University of Texas in 1920. The department at St. Bonaventure was admitted to the Honorary in 1994. Acceptance into Pi Sigma Alpha is the highest honor for an undergraduate political science major.

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MERT training kicks in as SBU student administers aid at W.Va. accident scene

St. Bonaventure student Leah Schweikhard utilized her training as an EMT volunteer with MERT to help a car accident victim who was severely bleeding following a crash along Interstate 79 near Fairmont, W.Va.

“I’ve been to other accidents, but none this bad. I was just trying to stay calm and make (the injured woman) stay calm,” Schweikhard told the Times West Virginian newspaper. “I used everything I was taught in training, and I was making sure I did everything I could and was able to do. Basically, I was just trying to help this woman.”

According to the Times West Virginian, Schweikhard and fellow SBU student Candace Henderson were two of the first on the scene of the May 10 accident.

To read the Times West Virginian’s complete story, click here.

Schweikhard, a visual arts major who just completed her junior year, took an emergency medical technician course on campus in fall 2004 and has served as secretary of the Medical Emergencies Response Team for the past two years.

“I am very proud of and pleased with Leah’s response,” said Mary Kohl, RN, director of Health Services.

MERT is a volunteer student organization that responds to any person on campus stricken with illness or injury to provide immediate and temporary care. MERT had 15 active student volunteers and responded to 131 calls during the 2006-07 academic year. Kohl hopes to offer an on-campus EMT course this fall.

The response team is funded by the Student Government Association and advised by Health Services.

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Dr. Thomas J. Schaeper, professor of history, and his wife, Kathleen Schaeper, have just prepared a new edition of their book Rhodes Scholars, Oxford, and the Creation of an American Elite. The book's publisher is Berghahn Books, which has headquarters in Oxford and New York. The book initially appeared in hardback in 1998. It was updated and revised in a paperback edition in 2004. The newest paperback edition brings the story of the world's most famous academic scholarship program up to the present. When the book first appeared, the London Daily Telegraph called it "a careful and interesting record of a unique and largely successful transatlantic experiment." Since early in the 20th century, 32 American college graduates have been selected each year to study at the University of Oxford, thanks to a bequest by the British colonialist and entrepreneur Cecil Rhodes.

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