NMU call center staff member Kristi Kangas (Foundation) and student employees Bethany Jarvi and Frank Mumford presented “How to interview without interviewing and train without a classroom” at the RuffaloCODY Users Group conference July 27-29 in San Diego, Calif. Users Group is a gathering of national and international university fundraisers who use the Web-based CampusCall software in their call centers. Kangas also conducted a roundtable discussion, “Recruiting and retaining the best student callers. Jarvi and Mumford were the first two students from the same university to receive conference scholarships.
Kerri Schuiling (Nursing) gave three presentations this summer. At the American College of Nurse-Midwives annual meeting in Boston, she presented "Body Image and Today’s Pregnant Women." Schuiling discussed the gap in the knowledge about body image during pregnancy and today’s pregnant women, which some researchers attribute to a reluctance on the part of many feminist researchers to essentialize women to pregnancy. The research used two scales (body image and body esteem) to collect data on more than 120 women who were in their 36th week (or greater) of pregnancy. At the Triennial International Confederation of Midwives Meeting in Glasgow, Scotland, Shuiling presented "Alcohol and Domestic Violence: Challenging a Myth," which focused on dispelling the myth that alcohol causes men to be violent. And at the second International Nurse Educator Conference in Dublin, Ireland, Schuiling presented "Two universities--one degree: how synchronous e-learning bridges the distance and improves on-line class education." Her talk focused on the use of a synchronous learning system (Eluminate) that enables students and faculty to see and hear each other simultaneously via the Web. It was based on quantitative and qualitative data collected from students, faculty and administrators involved in a collaborative doctor of nursing practice program.
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