Viterbo University Strides Magazine Online

From the XIX Winter Olympics to Tibet, Faculty are on the Move

This past summer, five Viterbo University faculty members began journeys that allowed them to share their knowledge and experience with people around the world:

Lyon Evans, English, recently returned from a three-month teaching experience in China. Evans also taught in China during his spring 2000 sabbatical.

Sue Frauenkron, nursing, spent seven weeks in Shisong, Cameroon conducting a nursing certification course for the Tertiary Sisters.

Pam Maykut, psychology, traveled with psychology students Ryan Nelson, Stacey Scott, and Jennifer Holtz, to Tibet this summer to continue work on an award-winning research project. The group put together a proposal, “A Cross-Cultural Comparison of Three Aspects of Child Development in Tibetan and U.S. Children,” funded by the ASIANetwork Freeman Student-Faculty Fellows Program. The students developed their individual proposals last fall and spent spring semester conducting research with children in the La Crosse area. In June, they journeyed to India with Maykut to complete their research with children from Tibetan Homes School.

Silvana Richardson, dean of the School of Nursing, has taken a year-long sabbatical to serve on the medical team for the U.S. curling team for the XIX Winter Olympics in Salt Lake City. Her husband, Bob, will serve as the sports administrator for the curling team. She will return to her position at Viterbo for the 2002?03 academic year.

Grant Smith, English, traveled to Sacred Heart College in Belize, Central America in July to present a workshop on strategies to prevent school violence by curbing bullying. Smith’s talk was featured at the conference and was attended by approximately 150 teachers and principals from secondary schools located throughout the Caribbean region.