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Minnesota State University, Mankato
Minnesota State University, Mankato

Winter 2008

Page address: http://grad.mnsu.edu/research/frontiers/winter2008/

Winter 2008 Issue

Frontiers Magazine

Contents

The Class of 2007

The Class of 2007

More than 50 new faculty members joined Minnesota State Mankato this fall, bringing with them diverse perspectives, solid research backgrounds, strong practical experiences, and a desire to involve their students in the research process.

Leveraging Their Scholarship

Leveraging Their Scholarship

Three new faculty members draw on their own research to teach topics such as hedge funds, financial leverage, adverse selection costs, and seasoned equity offerings in ways that resonate with students.

Taking the Nation by Storm

Taking the Nation by Storm

Graduate student Joshua Jans' research on weather–related disasters led to national recognition for the training curriculum he developed–and a national award for his conference presentation.

Planting a Seed

Planting a Seed

With support from a Faculty Research Grant, biology professor Chris Ruhland earned both a publication and the satisfaction of knowing he helped prepare his student co–author for graduate school.

Combining Passion and Possibility

Combining Passion and Possibility

Over the past 27 years, Dr. Steve Bohnenblust has demonstrated a deep commitment to scholarship and learning at Minnesota State Mankato. In 2008, he will bring his passion for scholarship to his new role as director of the Center for Excellence in Scholarship and Research (CESR).

Combining Passion and Possibility

Focusing on the Future

Dr. Danae Quirk Dorr and undergraduate student Mark Thompson illustrate the mutual benefits of the faculty–student mentoring relationships that undergird the McNair Achievement Program.

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