Topics

Once you have made your selection, please contact the Office of University Communications at communications@stritch.edu or (414) 410-4478 for the speaker’s contact information.


Art and Music

  • The Art of Cabaret – Christine O’Meally
  • Classic and Contemporary Musical Theater Styles – Christine O’Meally
  • History of Musical Theater – Christine O’Meally
  • History of Opera – Christine O’Meally
  • Vocal Pedagogy for Choral Directors – Christine O’Meally

Athletics and Sport Management

  • Ethics of Sport – Patrick J. Clemens
  • Small-College Athletics – Patrick J. Clemens
  • Sports Officiating (webinar) – Robert A. Benson, Ph.D.
  • Where Sport has Come From: The Greeks to Now – Patrick J. Clemens
  • Why Athletes are Role Models – Patrick J. Clemens
  • Why Sport Management? – Patrick J. Clemens
  • Why You Should Hire College Athletes – Patrick J. Clemens

Business, Management and Finance

  • Best Practices in Project and Portfolio Management – TJ Rains
  • Business Process Management and Re-Engineering – TJ Rains
  • Creating a Mentoring Program – Pauline J. Deckard
  • Human Resources (assorted topics) – Edward F. Johnson Jr., MHRM
  • Issues in Staffing: Staffing in the Global Age– Edward F. Johnson Jr., MHRM
  • Issues in Staffing II: Navigating the Behavioral Interview– Edward F. Johnson Jr., MHRM
  • Issues in Staffing III: Challenges of the Diversity Supplier– Edward F. Johnson Jr., MHRM
  • Managing General Aviation Airports (webinar) – Robert A. Benson, Ph.D.
  • Project Management – Pauline J. Deckard
  • Recruiting – an HR perspective (Q&A with an HR manager who has been on all sides of interviewing: as HR, as recruiter, as hiring manager and as job seeker) – Amy Whittenberger, SPHR, M.B.A.
  • Strategic Management: Avoiding Failing at Your Strategic Goals – Michael Venn, Ph.D.
  • Strategic Planning - Darnell J. Bradley, Ed.D.

Communication and Leadership

  • Are Your SMART CAR Stories Ready? Advice for Job Seekers (CAR stories – Challenge, Action, Result – are an effective way to answer behavioral interview questions, build rapport and be remembered) – Amy Whittenberger, SPHR, M.B.A.
  • The Art of Public Speaking – Carol Knudson
  • Clarity in Interpersonal Communication – Carol Knudson
  • Contextual Leadership®: Flexing Leadership to Meet Your Context – Michael Venn, Ph.D.
  • Leadership – Darnell J. Bradley, Ed.D.
  • Leadership – Peter Jonas, Ph.D.
  • Organizational Configuration Preferences by Type of Volunteers – Arnold Vaske, D.B.A.
  • Power Writing (Business Writing) – Carol Knudson
  • Research Strategies – Carol Knudson
  • Succession Planning: Eliminating the Disconnect – Michael Venn, Ph.D.
  • Volunteer Motivation – Arnold Vaske, D.B.A.

Education

  • Approaches to Support Learning in Math (paraprofessionals) – Christine A. Gordon
  • Approaches to Support Learning in Reading (paraprofessionals) – Christine A. Gordon
  • Approaches to Support Learning in Writing (paraprofessionals) – Christine A. Gordon
  • Classroom Management – Corey Thompson, Ph.D.
  • Comprehension – Janice J. Strop, Ph.D.
  • Content Area Reading/Learning – Janice J. Strop, Ph.D.
  • Contributing to a Positive School Culture (all school personnel) – Christine A. Gordon
  • Cooperative Learning (particularly in teaching undergraduate mathematics) – Sister Barbara Reynolds, SDS, Ph.D.
  • Developing Differentiated Instruction – Corey Thompson, Ph.D.
  • Educational Research – Peter Jonas, Ph.D.
  • Higher Education Administration and Organization – Darnell J. Bradley, Ed.D.
  • Humor in Teaching – Peter Jonas, Ph.D.
  • Integrated Curriculum – Janice J. Strop, Ph.D.
  • Integrating Faith and Values into the Teaching of Mathematics – Sister Barbara Reynolds, SDS, Ph.D.
  • Introduction to Positive Behavior Interventions and Supports (all school personnel) – Christine A. Gordon
  • Literacy – Janice J. Strop, Ph.D.
  • Proactive Approaches to Student Supervision (paraprofessionals/student body security) – Christine A. Gordon
  • Public Administration – Darnell J. Bradley, Ed.D.
  • Student Activities – Darnell J. Bradley, Ed.D.
  • Student Engagement – Darnell J. Bradley, Ed.D.
  • Student Retention – Darnell J. Bradley, Ed.D.
  • Super Subs (continuing skill development) – Christine A. Gordon
  • Substitute Teacher Training (foundations) – Christine A. Gordon
  • Teaching Geometry Using Dynamic Geometry Tools (such as the Geometer’s Sketchpad) – Sister Barbara Reynolds, SDS, Ph.D.
  • Teaching Social Studies in the K-12 Classroom – Corey Thompson, Ph.D.
  • Urban Education – Corey Thompson, Ph.D.
  • Understanding Student Assessment (parent organizations) – Christine A. Gordon
  • Using Action Research as a Professional Development Tool (Topics to be discussed include: planning and conducting action research in the K-8 classroom, professional growth and professional sharing) – Julie Steuber
  • Videagogy (the combination of using videos in a teaching pedagogy) – Peter Jonas, Ph.D.
  • Visual/Critical Literacy – Janice J. Strop, Ph.D.

Ethics and Legal Issues

  • Forensic Accounting/Fraud Examination: Occupational Fraud Tactics – Mary Leber-Cline
  • Identity Theft/Medical Identity Theft – Mary Leber-Cline
  • The Importance of Teaching About Fraud Examination to Accounting Students – Mary Leber-Cline

Health and Wellness

  • Men's Health –  Robert A. Benson, Ph.D.

History and Politics

  • African-American Politics – Darnell J. Bradley, Ed.D.
  • Presidency – James R. Kroll, Ph.D., LPC
  • Presidential Politics – James R. Kroll, Ph.D., LPC
  • Recent American History – James R. Kroll, Ph.D., LPC
  • University of Lawsonomy – Peter Jonas, Ph.D.

Literature and Poetry

  • Children’s/Young Adult Literature – Janice J. Strop, Ph.D.
  • Reader Response/Literature Discussions – Janice J. Strop, Ph.D.

Religion, Philosophy and Spirituality

  • Blessed Virgin Mary as the First Woman Disciple of Jesus – Sister Margaret Klotz, OSF, Ph.D.
  • Bonaventure and John Duns Scotus as Theologians in the Franciscan Tradition – Sister Margaret Klotz, OSF, Ph.D.
  • The Eucharist: Source and Summit - David A. Stosur, Ph.D.
  • Francis/Clare of Assisi: How Did They Change the World in Which They Lived? Can We Do the Same? – Sister Margaret Klotz, OSF, Ph.D.
  • Franciscan Intellectual Tradition – Sister Margaret Klotz, OSF, Ph.D.
  • Franciscan Spirituality – Sister Margaret Klotz, OSF, Ph.D.
  • The Lector in the Assembly: A Spirituality of Proclamation of the Word – David A. Stosur, Ph.D.
  • Liturgical Ministry and Care for the Assembly – David A. Stosur, Ph.D.
  • Liturgy and Justice – David A. Stosur, Ph.D.
  • Liturgy and Sacrament after Vatican II – David A. Stosur, Ph.D.
  • Men and Women of the Franciscan Tradition – Sister Margaret Klotz, OSF, Ph.D.
  • New Testament – Daniel Scholz, Ph.D.
  • Old Testament – Daniel Scholz, Ph.D.
  • The Pilgrim Church and the Eucharistic Table: Journeying Between Memory and Hope – David A. Stosur, Ph.D.
  • Reading a Good Mystery: Story, Ritual, and Eucharist - David A. Stosur, Ph.D.
  • Rediscovering Vatican II – David A. Stosur, Ph.D.
  • Spirituality of Francis and Clare of Assisi – Sister Margaret Klotz, OSF, Ph.D.
  • What Does Francis of Assisi Have to Say to Us Today? – Sister Margaret Klotz, OSF, Ph.D.
  • Women of the Franciscan Tradition: Preachers, Queens, and Prophets – Sister Margaret Klotz, OSF, Ph.D.

Science and Technology

  • Enterprise Architecture: Building Excellence-Driven Business Systems – TJ Rains
  • Information Technology Organizational Development – TJ Rains
  • Mobile Computing – TJ Rains
  • Using Technology in the Classroom (Teaching With Interactive Computer/Calculator Technology) – Sister Barbara Reynolds, SDS, Ph.D.

Social Issues

  • “The Book of Dad: Quotes for a Lifetime of Wisdom”: focus on parenting and family issues (webinar) – Robert A. Benson, Ph.D.
  • Cultural Awareness – Darnell J. Bradley, Ed.D.
  • GLBT Issues – Darnell J. Bradley, Ed.D.
  • Sociopolitical Issues – Darnell J. Bradley, Ed.D.

Special Education

  • Americans With Disabilities – Sister Gabrielle Kowalski, OSF, Ph.D.
  • Building Friendships Within Religious Congregations With People With Mental Retardation – Sister Gabrielle Kowalski, OSF, Ph.D.
  • The Ecological Model of Special Education Curriculum – Sister Gabrielle Kowalski, OSF, Ph.D.
  • Friendships With Persons With Mental Retardation – Sister Gabrielle Kowalski, OSF, Ph.D.
  • Measuring Program Outcomes – Sister Gabrielle Kowalski, OSF, Ph.D.
  • Meeting the Spiritual Support Needs of Special Populations – Sister Gabrielle Kowalski, OSF, Ph.D.
  • Parenting Children with Special Needs (facilitated Q and A) – Christine A. Gordon
  • Participating as an Informed Member of Your Child’s IEP Team (parent organizations) – Christine A. Gordon
  • Sexuality Education for Persons With Special Needs – Sister Gabrielle Kowalski, OSF, Ph.D.