2011-2012
Graduate Student Awards, Publications, Presentations
and Other Good Work

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SCSU Students Win Prestigious Award

August 4, 2011: SCSU students Lalit Bhatta and Cheng Yuan won first place in the APICS 2011 Charles K. “Chuck” Nelson graduaEngineering Management professor Hiral Shah, award winners Cheng Yuan and Lalit Bhatta, and COB Management professor Alex Polaccote paper competition. APICS is the international Operations and Supply Chain Management educational society that consists of professionals, educators, and students from the U.S. and other countries. The winning paper titled “RFID Applications in Small Businesses.” was developed in satisfaction of the requirements of professor Polacco’s Supply Chain Management class. Lalit and Cheng are graduate Engineering Management students and also members of APICS. They competed against students from many of the top schools in the U.S. and Mexico.

Presentations

Cordelia Dunai, Biology (2011). “Does deficiency in the T-cell signaling protein, JAK3, affect the development of murine type 1 diabetes?” The 78th Minnesota Academy of Science Annual Meeting, Brooklyn Park, MN and also the same presentation at the 2011 Saint Cloud State University Research Colloquium.

Cordelia Dunai, Biology (2012). “The immune response of JAK3-deficient mice in the CY-exacerbated STZ model of T1D” The 79th Minnesota Academy of Science Annual Meeting, Northfield, MN and also the same presentation at the 2012 Saint Cloud State University Research Colloquium.

Joe Hobbs, Biology (2011). “Flow cytometric analysis of cytokineprofiles in low-dose-STZ (LDSTZ)-induced model of autoimmune diabetes?” The 78th Minnesota Academy of Science Annual Meeting, Brooklyn Park, MN and also the same presentation at the 2011 Saint Cloud State University Research Colloquium.

Joe Hobbs, Biology (2012). “Is there a difference in immune system involvement in murine autoimmune versus toxic type 1 diabetes?” The 79th Minnesota Academy of Science Annual Meeting, Northfield, MN and also the same presentation at the 2012 Saint Cloud State University Research Colloquium.

Sagar Bhattarai & Dr.Hiral Shah, Engineering Management.  Material Handling and Warehouse Management at an appliance manufacturing company. ASEM's 32ND International Annual Conference, Lubbock, Texas.

Dr. Koehn & Priyanka Guha Roy, Global Climate change ASCE conference in Houston, Texas- ASEE-GSW

Madhu Bachwani & Dr. Hiral Shah, Engineering Management. A Survey to Evaluate the Effectiveness of Agile Project Management Methodology, ASEM's 33rd International Annual Conference, Virginia Beach, VA.

Nishant Aryal, Engineering Management, Design of Hospital Database System. 12th International annual conference of American Society of Engineering Management.

Daryn Hardwick. Trends in the Spatial and Temporal Variabiilty of Snowfall Totals and Events in Wisconsin, 1974-2010. WLIA 2012 Annual Conference. Stevens Point, WI.

Applied Behavioral Analysis

Au, C. (2011). Teaching a Child with Autism to Toothbrush. SCSU Student Research Colloquium, St. Cloud, MN

Bell, J.M, Rudrud, E., & Larsson, E.V. (2011) Reduction of self-stimulatory behaviors across familiar and unfamiliar movies. Association for Behavior Analysis International. Denver, Co.

Carlisle, N.M, Schulze, K.A., & Rudrud, E. (2011) The Effects of Tact versus Echoic Prompts on the Acquisition of Intraverbal Behavior. (Poster) Association of Behavior Analysis International. Denver, CO.

Chan, J.M., Schulze, K.A., & Rudrud, E. (2011) Self-Management Procedures to Increase On-task Behavior of Children with Autism in a School Setting. (Poster) Association of Behavior Analysis International. Denver, CO.

Cook, J.L., Gome, L.A., Schulze, K.A., & Frazer, T. (2011) Graduated Exposure and Differential Negative Reinforcement of Other Behaviour to Increase Compliance with Wearing a Medical Alert Bracelet. (Poster) Association of Behavior Analysis International. Denver, CO.

Cook, J.L., Gome, L.A., Schulze, K.A., & Frazer, T. (2011) Graduated Exposure and Differential Negative Reinforcement of Other Behaviour to Increase Compliance with Wearing a Medical Alert Bracelet. (Poster) Ontario Association of Behavior Analysis. Ontario, CA.

Crabtree, G. & Rudrud, E. (2011) Teaching a child to wait for preferred items via antecedent prompts and progressive differential reinforcement of other behavior schedules. Association for Behavior Analysis International. Denver, Co

Enloe, K., Rapp, J. T., Swanson, G., & Long, E. S. (2011). Responsecovariation in individuals with multiple forms of stereotypy. Poster presented at the Association for Behavior Analysis International. Denver, CO.

Gilbertson, M., Schumacher, B. A., & Rapp, J. T. (2011). Increasing compliance with haircuts in a child with autism. Poster presented at the Association for Behavior Analysis International, Denver, CO.

Henrickson, M., Rapp, J. T., Bartlett, S. M., & Krueger, T. (2011). Detecting false positives inmultielement designs: Potential implications for brief analyses. Poster presented at the Association for Behavior Analysis International. Denver, CO.

Koehler-Platten, K. A. & Rapp, J. T. (2011). Teaching Manual Sign Requests Using Prompt Delay Procedures. (Poster)  Minnesota Northland Association for Behavior Analysis Regional Conference. St. CLoud, MN

Koehler-Platten, K., Rapp, J. T., & Baker, L. (2011). Evaluation of motor imitation acquisition and generalization using a multiple baseline design. Poster presented at the Association for Behavior Analysis International. Denver, CO.

Koehler-Platten, K.A., Grow, L.L., Schulze, K.A., & Bertone, T.S. (2012). Using a Lag Reinforcement Schedule to Increase Phonemic Variability in Children with Developmental Delays. (Poster) Association of Behavior Analysis International. Seattle, WA.

Krueger, T. K., Rapp, J. T., & Krahn, E.. (2011).  Using a Whole Class Level System to Decrease Transition Latency: A Case Study with a First Grade Class. (Poster) Minnesota Northland Association for Behavior Analysis Regional Conference. St. Cloud, MN

Krueger, T., Bartlett, S., & Rapp, J. T. (2011). The use of response cost to treat automatically reinforced spitting. Poster presented at the Association for Behavior Analysis International,Denver, CO.

Kuhl, S, Rudrud, E, & Schulze, K.A. (2011) Increasing children’s physical activity levels using interdependent group contingencies. Association for Behavior Analysis International. Denver, C

Kuyumjian, A., Taubman, M.T., Rudrud, E., Edwards, A., Schulze, K.A., McEachin, J.J., & Leaf, R.B. (2011) The Teaching and Generalization of Social Skills using a Teaching Interaction Methodology. (Paper) Association of Behavior Analysis International. Denver, CO.

Kuyumjian, A., Taubman, M.T., Rudrud, E., Schulze, K.A., McEachin, J.J., & Leaf, R.B. (2012)(Paper) Utilizing Teaching Interactions to Facilitate Social Skills in the Natural Environment. California Association of Behavior Analysis, Garden Grove, CA.

Lanovaz, M., Rapp, J. T., Regli, G., Swanson, G., & Long,E.S. (2011). Effects of prior access to stereotypy on subsequent engagement in behavior. Poster presented at the Association for Behavior Analysis International. Denver, CO.

Neil, C.  & Rapp, J. T. (2011). A Comparison of Contingent and Non-contingent Reinforcement for Increasing Passive Compliance During Hygiene-Related Tasks. (Poster) Minnesota Northland Association for Behavior Analysis Regional Conference. St. Cloud, MN

Rapp, J. T., & Schumacher, B. A. (2011). Evaluation of the immediate and subsequent effects of response interruption and redirection on vocal stereotypy. Poster presented at the Association for Behavior Analysis International. Denver, CO.

Rudrud, E., Kuhl, S., & Schulze, K.A. (2011) Increasing Children's Physical Activity Levels Using Interdependent Group Contingencies. (Paper) Association of Behavior Analysis International. Denver, CO.

Rudrud, E., Monn, E.R., & Ott, L. (2011) Student performance under scheduled and unscheduled testing. Association for Behavior Analysis International. Denver, Co

Schmidt, M. G., Rapp, J. T., & Novotny, M. A.  (2011).  Evaluating Pharmacological Interventions through Adequate Data Collection. (Poster) Minnesota Northland Association for Behavior Analysis Regional Conference. St. Cloud, MN

Schmidt, Rapp, & Novotny (2011). Detecting Changes in Non-Simulated Events Using Partial-Interval Recording and Momentary Time Sampling: Evaluating False Positives, False Negatives, and Trending. (Poster) Minnesota Northland Association for Behavior Analysis Regional Conference. St. CLoud, MN

Sheridan, S., Rapp, J. T., Swanson, G., Sennott, L., Enloe, K., & Maltese, D. (2011). The effects of abolishing and establishing operations on stereotypy and academic behavior. In M.Lanovaz (Chair), Innovations in the Assessment and Treatment of Stereotypy.  Symposium presented at the Association for Behavior Analysis International,Denver, CO.

Tober, E., DeQuinzio, J.A., Taylor, B.A., & Rudrud, E. (2012) Increasing Pretend Play Skills by a Toddler With Autism: Maintenance and Generalization of Responding. Association for Behavior Analysis International – 6th Annual Autism Conference. Philadelphia, Pa.

Warling-Spiegel, A. (2011). Use of Stimulus Fading to Teach Generalization of Expressive Responding to Noun Sub-categories. SCSU Student Research Colloquium, St. Cloud, MN

Watkins, N. & Rapp, J. T. (2011). Environmental Enrichment and Response Cost: Immediate and Subsequent Effects on Stereotypy. (Poster) Minnesota Northland Association for Behavior Analysis Regional Conference. St. Cloud, MN

Watkins, N. & Rudrud, E. (2011) Student misconceptions about behavior analysis. Association for Behavior Analysis International. Denver, Co

Publications

Jeff Miller, Biology – Advisor Dr. Heiko Schoenfuss

The mini mobile environmental monitoring unit: a novel bio-assessment tool. Alan S. Kolok, Jeffrey T. Miller and Heiko L. Schoenfuss. The Journal of Environmental Monitoring 2012 volume 14 page 202-208

Beth Poganski, Biology – Advisor Dr. Heiko Schoenfuss

Exposure and effects of perfluoroalkyl compounds on tree swallows nesting at Lake Johanna in east central Minnesota,USA. Christine M.Custer, ThomasW.Custer, HeikoL.Schoenfuss, BethH.Poganski, and Laura Solem. Reproductive Toxicology 2011

Dr. Dhaneshwar Rai & Priyanka Guha Roy. Ground and Surface water and its Sustainable use in India.

Teresa Tompkins, Social Responsibility, (2011) Editor, "Link: St. Cloud State University Academic and Career Planner"

Tim Johnson, Mass Communication, Monthly columnist for the St. Cloud Times as a member of the Times Writers Group.

Applied Behavioral Analysis

Bartlett, S. M., Rapp, J. T., & Henrickson, M. L. (2011). Detecting False Positives inMultielement Designs: Implications for Brief Assessments. Behavior Modification. 35, 531–552 DOI: 10.1177/0145445511415396

Bartlett, S., Rapp, J. T., Krueger, T., & Henrickson, M. (2011). The Use of Response Cost to Treat Spitting. Behavioral Interventions, 26, 76-83.

Carroll, R. A., Rapp, J. T., Rieck, T. M., & Siewert, B. N. (2011). The Effects ofNoncontingent Reinforcement in the Treatment of Rumination. Journal on Developmental Disabilities, 17.  

Devine, S. L., Rapp, J. T., Testa, J. R., Henrickson, M. L., & Schnerch, G. (2011). Detecting Changes in Simulated Events Using Partial-Interval Recording and Momentary Time Sampling III: Evaluating Sensitivity as a Function of Session Length. Behavioral Interventions, 24, 103-124.

Lanovaz, M., Sladeszek, I., & Rapp, J. T. (2011). Effects of music on vocal stereotypy in children with autism. Journal of Applied Behavior Analysis. 44, 647–651.

Rapp, J. T., Carroll, R. A., Stangeland, L., Swanson, G., & Higgins, W. J. (2011). A Comparison of Reliability Measures for Continuous and Discontinuous Recording Methods: Inflated Agreement Scores with Partial Interval Recording and Momentary Time Sampling for Duration Events. Behavior Modification, 35, 389-402.

Rapp, J. T., Marvin, K. L., Nystedt, A., Swanson, G. J., Paananen, L., & Tabatt, J. (2012). Response Repetition as an Error-Correction Procedure for Acquisition of Math Facts and Math Computation. Behavioral Interventions. 27, 16–32. DOI: 10.1002/bin.342

Richling, S. M., Rapp, J. T., Carroll, R. A., Smith, J. N., Nystedt, A., & Siewert, B. (2011). Usingnoncontingent reinforcement to increase compliance with wearing prescription prostheses. Journal of Applied Behavior Analysis, 44, 375–379.

Schumacher, B. I. & Rapp, J. T. (2011). Evaluation of the Immediate and Subsequent Effects of Response Interruption and Redirection on Vocal Stereotypy. Journal of Applied Behavior Analysis, 44, 681–685.

Schumacher, B. I. & Rapp, J. T. (2011). Increasing compliance with haircuts in a child with autism. Behavioral Interventions, 26, 67-75.

Stangeland, L. A., Smith, D. P., & Rapp, J. T. (2012). An Evaluation of the Effects of Experimenter Control of Objects on Individuals’ Engagement in Object Stereotypy. Behavior Modification. 36, 182–198 DOI: 10.1177/0145445511427194

 

Scholarships and Awards

John Byczynski, Public History. Recipient of the 2011-12 SCSU Distinguished Thesis Award for his thesis titled, “Claiming the Mines: Power and Class on the Cuyuna Iron Range, 1910-1933”

Cordelia Dunai, Biology (2011). “Does deficiency in the T-cell signaling protein, JAK3, affect the development of murine type 1 diabetes?” SCSU 2011 Research Colloquium, Research Paper Runner Up

Joe Hobbs, Biology (2011). “Flow cytometric analysis of cytokineprofiles in low-dose-STZ (LDSTZ)-induced model of autoimmune diabetes?” SCSU 2011 Research Colloquium, Research Paper Runner Up

Jenny Gudding, Applied Behavioral Analysis. Received Student Research Grant Award: $1000 Title: Proto SIB Assessment and Treatment (2012)

Kate Koehler-Platten, Applied Behavioral Analysis. Won the SABA award: see http://www.abainternational.org/ABA/newsletter/IBAvol4iss1/FellowshipsGrants.asp

Lisa Ott, Applied Behavioral Analysis. Elected as the student representative for MNABA, the regional affiliated chapter of ABAI

 

Internships

Applied Behavioral Analysis -- 21,000 Internship hours (28 students/720 hrs) and 3300 practicum hours (22 students/150 hours) at locations near and far, such as Hong Kong, England, California, Canada, Twin Cities, and St. Cloud.

Business Administration – 1920 hours of internships (480 hrs./student in 2011-12)

  • Summer 2011-Feixue (Zoe) Gao and Yin (Ryan) Ma
  • Spring 2012-Muhammad (Salman) Balouch and Jared Hoppe

 

Student Organization Leadership

Graduate students serve as president, vice president, secretary, treasurer, publicity chair, membership chair and as active members in a number of student organizations including:

  • Biology Graduate Student Association
  • University Student Conduct Board
  • Statistics Club
  • Social Responsibility Student Organization
  • Students Organized for Change
  • Advocates for Animals and the Environment
  • Secular Student Organization
  • Economic Association
  • MSW Organization
  • Graduate Student Organization
  • HSO
  • ASIA 
  • Emerging College and University Professionals Organization

Professional Association Memberships

  • Minnesota Academy of Science
  • ACPA – College Educators International
  • NAPBIRT -- National Association of Professional Band Instrument Repair Technicians
  • MARRCH -- Minnesota Association of Resources for Recovery and Chemical Health
  • MSSA -- Minnesota Social Service Association
  • FBI Law Enforcement Executive Development Association
  • Wisconsin Association of Homicide Investigators
  • Wisconsin Association for Identification
  • International Association of Property & Evidence
  • NPPA -- National Press Photographers Association
  • Education Minnesota
  • NASPA -- Student Affairs Administrators in Higher Education
  • MCPA – Minnesota College Personnel Association
  • ACCED-I -- Association of Collegiate Conference & Events Directors-Intl
  • NACA – National Association for Campus Activities
  • ACUI
  • NASW -- National Association of Social Workers

Other Good Work

 

 

Accepted to Doctoral Programs

 

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