‘Faculty Research’ Category

“Snowflakes,” Whitman, and why college isn’t a day care

Dr. Everett Piper, President of the Christian university Oklahoma Wesleyan, made national headlines a few weeks ago when he vented frustration about a student complaint. In a blog posting entitled, “This is not a Day Care. It’s a University,” Piper described the incident: This past week, I actually had a student come forward after a […]

Rita Ray to present paper at 17th International Business Research Conference

Rita Ray’s Paper ‘Wither Slumdog Millionaire: India’s Liberalization and Development Themes in Bollywood Films’ has been accepted in 17th International Business Research Conference to be held in Toronto, Canada from 7-8 June, 2012.   Bollywood is the largest film industry in India as well as in the world in terms of its number of audience […]

Kathi Tunheim and Kelsey Swanson ’12 present paper at the AHRD Conference.

Assistant Professor of Management Kathi Tunheim and Kelsey Swanson ’12 presented a co-authored paper, “Recruiting and Risk: Female Financial Advisor Candidates,” at the Academy of Human Resource Development (AHRD) International Research Conference in Denver on March 1-3, 2012. The research focused on the perceptions of female college seniors of the financial advising career. In the […]

Hidden Strength in the Employment Report

The Bureau of Labor Statistics released its Employment Situation for February 2012 this morning. Overall the report is very encouraging. The economy produced 227,000 jobs in February and for the last three months the U.S. economy has produced an average of 245,000 jobs per month and a total of 3.37 million jobs since January 2010. […]

Is the President Causing High Gas Prices?

Last evening I heard Newt Gingrich say that the Obama Administration was “outrageously anti-American energy.” And that, “the high price of gasoline is the direct result of Obama.” After picking myself up from the floor, it took me about 15 seconds to find this. These data, from the U.S. Energy Information Administration, show the number […]

Kristian Braekkan presents paper at ASSA conference

Assistant Professor of Management Kristian Braekkan presented his paper “From Breach to Violation: An Examination of the Moderating Role of Union Instrumentality upon Perceptions of Psychological Contract Breach and Violations” at the ASSA (Allied Social Science Associations) meetings in Chicago on January 6-8, 2012. The paper, which is co-authored by Gustavus alumni Rebecca Krocak (International […]