Keynote Presentation: Teaching and Learning in a Digital Age
Tuesday, March 28, 2017, 6:30 p.m. – 8:15 p.m.
Marian University Stayer Center

Dr. Mark Taylor will serve as the keynote speaker. His presentation will feature the impacts on the goals and desired outcomes and instructional practices. Dr. Taylor is an internationally recognized expert, writer, and speaker. Dr. Taylor will discuss the benefits, consequences, and implications for learning of technologies in the digital age and their impact on cognition, social, and working life.

Academic Symposium – Wednesday, March 29, 2017

Printable list of symposium sessions

Atrium – Art Exhibits

Visualize the Duality of Technology
Art 300, Tom Wallestad, Instructor
Using traditional printmaking, the fine art medium of the masses, Marian University art students will help attendees visualize the duality of technology.

Surprises Art may reveal about the Faces of Technology
 Therapeutic arts class, Leah Klapperich, Instructor
Art can often express what words cannot. Students studying expressive and therapeutic arts have been exploring the surprises art may reveal about the faces of technology. Having become so integral to our everyday lives, it can be challenging to even recognize the boundaries of technology’s influence.  How does technology affect how we see ourselves, others, personal well-being, heal, or the choices we make?

Stayer Center Hallway – Posters

The Impact of technology on Human DevelopmentEncountering Culture through Media & Technology Jennifer Schultz’s Human Development class
Students in Human Development have explored how technology impacts our development as human beings in their research papers this semester.  Students will present this learning in a poster session.

Sessions held from 8:00 a.m. to 3:50 p.m.
(All session are 50 minutes unless shown as a 110 minute session)

Sessions

8:00GENERAL SESSION: Intergenerational Issues at School and Work 
Dr. Mark Taylor
Stayer Auditorium
Today’s workplace and classroom can be an exciting, though not always harmonious, mixture  of four generational cohorts; older Traditionals, mature Boomers, mid-career Xers and our youngest workers and traditionally-aged students from Generation NeXT.  Understanding cohort tendencies and preferences can improve both instructional and workplace communication and effectiveness. This program will overview generational issues with suggestions for managing our own generational traits and appreciating those of others, along with ideas for students preparing to enter the multigenerational workplace.

9:00Coping with Technological Change: NOT a new issue 
Dr. Michael Doherty
T116
Adapting to technological change is as old as society itself. Having to cope and alter our lives to accommodate new technologies is not a new issue. Humans have seen new technologies improve and disrupt their lives for centuries. Technologies such as the alphabet, writing, mechanical clocks, stethoscopes, and printing press influenced society every bit as much as the cell phone and Twitter ™ (perhaps more). This presentation will look at how technologies have affected society throughout human history; we will discuss how technologies often deeply change society rather than just adding to the status quo. There is no doubt that technology improves our lives in many ways, but it also changes us in ways we hardly notice, at least at first.

9:00 – Are scientists learning fast enough?
Biochemistry Class, Pr. John Morris
T205
Biotechnology is rapidly advancing in the fields of medicine, research, and forensic science. While biotechnology creates many great products, there is concern about the rate at which it’s growing. This rapid advancement in biotechnology causes a lack of education on the new technologies, not only to the public, but to those in the field as well. As a result of this, many are asking the question “Are scientists learning fast enough?”  The students of CHE 302 Biochemistry will be presenting their findings on this question.

9:00 – Yoga’s Solution to the Social Media Frenzy
Dr. Michael Ketterhagen
T212/213
With Social media, the mind is always “ON,” always “actively search for the tweet, or the text word the call coming.”  This constant activation of the “Sensing Mind,” also called the Monkey Mind, makes it difficult to shut it off when we want to or difficult to focus and concentrate on the task at hand.  This causes constant stress in the body and may be the cause of many health issues facing our culture today.

Yoga has a solution to this dilemma of being on and then needing to rest.  This presentation and workshop will teach some of the yoga strategies which will give a person more control over his/her life; therefore, more happiness and more health.

9:00 – Chemistry, Applications, and Problems of Neonicotinoid Insecticides: Agriculture vs Bee Colony Collapse
CHE 252 class, Jason Kowalski
T217/218
Neonicotinoid chemicals are a class of compounds used in the United States as agricultural pesticides.  In recent years evidence has supported neonicotinoid compounds in Bee Colony Collapse Syndrome.  The chemical makeup, synthesis, practical use, and potential problems of neonicotinoids are presented.           

9:00 – Technology in Sports
Panel includes: Brett Denap/Christine Keller–Head Men’s/Women’s Golf Coach; Mark Boyle – Head Men’s Basketball Coach; Tyler Frings–Head Men’s Volleyball Coach; Jordan Baitinger – Head Baseball Coach
GYM    
Participants will have the opportunity to use the technology we use in the sports world.  They can drive the ball in the golf simulator, test their jump shot percentage with the hoop shoot. Learn a volleyball skill with instant feedback, and radar their pitching speed.

9:00 – Demonstration of SIMULATION Program used in Nursing Curriculum
Anne Rosploch
Center for Health Professions  (Shuttle available)
This session includes a tour of the CHP with demonstration of the classroom technology. The SIMULATION will describe, explain, and help you become familiar with how technology may be used for educational purposes in health care service.

10:00 – How Technology is Used by Modern Criminal Justice Professionals
Panel includes:  Career Technology and Policing -Dean Smith; Technology and ForensicsStacey Sadoff
Stayer Auditorium
In this session, professionals from various criminal justice sub-disciplines (ranging from policing to digital forensics) will discuss how technological advances are being used in their respective fields.

10:00 – Autonomous Vehicles Robot Trucks
Tom DePaoli
T116
This session will cover the upcoming logistics revolution of robot trucks in transportation. It will have a positive impact on safety and the environment. However it will have a devastating impact on truck driver employment (3.5 million) and the infrastructure supporting human truck drivers. It is a transformational technology.

10:00 – Fake News: A Librarian’s Guide
Kathryn Johnston
T122
“Fake News” is defined as deliberately publishing or distributing information that is either hyperpartisan or deliberately false.  This is not new—people have long spread rumors or printed scandalous, exaggerated or false stories to promote their political views, destroy their enemies, or create humor.  The power of the internet, however, allows misinformation to spread more rapidly and makes it harder for students and citizens to identify which news sources are accurate, objective and authoritative.

10:00 – Ways Technology Contributes to or Reduces Violence, Trauma, and Resilience in U.S. Culture
Drs. Leslie Jaber-Wilson and Amy Hennings
T205
The session will cover how technology increases the violence and trauma people witness and experience both first hand and second hand.  It will go on to discuss “the other” face of technology that keeps us safer from violence, trauma, and helps build resilience.

10:00 – Technology in Sports
Panel includes: Brett Denap/Christine Keller– Head Men’s/Women’s Golf Coaches; Mark Boyle – Head Men’s Basketball Coach; Tyler Frings –Head Men’s Volleyball Coach; Jordan Baitinger – Head Baseball Coach

GYM
Participants will have the opportunity to use the technology we use in the sports world.  They can drive the ball in the golf simulator, test their jump shot percentage with the hoop shoot. Learn a volleyball skill with instant feedback, and radar their pitching speed.

10:00 – Demonstration of SIMULATION Program used in Nursing Curriculum
Anne Rosploch
Center for Health Professions (Shuttle available)
This session includes a tour of the CHP with demonstration of the classroom technology. The SIMULATION will describe, explain, and help you become familiar with how technology may be used for educational purposes in health care service.

11:00The Pros and Cons of Technology in Criminal Justice- Panel Discussion
Panel includes:  Career Technology and Policing -Dean Smith; Technology and Forensics- Stacey Sadoff
Stayer Auditorium
In this session, speakers from the previous session (10:00 in Auditorium) will discuss the benefits and drawbacks of technology in criminal justice.  Audience members will be given the opportunity to pose questions.

11:00 – The Death of Individualism in a Technological World
Stephan Kiszely
T116
In the current technological explosion, privacy and civil rights are all but dead for all practical purposes.  The correlative victim is personal choice, and without that, there is no individualism.  Given society’s pervasive indifference to individualism, there is little chance of revitalizing it.

11:00 – Designer Genes: A Double Edged Sword
BIO 302 – Professor Lalitha Ramamoorthy
T122
A discussion panel with students from BIO (Cell and Molecular Biology) presenting pros and cons of genetic engineering and the use of recombinant DNA technology in agriculture and medicine.

11:00 – Recruiting and Retaining Students at Marian University via E-sports, Part 1                            
James Gray, Jessica Little, Lori Muentner, and Thomas Wallestad
T205
The recruitment and retention of students at Marian University via eSports (i.e., Computer Gaming) will be evaluated using a “roundtable” discussion format.  Issues to be considered include: 1) Reporting on Marian’s existing eSports initiatives since August, 2016, 2) Comparing Marian’s eSports experience with other universities, 3) Assessing Marian’s eSports technology requirements, along with its costs 4) Identifying eSports based learning outcomes, and 5) Examining suitable eSports student recruitment and retention efforts

11:00 – Technology in Sports
Panel includes: Brett Denap/Christine Keller–Head Men’s/Women’s Golf Coach; Mark Boyle –Head Men’s Basketball Coach; Tyler Frings – Head Men’s Volleyball Coach; Jordan Baitinger – Head Baseball Coach      
GYM
Participants will have the opportunity to use the technology we use in the sports world.  They can drive the ball in the golf simulator, test their jump shot percentage with the hoop shoot. Learn a volleyball skill with instant feedback, and radar their pitching speed.

11:00 – Demonstration of SIMULATION Program used in Nursing Curriculum
Anne Rosploch
Center for Health Professions (Shuttle available)
This session includes a tour of the CHP with demonstration of the classroom technology. The SIMULATION will describe, explain, and help you become familiar with how technology may be used for educational purposes in health care service.

12-12:50 A Lenten Reflection: Our relationship with God as we live in a technological world.
Led by Sr. Marie Scott, CSA
Dorcas Chapel
You are invited to join with others in a Lenten reflection in Dorcas Chapel.  A time to pray and reflect on your own faith journey in today’s world where humanity is surrounded by technology.  Take time to pray together with others for the needs of the Marian University community and the world with time to just “BE” in the stillness of God’s presence.

12:00 – Surveillance Technology
S Emillio De Torre, Director of Youth and Programs at the ACLU of Wisconsin
Stayer Auditorium
Technology is becoming ever more integrated in our lives.  The use of surveillance technology by law enforcement should only occur after strong consideration and safeguards are given to the impact such technologies may have on civil rights and civil liberties, including those rights guaranteed by the First, Fourth, and Fourteenth Amendments to the United States Constitution.  Attention should also be given to privacy, transparency, accountability, oversight and measurement. We’ll explore some current surveillance technologies used by law enforcement in Wisconsin and the questions and issues their use poses to our communities.

12:00 – Introduction to Syria: Discovering Truth in News and Other Media
Austin Kultgen
T122
With modern media outlets losing integrity, true facts are difficult to come by.  One of the largest victims of misinformation is the Syrian Arab Republic and the overall conflict in the Middle East.  The presentation will show how to get credible information and debunk myths around the Syrian Civil War.

12:00 – Recruiting and Retaining Students at Marian University via E-sports, Part 2.
James Gray, Jessica Little, Lori Muentner, and Thomas Wallestad
T205
The recruitment and retention of students at Marian University via eSports (i.e., Computer Gaming) will be evaluated using a “roundtable” discussion format.  Issues to be considered include: 1) Reporting on Marian’s existing eSports initiatives since August, 2016, 2) Comparing Marian’s eSports experience with other universities, 3) Assessing Marian’s eSports technology requirements, along with its costs 4) Identifying eSports based learning outcomes, and 5) Examining suitable eSports student recruitment and retention efforts

12:00 – Thinking about Digital Literacy
Kristi Shaw Reitz, PhD
T208
What does it mean to be literate in the current day?  Do reading and writing online differ from reading and writing on paper?  What are students in PK-12 schools being taught about digital literacy?  Attend this session to get a glimpse of the current realities for our next generation of students.

12:00 – Researching Technology within Students’ Academic Majors (Poster session)
Students in ENG 106
T212/213
Students of Dr. Wagner-Angell’s ENG 106 will display their infographics highlighting a technology issue within their majors.  Students will be present to discuss their topics and findings with symposium attendees.

12:00 – Technology in Sports
Panel Includes: Brett Denap/Christine Keller– Head Men’s/Women’s Golf Coach; Mark Boyle –Head Men’s Basketball Coach; Tyler Frings-Head Men’s Volleyball Coach; Jordan Baitinger – Head Baseball Coach    

GYM

Participants will have the opportunity to use the technology we use in the sports world.  They can drive the ball in the golf simulator, test their jump shot percentage with the hoop shoot. Learn a volleyball skill with instant feedback, and radar their pitching speed.

12:00 – Demonstration of SIMULATION Program used in Nursing Curriculum
Anne Rosploch
Center for Health Professions  (Shuttle available)
This session includes a tour of the CHP with demonstration of the classroom technology. The SIMULATION will describe, explain, and help you become familiar with how technology may be used for educational purposes in health care service.

1:00 – GENERAL SESSION: Raising the Bar for Learning with Technology
Dr. Jon Landis is Apple Education’s US Education Development Executive working with education leaders to leverage technology to transform learning.
Stayer Auditorium
How do we help our students learn today and prepare them for a rapidly changing world?  A driving force behind this change is technology.  It affects the way we communicate, the way we work, the way we live day-to-day.  It also empowers every individual—and every learner—to create amazing things and make a difference in the world.  But first, we need to raise the bar for what’s expected, and what’s possible, for learning with technology.

2:00 – Tested Learning: Is Big Data Empowering or Enslaving us?
Heather E. Price, Ph.D.
Stayer Auditorium
In the era of big data, education data collection has skyrocketed. All K-12 students have a trail of testing data attached to them. State departments of education convert these data into student learning and school ratings that are then reported to the US Department of Education. After 15 years of these reports, it is time for us to ask: Are these good measures of student learning and school quality? How does big data inform and simultaneously limit our discussion on student learning? What effects does this have on our education system and the relationship we form with learning?

2:00 – Encountering Culture through Media & Technology
Dr. Cooper Wakefield
T122
TV, video, and other Internet content, provides endless “information” about the world, including cultures.  Despite more opportunity than ever, Americans make little use of the “World Wide” access to investigate cultures beyond the familiar.  When “cultural others” are encountered via media, stereotyped depictions are prevalent. Therefore media and technology provides an untapped opportunity that is also rife with danger.

This session will provide frameworks for participants to mindfully and critically engage with other cultures, broadening their worldview through media and technology.  Case studies will be explored and a range of suggested follow-up material will be provided.

2:00 – Digital Detox: Unplug and Reboot Our Lives
Sr. Cyndi Nienhaus, CSA, Ph.D.
T212/213
Setting aside our digital devices, we experience quiet, calm, and rest through guided meditation.  Leave the session more mindful about how we use our digital devices.

2:00 – How “real” is virtual reality?
Dr. Michael Doherty
T116
The base definition of virtual is “almost or nearly”. Thus, virtual reality would, by extension, refer to experiences that are nearly or almost real. Certainly, in fields such as training, this definition would fit those activities that seek to simulate the real experience.  However, virtual reality now seems to be evolving into more of a state of altered reality, where we as humans are the virtual components of some sort of cyber-reality. Advances in photographic and video imaging allow us to experience the unimaginable, but can also alter our interpretation of truth. This presentation will explore new advances in virtual reality and discuss the promise and peril of those technologies.

2:00 – Demonstration of SIMULATION Program used in Nursing Curriculum
Anne Rosploch
Center for Health Professions (Shuttle available)
This session includes a tour of the CHP with demonstration of the classroom technology. The SIMULATION will describe, explain, and help you become familiar with how technology may be used for educational purposes in health care service.

2:00-3:50 – Go Go Gadgets: Tech Tools and Gadgets
Mike Jaber, Coordinator of Instructional Technology, Sheboygan Area School District
T217/218
Come and join Marian Alum, Michael Jaber, for a session of gadget goodness. You will be exposed to Tech gadgets that you have never seen before that are being used in classrooms by teachers and students, as well as cutting edge technologies that are on the horizon. You will leave this session mumbling, “Wow, I can’t believe what I just saw”!   Disclaimer: Don’t bring your purse or wallet to this session because you will end up maxing out your credit card.

2:00-3:50 – Consider the Conversation 2: Stories about Cure, Relief and Comfort
Film and discussion led by Dr. Janet McCord
T205
This two to two hour session will start with a documentary. Twenty one months in the making and partially funded by private donations (including a donation from Marian University – our name is in the credits), Consider the Conversation 2: Stories about Cure, Relief, and Comfort takes a hard look at some of the unintended consequences of American medicine’s success and sheds light on the importance of the patient/doctor relationship and patient/doctor communication when living with severe chronic disease. Premiered on Wisconsin Public Television on 5/27/14, nominated for a Regional Emmy® on 9/23/14, and released to public television stations nationwide on 9/26/14, Consider the Conversation 2: Stories about Cure, Relief, and Comfort highlights the value of palliative care and shows viewers what end-of-life conversations with medical professionals look like, sound like, and feel like. It features the perspectives of seriously ill patients from a variety of backgrounds as well as the doctors who care for them. The primary goal of this film is to demonstrate that communication is a skill on par with the clinical skills of diagnosis, treatment and prognostication – something medical professionals can teach, learn, and use for therapeutic benefit.

We will view the 60 minute PBS cut of the documentary followed by discussion and a consideration ACP Decisions, a company co-founded by Angelo Volandes, MD, MPH and Aretha Delight Davis, MD, JD that uses technology to help individuals and families make health care decisions when they are diagnoses with life-limiting conditions. ACP Decisions is a non-profit foundation consisting of a group of clinicians who want to empower patients and families with video support tools. Their video support tools are carefully crafted after undergoing rigorous review by leading experts in medicine, geriatrics, oncology, cardiology, ethics, and decision-making. Patients and families agreed to be filmed for the purposes of educating and improving decision-making for all patients. Today, multiple healthcare systems use these video support tools to empower patients and families.

3:00 – Living a Connected vs Unconnected Life
Anne Krauter, NPD Project Leader – Kitchen Faucets, Kohler Co.
Stayer Auditorium
As an NPD Project Leader, I lead a cross functional team to launch new kitchen Faucets for the wholesale market.  We work to endure our products solve everyday problems or enhance the kitchen space.  I have done much research on how the Internet of Things (referred to as IoT) is enhancing or encroaching upon our lives.  A key focus will be on how companies are looking to solve problems for customers by using the Internet of things.

3:00 – Using Technology to Simplify Your Life
Dr. Kristi Shaw Reitz, Ph.D.
T122
Technology can be a burden but it can also help you to become more efficient. Attend this session to learn a few tips and tricks you can use to help you with everything from grocery shopping to taking notes.

3:00 – Yoga’s Solution to the Social Media Frenzy
Dr. Michael Ketterhagen                                  
T212/213

With Social media, the mind is always “ON”, always “actively search for the tweet, or the text word the call coming”.  This constant activation of the “Sensing Mind”, also called the Monkey Mind, makes it difficult to shut it off when we want to or difficult to focus and concentrate on the task at hand.  This causes constant stress in the body and may be the cause of many health issues facing our culture today.

Yoga has a solution to this dilemma of being on and then needing to rest.  This presentation and workshop will teach some of the yoga strategies which will give a person more control over his/her life; therefore, more happiness and more health.