April 2004

Post-it Notes - News from Alumni

Message Board

Paul Arnstein MSN'84 of Boston College was installed as the 2004 president of the American Society of Pain Management Nurses (ASPMN) on March 20 in Myrtle Beach, S.C. There, he also presented the revised position statement on the "Use of Placebos Without Informed Consent" that he co-authored, and led a symposium on the "Decade of Pain Control and Research."

This is the third time Arnstein has held a chief elected officer post for a volunteer organization dedicated to improving the way pain is managed. He was the first president of the New Hampshire Cancer Pain Initiative (1990-1995), and president of the New England Pain Association (1998-2000. As president, Arnstein will extend research, education and advisory activities to stop the under-treatment or mistreatment of people with pain, while expanding the prominence of pain management nurses through a national certification program. he was also recently promoted to the rank of associate professor with tenure at Boston College. Arnstein received his Ph.D. in nursing from Boston College.

Meg Averett BS'78 recently celebrated her 25th anniversary working with Ramsey Group Real Estate in Salt Lake City.

Clark S. Cheney BS’99 has joined Parsons Behle & Latimer in the firm’s litigation department where he will concentrate his practice on intellectual property law and litigation. Cheney earned a bachelor’s degree in electrical engineering at the U, and then went on to graduate with a J.D. degree from Georgetown University Law Center in 2002. Before joining Parsons Behle & Latimer, Cheney served as a law clerk to Judge William C. Bryson of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit. He has also worked as a patent examiner for the U.S Patent and Trademark Office. Cheney was admitted to the California State Bar in 2003. He is also registered with the U.S. Patent and Trademark office.

Brenton Faber PhD'98, the U of U's first Ph.D. rhetoric and composition graduate, has also become the first Ph.D. rhetoric and composition graduate to receive tenure, at Clarkson University in upstate New York.

Lee Fishman PhD'98 (English), who teaches at Beloit College in Beloit, Wisconsin, has been promoted to associate professor with tenure. She teaches in the Department of English.

Fishman received her B.A. in English from Michigan State University-Lansing, and her M.F.A. in creative writing-poetry from Western Michigan University. Her courses include British Romantic Poetry, Death and Dying in the Literary Imagination, Documentary Literature, Jewish Literature, and Manifesting Creativity: Interdisciplinary Workshop in Visual, Verbal and Physical Arts, among others. She is an accomplished poet; her second book, Dear, Read, was published in 2002 by Ahsahta Press. She has been the chair of the journalism program since 2000.

Heber Jentzsch BFA’59 recently returned from South Africa and a meeting with the Minister of Art Culture, Science and Technology, Ben Ngubane. Jentzsch reports: “We discussed the state of literacy and the recidivism in the prison system in South Africa. A program called “Criminon,” using the methods developed by L. Ron Hubbard [founder of Scientology], has been instituted in 58 prisons. Since its inception some three years ago, not one of the prisoners released under this program has returned to prison. The program is based on a moral code that gives rules for a happy life. The prisoners are finding through drills of application that they are regaining their personal integrity and sense of self-respect. The program is secular in nature and is now being used in other countries as well as South Africa.” Jentzsch has served as president of the Church of Scientology International since 1982, and has been active as an ordained minister of the church for more than 20 years. Photo credit: www.scientology.org

Jeff Justice BS'91 was named the Salt Lake Board of Realtors Residential Rookie of the Year at the board's awards luncheon on March 12, 2004. Justice is an agent with Wood Realtors in Salt Lake City. Prior to his work in real estate, he was director of client service for EnableUs, a division of McCracken Financial Software. He also served as an account executive at the insurance agency of Bunker & Moss, where he won the 1996 Travelers Insurance High Achiever Award. Justice is also a member of the U of U Alumni Association’s Young Alumni Association (YAA) board.

Brenda Miller PhD'99 is one of four writers recently awarded month-long residencies at the Vermont Studio Center in Johnson, Vermont (www.vermontstudiocenter.org)

Bryan Cave LLP welcomes Stanton E. Johnson JD'02 to its Phoenix office. Johnson joins the firm as an associate in the Real Estate Development, Construction and Project Finance Client Service Group. Johnson received his J.D., Order of the Coif, in 2002 from the University of Utah College of Law. He received his B.S. from Brigham Young University in 1999. Prior to joining Bryan Cave, Johnson was an associate at Jennings Strouss & Salmon, P.L.C.

E. Lee White BS'84 has worked with Ramsey Group Real Estate as a real estate professional for 15 years.

W Communications, a full-service, integrated branding and advertising agency, recently hired new creative talent:

Steve Babcock BS'03 (communication) joins W Communications as associate creative director after working as a copywriter at Boede & Partners. He has been a copywriter at various Utah agencies and has worked for numerous technology clients including Ingenix, Novell, Microsoft, Plantronics, Unisys, and others.

Reyn Soffe BA'98 (mass Communications) comes to W as an art director. Prior to W, he worked at several ad agencies in the United States and Europe including La Comunidad in Miami, Publicis in Amsterdam, The Netherlands, and most recently Jung v. Matt in Hamburg, Germany. Soffe graduated from the Miami Ad School as an art director.

Jennie Morris BA'03 (history) has been hired by W as an Assistant Account Coordinator.


Message Board:

Message to June Day:

I, JoAn Rogers, have been wondering what has happened to you over the years. Yes, it has been a long time. If you get this note, e-mail to my son's address: logsrus@altazip.com.

Hope to hear from you, JoAn Lewis

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