April 11, 2006
* Convocation of
* Alumni Association and Future Alumni Network's Senior Send-off,
* The Boys From Syracuse
Trombone Choir & Jazz Lab, concert, Tuesday
* Brown Bag Lecture, 2
p.m., Wed., Wilson Hall
* University Planning Committee (UPC), 9 a.m., Thursday, 8th
floor board room, library
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Faculty Awards presented at Honors
Dr. David W. Cox, Dr.
Sarath A. Nonis and Dr. Tom Williams today were named
recipients of the 2005-06 Board of Trustees Faculty Achievement Awards
during a Convocation of Scholars ceremony.
- Cox, professor of education, received the
Award for Excellence in Teaching.
- Nonis, professor of marketing, received the
Award for Excellence in Scholarship.
- Williams, assistant professor of English, received
the Faculty Award for Professional Service.
The winners were announced during the annual Faculty
Honors Convocation, a highlight of the annual Convocation of Scholars
events. A university committee reviews nominations from professional
colleagues and makes the selections.
Click here to read more on the NewsPage about the award winners.
Retiring faculty named to emeriti status
Also during Faculty Honors Convocation, 10
faculty members who are retiring this year were recognized for their
contributions and named to emeriti status for their years of service.
Those recognized were
Ed Alexander, music;
Dickinson, education; Dr. Michael Dougan, history; Dr.
David England, political science; Dr. Charles Ford,
marketing; Dr. David Gillanders, electrical engineering;
Dr. Joe Horsley, marketing; Dr. Charles Joiner, social
work; Dr. Elizabeth Stokes, nursing; and Dr. Patricia Teddlie, sociology. See the
NewsPage for details.
Dr. Robert Lamm, assistant professor of English, was announced
Tuesday as the 2006 recipient of the Outstanding Advising Award in
recognition of the work he does to assist his students. This is the
second year for this award to be presented.
DSA awards presented Monday
James Bishop of Weiner was recognized Monday as the 2006 recipient
of the R. E. Lee Wilson Award. Bishop, along with Marvin Alexander,
Candace Martin and Ashley Tidwell, also were named as winners of the
Distinguished Service Award. Read more
about these outstanding graduating students on the Newspage.
President's Scholars recognized
Recipients of the President's Scholar Award
for 2005-06 were also recognized for academic achievement during the
Student Honors Ceremony Monday. The President's Scholar
is the graduating student in each of the academic colleges with the
highest grade point. In the event of a tie, the award goes to the
student with the most credit hours.
Recipients and their respective colleges were Wesley W. Ward of Lake
City, Agriculture; Sarah Bowden of Manila, Business; Jessica Rena Walker
of Mountain Home, Communications; Alexandra Ramsey of Jacksonville,
Education; Michael Cannon of Paragould, Engineering; Whitney Farris of Jonesboro,
Fine Arts; Jennifer Haney of Cabot, Humanities and Social Sciences; Molli Marie Denton of Jonesboro, Nursing and Health Professions; Peter
Corey Townsend of Sherwood, Sciences and Mathematics; and Sarah
Elizabeth Prislovsky of Stuttgart, University College.
Click here to read more about the
President's Scholars for 2005-06.
Faculty enhancement fund announced
in N & HP
The College of
Nursing and Health Professions announced Monday night at its honors
ceremony that the Vollman Family Faculty Enhancement Fund has been
established. This fund is currently endowed through the Craighead County
Community Foundation by Dr. Don and Mary Vollman, Jonesboro. The goal of
the fund is to enhance skills related to one of the faculty role
designations in the college, such as professional development in teaching,
scholarship, service, clinical practice or administration. This is the
first non-scholarship endowed fund in the college, according to Dr. Susan
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