April 11, 2006

of Scholars
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Convocation of Scholars

* Alumni Association and Future Alumni Network's Senior Send-off,
11-1, Wednesday,
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The Boys From Syracuse continues

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 Convocation
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 Faculty Award for Excellence in Teaching.
  • Nonis, professor of marketing, received the Faculty 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; Dr. Gerald 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.

Advising Award presented
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.

Wilson, 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 Hanrahan, dean.

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