22, No. 9, Nov. 7, 2002
A report on honors, awards, appointments and other outstanding achievements
of faculty and staff members.
Katherine Kral, assistant vice president
in the Office of Business and Financial Services, was named 2002 Boss
of the Year by The Secretariat. She was nominated by Terri Palumbo,
administrative assistant I in that office. Kral received an engraved
clock, a certificate and her name was inscribed on a traveling plaque
to display in her office until next year’s winner is selected.
Daniel Bush, professor of plant biology
and a member of the USDA Agricultural Research Service photosynthesis
research unit, assumed the office of president of the American Society
of Plant Biologists on Oct. 1.
ASPB, a non-profit science society with a membership of nearly 6,000
scientists from the United States and more than 50 other nations, is
dedicated to advancing research, education and outreach in the plant
sciences. The society publishes two of the most widely cited plant science
journals: Plant Physiology and The Plant Cell.
Robin L. Jarrett, professor of human and
community development, has accepted an invitation to serve as a member
of the Social Sciences, Nursing, Epidemiology and Methods Study Section,
Center for Scientific Review, through June 30, 2006. Members are selected
on the basis of their demonstrated competence and achievement in their
scientific discipline as evidenced by the quality of research accomplishments,
publications in scientific journals, and other significant scientific
activities, achievements and honors.
Marvin R. Paulsen, professor of agricultural
engineering, was inducted as a fellow by the American Society of Agricultural
Engineers at its summer 2002 ASAE Meeting in Chicago. Paulsen has contributed
greatly to the body of knowledge regarding grain quality, grain quality
measurements and the effects of drying, handling and transport on quality
changes, which has benefited grain handlers, processors, equipment manufacturers,
importers and exporters, agri-business firms and agricultural producers
around the world.
Sonya Salamon, professor of human and community
development, has been appointed for a three-year term to the National
Research Council’s Board on Agriculture and Natural Resources.
The term runs through 2005. Salamon also completed her one-year term
as president of the Rural Sociological Society in August.
Carolyn Ashton, youth development educator,
and Cathy Ludolph, 4-H program assistant
for the UI Extension’s Peoria County Unit, received a national
award for "Excellence in 4-H Club Support Team Award." The
award is given by the National Association of Extension 4-H Agents.
The award recognizes the accomplishment of increasing 4-H Community
Clubs by 93 percent, increasing 4-H Community Club membership by 43
percent and increasing 4-H Community Club volunteers by 142 percent.
Ashton and Ludolph bring the 4-H Club Program to urban areas in Peoria
County, namely low-income, high minority-populated areas that were unfamiliar
with 4-H Community Club opportunities.