23, No. 1, July 3, 2003
on honors, awards, appointments and other outstanding achievements of
faculty and staff members.
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consumer and environmental sciences
Six faculty members, an associate dean and two graduate teaching assistants
in the College of Agricultural, Consumer and Environmental Sciences
were honored at the 49th Annual Conference of the North American Colleges
and Teachers of Agriculture.
Philip Buriak, professor of agricultural
engineering, received the NACTA Teacher Fellow Award. Robert
Skirvin, professor of natural resources and environmental sciences,
received the NACTA Regional Outstanding Teaching Award. Receiving the
E.B. Knight NACTA Journal Award were R. Kirby
Barrick, associate dean of academic programs; Buriak;
Cleora D’Arcy, professor of crop
sciences; James Javenkoski, professor of
food science and human nutrition; Bruce Litchfield,
professor of agricultural engineering; Shelly
Schmidt, professor of food science and human nutrition. Receiving
the NACTA Graduate Student Teaching Award were Jeffrey
Bunting, crops sciences, and Ani Yazedjian,
human and community development.
Rick Schoell, executive director of governmental
relations and director for federal relations, has been named the university’s
representative on the board of directors for the International Arid
Lands Consortium and chair of the Committee on Program Priorities. The
committee informs and advises the board on program development and new
program opportunities, recommends actions and solutions on problems
facing the consortium, and recommends new priorities when needed.
The consortium is an independent nonprofit organization dedicated to
exploring the problems and solutions unique to arid and semi-arid regions.
IALC promotes cooperative research and practical application of new
knowledge to develop sustainable ecological practices. The member institutions
and their affiliates share a mission to enable people of arid lands
to improve the quality of life for future generations.
arts and sciences
Bill Greenough, director of the Center
for Advanced Study, Swanlund Endowed Chair, and professor of psychology,
of psychiatry, and of cell and structural biology, and co-chair of the
Biological Intelligence Research Theme at the Beckman Institute for
Advanced Science and Technology, was elected treasurer-elect for the
Society for Neuroscience for 2004.
Greenough will take this position at the Neuroscience 2003 Annual Meeting
in New Orleans.
Formed in 1970, the society has grown from 500 members to more than
31,000 and is the world's largest organization of scientists devoted
to the study of the brain.
Judith McCulloh, assistant director and
executive editor of the University Press, received Belmont University's
2003 Mike Curb School of Music’s Business Lifetime Achievement
Award. The award recognized McCulloh for "a lifetime of linking
books with country music." The award was presented May 30 at the
International Country Music Conference in Nashville. The most recent
book published by the UI Press in this field is Bill C. Malone's “Don't
Get Above Your Raisin': Country Music and the Southern Working Class,”
the 102nd volume in the press's ongoing series Music in American Life.
The UI’s Office of University Audits
received the 2003 Lawrence B. Sawyer Award from the Institute of Internal
Auditors in recognition of the office’s pursuit of professional
excellence through active promotion of, and staff achievement, in the
Certified Internal Auditor (CIA) Program.
The award is the most prestigious award an organization can attain for
active promotion of the CIA professional designation. Lawrence B. Sawyer,
referred to as "the father of modern internal auditing," was
a highly acclaimed author, educator and leader of the internal auditing