A report of honors, awards, offices and other outstanding achievements of faculty and staff members. C. Allen Bock, professor of agricultural economics, received the Distinguished Extension Group Program Award from the American Agricultural Economics Association. Martha Gillette, professor of cell and structural biology, of physiology and in the Beckman Institute, has been named to the Sleep Disorders Research Advisory Board of the National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute at the National Institutes of Health. The 12-member board advises the director of the NIH on all scientific activities involving research on sleep and sleep disorders supported by the NIH, as well as making recommendations on long-range research goals. Gillette's four-year term began in July. Elected to a two-year term as assistant chair of the National Council of Teachers of English College Section was Gail Hawisher, professor of English She also will serve as a nonvoting member on the council's Executive Committee. The Hispanic Outlook in Higher Education ranked the UI among the best colleges for Hispanics. The UI ranked 43 out of the top 100 colleges for conferring bachelor's degrees, 38 out of 46 for master's degrees, and 23 out of 23 for doctoral degrees. Recipient of the 1995 Agronomic Award of the American Society of Agronomy was agronomy professor Robert G. Hoeft. Benita Katzenellenbogen, professor of physiology and biophysics, has been appointed to the Biochemical Endocrinology Study Section of the Division of Research Grants at the National Institutes of Health. Study sections are part of the NIH peer-review process. Katzenellenbogen's section evaluates the scientific merit of grant proposals in the areas of hormones and human health and disease, including the actions of hormones in reproduction, breast and prostate cancer, and in endocrine disorders such as diabetes. Decisions by the study section form the basis for determining what projects will receive NIH funding each year. Katzenellenbogen's four-year appointment to the NIH began in July. Service on a study section is based upon demonstrated competence and achievement in a scientific discipline. McKinley Health Center received accreditation by the Joint Commission on Accreditation of Healthcare Organizations. Based on an on-site survey conducted every three years, the accreditation attests to McKinley's compliance with national standards for ambulatory care health services. McKinley has been certified by the commission since the 1980s. Sharon D. Michalove, assistant to the chair of the history department, has been awarded a William B. Schallek Memorial Graduate Fellowship Award for the 1995-96 academic year by the Richard III Society. The awards are given annually to support Ph.D. projects in 15th-century British history. Michalove is a doctoral candidate in educational policy studies and is writing on the education of the English upperclasses from 1399-1530. Gerald C. Nelson and Wesley D. Seitz, both professors of agricultural economics, were co-recipients of the Honorable Mention Award of the American Agricultural Economics Association for their book "Economics of Resources, Agriculture and Food." David J. Schaeffer, professor of veterinary biosciences, has been awarded the status of diplomate by the American Board of Forensic Examiners. Individuals approved for the board must achieve proficiency in a variety of topics, procedures, ethical standards and meet criteria of the certification program. Gary Sherman, professor of veterinary biosciences, has been elected president of the American Association of Veterinary Physiologists and Pharmacologists. He will serve a one-year term. Stephen G. Sligar, director of the School of Chemical Sciences and in the Beckman Institute, has been named a member of the Molecular and Cellular Biophysics Study Section, Division of Research Grants, National Institutes of Health. Members are selected on the basis of their demonstrated competence and achievements in their scientific discipline as evidenced by the quality of research accomplishments, publications in scientific journals, and other significant scientific activities, achievements and honors. Study sections review grant applications submitted to the organization and make recommendations on these applications to the appropriate organization national advisory council or board, and survey the status of research in their fields of science. His four-year term began in July. Joseph Stucki, professor of agronomy, received the 1995 Marian L. and Chrystie M. Jackson Soil Science Award of the Soil Science Society Of America. Nicholas Temperley, professor of music, was a keynote speaker at the conference, "The Gallery Tradition: Church and Chapel Music in Britain and Abroad, 1700-1850," sponsored by the Colchester Institute School of Music, Essex, England, in August. Temperley's speech was a direct outcome of his book, "The Music of the English Parish Church." Maarten van de Guchte, director of Krannert Art Museum, has been elected a member of the Association of Art Museum Directors. The purpose of the association is to help its members in establishing and maintaining high standards for themselves and the museums they represent. The association represents approximately 170 directors of the largest art museums in North America. Staff members in the Office of Publications have received awards from the Council for Advancement and Support of Education. Nancy Loch, graphic designer, and Chris Beuoy, project manager, received a gold medal in the District Conference Promotions category. They were responsible for the promotional materials, including concept, invitation, program guide and sundry items, for the annual Case V district meeting last December. Debra Bolgla, graphic designer; and writers Don Kojich, interim director of publications, and David Schulman, graduate student, received a Bronze Award in the Student Recruitment Publications Packages category. Created for the Office of Admissions and Records, the package includes the viewbook, tranfer-student brochure, "Come See for Yourself" brochure and invitations to admissions gatherings.