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Notes of Distinction: April 14

Tuesday Apr 01, 2014

Whether it’s a published article or book, a prestigious award, or speaking engagement, members of Indiana University Northwest’s faculty and staff continue to show their wealth of expertise. Here are the most recent top achievers that have made a name for themselves, and IU Northwest.

Patricia Walker, adjunct professor of communication, and Regina Jones, assistant professor of minority studies, recently attended the 2nd Annual Inclusive Illinois Faculty Women of Color in the Academy Conference on March 28 and 29 at University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. The professors invited two of their mentees, Ava Meux, a 2013 graduate and student in the liberal studies program, and Arnettra Baker, also a liberal studies graduate student.

The conference offers women faculty, university administrators, post-docs, and graduate students of color a unique educational and professional opportunity to network, engage, and learn with peers from around the country. The two-day conference includes separate tracks for graduate students and faculty members and features prominent and well-known women of color scholars as keynote speakers, panelists, and workshop facilitators, including renowned feminist scholars.

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Congratulations to the following finalists for this year’s Founders Day Award for Excellence in Teaching, announced recently by the Founders Day Teaching Award Committee. The nominees include full-time faculty Jonathyne Briggs, History; Frances Daniel, Psychology; Kevin McElmurry, Sociology; and part-time faculty Maureen Rutherford, Psychology; and Stephen Zolvinski, Anthropology.

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Congratulations to William Allegrezza, Frances Daniel, Joseph Ferrandino, Yuan ying Guan, Tin-Chun Lin, Brian O'Camb, Ju Park, David Parnell, Monica Solinas-Saunders, and Jie Wang. These outstanding faculty members are the recipients of the 2014 Trustees' Teaching Awards.

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