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Notes of Distinction: July 2015

Monday Jun 29, 2015

Congratulations to three retiring staff and faculty members who are departing IU Northwest.

  • Dorothy “Dee Dee” Ige Campbell, Professor of Communication, is retiring after 30 years of service.
  • Joseph Pellicciotti, Vice Chancellor of Administration, and a longtime professor in the School of Public and Environmental Affairs, is retiring after 35 years of service.
  • William Odefey, Lecturer and Co-Director of Introductory Mathematics, is retiring after 12 years of service.

Peter Aglinskas, adjunct faculty member in the Department of Performing Arts, was recently recognized as one of 15 Noteworthy Art Professors in Chicago by The Art Career Project. Aglinskas is also an adjunct faculty member at Harper College in Palatine, where he recently performed a solo guitar concert and was recently named “Master Teacher” there. He was also recently hired by Valparaiso University to establish a new film/lecture series, Thursday Night Noir.” Last fall, he performed a solo guitar concert at Mayne Stage, Chicago's newest premiere performing arts venue, and will be performing a number of high-profile concerts in the near future, including WAUS classical radio’s “Second Sunday” concert series at Fernwood Gardens Arboretum in Niles, Mich. on August 9, and “First Fridays” at the Lubeznik Center for the Arts in Michigan City, Ind. on September 4.

Subir Bandyopadhyay, Professor of Marketing has been informed that his manuscript entitled "Investigating Quality Perceptions of International Services by Chinese Consumers," has been accepted for publication in Thunderbird International Business Review.

William K. Buckley, retired Professor of English, proudly announces the release of Volume 8 of Plath Profiles. Founded by Buckley in 2008, Plath Profiles is an international, interdisciplinary journal of studies on Sylvia Plath.  The peer-reviewed publication accepts essays, book reviews, notes, teacher-reactions, poetry, memoirs, student essays, responses, art and photography.

Charles P. Gallmeier, Chancellor’s Professor of Sociology, was invited to give the 2015 Bender Memorial Lecture at the annual Faculty Colloquium on Excellence in Teaching Retreat (FACET) May 15-17 at the Potawatomi Inn, Pokagon State Park, Angola, Ind.  The title of his keynote address was: “Introducing Sociological Virgins to the Sociological Imagination.”

Bonita Dostal Neff, Chair of the Department of Communication, was recently recognized by the Board of Directors of the International Academy of Business Disciplines for being the 2015 Outstanding Track Chair at the 27th Annual IABD Conference in Orlando in March.

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