Campus awards and accolades
University Advancement and External Affairs receives Creativity Award
Kudos to the IU Northwest Office of University Advancement and External Affairs, led by Jeri Pat Gabbert, for receiving a Creativity Award from ALDE, an international community of fundraising and communication professionals.
The creativity award recognized the team’s efforts surrounding Philanthropy Week, a week-long celebration that raises critical financial support to assist IU Northwest students. Since 2014, Philanthropy Week gifts have grown from raising $1,500 to nearly $20,000 in annual student scholarship support.
David Klamen’s latest exhibit at GRAY Chicago
David Klamen, dean of the School of Arts and chancellor’s professor, debuted a recent series of 12 ceramic sculptures in a solo exhibition "Life Trophies." Constructed over the last several years, Klamen’s "Life Trophies" are an accumulation of visual fragments, mementos, and experiences that bring material reality to personal or forgotten history.
"[These works] are compilations of the experiences of life, comprised in part by constant accumulation and exposure to stuff," Klamen said. "A collection of memories, collapsed attempts, past ambitions, and tchotchkes, topped off with a present moment of optimism and hope. A complicated visual world that discloses itself slowly, asking us to reflect on our experiences and to celebrate the perplexity of knowing ourselves."
The solo exhibit is open until June 24, 2022 at GRAY Chicago.
Jeri Pat Gabbert’s published book chapter
Jeri Pat Gabbert, vice chancellor for University Advancement and External Affairs, has published a book chapter in "Achieving Excellence in Fundraising" (5th edition), the leading fundraising textbook based on research and practical expertise. The focus of Gabbert’s chapter is the steps necessary to build a comprehensive fundraising program.
"Achieving Excellence in Fundraising" can be purchased through Amazon, or at other online retailers.
Anja Matwijkiw: Co-signer of call for United Nations action
Anja Matwijkiw, professor of Ethics & Human Rights for the Philosophy program, was a co-signer of a United Nations call for action. In a statement urging Sixth Committee action on The International Law Commission’s draft articles on Prevention and Punishment of Crimes Against Humanity, the adoption of a Treaty was viewed as a necessity. The action was signed by dozens of prominent international lawyers and practitioners urging the Sixth Committee to make progress through the creation of a time-bound process with a clear mandate.
Reflecting on her role, specifically as the only ethicist to sign the action, Matwijkiw said, "I am deeply honored to have been invited as a co-signer. In my opinion, there is a need for more interdisciplinary efforts. To secure respect for human rights, for dignity and humanity, is a broad fight that cannot be limited to a legal notion of justice. To include an ethicist is a step in the right direction. It may signal the beginning of a new way of thinking about effective means and measures when it comes to human rights."
Lin Wozniewski named Volunteer of the Year
Congrats to Lin Wozniewski, lecturer in chemistry and physics, for being named the 2022 Volunteer of the Year by the Indiana Science Olympiad. Wozniewski has been at IU Northwest since 1989 and over her years has been active in Science Olympiad, Science Fair, FIRST Lego League, grading AP Physics, and American Chemical Society, among others.