Campus Connection

Campus Connection Submissions for Nov. 11, 2011

Summer Stipend Award Recipients

The Western Illinois University Foundation and the Office of Sponsored Projects is awarding summer stipends in the amount of $3,000 each for Summer 2012. These grants provide opportunities for faculty to engage in projects leading to the professional advancement of the proposal writer and the enhancement of Western Illinois University in the areas of teaching, research and creative activity. While teaching, research and creative activities are expected of every faculty member, the summer stipend is intended to allow faculty to pursue projects well beyond those that can normally be pursued during the academic year. Proposals are encouraged in a wide range of categories including: research leading to publication; development of a significant curriculum proposal; creation of work leading to a performance or exhibition; mastery of a new instructional technique; and research required in preparing an application to an external granting agency.

The recipients of the proposals that will be funded for Summer 2012, are Gregory Baldi, political science; Rebekah Buchanan, Merrill Cole and Daniel Malachuk, English and journalism; James Caldwell, School of Music; Richard Filipink, Greg Hall and Tim Roberts, history; Fetene Gebrewold, health sciences; William Howard, art; In Lee, School of Computer Sciences; and Kenneth McCravy, biological sciences.

Grants & Contracts

  • Rick Best, WQPT— $3,000 from the Illinois Humanities Council for "Freedom Riders Public Screening."
  • Vivian Coeur, Beu Health Center, and Curtis Bilbrey, OPS—$7,500 from the Illinois Higher Education Center for "Enforcement of Underage Drinking Laws (EUDL) Grant (part 2)."
  • Rori Carson, College of Education and Human Services — $149,388 from the Illinois Board of Higher Education for "West Central Grow Your Own Teachers Education Initiative - FY12."
  • Douglas Druckenmiller, computer sciences —$2,439 from DePaul University for "Atlantis Collaborative Team Interaction Virtual Environment [ACTIVE]."
  • Jess House, educational leadership—$14,000 from the Illinois State University for the project entitled, "LINC University Consortium."
  • Kristi Kupka, IIRA— $34,000 from the Illinois Department of Commerce and Economic Opportunity for "Procurement Technical Assistance Center 2012 - Federal."
  • Karen Mauldin-Curtis, IIRA— $130,000 from the Illinois Department of Human Services for "AmeriCorps Project FY2012."
  • Kim Wisslead, CAIT—$41,483 from the DC Child and Family Services Agency for "Mandated Reporter Online Training - Spanish Translation."

Professional Activities

  • Keith Holz, art, gave the keynote lecture Oct. 21, at the conference "The Great German Art Exhibitions 1937 – 1944/45. International Conference on the Release of the Research Platform Great German Art Research." The conference and new research platform was sponsored by the Central Institute for the History of Art, Munich in cooperation with the Haus der Kunst München. Holz's lecture was entitled: "International responses to the Great German Art Exhibitions: the birth of the historiography of National Socialist Art?"
  • Loren Logsdon, professor emeritus, published "Stories from 'neath the Elms: Eureka College 1940-1970"
  •  Nicholas Pano, history emeritus, presented "The Albanian-American Community and U. S.- Albanian Relations, 1991-2011" at the Conference on the 20th Anniversary of the Reopening of the U.S. Embassy in Albania in Tirana, Albania Oct. 6-7. Pano also presented lectures on aspects of U. S.- Albanian relations at the Albanian National Defense Academy and at the Universities of Korca and Vlora under the auspices of the Department of State's Public Diplomacy Program Oct. 10-14.
  •  Jolene Willis, IIRA, presented "Illinois Wind for Schools" at the Illinois Science Education Annual Conference of the Illinois Science Teachers Association Oct. 28 in Tinley Park, IL.