Campus Connection

Campus Connection Submissions for October 19, 2012

Grants & Contracts

  • Monte Colley, Physical Plant— $104,312 from the Illinois Department of Commerce and Economic Opportunity (DCEO) for "Public Sector Electric Efficiency program - FY12." FY12
  • Gisele Hamm, IIRA— $3,184 from various sources for "MAPPING Community Support." Ongoing
  • Karen Mauldin-Curtis, IIRA— $1,750 from various sources for "Peace Corps Community Contributions (supplement)." Ongoing
  • Rafael Obregon, Engineering Technology— $112,500 from Innovative Design and Research Corporation (IDRC) for "Design, Analysis, Production, and Testing Collaboration Project." FY13
  • William Pratt and Eric Faierson, COBT— $3,000 from US Army Benet Laboratories for "Near Net Shape Manufacturing for Current and Future Generation Armament Systems." FY13
  • Kimberly Sikes, CAIT, and Richard Chamberlain, CAIT— $248,987 from the Illinois Community College Board (ICCB) for "DAISI Project." FY13
  • Kimberly Sikes, CAIT, and Paul Sweet, CAIT— $32,670 from McDonald's Corporation for "McDonald's Marketing and Insights 2013 Hosting/Support, Content & System Revisions Proposal." FY13
  • Sebastian Szyjka, Curriculum and Instruction, and James Olsen, Mathematics— $140,000 from the Illinois State Board of Education (ISBOE) for "Western Illinois Mathematics Teacher Transformation Institute (WI-MTTI) (continuation)." FY13
  • Kimberlee Wisslead, CAIT— $5,426 from MINDFIRE Communications for "Modern Woodmen HTML Awareness Package." FY13
  • Kimberlee Wisslead, CAIT— $9,139 from MINDFIRE Communications for "Modern Woodmen interactive iBook." FY13

Professional Activities

  • Dr. Baker and Mr. Jay Solomonson, the high school agriculture teacher at Orion and 2002 graduate, presented an innovative poster at the North Central American Association for Agricultural Education Conference held at the University of Illinois-Urbana on Oct. 4-6, 2012.  The poster received the "2nd runner-up" award in the faculty division during the poster session.  The poster was entitled "The SAE Struggle," which highlighted Mr. Solomonson's SAE handbook constructed for his students to stimulate the development and creation of SAEs among his students.
  • Jo-Ann Morgan, Associate Professor of African American Studies, presented a research paper titled "Using Ephemeral Visual Culture to Galvanize Black Power" at a conference on "Fire Every Time: Reframing Black Power Across the 20th Century and Beyond" held at the Avery Research Center, College of Charleston, Charleston, SC on Sept. 20-23, 2012.
  • Jo-Ann Morgan, Associate Professor of African American Studies and Art History, presented a research paper titled "Topsy, Eva, and the Bipolarity of Black and White in 19th Century Illustrations of Children" at the annual meeting of the Mid-America College Art Association held in Detroit, MI, Oct.3-6, 2012.


Vice President for Student Services Award Winners for September 2012


  • The Civil Service Employee of the Month is Courtni Keithley, who is a Medical Transcriptionist II at the Beu Health Center.
  • The Graduate Assistants for the Month are Jill Bisbee of Career Services and Derek Wahl of University Housing and Dining Services.
  • The Student Employee of the Month is Jonathan Wilcoxen of Student Development and Orientation.

Act of Kindness Award Winners are:  

  • Mel Blasi
  • Mark Blaylock
  • Georgia Cassidy
  • Janine Cavicchia
  • Cara Cerulla
  • Tom Clark
  • Vivian Coeur
  • Ann Comerford
  • Shannon Cramer
  • Diane Cumbie
  • Andy Daniels
  • Jim DiTulio
  • John Gorlewski
  • Karolynn Heuer
  • Molly Homer
  • Ashley Katz
  • Jude Kiah
  • Diane Kornegay
  • Mary Lawson
  • Milly MacDonell
  • Ada Macias
  • Kevin Morgan
  • Christie Reynolds
  • Jacob Roberts
  • Kevin Roberts
  • Krista Skien
  • Patty Thornton
  • Kevin Timlin
  • Michelle Yager
  • Judy Yeast
  • Roger Zellers