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Amy Kallenbach Wins CAS 2009 Undergraduate Research Award

May 11, 2009

Senior History Teacher Education major Amy Kallenbach of Mt. Sterling was selected to receive the 2009 College of Arts and Sciences (CAS) Student/Faculty Research and Creative Activity Award, which recognizes outstanding undergraduate research projects in the College that support the service region of WIU. Ms. Kallenbach was mentored by Dr. Virginia R. Boynton, Professor of History, on this project, "Western Illinois University: The Challenges of World War II." Ms. Kallenbach, who is President of Phi Alpha Theta, the History Honor Society, has presented the results of her research at the Spring 2009 Phi Alpha Theta Regional Conference as well as at WIU's 2009 Undergraduate Research Day.

Ms. Kallenbach, a member of the Editorial Board for the Western Illinois Historical Review, an on-line journal of WIU History students' research, received her award at the 2009 College of Arts and Sciences Spring Awards Reception, held on Friday, May 8.

The goal of the grant award program is to encourage and reward outstanding collaborative research and accomplishments within CAS and to have the program serve as a model for other WIU areas of excellence, to recognize outstanding efforts in research and creativity. This grant program for outstanding projects within the College was established by Dean Inessa Levi and Dr. George Barnes. It provides up to $500 each year to the top CAS undergraduate research projects that supports the University's public service initiatives in the region and faculty-student collaboration.

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