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WIU Foundation Summer Stipend Award Recipients

November 30, 2016

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MACOMB/MOLINE, IL -- The Western Illinois University Foundation and the Office of Sponsored Projects has awarded 12 stipends to WIU faculty for Summer 2017.

The grants, which are funded by the WIU Foundation for $3,000 for each recipient, 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. According to Shannon Sutton, director of the Office of Sponsored Projects, proposals are encouraged in 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 WIU Foundation is pleased to offer support for our University faculty's scholarly activity," said Brad Bainter, vice president for advancement and public services and executive director of the WIU Foundation. "Since 1989, the Foundation has provided Summer Stipend Awards so that faculty have the opportunity to pursue projects beyond those traditionally pursued during the academic year. Congratulations to this year's recipients."

Summer 2017 recipients include:

Department of History
Lee Brice - Artifacts from Ancient Greece.
Greg Hall - Introduction to Public History.

Department of English
Rebekah Buchanan - First Year English Language Arts Teaching in Rural Schools.
Timothy Helwig - Writing the Working Class: The Literacy and Rhetorical Discourse of Class Protest in Antebellum American Print Culture.

School of Music
Jeff Brown - In Grieg's Shadow: Exploring the Piano and Vocal Music of Grieg's Norwegian Contemporaries.
Paul Paccione - Three Songs of the Sea for Chorus and Symphonic Orchestra.

Department of Sociology and Anthropology
Christina Davis -Trilingual Sign Board Blunders: Language and Inequality in Post-war Sri Lanka.

Department of Geography
Sunita George - Social Enterprise, Alternative Food Networks and Rural Development: A Case Study of Maitrya, India.

Department of Biological Sciences
Brian Peer - The Prothonotary Project: Tracking the Migration of a Rapidly Declining Songbird.

Department of Political Science
MaCherie Placide - Cops of Color - From Ferguson to Baltimore: Assessing the Attitudes and Perceptions of African-American Police Offcers on Police Brutality and Racial Profiling.
Erin Taylor - Reacting to the Past for Honors Students: Development of a general Honors "Games" Course

Department of Art
Ian Shelly - Place, Process, and Collaboration: A Sculptural Study of the Iconic West Texas Landscape, its Industry, and a Research Based Investigation into the Ceramic Resources of Texas Tech University.

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