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CITR to Host Faculty Research and Creative Activities Awards April 12

April 7, 2017

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MACOMB, IL - The Center for Innovation in Teaching and Research at Western Illinois University will host the Faculty Research and Creative Activities Awards Wednesday, April 12 in the University Union Lamoine Room.

This event attempts to highlight the innovations in research and creative activities from across campus and disseminate/share the same across disciplines. Current full-time faculty were invited to submit proposals in two research categories, and the top three proposals in each category were invited to present. The WIU faculty member with the top rated proposal in each track will be awarded a $500 line item expenditure to further their research. (In the case of a co-authored study, this stipend will be equally divided between WIU proposal authors/presenters.)

The event schedule includes:

Wednesday, April 12

University Union Lamoine Room
3-4 p.m. - Open Poster Sessions

An Analysis of Factors Affecting Students' Use of Interactive Learning Tools in Higher Education
Assistant Professor Eun Go, WIU Department of Broadcasting and Journalism
Professor Colin Harbke, WIU Department of Psychology
Assistant Professor Il-Seop Shin, School of Engineering WIU-QC

Inhibition of Nonsense-Mediated mRNA Decay (NMD) for Detection of Novel Ovarian Cancer Biomarkers
Assistant Professor Mette Soendergaard, WIU Department of Chemistry

Creative Responses About the College Experiences of Students with Disabilities
Assistant Professor Alisha White, WIU Department of English

Beyond the Ivory Tower: The Impacts of University-Business Partnerships on Competitive Rivalry
Assistant Professor Yin-Chi Liao, WIU Department of Management and Marketing

Interpersonal Violence and Suicide: The Integration of Research, Practice and Teaching

Assistant Professor Kristy Keefe, WIU Department of Psychology

4-4:30 p.m. - Awards presentation and reception
Our new open session format will allow you to stop in and show your support more easily.

For more information about CITR at WIU, visit

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