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WIU Summer Stipend Award Recipients Announced

November 19, 2020

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MACOMB, IL -- The Western Illinois University Foundation, and the Office of Sponsored Projects, have awarded eight stipends to WIU faculty for Summer 2021.

The grants, which amount to over $26,000, 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.
"As part of our mission to promote and support scholarly activity, the Office of Sponsored Projects is honored to be engaged with the WIU Foundation in supporting the Summer Stipend Program," said Shannon Sutton, director of the Office of Sponsored Projects.
"The WIU Foundation is proud to support our University faculty's scholarly activity," said Brad Bainter, executive officer of the WIU Foundation. "Since 1989, the Foundation has provided Summer Stipend Awards so faculty have the opportunity to engage in projects beyond those traditionally pursued during the academic year."

Summer 2021 recipients include:

School of Accounting, Finance, Economics and Decision Sciences

Professor Thomas Sadler - Catastrophe Convergence: The Coronavirus, Climate Crisis and Economic Contraction

Art and Design
Professor William Howard
– Smart Plate Lithography

Professor Jenny Knavel – Equine I

Associate Professor
Sherry Lindquist – The Ends of Images: Jean Gerson and Art

Associate Professor Rebekah Buchanan
- Heterodoxy: Examining the Writings in an Undergraduate Feminist Zine

School of Management & Marketing
Associate Professor Mohammad Shamsuddoha
– Sustainable Supply Chain Practices: A Simulation Study on a Large Livestock Farm Operations

School of Music
Assistant Professor Jena Gardner
- Overuse Injury Prevention and Rehabilitation in Brass Pedagogy

Professor James Romig
– Three New Compositions for Solo Guitar

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