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WIU Foundation Summer Stipend Award Recipients

November 3, 2021

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MACOMB/MOLINE, IL -- The Western Illinois University Foundation and the Office of Sponsored Projects have awarded 12 stipends to WIU faculty for Summer 2022.

"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."

The grants, which total nearly $40,000, provide opportunities for faculty to engage in projects leading to the professional advancement of the proposal writer and the enhancement of WIU 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.
Summer 2022 recipients include:

Assistant Professor Mette Soendergaard - Anti-Cancer Effects of Morchella esculenta Extracts in Ovarian Cancer Cells.

Engineering & Technology
Assistant Professor Sanjeeta Ghimire – Climate Change, Water Levels, and Dam Safety: Post failure Analysis of Two Michigan Dams.

Professor Lee Brice – "Present but Not Accounted For: Women and the Roman Military."
Professor Timothy Roberts – Can Historical Thinking Skills Be Taught with a Game? Using the Interactive Story "Lincoln's Decision" in the High School Classroom

Assistant Professor Katja Sonkeng – Intramurals yay, pickup basketball nay? Exploring constraints for women's participation in unorganized sports: A mixed-method single instrumental case study.

School of Management & Marketing
Assistant Professor Sarah Shike – Clarifying the Gray: A course for understanding and promoting integrity and academic excellence in the College of Business and Technology at WIU.
Professor Susan Stewart - Insufficient Effort Responding on the Conditional Reasoning Test for Achievement Motivation

School of Music
Assistant Professor Kenneth Lee - The French Connection: Works for Cello by Poulenc, Tanguy, and Ravel
Associate Professor John Mindeman - Miracle Fair: a New Composition for Trumpet and Wind Ensemble

Political Science
Professor Julia Albarracin – Immigrant Trust in Institutions during the Pandemic

Professor Dana Lindemann - Assessing the Feasibility of Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) Programs Supporting Students on the Quad Cities and Macomb Campuses at Western

Sociology & Anthropology
Associate Professor Christina Davis - New Wellawatte: Sri Lankan Tamil Identity and Place in Online and Offline Interactions

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