Awards and Honors — May 23, 2013May 23rd, 2013 | By tfedderson2 | Category: 2013, Campus News, Issue, May 23
Eve Brank, associate professor of psychology, has been awarded a nearly $200,000 National Science Foundation grant to conduct research into why citizens consent to searches. She will work with Jennifer Groscup of Scripps College in Claremont, Calif., on the project. The grant is from the NSF’s Law and Social Science program. The duo will examine the reasons why a vast majority of Americans consent to police requests for searches, even though they are often not legally bound to do so.
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William Seiler, professor of communication studies, has been inducted into the Central States Communication Association’s Hall of Fame. Seiler received the award and delivered an address during the association’s annual conference, held April 2-7 in Kansas City. Only two members of the association were inducted into the hall of fame this year.
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Barbara Homer, a secretarial specialist for criminology and criminal justice, was presented the 2013 Rose Frolic Award during the University of Nebraska Office Professionals Association awards luncheon on April 9. The award was created to recognize a UNOPA member who demonstrates the attributes of Frolik, the founder and first president of UNOPA. The award includes $600, a Rose Frolik medallion, an engraved plaque and a one-year UNOPA membership.
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Dale Grotelueschen, a longtime faculty member, has been named director of UNL’s Great Plains Veterinary Educational Center at Clay Center. He assumes the new post July 1.
Grotelueschen was most recently the managing veterinarian for beef cattle veterinary operations at Pfizer/Zoetis. He was a UNL faculty member for a number of years, including a stint as director of the Panhandle Veterinary Diagnostic Laboratory in Scottsbluff.
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Laurie Thomas Lee, professor of broadcasting in the College of Journalism and Mass Communications, received the James A. Lake Academic Freedom Award from the UNL Faculty Senate on April 23. She earned the award for her understanding and explanation of the issues surrounding academic freedom when it is threatened and for giving speeches, authoring articles and appearing on numerous panels defending academic freedom.
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The UNL Student Money Management Center received an award of merit from the American Marketing Association. The award was for the center’s 2012 integrated marketing communications campaign, which included building a financial education brand.
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