All University Honors Convocation is April 18

Apr 15th, 2010 | By | Category: April 15, 2010, Campus News, Issue

Outstanding students and faculty will be recognized at UNL’s annual All University Honors Convocation April 18.

Ellen Weissinger, interim senior vice chancellor for academic affairs will preside over the event that begins at 2 p.m. in the Lied Center for Performing Arts. The convocation is free and open to the public and no tickets are required. Doors open at 1 p.m.

Among the students to be recognized are 30 Chancellor’s Scholars who will receive their degrees in May or August who have maintained 4.0 GPA on all collegiate work.

The following faculty will receive Distinguished Teaching awards from their colleges:

Dennis Alexander, Kingery professor, Electrical Engineering, College of Engineering;

Eric Berger, assistant professor, Law, College of Law;

Eric Buhs, associate professor, Educational Psychology, College of Education and Human Sciences;

Rhonda Fuelberth, associate professor, School of Music, Hixson-Lied College of Fine and Performing Arts;

John Geppert, professor, Finance, College of Business Administration;

Stephen Hartke, assistant professor, Mathematics, College of Arts and Sciences;

Debra Hope, professor, Psychology; College of Arts and Sciences

Martha Mamo, associate professor, Agronomy and Horticulture;

Julia Schleck, assistant professor, English, College of Arts and Sciences;

Paul Springer, assistant professor, Child, Youth and Family Studies, College of Education and Human Sciences;

Stephen Swidler, associate professor, Teaching, Learning and Teacher Education, College of Education and Human Sciences;

Wieslaw Szdlowski, associate professor, Mechanical Engineering, College of Engineering

Other faculty and staff to be honored and their awards:

Jonis Agee, University of Nebraska Outstanding Research and Creative Activity Award, Adele Hall professor of English and creative writing, English, College of Arts and Sciences

James Alfano, Willa Cather or Charles Bessey Professor, Plant Pathology, College of Agricultural Sciences and Natural Resources

Paul Blum, Willa Cather or Charles Bessey Professor, Biological Sciences, College of Arts and Sciences

John DeFrain, Distinguished Educational Service Award, professor, Child, Youth and Family Studies, College of Education and Human Sciences, Extension professor, Family and Community Development, UNL Extension, Institute of Agriculture and Natural Resources

Department of Psychology, University of Nebraska Universitywide Departmental Teaching Award, College of Arts and Sciences

Kimberly Espy, Willa Cather or Charles Bessey Professor and Associate Vice Chancellor for Research, Psychology, College of Arts and Sciences

Sherilyn Fritz, George Holmes University Professor, Geosciences and School of Biological Sciences, College of Arts and Sciences

Edmund “Ted” Hamann, Donald R. and Mary Lee Swanson Award for Teaching Excellence, professor, Educational Administration, College of Education and Human Sciences

John Gibbons, Susan J. Rosowski Associate Professorship, Philosophy, College of Arts and Sciences

Christine Kelly, Harold and Esther Edgerton Junior Faculty Award; assistant professor, Mathematics, College of Arts and Sciences

Yongfeng Lu, Lott professor of Electrical Engineering, College of Engineering

Warren Luckner, David P. Hayes Memorial Chair in Actuarial Science, professor of practice and director, Actuarial Science Program, Student Foundation/Builders Award for Outstanding Advising, College of Business Administration

Leslie Marquart, James V. Griesen Award for Exemplary Service to Students, Student Shop Manager, Department of Physics and Astronomy, College of Arts and Sciences

Andrzej Rajca, Willa Cather or Charles Bessey Professor, Chemistry, College of Arts and Sciences

Sabrina Russo, assistant professor, School of Biological Sciences, College of Arts and Science

Susan Sheridan, George Holmes University Professor, Educational Psychology, College of Education and Human Sciences

Elizabeth Theiss-Morse, Willa Cather or Charles Bessey Professor and chair, Political Science, College of Arts and Sciences

Vinod Variyam, Susan J. Rosowski Associate Professorship, Computer Science and Engineering, College of Arts and Sciences, College of Engineering

Laura White, University of Nebraska Outstanding Teaching and Instructional Creativity Award, professor, English, College of Arts and Sciences

Douglas Zatechka, George Howard-Louise Pound Award, director of University Housing. Zatechka is the first non-faculty member to receive this award for exemplary service to the university.

Xiao Cheng Zeng, University of Nebraska Outstanding Research and Creative Activity Award, University Professor/Ameritas Professor, Chemistry, College of Arts and Sciences

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