from the issue of April 14, 2005
| Convocations to recognize faculty, students
Student scholars and outstanding faculty at UNL will be recognized at two honors convocations April 17.
Chancellor Harvey Perlman will preside over both ceremonies, which will convene in the Lied Center for Performing Arts.
The Rising Scholars Convocation begins at 1 p.m., with lobby doors opening at noon. This convocation honors freshman and sophomore scholars who have a 4.0 GPA in academic studies. Also honored will be freshman scholars who have attained a 3.6 to a 3.99 cumulative GPA. Faculty members receiving the Annis Chaikin Sorensen Award, College Distinguished Teaching awards, Chancellor's Exemplary Service to Students and the Student Foundation/Builders Award for Outstanding Advising will be recognized during this ceremony.
The University Scholars Convocation begins at 4 p.m. with lobby doors opening one hour earlier. This ceremony recognizes Chancellor's Scholars, graduating seniors who have attained 4.0 averages on all graded collegiate work at UNL and any other post-secondary educational institution they may have attended.
Also recognized are Superior Scholars, graduating seniors who have attained GPAs of 3.6 or higher, are in the upper 3 percent of their college's senior class or have been on the honors convocation list each year since matriculating as freshmen.
Seniors who will not graduate this year and juniors with 4.0 GPAs will also be honored.
The following faculty awards will be presented at the 1 p.m. Rising Scholars ceremony:
Annis Chaikin Sorensen Award: Adelaida L. Martinez, professor, modern languages and literatures
Chancellor's Exemplary Service to Students Award: Linda D. Moody, senior lecturer, agricultural leadership, education and communication
Student Foundation/Builders Award for Outstanding Advising: Wayne G. Jensen, construction management
UNL College Distinguished Teaching Awards:
Carolyn A. Barber, associate professor, School of Music (Fine & Performing Arts)
Mary M. Beck, professor, animal science (Agricultural Sciences & Natural Resources)
David B. Berkowitz, associate professor, chemistry (Arts & Sciences)
Richard J. Bischoff, associate professor, family and consumer sciences (Education & Human Sciences)
Miles T. Bryant, professor, educational administration (Education & Human Sciences)
Jeffrey Day, assistant professor, architecture (Architecture)
Scott M. Fuess, professor, economics (Business Administration)
William E. Hanson, assistant professor, educational psychology (Education & Human Sciences)
James LeSueur, associate professor, history (Arts & Sciences)
Adelaida L. Martinez, professor, modern languages and literatures (Arts & Sciences)
Patrice McMahon, assistant professor, political science (Arts & Sciences)
Amelia M. Montes, assistant professor, English (Arts & Sciences)
Jerry Renaud, associate professor, broadcasting (Journalism & Mass Communications)
Paul A. Savory, associate professor, industrial and management systems engineering (Engineering & Technology)
Vinodchandran Variyam, assistant professor, computer science and engineering (Arts & Sciences)
The following faculty awards will be presented at the 4 p.m. University Scholars ceremony:
Outstanding Research and Creative Activity Award (conferred by the University of Nebraska system):
Parks M. Coble, professor, history
Anthony F. Starace, professor, physics and astronomy
Outstanding Teaching and Instructional Creativity Award (conferred by the University of Nebraska system): C. William McLaughlin, senior lecturer, chemistry
Charles Bessey and Willa Cather professorships:
Vadim Gladyshev, Bessey professor and professor of biochemistry
Marjorie Langell, Bessey professor and professor of chemistry
J. David Logan, Cather professor and professor of mathematics
Academy of Distinguished Teachers:
Christin J. Mamiya, professor, art and art history
Christine A. Marvin, associate professor, special education and communication disorders
George Howard-Louise Pound Distinguished Career Award: David Brinkerhoff, emeritus professor, sociology
Harold and Esther Edgerton Junior Faculty Award: Victoria A.O. Smith, assistant professor, history
Donald R. and Mary Lee Swanson Award for Teaching Excellence: Susan Wunder, associate professor, teaching, learning and teacher education
Distinguished Educational Service Award: Don C. Adams, professor and interim director, West Central Research and Extension Center
Doc Elliott Award: Wallace Peterson, emeritus professor, economics
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