Authors and Artists to honor faculty members Wednesday

April 14 2008

TERRE HAUTE ��" During the 23rd annual Authors and Artists Reception at Indiana State University’s Cunningham Memorial Library on Wednesday (April 16), 26 faculty members will be recognized for their achievements.

“It's important to recognize the faculty's achievements for several reasons: it allows us to showcase the many talents of our faculty; it makes students aware of what faculty do outside the classroom; and it allows the library, in some small way, to thank the faculty for their endeavors that enrich our lives,” said Alberta Comer, acting dean of the library.

Those recognized are full-time faculty members who during 2007 have authored or edited a book published by a reputable press; published or performed a significant piece of music; held a major showing of art; or directed, performed in or designed a noteworthy theater production.

The reception begins at 3:30 p.m. in the library’s events area with presentations beginning at 4 p.m. Also, during the reception, Comer will present the Bakerman Research Awards to a graduate and undergraduate student. The undergraduate student will receive a $1,000 award, while the graduate student will receive a $1,500 award.

Attendees will have the opportunity to speak with the authors and artists as well as to view their works. The event is free and open to the public.

Friends of the Cunningham Memorial Library began the reception in 1985 for faculty who were published during the year. In 1999, the event expanded to include performing and visual arts.

Those being honored this year are:

- Kandace Hinton, assistant professor of educational leadership, administration and foundations, for the book “Unleashing Suppressed Voices on College Campuses: Diversity Issues in Higher Education” and CD “Kim and Him.”

- Mary Howard-Hamilton, professor of educational leadership, administration and foundations, for the book “Unleashing Suppressed Voices on College Campuses: Diversity Issues in Higher Education.”

- Todd Whitaker, professor educational leadership, administration and foundations, for the DVD “What Great Teachers Do Differently/What Great Principals Do Differently.”

- Charles Amlaner, professor, for the book “SRS Basics of Sleep Guide”

- David Worley, chair of communication, for “Basic Communication Course Best Practices: A Training Manual for Instructors.”

- Debra Worley, associate professor of communication, for “Basic Communication Course Best Practices: A Training Manual for Instructors.”

- Mark Hamm, professor of criminology and criminal justice, for the book “Terrorism as Crime: From Oklahoma City to Al-Qaeda and Beyond.”

- Robert Guell, professor of economics, for the book “Issues in Economics Today”

- Ronald Baker, emeritus professor of English, for editor of “Jesse Stuart and the Hoosier Schoolmasters.”

- Kit Kincade, associate professor of English, for “Essay on the History and Reality of Apparitions.”

- Aaron Morales, assistant professor of English, for “From Here You Can Almost See the End of the Desert.”

- Robert Perrin, chair of the English department, for “Pocket Guide to the Chicago Manual of Style/Pocket Guide to APA Style”

- Alden Cavanaugh, interim chair of art, as editor of “Performing the Everyday: The Culture of Genre in the Eighteenth Century.”

- Ray Chen, assistant professor of art, for eight ceramic international exhibitions and seven ceramic juried exhibitions.

- Sala Wong, assistant professor of art, for two international exhibitions.

- Jay Gatrell, associate dean of arts and sciences and associate professor of geography/women’s studies, for “Geo-Spatial Technologies in Urban Environments: Policy, Practice and Pixels.”

- Qihao Weng, associate professor and director of the Center of Urban Environmental Change, for “Remote Sensing of Impervious Surfaces.”

- Robert Clouse, emeritus professor of history, for “The End of Days.”

- Rachel Wedding McCelland, instructor of journalism, for directing “Anne of Green Gables” at Terre Haute Community Theater.

- John Boyd, professor of music, for the CD “Reflections.”

- Brian Kilp, associate professor of music, for the CD “Vox Corno ��" The Voice of the Horn.”

- Rocco Gennaro, interim chairperson of philosophy, as editor of “The Interplay Between Consciousness and Concepts.”

- Thomas Steiger, professor of sociology, for “Life’s Social Journey.”

- Julie Dixon, assistant professor of theater, for her portrayal of Helen in “FAT PIG” at the Phoenix Theatre in Indianapolis.

- Linda Janosko, associate professor of theater, for her work on the set design of “The Little Dog Laughed” at the Phoenix Theatre in Indianapolis.

- Peter Papadopoulos, assistant professor of theater, for the play “Lost Love,” which was performed at Bedlam Theatre in Minneapolis and Stage Left Theatre in Chicago.

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Contact: Alberta Comer, acting dean of the Cunningham Memorial Library, Indiana State University, at 812-237-3700 or at acomer@isugw.indstate.edu

Writer: Jennifer Sicking, assistant director of media relations, Indiana State University, at 812-237-7972 or jsicking@isugw.indstate.edu

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