April 18 2008
Hannah Steele, a senior English major from Robinson, Ill., was selected for her research paper titled â€œSpuds! Potatoes and Change in the English Language or You Say 'Poh-tay-toh,' I Say 'Poh-tah-toh'.â€ In addition to a certificate, Steele received a $1,000 check. Also, Susan Latta, assistant professor of English, received a $250 check for nominating Steeleâ€™s paper for the award.
Brian Beville, a graduate student in criminology from Greenwood, was selected for his research paper â€œRehabilitation or Retribution' Labeling Theory and the Sex Offender.â€ In addition to a certificate, Beville received a $1,500 check. Mark Hamm, professor of criminology and criminal justice, received a $250 check for nominating Bevilleâ€™s paper.
â€œThe awards recognize excellence in undergraduate and graduate research papers that incorporate extraordinary skill and creativity by using the services, resources and collections of the library,â€ said Alberta Comer, acting dean of the library.
Steele and Beville said it was nice to be recognized for their efforts.
â€œYou get really worn out at the end of the year,â€ Steele said. â€œItâ€™s nice to get pat on the back.â€
Beville, who hopes to be a professor, said the award and check were nice extras.
â€œIâ€™m excited that Iâ€™d finished the paper more than anything,â€ he said. â€œThe award is just a bonus.â€
The awards were presented as part of the libraryâ€™s Authors and Artists Reception, in which 26 faculty members were recognized for having 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.
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Cutline: Brian Beville, a graduate student in criminology from Greenwood, and Hannah Steele, a senior English major from Robinson, Ill., were selected as the Bakerman Student Research Award winners on April 16.
An undergraduate and a graduate student won the Indiana State University Bakerman Student Research Awards Wednesday (April 16) from the Cunningham Memorial Library.