Undergrad, grad presented with Bakerman Awards

April 18 2008

TERRE HAUTE -- An undergraduate and a graduate student won the Indiana State University Bakerman Student Research Awards Wednesday (April 16) from the Cunningham Memorial Library.

Hannah Steele, a senior English major from Robinson, Ill., was selected for her research paper titled “Spuds! Potatoes and Change in the English Language or You Say 'Poh-tay-toh,' I Say 'Poh-tah-toh'.” In addition to a certificate, Steele received a $1,000 check. Also, Susan Latta, assistant professor of English, received a $250 check for nominating Steele’s paper for the award.

Brian Beville, a graduate student in criminology from Greenwood, was selected for his research paper “Rehabilitation or Retribution' Labeling Theory and the Sex Offender.” 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 Beville’s paper.

“The 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,” said Alberta Comer, acting dean of the library.

Steele and Beville said it was nice to be recognized for their efforts.

“You get really worn out at the end of the year,” Steele said. “It’s nice to get pat on the back.”

Beville, who hopes to be a professor, said the award and check were nice extras.

“I’m excited that I’d finished the paper more than anything,” he said. “The award is just a bonus.”

The awards were presented as part of the library’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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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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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.

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An undergraduate and a graduate student won the Indiana State University Bakerman Student Research Awards Wednesday (April 16) from the Cunningham Memorial Library.

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