Lincoln (Neb.) - April 2, 2001- Twenty-five University of Nebraska-Lincoln faculty and staff members will receive awards for outstanding teaching, student advising or service, and more than 3,457 students will be recognized for outstanding scholarship at the 73rd annual All-University Honors Convocation.
The convocation begins at 3:30 p.m. April 6 in the Coliseum, 1300 Vine St. It is free and open to the public.
Thirty-one seniors and December graduates will be honored as Chancellor's Scholars for maintaining perfect 4.0 grade-point averages during their entire academic careers at UNL and at any other post-secondary institutions. A total of 393 seniors will be honored as Superior Scholars for being in the upper 3 percent of their colleges, or for being on the honors list since their matriculation as freshmen. Another 958 freshmen, 679 sophomores, 768 juniors and 628 seniors will be honored as High Scholars for having cumulative grade-point averages of 3.6 or higher.
The following faculty members will receive awards:
Christin J. Mamiya, professor of art and art history, will receive the Annis Chaikin Sorensen Award for distinguished teaching in the humanities. This award carries a $3,000 cash award, provided by the Sorensen family.
The following faculty members will receive Distinguished Teaching Awards from their colleges. Each recipient will receive a $1,000 cash award, provided by the Nebraska Legislature.
Deborah Bandalos, associate professor or educational psychology; Diane C. Cawein, associate professor of music; Rochelle L. Dalla, assistant professor of family and consumer sciences; Joan L. Erickson, association professor of special education and communication disorders; Steve Goddard, assistant professor of computer science and engineering; Bruce B. Johnson, professor of agricultural economics; Craig M. Lawson, professor of law; C. William McLaughlin, senior lecturer in chemistry; Deborah Minter, assistant professor of English; Stephen D. Scott, assistant professor of computer science and engineering; Keng Siau, associate professor of management; Nicholas Spencer, associate professor of English; Alan E. Steinweis, Rosenburg associate professor of history; and Sidnie White Crawford, associate professor of classics and religious studies.
Stephen Mason and Daniel Walters, professors of agronomy and horticulture, will share the Student Foundation/Builders Award for Outstanding Advising. Each will receive a $750 cash award provided by the University of Nebraska Foundation.
Arnold J. Bateman, director of learning center coordination and assistant vice chancellor for extended education and outreach, will receive the Distinguished Educational Service Award. He will receive a $1,500 cash award, provided by the University of Nebraska Foundation.
Mark R. Powell, assistant director of intramural sports and campus recreation, will receive the Chancellor's Exemplary Service to Students Award. He will receive a $1,000 cash award, provided by the University of Nebraska Foundation.
William E. Splinter, the George Holmes university professor emeritus of biological systems engineering, will receive the George Howard-Louise Pound Award for exceptional contributions through teaching, research, public service and administration. He will receive original artwork painted by artist Keith Jacobshagen.
Charles H. Adams, professor emeritus of animal science, will be honored by the Nebraska Alumni Association with the Doc Elliott Award.
The following faculty members will be recognized for receiving University of Nebraska system-wide awards:
Daniel J. Bernstein, professor of psychology, will be recognized for receiving Outstanding Teaching and Instructional Creativity Activity award. This honor carries a $3,500 cash award. Bernstein will also be recognized for the Scholarly Teaching Award.
Gary E. Moulton, professor of history, and Brett C. Ratcliffe, professor and curator of insects with the NU State Museum, will be recognized for receiving Outstanding Research and Creative Activity awards. This honor carries a $3,500 cash award for each.
Ruth M. Heaton, assistant professor in the center for curriculum and instruction, will be recognized for receiving the Donald R. and Mary Lee Swanson Award for Teaching Excellence with a cash award of $10,000.
The newly established Harold and Esther Edgerton Junior Faculty Awards will be awarded to Chris Gallagher, assistant professor of English, and Stephen C. Scott, assistant professor of computer science and engineering. This first-time award establishes $3,000 in professional development funds and $1,000 cash award for two years.
Students who will be honored as Chancellor's Scholars are:
Billings, Mont.: Courtney Niemeyer*, elementary education, daughter of Woodrow and Diane Jensen.
Bozeman, Mont.: Christina Riesselman*, English and geology, daughter of Jack and Marcia Riesselman.
Clay Center: Cari Roeth*, communication studies, daughter of Fred and Carol Roeth.
Dodge: Kristyn Harms*, agricultural education, daughter of Raymond and Lynn Harms.
Elkhorn: Heidi Redelfs*, English, daughter of James and Leslie Redelfs.
Fremont: Charlsi Hulsebus*, architectural studies, daughter of Larry and Sharon Hulsebus; Gregory Krafka*, economics, son of Robert Krafka and Marcia Krafka; Karen Meier*, biological sciences, daughter of Kenton and Sue Meier.
Lincoln: Jaclyn Anderson*, mathematics, daughter of Joseph and Janet Kohles of Omaha; Donald Arp Jr.*, history, son of Donald Sr. and Teresa Arp; Angie Child*, biochemistry, daughter of Anthony and Peggy Castro; Heather Easter*, psychology and sociology, daughter of Toby and Darlene Easter of Lexington; Stephani Krienert*, biological sciences, daughter of Eugene and Kim Krienert; Cynthia Lamm*, communication studies, daughter of Alice Maenza of Hernando, Fla., and the late LeRoy Akin; Shane Mares*, communication studies, son of Mike and Cheryl Mares of Crete; Christine Murphy*, business administration, daughter of James and Susan Murphy of Columbus; Nicholas Phillips*, music, son of James and Ann Phillips of Martinsville, Ind.; Mark Rentschler*, mechanical engineering, son of Randy and Diane Rentschler of Atkinson; Megahn Schafer*, management, daughter of Scott and Susan Bice of Litchfield; Jennifer Thomsen*, management, daughter of Gene and Connie Thomsen; Brandon Tomjack*, criminal justice, son of Ray and Michelle Tomjack of Shenandoah, Iowa; Angela Wild*, biological systems engineering, daughter of Dick and Debbie Wild of Fremont.
Malmo: Ruby Kavan Urban*, business administration, wife of Ray Urban Jr., daughter of Ruben and Ann Kavan.
Norfolk: Jeremy Scheffler*, math, son of Jerry and Beth Scheffler.
Omaha: Kiley Frank*, political science and history, daughter of Larry and Janet Frank; Megan Torau*, mathematics and economics, daughter of Theodore and Debra Torau.
Papillion: Amy Hulme*, biological sciences and biochemistry, daughter of Larry and Jane Hulme; Amanda Wilcox*, advertising and English, daughter of Charles and Donna Wilcox.
Rapid City*, S.D.: Kimberly Gradoville, chemistry and mathematics, daughter of William and Patricia Gradoville.
Scottsbluff: Katie Fraass*, chemical engineering, daughter of Bruce and Mary Fraass.
Waterloo: Amanda Maine*, international studies, French and political
science, daughter of Bruce and Dee Anna Maine.
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