Oct 25, 2014


Research and Creative Activity

The state of North Carolina's highest civilian honor, the North Carolina Award, will be presented to six distinguished North Carolinians Thursday, Nov. 13, in Durham. Gov. Pat McCrory will present the awards. The 2014 honorees include Robert A. Ingram of Durham for Public Service. The awards are administered by the N.C. Department of Cultural Resources.

"It is an honor to pay tribute to these remarkable individuals who have made North Carolina better by their extraordinary involvement in this state," said Susan Kluttz, secretary of the N. C. Department of Cultural Resources. "Each has enriched the lives of our citizens and propelled North Carolina onto the national and world stages."

Public Service: Robert A. Ingram
The scope of the professional career and public service in the life of Robert "Bob" Ingram includes familiar names from the worlds of pharmaceuticals and charities. He co-led the merger that formed GlaxoSmithKline. He serves or has served on the boards or as director to Valeant, Cree, Quintiles and others. He was asked by President George H.W. Bush to form the CEO Roundtable on Cancer and appointed by President George W. Bush to the National Institutes of Health Cancer Advisory Board. He serves on the James B. Hunt Jr. Institute for Educational Leadership and Policy board and believes American students should be globally competitive. He is chairman of the Research Triangle Foundation, Glaxo Foundation and a partner in Hatteras Ventures Partners, seeking venture capital to fund the next bright idea in the science or medical field. He has been on the cover of Business Leader and Forbes magazines. He is a leader who listens, brings out the best in individuals and organizations and has received numerous awards and recognitions. In the more than 50 organizations and agencies on which he has been sought and served, Ingram has brought vision, energy, compassion, intelligence and the urge to help people live their best life. These are gifts he shares with others, and the world is better for it.

Created by the General Assembly in 1961, the North Carolina Awards have been presented annually since 1964. The award recognizes significant contributions to the state and nation in the fields of fine arts, literature, public service and science.

Posted: Oct 22, 2014

The IBHE Faculty Fellows Program is a new opportunity for faculty to conduct research relevant to higher education in Illinois. Fellowships will be awarded on a competitive basis for the purpose of encouraging research in specified higher education topics. The faculty fellow may spend one or two semesters to conduct targeted research, participate in meetings, and carry out other activities appropriate to the goals of his/her fellowship.*

For a complete description of the program, including research priorities and application materials, see this website.

*Source: IBHE website

ROBERT W. CHESNUT, Research and Sponsored Programs
Posted: Oct 17, 2014

Current and recently graduated EIU students won six first place awards in the Illinois Broadcasters Association's Student Silver Dome Awards Contest. First place awards went to Kyle Fisher (Best TV Longform Program), Keith Sutterfield (Best TV Commercial), Brad Kupiec (Best Radio Sports Play-by-Play), Jason Tage (Best Radio Promotion), Kelsey Zancha (Best Sales Presentation), and to the WEIU-TV News Watch staff for Best TV Newscast. Keith Sutterfield also took second place in the TV Longform Program category, and Anna Richardson received third place for Best On-Air Radio Personality. The students received their awards Oct. 10 at the annual IBA-U Student Broadcasters Conference in Chicago.

MICHAEL G. BRADD, Communication Studies
Posted: Oct 13, 2014

Axton Betz-Hamilton, assistant professor in the School of Family and Consumer Sciences, was recently elected as the 2014-2015 vice president of the Housing Education and Research Association (HERA). In this role, she will coordinate the 2015 HERA conference.

Posted: Oct 10, 2014

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