Dr. Lindsay Bondurant and Ellen Avoletta, AuD student, have been selected to join a unique humanitarian mission to remote riverfront communities near Parintins, Brazil in November 2014. The Oticon Hearing Foundation, in partnership with the American Academy of Audiology Foundation, selected only one audiologist and one audiology student for this honor. Lindsay and Ellen were selected individually by two separate committees comprised of AAA Foundation and Oticon Hearing Foundation representatives.
Dr. Mike Sublett is the winner of a 2014 Distinguished Mentor Award from the National Council for Geographic Education (NCGE). The award honors university faculty who have been exceptional at mentoring students of geography and geography education. Sublett was presented with the award at a ceremony on August 2 during the NCGE annual meeting in Memphis. He was also honored with a special session during the conference in which current and former mentees presented papers or anecdotes reflecting his influence on their academic training and careers. Since becoming internship coordinator for the Department of Geography-Geology in 1985, Sublett has worked with over 500 student interns!
Dr. Carl J. Wenning, Ed.D. ’07, will be among five alumni inducted into the College of Education’s Hall of Fame on Friday, October 3. Wenning joined Illinois State in 1978 as the director of the Planetarium. During 22 exemplary years of service in this role, approximately 250,000 P-12 and university students and community members attended his planetarium programs. From 1994-2008, he transformed the physics teacher education major from a small program with just five students and two physics teaching methods courses into a nationally recognized program now among the largest and most sophisticated in the country.
Kerri Milita joins the Illinois State University Department of Political Science as an assistant professor. Her areas of expertise include American Politics and Public Policy. Dr. Milita earned an M.S. and a Ph.D. in Political Science from Florida State University. She holds an M.A. in Political Analysis and Policy and a B.A. in Political Science from the University of Central Florida.
September 4 – School of Biological Sciences Seminar, Dr. Lawrence Zettler, Illinois College, “Fungus-Assisted Orchid Conservation in North America and Beyond,” Room 210, Moulton Hall, 4 p.m.
September 5 – Department of Chemistry Seminar, Dr. Justin Walensky, University of Missouri-Columbia, “The Softer Side of Actinide Chemistry, Room 225,” Julian Hall, 3 p.m.
September 9 - Dean’s Fall Address. Old Main Room, Bone Student Center, 3:30 p.m. Everyone welcome.
September 9 – Department/School Nominations for Outstanding University Service, Service Initiative, and Outstanding College Service Awards are due to the CAS office.
September 12 - Department/School Nominations for Outstanding College Researcher, Research Initiative, and Outstanding University Researcher due to the CAS office.
September 16 – Department/School Nominations for Outstanding University Teacher, Outstanding College Teacher, Teaching Initiative, and Graduate Teaching Awards are due to the CAS office.