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In Brief: Updates from Around Campus

It seems like there has been a lot of news since our last issue, so in brief, here are some links to news notes out of some of the Colleges and other university divisions.

College of Applied Science and Technology
Faculty members David Kennel, Technology; Doug Kingman, Agriculture; and David Loomis, Economics, submitted a successful proposal for a $500,000 grant from the Illinois Clean Energy Community Foundation to help purchase and construct a 1.5 megawatt wind turbine for generating electricity at the University Farm near Lexington.

College of Arts and Sciences

Gary A. Olson, interim associate vice president for academic affairs at the University of South Florida, St. Petersburg, has been named the new dean of the College of Arts and Sciences, effective July 1.

College of Fine Arts
Lonny J. Gordon, an acclaimed painter, choreographer and dancer, and most recently professor of Fine Arts at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas, has been named dean of the College of Fine Arts.

Mennonite College of Nursing
It was announced that Mennonite College of Nursing ranks above the state and national averages for the number of graduates who passed the national nursing licensure examination on the first try in 2003.

Earlier this month, Athletics Director Perk Weisenburger was reassigned to the president’s office; Linda Herman has been named the interim director of athletics.