Steve Goodwin (MKT) was recently selected to receive the Illinois State University Outstanding Service Award for 2009-2010.  Developed by the Academic Senate, the award honors faculty members who have provided strong leadership through service to the university.  Goodwin will be publicly recognized at the Founder’s Day celebration, February 18, 2010.

Illinois State University continues to build on its impressive history of more than 150 years of education and service.  As it does every year, the University celebrates its history and looks forward to the future during Founders Day.

This year’s event will pay tribute to Illinois State’s rich history and celebrate its continuing success, even in the midst of global economic troubles.

Founders Day events will begin with the Old Main Bell ringing ceremony.  Selected faculty, staff, students, alumni and others will ring the bell 153 times to mark the University’s years of existence,

The Founders Day Convocation will take place in the Brown Ballroom.  The traditional event will include the presentation of some of the University’s highest awards, including the Honorary Degree, Distinguished Alumni Awards and Distinguished Professor. Other awards will honor excellence in teaching, research, service and commitment to diversity.