Illinois State University will honor 16 faculty members for teaching and research during the Founders Day Convocation at 2 p.m. on Thursday, Feb. 16, in the Bone Student Center Brown Ballroom.

The College of Business would like to congratulate Dr. Somnath Lahiri (Department of Management and Quantitative Methods) who will be awarded the University Research Initiative Award for 2012 at the convocation. The Research Initiative Award recognizes faculty members who have initiated a promising research agenda early in their academic careers.  Faculty members must also be currently involved in research and must show promise of making a significant contribution to their fields of study.