Doan Winkel, COB, won the annual Athena Award. The annual award recognizes individuals who inspire and encourage the empowerment of female leaders.

Peter Smudde, COM, learned his book Managing Public Relations: Methods and Tools will be honored at the National Communication Association conference with the 2015 PRIDE Contribution to Public Relations Education Award for Innovation, Development, and Educational Achievement in Public Relations.

Deborah Lindberg and Jomo Sankara, COB, had an ethics case study published by the Institute of Management Accounting (IMA) that is being used for CPE (Continuing Professional Education) training for Certified Public Accountants and Certified Management Accountants.

Michael L. Dougherty, SOC, published By the Gun or by the Bribe: Firm Size, Environmental Governance and Corruption Among Mining Companies in Guatemala with U4, a web-based resource center for development practitioners who address corruption challenges. Download the book here.

Timothy Lash, CHE, published “Syntheses of Carbaporphyrinoid Systems Using a Carbatripyrrin Methodology” in Organic Letters. He and Gregory Ferrence, CHE, published “Preparation, Structural Characterization, Assessment of Potential Antiaromaticity and Metalation of 21-oxyazuliporphyrins” in Inorganic Chemistry.

Somnath Lahiri, COB, co-guest edited a special issue on service multinationals in the Journal of International Management. His co-authored opening piece titled “Turning the Spotlight on Service Multinationals: New Theoretical Insights and Empirical Evidence” appeared in the Journal of International Management

Joe Amato and Kass Fleisher, ENG, published “Slivers of Speculation: Barry Lopez and Trauma Theory” in Ragazine.

Karen Coats, ENG, presented “The Aesthetic of Zaniness in Children’s Illustrated Poetry (and other literature)” at the International Research Society for Children’s Literature Congress at University of Worcester, and “Alice’s Aesthetic Categories” at Alice Through the Ages at the University of Cambridge.

Allison Alcorn, MUS, presented the paper “Mail Order Music from the American Heartland: The Hinners Organ Company of Pekin, Illinois” at the Royal Association of Music/Galpin Society conference at Cambridge University.

The work “rite. apotheosis.” by Carl Schimmel, MUS, was performed as part of the Utah Arts Festival in Salt Lake City, Utah. His Chamber Symphony was premiered by Alarm Will Sound, as part of the Mizzou International Composers Festival in Columbia, Missouri. He was also invited to help judge the Barlow Prize, one of the most significant American prizes in music composition.