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Magnuson and Selkow named Service Initiative Award recipients

Roy Magnuson and Noelle Selkow will receive Service Initiative Awards at the annual Founders Day Convocation at 2 p.m. Thursday, February 16, in the Brown Ballroom of the Bone Student Center.

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Roy Magnuson

Magnuson joined Illinois State University in 2011 and became an assistant professor in the School of Music in 2015. Magnuson believes when teaching, research, and service are taken together, they form a symbiotic, inspiring “whole.” Magnuson is also deeply interested in participating in shared governance and making decisions to positively impact the future of our institution. As an alumnus, he believes his experiences and the people he’s met on campus have shaped him into who he is today.

Within the School of Music, Magnuson serves on the School Faculty Status Committee, chaired an exploratory Technology Committee, is an Honors advisor, and is a floor mentor for the Music Floor in Manchester Hall. At the College of Fine Arts (CFA) level, he has served on the Dean Search Committee, the College Council, and is on the College Research Committee. At the University level, he served on a Presidential Search Committee and on the Bone Scholar Committee. Magnuson co-directed the RED NOTE New Music Festival, an international annual festival, in 2016. He has also served as a regional judge for the Music Teachers National Association Composition Competition.

School of Music Director Stephen Parsons states, “Dr. Magnuson is precisely the type of faculty member we desire in the School of Music. He is an innovative teacher, gifted composer, and enthusiastically embraces a wide range of service.” CFA Dean Jean Miller agrees, commending Magnuson’s vision, collaborative sprit, and fresh approaches to interdisciplinary projects and service.

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Noelle Selkow

Selkow joined Illinois State University in 2011 as an assistant professor in the School of Kinesiology and Recreation. Within Kinesiology & Recreation, she serves as the Graduate Program director and director of Graduate Athletic Training education, is the Lead Institutional Review Board departmental representative, has served on the Graduate Athletic Training Reaccreditation Committee, the Esther Larson McGinnis Lecture Series committee, the School Faculty Status Committee, the Undergraduate Athletic Training Reaccreditation Committee, and several search committees. For the college, she sits on the College Research Council. At the University level, she serves on the Graduate Research Council, the University Research Council, and is a member of the University Letters Committee.

Selkow knew from a very young age the importance of service as she grew up in a family that valued community involvement. “I witnessed the value of helping and serving others above myself and the benefit it brought to the community. As I chose an undergraduate major, I knew I wanted to find a profession that served others, but also filled a passion for the sciences. A future athletic trainer was born.” Selkow has mentored more than 20 students through research projects, chaired more than 10 thesis projects, and advises all graduate athletic training students.

According to Interim Provost Jan Murphy, “Selkow has been able to maintain scholarly productivity and high quality teaching while stepping up for any possible service opportunity…she exemplifies what it means to be an excellent University citizen and in my opinion, is the absolute standard for the University in terms of service-oriented faculty member.”