Jeff Barrett, MAT, presented on the panel The Ongoing Process of Validating or Adapting Learning Trajectories Over Time, at the Discovery Research PreK-12 PI meeting of the National Science Foundation, held in Washington, D.C.

Angela Yon, Milner Library, spoke at the 2018 American Library Association Annual Conference on June 24 in New Orleans. It was a conversation starter session titled “Leveraging Wikipedia to help enrich and improve library practices.”

Eric Hodges, Environmental Health and Safety, was given the Creative Drill/Exercise Award by the Illinois Department of Public Health. The award recognized Hodges’ contributions to planning and carrying out a full-scale reunification exercise involving students, staff, and parents from University High School. IDPH gives the award to recognize a unique and innovative emergency preparedness drill or exercise that has resulted in increased participation, public knowledge and awareness throughout a community.

Lance Lippert, COM, received the Barbara Burch Award for Faculty Leadership in Civic Engagement at the Civic Learning and Democratic Engagement Conference on June 7, in Anaheim, California. The Barbara Burch Award was established in 2014 by the American Association of State Colleges and Universities’ American Democracy Project (ADP). The award is the highest one for civic-engagement leadership that the ADP awards to faculty.

Sue Rovens, Milner Library, received a starred review in the May 14, 2018 issue of Publishers Weekly for her second novel, Track 9. Publishers Weekly is an American weekly trade news magazine targeted at publishers, librarians, booksellers and literary agents. A starred review indicates a book of outstanding quality.

Lyndsie Schlink, University Marketing and Communication, received an award for her work from the University Photographers’ Association of America (UPAA). Schlink was awarded second place for best use of photography for the Office of Admissions’ Viewbook publication as part of the UPAA’s annual publications competition. This is the eighth award she has received from UPAA.

Brent Simonds, COM, received honorable recognition for his documentary Sweet Dreams Do Come True: Verlon Thompson, a Musical Memoir for Best Feature Documentary award at the Red Dirt International Film Festival, an Award of Excellence at the Broadcast Education Association Festival of Media Arts, and was nominated for Best Music Documentary at the Bare Bones International Film & Music Festival.

Milner Library’s Eric Willey was recently appointed to a Program for Cooperative Cataloging Committee. The Program for Cooperative Cataloging is an international cooperative effort aimed at expanding access to library collections by providing useful, timely, and cost-effective cataloging that meets mutually-accepted standards of libraries around the world.

Campus Recreation’s Student Fitness Center and other facilities were highlighted in the Rec of the Month section in Campus Rec magazine.

Ali Riaz, POL, penned an opinion piece for Bangladesh’s Daily Star on the U.S.-North Korea summit. He also published a commentary on the heightened number of extrajudicial killings by the law enforcement agencies in the past months in Bangladesh.