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Faculty & Staff Accolades
LaDene Bowen, associate director of the Institute for Decision Making, was awarded the Honorary Life Member Designation by the International Economic Development Council (IEDC) for a lasting commitment to the field of economic development.
This year's recipients of the Regents Excellence Awards for Faculty include:
Carl Thurman, professor of biology, has an international reputation for research and is known for his integral role in undergraduate physiological education. Thurman is also involved in the selection of scholarship recipients for the Department of Biology.
Paul Siddens, associate professor of communication studies, has been a major figure in producing, directing, designing and writing at least 58 productions for UNI Interpreters Theatre since 2000.
Jennifer Waldron, associate professor of health, physical education and leisure services (HPELS), specializes in psycho-social perspectives of physical activity and is committed to making physical activity environments healthier and more equitable.
Catherine Zeman, professor of HPELS, has spoken nationally and internationally more than 110 times in her areas of expertise, most recently as a featured speaker and previous Fulbright Scholar for the Fulbright Association of Science and Technology's annual meeting.
Grant Tracey, professor of languages and literatures, is a fiction writer, film scholar and co-editor of the North American Review. He was cited by one nominator as a dedicated mentor who offers encouraging and detailed feedback to his students.
Helen Harton, professor of psychology, is a dedicated teacher and researcher. She also serves as chair of the University Institutional Review Board, coordinator of the graduate program in psychology and as faculty adviser to the UNI Middle Eastern Dance Troupe.
Lisa Jepsen, an associate professor of economics, is the third recipient of the MidWestOne UNIque Academic Advising Award. Jepsen advises economics majors, is the pre-law adviser for the College of Business Administration, serves as UNI's faculty athletics representative and as the faculty adviser to the UNIBusiness pre-law club.
Martha Reineke, professor of philosophy and world religions, received the Class of 1943 Faculty Award for Excellence in Teaching. Reineke has led a number of workshops for the American Academy of Religion and the Wabash Center for Teaching Theology and Religion.
At the fall faculty meeting, Rip Marston, professor of physical education and leisure services, received the Ross A. Nielsen Award. Marston has made outstanding contributions in the field of physical education and is the founder and director of UNI's Kindergym program.
Angeleita Floyd, UNI professor of flute, received the National Flute Association's Distinguished Service Award in New Orleans and the Class of 1943 Faculty Award for Excellence in Teaching. Floyd has achieved more than 50 international and 83 national residencies in her career and is a past president of the National Flute Association.