Katie Hanson (English) was awarded the editor's prize in nonfiction by The Florida Review, a twice-annual literary journal published by the University of Central Florida.
Sandra Imdieke (Education) has been invited to serve as a chair of the Mildred L. Batchelder Award Committee. The annual citation honors an American publisher for the most outstanding children's book originally published in a foreign language in a foreign country and subsequently translated into English. Imdieke's term begins immediately and will end at the close of the 2009 Association for Library Service to Children (ALSC) conference in Chicago. To serve on an ALSC committee, individuals must be a member of that organization as well as the American Library Association.
Michael Roy, former vice president for finance and administration, and Diane Kordich, recently retired art professor, were named recipients of the Waldo Award at the seventh annual Sonderegger Symposium sponsored by the Center for Upper Peninsula Studies. The Waldo Award recognizes an individual or institution for promoting history and the history department and involves students as much as possible in that effort. This award is reserved for special individuals and is not given annually. Roy received his Waldo for supporting several projects, including the historical markers around campus. Kordich was honored for her work on the museum exhibits in the Superior Dome, Seaborg Center, the Peter White Lounge and the Jacobetti Center.