Mark Brodl, currently Associate Vice President for Academic Affairs: Budget and Research at Trinity University in San Antonio, Texas, has been named the next provost of Illinois Wesleyan University.
Students led by Associate Professor of Physics Thushara Perera are designing and building a Fourier Transform Spectrometer and other instruments to help scientists learn more about cosmic dust.
Chair and Professor of Chemistry Rebecca Roesner has been named the 2017 recipient of the James D. Dougan Award for Contributions to Faculty Governance.
Victoria Folse has been named the 2018 recipient of the Kemp Foundation Award for Teaching Excellence, honoring a faculty member who brings spirit, passion and scholarship to the art of teaching.
Illinois Wesleyan's Manori Perera has been selected as an inaugural recipient of the ACS Illinois Heartland Early Career Chemist Award.
Professor of Nursing Carolyn Jarvis was elected Student Senate Professor of the Year by the Illinois Wesleyan student body, while Warren Kistner and Meghan Burke won honors as Staff Member and Academic Advisor of the Year.
Associate Professor of Biology Edgar Lehr and his research partner have named their newly discovered frog species after the famed British broadcaster and naturalist Sir David Attenborough.
Lev Ivanov, who conducts the Illinois Wesleyan Symphony Orchestra, is a finalist in The American Prize national competition in the performing arts.
Associate Professor of Mathematics Andrew Shallue was awarded the Dick Lehman Award for "Best Talk" at the recent West Coast Number Theory conference.
Wesleyan's Rebecca Gearhart Mafazy is being recognized for her excellence in teaching; civility and concern for students and colleagues; commitment to values-centered education; and service.