Illinois Wesleyan's College Panhellenic has named Professor of Nursing Carolyn Jarvis as Professor of the Year, an award honoring the University's talented and inspirational faculty and their impact in the lives of Panhellenic women.
Associate Professor of English Wes Chapman received the 2016 James D. Dougan Award for Contributions to Faculty Governance.
James Plath, R. Forrest Colwell Endowed Chair of English at Illinois Wesleyan University, has edited the first volume in the new Critical Insights series from Salem Press, Critical Insights Film: Casablanca.
Rebecca Gearhart was named the 2017 recipient of the Kemp Foundation Award for Teaching Excellence at Honors Convocation, where 2016 winner Linda French discussed “The Long and Winding Trail” of her career.
The Illinois Wesleyan student body honored faculty member Scott Sheridan, staff member Robyn Walter, and Provost Jonathan Green as Advisor of the Year.
Faculty members Frank Boyd, Diego Mendez-Carbajo, Abigail Jahiel, Scott Sheridan, Kevin Sullivan, and Jason Themanson were promoted to full professors and Mignon Montpetit Jolly was awarded a promotion and tenure.
The Midwest Sociological Society will present its biennial Early Career Scholarship Award to Associate Professor of Sociology Meghan Burke.
Language professor Scott Sheridan recently translated The Guardians of History by Italian author Elisabetta Cametti, his second translation of a novel for AmazonCrossing.
The National Science Foundation has awarded a $480,000 grant to a team of five researchers including Wesleyan's William Munro, also providing support for the active participation of undergraduate students.
In his book, University Reform, Wesleyan's Hans-Joerg Tiede examines the history of defending academic freedom - a topic that remains relevant today.