Koch '70 Named Interim Dean at Barnes-Jewish College School of Nursing alumna Connie Koch '70 has been named interim dean for the Goldfarb
School of Nursing at Barnes-Jewish College. Since 2007, Koch has served as the Jack
Taylor Associate Dean for Academic Programs for Barnes-Jewish College, where she oversees
all aspects of academic program development and implementation.
Lundeen '69 Receives National Nursing Award Sally P. Lundeen, professor and dean at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee College
of Nursing, received the Dorothy Ford Buschmann Presidential Award from the Sigma
Theta Tau International (STTI) nursing honor society.
Graduate Trains Cardiac Nurses in Iraq School of Nursing alumna Molly King '03 traveled to northern Iraq to help train nurses
at a local hospital in the post-operative care of cardiac patients.
Professor Awarded Nurse Educator Fellowship Susan L. Swanlund received a State of Illinois Nurse Educator Fellowship, becoming
the fourth Illinois Wesleyan faculty member to receive the honor since the fellowship
program began four years ago.
Alumna Nets Grant from Robert Wood Johnson Foundation School of Nursing graduate Shannon Zenk '95 won a competitive Nurse Faculty Scholar
award from the prestigious Robert Wood Johnson Foundation for her studies of how social
factors influence rates of obesity in vulnerable populations.
Folse Named School of Nursing Director Associate Professor of Nursing Vickie Folse has been named director of Illinois Wesleyan's
School of Nursing, to succeed retiring director Donna Hartweg.
Recent Graduate Joins Council at Mayo Clinic Attracting hope for nursing's future with her passion for helping people and spirit
of inquiry, Alissa Sherman '08 was invited to join a council working to shape the
Professor Continues Fellowship Legacy Associate Professor of Nursing Victoria Folse has been awarded a 2009 Nurse Educator
Fellowship from the Illinois Center for Nursing, the third consecutive year Illinois
Wesleyan faculty have been honored.
Nursing Alumna Honored Public health nurse and epidemiologist Mary Ellen Simpson '91 was named the 2008 Distinguished
Alumna for Nursing Excellence.
Nursing Major Finds True Calling(from the Morris Daily Herald) After volunteering to provide medical care to residents of New Orleans' Lower Ninth
Ward during Illinois Wesleyan's Alternative Spring Break, Erica Jensen '11 has decided
to devote herself to community nursing.
New Study Highlights Latina Perceptions of Health Work by School of Nursing Director Donna Hartweg and Associate Professor of Hispanic
Studies Christina Isabelli-Garcia is bringing attention to the need to communicate
about health care with Spanish-speaking immigrant women.
Metcalfe Receives Nurse Educator Fellowship Award Associate Professor of Nursing Sharie Metcalfe was among 15 distinguished nurse educators
from across Illinois selected by the Illinois Board of Higher Education to receive
a Nurse Educator Fellowship Award in a program aimed at retaining well-qualified nursing
Hartweg Named to Illinois Center for Nursing Advisory Board Donna Hartweg, director of the School of Nursing and the Caroline F. Rupert Professor
of Nursing at IWU, was among 11 members appointed by Governor Rod Blagojevich to the
Advisory Board of the new Illinois Center for Nursing, which will address the shortage
of nursing manpower in the state.
Nursing Alumna Honored Jean L. Heideman, class of '82, was honored as the 2006 Distinguished Alumna for Nursing
Excellence on Saturday, Oct. 7, at the School of Nursing Homecoming Brunch.
Nursing Faculty Present Research in South Africa Sharie Metcalfe, associate professor of nursing, and Vickie Folse, assistant professor
of nursing, will travel to South Africa in July 2006 to present their respective research
projects at the 9th World Congress on Self-Care Deficit Nursing Theory.
Older Adults at Risk for Gambling Problems, Nursing Professor Says As legal gambling options have become prevalent - from state-sponsored lotteries to
popular riverboat casinos - a variety of factors combine to make older adults vulnerable
to gambling addictions, according to Cindy Kerber, adjunct assistant professor of