Thursday, October 14, 2010

Faculty Scholarship Recognition Luncheon 2010

University of Illinois Springfield faculty were honored for their teaching and scholarly research during the annual Faculty Scholarship Recognition Luncheon. The ceremony was held on October 13, 2010, in the Public Affairs Center.

“The quality of the faculty in whatever way we measure is just incredible. It’s not accidental that we’re being noticed. It’s not accidental that we’re winning awards,” said UIS Chancellor Richard Ringeisen.

The University of Illinois’ highest honor, the University Scholar award, was presented to Professor Christopher Z. Mooney during the luncheon. Mooney is a professor in the Political Science Department and The Institute of Government and Public Affairs.

“This is a place where people very much understand and appreciate those of us who study politics in the states,” said Mooney. “The students understand in their bones the importance of state government.”

Mooney was awarded a plaque and $30,000, as University Scholar to be spent over the next 3 years to advance his teaching, research and scholarship.

Provost and Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs Harry Berman lead a presentation that highlighted faculty research efforts on campus to close the luncheon. He thanked the faculty for their excellent work and service to the university.

Watch a previous video of Mooney being honored by his peers at the State Politics and Policy Conference.

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