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College of Arts and Sciences Annual Excellence Awards Deadline extended to April 5

Loyola announcement - March 3, 2005

The College of Arts and Sciences announces its annual excellence awards in four areas. The awards will be presented at the A&S Honors Convocation and the winners will be notified by April 22, 2005.

A&S Excellence in Advising Award -- The advising award is granted to faculty who are identified by students and colleagues as especially committed to the advising of students. This award also recognizes the value of the advising process at Loyola. It is granted to someone who has established a reputation and a record of clear dedication to serving the needs of students.

A&S Excellence in Community Service Award – This award is granted to someone who has demonstrated a commitment to benefiting the Loyola community and the community at large. Service to Loyola includes serving on committees, serving as a guest lecturer, and other activities that benefit the life of Loyola. Service to the larger community includes serving on civic committees, making presentations, presenting musical performances, and other activities that enhance the reputation of the university.

A&S Excellence in Research Award – To qualify for this award one must have demonstrated consistent superiority in scholarship as evidenced in the publication of books, articles in refereed journals, creative endeavors, conference publications, and other activities appropriate to their academic field.

A&S Excellence in Teaching Award -- Letters of nomination should elaborate on the strong teaching qualities possessed by the nominee.

The deadline for nominations and complete packets is 4:30 p.m., Tuesday, April 5, 2005 and they may be turned in to the A&S Dean’s office, Bobet 202. Nominations are requested from individual students, alumni, faculty, student organizations, and department chairs. With the exception of the faculty members on the A&S awards committee, all current A&S faculty, full and part-time, are eligible for nomination. The selection committee will base its decision on the substance and persuasiveness of the nomination packets, which should include:

1.) A letter of support from the principle nominator

2.) A letter of support from a colleague

3.) A letter of support from a student

4.) One copy of the nominee’s curriculum vitae in CRTC format

Additional material or letter will not be considerd and the required letters must have multiple signatures. The selection committee consists of seven faculty members from the A&S awards committee, three student representatives from DSAC, and one alumni representative. The faculty members on the A&S awards committee are Peter Burns, Maria Calzada, Jane Chauvin, Nancy Dupont, Sarah M. Gualtieri, Lisa Martin, Earl Richard, Peter Rogers, Michael Ross, and Maureen Shuh.