Miller receives national ODK award
Omicron Delta Kappa (ODK) recognized James E. Miller, professor of mathematics and computer science, as its outstanding 2008 faculty adviser at its recent national meeting in Atlanta. Miller was presented the Robert W. Bishop Faculty Adviser Award for outstanding service to the local Circle and to the Society. ODK, The National Leadership Honor Society, was founded in 1914 to recognize exceptional leadership among college students, faculty, and administration members.
Shaw awarded Goldwater Scholarship
Junior biology major Katharin L. Shaw was awarded a $7,500 Barry M. Goldwater Scholarship for 2008-09 from the Barry M. Goldwater Scholarship and Excellence in Education Foundation. The application process was extensive, including an essay describing Shaw’s future research area, three letters of recommendation, a demonstration of research already accomplished, and high school and college transcripts. She was one of 321 Goldwater Scholars selected on the basis of academic merit from a field of 1,035 mathematics, science, and engineering students who were nominated by the faculties of college and universities nationwide. Goldwater Scholars have impressive academic qualifications that have garnered the attention of prestigious post-graduate fellowship programs.
Murad awarded internship at Yale
First-year student Prya Murad has been accepted for a summer internship in bioethics at Yale University. She’ll attend lectures and conduct research with other top students from around the world, while also conducting independent research to be presented at a conference at the end of the summer.
Bingham recognized as Special Achiever of the Year
Vince Bingham, coordinator of multicultural affairs, was awarded the Special Achiever of the Year award by the YMCA of Central Kentucky Black Achievers Program at its 23rd annual banquet. Black Achievers, which began in 1985, works with local businesses and the University of Kentucky, Kentucky State University, Eastern Kentucky University, and Transylvania to bring students from nine counties together with adult mentors.
Johnson receives national scholarship
Sophomore Janelle Johnson received a National Security Education Program David L. Boren Scholarship to study in Jordan for winter term 2009. She will participate in the School for International Training’s Modernization and Social Change program in Amman, taking courses in Arabic, history, politics, religion, and anthropology. Central to her experience will be an independent study project focused on the effects of Iraqi refugees on Jordanian society and politics.