September 07, 2005

SIUC's George Waring wins teaching honor

by Paula Davenport

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CARBONDALE, Ill. — Zoologist George H. Waring of Southern Illinois University Carbondale is the recipient of the 2005 Animal Behavior Society's Distinguished Teaching Award. The announcement came at the society's annual conference, Aug. 6- 10, in Snowbird, Utah.

Professor Waring is one of the society's founding fathers.

"He's taught a variety of undergraduate animal behavior-related courses at SIUC for 38 years. He has an excellent reputation for teaching and also for inspiring his students," Penny L. Bernstein, a representative of the society, notes in an award letter.

The letter went on to praise Waring for …"the popularity of your textbook on horses and your continuing efforts to use up-to-date techniques in teaching."

The Animal Behavior Society is a non-profit scientific society, founded to encourage and promote the study of animal behavior.

ABS members live all over the world, but primarily in North, Central and South America. Membership is open to those interested in the study of animal behavior. Founded in 1964, the society promotes the study of animal behavior in the broadest sense, including studies using descriptive and experimental methods under natural and controlled conditions.

Celebrating faculty excellence is among the goals of Southern at 150: Building Excellence Through Commitment, the long-range plan the University is following as it approaches its 150th anniversary in 2019.