Accomplishments - May, 2024

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“The Theatergoer,” a photograph by Sean Hoisington, admissions and records representative, Undergraduate Admissions, recently received an Award of Excellence by jurors at the “Window to the Soul” art exhibition at Art St. Louis. The exhibition, April 13-May 16, had 59 artworks in a wide variety of media from 50 featured artists within a 200-mile radius of St. Louis. 

 “The Gothic Peckinpah,” by Tony Williams, professor, English, School of Literature, Writing, and Digital Humanities, has been published by Liverpool University Press. The book is the first of its type that relates the work of filmmaker and director Sam Peckinpah to the American Gothic tradition and its later developments. 

Jonathan Remo, associate professor, geography and environmental resources, has been selected to participate in the American Geophysical Union’s (AGU) Local Science Partners program. The program will allow participants “to build trusting, long-lasting relationships with their federal legislators to advance the policy priorities of the AGU community,” according to the AGU. The participants receive “skills-building training in key science policy and advocacy skills and work together with AGU’s science policy team to use their expertise to connect federal issues to their local communities and states.”

Photojournalist Nicole S. Hester of the Tennessean in Nashville, a 2013 graduate of SIU Carbondale’s photojournalism program, was a finalist for the 2024 Pulitzer Prize in Breaking News Photography on May 6. Hester’s image of a crying girl being evacuated from the scene of the Covenant School shooting in March 2023 was also one of Time magazine’s top 10 photos for 2023. She returned to campus in April to participate in a photojournalism workshop for students in an intermediate photojournalism class by assistant professor Julia Rendleman.

Erica Blumenstock and Debra Penrod, both assistant professors of nursing in the School of Health Sciences, have each been awarded nurse educator fellowships by the Illinois Board of Higher Education for 2024. They were among 76 nurse educators statewide to be chosen to receive the $10,000 fellowships for professional and instructional development and continuing education to enhance their teaching and research.


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