Accomplishments - November, 2019
Liz Jarnigan, SIU Athletics, has been named to the NCAA Olympic Sports Liaison Committee through August 2023. The committee assists the U.S. Olympic Committee and the national governing bodies in developing NCAA student-athletes and facilitates communication and understanding between the NCAA, the United States Olympic Committee and the national governing bodies.
Deborah Barnett, director of Business Incubator Programs in the Office of Innovation and Economic Development, is one of four Illinois residents selected as a 2019-2020 Delta Leadership Institute Fellow. She joins 30 other professionals from the Delta Regional Authority’s eight-state region who will participate in a 10-month executive academy that allows participants to help further their skills in community leadership and policy development to promote regional collaboration and local economic growth.
Brittany Benningfield, School of Music, won first place in the National Association of Teachers of Singing Central Region Competition on Nov. 2. As a regional winner, Benningfield advances to the national round in New York in January 2020.
Juliane Wallace, Kinesiology, received the Midwest chapter of the American College of Sports Medicine 2019 Founders Award at the organization’s annual meeting, Nov. 8-9, in Oak Brook, Illinois. The award honors members for their professional contributions to the chapter.
Allison Joseph, MFA creative writing director, won a 2019 Woodrow Hall Top Shelf Award for her 2018 book, “Corporal Muse” published by Sibling Rivalry Press.
“Four Dreams,” a 16-minute string quartet composition by Christopher Walczak, Music Theory and Composition, was commissioned by the Apollo Chamber Players. The string quartet embraced a six-year project to commission 20 composers by 2020. Walczak's “Four Dreams” was selected out of these works to represent the quartet on their upcoming CD “Within Earth,” to be released by Novana Records on Wednesday, Nov. 6.