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President hosts faculty honors event April 30

By Tim Brownlee
Assistant Director of Public Affairs

(April 24, 2009)--UTSA President Ricardo Romo and Provost John Frederick will host the Faculty Honors Convocation 2009 at 10:30 a.m., Thursday, April 30 in the University Center Retama Auditorium (2.02.02) on the Main Campus. The event is free and open to the UTSA community with a reception following the ceremony.

The ceremony will honor 11 recipients of the President's Distinguished Achievement Awards in teaching and research and the winner of the Chancellor's Council Outstanding Teaching Award, along with recipients of service anniversary awards and acknowledgement of retirees. Awards will be presented by Romo and the awardees' deans.

After the event, read a UTSA Today story on the honorees.

For more information, call the UTSA Office of the Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs at (210) 458-4110.

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Winners of the President's Distinguished Achievement Awards and the Chancellor's Council Outstanding Teaching Award

Teaching Excellence: Tenured and Tenure-Track Faculty
Ben Olguin , associate professor of English, College of Liberal and Fine Arts
Jianwei Niu, assistant professor of computer science, College of Sciences

Teaching Excellence: Non-Tenure Track Faculty
Ron Sweet, lecturer II in finance, College of Business

Research Achievement: Tenured and Tenure-Track Faculty
Karl Klose, professor of biology, College of Sciences
Anne-Marie Nuñez, assistant professor of educational leadership and policy studies, College of Education and Human Development

Performance, Creative Production, or Other Scholarly Achievement: Tenured and Tenure-Track Faculty
John Silantien, professor of music, College of Liberal and Fine Arts

Excellence in University Service: Tenured and Tenure-Track Faculty
Ann Eisenberg , associate professor of psychology, College of Liberal and Fine Arts

Excellence in Community Service: Tenured and Tenure-Track Faculty
Roxanne Henkin, professor of interdisciplinary learning and teaching, College of Education and Human Development

Advancing Globalization: Tenured and Tenure-Track Faculty
Cheryl Linthicum, associate professor of accounting, College of Business

Core Curriculum Teaching: Tenured and Tenure-Track Faculty
Shelley E. Roff , associate professor of architecture, College of Architecture

Core Curriculum Teaching: Non-Tenure Track Faculty
Deborah Wagner, lecturer I in anthropology, College of Liberal and Fine Arts

Chancellor's Council Outstanding Teaching Award
Steven Robbins, professor of computer science, College of Sciences

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