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My name is Vicki Mahaffey and I took over as
head of the department on July 1, 2016. I'll be using this site to post updates and information of interest to our faculty, students, and alumni,
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Wednesday, March 13, 2013

Campus teaching awards

I am pleased to be able to announce here that two members of our faculty are being honored this year with campus teaching awards. 

Trish Loughran has been selected to receive the Graduate and Professional Teaching award, and Julie Price will receive the Undergraduate Teaching Award.  Both are spectacular teachers, and I am really glad that they will be receiving this well-deserved recognition for their painstaking classroom work.

Both of them will be among the honorees at a Celebration of Teaching Excellence to be held at Alice Campbell Alumni Center on the evening of April 23 (also: that's Shakespeare's birthday.  But I digress).

If you are even a semi-regular reader of this blog, you'll know that we as a department often do fairly well in these college and campus teaching award selection processes.  In addition to recognizing two of our really exceptional individual teachers, these awards are lovely because they shine a very public light on the strong teaching culture of our department as a whole. 

Congratulations to Trish and Julie on these well-deserved awards!

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