University Convocation Recognizes Faculty Achievements
More than 40 members of the University faculty and staff were honored for their recent publications, exhibitions, performances, and other scholarly achievements at Monday's Convocation.
North Park University celebrates promotions, tenures, publications, and more
CHICAGO (September 17, 2013) — The North Park University community gathered in Anderson Chapel Monday, September 16, to honor the achievements of faculty and staff at University Convocation.
“This is a day of grand celebration,” said Dr. David Parkyn, University president, as he welcomed colleagues and students to the ceremony. He noted that the annual Convocation recognizes the work that many individuals do in walking alongside students in and out of the classroom, as well as honoring the call to “spread knowledge, discover knowledge, and teach it to others.”
The ceremony announced newly promoted and tenured faculty; recognized faculty and staff who have recently published books, articles, and other scholarly and creative work; and formally installed Dr. Jodi Koslow Martin as the vice president for student engagement.
Under the direction of Dr. Julia Davids, the Chamber Singers performed an original composition by Thomas W. Jefferson, who accompanied the group on piano. Jefferson is an adjunct faculty member in the School of Music and was among the recent authors recognized during the ceremony.
Faculty promotions celebrated include:
- Angelyn Bartolomei, professor of education
- Karl Clifton-Soderstrom, associate professor of philosophy
- James Dekker, professor of youth ministry studies, tenure
- Gianfranco Farruggia, professor of nonprofit management
- Ann Hicks, professor of accounting
- Timothy Johnson, professor of ministry
- Alvin Kamienski, professor of finance, tenure
- Catherine Marsh, professor of business and nonprofit management, tenure
- Kelly Potteiger, associate professor of athletic training, tenure
- Rachel Schmale, associate professor of psychology
- Theodoros Zervas, associate professor of education
Traditionally, the University has recognized faculty authors and editors with books published over the previous calendar year. This year’s Convocation expanded this recognition to include faculty and staff who have published books, articles, chapters, plays, reviews, and recordings; and staged exhibitions, art installations, and other creative performances. A full list of these accomplishments is available online.
Earlier this fall, the University welcomed new faculty and staff at Gathering Day festivities. New faculty welcomed were:
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