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Nominations are open until Feb. 17 for university awards

Faculty, staff and students are invited to submit nominations online for the 2010 University Awards. Nominations will be accepted until Feb. 17. Any proposals received after that date will be considered for the 2011 awards.

The awards to Lehigh staff and faculty are given annually to talented individuals to recognize their contributions to Lehigh. Staff, faculty, graduate students, and undergraduate students are encouraged to browse the list of available awards to nominate deserving colleagues and educators.

Nominations will be reviewed by selection committees of faculty, staff, and student leaders, who will make recommendations to the university’s senior officers for approval. Award recipients will be notified in mid-April and will be recognized at the annual Lehigh Appreciation Dinner on May 5.

For more information and to nominate a colleague, please visit the awards Web site.

Here is a complete list of the awards:

Staff Awards

Alfred Noble Robinson Staff Award

Recognizes outstanding performance in service to the university and unusual promise of professional achievement. One award is given each year to an exempt or nonexempt staff member.

Hillman Exempt Staff Award

Recognizes a member of the exempt staff for excellence in administrative and/or research work, or for advancing the interests of the university; for sustained excellence in performance that has a major impact on advancing department or university goals; and for exemplary initiative and service.

Hillman Nonexempt Staff Award

Recognizes a member of the nonexempt staff for excellence in performance or for advancing the interests of the university; for sustained excellence in performance that has major impact on advancing department or university goals; and for exemplary initiative and service.

Lehigh University Distinguished Service Award

Recognizes a member of the exempt staff who has contributed in significant ways to the Lehigh community over a number of years.

Louis and Helen Zirkel Library Staff Award

Recognizes outstanding performance and service by a member of the exempt or nonexempt staff of the University Libraries.

Perry and Carol Zirkel Nonexempt Staff Award

Recognizes performance and contributions by a member of the nonexempt staff.

Faculty Awards

Alfred Noble Robinson Faculty Award

Awarded annually to a faculty member who has shown extraordinary enthusiasm for Lehigh's goals and priorities, often working beyond his or her direct area or unit on university-wide projects or committees.

Carl and Ingeborg Beidleman Research Award in Business and Economics

This award is given to (a) highlight quality research and refereed scholarship in business and applied economic disciplines at Lehigh; (b) reward those involved in distinguished research; (c) place research on an equal level with teaching and university service in the annual recognition of faculty achievements.

Christian and Mary Lindback Award for Distinguished Teaching

Awarded to a member of the teaching staff for distinguished teaching performed during the academic year. Traditionally, the winner of this award is asked to provide the university's annual Founder's Day address in October.

Hillman Faculty Award

An annual award for excellence in teaching or research work, or for advancing the interests of the university. Traditionally, the university reserves this award for those who have distinguished themselves through long-term excellence or service to the institution.

Hillman Award for Graduate Advising

An annual award for exemplary student advising defined as either: (a) guiding students through their exploration and pursuit of an academic course of study; or (b) assisting students in the development and/or completion of research related to their degree program. Traditionally the university reserves this award for those who have distinguished themselves through long-term excellence or service to the institution.

Hillman Award for Undergraduate Advising

An annual award for exemplary student advising defined as either: (a) guiding students through their exploration and pursuit of an academic course of study; or (b) assisting students in the development and/or completion of research related to their degree program. Traditionally, the university reserves this award for those who have distinguished themselves through long-term excellence or service to the institution.

Lehigh Junior Award for Distinguished Teaching

Given to a member or members of the teaching staff for distinguished teaching during the academic year.

Libsch Early Career Research Award

The objective of this award is to (a) highlight faculty members who are early in their research careers; (b) reward those who have demonstrated the potential for high-quality research and scholarship done at Lehigh University; (c) place research and scholarship on an equal footing with teaching and university service in the annual awarding of recognition.

Libsch Research Award

The object of this award is to (a) recognize excellence in research, scholarship and/or artistic achievement, including the overall impact, as well as the quality and quantity of scholarly contributions; (b) reward those who perform distinguished research; (c) place research on an equal footing with teaching and university service in the annual awarding of recognition.

Stabler Award for Excellence in Teaching

Awarded to a member of the faculty who comes closest to the following standards: (a) mastery of his or her field and superior ability in communicating it to others; (b) an exceptional talent for encouraging students to want to understand alternatives and to make choices; (c) knows how to extract from students the full measure of their potential to learn; (d) guides their thoughts in a spirit of free inquiry and learns from them as he or she teaches; (e) never rests from being a teacher and is so infectious in his or her manner that the students scarcely know how deeply he or she is teaching; (f) impresses on his or her students that they have only begun to learn while at Lehigh and that their real quest for knowledge and application of what they are taught will come after graduation; (g) ultimate goal is not only to lead students to excellence in their chosen field but also to excellence as human beings and as leaders of society.

Robert and Christine Staub Faculty Excellence Award in Business and Economics

Awarded to a faculty member who is perceived to have made a positive difference in the lives of students, the college community, or with fellow faculty members.

 

Posted on Friday, January 15, 2010

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