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June 15, 2007

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Appointments and promotions

— Brandon Fleming has been named associate director of the Purdue Telefund. He earned a bachelor's degree in finance from Michigan State University and was previously employed in management positions at the Michigan State University development office, Cintas Corp. and Enterprise Rent-A-Car. Fleming is a member of the Lafayette Daybreak Rotary Club.

— Purdue University's information technology department announced Wednesday (June 6) that Bruce Loftis has been selected as the managing director of the Rosen Center for Advanced Computing, effective immediately. Loftis is responsible for the management and direction of the research component of ITaP and reports to Gerry McCartney, chief information officer and vice president of information technology for Purdue. Rosen Center for Advanced Computing is a research computing center named in memory of Saul Rosen, director of Purdue's Computing Center from 1968 to 1987. The center serves as the research arm of ITaP and provides advanced computing resources and services to support the computationally-intensive research of Purdue faculty and staff More information is available at 

Faculty and staff honors

— Wilbur G. "Bill" Lewellen, the Herman C. Krannert Distinguished Professor of Management, was named faculty fellow at TiasNimbas Business School, Tilburg University, the Netherlands. Lewellen is the ninth fellow named at the university, which has ranked in the Financial Times top 20 worldwide EMBA programs for almost 10 years. Fellows are current faculty members who have been able to demonstrate outstanding achievements in both management research and in executive education. Lewellen, who has been on Krannert faculty since 1964, teaches and researches corporate and international finance.

— F. David Schoorman, professor of management and director of the GISMA Business School, is the co-recipient of the 2007 Academy of Management's Distinguished Educator Award. The Academy of Management is a professional association for scholars dedicated to creating and disseminating knowledge about management and organizations. Criteria for this award include excellence in one or more of the following: developing doctoral students; effective teaching in the classroom and/or other forums; and pedagogical innovations such as the development and dissemination of new and effective teaching methods and designs.

— Wallace Tyner, professor of agricultural economics, was named the June 2007 Energy Patriot by U.S. Sen. Dick Lugar. The award is part of an ongoing effort to recognize those who have demonstrated leadership and initiative in taking action to reduce America's dependence on foreign energy sources. Tyner, who conducts economic analysis of energy policy, was recognized for his contributions to improve understanding of the effectiveness of past and current U.S. energy policy as well as the ability for future policy to stimulate private sector investment in renewable fuels and reduce government costs.

— Thomas Rickert, associate professor of rhetoric and composition, and Michael Salvo, assistant professor of rhetoric and composition, have received two awards for two recently published essays on sound in new media. They received the Computers and Composition Ellen Nold Award for Best Article, which recognizes the best article in computers and composition studies, for "The Distributed Gesamptkunstwerk: Sound, Worlding, and New Media Culture." They also received the Kairos Best Webtext Award for a related essay titled "... And They Had Protools."

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