April 18 2008
Hannah Steele, a senior English major from Robinson, Ill., was selected for her research paper titled Ã¢â‚¬Å“Spuds! Potatoes and Change in the English Language or You Say 'Poh-tay-toh,' I Say 'Poh-tah-toh'.Ã¢â‚¬Â In addition to a certificate, Steele received a $1,000 check. Also, Susan Latta, assistant professor of English, received a $250 check for nominating SteeleÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s paper for the award.
Brian Beville, a graduate student in criminology from Greenwood, was selected for his research paper Ã¢â‚¬Å“Rehabilitation or Retribution' Labeling Theory and the Sex Offender.Ã¢â‚¬Â In addition to a certificate, Beville received a $1,500 check. Mark Hamm, professor of criminology and criminal justice, received a $250 check for nominating BevilleÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s paper.
Ã¢â‚¬Å“The awards recognize excellence in undergraduate and graduate research papers that incorporate extraordinary skill and creativity by using the services, resources and collections of the library,Ã¢â‚¬Â said Alberta Comer, acting dean of the library.
Steele and Beville said it was nice to be recognized for their efforts.
Ã¢â‚¬Å“You get really worn out at the end of the year,Ã¢â‚¬Â Steele said. Ã¢â‚¬Å“ItÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s nice to get pat on the back.Ã¢â‚¬Â
Beville, who hopes to be a professor, said the award and check were nice extras.
Ã¢â‚¬Å“IÃ¢â‚¬â„¢m excited that IÃ¢â‚¬â„¢d finished the paper more than anything,Ã¢â‚¬Â he said. Ã¢â‚¬Å“The award is just a bonus.Ã¢â‚¬Â
The awards were presented as part of the libraryÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s Authors and Artists Reception, in which 26 faculty members were recognized for having authored or edited a book published by a reputable press; published or performed a significant piece of music; held a major showing of art; or directed, performed in or designed a noteworthy theater production.
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Cutline: Brian Beville, a graduate student in criminology from Greenwood, and Hannah Steele, a senior English major from Robinson, Ill., were selected as the Bakerman Student Research Award winners on April 16.
An undergraduate and a graduate student won the Indiana State University Bakerman Student Research Awards Wednesday (April 16) from the Cunningham Memorial Library.