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WMU creates program to laud emerging scholars

Dec. 9, 2006

KALAMAZOO--Western Michigan University acknowledges the accomplishments of academia's rising stars with its creation of the WMU Emerging Scholar Award. Nominations for the inaugural trio of recipients are welcome from any member of the WMU community, and must be received in the Office of the Provost by Friday, Jan. 26.

The new award celebrates the contributions of faculty who are in the first decade of their careers at WMU and who, by virtue of their contributions to scholarship or creative activity, have achieved national recognition and demonstrated outstanding promise to achieve renown in their continuing work. All current, continuing, full-time faculty members appointed by the Board of Trustees are eligible. Nominees should be in good standing and should have been awarded tenure no earlier than January 2002.

Nominations must include a current curriculum vitae and at least two letters of support, including one from outside the University, that address the nominees' research or creative achievements and the scope of the recognition their work has earned. Awards will be announced at the academic convocation in February.

Visit the provost's office on the Web for guidelines and additional information about the selection process.

Media contact: Tonya Hernandez, (269) 387-8400, tonya.hernandez@wmich.edu

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