Each year, Upper Iowa University faculty have the opportunity to apply for a Summer Faculty Scholarship Stipend, an allocation of $10,000 that is designed to encourage and support faculty participation in scholarly activity over the summer.
These funds are available to help defray reasonable costs associated with research and/or scholarly activity aimed at promoting the continued intellectual development of full-time faculty members.
In 2012, four faculty members were granted stipend funds.
Billie Cowley, assistant professor of education, was one of only 25 participants invited to attend the Freedom Writers Institute in Long Beach, Calif., in June 2012. The institute provides the opportunity to train and support educators of at-risk students, with the long-term strategy of retaining passionate and dedicated teachers who are committed to transforming their students' education, and ultimately their quality of life. Read more
John Siblik, associate professor of art, traveled to Belize to conduce a site study of Poustinia Art Park near the capital city Belmopan, which is part of an art exchange program between UIU and Belize. Read more
Dr. Jennifer Stoffel, assistant professor of biology, presented a co-authored poster at the Ecological Society of America Annual Conference in Portland, Oregon. Read more
Dr. Cindy Waters, associate professor of education, attended the 104th American Association of Family & Consumer Sciences annual meeting and exposition. While there, Waters presented during the educational sessions, "Students running on empty? Effects of eating breakfast on students and implications for FCS educators and professionals." Read more