Honors and awards

May 2015

Erickson receives Engaged Campus Award

Susan Erickson, PLaCE (Partnering Learning and Community Engagement) program coordinator in the Institute for Design Research and Outreach, is the 2015 recipient of the Engaged Campus Award, partnership category, from the Iowa Campus Compact, a statewide association of colleges and universities committed to fulfilling the public and civic purposes of higher education by educating students for active citizenship and building strong communities. The partnership award recognizes an individual or group that that "represents a strategic partnership between campus and community with demonstrated impacts on both student learning and community issues."

Wolters earns Legion of Merit

Tim Wolters, an associate professor of history and captain in the U.S. Navy Reserve, earned a Legion of Merit for "exceptionally meritorious conduct in the performance of outstanding services" from November 2012 to December 2014. Wolters served as commanding officer for a Navy reserve undersea warfare operations detatchment, including a lead role in the 2014 Rim of the Pacific exercise -- the world's largest maritime exercise that included 22 nations.

Kling elected to national academy

Catherine Kling, Charles F. Curtiss Distinguished Professor in Agriculture and Life Sciences, professor of economics and director of the Center for Agricultural and Rural Development, was elected to the National Academy of Sciences for her achievements in original research. Throughout her career, Kling has conducted innovative research that melds environmental science with classical economics.