Jeff Johansen (above left), Department of Biology, received an honorary doctorate from the University of South Bohemia, Czech Republic, on November 22, 2012.

Phil Metres, Department of English, was awarded a 2013 National Endowment for the Arts Fellowship in Creative Writing.

Student Competition Success
Ten students (with Faculty Advisor Jerry Weinstein) participated in the Deloitte FanTAXtic Regional Competition the weekend of November 2. Team A – comprised of Dan Imfeld, Dominic Carlini, Rich Mazzola, TJ Killeen, and Patrick Dengler – won second place and a regional honorable mention award.

Six students (with Faculty Advisor Brent Brossmann) participated in the Liberty University Championship Debate in Lynchburg, Virginia the weekend of November 2. In the novice division, Jeremy Himmelright and Chris Mitschow won the tournament, defeating the previously undefeated team from George Mason University in the final round.

Thirteen students (with Faculty Advisor Andreas Sobisch) participated in the EU Simulation in Washington D.C., the weekend of November 16. They represented Italy this year. Mike Braun won the award for “Best Commissioner.”

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