Appointments and Departures

  • Appointed: Celestino Limas, vice president for campus life and senior diversity officer, Lafayette College, to vice president for student affairs and enrollment, Heritage University.

  • Appointed: Venard Scott Koerwer, executive director of the Summer Business Institute and special assistant to the president, Muhlenberg College, to vice president for strategic initiatives and planning, Commonwealth Medical College.

  • Resigned: Don Leuenberger, vice chancellor for business and finance, University of Nebraska Medical Center, effective in July.

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Death Notices

  • Jay Goodman, 75
    Professor of political science, Wheaton College (Mass.), May 2, 2015, in Providence, R.I.

  • Craig Somerton, 60
    Associate professor of mechanical engineering, Michigan State University, May 9, 2015, in East Lansing, Mich.

  • Marcia Jackson Donaldson, 80
    Former director of teacher education programs and professor of education, Knoxville College, May 18, 2015, in Knoxville.

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  • 5/31/2015: Education

    The Library of Congress is accepting applications for a development grant opportunity. Up to $950,000 is available to one or more grantees to support the development of engaging web- and mobile-based applications on the subjects of Congress and civic participation, for use in the classroom. Who may apply: public, private, nonprofit and for-profit organizations, including higher-education institutions, colleges, universities, cultural institutions, other educational organizations, and collaborative partnerships, states, public or private agencies (including for-profit agencies), and Native American tribes and tribal organizations. The grants will support program activities for 24 months, from October 2015 through September 2017. Visit the library's website for more details.

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  • 6/1/2015: Arts

    The School of Visual Arts in NYC is accepting applications for a two-week intensive on research and writing about design. It will be held at the school's M.A. design research studio on June 1-12. Participants will be introduced to a range of techniques for constructing compelling narratives about images, objects, and spaces. International applicants are welcome. Visit the website for more details.

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  • 6/1/2015: Humanities

    The American-Scandinavian Foundation offers translation awards for the most outstanding translations of poetry, fiction, drama, or literary prose written by a Scandinavian author born after 1800. There are two awards: the Nadia Christensen Prize that bestows the winner with a $2,500 award, publication, and a medallion; and the Leif and Inger Sjöberg Award, which is given to an individual whose literature translations have not previously been published and includes a $2,500 award, publication, and a medallion. Visit the foundation's website for more details.

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