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Dr. Yi Cheng is the 2012 recipient of the Frederic Bachman Lieber Memorial Award for Teaching Excellence.  This award was established in 1954 by Katie D. Bachman in honor of her grandson.  The award calls attention to the importance of teaching as well as recognizing those who have demonstrated excellence in a wide range of pedagogical activities. The award is made at the Celebration of Distinguished Teaching Dinner.  The names of award recipients are engraved on plaques in the Indiana Memorial Union, and recipients receive a cash award and a certificate. 

Read more about Dr. Cheng's accomplishments here.

Dr. Lesley Walker is the 2012 recipient of the IU South Bend Distinguished Research Award.  The award recognizes distinguished research by IU South Bend faculty and administrators. The winner of the award receives an engraved plaque and a cash award and will be expected to present a public lecture, exhibition, or performance at the beginning of the next academic year. During the coming year, Dr. Walker will make a public presentation regarding her research program and projects on eighteenth-century French studies, specifically womens' art and literature.  

Read more about Dr. Walker's accomplishments here.

Dr. Mike Keen is the 2012 recipient of the W. George Pinnell Award for Outstanding Service, established by the University Faculty Council in 1988.  The award was in honor of the memory of the former executive vice president of the university who also served during his career as president of the IU Foundation and dean of IU’s Kelley School of Business. Pinnell was known for his stewardship, leadership, initiative and service to the university, the state and the national government. The award recognizes faculty members or librarians who have shown exceptional breadth of involvement and depth of commitment in service to the university, their profession or the public.  The award is made at the Celebration of Distinguished Teaching Dinner.  The names of award recipients are engraved on plaques in the Indiana Memorial Union, and recipients receive a cash award and a certificate. 

Read more about Dr. Keen's accomplishments here.