University of Evansville Announces Berger Awards for 2017

Posted: Tuesday, August 15, 2017

Three University of Evansville professors were honored today – August 15 - with the Sadelle and Sydney Berger Awards for 2017. The awards were presented by Charlie Berger during UE’s Fall Conference. Professor of archaeology Alan Kaiser received the Berger Award for Scholarly Activity, while associate professor of biology Joyce Stamm and associate professor of mathematics Adam Salminen received the Berger Award for Service.

Kaiser teaches courses in Roman and Etruscan archaeology, Roman history and the Latin language. He has conducted training excavations in connection with the archaeological field techniques course. Currently he is director of the University’s Tin City Project, an exploration through aerial photography, excavation and oral interviews of World War II veteran-student campus housing. He has conducted fieldwork in Spain, Italy, Greece, England, and on the Caribbean island of Nevis, as well as in the United States. Kaiser’s published works include scholarly and popular articles as well as three books.

Stamm and Salminen worked together to secure a five-year, $610,600 grant through the National Science Foundation’s Scholarships in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics program. The largest faculty grant in the University’s history, it funds UE science and math scholarships and provides funds for support services for science and mathematics majors at UE.

In addition, Stamm has been involved in many faculty committees and several University service activities. She is a past chair of the Faculty Senate and has been a member of the Faculty Senate Fiscal Affairs Committee. After the 2017-18 academic year, she will conclude four years on the Senate Executive Committee.

Salminen also serves on many University committees, including the Faculty Athletics Committee and the Mathematics Faculty Search Committee. He also served on the Dean of Arts and Science Search Committee. Currently, he is chair of the Mathematics Department Assessment Committee. Salminen is the UE Math Club faculty advisor and has judged papers for UE’s 2010 and 2011 MESCON events.

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