Ten Kansas University faculty members will be honored for their teaching tonight during the all-university supper in the Kansas Union ballroom.
Winners of the H. Bernerd Fink Award, the Silver Anniversary Teaching Award, the Burlington Northern Foundation Faculty Achievement Award, the Chancellor's Award for Outstanding Classroom Teaching and the Ned N. Fleming Teaching Award will be honored.
The supper starts at 6:30 p.m., as part of Alumni Weekend activities at KU.
The faculty members also will be part of the platform party during commencement ceremonies at 2:30 p.m. May 17 in Memorial Stadium.
MARIA CARLSON, assistant professor of Slavic languages and literatures, will receive the H. Bernerd Fink Award for outstanding classroom teaching. The award was established in 1961 by H. Bernerd and Ruth Fink of Topeka.
Jan Roskam, Deane E. Ackers distinguished professor of aerospace engineering, and Swapan Chakrabarti, assistant professor of electrical and computer engineering, are the winners of the first Ned N. Fleming Teaching Awards.
The awards are from a fund established in 1990 from the estate of the late Ned N. Fleming, chief executive officer and honorary chairman of the board of Fleming Cos. Inc. of Topeka. The awards are intended for outstanding teachers with distinguished records of teaching, scholarship and service.
ANNETTE L. Stanton, assistant professor of psychology, will receive the Silver Anniversary Award. It was established by members of the KU class of 1960 during their 25th-year reunion to recognize someone who has taught at KU for fewer than seven years.
This year's winner of the Burlington Northern Foundation Achievement Award is Jack B. Oruch, associate professor of English. The award was established in 1986 by Burlington Northern to recognize outstanding university teaching and to reward teacher and faculty-scholar excellence.
Chancellor's Awards for Outstanding Classroom Teaching will be presented to: Ronald A. Willis, professor of theater and film; Corinne Mantle-Bromley, assistant professor of curriculum and instruction; Roma L. Taunton, associate professor of pediatric nursing at the KU Medical Center, Kansas City, Kan.; Dr. Tribhawan S. Vats, professor of hematology-oncology in pediatrics at the KU Medical Center; and Anne D. Walling, professor of family and community medicine at the School of Medicine-Wichita.