Grants & Awards

Political Science Professor Receives two external Grants to Host International Conference on Democratization in China and Taiwan

Dennis Hickey

Dr. Dennis Hickey (PLS) received two external grants during the summer in order to help fund on-campus international conference on China and Taiwan. Hickey received a grant of US $11,000 from the Taiwan Foundation for Democracy and a grant of US $10,000 from the Taipei Economic and Cultural Office in Kansas City to help fund the September 29-30 International Conference on democratization in China and Taiwan.




Religious Studies Professor awarded prestigious regional scholar award from the Society for Biblical Literature

BaynesDr. Leslie Baynes (REL), Assistant Professor of New Testament Studies (REL) was given the prestigious regional scholar award for the Central States Region of the Society of Biblical Literature in March for her research paper entitled “Publish and Perish, or ‘Bad Books’ in the Similitudes of Enoch.” Once identified as a Regional Scholar, Dr. Baynes will receive further recognition for her scholarship at the annual meeting of the Society of Biblical Literature and will join recipients from other regions around the country for a dinner and the chance to network with major scholars in their field.