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Tuesday, April 20, 2010  
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Hicks, Lubbert recognized for teaching excellence

Two faculty members at Rockford College have been honored with excellence in teaching awards given annually to a full-time professor and adjunct professor. Dr. Stephen Hicks, professor of philosophy, received the award for the full-time professor. He is also the executive director of the college's Center for Ethics and Entrepreneurship. The adjunct award went to Gary Lubbert, director of the Return to College program, offering a bachelor of science degree in management studies.

Burns gives talk at UW on Spanish laureates

John Burns, modern and classical languages professor, participated in a symposium at the UW Center for the Humanities on Spanish Nobel laureates March 19 at UW-Madison.

RC prof attends conference; authors book

Jules Gleicher, professor of political science recently participated in a conference on "Liberty, Democracy, and Property in the American States," sponsored by the Liberty Fund, Inc., at Safety Harbor, Fla. Gleicher has also published a new book, "Political Themes in the Hebrew Scriptures" (Palgrave Macmillan) which was officially released March 16.

RC business prof presents paper at conference in Nigeria

J.J. Asongu, assistant professor of economics, business and accounting participated at the second annual International Conference on Business & Public Policy, held at the University of Uyo in Eastern Nigeria, under the theme "Economics, Business, & Entrepreneurship in Africa." His participation included the presentation of the keynote paper on "The Importance of Technology Education in the Economic Development of Africa" and another paper on the "Corporate Social Responsibility in Africa: Cooperation, Not Conflict."

RC's Fahrenwald wins business award

Jeff Fahrenwald, director of the MBA program and assistant professor of economics, business and accounting at Rockford College, recently received the David P. Gustafson Award from Midwest Business Administration International (MBAA) at its annual conference in Chicago. The award is given to business educators for exemplary service to their field and to the association. Fahrenwald has been at Rockford College since 1988.

Prof. Walters is published

Dr. Patricia Walters, professor and coordinator of religious studies has written two publications during the past academic year including: "The Assumed Authorial Unity of Luke and Acts: A Reassessment of the Evidence” (Cambridge University Press, 2009); and "The Synoptic Problem" in "The Blackwell."

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