AHS E-News
Spring 2012
Posted: May 18, 2012

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Homecoming 2012 takes place on the last weekend of October. Plan to join us on October 26th for our AHS Distinguished Alumni and Scharper Awards ceremony. Look for more details in the September newsletter.

In This Issue

Alma Mater

Meet Our Graduates

More than 900 students completed degrees in the College of Applied Health Sciences this year. Read about some of our graduates.

Miss Convocation?

AHS held its Convocation on May 12. Watch the convocation.

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AHS to Establish Center for Wounded Veterans

Building on its outstanding history of service to students with disabilities, the College of Applied Health Sciences announced in February that it plans to establish a higher education center for student veterans who have sustained severe and multiple injuries while serving in the military. The Center for Wounded Veterans in Higher Education will provide comprehensive, integrated educational support to wounded veterans who are pursuing a degree at the University of Illinois. Read more about the Center.

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Dr. Rispoli Receives Phyllis Hill Award

Dr. Matthew Rispoli of the Department of Speech and Hearing Science received the 2012 Phyllis Hill Award for Exemplary Mentoring in the Edmund J. James Scholar Program. Read more about Dr. Rispoli.

See our other college and campus award recipients.

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2012 Student Award Recipients

Outstanding students in the Departments of Kinesiology and Community Health, Recreation, Sport and Tourism, and Speech and Hearing Science, the Interdisciplinary Health (i-Health) program, and the Division of Disability Resources and Educational Services were honored this year for their academic achievement, service, and leadership. Most of our student awards are generously funded by alumni and friends of the College of Applied Health Sciences. Meet our award recipients.

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Office of Advancement Adds Two

Krista Kimme and Troy Collier have joined the College of Applied Health Sciences as major gift officers. Read more about Krista and Troy.

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Research Symposium

Ciara Nally explains her research on tinnitus during the 2012 Undergraduate Research Symposium.

Students Shine at Research Symposium

Nearly 50 students in the College of Applied Health Sciences participated in the 2012 Undergraduate Research Symposium, our largest number yet. Research focused on American Sign Language, rural health, aphasia, factors affecting breast cancer screening, pediatric obesity, stuttering, health care costs, and public health policy. Many of the projects were interdisciplinary, with AHS students collaborating with peers in food science and human nutrition, communication, education, political science, mathematics, human development and family studies, chemistry, and history.

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