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2014 Shanklin & GSS Awards

2013- 2014 Award Information
The Charles E. Shanklin Colloquium and the Graduate Student Senate Awards Ceremony is a day long event showcasing graduate student research to the university community.  During the day graduate students present short conference papers, poster exhibits, and creative projects within the Bowen-Thompson Student Union.  All Bowling Green State University graduate students are eligible to
participate if they are in good standing with the Graduate College and their department is not under probationary status or censured by the Graduate Student Senate.   
This year's event will be held on April 17, 2014 at 8pm.
There  are three components to the day:
1. The Charles E. Shanklin Award for Research Excellence
2. The Shanklin Colloquium
3. The Graduate Student Senate Awards   

The Charles E. Shanklin Award for Research Excellence was established by Graduate Student Senate and endowed by the late Charles E. Shanklin as a meritorious award to recognize excellence in original research by graduate students at Bowling Green State University.  Research papers are submitted according to the guidelines to be judged first within one of three categories of competition (Arts and Humanities, Social and Behavioral Sciences, and Science and Mathematics) and two finalists in each category are selected. The submission deadline is 4:00pm February 20, 2014. The students selected as finalists will be informed on April 6, 2014 and then, as part of the Shanklin Awards & Colloquium Day on April 17 from 3-5pm, these 6 finalists will present their papers to all nine judges to determine the winner in each category. Winners will be announced at the GSS awards ceremony.

The Graduate Student Senate Awards

The Graduate Student Senate is pleased to recognize outstanding graduate students for their contribution to the Bowling Green State University community. Award descriptions and application details will be forthcoming!

The Jill Carr Outstanding Graduate Student Award 

The Outstanding International Graduate Student Award

The Outstanding Graduate Administrative Assistant Award

The Outstanding Graduate Research Assistant Award

The Outstanding Contributor To Graduate Education Award

The GSS Senator of the Year Award is determined by the GSS president to recognize outstanding engagement and contribution to the Graduate Student Senate during the course of the year.

The 5th Annual Charles E. Shanklin Colloquium

This year Graduate Student Senate will sponsor a graduate colloquium named in memory of Charles E. Shanklin on April 17, 2014. The colloquium is a graduate student research conference. The Charles E. Shanklin Colloquium will highlight the significant research and efforts of graduate students here at BGSU. 

There are three submission categories: 
1. Conference Paper: Non-Juried 20-25 minute conference paper presentations. 
2. Poster Session: Juried poster exhibition in the BTSU Grand Ballroom held throughout the day 
3. Creative Presentation: Individual or Group Creative Presentation or Performance 

Paper and poster presentations will be judged and  will be awarded $300.00 for first place, $150.00 for second place, and $75.00 for third for paper presentations and the same amounts for the poster presentations.

Applicants for the Shanklin Award may also apply to participate in the event as well, but Colloquium participation does not require submission for the Shanklin award.  One may participate in either or both activities.  

Submissions 
Your submission must be received in the Graduate Student Senate email (bgsugssawards@gmail.com) by 4:00pm on March 20, 2014. In the body of the email please include your name, cell phone number, department/program, your campus address, and the degree type of degree you are seeking: Masters, PhD, or graduate certificate. Next, state the name of your presentation and whether it is paper, poster or creative presentation/performance. Then include an abstract of your presentation. This should be a brief, succinct, and clear synopsis of the work that states the problem, specific objectives, methods and procedures, results and conclusions of the research. If the proposal is for a creative presentation, please summarize the event. 

Notification Guidelines 
On April 3, 2014, Graduate Student Senate will notify selected students to present at the Shanklin Colloquium. Graduate Student Senate will endeavor to provide every graduate student with an opportunity to present their research; however, given significant limitation of available spaces and time throughout the day, we may not be able to accommodate every request. Presentations will take place from 12-7pm on April 17, 2014.


2013 Awards

Below is a slideshow highlighting the 2013 event. 

2013 Charles E. Shanklin and GSS Awards Ceremony

2013 Colloquium and Finalists' Presentation



The 2013 winners for the Charles E. Shanklin Award for Research Excellence:

In the Category of the Sciences & Mathematics: 

1st place- Jeremiah Davis, Biology                                                                                                 Otolith Micro-Chemical and Micro-Structural Analyses Reveal Differ-ential Recruitment Contributions and Migration Dynamics of White Bass in Lake Erie

2nd place- Elena Khon, Photochemical Sciences
Improving the Catalytic Activity of Semiconductor Nanocrystals through Selective Domain Etching 

In the Category of the Arts & Humanities: 
1st place- Johnanna Ganz, American Culture Studies
Constructing the Contours: Hegemonic Femininity in Magazine Depictions of Celebrity Post-natal Bodies
2nd place- David Schwan, Philosophy
J.S. Mill on Coolie Labor and Voluntary Slavery
Science and Mathematics

In the Category of the Social and Behavioral Sciences: 
1st place- 
Emily Webber, Psychology
The relativity of reward: single cells make comparisons
2nd place-Lei Zhang, Masters of Business Administration
Does Early Teen Drinking Onset Affect High School Dropout Rate? Evidence from NLSY97


GSS Awards

In addition to the Charles E. Shanklin Research Awards, GSS sponsors several awards which recognize the graduate students' contributions to the Bowling Green educational community, their demonstration of the university's core values, as well their exemplary academic achievements. The GSS Awards include:

  • 2012-2013 Jill Carr Outstanding Graduate Student Award recognizes outstanding graduates students and their contribution to the BGSU community. This is a self nominated award. 
  • WINNERS: Matthew Meier and Rachel Atchley
  • 2012-2013 Outstanding International Graduate Student Award recognizes outstanding international graduate students at Bowling Green State University.  This is a self nominated award.
  • WINNERS: Mahesh Pillai and Arpan Yagnik
  • 2012-2013 Outstanding Graduate Administrative Assistant Award recognizes outstanding graduate administrative assistants and their contribution to their areas of service.  The area's supervisor (faculty, staff or administrator)  nominates the candidates for this award.
  • WINNER: JoAnna Murhpy
  • 2012-2013 Outstanding Graduate Research Assistant Award recognizes outstanding graduate research assistants each year.  The research area's supervisor (faculty, staff or administrator) nominate the candidates for this award.\
  • WINNER: Elena Khon
  • 2012-2013 OCGRE (Outstanding Contributor to Graduate Education) Award graduate students have the opportunity to recognize those faculty members whose expertise, vision, and encouragement have most benefited their professional and academic development. More information coming soon! A professor who has been a recipient in the past five years is not eligible.
  • WINNER: Dr. Vikki Krane
  • 2012-2013 Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Award the Graduate Student Senate (GSS) developed the GSS Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Award to support the university’s commitment to institutional diversity. This annual award recognizes student organizations that have demonstrated a significant commitment to enhance diversity on campus through efforts to promote a campus climate that respects and values individual and cultural differences. The award will be given to an organization to provide resources to continue and encourage future diversity programming.
  • WINNER: India Student Association
The GSS Senator of the Year for 2013 is Sherry Early

2013 Colloquium Winners

Paper presentations  

First place-- Michelle Mensah, Theatre & Film

Second place--Sabiha Parveen, Communication Sciences and Disorders

Third place--Liane Ortis, Higher Education and Student Affairs

Poster Presentations

First place--Rachel Atchley, Psychology

Second place--Christina Wright Fields, Higher Education and Student Affairs

Third place--Ryan Bronkema, Higher Education and Student Affairs

 


2012 Awards

Below is a slideshow highlighting the 2012 event.

Charles E. Shanklin and GSS Awards Ceremony

for information on slides above click on the text balloon.

The 2012 winners are....

In the Category of the Sciences & Mathematics: 

1st place
Rony Khnayzer Photochemistry
Increasing the Efficiency of Solar Cells using Non-Coherent Pumped Upconversion Photochemistry

2nd place
Papatya Sevinc Photochemistry
Single Molecule Interfacial Electron Transfer in Solar Energy

In the Category of the Arts & Humanities:

1st place
Miriam A. Hahn Theatre & Film
“As If There Were No Damages”: Representing Native American Spirituality in the Dramas of Lope De Vega and Sor Juana Inés de la Cruz

2nd place
Samantha Gaier Art History
Inclusive and Representational Public Architecture of Santo Spirito, Renaissance Florence

In the Category of the Social and Behavioral Sciences:

1st place
Christian Vukasovich School of Media & Communication
Hard Rock and Ethno-National Identity on World Tour: An Analysis of Hate Speech in Identity Construction

2nd place
Ryan Peterson Psychology
Septal Area Lesions Impair Spatial Working Memory in Homing Pigeons (Columba livia)

The Charles E. Shanklin Colloquium highlights significant research and efforts of graduate students here at BGSU.The presentations may be in the form of papers, posters or creative exhibits.  Paper and poster presentations will be judged and  will be awarded $300.00 for first place, $150.00 for second place, and $75.00 for third for paper presentations and the same amounts for the poster presentations.  The submission deadline, which is to be announced, usually falls in mid-March. Applicants for the Shanklin Award may also apply to participate in the event as well, but Colloquium participation does not require submission for the Shanklin award.  One may participate in either or both activities.  

2012 Colloquium Winners

Paper presentations  

First place-- Emily Webber, Psychology Department

Second place--Brian Rutter, Biology Department

Third place--Amanda Athon, English Department

Poster Presentations

First place--Eric Teske, College Student Personnel

Second place--Emily Webber, Psychology Department

Third place (tie)--Jeremiah Davis, Biology Department and Unique Shaw, Sociology Department

GSS Awards In addition to the Charles E. Shanklin Research Awards, GSS sponsors several awards which recognize the graduate students' contributions to the Bowling Green educational community, their demonstration of the university's core values, as well their exemplary academic achievements. The GSS Awards include:

  • 2011-2012 Jill Carr Outstanding Graduate Student Award recognizes outstanding graduates students and their contribution to the BGSU community. This is a self nominated award. 
  • WINNERS: Arpan Yagnik and Yen-Lin Goh
  • 2011-2012 Outstanding International Graduate Student Award recognizes outstanding international graduate students at Bowling Green State University.  This is a self nominated award.
  • WINNERS: Yen-Lin Goh and Elena Khon
  • 2011-2012 Outstanding Graduate Administrative Assistant Award recognizes outstanding graduate administrative assistants and their contribution to their areas of service.  The area's supervisor (faculty, staff or administrator)  nominates the candidates for this award.
  • WINNER: Medea Loibl
  • 2011-2012 Outstanding Graduate Research Assistant Award recognizes outstanding graduate research assistants each year.  The research area's supervisor (faculty, staff or administrator) nominate the candidates for this award.\
  • WINNERS (tied): Arpan Yagnik and Robert Lonardo
  • 2011-2012 OCGRE (Outstanding Contributor to Graduate Education) Award graduate students have the opportunity to recognize those faculty members whose expertise, vision, and encouragement have most benefited their professional and academic development. More information coming soon! A professor who has been a recipient in the past five years is not eligible.
  • WINNER: Dr. Dafina Lazarus Stewart,  Honorable Mention:  Dr. Christian Coons
OCGRE recipients for the past 5 years:

2007-2008
Michael Donnells
Education

2008-2009
Kris Blair
English  Department

2009-2010
Lee Nickoson-Massey
English Department

2010-2011
Carolyn Palmer & Robert DeBard (Co Nomination)
Higher Education and Student Affairs

2011-2012
Daphina Stewart
Higher Education and Student Affairs

The GSS Senator of the Year for 2012 is Mike Salitrynski

The Shanklin and GSS Awards Ceremony will be held the evening of April 19, 2012.  This ceremony recognizes the finalists of the Charles E. Shanklin Award for Research Excellence, the winners of the GSS Awards, the participants in the Shanklin Colloquium, and the recipients of the Graduate College's Awards* are recognized as well. 
The complete list of graduate award recipients will include:
Charles E. Shanklin Award (divisions of Arts and Humanities, Science and Mathematics, Social and Behavioral Sciences)
The Jill Carr Outstanding Graduate Student Award
The Outstanding International Graduate Student Award
The Administrative Assistant Award
The Research Assistant Ward
The Outstanding Contributor To Graduate Education Award
Recipients of Colloquium Presenation and Poster Sessions Awards
The Outstanding TA Award*
The Winifred O. Stone Award*
The Distinguished Thesis Award* 
The Distinguished Dissertation Award*

Photos of the 2011 Shanklin Award Ceremony are found  here in the bgsugss photostream on Flickr.