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 January 2013



A review of college news, happenings and employee milestones.

President Gerald Brouder received the Phillip Sirotkin Award for exemplary leadership in advancing Midwestern higher education through interstate cooperation from the Midwestern Higher Education Compact (MHEC) on Nov. 18, in Cincinnati, Ohio. The compact presented its highest award to Brouder during its annual meeting.
     Brouder is one of MHEC’s longest-serving commissioners since the compact’s origin in 1991. He began serving as a Missouri commissioner in January 1994 and completed his fourth term in April 2012. He was appointed by three different governors. During his years as a commissioner he served as a MHEC Executive Committee representative for Missouri, and as a member on numerous committees relevant to the future of the organization.
     In the early 1990s, Sirotkin was the visionary behind the regional higher education cooperation in the Midwest. MHEC established the Phillip Sirotkin Award in his honor in 1999 and periodically confers the award upon individuals that have been voted upon by the entire commission.

Lindsey Boudinot (pictured right), academic advisor and recruiter for graduate programs, is featured as the December member profile in the Columbia Women’s Network newsletter. Read more here.

History professor Dr. Brad Lookingbill presented a keynote lecture titled “Covering the Dead: The Indian War of 1812 in the Missouri Territory” to the John G. Neihardt Corral of the Westerners International, Columbia, Mo., on Nov. 8. He also conducted a program review of Westminster College’s History Department on Oct. 30.

David Karr was asked by the journal History to review a new book, Marc Baer’s The Rise and Fall of Radical Westminster (Palgrave, 2012). The book explores how the most radical and noisy district in Britain during an age of oligarchy, became the most conservative and tranquil in an age of democracy. The shift from popular radicalism to popular Conservatism is one of the most significant developments in 19th-century British history.

The Kansas City Artists Coalition is featuring the work of Mike Sleadd until Jan. 11. Sleadd is an Associate Professor and Chair of the Art Department. Learn more here.

Jesse Arman, Vice President of Regulatory Affairs at the College for Financial Planning and a faculty member at Columbia College-Denver, was recently named 2013 Chair of the Council on Education of the Certified Financial Planner (CFP) Board of Standards in Washington, D.C.

Vladimir Zivkovic, a new faculty member at Columbia College-Denver, was awarded the CPG (Certified Professional Geologist) title from the American Institute of Professional Geologists. With more than 6,000 members, AIPG is the largest association dedicated to promoting geology as a profession.