Baker Parks Named Employee of the Year by Walton College
Kathryn Baker Parks, director of Data and Academic Systems, has been named Employee of the Fourth Quarter and Employee of the Year by the Sam M. Walton College of Business.
Anyone in the college may nominate colleagues for the award, which is given to employees who show superior customer service that enhances the image of the college above and beyond the scope of that employee's job description.
This quarter's nominees were Baker Parks, Diana Blake of the Accounting Center, Tracy Cookson of the Department of Information Systems, Darby Gieringer of Global Engagement, Jeff Hood of Undergraduate Programs, David Siegel of the Technology Center and Srujana Takkallapally of Strategic Information and Effectiveness.
The winner of the award receives a certificate of appreciation and a cash prize. Winners are chosen by Walton College Dean Matt Waller, the associate deans, assistant deans and the Walton College Staff Council.
Lori McLemore, marketing and communications officer
Sam M. Walton College of Business
Bruce Ahrendsen, a professor of agricultural economics and agribusiness, has been named winner of the Outstanding International Education Award for 2017 in Bumpers College.
Small-Screen Souths: Region, Identity, and the Cultural Politics of Television will be released in November by the Louisiana State University Press.
Award-winning Iranian American poet Kaveh Akbar kicks off this year's True Lit Fayetteville Literary Festival at 2 p.m. this Sunday, Oct. 22, in the Fayetteville Public Library.
Michelle Wisdom, a graduate student in horticulture, is researching ways to incorporate bulbs and other flowers into lawns and other turfgrass to provide habitat for pollinating insects.
Ricky Perry, Samantha Mohler and Sarah Ramey will give presentations on their research from 3 to 4 p.m. Friday, Oct. 20, in Room 311 of the HPER Building.