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For the Faculty

Donors contributing to this endowment recognize the importance of the faculty in

“We need additional resources to recognize and retain our best scholars, to attract the next generation of great teachers to the University, and also to reduce class sizes in a number of popular program areas.�

transforming their lives and the lives of future students. The faculty endowment fund will attract and retain faculty at the top of their disciplines and elevate the level of teaching across the University. Illinois Wesleyan

—Beth Cunningham, provost and dean of faculty

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Office of Advancement ¡ P.O. Box 2900 ¡ Bloomington, IL 61702-2900 ¡ 800-689-9743 ¡ 309-556-3091 ¡ advancement@iwu.edu

Dr. Marina Balina, Isaac Funk Professor


Faculty Endowment Fund goal

$20 million

Dr. Robert C. Bray, The R. Forrest Colwell Chair of English

From recognizing years of exceptional teaching and scholarship, to supporting current research, to attracting young teacher-scholars committed to excellence, to bringing renowned visiting professors and guest speakers to campus, the faculty endowment fund plays a significant role in maintaining and enhancing the University’s academic vitality. FUNDED POSITIONS It can be argued that no aspect of a university has greater potential as an engine of transformation than its faculty. Faculty endowment gifts can be designated for any of the following purposes: t Endowed Chairs: To fund the salary of distinguished teachers and scholars who are recognized leaders in their fields; the University’s highest honor t Endowed Professorships: To support teaching and research initiatives with a salary stipend for distinguished faculty scholars t Young Scholars and Artists Endowment: To attract talented young faculty and provide a stipend to support their artistic and scholarly development t Scholars- and Artists-in-Residence Endowment: To provide funds necessary to create short-term visiting appointments that will bring nationally renowned scholars and artists to Illinois Wesleyan

t The Wesleyan Fellows Endowment: To attract and support future scholars by supporting a post-doctoral year of study and collaboration with faculty mentors t Named Speakers Series Endowment: To create a program that brings distinguished leaders, scholars, and artists to campus

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“Faculty endowments honor the faculty member and also pay tribute to our alumni who feel that Illinois Wesleyan and its faculty truly made a difference in their life.� —President Richard F. Wilson

CURRENT ENDOWED PROFESSORSHIPS Of the 13 endowed faculty positions at Illinois Wesleyan, eight faculty members are currently recognized for teaching excellence and high scholarly achievement through endowed professorships or chairs. t Dr. Marina Balina, 2007 The Isaac Funk Professorship (est. 1866) t Dr. Robert C. Bray, 1986 The R. Forrest Colwell Chair of English (est. 1972) t Dr. C. Lawrence Campbell, 1998 The Fern Rosetta Sherff Professor of Piano (est. 1977)

t Dr. Bruce B. Criley, 1979 The George C. and Ella Beach Lewis Chair of Biology (est. 1963) t Dr. Jonathan P. Dey, 1990 The Miner Linnaeus Sherff Professor of Botany (est. 1977) t Dr. Donna L. Hartweg, 1998 The Caroline F. Rupert Chair of Nursing (est. 1961) t Dr. Brian A. Hatcher, 2007 The McFee Professor of Religion (est. 1984) t Dr. Ram Mohan, 2008 The Earl H. and Marian A. Beling Professorship of Natural Studies (est. 1998) t Dr. Michael C. Seeborg, 1989 The Robert S. Eckley Professor of Economics (est. 1986)

OTHER ENDOWED PROFESSORSHIPS t The Adlai H. Rust Chair of Insurance/ Finance (est. 1971) t The Edward R. Telling Professorship of Business Administration (est. 1987) t The Dr. Kenji Tanaka Professorship of Japanese Studies (est. 1991) t The Delores Helsley-Ascher Professorship of Nursing (est. 2007)  *O *MMJOPJT8FTMFZBO GBDVMUZNFNCFSTQVCMJTIFECPPLT BOEBSUJDMFTJOTDIPMBSMZKPVSOBMT  NBOZXJUITUVEFOUDPBVUIPST 5IFZBMTPTQPLFBUPWFSDPOGFS FODFTBOETFDVSFEBQQSPYJNBUFMZ NJMMJPOJOHSBOUT

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Faculty Endowment  

Transforming Lives: The Campaign for Illinois Wesleyan University. Donors contributing to this endowment recognize the importance of the fac...

Faculty Endowment  

Transforming Lives: The Campaign for Illinois Wesleyan University. Donors contributing to this endowment recognize the importance of the fac...

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