The University’s Publications Office recently received the Bulldog Award. This acknowledges a shared team achievement for outstanding customer service practices and honors individual departments that consistently strive to excel. 

Nabil Alghalith, professor of business administration, had his manuscript “Web Analytics: Enhancing Customer Relationship Management” accepted for publication in a forthcoming issue of the Journal of Strategic Innovation and Sustainability.

Ben Briney, head volleyball coach
, was awarded the 2014 Great Lakes Valley Conference Coach of the Year.

Dan Davis, head baseball coach
, was named the 2015 NCAA Division II Midwest Region Coach of the Year.

Antonio Scuderi, professor of Italian, published “The Anthropology of Dario Fo: an Interdisciplinary Approach” in New Theatre Quarterly (Cambridge University Press, August 2015).

Huping Ling, professor of history
and Changjiang Scholar Chair Professor, the Chinese Ministry of education, has published the following books: “Jinshan Yao: A New Chinese American History” (in the Overseas Chinese History Series, China Overseas Chinese Publishing House, 2016); “Asian American History and Culture: An Encyclopedia” (co-editor, 2 Vols. M. E. Sharpe, 2010, Booklist/Reference Books Bulletin Editors’ Choice 2010 Award, Chinese edition in the Overseas Chinese Studies Translation Series, World Book Publishing Company 2016); “Chinese Chicago: Race, Transnational Migration, and Community since 1870”(Chinese edition, in the Overseas Chinese Studies Translation Series, World Book Publishing Company, 2015); and “Jinshan Yao: A History of Chinese American Women” (Expanded and Revised Edition in Classical Chinese. In the Showwei Social Sciences Series, Taipei: Showwei, 2015).

Mada Smith, grounds
, recently received the Points of Excellence Award. The Points of Excellence Award recognizes Truman staff members that go above and beyond while fulfilling their duties. This can include exceptional work performance, customer service and service to students, as well as demonstrating Truman values or developing innovative problem-solving techniques.
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