Tuesday, April 26, 2011
Katherine Liontas-Warren receives Bhattacharya Research Excellence Award
Winter Forest, courtesy of Katherine Liontas-Warren, copyright
Artist Katherine Liontas Warren whom we will be interviewing and visiting the Wichita Mountains near Lawton, Oklahoma on May 7th has just received an award for excellence, research and her contribution to the academic community of Cameron University. See link below to read more about it. Come to this blog on May 8th to see production stills and information about our day of shooting with Katherine.
Cameron University faculty members Dr. Thomas Labé and Katherine Liontas-Warren were honored last night with awards recognizing their contributions to Cameron’s academic community. Labé received the Award for Excellence and Innovation in Instructional Technology Integration. Liontas-Warren is the inaugural recipient of the Bhattacharya Research Excellence Award. Each received a stipend and a recognition plaque.
“It is a pleasure to recognize these dedicated educators for their outstanding commitment and contributions to student learning while also sharing their many talents with our local and extended communities,” says Dr. John McArthur, Vice President for Academic Affairs.
Members of the Cameron faculty nominated their colleagues for the awards. To be eligible, the award recipient must have been employed full-time at Cameron University for at least three years in a position with teaching as the primary responsibility.
Bhattacharya Research Excellence Award
Made possible by the Sanjit Bhattacharya Endowed Lectureship for Excellence in Research, the Bhattacharya Research Excellence Award is presented for the first time this year to Katherine Liontas-Warren, Professor of Art and a member of the Cameron faculty for 25 years. Liontas-Warren has made consistently outstanding creative contributions in her field, has earned a national reputation as a printmaker and has exhibited her work internationally. In addition to her commitment to Cameron students, Liontas-Warren creates a substantial body of work each year as a practicing artist. Her work is frequently recognized in competitive juried exhibitions, and she is highly sought after to share her expertise in print and drawing media as a workshop presenter. To aid in her scholarly pursuits, Liontas-Warren has been awarded research grants, most recently used to develop a series of figure drawings working directly from the model. Her work was exhibited at the Oklahoma State Capitol earlier this year, and she is currently featured in a solo exhibit at the Kemp Center for the Arts in Wichita Falls.