Call for Awards

2019 UMACS Re(Cognition) Awards

This award was created to honor the late Jim Farrell, professor of history, American studies, and environmental studies at St. Olaf College. Before his passing in 2013, Jim tirelessly advocated for advancing sustainability work in the Upper Midwest. Jim’s love of wordplay serves as the inspiration for the name of this award, which is meant to recognize individuals who help us re-think and re-imagine what is possible as we seek “commons sense” solutions to everyday issues – just as Jim did so well.

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Please consider nominating recipients worthy of re(cognition) in each of the following categories:

Educator
Nominees for this category are faculty who have made significant contributions to their campus sustainability efforts through outstanding instruction and mentorship. Worthy recipients incorporate sustainability and exemplify sustainable behaviors in their research, course content, and green teaching practices. With humility and dedication to lifelong learning, these faculty members acknowledge their ability to learn from their pupils through collaboration.

Administrator
Nominees for this category are administrators who have made significant contributions to their campus sustainability efforts through outstanding leadership. Worthy recipients have a vision for a more sustainable future to which they lead their community by example. They help us re-think our traditionally hierarchical relationships such that we become better collaborators. Through tireless advocacy, these individuals embody Jim’s dedication to advancing sustainability.

Staff
Nominees for this category are staff who have made significant contributions to their campus sustainability efforts through exemplary work. Worthy recipients incorporate sustainable practices and principles into their daily efforts. Through direct leadership or by example, these staff members inspire others to consider the complex environmental, social, and economic implications of their choices.

Emerging Leader
Nominees for this category are students who demonstrate innovative and creative leadership in addressing sustainability issues on campus. Worthy recipients enhance sustainability efforts on campus or in their community through coursework, participation in student groups or service projects, extracurricular activity, volunteerism, or other avenues. Through their drive to create positive change, these students inspire others to adopt “commons sense” perspectives.


The deadline for submission is Friday, August 30th, 2019. The UMACS Steering Committee will review all nominations in July.

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