Achievements | Honors, appointments, publications for Oct. 4

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Achievements | Honors, appointments, publications for Oct. 4

Homerathon 2018
Craig Chandler | University Communication
The first Homerathon held on campus was April 18, 2018.

Recent achievements for the campus community were earned by Tracy Anderson, Dawn O. Braithwaite, Andres Felipe, Mike Lippman, Brenton Rahn, Luz Sotelo and Jordan Stump.


  • Tracy Anderson, assistant extension educator and 4-H urban program development coordinator, is one of 11 recipients of the 2019 Inspire Awards. The awards celebrate Lincoln women who have excelled not only in their professional lives, but also as leaders and role models. Anderson received the honor at a Sept. 18 ceremony at Pinnacle Bank Arena.

  • Dawn O. Braithwaite, Willa Cather Professor and chair of the communication studies department, is the recipient of the inaugural Communication Administration Award for Communication Administrator Excellence. Braithwaite will be presented with the award by the National Communication Association during the organization’s annual conference in Baltimore this November.

  • Andres Felipe and Brenton Rahn, students in the College of Architecture, were among winners at the 2019-19 AISC/ACSA Steel Design Student Competition. Their project, “Fluid Knowledge,” won first in the Category II Open competition, which featured builds using steel as the primary material. The design — a theoretical proposal for a new Center for Emerging Fabrication Technologies at Nebraska Innovation Campus — was selected from among 237 submissions by 734 participants from 47 schools. Learn more about the project.

  • Mike Lippman, associate professor of practice in classics, and students in the university’s Classics Club were recognized for their work on the annual Homerathon by the Society for Classical Studies. Homerathon was recognized as a Classics Everywhere event. The recognition is accompanied by a mini-grant to help with the event. Homerathon is held each April and includes a complete reading of a Homer text, interspersed with entertainment, food and Classics discussions.

  • Luz Sotelo, doctoral student in mechanical engineering and applied mechanics, is the recipient of the 2019 Hispanic Engineer National Achievement Awards Conference Outstanding Graduate Student Leadership Award by Great Minds in STEM. Sotelo was chosen for the award out of more than 1,400 applicants and received the honor at the annual GMiS conference on Sept. 27.

  • Jordan Stump, professor of French, has been longlisted for the 2019 National Book Award for Translated Literature for his English translation of the French memoir “The Barefoot Woman” by Scholastique Mukasonga. His translation is among seven novels, two memoirs, and a collection of essays longlisted from 145 total books.

This column is a regular feature of Nebraska Today. Faculty, staff and students can submit achievements to be considered for this column via email to For more information, call 402-472-8515.

Tracy Anderson
Dawn O. Braithwaite
A design by architecture students Andres Felipe and Brenton Rahn earned a first-place honor at the AISC/ACSA Steel Design Student Competition.
Mike Lippman class 2
Craig Chandler | University Communication
Mike Lippman
Jordan Stump

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