Achievements | Honors, awards, publications for Nov. 18

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Achievements | Honors, awards, publications for Nov. 18

Recent accomplishments for the campus community were earned by faculty members Jack Beard, Wheeler Winston Dixon and Gwendolyn Audrey Foster. Other awards include 26 Glenn Korff School of Music Singers placing in the National Association of the Teachers of Singing competition.


Jack Beard, assistant professor of law, was elected to the Board of Directors of the American Branch of the International Law Association during the organization’s most recent annual meeting in New York. Beard has played a prominent role in ABILA activities on the national level for several years and continues to also serve as the Chairman of the Committee on the International Use of Force.

Wheeler Winston Dixon, professor of film studies, and Gwendolyn Audrey Foster, professor of English and film studies, had two screenings of their new video work. The screenings took place on Nov 11 in The Amos Eno Gallery in Brooklyn, New York and Nov. 12 at The Sla307 Art Space, in New York City. Videos by Dixon include “Life of Luxury,” “An American Dream” and “Beat Box.” Foster’s videos include “Echo and Narcissus,” “Mirror,” “Tenderness,” and more.


Alex Engelkamp, third-year law student, had an article published by the Foundation for Economic Education. The article, titled “Why Is There No Market for Breast Milk?,” talks about the shifts in supply and demand, and the potential political implications for the milk market. Engelkamp came up with the idea for his Law and Economics class with Gus Hurwitz, assistant professor of law.

Glenn Korff School of Music student-singers qualified to enter the 2017 National Association of the Teachers of Singing National Student Auditions. Nebraska students won 29 percent of the collegiate prizes and 57 percent of the categories. NATS awards went to: Brittany Albin, Krista Benesch, Braxton Carr, Matthew Carter, Arica Coleman, Tyler Cox, Cal Cross, Haley Doty, Mary Dowd, Skyler Dykes, Allison Gillespie, Jeannie Hageman, Victoria Handford, Katelyn Hinderer, Kathleen Johnson, Abby Kurth, Krista Lawrence, Brooke Lewis, Dakota Mathew, Sam Mitchell, Liza Piccoli, Nicholas Prior, Courtney Riedman, Sebastian Sorensen, Maddie Stuart and Jacob Thomas.

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

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