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Faculty/Staff Awards

The call for the 2024 Faculty/Staff Award is closed.

2024-25 Award Winner: Jennifer Ripley Stueckle, Teaching Professor of Biology. Title: A rainbow’s fantastic fins. More info to come!

WVU Art in the Libraries’ Faculty/Staff Exhibit Awards

As part of its mission, The Art in the Libraries Committee seeks to highlight the art and scholarship of WVU faculty and staff. With the Faculty/Staff Exhibits Award, Art in the Libraries committee invites current WVU faculty/staff to submit ideas for consideration for an exhibit to visually showcase their scholarship in new and experimental ways. These can present a visual evolution of their work, visualize their research and influences, or answer a research question. Faculty/staff proposals should be based on academic or creative research and lend themselves to visual interpretation with Library consultation. 

Goals of these awards are to: 

  • provide a multidisciplinary platform for deeper learning.

  • foster intellectual discourse and discussion.

  • demonstrate the breadth of WVU's creative and innovative activity.

Faculty/Staff Exhibition Award

Exhibit Location: Downtown Campus Library, Room 1020
Duration: 1 semester
Programs: Awardee can give a public lecture, program or demonstration.
Award: $1,000 as professional development funds*

Eligibility: All West Virginia University faculty or staff 

Deadline for submission: Dec. 31, 2023.

Download, fill out, copy/paste abbreviated CV and save as PDF Lastname_Firstname_Facultyexhibitproposal.pdf, and email to Subject line: Faculty exhibit award proposal. Proposal form here.

*Awards includes help with design, installation, promotion, and coordination of a public program, offering an opportunity for exposure.

Winners will be selected by the Art in the Libraries Committee. Selection will be based on applications that best meet the award's goals listed above. Proposals with most complete vision or clearest plan will be given the strongest preference.

Applicants may contact Sally Brown, for a tour and/or consultation before applying.

Past Winners:

2018 Faculty/Staff Winner: Jaime Banks & Nick Bowman: Avatars and their Players: From Object to Other.

2019 Faculty/Staff  Winner: Lara Farina: Big Green Data: Herbals, Science and Art.

2020 Faculty/Staff  Winner: Nancy Caronia: Dime Novels: Racialization and Erasure.

2022 Faculty/Staff Winner: Colleen Moretz: Sustainable Fashion Design Exploration: Transformation to Zero-Waste. 

2023 Faculty/Staff Winner: Yong- Lak Park, Professor of Entomology: Insect Origami: Creative Arts Meets Biological and Physiological Sciences