May 4, 2012 4:10PM
Updated: June 7, 2012 8:06AM
Student artist awarded
U.S. Representative Judy Biggert, R-Clarendon Hills, announced the names of area high school students whose artwork was selected as the winning entries in the 2012 An Artistic Discovery Congressional Art Competition.
Third place went to Jake Runnion, a student at Plainfield East High School, for his piece entitled, “The Greatest Everyday,” which will be displayed in Biggert’s Willowbrook office.
Emeritus status conferred
JOLIET — Two long-tenured University of St. Francis professors were given the designation of professor emeritus during commencement May 5 in the Pat Sullivan Recreation Center.
Professor of chemistry Salim Diab and professor of English Randolph Chilton are retiring after 33 and 32 years respectively and were honored with emeritus status.
“Diab and Chilton have made indelible marks on USF,” President Michael Vinciguerra said.
Diab, of Crest Hill, has twice received the university’s Excellence in Teaching Award, presented at the Oxford Round Table Conference on Global Warming, assisted in the development of a community-based recycling program in his hometown of Nazareth and aided faculty at the University of San Francisco Xavier in Bolivia in developing a research program on green organic synthesis.
Chilton, a Joliet resident, began teaching at USF in 1980 after serving in the U.S. Coast Guard and completing advanced degrees in modern British and American literature.
Easter Seals accredited
JOLIET — CARF International announced that Easter Seals Joliet Region Inc. has been accredited for a period of three years.
The latest accreditation is one more in a long history of a three-year accreditation that the international accrediting body, CARF, has awarded to Easter Seals Joliet Region.
For information about Easter Seals Joliet, call 815-725-2194 or visit www.joliet.easterseals.com.