Last week, Interim Provost Mike Licari took the ALS ice bucket challenge (video available at https://www.facebook.com/universityofnortherniowa). He challenged us, as leaders of the faculty, to do it next. We've accepted the challenge, and, like Mike, we do so in memory of Cliff Chancey, our friend and colleague who died of ALS nearly a year ago.
Rather than issuing more ice bucket challenges, we're challenging each of you to donate to the UNI Faculty Fund at the Iowa ALS Association. The money will stay in Iowa and will be used to provide services and support to patients and their families, including in-home care, communication devices for patients who have lost the ability to speak, a loan closet for medical equipment, and support groups and training sessions around the state.
University of Northern Iowa Faculty Senate Resolution in Honor of C. Clifton "Cl
WHEREAS, after being diagnosed with Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis in August 2013, Dr. C. Clifton "Cliff" Chancey III died on October 19, 2013; and
WHEREAS, Dr. Chancey served as Professor and Head of the Department of Physics from 2001 until his diagnosis; and
WHEREAS, Dr. Chancey was an internationally recognized scholar of theoretical physics who published numerous journal articles as well as the co-authored book The Jahn-Teller Effect in C60 and Other Icosahedral Complexes, and who served with distinction in numerous professional organizations; and
WHEREAS, Dr. Chancey helped to establish the Department of Physics as a national leader in physics education; led the renovation of Begeman Hall, resulting in one of the finest physics facilities at any comprehensive university; catalyzed the growth of cross-disciplinary nanoscience education and research at UNI; and promoted undergraduate research as the founding editor of the American Journal of Undergraduate Research; and
WHEREAS, Dr. Chancey was a dedicated teacher and mentor to UNI's students; and
WHEREAS, Dr. Chancey's service to UNI was substantial and included such important responsibilities as chairing United Way fundraising efforts, chairing the NCAA Re-accreditation Committee and serving on a Presidential Search and Screening Committee; and
WHEREAS, faculty members across a variety of academic disciplines held in high esteem the breadth of Dr. Chancey's intellectual interests, benefitted from his mentoring, support and friendship, and admired his humility and cheerful demeanor;
THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED, that, on behalf of the Faculty of the University of Northern Iowa, the Faculty Senate endorses this formal appreciation of Dr. Chancey's numerous contributions to the University; and
BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED, that the Faculty Senate, on behalf of the Faculty, expresses profound sadness at the loss of a remarkable and distinguished colleague and sincere condolences to Dr. Chancey's loved ones.
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