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University Distinguished Service Award
University Distinguished Service Award is the
highest non-faculty award given by the University.
It is designed to acknowledge the demonstrated outstanding contributions
by staff to the work of the University.
This award is intended to encourage professional development and improve morale
by honoring sustained contributions made by selected individuals.
This award's criteria are based on significant contributions over a period of time
and this award is not typically given for a single contribution.
University Distinguished Service Award recipient
Bone Student Center
Illinois State University
Illinois State University President, Timothy Flanagan presented Veda Rives with the
University Distinguished Service Award plaque
during Founder's Day Convocation
February 20, 2014
Rives, Associate Director of Normal
Workshop in the School of Art, College of Fine
Arts, received the University Distinguished
Service Award for her professional,
personal and individual work contributions which
exemplify uncommon achievement and demonstrated
service to Illinois State University since 1994.
The Distinguished Service Award is designed to
acknowledge the demonstrated outstanding
contributions by Administrative / Professional
(A/P) staff to the work of the University. This
award is the highest non-faculty award given by
the University and was presented during the
Founders Day Convocation on February 20,
2014. Ms. Rives' contributions to the
University and community focus on her expertise
in printmaking and visual arts.
Normal Editions Workshop (NEW), the print research facility and outreach program in the School of Art, provides professional print services for artists throughout the United States, intern experiences for advanced printmaking students, and cultural enrichment to wide audiences through exhibition of the art created via collaboration. Ms. Rives' professional contributions and achievements as Associate Director of NEW include more than 125 collaborative print projects with over 50 artists, numerous exhibitions from the NEW archive, catalog and book publications including an extensive retrospective celebrating 30 years of NEW, serving as printmaking alumni outreach coordinator, co-principal investigator on numerous grants bringing over $70,000 in external support to NEW, webpage developer, and supervising students. Service to the College includes the College Council (Dean Evaluation, Budget & Planning, and By-Laws review/revision sub-committees), Computer Advisory Committee, and a New Building Complex Subcommittee.
Ms Rives' maintains an active artist’s studio, with an emphasis in lithography, letterpress, handmade paper, and book arts. Her art has been exhibited nationally and internationally and included in many juried shows and collections such as group exhibitions Amateras Annual Paper Art Exhibition 2010 (Honorable Mention) Sophia, Bulgaria; Books Beyond Words-Evolution, East Gippsland, Bairnsdale, Victoria Australia; In Between: International Paper Art Exhibition 2011, Hanegev Museum, Be’er Sheva, Israel and collections including Hanji Theme Park, Wonju, South Korea, permanent exhibition of International Paper Art and Artists' Books Archive, Milano, Italy.
In addition, Ms. Rives actively contributes to her community serving as an advisor for student and youth organizations, Secretary/Treasurer and webmaster for the Illinois Higher Education Art Association, and is a member of the Loyalty Circle at Illinois State University.
Normal Editions Workshop, 5620 School of Art, Illinois State University, Normal, IL 61990-5620 email@example.com 309-438-7530