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UI journalism school awards scholarships

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IOWA CITY, Iowa -- The University of Iowa School of Journalism and Mass Communication awarded nearly $80,000 in scholarships at its Fourth Estate Awards Banquet Friday, April 18.

Some 55 undergraduate majors and eight graduate students received scholarships.

The School's chapter of the Society of Professional Journalists chose Duane Nollen, B.A. '96, from Mediapolis, Iowa as outstanding graduate of the year. The Society also chose UI Professor Joe Ascroft for the School's Outstanding Faculty Award.

The awards ceremony included a speech by 1997 Pulitzer-Prize winner Michael Gartner. Carol McKay, photo editor at U.S. News & World Report, was inducted as the 51st member of the School's Hall of Fame.

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IOWA

ALLISON:

Brandy Busse, B.A. '96, James F. Fox Scholarship ($500).

The prize is awarded to a journalism major who has been active in the campus chapter of the Public Relations Student Society of America, plans a career in public relations and has a GPA of at least 3.0 in journalism and mass communication courses. Fox, a 1940 graduate of the School, established the scholarship. Now retired, he is considered one of the world's leading public relations practitioners and was inducted into the School's Hall of Fame in 1971.

Brandy Busse, senior, G. Tauchner Reporting Scholarship for Interpretation of Health Science ($200).

Tauchner was assistant director of the UI Health Center News. His parents established this scholarship upon his death in 1986. It honors a student for a news or feature story interpreting a health-related research finding by a UI faculty member.

AMANA:

Shelley Oehler, senior, Laurence Fairall Scholarships in Journalism ($4,000).

The Fairall Scholarships are awarded to persons who were born and raised in Iowa, intend to pursue careers in newspaper or magazine writing or editing and have a minimum cumulative grade point average of 3.00.

Shelley Oehler, senior, John F. Murray Scholarships in Journalism ($200).

The prize is awarded to undergraduate majors and graduate students who show promise of successful careers in journalism and demonstrate quality of character, personality, academic achievement and extracurricular activity. Murray rose to fame as an ad man for the Wrigley Chewing Gum Company and went on to form the Wyeth Chemical Company, which absorbed a dozen other drug companies and became the American Home Products Company. The scholarships were created under the will of his widow, Bessie Dutton Murray.

Shelley Oehler, senior, initiated into the Leslie G. Moeller campus chapter of Kappa Tau Alpha, the national society honoring scholarship in journalism.

BELLE PLAINE:

Charles Blount, junior, William S. Maulsby Memorial Scholarship ($500).

UI Professor William Maulsby's granddaughter, Susan Redfern established the prize in 1993. It is given to a journalism major who plans to teach high school journalism, has a 2.7 or above grade point average and has financial need. Preference is given to a senior in the Teacher Education Program. Beginning in 1919, Maulsby was the first person to teach journalism courses exclusively at the UI.

BETTENDORF:

Julie Hall, senior, James W. Blackburn Scholarship ($1,000).

The prize is awarded to a junior or senior journalism major, based on character and personality, the nature and quality of extracurricular activities and potential for a successful journalism career. Blackburn, who died in 1981, was a UI alumnus and founder of the media brokerage firm Blackburn and Company. In 1991 he was one of 60 men and women elected to the Broadcasting Magazine Hall of Fame for lifetime contributions to the "Fifth Estate."

CARLISLE:

Mathew Snyder, junior, initiated into the Leslie G. Moeller campus chapter of Kappa Tau Alpha, the national society honoring scholarship in journalism.

CEDAR FALLS:

Matthew Ericson, senior, John F. Murray Scholarships in Journalism ($500).

The prize is awarded to undergraduate majors and graduate students who show promise of successful careers in journalism and who demonstrate quality of character, personality, academic achievement, and extracurricular activity. Murray rose to fame as an ad man for the Wrigley Chewing Gum Company and went on to form the Wyeth Chemical Company, which absorbed a dozen other drug companies and became the American Home Products Company. The scholarships were created under the will of his widow, Bessie Dutton Murray.

CEDAR RAPIDS:

Tricia Musel, senior, Alan Waxenberg Scholarship ($1,000).

Preference for this award is given to a master's professional female student interested in a career in the magazine field. Waxenberg's family and friends established the award in honor of his 60th birthday. A 1956 graduate, he is editor of Good Housekeeping magazine.

Dale Serbousek, senior, The Gazette Company Scholarship ($1,000).

Initiated in 1991 by Gazette Company President Joe Hladky III, the award is given to a needy and deserving junior or senior journalism student who wishes to pursue a journalism career in Iowa.

Jason Snell, senior, John F. Murray Scholarships in Journalism ($200).

The prize is awarded to undergraduate majors and graduate students who show promise of successful careers in journalism and who demonstrate quality of character, personality, academic achievement, and extracurricular activity. Murray rose to fame as an ad man for the Wrigley Chewing Gum Company, and went on to form the Wyeth Chemical Company, which absorbed a dozen other drug companies and became the American Home Products Company. The scholarships were created under the will of his widow, Bessie Dutton Murray.

Jason Snell, senior, Charles H. Weller Scholarship ($200).

The prize is awarded to a journalism student for excellence in graphic arts. The award was established in honor of Charles H. Weller, who served as the first director of the UI School of Journalism from 1924-1927.

Jason Snell, senior, initiated into the Leslie G. Moeller campus chapter of Kappa Tau Alpha, the national society honoring scholarship in journalism.

Matt Visek, junior, John F. Murray Scholarships in Journalism ($200).

The prize is awarded to undergraduate majors and graduate students who show promise of successful careers in journalism and who demonstrate quality of character, personality, academic achievement, and extracurricular activity. Murray rose to fame as an ad man for the Wrigley Chewing Gum Company, and went on to form the Wyeth Chemical Company, which absorbed a dozen other drug companies and became the American Home Products Company. The scholarships were created under the will of his widow, Bessie Dutton Murray.

Matt Visek, junior, Jerry Parker Feature Writing Scholarship ($500).

This award is made to a junior journalism major who demonstrates outstanding achievement in feature writing, extracurricular feature writing and overall academic excellence. Parker graduated from Iowa in 1961 and was a talented reporter and feature writer for Newsday at the time of his death in 1985.

Matt Visek, junior, initiated into the Leslie G. Moeller campus chapter of Kappa Tau Alpha, the national society honoring scholarship in journalism.

DAVENPORT:

Stephan Ilten, junior, Harry S. Bunker Memorial Scholarship ($2,000).

The prize is awarded to a junior who shows aptitude, interest and potential for a successful newspaper career, based on scholarship, personality, character and extracurricular activities. Bunker was a former president of Speidel Newspapers, and the scholarship was established following his death in 1966.

Stephan Ilten, junior, initiated into the Leslie G. Moeller campus chapter of Kappa Tau Alpha, the national society honoring scholarship in journalism.

Matthew Meyer, senior, Jim Zabel Scholarship ($1,500).

The prize is awarded to a junior or senior who demonstrates professional promise and academic excellence and who is planning a career in broadcast journalism. The award was established in honor of Jim Zabel, sports director of WHO radio in Des Moines and a 1944 UI alumnus.

Michael Triplett, junior, Harry S. Bunker Memorial Scholarship ($2,000).

The prize is awarded to a junior who shows aptitude, interest and potential for a successful newspaper career, based on scholarship, personality, character and extracurricular activities. Bunker was a former president of Speidel Newspapers, and the scholarship was established following his death in 1966.

DES MOINES:

Marc T. Beltrame, of 1115 Caulder Ave. senior, initiated into the Leslie G. Moeller campus chapter of Kappa Tau Alpha, the national society honoring scholarship in journalism.

Nicholas Slinde, of 1556 NW 107th Street, senior, initiated into the Leslie G. Moeller campus chapter of Kappa Tau Alpha, the national society honoring scholarship in journalism.

DEWITT:

Greyson Purcell, junior, Laurence Fairall Scholarships in Journalism ($4,000).

These scholarships are awarded to persons who were born and raised in Iowa, intend to make active careers in newspaper or magazine writing or editing and have a minimum cumulative grade point average of 3.00.

DUBUQUE:

Brad Stecklein, junior, initiated into the Leslie G. Moeller campus chapter of Kappa Tau Alpha, the national society honoring scholarship in journalism.

Edward Walz, junior, initiated into the Leslie G. Moeller campus chapter of Kappa Tau Alpha, the national society honoring scholarship in journalism.

FONTANELLE

Molly Brown, senior, Judy Klemesrud Writing Scholarship ($1,000).

The prize is awarded to an undergraduate student who is interested in women's issues and social change, displays great promise in the ability to write about these issues and maintains a 2.75 grade point average or higher. Klemesrud was a 1961 graduate of the School and a reporter for the New York Times. Family, friends and colleagues established this scholarship upon her death in 1985.

Molly Brown, senior, initiated into the Leslie G. Moeller campus chapter of Kappa Tau Alpha, the national society honoring scholarship in journalism.

GRUNDY CENTER:

Gordon McCord, senior, A.W. Lee Scholarships ($2,500).

The prize is awarded to juniors, seniors and/or master's professional students who show academic achievement, demonstrated competence, participation in extracurricular activities and potential for a successful career . The School awards one award in each of four areas; newspaper, editorial page/commentary, broadcast or electronic journalism, and advertising or public relations. McCord received the award in the area of editorial page/commentary. Lee, who founded what was to become the Lee Enterprises, Inc., was owner and operator of newspapers and radio and television stations in nine states.

IOWA CITY/CORALVILLE:

Kathleen Adams,- M.A. Professional student, A.W. Lee Scholarships ($2,500).

The prize is awarded to juniors, seniors and/or master's professional students who demonstrate academic achievement, competence, participation in extracurricular activities and potential for a successful career. The School awards one award in each of four areas; newspaper, editorial page/commentary, broadcast or electronic journalism and advertising or public relations. Adams received the award in the area of broadcast journalism. Lee, who founded what was to become the Lee Enterprises, Inc., was owner and operator of newspapers and radio and television stations in nine states.

Diana Beeson, Ph.D. candidate, John F. Murray Outstanding Doctoral Student - Teaching ($500).

The prize is awarded to a senior doctoral student selected by the School's graduate faculty for outstanding contributions to teaching.

Ralph Beliveau, Ph.D. candidate, Carl J. Nelson Memorial Research Scholarship ($250). The prize is awarded to the editor of the Journal of Communication Inquiry for contributions in support of mass communication scholarship. Nelson, a 1931 UI graduate, headed the Chicago-based media research firm Carl Nelson Research, Inc. for many years. He died in 1966.

Adam Harris, senior, Frank Luther Mott Undergraduate Scholarship ($750).

The prize is awarded to a junior or senior in the magazine and newspaper reporting discipline. Special emphasis is given to honesty in reporting, investigative ability, purity of writing and absence of news editorializing.

Sara Kennedy, junior, Harry S. Bunker Memorial Scholarship ($2,000).

The prize is awarded to a junior who shows aptitude, interest and potential for a successful newspaper career, based on scholarship, personality, character and extracurricular activities. Bunker was a former president of Speidel Newspapers, and the scholarship was established in his name following his death in 1966.

Catherine Marston, Ph.D. candidate, initiated into the Leslie G. Moeller campus chapter of Kappa Tau Alpha, the national society honoring scholarship in journalism.

Linda Meyer McTaggart, M.A. Professional student, initiated into the Leslie G. Moeller campus chapter of Kappa Tau Alpha, the national society honoring scholarship in journalism.

Willene Owens, junior, Laurence Fairall Scholarships in Journalism ($4,000).

These scholarships are awarded to persons who were born and raised in Iowa, intend to pursue careers in newspaper or magazine writing or editing and have a minimum cumulative grade point average of 3.00.

Willene Owens, junior, initiated into the Leslie G. Moeller campus chapter of Kappa Tau Alpha, the national society honoring scholarship in journalism.

Scott Scholten, senior, John F. Murray Scholarships in Journalism ($200).

The prize is awarded to undergraduate majors and graduate students who show promise of successful careers in journalism and demonstrate quality of character, personality, academic achievement and extracurricular activity. Murray rose to fame as an ad man for the Wrigley Chewing Gum Company. He went on to form the Wyeth Chemical Company, which absorbed a dozen other drug companies and became the American Home Products Company. The scholarships were created under the will of his widow, Bessie Dutton Murray.

Melvin Shaw, M.A. Professional, Bruce A. Harrison Memorial Scholarship ($750).

The prize is awarded to a deserving and needy journalism major or master's degree student. Harrison received a master's degree in journalism in 1967. Family and friends established the scholarship in his memory following his death in 1994.

Rhonda Shouse, senior, Liechty Scholarship in Journalism ($1,200).

The prize is awarded to a deserving and needy journalism junior or senior. Eligible students must be enrolled full-time and demonstrate sound academic ability and a desire to pursue a journalism career. Ailene Liechty established the award in 1995 in memory of her husband, E. Jack Liechty.

Gayane Torossian, M.A. Professional student, Ruth and Morris Zweiban Memorial Scholarship ($300).

This prize is awarded to a foreign student in the master's professional program. The Zweibans were Eastern European immigrants who came to the United States in the 1920s. Neither had the resources to gain a higher education, although ultimately they attained the means to help their own children, grandchildren, great-grandchildren and, now, students in the School. Ruth Zweiban passed away in 1986 and Morris Zweiban in 1991.

Gayane Torossian, M.A. Professional student, initiated into the Leslie G. Moeller campus chapter of the Kappa Tau Alpha, the national society honoring scholarship in journalism.

IOWA FALLS:

Traci Howard, senior, Gordon B. Strayer Scholarship ($250).

The recipient must be an undergraduate journalism major who has demonstrated leadership in the campus chapter of the Public Relations Student Society of America and achieved academic excellence. Strayer, who received a master's degree from the UI in 1951, worked for the UI's University Relations department for more than 40 years. A national leader in public relations, he retired in 1991.

KEOKUK:

Prasanti Kantamneni, senior, Luther A. Brewer Key ($300).

This award includes an engraved key, which is given to an outstanding senior showing promise of future success. The award has been given continuously since the School was established in 1924. It was first offered by Luther A. Brewer, one of the first journalism teachers at the UI.

Prasanti Kantamneni, senior, Jess Gorkin Magazine Scholarship ($1,000).

The prize is awarded to a junior or senior journalism major who shows potential for a successful career in the magazine field. Gorkin, a 1936 graduate of the School, was editor of Parade magazine and a magazine consultant.

Prasanti Kantamneni, senior, John Hamilton Johnson Memorial Prize in Journalism ($50).

Prasanti Kantamneni, senior, Howard A. Schumacher Scholarship ($300).

The prize is awarded to the outstanding senior on the basis of leadership, academic performance and promise of success in journalism. Schumacher, a 1931 UI graduate, was a well-known executive and management consultant who died in 1975. The award is given along with the Luther A. Brewer Key to an outstanding senior who shows promise of future professional success in journalism.

Prasanti Kantamneni, senior, initiated into the Leslie G. Moeller campus chapter of Kappa Tau Alpha, the national society honoring scholarship in journalism.

MARENGO:

Josh Hunt, senior, Westbrook Pegler Scholarship ($500).

The prize is awarded to a journalism major who has demonstrated an interest in and awareness of the responsibility and power of the press. Pegler, though not a UI graduate, was a widely-known newspaper columnist and Pulitzer-Prize winning journalist. His papers and copies of his books are housed at the Herbert Hoover Presidential Library in West Branch. He died in 1964.

MASON CITY:

Holly Reinhardt, senior, Ruth Baty and Maurice Barnett Jones Scholarship ($1,000).

The prize is awarded to a female journalism senior on the basis of academic performance and a demonstrated interest in the development of human understanding and human rights. Maurice Barnett Jones was a longtime publisher of the Cresco Times-Plain Dealer and endowed this scholarship for his spouse, Ruth, a newspaperwoman known for her editorials and newswriting.

MEDIAPOLIS:

Duane Nollen, B.A. '96, John F. Kennedy Truth-in-Journalism Scholarship ($500).

The prize is awarded to a student majoring in journalism who has achieved distinction in interpretive or investigative reporting. Roy Bazire, a 1939 graduate of the School, established the award in 1964.

Duane Nollen, B.A. '96, Society of Professional Journalists - Outstanding Graduate.

The prize is awarded to the outstanding journalism graduate who has displayed character, scholarship and competence to perform journalistic tasks. Members of the Richard Johns Chapter of the Society of Professional Journalists (SPJ) select the recipients, who must be SPJ members.

MUSCATINE:

Heidi M. Hoag, junior, initiated into the Leslie G. Moeller campus chapter of Kappa Tau Alpha, the national society honoring scholarship in journalism.

OELWEIN:

Stephanie Wilbur, senior, Dorothy Pownall Scholarship ($2,000).

The prize is awarded to a female senior who has shown potential as a journalist of high competence. The award was established in 1977 to honor Pownall, a newspaper reporter and freelance writer. She was the wife of Fred Pownall, who for many years was associated with the School and the UI student newspaper, The Daily Iowan.

SERGEANT BLUFF:

Maria Hickey, senior, initiated into the Leslie G. Moeller campus chapter of Kappa Tau Alpha, the national society honoring scholarship in journalism.

WEST DES MOINES:

Patrick Keller, junior, Laurence Fairall Scholarships in Journalism ($4,000).

These scholarships are awarded to persons who were born and raised in Iowa, intend to make active careers in newspaper or magazine writing or editing and have a minimum cumulative grade point average of 3.00.

FLORIDA

LAKELAND:

Janella Newsome, M.A. Professional, The Gazette Foundation Minority Journalism Scholarship ($1,000).

The prize is awarded to a minority journalism major planning a career in print or broadcast journalism.

ILLINOIS

ARLINGTON HEIGHTS:

Jill Bennett, senior, Jim Zabel Scholarship ($1,500). The prize is awarded to a junior or senior who demonstrates professional promise and academic excellence and is planning a career in broadcast journalism. The award was established in honor of Jim Zabel, sports director of WHO radio in Des Moines and a 1944 J-MC School alumnus.

BATAVIA:

Sara Voreis, senior, Frank Luther Mott Undergraduate Scholarship ($750).

The prize is awarded to a junior or senior in the magazine and newspaper reporting discipline at the School. Special emphasis is given to honesty in reporting, investigative ability, purity of writing, and absence of news editorializing.

Sara Voreis, senior, Jacob E. Reizenstein Scholarship ($200).

The prize is awarded to an undergraduate journalism student who demonstrates outstanding enterprise and capability in news-gathering and news writing. Reizenstein was a reporter, city editor, and contributing editor for the Iowa City Press-Citizen for many years. His writing appeared in Iowa City newspapers over eight decades, beginning in 1880 when he was 11 years old.

Sara Voreis, senior, initiated into the Leslie G. Moeller campus chapter of Kappa Tau Alpha, the national society honoring scholarship in journalism.

CRETE:

Tracy Patrizi, junior, John F. Murray Scholarships in Journalism ($200).

The prize is awarded to undergraduate majors and graduate students who show promise of successful careers in journalism and who demonstrate quality of character, personality, academic achievement and extracurricular activity. Murray rose to fame as an ad man for the Wrigley Chewing Gum Company, and went on to form the Wyeth Chemical Company, which absorbed a dozen other drug companies and became the American Home Products Company. The scholarships were created under the will of his widow, Bessie Dutton Murray.

DEKALB:

Ann Haggerty, B.A. '96, A.W. Lee Scholarships ($2,500).

The prize is awarded to juniors, seniors, and/or master's professional students majoring in journalism who show potential for a successful career, academic achievement, demonstrated competence and participation in extracurricular activities. The School awards one prize in each of four areas; newspaper, editorial page and/or commentary, broadcast or electronic journalism, and advertising or public relations. Haggerty received the award in the area of newspaper journalism. Lee, who founded what was to become the Lee Enterprises, Inc., owned and operated newspapers and radio and television stations in nine states.

ELGIN:

Tracy Bushman, junior, Leon Barnes Community Journalism Scholarship ($200).

The prize is awarded to a junior committed to a career in community and news and editorial journalism. Barnes was publisher of the Northwood (IA) Anchor for 30 years.

HOFFMAN ESTATES:

Peter Thompson, sophomore, Cedar Rapids Gazette Photo Scholarship ($500).

This award, sponsored by the Gazette since 1950, is made to a Daily Iowan photographer whose work is regarded as the best pictorial journalism published in The Daily Iowan during the academic year. The Daily Iowan is the UI student newspaper.

MAYWOOD:

James McCurtis, B.A. '96, The Gazette Company Scholarship ($1,000).

Initiated in 1991 by Gazette Company President Joe Hladky III, this award is made to a needy and deserving junior or senior student in journalism who wishes to pursue a journalism career in Iowa.

LA GRANGE:

David Lee, B.A. '96, Fred Pownall Scholarship ($2,000).

The prize is awarded to a male senior who has shown great potential as a journalist of high competence. Pownall, a former faculty member of the School of Journalism, became publisher of student publications at the UI in 1935 and held that position for some 20 years. Students and friends of Pownal established the award in 1976.

NORMAL:

Claire Craig, B.A. '96, Ruth Baty and Maurice Barnett Jones Scholarship ($1,000).

The prize is awarded to a female senior in journalism. It is based on academic performance and a demonstrated interest in the development of human understanding and human rights. Maurice Barnett Jones was a longtime publisher of the Cresco Times-Plain Dealer and endowed this scholarship for his spouse, Ruth, a newspaperwoman known for her editorials and her newswriting.

ROCKFORD:

Rima Vesely, senior, Jess Gorkin Magazine Scholarship ($1,000).

The prize is awarded to a junior or senior in journalism who shows potential for a successful career in the magazine field. Gorkin, a 1936 graduate of the School, was editor of Parade magazine and a magazine consultant.

SHOREWOOD:

Patricia Harris, senior, W. Earl Hall and Reeves E. Hall Scholarship ($1500).

The prize is awarded to journalism majors who have achieved distinction during the academic year in editorial or interpretive newswriting. W. Earl Hall was editor of the Mason City Globe-Gazette, and Reeves Hall was associated with the Manchester Publishing Company.

WHEATON:

Carie Sadkowski, senior, Dorothy Rubenstein Journalism Award ($1,000).

The prize is awarded to a worthy journalism student, preferably a resident of Iowa. Rubenstein, a 1932 graduate of the School, established the award in 1996.

WILMETTE:

Catherine McGinley, junior, John F. Murray Scholarships in Journalism ($200).

The prize is awarded to undergraduate majors and graduate students who show promise of successful careers in journalism and who demonstrate quality of character, personality, academic achievement and extracurricular activity. Murray rose to fame as an ad man for the Wrigley Chewing Gum Company, and went on to form the Wyeth Chemical Company, which absorbed a dozen other drug companies and became the American Home Products Company. The scholarships were created under the will of his widow, Bessie Dutton Murray.

MAINE

OGUNQUIT:

Mia Conslavo, Ph.D. candidate, initiated into the Leslie G. Moeller campus chapter of Kappa Tau Alpha, the national society honoring scholarship in journalism.

MICHIGAN

COMMERCE TOWNSHIP:

Melanie Mesaros, junior, Philip D. Adler Journalist Scholarship ($2,000).

The prize is awarded to a junior journalism major who shows the greatest potential for leadership and editorial achievement in newspaper or broadcast journalism. The Lee Foundation endowed the award to honor Philip D. Adler, a 1926 graduate of the School and longtime president of Lee Enterprises. Adler also was publisher of the Davenport Times-Democrat.

MINNESOTA

EDINA:

Anne Zumwalde, senior, J.Y. Bryan Prize ($500).

The prize is awarded to an undergraduate or graduate journalism major on the basis of meritorious and published work in the field of investigative reporting or interpretive photography. Bryan, who graduated from the UI in 1940, died in 1988.

Bridget Salmi, senior, John F. Murray Scholarships in Journalism ($200).

The prize is awarded to undergraduate majors and graduate students who show promise of successful careers in journalism and who demonstrate quality of character, personality, academic achievement and extracurricular activity. Murray rose to fame as an ad man for the Wrigley Chewing Gum Company, and went on to form the Wyeth Chemical Company, which absorbed a dozen other drug companies and became the American Home Products Company. The scholarships were created under the will of his widow, Bessie Dutton Murray.

Nicole Hoch, B.A. '96, Conger Reynolds Achievement Scholarship ($300).

The prize is awarded to a journalism major who has made outstanding contributions in public relations. Reynolds, who taught some of the early journalism courses at the UI, was public relations director for the Standard Oil Company of Indiana for 26 years. A number of his friends established this fund in his honor.

MISSOURI

ST. LOUIS:

David Schwartz, senior, Philip D. Adler Daily Iowan Scholarship ($1,000).

The prize is awarded to the outstanding Daily Iowan staffer who has worked at the newspaper for at least three months prior to the scholarship application, and who shows promise for a career in journalism. Adler, who was editor of the newspaper in 1925 and graduated from the School in 1926, established the award. The scholarship is funded by the the Daily Iowan, the UI student newspaper.

NEBRASKA

OMAHA:

Peggy Kozal, junior, Mark Westerbeck Memorial Scholarship ($1,000).

The prize is awarded to a journalism student who demonstrates ability in investigative journalism, magazine writing and editing. Westerbeck, who graduated from the School in 1975, worked as a newspaper reporter. At the time of his death in 1988 at the age of 35, he was a highly successful trade publications editor. The award was established by his friends and is supported by his parents.

NEW JERSEY

MADISON:

Robert Kalwinsky, Ph.D. candidate, initiated into the Leslie G. Moeller campus chapter of Kappa Tau Alpha, the national society honoring scholarship in journalism.

PENNSYLVANIA

LEWISTOWN:

Kevin Moist, Ph.D. candidate, initiated into the Leslie G. Moeller campus chapter of Kappa Tau Alpha, the national society honoring scholarship in journalism.

SOUTH DAKOTA

WAKONDA:

Riva Sharples, M.A. Professional student, initiated into the Leslie G. Moeller campus chapter of Kappa Tau Alpha, the national society honoring scholarship in journalism.

WISCONSIN

BROOKFIELD:

Jason Greves, senior, Dorothy Wilson Moeller Writing Scholarship ($1,500).

This award is given annually to a graduating senior who plans to pursue a career in the field of mass communication, and who has demonstrated outstanding sensitivity to language and skill in its use in the mass media. Moeller's daughter and son, Margaret Nelson and Dr. Kent Moeller, established the award in 1992 to honor her 90th birthday and commitment to the art and craft of writing.

Jason Greves, senior, initiated into the Leslie G. Moeller campus chapter of Kappa Tau Alpha, the national society honoring scholarship in journalism.

WAUWATOSA:

Evelyn Lauer, junior, Harry S. Bunker Memorial Scholarship ($2,000).

The prize is awarded to a junior who shows aptitude, interest and potential for a successful newspaper career, based on scholarship, personality, character and extracurricular activities. Bunker was a former president of Speidel Newspapers, and the scholarship was established in his name following his death in 1966.

Evelyn Lauer, junior, Iowa Press Women Scholarship ($500).

The prize is awarded to a female journalism junior who is planning to pursue a career in print or broadcast journalism. The recipient also must be in the upper half of her class and have financial need. The scholarship rotates among the three journalism schools in Iowa.

COSTA RICA

HEREDIA:

Luis Rivera-Perez, Ph.D. candidate, John F. Murray Outstanding Doctoral Student - Research ($500).

The School's graduate faculty award this prize to a senior doctoral student for significant achievement in research activities.

MALAYSIA

Yeng-Yeng Yeong, junior, initiated into the Leslie G. Moeller campus chapter of Kappa Tau Alpha, the national society honoring scholarship in journalism.

REPUBLIC OF SINGAPORE

Boon-Ngee Toh, junior, initiated into the Leslie G. Moeller campus chapter of Kappa Tau Alpha, the national society honoring scholarship in journalism.

4/21/97