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Faculty and staff to be honored at Sept. 28 University of Iowa convocation
IOWA CITY, Iowa -- Awards for faculty and staff excellence in teaching,
research and service will highlight the annual University Convocation Monday,
Sept. 28 at the University of Iowa. The 7:30 p.m. event will be held in
Macbride Auditorium, allowing the UI to showcase that newly remodeled facility.
The convocation will be followed by a reception in Iowa Hall of the UI
Museum of Natural History.
The convocation also features an annual address by UI President Mary
Sue Coleman, whose talk is titled "Crossing Borders." Coleman
will also announce the recipient of a new award, the President's Award
for Technology Innovation, which recognizes the most creative use of technology
in teaching in the past year.
Edward Wasserman, Stuit Professor of Experimental Psychology and past
president of the UI Faculty Senate, will provide opening remarks. E. Diane
Anderson, president of the UI Staff Council, will give the closing remarks.
Provost Jon Whitmore will present the faculty awards, assisted by the
deans of the colleges and Wasserman. Staff awards will be presented by
Douglas K. True, vice president for finance and university services; and
Robert Foldesi, associate vice president and director of human resources.
Awards include those for staff excellence, collegiate teaching, faculty
scholarships, distinguished professorships, Regents Awards for Faculty
Excellence and Staff Excellence, and the Michael J. Brody Awards for Faculty
Excellence in Service.
The convocation will be preceded by a musical performance UI students
Amy Boland, flute; Michelle Fox, clarinet; Megan McKillip, clarinet; and
Krista Van de Velde, bassoon.
Members of the Convocation Committee are John Folkins, associate provost;
Mary New, executive assistant to the Vice President for University Relations;
Kim Painter, assistant registrar, and staff members Debra Ann Borgstahl,
Wendy Brown, and Sandy Most.