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Release: May 1, 2002

Antczak wins distinguished service award from Iowa Communication Association

Fred Antczak, professor of rhetoric and associate dean for undergraduate education in the University of Iowa College of Liberal Arts and Sciences, has won a Citation Award from the Iowa Communication Association. The award is given each year to a recipient who has consistently demonstrated exceptional service to education in the communication and/or theatre arts in Iowa over an extended period of time. It is the association's highest award.

Antczak, who will receive his award at the association's annual conference in September, is the fifth UI recipient of the Citation Award since its inception in 1973. Past UI winners include Hugh F. Seabury (1973, 1986), Bob Kemp (1979), Douglas M. Trank (1990), and Samuel Becker (1993).

"I am honored to join my distinguished colleagues at the university and statewide who have won this award," Antczak said. "In addition to our work with national and international colleagues, another vital part of our mission here at the University of Iowa is to maintain close connections with professionals here at home. Iowa is blessed with extraordinary teacher/scholars of communication at every level, and I have benefited from my association with them at least as much as I've contributed."

A member of the association since joining the UI faculty in 1987, Antczak has served as a member of the executive committee, journal editor, and annual conference organizer and participant.

The Iowa Communication Association is a professional organization whose purpose is to unite those with an academic or professional interest in all disciplines of communication and the performing arts at all educational and professional levels in Iowa for the promotion of their mutual interests and the advancement of their common field.