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Release: May 1, 2002
Antczak wins distinguished service award from Iowa Communication Association
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.