Professor George Dieter will receive the President's Medal for 2004 at the Faculty and Staff Convocation on October 12th in The Chapel.

This award is the highest honor bestowed on a member of the university community. The recipient of this award becomes a member of a community with an exemplary record of sustained and acknowledged contribution to the quality of life at the university. The candidate's career should be distinguished by a dedication to the fulfillment of the university's goals and mission, by professional accomplishments, and by university service. Particular emphasis will be placed on contributions that have had a wide-ranging and enhancing influence on the entire university community.

Professor Jim Duncan was also honored with the Distinguished Scholar Teacher award at this same convocation.

Distinguished Scholar-Teachers are called upon to participate in one or more programs for faculty or students in which they will share their expertise in establishing productive research programs and in developing successful teaching methods and approaches. They are also required to make a public presentation on a topic within their scholarly discipline. The award carries an honorarium of $5000 to support the Distinguished Scholar-Teacher's professional activities.

Congratulations to George and Jim on these extraordinary recognitions.

September 15, 2004

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