CONTACT: STEVE PARROTT
5 Old Capitol
Iowa City IA 52242
(319) 335-0557; fax (319) 335-0558
UI seeks nominations for Philip G. Hubbard Human Rights Award
IOWA CITY, Iowa -- The University of Iowa Human Rights Committee is
seeking nominations for the annual Philip G. Hubbard Human Rights Award.
The award, which consists of a plaque and a $1,500 scholarship, is presented
each spring to the UI student who has made the most outstanding contribution
in the area of human rights. This year's winner will be announced at the
annual Finkbine Leadership Dinner Tuesday, April 20.
Established in 1981, the award honors Philip G. Hubbard, who was UI
vice president for student services and dean of academic affairs from 1966
until 1989. In 1963 Hubbard was selected as the faculty representative
to serve on the first UI Human Rights Committee. He dedicated himself
to human rights and equal opportunity throughout his distinguished career.
To be eligible for the award, a nominated student must be enrolled during
the current academic year and be working on a course of study intended
to lead toward a degree. Examples of contributions to human rights may
include positive action to extend educational and employment opportunities
to members of minority groups; scholarly activity that contributes to the
cause of human rights; extraordinary success in resolving campus conflicts
associated with infringement of the UI's human rights policy; and the promotion
of a better understanding in the community of the differences that have
been the basis for unfair discrimination.
Nomination forms may be obtained from the Office of the Vice President
for Student Services, 114 Jessup Hall, or by calling (319) 335-3557. Deadline
for submitting nominations is noon Monday, March 8. For more information,
call Carlos Serrato, chair of the UI Human Rights Committee, at (319) 335-3059.