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Release: April 24, 2003

Catalyst Award Nominations Accepted

The University of Iowa Office of Affirmative Action is accepting nominations for the fifth annual Catalyst Award to honor diversity-related best practices and recognize individuals and departments that promote the development of an inclusive, diverse campus community.

A minimum of two Catalyst Awards are given each year -- one to an individual and one to a department/unit. Award recipients receive a $500 cash award and are honored at a campus-wide reception, scheduled for October 9.

Individuals and units can be nominated by using an online nomination form, which can be found at Nomination forms must be submitted to the Office of Affirmative Action no later than Thursday, May 1. Self-nominations are also welcome. A review committee of representatives from various offices and constituencies will review nominations and select the recipients of the Catalyst Award.

For more information about the Catalyst Award, or to receive the nomination form by mail/fax, contact the Office of Affirmative Action by phone at 319-335-0705 (voice), 319-335-0697 (text) or by email at

STORY SOURCE: University of Iowa News Service, 300 Plaza Centre One, Iowa City, Iowa 52242-2500.

CONTACT(S): Tom Snee, 319-384-0010,