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June 3, 2004

Departing Dean Antczak Named Fellow Of Rhetoric Society

University of Iowa rhetoric professor Fred Antczak has been named a Fellow of the Rhetoric Society of America. The group, which has been in existence for more than two decades, created the rank of fellow this year and named Antczak and four others to its first class.

Fellows of the Rhetoric Society of America are named by the Board of Directors in recognition of sustained and distinguished scholarship, teaching and service to the field of rhetoric studies. The society was created as an umbrella group for academics in a number of fields. Its goal is to serve as a conduit of information about current research and knowledge in rhetoric, to identify new areas within the subject of rhetoric in which research is needed, to encourage innovation in teaching and to publish materials related to rhetoric. Antczak served as president of the society in 2000-01.

A UI faculty member for 17 years, Antczak has served as associate dean of the UI College of Liberal Arts and Sciences since 1998. He will leave the UI in July to become the founding dean of the newly created College of Liberal Arts and Sciences at Grand Valley State University in Michigan.

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