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University of Iowa News Release

Aug. 9, 2005

UI Mortar Board Chapter Honored

The University of Iowa chapter of Mortar Board was honored by the national Mortar Board organization with the Silver Torch Award, one of only 40 of 213 chapters nationwide to be so honored.

The award, presented to the 2005 chapter delegate in Columbus, Ohio, recognizes chapters that successfully meet all the chapter minimum standards for the year, turn in all report forms and clear their account by June 1. 

Mortar Board is an honors organization given to 40 students each year with minimum GPAs of 3.25 and whose commitment to chapter activities and services meet the pillar of Mortar Board's ideals:  service, scholarship and leadership.

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