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University of Iowa News Release

April 24, 2006

UI Graduate College Awards Callen Prize

The University of Iowa Graduate College has awarded UI senior Karla Saur the Joseph E. and Ursil I. Callen Prize. The prize is awarded annually to a student in the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences who shows a high academic record and evidence of school and/or civic leadership in high school and/or college. It includes $5,000 to be used for graduate school at the UI or any other accredited university in the United States or abroad.

Saur, an Oelwein native and a 2002 graduate of Oelwein High School, will graduate in May with a bachelor's degree in computer science and mathematics. She played the trumpet for four years in the Hawkeye Marching Band and is the vice president of Women in Computer Science at Iowa. She will begin graduate work in security informatics at Johns Hopkins University in the fall. Saur is the daughter of Wayne Saur and Cheryl Saur, both of Oelwein.

Saur was honored at the Graduate Honors Award Ceremony on April 23.

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