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Oct. 1, 2007

UI Catalyst Award nomination deadline extended to Oct. 8

The University of Iowa is extending the deadline for nominations for the 2007 Catalyst Award to Monday, Oct. 8. All nomination materials (including letters of support) must be submitted to the office of Equal Opportunity and Diversity by the new deadline.

Catalyst Awards honor individuals, departments, programs, and student organizations engaged in diversity initiatives that, during the previous academic year, have served to promote the development of an inclusive, diverse campus community.

A minimum of three $500 awards is presented each year, one to an individual, one to a department or program, and one to a student or student organization.

UI President Sally Mason will be the keynote speaker at the 2007 Catalyst Award Reception and Award Ceremony on Nov. 15 in the Wayne Richey Ballroom, Iowa Memorial Union.

For further information about the Catalyst Award and the nomination process, visit or call the Office of Equal Opportunity and Diversity at 319-335-0705.

STORY SOURCE: University of Iowa News Services, 300 Plaza Centre One, Suite 371, Iowa City, Iowa 52242-2500

MEDIA CONTACTS: Kathy Last, Equal Opportunity and Diversity, 319-335-0705,; Charles S. Drum, University News Services, 319-384-0048,