Awards committee seeks nominations
Members of the University community are invited to submit nominations for two University prizes: the Benton Medal for Distinguished Public Service and the Rosenberger Medal for outstanding achievement in the creative and performing arts.
The Benton Medal for Distinguished Public Service was created in 1967 to honor Sen. William H. Benton on the occasion of his 25th anniversary as chairman and publisher of Encyclopaedia Britannica. The medal was awarded most recently to Katharine Graham, chairman of the executive committee of the Washington Post Company and a University alumna and Trustee, at the 1996 Spring Convocation. The committee encourages nominations of people who have rendered distinguished public service in any field, either inside or outside government.
The Rosenberger Medal for outstanding achievement in the creative and performing arts was created in 1917 with a gift from Mr. and Mrs. Jesse L. Rosenberger. The medal was awarded most recently to Pulitzer Prize-winning novelist Toni Morrison and to Sir Georg Solti, music director laureate of the Chicago Symphony Orchestra, during the University's Centennial year. The committee encourages nominations of people in all fields of art and literature.
Nominations for both awards should be directed to the Committee on Awards & Prizes, Secretary of the Faculties, Administration 605 or sent to firstname.lastname@example.org. Each nomination should identify the candidate and offer reasons for her or his nomination. Although one-paragraph statements are sufficient, the committee welcomes and encourages more extensive statements and supporting materials.
Nominations must be received by the Office of the Secretary of the Faculties no later than Monday, Jan. 27.