Dec. 9, 2004

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Contact: Victor Bailey, Hall Center for the Humanities, (785) 864-7822.

Hall Center seeks nominations for 2005 Byron Caldwell Smith Award

LAWRENCE -- The Hall Center for the Humanities at the University of Kansas seeks nominations for the Byron Caldwell Smith Award. The award is given biennially to an individual who lives in or is employed in Kansas and who has written an outstanding book published in the calendar year of 2003 or 2004. The $2,000 award will be presented in September 2005 in Lawrence.


The Byron Caldwell Smith Award was established at the bequest of Kate Stephens, a former KU student and one of the university's first women professors. As an undergraduate at KU, Stephens learned to love the study of Greek language and literature from Professor Byron Caldwell Smith. In his name she established this award.

Send a letter of nomination, which must include a statement regarding the nominee's eligibility, the nominee's address and telephone number, and three nonreturnable copies of the nominee's book to:

Smith Award
Hall Center for the Humanities
The University of Kansas
900 Sunnyside Drive
Lawrence, KS 66045


Self-nominations are accepted.

Deadline: 5 p.m. March 1, 2005.

Guidelines are available on request by calling (785) 864-4798 or by visiting www.hallcenter.ku.edu/Competitions.

A committee appointed by the Hall Center director is responsible for the selection of award recipients. The recipient of the Byron Caldwell Smith Book Award will deliver a public talk on the subject of the book.

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