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KU faculty to be honored at KU-Texas football game Nov. 13

UPDATE: Stephen Ilardi, associate professor of psychology, was announced the winner of the H.O.P.E. Award.

LAWRENCE -- University of Kansas faculty and staff will receive awards for teaching excellence at the KU-Texas football game Saturday, Nov. 13, at Memorial Stadium.

The Board of Class Officers will present the Honor for an Outstanding Progressive Educator (H.O.P.E.) Award to one of eight finalists during halftime of the Nov. 13 KU-Texas football game.

The finalists are Matthew Buechner, associate professor of biological sciences; Robert Carlson, professor of chemistry; Dennis Dailey, professor of social welfare; Mark Haug, lecturer in business; Stephen Ilardi, associate professor of psychology; Charles Marsh, associate professor of journalism; Edward McBride, lecturer in engineering; and Tim Shaftel, professor of business.

The H.O.P.E. award has been bestowed annually by KU students for more than 45 years and is the only honor given exclusively by students for teaching excellence.

The winner, selected by ballot and interviews, receives a monetary award and recognition on a permanent plaque displayed in the Kansas Union.

During the first-quarter break of the game, five other faculty and staff members will be honored as 2004 Outstanding Educators by KU's chapter of Mortar Board, a national senior student honor society.

This year's recipients:
-- Susan Earle, assistant professor of art history
-- Mary Klayder, University Honors lecturer in English
-- Sue Lorenz, assistant director of the University Honors Program
-- Paola Sanguinetti, assistant professor of architecture
-- Antonio Simoes, associate professor of Spanish and Portuguese.

Kickoff for Saturday's game is 11 a.m.


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