University awards ceremony is Sept. 21

The Iowa State community is invited to the 2012 university awards ceremony on Friday, Sept. 21 (3:15 p.m., Memorial Union Sun Room). Recipients of the university's most distinguished awards for faculty and staff will be honored. A reception will follow.

Coming on the heels of president Steven Leath's formal installation this week, the awards ceremony will differ from the university's typical fall convocation. Leath will share his vision for Iowa State at the installation ceremony, leaving award presentations as the main feature on Sept. 21.

Among the faculty who will be recognized are Iowa State's newest Distinguished Professors Dan Shechtman (materials science and engineering) and Jonathan Wendel (ecology, evolution and organismal biology); and University Professors Steven Herrnstadt (art and design), Gordon Miller (chemistry) and James Oliver (mechanical engineering).

All are welcome to attend.