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CAPA celebration 2005

Annual event will recognize academic professional and administrative staff across the U

By Peter Haeg and Elaine Challacombe

From Brief, March 23, 2005

It's time to celebrate! The Council of Academic Professionals and Administrators (CAPA) will again recognize and award outstanding contributions by academic professional and administrative (P&A) staff to the University and the larger community in 2005. The Annual P&A Recognition Event will be held on April 18, 3:30 to 5:00 p.m., on the main floor of Andersen Library, with food and refreshments. Directions to the Andersen Library are on the Web.

All P&As are welcome to join the celebration and learn more about the CAPA and CAPA committees.

CAPA's annual Outstanding Unit Award will be presented as part of the event. The award is designed to honor units of the University of Minnesota that are exemplary in their support of P&A staff. The intent of the award is also to commemorate work of P&A staff members within these units who have made distinguished contributions to the mission of the University. The winning unit will receive a plaque and $500 for an in-house celebration.

Since the award was first presented in 2001, units honored for their noteworthy achievements have included University Libraries, General College, the School of Social Work, and the Department of Chemistry. See chemistry representative Stan Bonnema's acceptance speech, "Outstanding employees make outstanding departments," and a photo of the 2004 winners.

Last call for unit award nominations

The deadline for award nominations is Thursday, March 24. Selection criteria and guidelines are posted on the CAPA Web site, http://www.capa.umn.edu.
Peter Haeg, a coordinator in the College of Pharmacy, is a member of the CAPA Communications Committee. Elaine Challacombe, assistant librarian in the Wangensteen Historical Library of Biology and Medicine, chairs the CAPA Professional Development and Recognition Committee.

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