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Economics Student to Receive Diversity Catalyst Award

Sauvik GoswamiThe University of Iowa Chief Diversity Office invites everyone to celebrate the distinctive and innovative diversity contributions of six award recipients at the 14th Annual Diversity Catalyst Awards Reception Thursday, April 18.

Sauvik Goswami, a senior economics major in the Tippie College of Business and diversity liaison for UI Student Government, will receive the Student Award for demonstrating a high level of dedication to diversity through the many initiatives he has pursued and successfully facilitated as the diversity liaison for the UI Student Government. He has served and taken the lead on various diversity events planning committees since attending the university, as well as founded the Get to Know Me campaign, which was introduced to all 4,470 incoming students at On Iowa! and widely publicized across campus through various marketing venues.

The award reception begins at 3 p.m. in the Iowa Memorial Union Second Floor Ballroom, followed by the awards program from 3:30 to 5 p.m. Both the reception and program are free and open to the public.

Sarah Fisher Gardial, dean of the Tippie College of Business and professor of marketing, will deliver the keynote address.

The Diversity Catalyst Awards Reception will be held in conjunction with the Alliant Energy/Erroll B. Davis Jr. Achievement Awards to selected seniors from Iowa’s three public universities. The Alliant Energy/Erroll B. Davis Jr. Achievement Award recognizes academic achievement, leadership in campus and community organizations, and potential for future career success. See more information. The Alliant Energy/Erroll B. Davis Jr. Achievement Award recipients for 2013 will be announced at the reception.

Individuals with disabilities are encouraged to attend all UI-sponsored events. If you are a person with a disability who requires a reasonable accommodation in order to participate in this program, please contact the Office of Equal Opportunity and Diversity in advance at 319-335-0705 or 319-335-0697 (TDD) or via e-mail to ASL interpretation will be provided at the event.

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