Kansas University has announced the eight finalists for the 2005 H.O.P.E. Award, given to an outstanding progressive educator.
The finalists are:
¢ Cynthia Akagi, assistant professor, health, sport and exercise sciences
¢ Kerry Benson, lecturer, journalism
¢ Jonathan Earle, associate professor, history
¢ Mark Haug, lecturer, business
¢ Charles "Chuck" Marsh, associate professor, journalism
¢ Edward McBride, lecturer, civil, environmental and architectural engineering
¢ James Orr, professor and chair, biological sciences
¢ Tim Shaftel, the Jordan Haines distinguished professor of business
The H.O.P.E. award winner, an acronym for Honor for an Outstanding Progressive Educator, is selected by ballot and interviews, receives a monetary award and recognition on a permanent plaque displayed in the Kansas Union.
The winner will be announced during ceremonies between the first and second quarters of the KU-Nebraska football game in Memorial Stadium set for Saturday.