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UNI professor awarded the 'Outstanding Teacher of Listening Award'

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Mary Bozik, professor of communication studies, (319) 273-2048
Vicki Grimes, University Marketing & Public Relations, (319) 273-2761

CEDAR FALLS, Iowa -- Mary Bozik, professor of communication studies at the University of Northern Iowa, received the 'Outstanding Teacher of Listening Award' for 2002 from the International Listening Association.

The award honors teachers who are knowledgeable about listening, and how to teach listening; teaches listening; and shares his or her own knowledge and techniques for teaching listening with others.

Jan Cook, a former student of Bozik's and a speech and English teacher in Cherokee, nominated Bozik for the award.

Bozik has authored numerous publications including 'Do you Hear What I Hear?' published by the Iowa Department of Education. She served as a member of the National Communication Association's task force that developed K-12 Standards for Speaking, Listening and Media Literacy. She teaches a class on listening, a course she developed at UNI in 1984.