Indiana University Bloomington

Annual Holiday Party and Screwball Award - 2011

This year the Graduate Students in charge of the annual holiday party and Screwball Campaign decided to present several new awards to deserving faculty and students. While there were a number of worthy nominations, these slides show some of the winners of the new awards, which were presented at the 2011 annual holiday party:

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Next came a truly inspired rendition of "A Christmas Carol," featuring various members of the GeoSci faculty:

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And, finally, the eagerly-awaited annointing of David Polly, the 2011 Screwball, by last year's winner, Michael Hamburger:

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What is the Screwball Award?

Modified from D.E. Hattin, 1972

Screwball Tropy

1. This award is given in recognition of the need to acknowledge the Geological Sciences faculty member who has especially distinguished him- or herself during the previous year through actions or deeds which are so clearly symbolized by the motif of this trophy.

2. All permanent teaching personnel in residence at the time of the award presentation are eligible to receive this award.

3. The recipient of this award shall be selected through secret ballot (one penny per vote; feel free to stuff the ballot boxes) by all Geological Sciences students and faculty.

4. Presentation of the Award shall be made at the annual Holiday Banquet. The announcement of the winner and actual presentation of the trophy shall be made by the previous year's winner.

5. No faculty member shall be eligible to receive this award twice in succession (sorry, Suttner.)

Special Points of Interest

Campaign Guidelines

Anything goes.
However, please try to keep your campaign posters on THIS side of political correctness.
You will be in a losing battle with the custodial staff—expect many posters to have a wall life of less than 24 hours.
Good luck.
May the force be with you.

Quotable Quotes

"What d'ya mean, I'm not eligible this year?!!"—Suttner
"The Screwball will be MINE this year. BWAH hah hah hah hah hah."—Basu

Remembrance of Screwballs Past

DODD IS ODD

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