Annual Holiday Party and Screwball Award - 2011
What is the Screwball Award?
Modified from D.E. Hattin, 1972
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
- 2000-2001 Screwball award winner: Lee Suttner (for the 4th time).
- The Screwball Award originated in 1964, by Don Kissling (PhD '67) in recognition of the eccentric ways of his advisor, Don Hattin. As Hattin was not the only faculty member with eccentric ways, the presentation was made an annual event. Tom Perry won in 1965, and Judson Mead was the recipient in 1966.
- The Screwball Award was resurrected in 2006 after a three-year hiatus that sent this department into a state of confusion and despair.
- Bill Elliott designed and built the New and Improved Screwball Award in 2006.
- Whether or not Bill had too much time on his hands was a point of hot debate.
However, please try to keep your campaign posters on THIS side of political correctness.
You will be in a losing battle with the custodial staffexpect many posters to have a wall life of less than 24 hours.
May the force be with you.
"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