Nominations open for Crystal Apple awards

Nominations are once again open for the university’s two highest awards for distinguished teaching: the Ersted and Thomas F. Herman awards.

The Ersted Award goes to faculty members who have taught at the UO at least two full years but who are comparatively early in their teaching careers. The Thomas F. Herman, to faculty members who have held academic rank at the UO for at least seven years and who have demonstrated long-standing excellence in teaching.

All members of schools, colleges, departments, student groups and units are encouraged to participate. Nominations can be submitted online at or via email to

Faculty who have previously received one of the teaching awards are not eligible for the same award. A list of previous recipients can be viewed on the web at

The nominations deadline – Jan. 30 – is slightly earlier this year. For more information, call Meg Mattson at 6-2414 or email