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July 15, 2015 (Deadline) - Call for Nominations for the Sanford I. Berman Award for Excellence in Teaching General Semantics

23 Jan 2015 2:38 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

First awarded in 2014, the Sanford I. Berman Award for Excellence in Teaching General Semantics goes to individuals for outstanding use of general semantics formulations in educational settings, and includes a cash award of $1,000. Awarded annually by the Institute of General Semantics, its presentation precedes the year’s Alfred Korzybski Memorial Lecture.

Criteria for Submission (Self-Nominations Welcome)

Applicants for the Sanford I. Berman Award should submit, NO LATER THAN July 15th, a single package containing all of the following:

__ (1) a statement of nomination, 200-400 words. It should include how the candidate became familiar with general semantics and the contexts in which the person employs GS.
__ (2) a current curriculum vitae
__ (3) a course syllabus (or other comparable items) that shows evidence of teaching general semantics, including supplementary teaching materials employing GS ideas.
__ (4) and, finally, if and when possible, a video recording or web link from a class or public presentation (at least 10 minutes).

More about the award can be found at our Website:

Applicants should send all inquires or completed submission packages to:

Corey Anton
Berman Award Director
Vice-President, Institute of General Semantics
School of Communications
1 Campus Drive, 210 LSH
Grand Valley State University
Allendale, MI 49401-9403
Email: antonc [at]

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