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Prof. Bob Weiss and Wife Honored for Service to Communication

Prof. Bob Weiss and Wife Honored for Service to Communication

December 9, 2008

Robert-Weiss.jpgDecember 9, 2008, Greencastle, Ind. — Robert O. Weiss, professor emeritus of communication at DePauw University, and his wife, Ann, are co-recipients of the 2008 Hobgood Distinguished Service to Communication Centers Award. The honor is presented by the Communication Centers Section of the National Communication Association.

The Weiss' helped establish the oral communication competence program at DePauw and were among the founders of the National Association of Communication Centers.

Bob Weiss, who taught at the University from 1955 to 1997, was the 1995 recipient of DePauw's Tucker Distinguished Career Award. Dr. Weiss was director of the intercollegiate debate program and adviser of the debate society for 41 years at DePauw. He served as the national president of Delta Sigma Rho-Tau Kappa Alpha, honor society in forensics, from 1983-85, and is author of a 1995 book on debate theory, Public Argument.

Last year, Professor Weiss received the E.R. Nichols Award for "outstanding contributions to the furtherance of the forensics discipline." Learn more in this previous story.