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Associate Professor Receives Award

Associate Professor, Karen Tardrew, was awarded the International Visual Literary Association’s (IVLA) John L. Debes Award at the 51st annual conference held in Leuven, Belgium this past October. The John L. Debes award is the highest award IVLA gives. Established in 1977, in John Debes' own words, it is reserved for "people who have been strong leaders both in building and maintaining the Association" and have been active in "promoting visual literacy outside the organization." It recognizes a long-term active commitment to the advancement of understanding in the field of visual communication as well as a proven and exceptional commitment to the organization.

Founded in 1968, the International Visual Literacy Association is an interdisciplinary organization of professionals working toward a fuller understanding of the way we derive meaning from what we see and the way we interact with our visual environment.

To learn more about Dr. Tardrew's award, please review this IVLA press release.

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