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Associate Professor Mark E. Huglen, Ph.D., Receives Distinguished Service Award at Kenneth Burke Society Conference
July 14, 2008

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Crookston, Minn. (June 14, 2008) – Mark E. Huglen, Ph.D., associate professor
Mark E. Huglen, Ph.D.
Mark E. Huglen, Ph.D.
of communication at the University of Minnesota, Crookston received the Distinguished Service Award at the Seventh Triennial Conference of the Kenneth Burke Society (KBS). The conference was held at Villanova University in Philadelphia, Penn., in late June.

The Distinguished Service Award recognizes extraordinary service to KBS, a national/international interdisciplinary organization for scholarship in areas such as communication studies, English, rhetoric, composition, literature, gender, sociology, philosophy, and more.

“Among others, Huglen’s primary contribution was the creation of KB Journal,” explains Jack Selzer, professor and associate dean in the College of Liberal Arts at Pennsylvania State University. The KB Journal is the peer reviewed biannual publication of KBS. Huglen joins previous recipients David Blakesley, 2005; Clarke Rountree, 2002; Robert Wess, 1999; Dale Bertelsen, 1996; James W. Chesebro, 1993; and Sharon J. Daily, 1990.

KBS presented the Lifetime Achievement Award to Burke’s son, Michael, and Julie Whitaker; as well as the Emerging Scholar Award to M. Elizabeth Weiser. One of the featured speakers was John S. Wright, University of Minnesota, Morse-Amoco Distinguished Teaching Professor of African American & African Studies and English, and Faculty Scholar for the Archie Givens Sr. Collection of African American Literature & Life. More information about the conference is available at

Mark E. Huglen, Ph.D., receives the Distinguished Service Award.
Huglen receives the Distinguished Service Award at the Seventh Triennial Conference of the Kenneth Burke Society
Huglen teaches in the Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences Department at the Crookston campus and has co-authored several books on communication. His research interests include rhetoric, organizational communication, theories of communication, argument and political communication. To learn more about the communication program at the U of M, Crookston, visit

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