Nominations are sought for the Chancellor's Academic Professional Excellence Award, which recognizes demonstrated excellence by academic professional staff members at the UI. A maximum of three academic professionals may receive the CAPE Award annually. Winners receive $2,000 in cash and a $1,000 permanent salary increase. In addition, $1,000 will be added on a one-time basis to each winner's departmental budget for the following fiscal year to be used at the discretion of the award winner for the purchase of equipment, materials or training that will benefit the winner's workplace in future years. The deadline for nominations is 5 p.m. Nov. 17. The CAPE awards will be presented in March. To receive a copy of the nominating form and the procedures and criteria for nomination, call the Office of Academic Human Resources at 333-6747. More information about the award program is available from Carolyn Burrell or Kathy Seybert at the same number.