Dr. Steve O'Kane, professor of Biology, and five other University of Northern Iowa faculty members were honored at the fall board of regents meeting Sept. 9. Dr. O'Kane has been an active scholar, enthusiastic teacher, and dedicated servant to the University and his profession. Dr. O'Kane remains one of the most effective and well liked teachers in the Department of Biology and has actively been engaged in the development of curriculum for Biology students. As a result of Steve's research work, he has been recognized by his colleagues through invited seminars, both at the national and international level, and has served as the keynote speaker at various discipline specific conferences. Steve's commitment, dedication and passion toward the value of higher education and in particular the role that the University of Northern Iowa plays in higher education is seen through his participation in numerous departmental, college, and university committees.