PULLMAN, Wash.–Washington State University communication professor Val Limburg recently received the Silver Circle award from the Seattle Chapter of the National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences.
The Silver Circle is comprised of media veterans of 25 years, and includes those in performing, creative, technical, administrative, journalist or education roles. The award recognizes contributions to both the television industry and the community.
Limburg is associate professor and head of the broadcast sequence in the Edward R. Murrow School of Communication. He has taught nearly all aspects of television during his career. He came to WSU in 1967. Limburg is the second faculty member to be inducted into the Silver Circle; Glenn Johnson, also professor in the Murrow School, was inducted in 1993.
“This is a great honor,” said Limburg. “I was moved by the video taped tribute by former students who now have gone on to leadership roles in the industry.” Among others paying tribute to Limburg was sports commentator and WSU alumnus Keith Jackson, who, Limburg said, “left WSU long before I came on campus. But it was nice to hear him honor me.”
Limburg has served as secretary/treasurer of the Washington State Association of Broadcasters since 1977. He was chair of the WSU Faculty Senate in 1996-97. His courses have covered TV production, field production, TV announcing and performance, and media ethics and law. He initiated the internship program in broadcasting in 1972. Limburg has written three books, including “Electronic Media Ethics,” and formerly worked as producer and director in the television industry.