NDSU is set to host the inaugural Showcase of Student Writing, scheduled for Tuesday, May 3, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. in the Memorial Union Great Plains Ballroom. Members of the NDSU community and the public are invited to attend.
The event will celebrate the achievements of student writers and highlight the diverse range of writing created over the course of their NDSU undergraduate careers.
Winners of the recent W-Challenge will be announced during the showcase, and submissions will be on display. In the competition, students entered writing samples in five categories: Academic Writing, Professional Writing, Everyday Writing, Creative Writing and Writing in Foreign Languages. Participants could make one submission per category, but have no more than three total entries.
In addition, students from more than 20 writing courses will display their work.
“We’re excited about the showcase because it promotes NDSU students’ various writing strengths, as well as the innovative approaches our instructors take in teaching writing at all levels and in multiple languages,” said Lisa Arnold, assistant professor of English and competition co-organizer. “Students will benefit because the showcase provides the experience of having a broader and more public audience for their writing. For the NDSU and local community, the showcase highlights the creativity and energy that NDSU students put into their writing.”
According to Arnold, students who display their work on the day of the event will receive recognition for their efforts with “pop-up” prizes presented by anonymous roaming judges.
“This is a great chance for students to show how innovative they are in their written expression, and to demonstrate how they create knowledge and experiences with fresh approaches,” said Andrew Mara, competition co-organizer, professor of English and upper-division writing director. “We’re excited to see how students push the envelope past what we think of as college writing in creative ways.”
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