NDSU will honor outstanding student writers during a ceremony and reading scheduled for Monday, May 1, at 5:30 pm. in the Room of Nations. The students are the top finishers in the NDSU’s W-Challenge competition for spring semester.
A total of 120 examples of undergraduate student writing were submitted in four categories – academic, creative, professional and writing in foreign language. Winners will receive prizes worth up to $200.
“One common misconception about university undergraduates is that they don’t write. The many submissions from students across the university prove otherwise,” said Lisa Arnold, assistant professor of English and director of First-Year Writing. “NDSU students are proud of their writing, as they should be. This competition helps promote a culture of writing at NDSU, while also recognizing and rewarding students for the writing they do in and out of their classes.”
Submissions were open from Jan. 10 through April 3, and judges have an April 28 deadline to make their selections.
Sponsors of the competition include the College of Arts, Humanities, and Social Sciences; College of Engineering; College of Health Professions; College of Human Development and Education; Division of Student Affairs; Office of Teaching and Learning; NDSU Libraries; Department of Criminal Justice and Political Science; Department of Communication; Department of English; Department of History, Philosophy and Religion; Department of Modern Languages; Department of Sociology and Anthropology; and Women’s and Gender Studies Program.
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