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Showcase of Student Writing set for Dec. 3

The writing talents of NDSU students will be in the spotlight during the fourth annual Showcase of Student Writing, scheduled for Monday, Dec. 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.

Students from more than 60 participating NDSU courses will display their work in these areas:

• First-year writing

• Writing in the humanities and social sciences

• Business, technical, scientific and professional writing

• Creative writing

• Writing in foreign languages

Judges from NDSU and the public will award prizes for impressive writing throughout the event.

“We want the campus and local community to see the writing work that NDSU students do in our classes at every level and across disciplines. Our students are eager to talk with visitors about the projects they’ve chosen to showcase; everyone is invited,”said Lisa Arnold, assistant professor of English and director of first-year writing.

“Writing is at the core of the work of all professionals because it not only communicates our ideas to others; it creates a retrievable record, so that when the writer isn’t around, readers can still see what was communicated. The showcase provides a record of the best writing that NDSU students are producing, and it encourages them to see how important writing is all across the university and in every discipline and profession,” said Bruce Maylath, professor of English and director of upper-division writing.

The showcase is supported by the College of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences; College of Engineering; College of Health Professions; College of Human Development and Education; College of Science and Mathematics; Department of Anthropology and Sociology; Department of Communication; Department of Criminal Justice and Political Science; Department of English; Department of History, Philosophy and Religious Studies; Department of Modern Languages; Division of Performing Arts; NDSU Bookstore; NDSU Libraries; Office of Teaching and Learning; and Women and Gender Studies Program.

Community or corporate sponsors include The Arts Partnership, Plains Art Museum, Cengage Publishing, W.W. Norton, MacMillan Learning and Microsoft.

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