The writing talents of NDSU students will be in the spotlight during the fifth annual Showcase of Student Writing, scheduled for Monday, Dec. 9, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. in the Memorial Union Great Plains Ballroom. The event is free and open to the public.
The showcase will celebrate the achievements of student writers as they share projects from a wide range of writing courses.
Students will display their work from across disciplines at all levels, including first-year writing, professional, technical, and scientific writing, creative writing, writing in foreign languages, history writing, media writing, writing in the health sciences and music composition.
Judges from NDSU and the public will award prizes for impressive writing throughout the event.
“We are truly excited this year to highlight the many kinds of writing that our students do across the university. Their projects, as a whole, demonstrate how integral writing is to critical thinking and learning at NDSU. Our visitors will leave inspired and enriched by our students’ creativity and engagement with writing,” said Lisa Arnold, associate professor of English and director of first-year writing.
“Every year around a third of all our undergraduates are enrolled in writing courses, and, of course, they write in other courses as well. As any professional knows, writing is a daily part of one’s work,” said Bruce Maylath, professor of English and director of upper-division writing. “For a professional to succeed, writing needs to be done well. The showcase makes visible just how widespread writing is across the disciplines and how vital it is to students after they graduate and enter professional workspaces.“
The showcase is supported by the College of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences; College of Engineering, College of Health Professions; College of Human Sciences and Education; College of Science and Mathematics; Department of Architecture and Landscape Architecture; Department of Communication; Department of Emergency Management; Department of History, Philosophy and Religion; Department of Modern Languages; Department of Sociology and Anthropology; Department of Visual Arts; Division of Performing Arts; NDSU Bookstore; NDSU Libraries; Office of Registration and Records; Office of Teaching and Learning; and the Women and Gender Studies Program.
Community or corporate sponsors include BDS Books, Bully Brew Coffee, Caribou Coffee, Fountainhead Press, Incognito Burrito, Jimmy John’s, Microsoft, Plains Art Museum and W.W. Norton and Company.
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