Come see your peers speak from the same podium from which Mary Gaitskill, Ben Lerner, Yusef Komunyakaa, and many other greats once declaimed their works! Tomorrow, Wednesday May 7th, selected winners of writing prizes will read at Russell House at 8 p.m.
The speakers are:
Nell Schwed ’14, winner of the Boylan Award for nonfiction
Sarah Gerton ’15, winner of the Connelly Prize for nonfiction
Hanna Bahedry ’14, winner of the Horgan Prize for fiction
Gabrielle Bruney ’14, winner of the Wesleyan Fiction Award
Kayla Stoler ’14, winner of the Sarah Hannah Poetry Prize
Katherine Gibbel ’15, winner of the Sophie Reed Prize for poetry
Date: Wednesday, May 7
Time: 8 p.m.
Location: Russell House, 350 High St.
Another SALD transmission from Winston Soh ’14:
The Office of Student Activities and Leadership Development wants you to nominate individuals you think deserve to be recognized for their leadership!
Eleven awards are up for grabs, so make sure to nominate them by April 8. More information on the awards here. To nominate, go here.
Deadline: April 8, 2013
Link to nominate: Here.
Some artsy news from editor Cassandra Day of the Middletown Patch:
The Middletown Commission on the Arts (MCA) presents annually an Arts Advocacy Award to an individual or group who has significantly contributed to the city’s cultural and artistic enrichment and/or has shown extraordinary support and initiative for the arts.
This year, for the first time, the MCA is seeking public input on nominations for the award. We would like to see who you believe has made a positive cultural or artistic impact on the Middletown community. The nominee need not reside in Middletown but should be an individual or group that has made an outstanding impact on the arts in this city.
Please email suggestions to MCA Chair Lee Godburn at arts(at)middletownct(dot)gov no later than February 18, 2012, your nominations may or may not be anonymous but please identify the town you live in.
Here is the lineup of this year’s awards winners. Congratulations!
Cole Prize Winner: Damiano Marchetti ’12
Honorable Mention: Bennett Taren ’12
Honorable Mention: Tess Crain ’12
Connelly Prize Winner: David Wolovsky ’10
Honorable Mention: Allison Quantz ’10
Horgan Prize Winner: Jake Abrahamson ’09
Honorable Mention: Emily Chew ’10
Honorable Mention: Daniel Gumbiner ’11
Murphy Prize Alex Holachek ’10
Olin Fellowship Winners:
Katherine Bascom ’10
Robert Hardesty ’10
Asa Horvitz ’10
Davy Preston Knittle ’11
Lily Mandlin ’10
Karina Maravelias ’10
Aine McCarthy ’10
Sylvia Ryerson ’10
Laura Scholten ’10
Nick Singer ’11
Sam Werbalowsky ’11
Reed Prize Co-Winners: Eric Weiskott ’09
Davy Preston Knittle ’11
Honorable Mention: Rachel Shopper ’10
Sonnenblick Writing Award: Karina Maravelias ’10
Wesleyan Fiction Award: Winner: Kristina Chiappetta ’11
Honorable Mention: Rebecca Turkewicz ’10
Winchester Fellowship: Eric Weiskott ’09
For a list of the prize and award descriptions click here
The WSA’s Community Outreach Committee and SALD are sponsoring the third annual WSA-SALD Leadership Awards! Nominations are due by this Friday, April 10.
These awards are intended to celebrate the outstanding achievements and work of undergraduate students in their co-curricular activities at Wesleyan. They will serve as formal recognitions of the passion, commitment, charisma, diligence, and invaluable contributions of Wesleyan’s student leaders.
Faculty, staff, community members, and students can nominate any current undergraduate student or student group for one or more awards. Students can also nominate themselves for one or more awards. All winners will receive an award certificate and/or a prize. So, take some time to review the leadership awards and nominate some students and/or student groups!
The winners of each award will be announced at the WSA-SALD Awards Ceremony on Thursday, April 30 in the Daniel Family Commons, from 4:00 to 5:30 PM. All nominees, as well as community members, are invited to this ceremony.
With questions, contact the Community Outreach Committee at COCo.WSA@gmail.
Mu Abeledo ’09 writes:
The Peter Morgenstern-Clarren ’03 Social Justice Award was created in the memory of Peter Morgenstern-Clarren ’03, who pursued social justice while a student at Wesleyan. It honors a sophomore or junior that has worked toward building bridges across communities among and between Wesleyan students, staff, and Middletown residents in a way that promotes collaboration among these groups of people. I encourage anyone who commits time to such work to apply for the award.
There will be an info session about the award.
Date: Wednesday, Nov. 19
Time: 12:00 – 1:00 PM
Place: Usdan 108
The 2008 Pulitzer Prizes are in: Congrats to David Umhoefer P’08 for winning the Prize in Local Reporting, and also for fighting corruption.
This just in from Inslee Coddington ’10, the chair of the WSA’s Community Outreach Committee:
The WSA’s Community Outreach Committee is sponsoring the 2nd Annual Cardinal Community Awards
. These awards are intended to celebrate the outstanding achievements and work of undergraduate students in their co-curricular activities at Wesleyan.
will serve as a formal recognition of the passion, commitment, charisma, diligence, and invaluable contributions of many student leaders. Faculty, staff, community members, and students can nominate any current undergraduate student for one or more awards
. Students can also nominate themselves for one or more awards
. All winners will receive an award certificate as well as a prize.
Please read the description of the awards attached and complete a separate nomination form for each respective award. Please email your completed nomination forms as well as a current resume of the nominee (if an individual student) no later than Monday, April 21, 2008 by midnight to COCo.WSA@gmail.com. All students will be notified on Tuesday, April 29, 2008 by noon of their nomination.
The winners for each award will be announced at the Cardinal Community Awards Ceremony to take place on Thursday, May 1, 2008 in the Daniel Family Commons, time TBD. All nominees as well as community members are invited to this ceremony. Please take a few minutes to recognize those students who have devoted so much of their time and energy to ensure that Wesleyan remains such an incredible institution.
We have 10 award categories that recognize leaders in: dance, music, oral performance/presentation, athletics, Residential Life, University Relations and the Office of Admission, student workers, spiritual activities, Greek life, and student groups.
Thank you for your time and interest.
Please email COCo.WSA@gmail.com with any questions or concerns.
Detailed information about the 10 awards and a nomination form can be found at www.wesleyan.edu/wsa
. Good luck!