Deans' Writing Awards
Laker Turf Stadium kick-off ceremony
Prior to the men's soccer game, SUNY Oswego President Deborah F. Stanley will officially open the facility together with Vice President for Student Affairs Jerald Woolfolk, Director of Athletics Sue Viscomi and esteemed alumnus and member of the 1966 SUNYAC men's soccer championship squad Dan Scaia, a 1968 Oswego graduate. The first 200 students in attendance will receive a free "Laker Turf Stadium Kickoff" T-shirt and a free soft pretzel. Free. 312-3056.
Location: Laker Turf Stadiium
Tuesday, Sept 1, 3:30 p.m. - 4 p.m.
Concert: Bach cello suites by Matt Haimovitz
Renowned Israeli-born soloist Matt Haimovitz performs all six Bach cello suites, while visiting four Central New York locations. (The “moveable feast” begins with a Tuesday live-at-noon broadcast from the studios of WCNY FM (91.3), followed by a 3 p.m. appearance at the River’s End Bookstore. The musical tour resumes at 5 p.m. Wednesday at Tyler Gallery in Penfield Library.) The remaining suites at 7:30 p.m. Sheldon Hall: $15 ($5 for SUNY Oswego students), including parking in lots adjacent to and across Washington Boulevard from Sheldon Hall. http://www.oswego.edu/arts. 312-2141.
Location: Ballroom, Sheldon Hall
Wednesday, Sept 16, 7:30 p.m. - 9:30 p.m.
Field Hockey Scrimmage vs. Union
Location: Oswego, NY, Laker Turf Stadium
Friday, Aug 28, 3 p.m. - 5 p.m.
Women's Soccer Scrimmage vs. Lemoyne
Location: Oswego, NY- Laker Soccer Field
Saturday, Aug 29, 2 p.m. - 4 p.m.
2015 New Jersey Event
Find out more and register: http://bit.ly/1T3Y0iT
Location: Ridgewood Country Club 96 W. Midland Ave., Paramus, N.J.
Thursday, Sept 17, 6 p.m. - 9 p.m.
GOLD Third Thursdays
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Location: Various Cities
Thursday, Sept 17, 6 p.m. - 8 p.m.
Early in the spring semester, all departments and degree-granting programs on campus select the most outstanding written work submitted by their students during the preceding calendar year in order to present a Dean’s Writing Award in each major. Winning authors receive their awards along with certificates at a Quest Day ceremony, and winning pieces are both displayed in Penfield Library on Quest Day and archived on the Writing Across the Curriculum website.
The Deans' Writing Awards are intended to accomplish at least three important goals. First, they help create a climate in which academic writing is both publicly celebrated and widely shared. Second, they generate a set of accessible models of the various genres practiced in a given discipline for students to emulate, available for all interested readers on the WAC website. Third, they give faculty members in each discipline a regular occasion to talk together about what they see as exemplary student work, an important discussion for any faculty community.
Suggestions for programs and department include:
1. Collect submissions no later than the first week in February so that readers can meet to discuss submissions and select winners by mid-February.
2. Construct as large and representative a departmental selection committee as possible.
3. Encourage students to revise and polish actively after the paper is submitted in the course, perhaps with the assistance of the sponsoring faculty member and/or selection committee readers, even up to the moment of publication.
4. Advise students invited to submit work that it will be published online if it’s chosen, and make sure winning authors sign the release form available here. The form should then be sent to your dean for his or her signature.
5. Ask students for submissions in MS Word files so that they can be easily uploaded.
6. Make sure that all sources are properly cited.
7. Consider offering one or two Honorable Mentions if there is more than one piece the department would like to recognize.