Deans' Writing Awards
Indie concert: Arms & Sleepers, American Royalty and Gianni Paci
Arms & Sleepers is an electronic duo from Boston. American Royalty is a psych-pop trio from Brooklyn. Guitarist Gianni Paci is a recent graduate of New York University and is influenced by Buddy Holly and The Beatles. Performer Magazine recently featured him on its cover. $5 at the door; parking for those without a campus parking sticker is $1 -- see oswego.edu/administration/parking. 312-4581.
Location: Lounge, Hewitt Union
Friday, April 25, 7 p.m. - 10 p.m.
Theatre performance: "Young Frankenstein"
$15 ($7 for SUNY Oswego students), including parking in front of Culkin Hall and in lot E-18 east of Culkin. 312-2141. www.oswego.edu/arts
Location: Waterman Theatre, Tyler Hall
Friday, April 25, 7:30 p.m. - 9:45 p.m.
Baseball vs. Plattsburgh
Location: Oswego, NY- Laker Baseball Field
Friday, April 25, 3 p.m. - 5:30 p.m.
Men's Golf Spring Tournament
Location: Oswego, NY - Oswego Country Club
Saturday, April 26, 11 a.m. - 5 p.m.
GOLD Third Thursdays
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Location: Various Cities
Thursday, May 15, 6 p.m. - 8 p.m.
Reunion Weekend 2014
More information: alumni.oswego.edu/reunion
Location: SUNY Oswego, New York 104, Oswego, NY, United States
Thursday, June 5, noon - noon
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.