Student writers awarded during Honors Convocation
The College of Liberal Arts and Education provides many opportunities for students to develop and showcase their writing talents, including the Dudley Randall Center for Print Culture and the Writing Center and through publications such as the Varsity News, Howling Wolf, [SIC], Post Identity and UDM Rewired. In addition, English majors may elect the Creative Writing Track, where they create portfolio- and publication-quality pieces that often garner special recognition from the University and beyond.
The College awarded Elizabeth Reifert, a coming junior and a student dean of the Honors Program, first place in the Dudley Randall Student Poetry Competition during the College’s Honors Convocation on March 28. Her winning poem, “from 01.19.20 to 06.06.67,” can be read online. Second place honors went to junior JoAnna Karner for her poem “Pieces,” which has been acepted for publication by the literary journal The Furnace. The third place poem, “A Churchgoing Lady, was submitted by senior Lisa Kincade. All three poems have been accepted for publication in [SIC], a student-run journal of creative writing and criticism published in the English Department's Dudley Randall Center for Print Culture.