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Record entry pool highlights sixth annual Library Research & Writing Awards Ceremony

 

GREENVILLE, Pa.—Thiel College will recognize excellence in research and writing with its sixth annual Library Awards Ceremony at 4 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 12 in the Stamm Lecture Hall at the Pedas Center.

The 60 nominees is the largest entry pool in the contest’s history.

The Library Awards began six years ago to recognize and reward excellent research skills and students’ scholarship. The awards also promote library instruction and collaboration between librarians and faculty. The awards have grown to include a separate set of awards to recognize excellent writing skills.

Any professor who has taken advantage of a library instruction session during the spring 2014 or fall 2014 semester is eligible to nominate one student per class taught by a Librarian. Winning students have the opportunity to present their research at the ceremony. This event is a great resume builder and professional development experience for students. The top winners, chosen by library staff for the research awards and a faculty committee for the writing award, receive an Amazon gift card from the library.

Complete list of honorees follows.

Research Award Recipients and Presentation of the Papers

Sean Oros, nominated by Dr. Cynthia Kreisel
Capstone: European History
A Continent United: The Costs and Benefits of the European Union

Brianna Tiedeman, nominated by Dr. Victor Evans
Senior Seminar in Communications
Innovative Technology Influencing Human Communication and Encounters amongst Youth: Swipe Right for Agree, Left for Disagree

Stephen Staats, nominated by Dr. Mary Theresa Hall
Literary Criticism
“Reimagining” Boccaccio and Chaucer: Pasolini and the Trilogy of Life

Robert Law, nominated by Dr. David Buck
Selected Topics: Vietnam War
The Failure of de Gaulle’s Vietnam Peace Plan

Research Honorable Mentions

Elizabeth McCurdy, nominated by Dr. Laura Pickens
Sex in the 21st Century
Vagina, By Versace™: The Ins and Outs of Designer Vaginas

Ashley Reynolds, nominated by Dr. James Koshan
Middle Period American History
Jackson V. Marshall: A Historical Analysis of the Relationship between the President and the Supreme Court

Steven Stewart, nominated by Dr. Cynthia Kreisel
Capstone: European History
Space Race: Did the U.S. Win?

Austin Hall, nominated by Mary Theresa Hall
Literature & World Leaders
Legalistic Liberators: The Works of Lincoln, Cady Stanton, and E. Roosevelt

Dan Nolte, nominated by Dr. Cynthia Kreisel
Capstone: European History
Germany: The Meeting Point of a Divided World

Writing Award Recipients

Nathan Flory, nominated by Dr. Mary Theresa Hall
British Literature II
Providence through Tribulation: The Dark Night of the Soul in the Writings of Gerard Manley Hopkins

Austin Hall, nominated by Mary Theresa Hall
Literature & World Leaders
Legalistic Liberators: The Works of Lincoln, Cady Stanton, and E. Roosevelt

Writing Honorable Mentions

Hans Myers, nominated by Dr. Mary Theresa Hall
British Literature I
Poet, Politics, and Kings: Geoffrey Chaucer and the Literary War between Richard II and Henry IV

Jared Hoffacker, nominated by Professor Gary Witosky
Auditing
WorldCom

Ashley Johnson, nominated by Dr. Melissa Borgia
Advanced Composition
Spinsters and Hags: Gender and Social Conformity in the Scottish Witchcraft Trials of the Late 16th Century

Notable OWE Writing

Tina Kramer, nominated by Professor Mary Lynn Varley
Oral & Written Expression I
Emotional Intelligence

Brendan Connelly, nominated by Dr. Jared Johnson
Oral & Written Expression II
A Comparative Analysis of the Lives of Authors Jonathan Swift and Kurt Vonnegut and their Satires “A Modest Proposal” and “Harrison Bergeron”


About Thiel College

Thiel College is a private liberal arts institution founded in the Lutheran tradition. Located in Greenville, Pa., the College offers 60 majors and minors, 25 varsity sports, and an 11:1 student-faculty ratio to more than 900 students. A dedicated faculty paired with dynamic research and internship opportunities produce numerous graduate school and job placements. Coeducational from its beginnings, the College celebrated its 150th anniversary in 2016 and remains committed to combining tradition with innovation.


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