Tuesday, October 20, 2009

Reception for Writing Gallery and Writing Center Open House

Writers attending the Writing Center Open House/Writing Gallery Opening view their work online.

Monday, October 19, 2009

Magazine Editor Internships

Junior PWC majors at SMSU are eligible to apply for a 10-week summer internship offered by the American Society of Magazine Editors. Interns will have the opportunity to work in the editorial offices of a magazine in New York City or Washington, D.C. Interns will receive $425 a week but will have to pay for their own housing, travel, and food expenses.

Interested PWC majors should meet with Dr. Henning as the application process is somewhat involved, and the school may only recommend one student. The application deadline is December 1, 2009, so interested students should meet with Dr. Henning as soon as possible.

For details about the internship, go to: http://www.magazine.org/asme/internships/aboutinternship/index.aspx

Thursday, October 8, 2009

Telling Women's Stories Essay Contest

Contest sponsor: Women's Studies Committee

Eligible writers: SMSU students, on campus or online, male or female

Entry: Story or essay that focuses on a woman or women

Length: 5-10 pages, typed, double-spaced, 12-pt. type

Submission: One copy to Prof. Susan McLean, English Dept., BA216; include author's name, address, phone number, e-mail; identify as entry for Women's Stories Contest; one entry per author

Judging: Blind review by members of Women's Studies Committee

Prizes: Gift certificates: $50–first prize, $30–second prize, $20–third prize; public reading of winning entries by authors; and certificate acknowledging award

Deadline for submissions: Thursday, November 19, 2009, at 4:00 p.m.

Contact Prof. Susan McLean with any questions about the contest at 537-7231 or Susan.McLean@SMSU.edu

Monday, October 5, 2009

Construction Writers Association Scholarship

Dr. Lyn Brodersen (Dean of  the College of Arts, Letters, and Science at Southwest Minnesota State) contacted me this morning about an important scholarship opportunity from the Construction Writers Association. As their website indicates, the association "is awarding scholarship(s) titled Build A Future Scholarship to undergraduate students who demonstrate outstanding skills, aptitude and motivation in the fields of journalism, communications, and public relations as they apply to the fields of architecture, engineering, or construction."

The site also notes that "The monetary award is $2,000 (US Dollars) and it is open to students pursuing studies in any of the above fields. In addition to the monetary award, this scholarship includes a full conference registration to the CWA Annual Conference and a travel stipend up to $500 (US Dollars). The total value is $3,500 (US Dollars)."

If you are interest in applying for the scholarship, please visit this site for details: