New English program will recognize top undergrad writers from comp I, II

Outstanding student writers will be recognized by the English Department of Fort Hays State University in a special ceremony to be in at 7 p.m. Thursday, April 26, in Cody Commons of the Memorial Union.

These student writers participated in Writing Tigers, a new, department-sponsored writing contest. The competition was created in order to recognize quality essays written by students enrolled in English Composition I or II classes. A panel of judges chose the winners from essays in a variety of genres.

English faculty will present cash awards to Writing Tigers prizewinners at the event, which coincides with FHSU's third annual Research and Creative Activities Week. First- and second-place prizes will be awarded in each category.

"This event is part of Fort Hays State’s Writing Across the Curriculum initiative," said Dr. Dan Kulmala, assistant professor of English. "It provides an opportunity to celebrate and showcase our students' writing."

In addition to presentation of awards, the program will also feature script-in-hand readings of plays as well as readings of poetry and prose by student-authors majoring in English.

The public is invited to attend. Refreshments will be served.

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