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Hodges Library Hosts Honors First-Year Writing Symposium

On December 5, the excellent research students do in English 118 was recognized by the 2018 Honors First-Year Writing Symposium’s poster contest. The First-Year Composition Program and the University Libraries sponsored this contest for the best poster that visually communicates an English 118 research project.

The finalist posters were judged by the Student Success Librarian for Information Literacy, Charissa Powell, the Student Success Librarian for First-Year Programs, Ingrid Ruffin, and Assistant Professor of English (Linguistics), Jessi Grieser.

Cash prizes for posters were awarded for 1st and 2nd places.


1st Place:  “Identifying Family Values in a Trunk of Vintage Ornaments,” Taylor Mattioli (Instructor: Tawnysha Greene)

2nd Place: “Doping: In a world where no athlete is truly created equal, should performance enhancing drugs be used to level the playing field?,” Trude Rothrock (Instructor: Brad Bannon)

Honorable Mention: “Nice Pajamas,” Brynn Biddle (Instructor: Brad Bannon)

All finalist posters were displayed in the Mary Greer Room in the Hodges Library during the competition.

This year marked the highest number of student entries for this competition. Congratulations to the winners!

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