|Women Studies announces essay contest winners|
The Women Studies Program announces the 2008 winners of the Women Studies Essay Contest and wishes to encourage instructors and students to submit essays now for next year’s contest. We seek essays or creative entries that wholly, or in significant part, address issues of particular concern to women. Essays or projects should have been created in 2008 (spring, summer, or fall semesters). Mark entries with date, class title and instructor, and include the author's phone number and address. Please send essays to Wendelin Hume, Women Studies, Stop 7113. Winners will be announced during spring semester 2009.
The winners this year in the graduate division are: Karen Nelson-Schiff for her essay, “Gender Inequality: A Meta-Analysis of Trends in the State Gender Bias Task Force Studies,” for sociology thesis, chaired by Wendelin Hume. Honorable mention in this category goes to Marcella LaVoi Melby for her essay, “A Model of Feminist Identity Development Related to a Woman in the Field of Mathematics,” written for T&L 545 taught by Cynthia Shabb.
In the undergraduate essay division the winner is Kristy Kehler for her essay, "How Does Feminism Function in a Mennonite World?” written for A&S 225 taught by Kathy Coudle-King. Honorable mention for this category goes to Emily Hill for her essay, “The Nymph Woman in William Gass’s “Order of Insects,” written for English 320 taught by Elizabeth Harris-Behling.
-- Wendelin Hume, Director of Women Studies, Women Studies and Criminal Justice, email@example.com, 701-777-4001