Wednesday, February 4, 2009

Calling All Students: Submissions Needed for Beacon Conference!

The Beacon Conference is an international writing contest for students at two-year colleges. Students are encouraged to look over past papers they have written for various college courses and enter academically strong papers into the competition. The 2009 submission deadline is February 27. There are numerous categories in which writers may compete:

Allied Health and Nursing
The Arts
Business and Economics
Communications (Media Studies/Speech/Popular Culture)
Computer Studies
Gender Studies
Interdisciplinary Studies
International Studies/Globalization
Mathematics and Science
Multicultural Studies
Natural and Physical Sciences
Philosophy/Religious Studies
Social Justice
Social Sciences (Anthropology/Political Science/Sociology)
World Languages‐Spanish (a paper written for a Spanish language course)

Submissions are judged by faculty members from around the country, who represent a variety of academic disciplines.

Why should you get involved with Beacon? First of all, there's a $100 prize for winners. More importantly, it looks great on college applications and resumes!!

The NCC Libraries have collected winning papers from past Beacon Conferences, so stop by and check out the essays to get a sense of what the judges are looking for. You'll find the Beacon Conference Proceedings in the Stacks at call number L 901 .B23.

For more information about the Beacon Conference, contact NCC faculty members Nancy Trautmann (English), Ronit Shemtov (Sociology) or Randy Boone (English, Monroe campus). We encourage you to enter and wish you the best of luck!

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Thanks for the plug, Courtney! Nancy, Ronit & I also have proceedings from past conferences, if anyone ever asks. :)
--randy boone