It is time to submit nominations for the Virginia Gunderson award for the last calendar year (Spring 2010–Fall 2010)
The Virginia Gunderson Award is a faculty-nominated prize for the best paper written in a CMCL graduate seminar in the past year. This formal recognition of the student’s achievement is accompanied by the sum of $1,000. The recipient will be expected to present her/his paper at the first CMCL colloquium in the Fall 2010 semester.
What to do: Submit three hard copies of the seminar paper to Prof. Karen Bowdre’s mailbox with a separate title sheet including:
1) the name of the award;
2) the name of the student; and
3) the name of the Professor nominating the paper and/or the Professor who taught the graduate seminar for which it was written. [There should be no identifying markers on the paper itself; awards are judged anonymously.]
WHEN: By 5:00 p.m., March 11, 2011. Both awards will be announced at the Spring Graduate Student Award Ceremony on Friday, April 29 at 4 p.m. in C100.
• Students can only win one of the two Gunderson awards per year (Aleena Chia won last year's Virginia Gunderson Award and Mack Hagood won the Robert Gunderson Award.
• No student can win the same award two consecutive years
• One paper cannot be submitted for both awards. If a faculty member nominates a student for the Virginia Gunderson award, the Lecture & Colloquium Committee will automatically withdraw the paper from the Robert Gunderson Award voting process.
• The American Studies program also has a Virginia Gunderson Award; these are two distinct awards. This call is only for the CMCL one, which is judged separately.