St. Norbert College 2006 Literary Award winners

From St. Norbert College, April 21, 2006
by Meghan Fahy, meghan.fahy@snc.edu, (920) 403-3089

Based on their excellence in writing at St. Norbert College, the following students were recognized at the 2006 Literary Awards held on April 13.

Awards are given to students for exceptional writing with an appeal to the reader, vivid details, a distinctive voice, command of the language and impressive insight.

Jerry Hauser, professor of Education, judged the poetry category announcing the winners as Meghan Fahy, first place, and Dan Kiefer, second place. Fahy and Kiefer also received honorable mentions in poetry.

Monique Van Den Berg, teaching fellow in English, judged the creative prose category announcing the winners as Stuart Ninabuck, first place, and Karen Ascenbrenner, second place. Honorable mentions for creative prose were awarded to Frank Kaszar and Jeremy Mitchell.

Brad Ellis, assistant professor of Modern Foreign Languages, judged the critical essay category announcing the winners as Erin Grams, first place, and Amber Hartl, second place. Honorable mentions for critical essays were awarded to Ashley Eckhardt, Cassandra Voss and Lauren Weis.

Laurie Mac Diarmid, assistant professor of English, created a new award category, the Mac Awards for dedication to the writing life over a four-year career at St. Norbert College. Mac Award recipients are tireless practitioners of the craft. Not only do these recipients pay attention to their own writing, but they also help others blossom. The three recipients of this award were Lauren Weis, Abby Rush and Niki Pivonka.

The annual literary awards are part of St. Norbert College