Liberal Ed. Essay extends deadline, $ for students
The deadline to submit entries for the UW-Parkside Liberal Education Essay Contestand your students' chance to win some money for their efforthas been extended to Friday, Feb. 8, 2013. The UW System Advisory Group on the Liberal Arts is asking for original essays of 1,000-1,250 words on liberal education and political discourse.
The top UW-Parkside essay winner receives $150 with second and third place winners receiving $100 and $50, respectively, thanks to the generosity of the UW-Parkside Alumni Association. Selected UW-Parkside essays will also be forwarded to the UW System to compete for three awards of $2,000 each (one to a UW Collegesstudent, two for students from the UW comprehensive and doctoral campuses).
Open to UW System undergraduates in academic good standing, the essay topic states: "Over the past two years, we have seen a Wisconsin gubernatorial recall election and a presidential race that both generated a great deal of civic discourse. How has your liberal education helped you process, develop informed opinions, and make decisions about what you see and hear and guided your participation as a citizen? How has your liberal education helped you interact with people with whom you disagree on the events that have taken place?"
Essayists can choose a single experience or an array of experiences that best fit the development of their own liberal educations. Essays should create a clear picture of the experience or experiences and also make a clear connection between them and the writer's liberal education. Writers may want to view the liberal education learning outcomes on the web to better understand the larger framework of liberal education.
Submissions must be typed, double-spaced with a title page listing the essay title, student's name, major, institution, college and home address, e-mail address, telephone number, and the following statement: "I hereby affirm that this is an original essay and my own work."Application forms can be found on the UW-Parkside web site. Essays should be submitted to the Teaching and Learning Center firstname.lastname@example.org via email. Again, the deadline for submission: Friday, Feb. 8.