SUNY New Paltz to Celebrate Student Writing
NEW PALTZ -- By: Lauren M. Jaeger
The SUNY New Paltz Writing Board will present its fifth annual "Celebration of Writing Day" on Tuesday, May 1, to recognize student writing. The event is from 4 to 6 p.m. at the Honors Center in College Hall.
The event, free and open to all, is designed as an opportunity for SUNY New Paltz students to show their talents and be proud of their exemplary writing abilities and techniques. Critical writing is the encouraged theme for this year's event. Entries are expected to include essays, short stories, drama, poetry, expository writing and fiction.
"The Celebration of Writing Day offers students, faculty, and friends an opportunity to hear what sort of very cool things the student community is writing these days; to interact with each other in a friendly, intellectually stimulating way; and to eat -- all at the same time," said Jim Dembowski, a member of the University Writing Board.
Each participant will receive a "Celebration of Writing Day" certificate, and cash prizes will be awarded for outstanding submissions. Participants will read excerpts from their writings and refreshments will be served. In addition, participants are eligible for a chance to have their work published on myhiddentalent.com, a student-run Web site that publishes student writing.
SUNY New Paltz students interested in submitting their writing, applications are available in campus academic department offices. All entries should be submitted in writing and on disk, with a completed application form by April 20, to the Communication and Media Office in Coykendall Science Building, Room 51. For further information, contact Patricia Sullivan at 257-3456 or via e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Located in the heart of a dynamic college town, 90 minutes from metropolitan New York City, the State University of New York at New Paltz is a highly selective college of about 8,000 undergraduate and graduate students.
One of the most well-regarded public colleges in the nation, New Paltz delivers an extraordinary number of majors in Business, Liberal Arts, Sciences, Engineering, Fine and Performing Arts and Education.
New Paltz embraces its culture as a community where talented and independent minded people from around the world create close personal links with real scholars and artists who love to teach.