Jimmy Stewart Writing Contest

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Categories: Poetry, Creative Prose, Essay, Research Writing.


Prizes for each category: 1st - $150, 2nd - $100, 3rd - $50


Entry submissions: Submit material at any time by email to Dr. Thomas Slater at tslater@iup.edu by 5 pm Friday, November 30. Students may submit work in more than one category, but cannot win prize money in more than one category.


Entries in any category can be inspired by any of the three Capra/Stewart films, by the three films as a group, by Stewart's life and career, or by the Museum or any specific items or exhibits in it.


Film Showings begin at 7pm.

Admission: $3.

Thursday, September 12, You Can't Take it With You

Thursday, October 10, Mr. Smith Goes to Washington

Thursday, Novermber 14, It's a Wonderful Life



Guidelines:

All prose entries must be typed in 12 pt. font and double spaced.  Poetry must also be typed, but spacing is up to the poet.


Submit all entries as an email attachment to Dr. Thomas Slater at tslater@iup.edu.  Do not have your name on the submission, only on the email message.  The deadline in Friday, November 30, 2013 at 5 pm.  You do not need to attend screenings of the film at the Jimmy Stewart Museum to submit entries.  But the film screenings will include discussions that could provide writers with ideas.  You can also ask questions and share thoughts about the movie at iupfilmstudies.com, the IUP film studies blog.

 

Poetry:  Writers may submit up to five pages of poetry which may consist of a single poem or as many as five separate poems.

 

Creative Prose:  High school writers should submit works of no less than two full pages.  College and graduate students should submit no less than three full pages.  These works can be fictional, personal writings that focus on experiences and reactions, or contemplative.

 

Essays:  These works should assert a specific argument about any of the relevant topics listed above which is supported by examples drawn from the films, materials at the museum, or discussion at the films or online.  They should not use other published, internet, or film resources for support.  High school writers should submit works of no less than three full pages.  College and graduate students should submit no less than four full pages. 

 

Research Papers:  These works should assert a specific argument about any of the relevant topics listed above which is supported by examples drawn from the films, materials at the museum, or discussion at the films or online.  They must also use other published, internet, or film resources for support.  The total number of sources used in addition to the film or other directly accessible materials should be at least three.  The sources should be clearly documented through either end notes or parenthetical citations and a Works Cited page.  High school writers should submit works of no less than six full pages.  College and graduate students should submit no less than eight full pages.

Fall Career Fairs

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The following career fairs will be happening in the KCAC this fall.

The Accounting Career Day will be held on Wednesday, September 18. Accounting, Finance, and MIS students are encouraged to attend. Information and employer registration can be found at www.iup.edu/career/accountingday, and the link for participating employers as of 08/12/2013 can be found at http://www.iup.edu/page.aspx?id=45889.


The IUP Career Expo 2013 will be held on Wednesday, October 2.  This career fair is open to junior, senior and graduate students from all majors, and includes an eclectic mix of employers and representatives of graduate programs. Business attire will be required. Employer registration details can be found at www.iup.edu/career/expo, and the list of participating employers can be viewed at http://www.iup.edu/page.aspx?id=84296.


The Safety Sciences Career Day will be held on October 10 & 11.  Employer registration and additional information can be found at www.iup.edu/page.aspx?id=128764.

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