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Northwest Missouri State University

News Release

March 17, 2009

Winners announced in library's undergrad research, essay contest

Six Northwest students were recognized March 12 during a reception for the winners of this year's Library Day undergraduate research and essay contest sponsored by the B.D. Owens Library.

Research winners were:

Students who entered the essay contest were asked to reflect on the content and ideas developed in "Reading Lolita in Tehran: A Memoir in Books" (Random House), a recent best-seller by Azar Nafisi.

Essay winners were:

Winners in both categories received Best Buy gift certificates valued at $200 (first place), $150 (second place) and $100 (third place). The students also received a plaque presented by Northwest President Dean L. Hubbard. For pictures of the students accepting their awards during the reception, click LIBRARY WINNERS .

Research contestants submitted original work between eight and 20 pages and length written for a 200-level course or higher during the current school year. Evaluation criteria included extensive use of B.D. Owens Library electronic or paper sources (approximately 75 percent), including MOBIUS and inter-library loan.

Essays were 1,000- to 1,500-word compositions written in accordance with style guidelines published by the Modern Language Association of America.

All prizes were purchased with funds derived through the library's annual Brick and Click seminar for academic librarians.

For more information, please contact:

Mark Hornickel, Communication Manager | 660.562.1704 | Fax: 660.562.1900

Northwest Missouri State University
215 Administration Building | 800 University Drive | Maryville, MO 64468