<div dir="ltr"><div class="gmail_quote">Deadline is fast approaching.  Please tell your students/friends about the Essay Prize.<br><div dir="ltr"><p class="MsoNormal" style="margin-bottom:0.0001pt"><br></p>

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<p class="MsoNormal" style="margin-bottom:0.0001pt"><span style="font-size:12pt;font-family:Georgia,serif;background-image:initial;background-repeat:initial">Dear Black Studies Colleagues and
Students:</span><span style="font-size:12pt;font-family:Georgia,serif"></span></p>

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<p class="MsoNormal"><span style="font-size:12pt;line-height:115%;font-family:Georgia,serif;color:black">We are now accepting
submissions for the Annual Black Studies Student Essay Award in the following
categories:</span><span style="font-size:12pt;line-height:115%;font-family:Georgia,serif"></span></p>

<ol style="margin-top:0in" start="1" type="1">
 <li><span style="font-size:12pt;line-height:115%;font-family:Georgia,serif">Best
     Critical/Analytical Essay</span></li>
 <li><span style="font-size:12pt;line-height:115%;font-family:Georgia,serif">Best
     Research Paper</span></li>
 <li><span style="font-size:12pt;line-height:115%;font-family:Georgia,serif">Best
     Creative Writing</span></li>
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<p class="MsoNormal" style="margin-bottom:0.0001pt;background-image:initial;background-repeat:initial"><span style="font-size:12pt;font-family:Georgia,serif;color:black">Please share with relevant students the
application form below and/or consider nominating a student essay for the
committee’s consideration. <br>
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</span><span style="font-size:12pt;font-family:Georgia,serif"></span></p>

<p class="MsoNormal" style="margin-bottom:0.0001pt;background-image:initial;background-repeat:initial"><span style="font-size:12pt;font-family:Georgia,serif;color:black">The aim of the award is to recognize
outstanding undergraduate scholarship in the field of Black Studies
writing.  A $50 award for the top essay in
each category will be awarded at the end-of-year Black Studies Picnic (date and
place TBA).  Submissions will be judged
on the basis of content, argument, organization, relevance, intellectual rigor
and/or creativity.</span></p>

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<p class="MsoNormal" style="margin-bottom:0.0001pt;background-image:initial;background-repeat:initial"><span style="font-size:12pt;font-family:Georgia,serif;color:black">The form below (and also attached) must
accompany every submission.   <b>Submission deadline is April 20th</b>.</span><span style="font-size:12pt;font-family:Georgia,serif"></span></p>

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</span><span style="font-size:12pt;font-family:Georgia,serif">Gratefully yours,</span></p>

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<p class="MsoNormal" style="margin-bottom:0.0001pt;background-image:initial;background-repeat:initial"><span style="font-size:12pt;font-family:Georgia,serif">MH</span></p>

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<p class="MsoNormal" align="center" style="text-align:center"><b><span style="font-size:20pt;line-height:115%">Application for Africana/ Black Studies Paper Prizes</span></b></p>

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<p class="MsoNormal"><span style="font-size:14pt;line-height:115%">This cover sheet must be used to submit a paper for
consideration for the prize.  It should
be attached to the front of the paper being submitted.</span></p>

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<p class="MsoNormal" style="margin-bottom:0.25in"><span style="font-size:14pt;line-height:115%">Student Name <u>                                                                                                     </u></span></p>

<p class="MsoNormal" style="margin-bottom:6pt;line-height:200%"><span style="font-size:14pt;line-height:200%">Paper Title
<u>                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       </u></span></p>

<p class="MsoNormal" style="margin-bottom:0.25in"><span style="font-size:14pt;line-height:115%">Course Number and Title <u>                                                                                    </u></span></p>

<p class="MsoNormal" style="margin-bottom:0.25in"><span style="font-size:14pt;line-height:115%">Professor <u>                                                                                                             </u></span></p>

<p class="MsoNormal"><b><span style="font-size:14pt;line-height:115%">Prize
Category</span></b><span style="font-size:14pt;line-height:115%"> (circle one):</span></p>

<p class="MsoNormal" style="margin-left:0.25in"><span style="font-size:14pt;line-height:115%">1. Best Analytical Essay</span></p>

<p class="MsoNormal" style="text-indent:0.25in"><span style="font-size:14pt;line-height:115%">2. Best Research Paper</span></p>

<p class="MsoNormal" style="text-indent:0.25in"><span style="font-size:14pt;line-height:115%">3. Best Creative Writing</span></p>

<p class="MsoNormal"><span style="font-size:14pt;line-height:115%">Papers should be submitted to Maria H. Lima, Department of
English Office, Welles 226, by April 20th<sup>th</sup>, 4pm.  </span></p><p class="MsoNormal"><span style="font-size:14pt;line-height:115%"><br></span></p><div><div><div dir="ltr"><font face="garamond, serif">Maria Helena Lima<br>Professor<br>Department of English</font><div><font face="garamond, serif">Comparative Literature Director</font></div><div><font face="garamond, serif">Welles 225A<br>SUNY Geneseo<br>Geneseo, NY 14454<br><br><a href="tel:%28585%29%20245-5242" value="+15852455242" target="_blank">(585) 245-5242</a></font><br></div></div></div></div>
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