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Liberal Arts Essay Scholarship Competition


ANNOUNCING THE TENTH ANNUAL (2014-15) LIBERAL ARTS ESSAY SCHOLARSHIP COMPETITION

Sponsored by the University of Wisconsin System Advisory Group on the Liberal Arts (SAGLA)

This Year’s Topic:

Students pursuing liberal educations learn to make connections across disciplines. At first it can seem difficult, however, to bridge the gap between the sciences and humanities, since these disciplines not only offer different content but also different modes of thinking.

Discuss a time in your college education when you have made connections between a humanities class and a science class that have resulted in unexpected and meaningful insights.  Feel free to go beyond your own experiences by discussing essays/commentaries on this topic by other writers or speakers you’ve encountered in college.

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IMPORTANT: Applicants must submit essays to Dan McCollum (mccollud@uwgb.edu) by 4:00 pm, February 6th in order to be considered for final submission to UW System. Final selection of winning essays will be determined by a group of judges from the UW System Advisory Group on the Liberal Arts (SAGLA).  Recipients will be notified in Spring 2015.

As part of the UW System’s partnership with the Association of American Colleges & Universities in the LEAP Campaign (Liberal Education and America’s Promise), this undergraduate essay competition aims to promote understanding of the purpose and value of a liberal arts and science education.


 UW SYSTEM SOLID WASTE RESEARCH PROGRAM UPDATE

The State of Wisconsin’s Executive Budget eliminated funding for the UW System Solid Waste Research Program. If you know of anyone preparing a proposal for their February 11 submittal deadline, please contact them immediately with this news.

If anything changes with the state budget, updates will be posted on the program’s website: https://www.wisconsin.edu/waste-research/