The Reeves Library Undergraduate Research Award was created to recognize and encourage the development of information fluency in resource-based research. Each award recipient is recognized at honors convocation and will receive a monetary prize in the amount of $250.
Congratulations to both of our 2017 winners!
Blaine Brubaker received the award in the Junior & Senior division. Her paper, "Amy Beach and Jennifer Higdon: A Comparison of Female Composers in the Nineteenth and the Twenty-First Century," impressed the evaluation committee with the high-quality sources and advanced critical synthesis. The topic "provides opportunities for further graduate level research and possible publication." Ms. Brubaker's entry was sponsored by Dr. John Seybert.
Laura Kupets was selected as the award-winner at the First-Year/Sophomore level for "A Closer Look at the Hebrew Scriptures: Dismantling and Unleashing 'Hesed'." Her study of this debated term impressed faculty with its nuanced consideration of the original context and prominent biblical scholars. Ms. Kupets' entry was sponsored by Dr. Tim Gabrielli.
Thank you to all of the students who entered and to the faculty who sponsored them! We received a number of excellent projects, which made the judging quite a challenge. We hope that those of you who will be at SHU next year will consider entering!