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 2018 winners!
Laura Kupets received the award in the Junior & Senior division. Her paper, "The Specificity of Jesus: Divinity Through the Lowly," impressed the evaluation committee with its research, synthesis, and analysis. In the words of one of our panelists: "This was an outstanding piece of scholarship that represents graduate level work. Simply outstanding - I'm so proud of this student, and of Dr. G, and of all of us!" Ms. Kupets' entry was sponsored by Dr. Tim Gabrielli.
Leah Prestogeorge was selected as the award-winner at the First-Year/Sophomore level for "Symbolism of Masks in Ancient Greek Theatre." Her work was described as "fascinating" by our faculty reviewers, who appreciated her engagement with her sources and hope that she goes on to further explore the ideas about the use of masks today. Ms. Prestogeorge's entry was sponsored by Dr. Kellee Van Aken.
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!