The SAGES First and University Seminar Essay Prizes recognize the best writing that students produce in their First and University Seminars. These essays are chosen from those nominated by SAGES seminar leaders each semester.
The First Seminar Awards are judged in January and recognized at the Celebration of Student Writing & Research in April each year. The winners for 2019 are
Delphine Clatanoff, for an essay titled, “Charlotte Smith’s Suffocating Romanticism.” Written for FSSY185Q: Death Mourning and Immortality (Seminar Leader: John Wiehl)
Patrick Pariseau, for an essay titled, “The Solar Cycle.” Written for FSNA 165: Silicon and its Applications (Seminar Leader: Jim Stephens)
Farha Watley , for an essay titled, “Black Solidarity: Combatting Colorism in the Black Community.” Written for FSCC 110: Foundations of College Writing (Seminar Leader: Martha Schaffer)
You can read these essays here: FSEM Essay Prize.
The University Seminar Awards are judged in September and recognized at the Celebration of Student Writing & Research in December of each year. The winners for Academic Year 2018-2019 are
Shmuel Berman, for an essay titled, “Religious Coffee Drinkers: Historical Reactions to Coffee by Organized Religions and Their Implications.” Written for USSO 288T: Coffee and Civilization (Seminar Leader: Annie Pecastaings)
Rebecca Kizner, for an essay titled, “The Function of a Name.” Written for USSY 293T: Spaces of the Dead (Seminar Leader: Thomas Mira y Lopez)
Marika Meijer, for an essay titled, “Paris by Artificial Light: How Lighting Systems Ultimately Influenced Parisian Sensibilities.” Written for USSY 287X: Paris in the Arts (Seminar Leader: Annie Pecastaings)
You can read these essays here: USEM Essay Prize.