American Studies and Gallivan Program Awards Nominations Due March 30, 2016

March 14, 2016 Rebecca Corrente

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American Studies & Gallivan Program JED Senior Awards

Please nominate yourself and/or a another student for the following American Studies and Gallivan Program JED Senior Awards.  The deadline for submission is March 30, 2016.  All nominations and submissions should be sent to Katie Schlotfeldt at the American Studies office - 1047 Flanner or kschlotf@nd.eduNames should be left off all writing samples.  Please provide your contact info and associated titles to Katie separately.  For more information, visit here.
 

The J. Sinnott Meyers Award for outstanding service to the community - $500.00 Prize

J. Sinnott Meyers was to have graduated from Notre Dame in the spring of 1920. Unfortunately, he died in February of that year. Alonzo and Helen Meyers of Paducah, Kentucky, established the J. Sinnott Meyers "Burse" in memory of their beloved son. The Meyers Award is given for outstanding service to the community here at Notre Dame and beyond (i.e., local, state, and national levels of service).

This award is available to an American Studies Senior major.

Please nominate one of your classmates or yourself in writing for this award.

Nominations should be submitted in writing to support your candidate for this award.  State why you feel this person should receive the award.

 

The James E. and Barbara Murphy Award for exceptional journalism - $500.00 Prize

A 1947 graduate of Notre Dame, James E. Murphy entered the world of journalism while doing graduate work at the Medill School of Journalism, Northwestern University. He then joined ABC News Radio Network as a writer/editor. Murphy migrated to the field of public relations, returning to his alma mater as director of public information. From that day until his last assignment overseeing Notre Dame's 150th birthday commemoration, Murphy's influence was felt over the entire panoply of activities advancing the image of the University. After serving as the guiding hand of public relations for more than four decades, he retired as associate vice president for university relations. The Murphy award is given for exceptional journalistic writing.

This award is available to an American Studies Senior major or a Journalism Senior minor.

Please submit three articles, noting whether and where the articles were published.

 

The Paul Neville Award for excellence in journalism - $500.00 Prize

After graduating from Notre Dame in 1942, Paul Neville joined the South Bend Tribune as chief political reporter, then served as sports and managing editor. In 1957 he left to become managing editor of the Buffalo Evening News. Eventually, he was named executive editor of that paper. The Neville Award is for excellence in journalism.

This award is available to an American Studies Senior major or a Journalism Senior minor.

Please nominate one of your classmates or yourself for this award.

Nominations should be submitted in writing to support your candidate for this award.  State why you feel this person should receive the award.

 

The Professor James Withey Award for notable achievement in writing - $500.00 Prize

The Professor James Withey Award is given for notable achievement in writing. The department conducts a writing contest for seniors in honor of a legendary teacher of writing at Notre Dame. According to Thomas Stritch, a long-time professor at Notre Dame and a former student of Withey, "Withey was the best teacher I ever saw in action. He was not a prophet, like Frank O'Malley or Joe Evans, and he would not let a coterie or cult develop around him. He taught as a charity, God's work, and while he had the strongest likes and dislikes I ever saw, he gave each student his money's worth."

This award is available to an American Studies Senior major.

Please submit two samples of your writing, including academic papers, journalistic articles, or both.