Department announces 2022 graduate award winners

April 25, 2022

Department announces 2022 graduate award winners

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The Department of English congratulates the following graduate award winners on their outstanding accomplishments. The recipients of these awards include any Ohio State graduate student who has earned an award for any of our department programs/concentrations, for our special graduate prizes and for select college/university programs and national organizations.

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BUSINESS AND PROFESSIONAL WRITING

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Grants awarded to subsidize research-related expenses of graduate students studying business and professional writing.

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$750 awarded to the first-place student group and $250 to the second-place group for demonstrating excellence in professional writing produced in English 3304. Honoraria are also awarded to the instructors.

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CREATIVE WRITING

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$100 for the best essay or nonfiction book chapter by a graduate student.

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$100 for the best poem or group of no more than three poems.

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Honorable Mention

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$1,000 for the best poem or group of no more than three poems by a graduate student.

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$1,000 for the best short story by a student in the MFA Program in Creative Writing.

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Honorable Mention 

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$600 for the best body of fiction by a second- or third-year student in the MFA Program in Creative Writing.

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Honorable Mention

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$600 for the best body of poetry by a second- or third-year student in the MFA Program in Creative Writing.

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Honorable Mentions

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$600 for the best body of nonfiction by a second- or third-year student in the MFA Program in Creative Writing.

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Honorable Mention

 

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DIGITAL MEDIA STUDIES

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For the recognition of outstanding digital media project(s) completed by a graduate student in the Department of English, either in a seminar or as part of the student's research or creative work.

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  • Misha Broughton
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Named in memory of Eric Walborn, coordinator of the Digital Media Project (formerly Computers in Composition and Literature) from 1987-1993, this award is intended to recognize excellence and innovation in computer-supported teaching and/or the development of digital media instructional materials in any area of English studies by a graduate teaching assistant.

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FIRST-YEAR WRITING

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For a first-year graduate teaching assistant who demonstrates excellence in teaching First-Year Writing, based upon student evaluations and observations of teaching. Sponsored by Cengage Publishing.

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SECOND-YEAR WRITING

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For demonstrated excellence in teaching Second-Year Writing by an experienced graduate teaching assistant, based upon review of syllabi, assignment prompts, student evaluations and teaching philosophy.

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GRADUATE SCHOLARSHIPS, GRANTS AND AWARDS

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John M. Muste (1927-2002) was a long-time member of the department. He worked in twentieth-century literature and culture and, like Marlene Longnecker, was a stalwart citizen of the department, serving as Director of Graduate Studies and Vice Chair. Before retiring in 1986, he served as Associate Dean of the College of Humanities. Upon retiring, John and the College of Humanities established this fund which the department named in his honor.

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  • Christopher Morris

Honorable Mention

  • Heather Frazier
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The Brian McHale Award, previously the Sheldon Sacks Award, was renamed in 2022 to honor Professor McHale upon his retirement. 

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COLLEGE AND UNIVERSITY AWARDS

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The Edward F. Hayes Graduate Research Forum showcases the innovative and exemplary research being conducted by Ohio State graduate students across the full range of graduate degree programs and facilitates fruitful exchanges between students, faculty, the administration, and the public.  

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The Presidential Fellowship, awarded by the Graduate School, recognizes the scholarly accomplishments and potential of graduate students entering the final phase of their dissertation research or terminal degree project. Each fellowship provides financial support so the recipient may devote one full year to the completion of their work unimpeded by other duties. 

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The Global Arts + Humanities Graduate Fellows Program brings together a cohort of graduate students whose projects intersect with one or more of the GAHDT Focus Areas – providing students with an opportunity to gain cross-disciplinary mentorship while being embedded in a collaborative ecology. The program aims to give graduate students in the arts and humanities an essential toolkit of skills as they prepare to enter a newly evolving job market – one that is highly dependent on networks, technology and a collaborative ethos.

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This annual award recognizes a Graduate Teaching Associate who teaches writing in an innovative fashion: helping students overcome learning challenges, connecting writing to significant disciplinary concepts and improving teaching based on assessment and feedback. 

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Honorable Mention

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Established in 2017, the Outstanding Student Advocate Award is presented to an Ohio State student (undergraduate, graduate or professional) who has been an exemplary advocate for disability access and inclusion. 

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The Graduate Assistant Teaching Award (GATA), granted by Ohio State’s Graduate School, is the university’s highest recognition of the exceptional teaching provided by graduate students at Ohio State. Award winners receive $1,500.

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NATIONAL AWARDS

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The K. Patricia Cross Future Leaders Award recognizes graduate students who show exemplary promise as future leaders of higher education and who are committed to academic innovation in the areas of equity, community engagement, and teaching and learning.

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The Summer Writing Research Seminar is designed to support higher education writing researchers who would like to engage in data-driven research.

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The Emerging Voices Fellowship allows fellows to take up placements with members of the ACLS Research University Consortium, where they can advance their research and professional development while contributing to the teaching, programming, and administrative work of their host university.

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The Library of Congress Junior Fellows Program is an annual summer internship program that enables undergraduate and graduate students to experience the integrated analog and digital collections and services of the world's largest, all-inclusive library.

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The William T. Buice III Scholarship through the Rare Book School at the University of Virginia provides continuing-education opportunities for students from all disciplines and skill levels to study the history of written, printed and digital materials with leading scholars and professionals in the field.

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