Students encouraged to enter UW System liberal arts essay competition
Our friends at SAGLA — the UW System’s “System Advisory Group on the Liberal Arts” — is once again promoting the annual Liberal Arts Essay Scholarship Competition. At UW-Green Bay the Office of the Provost has already distributed a notice about the essay competition to all students. The submission deadline is Jan. 10, 2014. A panel of UW-Green Bay faculty will judge entries on this campus to submit to the statewide competition. Student essays selected as winners of the UW-Green Bay competition will receive a $500 scholarship toward educational expenses here during the 2014-15 academic year. This year’s essays will involve the writings of historian William Cronon in which he outlines ten qualities that distinguish a liberally educated person; students are asked to describe a moment from their recent educations when they have been most vividly aware of the importance of one of these qualities.